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Account of the island of Florida.
Describes Hernando de Soto's march of conquest in Florida and other parts of southeastern North America.
Table of Contents
The Bradford club -- Life of Soto -- Proem -- True relation of the vicissitudes that attended the governor Don Hernando de Soto and some nobles of Portugal in the discovery of the province of Florida / now just given by a fidalgo of Elvas. Index of the chapters contained in the Discovery of Florida (p. 1-210) -- Annotations / made by the translator to matters in the Relac¸am (p. -228) -- Relation of the conquest of Florida / presented by Luys Hernandez de Biedma in the year 1544 to the King of Spain in council ; translated from the original document (p. -261) -- Appendix. Translations [of letters, official documents and royal decrees] (p. -312) -- Index (p. -324).
As told by a knight of Elvas and in a relation by Luys Hernandez de Biedma ; translated by Buckingham Smith.
Copy missing 2 plates, including map.
"This book is a translation of the original Portuguese Relaçam verdadeïra dos trabalhos q̄ ho gouernador dō Fernādo de souto e certos fidalgos portugueses passarom no descubrimēto da prouincia da Frolida. Agora novamēte feita per hū fidalgo Deluas, printed at Evora in the year 1557." --Proem, p. [xxvii].
125 copies printed. Club copy. no. 82.
Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2004. (Florida heritage collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically digitized by the University of Central Florida from a book held in the Main Library at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Soto, Hernando de, ca. 1500-1542 Indians of North America -- Florida Florida -- History -- To 1565 America -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish European Discovery and Settlement in Florida, 1492-1821 -- Explorers and Travelers, 1492-1700 Persons History Military history Indians of North America
New York, N.Y.
xxviii, 324 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portrait ; 27 cm
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Hernández de Biedma, Luys. and Smith, Buckingham, 1810-1871, "Rela-cam verdadeira. English." (1866). Florida Heritage. 60.