Madrid, Spain: Nicolas Rodriguez Franco, 1723. Third Edition. Leather-bound. IN SPANISH. Small folio, 11 5/8" x 8 1/4". Contemporary vellum, with pigskin loops and 1 knot. ,268,pp. (Scant) remains of red paint to spine over the vellum, with manuscript title present. Titlepage in red and black and states that many errors from the first edition have been corrected in this edition, and that a copious table of important terms has been added. Printed in double columns. Historiated capitals, and large woodcut tailpieces. This is the third edition which was published without the foldout map. Clean pages. Very Good. Item #76760
DeSoto's exploration of Florida, The Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.
"Hernando de Soto's expedition for the conquest of North America was the most ambitious ever to brave the perils of the New World. Garcilaso tells in remarkably rich detail of the conquistadors' wanderings over half a continent, of the unbelievable vicissitudes which beset them, of the Indians whom they sought to win for King and Church and by whose hands most of them died, of De Soto's death, and of the final, pitiful failure of the expedition."
Garcilaso's masterpiece of historical recounting wasn't adequately translated into English until 1951.