Philadelphia. 1881. xii,689pp., plus folding maps and plate. Quarto. Original burgundy cloth, spine gilt. Spine lightly sunned, light rubbing and shelfwear. Bookplate on rear pastedown. Very good. Item #WRCAM48260
"Based entirely on accounts by participants, as given by Garcilasso de la Vega, etc." - Howes. Covers the major explorers of the period, with their adventures in South America as well as Florida. The major focus of the work, however, is the expedition of De Soto, the first major European incursion into Florida and the American South. There is also a chapter on the Coronado Expedition. SABIN 80533. HOWES S423. SERVIES 7048.