Discovering the Americas

Discovering the Americas

The Archive of the Indies

Book - 1997
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Seville, the point from which 15th-century Spanish explorers and conquistadors forayed into uncharted lands, aptly serves as the repository of this glorious/infamous history through its General Archives of the Indies. Selected by its staff from 80 million pages of documents, are color maps (real and fanciful) of the New World, the Philippines, and the Spanish Far East; first-ever published correspondence between Columbus and Spain's sovereigns; trade records; plans for cities, fortifications, hospitals, and prisons; flags; prayer texts (in several languages); and even cigarette (not cigar) boxes made in Cuba. The hefty volume--published on Columbus Day-- portrays the colonial bureaucracy which collapsed under its own weight. 10x12.5 Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Publisher: New York : Vendome Press : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Rizzoli International Publications through St. Martin's Press, 1997.
ISBN: 9780865659919
Branch Call Number: 970. 01 DIS
Characteristics: 299 p. : col. ill., col. maps
Additional Contributors: Gonzalez Garcia, Pedro


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