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Antonio de Mendoza
(1492?-1552)
Manuscript, Relacion de las Ceremonias ... de los Indios de la Provencia de Mechoacan
Kislak MS 1019
Arnoldus Montanus
(1625?-1683)
Die Nieuwe en Onbenkende Weerld, of Beschryving van America en't Zuid-Land
Amsterdam, 1671
E143 .M76
Bernard Picart
(1673-1733)
Ceremonies et Coutumes Religieuses des Peuples Idolatres...
Amsterdam: J.F. Bernard, 1723
BL75 .C39
Anonymous
Manuscript, Descripcion de las Costas Yslas Y Vajos desde Sn Martin una de las Yslas de Barlovento hasta La Havana...
Havana? 177-?
G1536.P5 1777 .D4
Anonymous
Manuscript journal by an English carpenter, entitled Account of a voyage to Jamaica
(1816-1818)
Kislak MS 1003
Pedro Menéndez de Avilés
(1519-1574)
Original autograph sailing order, signed by Pedro Menéndez, instructing General Cristobál de Eraso to proceed to Spain on the "Buenaventura" with his fleet, via the Islands of Flores and San Miguel. With notary's signed statement to the effect that the instructions were handed to General Eraso by the Governor of Cuba on 21st July 1572
Kislak MS 0206
Baptista Boazio
Hand colored engraved view made to illustrate Walter Bigges' and Master Croftes' A summarie and true discourse of Sir Francis Drake's West Indian Voyage
London, 1589 followed by Leiden editions in Latin and French of 1588
G3291.S12 s000.B6
James I
(1566-1625)
Royal Proclamation: Proclaiming Peace with Spain and Forbidding Armed Vessels from England Attacking Spanish Merchant Ships. Given at our Mannour of Greenwich the 23 Day of June, in the First Yeere of our Reign of England, France, and Ireland
London: Robert Barker, 1603
96.031.0.5
Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin
(1645?-1707)
De Americaensche Zee-Roovers
Amsterdam: Jan ten Hoorn, 1678
F2161 .E71
Anonymous
Manuscript, Relacion de los Sucesos del año de 1680 de Portovelo y Panama
Panama, June 10th 1680
96.031.0.3
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