Cartas de Relacion de la conquista de la Nueva Espana

Cod. Vindob. S. N. 1600 - Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)

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706 pages / 37.0 x 27.0 cm

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1519-1527
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Hernando Cortez

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The Cartas de Relacion de la conquista de la Nueva Espana is a collected volume feature the relaciones of some of Conquistadores and other important figures of early Spanish colonialism, as well as some important offical documents.

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This handsome volume of the Cartas de Relacion de la conquista de la Nueva Espana provides a facsimile reproduction of Codex Vindobonensis S. N. 1600, which contains the five relaciones of Hernán Cortés, two relaciones by Pedro Alvarado, the relación of Diego de Godoy, the relación of the journey of Francisco Pizarro and Diego Almagro, the message carried by Antonio Giral to Alvaro de Saavedra Ceron, and the patent authorizing the original twelve Franciscan friars to come to Mexico. The photographic reproduction is preceded by an introduction and bibliography (in English) by Charles Gibson, and by a description of the manuscript by Dr. Franz Unterkircher.

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