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Maritime direction book. Direction book for the west coast of America

Reference code
MSS/0221
Title
Maritime direction book. Direction book for the west coast of America
Date
1669
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper; ff. ii + 152. Small folio.
Half leather binding, brown, with marbled boards.
Scope and content
'Derrotero general del Mar del Sur, Desde las Californias hasta los Estrechos de Magallanes y San Vicente..'; 'En Panama Año de 1669' (fol. ii). A direction book for the west coast of America from California to the Straits of Magellan; 1669. Title page (fol. ii) laid out as for a printed book, with dedication to the BVM. Illustrated by numerous w/col maps and elevations, showing considerable detail of the coastline and settlements. With annotations not only concerning the route but relating to natural history, volcanoes, food supplies, and historical events. On fol. 42 a reference to 'Thomas Candi Ingles', 1587 (Thomas Cavendish, the circumnavigator).
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/221
Language
Spanish