Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas was appointed first historiographer of the Indies by King Philip II of Spain. His multivolume history of the Spanish colonies in the Americas appeared 1601-1615; the Descripcion de las Indias Occidentales was a supplement to that work.
Samuel Purchas (1577?-1626) was a geographical editor and compiler who is best known for his Purchas His Pilgrimes (1624-1625), a multivolume collection of travel narratives and geographical works linked by editorial commentary.
Christopher Tooke was an assistant of the English mathematician and astronomer Thomas Harriot, who authored one of the first accounts of Virginia.
From the description of The descripcion of the ilandes and firme land of the ocean sea : which are called the West Indies, circa 1624 / by Antonio of Herrera cheife chronicler of the Indies, and chronicler of Castill. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702198410