Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de, -1625

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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

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associatedWith Balboa, Vasco Núñez de, 1475-1519. person
associatedWith Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1474-1566. person
associatedWith Columbus, Christopher. person
associatedWith Consejo de Indias (Spain) corporateBody
associatedWith Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Henry Stevens Son & Stiles. corporateBody
associatedWith Kino, Eusebio Francisco, 1644-1711. person
associatedWith Magalhães, Fernão de, d. 1521. person
associatedWith Montezuma II, Emperor of Mexico, ca. 1480-1520. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Peñuela, Francisco de la. person
associatedWith Pizarro, Francisco, ca. 1475-1541. person
associatedWith Purchas, Samuel, 1577?-1626. person
associatedWith Rück, Ernesto Otto, 1833-1909. person
associatedWith Salinas, Pedro, 1892-1951 person
associatedWith Smith, Clara A. person
associatedWith Stevens, Henry, 1819-1886. person
associatedWith Stevens, Henry Newton, 1855-1930. person
associatedWith Tooke, Christopher. person
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America
East Asia
Mexico
Spain
Latin America
Asia
America
Pacific Ocean
New Spain
Darien (Panama and Colombia)
Peru
Spain
America
Spain
Latin America
Islands of the Pacific
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Viceroys
Manuscripts--English
Evangelistic work--History--16th century--Sources
Inquisition
Indians of the West Indies--History--16th century--Sources
Governor
Indians of Mexico--History--16th century--Sources
Geography--Early works to 1800
Voyages and travels
Tithes--History--16th century--Sources
Indians, Treatment of--16th century--Sources
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Birth 1559

Death 1625-03-27

Spaniards

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Spanish; Castilian

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