Catalogue description MARITIME DIRECTION BOOK

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Details of SAL/MS/221
Reference: SAL/MS/221

'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. Spanish. Titlepage (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 conc. 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).

Date: 1669
Held by: Society of Antiquaries of London, not available at The National Archives
Language: Spanish
Physical condition: Paper; ff. ii + 152. 1669. Small folio. Half leather, brown, with marbled boards.

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