Expeditions into the Valley of the Amazons, 1539, 1540, 1639: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Expeditions into the Valley of the Amazons, 1539, 1540, 1639

1st Edition

Edited by Clements R. Markham

Hakluyt Society

280 pages

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Includes the following accounts: Expedition of Gonzalo Pizarro to the land of Cinnamon, A.D. 1539-42, translated from the 2d pt. of Garcilasso Inca de la Vega's 'Royal commentaries of Peru'; The voyage of Francisco de Orellana down the river of the Amazons, A.D. 1540-1, translated from the sixth decade of A. de Herrera's 'General history of the western Indies'; New discovery of the great river of the Amazons, by 'Father Cristóbal de Acuña, A.D. 1639, translated from the Spanish edition of 1641. With a 'List of the Principal Tribes of the Valley of the Amazons'. Translated and Edited, with Notes. The supplementary material includes the 1859 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1859.

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Hakluyt Society, First Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century