The Discovery and Conquest of Terra Florida, by Don Ferdinando de Soto
And six hundred Spaniards his Followers, written by a Gentleman of Elvas, employed in all the Action, and translated out of Portuguese, by Richard Hakluyt
This text is reprinted from the Edition of 1611, edited, with notes and an introduction, along with a translation of a narrative of the expedition by Luis Hernandez de Biedma, factor to the same. For Hakluyt's translation, see The Hakluyt Handbook (Second Series, 144-5), pp. 42, 252-5. The translation of Hernandez de Biedma's narrative was made from Ternaux-Compans, Recueil de pièces sur la Floride, Paris, 1841. The supplementary material includes the 1850 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1851.