THE FLORIDA OF THE INCA by  de la Vega

THE FLORIDA OF THE INCA

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Translated by John and Jeannette Varner, this is the first appearance in English of a 16th century chronicle, written by a member of Hernando de Soto's expedition, who was a mixture of inca and Spanish cultures. The six books cover the six years of the explorations, battles, treachery, captures and captives, and follow the travels of the group as well as the adventures of single individuals, through De Soto's two burials and the terrific odds the company met as it made its way to what turned out to be Mexico. A work of importance to scholars, to literature (as the ""first truly American work""), to American history, this is also a handsome place of bookmaking.

ISBN: 0292724349
Publisher: University of Texas