<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

Creator:
Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de, -1625, author.
Title:
The general history of the vast continent and islands of America : commonly call'd the West-Indies, from the first discovery thereof : with the best accounts the people could give of their antiquities / collected from the original relations sent to the kings of Spain, by Antonio de Herrera ; historiographer to His Catholick Majesty ; translated into English by Capt. John Stevens ... ; illustrated with cutts and maps.
Alternate Title(s):
Historia general de los hechos de los castellanos. Selections. English
Published/Created:
London : Printed for Jer. Batley at the Dove in Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCXXV-MDCCXXVI [1725-1726]
Physical Description:
6 volumes : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
E141 .H47 1725
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: As a COVID-19 precaution, the Study Room is closed until further notice.

Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Related Content:
View a selection of digital images in the Beinecke Library's Digital Images Online database
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Volumes 1 and 2 dated 1725; volumes 3-6 dated 1726.
An abridged translation of the first three decades of Herrera's "Historia general de los hechos de los castellanos," first published in Madrid, 1601-1615.
The preface in volume 1 is in six pages, and the headpiece to the preface and to page 1 represents a hill with a flag on top, with a sun in the background; Sig. B is under the 'a' of "Seneca."
Title page printed in red and black.
Includes decorative head- and tail-pieces and initial letters.
Sabin, 31557
ESTC, N1037
Includes index in v. 6.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary panelled calf. Armorial bookplate from the library at Dalkeith Palace (?).
Contents:
Frontispieces and further plates include: portrait of Christopher Columbus (vol. 1). -- 'A new map of South America' (vol. 2). -- 'A new map of as much of North and South America ... ' (vol. 3). -- "An hidrographical draught of Mexico as it lies in its lakes"(vol. 3) -- portrait of Ferdinand Cortes (vol. 4) -- minature portraits on frontispiece of 'The five most famous men in Peru and Chile' (vol. 5). -- illustration of 'The people of Florida sacrificing their first born to the sun'.
Subject Terms:
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish.
America -- Early accounts to 1600.
Dalkeith Palace -- Bookplate.
Latin America -- History -- To 1600 -- Early works to 1800.
Slavery -- Latin American -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1725-1726.
Armorial bindings (Binding)
Contributors:
Batley, Jeremiah, -1737, publisher.
Stevens, John, -1726, translator.
Export:
XML
If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.