A guide prepared by Craig Likness, February 2005

Post-Conquest Codices – See Special Bibliography

The Codex Mendoza / by Frances F. Berdan and Patricia Rieff Anawalt.  Berkeley : University of California Press, c1992.  Spec Coll Oversize  F1219.56 .C625 1992.

Sahagún, Bernardino de, d. 1590.  Códice florentino / Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España.  [México : Secretaría de Gobernación, 1979]  Spec Coll Oversize F1219 .S1316 1979.

Cruz, Martín de la.  The Badianus manuscript (Codex Barberini, Latin 241)  Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins press, 1940.  RS169 .C7 1552a.

Códice Borbónico : manuscrito mexicano de la Biblioteca del Palais Bourbon ; libro adivinatorio y ritual ilustrado, publicado en facsímil / Descripción, historia y exposición del Códice Borbónico (edición facsimilar) por Francisco del Paso y Troncoso, con un comentario explicativo por E.T. Hamy.  México : Siglo Veintiuno, 1981.  Spec Coll Oversize F1219.56 .B67 1981.

Pirates in the New World – See Special Bibliography

Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598, ed.  [America. pt. 2 Latin] Brevis narratio eorvm qvae in Florida Americae provicia Gallis acciderunt, secunda in illam nauigatione, duce Renato de Laud¯oniere … anno MDLXIIII. Qvae

est secvnda pars Americae … Auctore Iacobo Le Moyne, cui cognomen de Morgues … Nunc primùm Gallico sermone à Theodoro de Bry Leodiense in lucem edita: Latio verò donata a C. C. A.  Francoforti ad Moenvm, Typis I. Wecheli, sumtibus vero T. de Bry, venales reperi¯utur in officina S. Feirab¯edii, 1591.  Spec Coll Florida Oversize G159 .B7 pt. 2.

Natural History

Catesby, Mark, 1683-1749.  The natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands [computer file] : containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants / Mark Catesby.  London : Printed for Charles Marsh … Thomas Wilcox … and Benjamin Stichall … , 1754.  ELECTRONIC RESOURCE

Catesby, Mark, 1683-1749. The natural history of Carolina, Florida & the Bahama Islands, by Mark Catesby (1682-1749): containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects & plants ;  the facsimile edition of the original & unpublished watercolour drawings.  London : Alecto Historical Editions, 1996. Selected volumes on permanent exhibition Richter Library, floor two.

Bartram, William, 1739-1823. Travels through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee country … Travels, and other writings.  New York, N.Y. : Library of America, c1996.  Spec Coll Florida F213 .B2893 1996 (The Special Collections Department also holds the US and London first editions.)

Cartography and Maps

Nebenzahl, Kenneth.  Atlas of Columbus and the great discoveries / by Kenneth Nebenzahl.  Chicago : Rand McNally, c1990.  Spec Coll Map Reference G1100 .N43 1990.

Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598.  Theatrvm orbis terrarvm.  [Lausanne, Sequoia, 1964]  Spec Coll Map Reference G1006 .T5 1964a.

Blaeu, Joan, 1596-1673.  Blaeu’s the grand atlas of the 17th century world / introduction, captions and selection of maps by John Goss ; foreword by Peter Clark. New York : Rizzoli, 1991.  Spec Coll Map Reference G1015 .B4825 1991.

Speed, John, 1552?-1629.  A prospect of the most famous parts of the world. London, 1627. With an introd by R. A. Skelton.  Amsterdam, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1966.  Spec Coll Map Reference G1015 .S73 1966.

Shirley, Rodney W.  The mapping of the world : early printed world maps, 1472-1700.  London : Holland Press, 1983.  Spec Coll Map Reference Z6028 .S48 1983.

Exploration Narratives and Letters

Columbus, Christopher.  Libro copiador / Cristóbal Colón.   [Madrid : Testimonio, 1989]  Spec Coll Oversize E117 .C65 1989.

Vespucci, Amerigo, 1451-1512.  The first four voyages of Amerigo Vespucci. Tr. from the rare  original edition (Florence, 1505-6); with some preliminary notices, by M. K. [i. e. Michael Kerney] London, B. Quaritch, 1885.  Spec Coll Florida E125.V5 V465.

Soto, Hernando de, ca. 1500-1542.  Letter of Hernando de Soto, and Memoir of Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda. Tr. from the Spanish, by Buckingham Smith.  Washington [Priv. print.] 1854.  Spec Coll Florida Oversize E125.S7 S7.

Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar, 16th cent.  Relation of Alvar Nuñez Cabeça de Vaca, tr. from the Spanish by Buckingham Smith ..  New York [Albany, Printed by J. Munsell for H.C. Murphy] 1871.  Spec Coll Florida E125.N9 A3 1871.

Cortes, Hernan, 1485-1547.  Letters of Cortes; The five letters of relation from Fernando Cortes to the Emperor Charles V. Translated and edited, with abiographical introd. and notes compiled from original sources, by Francis Augustus MacNutt.  New York and London, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1908.  Spec Coll F1230 .C854.

The New World in the 16th and 17th Centuries

Anghiera, Pietro Martire d’, 1457-1526.  Petri Martyris ab Angleria Mediolanen. oratoris clarissimi, Fernandi & Helisabeth Hispaniarum quondam regum à consilijs, de rebus  oceanicis & orbe nouo decades tres: quibus quicquid de inuentis nuper terris traditum, nouarum rerum cupidum lectorem retinere possit, copiose, fideliter, eruditeq[ue] docetur. Eivsdem praeterea Legationis babylonicae libri tres . Basileae, apud Ioannem Bebelium, M.D. XXXIII.  Spec Coll Florida E141 .A53.

Anghiera, Pietro Martire d’, 1457-1526.  De rebvs oceanicis et novo orbe : decades tres / Petri Martyris ab Angleria, Mediolanensis ; item eivsdem De babylonica legatione, libri III ; et idem De rebus aethiopicis, indicis,lusitanicis & hispanicis, opuscula quedã historica doctissima, quæ hodiè non facilè alibi reperiuntur, Damiana a Goes … cum duplici locupletissimo indice.  Coloniæ : Apud Geruinum Calenium & haeredes Quentelios, 1574.  Spec Coll E141 .A55.

Arber, Edward, 1836-1912, ed.  The first three English books on America. -1555 A.D. Being chiefly translations, compilations, &c., by Richard Eden, from the writings, maps, &c., of Pietro Martire, of Anghiera (1455-1526) … Sebastian Münster, the cosmographer (1489-1552) … Sebastian Cabot, of Bristol (1474-1557) … with extracts, &c., from the works of other Spanish, Italian, and German writers of the time. Edited by Edward Arber.  Birmingham [Printed by Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh], 1885.  Spec Coll Florida E141 .A65.

Benzoni, Girolamo, b. 1519.  Historia del Mondo Nuovo. Latin.  [Genevae] apvd Evstathivm Vignon, 1578.  Spec Coll Florida E141.B47

Acosta, José de, 1540-1600.  The natvrall and morall historie of the East and West Indies. Intreating of the remarkeable things of heaven, of the elements, mettalls, plants and beasts which are proper to that country: together with the manners, ceremonies, lawes, governements, and warres of the Indians. Written in Spanish by Ioseph Acosta, and translated into English by E.G. London, Printed by V. Sims for E. Blount and W. Aspley, 1604.  Spec Coll E141 .A25.  (Also available in a 1616 French edition.)

Ramusio, Giovanni Battista, 1485-1557.  Primo volume, & quarta editione delle navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramvsio, & con molti vaghi discorsi, da lui in molti luoghi dichiarato, & illustrato. Nel quale si contengono la descrittione dell’Africa, & del paese del Prete Ianni, con varij viaggi, dalla Città di Lisbona, & dal mar Rosso insino à Calicut, & all’isole Molucche, doue nascono le Spetierie, et la nauigatione attorno il Mondo. Con la relatione dell’isola Giapan, scoperta nella parte del settentrione: et alcuni capitoli appartenenti alla Geographia, estratti dell’historia del s. Gio. di Barros Portughese. Con tre tavole di Geografia in disegno, che hanno le marine, secondo le carte da nauigare de Portughesi, & fra terra, secondo gli scrittori, che hanno descritto li detti viaggi. Et due indici ..   In Venetia, Nella Stamperia de Givnti, 1588.  Spec Coll G159 .R2 vol. 1, 1588.  (Also have Segundo and Terzo volumes)

Vega, Garcilaso de la, 1539-1616.  La Florida del ynca. Historia del adelantado Hernando de Soto, governador y capitan general del reyno de la Florida, y de otros heroicos cavalleros españoles è indios; escrita por el ynca Garcilasso de la Vega, capitan de Su Magestad, natural de la gran ciudad del Cozco, cabeça de los reynos y provincias del Peru.  Dirigida al serenissimo principe, duque de Bragança. &c.  Con licencià de la santa Inquisicion.Lisbona, Impresso por Pedro Crasbeeck, 1605.  Spec Coll Florida E125.S7 G1.

Knight of Elvas.  A relation of the invasion and conquest of Florida by the Spaniards, under the command of Fernando de Soto / Written in Portuguese by a gentleman of the town of Elvas. Now Englished.  London : Printed for J. Lawrence, 1686.  Spec Coll Florida E125.S7 R313 1686.

Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618.  The history of the world. At London, Printed for Walter Burre, 1614.  Spec Coll D57 .R16 1614.

Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618.  The history of the world, in five books.  London, Printed for T. Basset [etc.] 1687.  Spec Coll Oversize D57 .R165

Purchas, Samuel, 1577?-1626.  Pvrchas his pilgrimage, or Relations of the world and the religions observed in all ages and places discovered, from the creation vnto this present. Jn fovre parts. The first contayneth a theologicall and geographicall historie of Asia, Africa, and America, with the ilands adiacent. Declaring the ancient religions before the flovd, the heathenish, Jewish, and Saracenicall in all ages since ..   London, Printed by William Stansby for Henry Fetherstone, 1617.  Spec Coll G159 .P976 1617.

Hakluyt, Richard, 1552?-1616. The principal navigations, voyages, traffiques & discoveries of the English nation, made by sea or overland to the remote & farthest distant quarters of the earth at any time within the compasse of these 1600 yeares, by Richard Hakluyt.  London, J.M. Dent & sons, ltd.; New York, E.P. Dutton & co. [1907] Spec Coll Florida G240 .H2 1907.

Montanus, Arnoldus, 1625?-1683.  De Nieuwe en onbekende weereld  . . .  Amsterdam, J. Meurs, 1671.  Spec Coll Oversize E143 .M76 1671.

Caribbean Classics

Blome, Richard, d. 1705.  The present state of His Majesties isles and territories in America, viz. Jamaica, Barbadoes, S. Christophers, Mevis, Antego, S. Vincent, Dominica, New-Jersey, Pensilvania, Monserat, Anguilla, Bermudas, Carolina, Virginia, New-England, Tobago, New-found-land, Mary-land, New-York. With new maps of every place. Together with astronomical tables, which will serve as a constant diary or calendar, for the use of the English inhabitants in those islands; from the year 1686, to 1700 ..  London, Printed by H. Clark, for D. Newman, 1687.  Spec Coll E162 .B65.

Du Tertre, Jean Baptiste, 1610-1687.  Histoire generale des Antilles habitées par les François … Par le r.p. dv. Tertre ..  Paris, T. Iolly, 1667-71.  Spec Coll F2001 .D97 1667.

Edwards, Bryan, 1743-1800.  An historical survey of the island of Saint Domingo, together with an account of the Maroon negroes in the island of Jamaica; and a history of the war in the West Indies, in 1793 and 1794;  by Bryan Edwards, esq. Also, a tour through the several islands of Barbadoes, St. Vincent, Antigua, Tobago, and Grenada, in the years 1791 and 1792. By Sir William Young, bart. Illustrated with copper plates.  London, Printed for J. Stockdale, 1801.  Spec Coll F1921 .E26.

Hughes, William, fl. 1665-1683.  The American physitian; or, A treatise of the roots, plants, trees, shrubs, fruit, herbs, &c. growing in the English plantations in America. Describing the place, time, names, kindes, temperature, vertues and uses of them, either for diet, physick, &c. Whereunto is added a discourse of the cacao-nut-tree, and the use of its fruit; with all the ways of making of chocolate … By W. Hughes.  London, Printed by J.C. for W. Crook, 1672.  Spec Coll QK41 .H89.

Ligon, Richard.  A true & exact history of the island of Barbados [electronic resource] : illustrated with a mapp of the island, as also the principall trees and plants there, set forth in their due proportions and shapes, drawne out by their severall and respective scales : together with the ingenio that makes the sugar, with the plots of the severall houses, roomes, and other places that are used in the whole processe of sugar-making … / by Richard Ligon, Gent.  London : Printed for Humphrey Moseley …, 1657.  ELECTRONIC  RESOURCE

Littleton, Edward, b. 1626The groans of the plantations: or, A true account of their grievous and extreme sufferings by the heavy impositions upon sugar, and other hardships. Relating more particularly to the island of Barbados.London, Printed by M. Clark in the year 1689.  Spec Coll HF2651.S843 L6.

Rochefort, Charles de, 1605-1683. The history of Barbados, St Christophers, Mevis, St Vincents, Antego, Martinico, Monserrat, and the rest of the Caribby-Islands, in all xxviii : in two books : the first containing the natural, the second, the moral history of those islands : illustrated with several pieces of sculpture representing the most considerable rarities therein described / Englished by J. Davies of Kidwelly.  London : Printed for John Starkey and Thomas Dring junr , 1666.  Spec Coll Oversize F2001 .R67 1666.

Schomburgk, Robert H. (Robert Hermann), Sir, 1804-1865.  Twelve views in the interior of Guiana: from drawings executed by Mr. Charles Bentley, after sketches taken during the expedition carried on in the years 1835 to 1839, under the direction of the Royal Geographical Society of London, and aided by Her Majesty’s government. With descriptive letter-press, by Robert H. Schomburgk .  London, Ackermann and Co., 1841.  Spec Coll F2371 .S36.

Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797.  Narrative, of a five years’ expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the wild coast of South America; from the year 1772 to 1777: elucidating the history of that country and describing its productions … with an account of the Indians of Guiana & Negroes of Guinea.  London, J. Johnson, 1796.  Spec Coll F2410 .S81.

More on the New World from the 18th Century

Frézier, Amédée François, 1682-1773. Relation du voyage de la Mer du Sud aux côtes du Chily et du Perou : fait pendant les années 1712, 1713 & 1714 / par M. Frézier.  A Paris : Chez Jean-Geoffroy Nyon, Etienne Ganeau, Jacque Quillau, 1716.  Spec Coll F2221 .F86 1716.

Barcia Carballido y Zúñiga, Andrés González de, 1673-1743.Ensayo cronologico, para la historia general de la Florida.  Escrito por don Gabriel de Gardenas y Cano [pseud.]  Madrid, En la Oficina real, y à costa de N. Rodriguez Franco, 1723.  Spec Coll Florida Oversize F314 .B24.

Barcia Carballido y Zúñiga, Andrés González de, 1673-1743.  Chronological history of the continent of Florida. Containing the discoveries and principal events which came to pass in this vast kingdom, touching the Spanish, French, Swedish, Danish, English, and other nations, as between themselves and with the Indians whose customs, characteristics, idolatry, government, warfare, and stratagems are described; and the voyages of some captains and pilots through the Northern Sea in search of a passage to the Orient, or the union of that land with Asia, from the year 1512, in which Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida, until the year 1722. Translated with an introd. by Anthony Kerrigan, introduced with a foreword by Herbert E. Bolton.

Gainesville, University of Florida Press, 1951.  Spec Coll Florida F314.B243

García, Gregorio, d. 1627.  Origen de los Indios de el Nuevo mundo, e Indias Occidentales, averiguado con discurso de opiniones por el padre presentadofr. Gregorio García, de la Orden de Predicadores.  Tratanse en este libro varias cosas, y puntos curiosos, tocantes à diversas ciencias, i facultades, con que se hace varia historia, de mucho gusto para el ingenio, i entendimiento de hombres agudos,i curiosos.  Madrid, En la imprenta de F. Martinez Abad, 1729.  Spec Coll E61 .G21.

Prévost, abbé, 1697-1763, ed.  Histoire générale des voyages; ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues … pour former un systême complet d’histoire et de geographie moderne, qui repr’sentera l’état

actuel de toutes les nations: enrichie de cartes géographiques.  La Haye, P. de Hondt, 1747-80.  Spec Coll G160 .P94.

La Condamine, Charles-Marie de, 1701-1774.  Relation abrégée d’un voyage fait dans l’interieur de l’Amérique Méridionale. Depuis la côte de la Mer du Sud, jusqu’aux côtes du Brésil & de la Guiane, en descendant la riviere desAmazones; lûe à l’assemblée publique de l’Académie des sciences, le 28. avril 1745. Par M. de La Condamine. Avec une carte du Maragnon levée par le même.  Paris, Veuve Pissot, 1745.  Spec Coll F2546 .L148.

La Condamine, Charles-Marie de, 1701-1774.  A succinct abridgment of a voyage made within the island parts of South-America; from the coasts of the South-sea, to the coasts of Brazil and Guiana, down the river of Amazon; as it was read in the public assembly of the Academy of sciences at Paris, April 28, 1745. By Mons. de La Condamine … To which is annexed, a map of the Maranon, or river of Amazons, drawn by the same.  London, E. Withers [etc.] 1747.  Spec Coll F2546 .L162 1747.

Pauw, Cornelius, 1739-1799.  Recherches philosophiques sur les Américains, ou Mémoires intéressants pour servir à l’histoire de l’espece humaine / par Mr. de P***  A Cleve : Chez J. G. Baerstecher, libraire, 1772.  Spec Coll E58 .P316 1772b.

Robertson, William, 1721-1793.  The history of America. By William Robertson..  Dublin, Printed for Messrs. Whitestone [etc.] 1777.  Spec Coll E143 .R62 1777.

Raynal, abbé (Guillaume-Thomas-François), 1713-1796.  A philosophical and political history of the settlements and trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies / translated from the French of the Abbé Raynal by J. Justamond, M.A.  London : Printed for T. Cadell …, 1777.  Spec Coll D22 .R32 1777b.

Muñoz, Juan Bautista, 1745-1799.  Historia del Nuevo-mundo.  Tomo 1.  Madrid, Por la viuda de Ibarra, 1793.  Spec Coll Florida F1411 .M96 1793.

Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859.  Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l’Amérique / Par Al. de Humboldt. Paris : F. Schoell, 1810.  Spec Coll Oversize F1219 .H89 1810.

Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859.  Researches, concerning the institutions & monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America, with descriptions & views of some of the most striking scenes in the Cordilleras! Written in French by Alexander de Humboldt, & tr. into English by Helen Maria Williams.  London, Longman, etc., Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, J. Murray & Co., Colburn, 1814.  Spec Coll F1219 .H91.

Some Recent Secondary Literature Discoveries

Bach, Rebecca Ann.  Colonial transformations : the cultural production of the New Atlantic World, 1580-1640. New York : Palgrave, 2000.  PR129.A4 B33 2000.

Archipelagic identities : literature and identity in the Atlantic Archipelago, 1550-1800 / edited by Philip Schwyzer and Simon Mealor.  Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.  PR428.I33 A73 2004.

Mackenthun, Gesa.  Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American foundational literature.  London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.  PS217.B55 M33 2004.

Tropical Babylons : sugar and the making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1680 / edited by Stuart B. Schwartz.  Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2004.  HD9100.5 .T76 2004.

Knapp, Jeffrey.  An empire nowhere : England, America, and literature from Utopia to The tempest.  Berkeley : University of California Press, c1992.  PR129.A4 K58 1992.

Fuller, Mary C.  Voyages in print : English travel to America, 1576-1624.  Mary C. Fuller.  Cambridge [England]:  Cambridge University Press, 1995.  E127 .F85 1995.