Conquest of the New World (Bibliographies / Subject Guides)

A bibliography prepared by Craig Likness, Collection Development, Fall 2004

Díaz del Castillo, Bernal, 1496-1584. The true history of the conquest of Mexico.  By Capt. Bernal Diaz del Castillo, one of the conquerors. Written in the year 1568 … Translated from the original Spanish, by Maurice Keatinge, esq.  London : Salem, Mass.: Cushing & Appleton, 1803.  Spec Coll F1230 .D543 1803.

Exquemelin, A. O. (Alexandre Olivier).  Piratas de la America: y luz à la defensa de las costas de Indias Occidentales … Colonia Agrippina: En casa de Lorenzo Struickman, 1681.  Spec Coll F2161 .E918 1681.

Gage, Thomas, 1603?-1656.  A new survey of the West-India’s: or, The English American his travail by sea and land; containing a journal of three thousand and three hundred miles within the main land of America.  Wherein is set forth his voyage from Spain to St. John de Ulhua; and from thence to Xalappa, to Tlaxcalla, the City of Angels, and forward to Mexico …  London: Printed by E. Cotes, and sold by J. Sweeting, 1655.  Spec Coll F1211 .G14.

Helps, Arthur, Sir, 1813-1875.  The life of Columbus, the discoverer of America.  London: Bell and Daldy, 1869.  Spec Coll Transfer E111 .H48.

—–.  The life of Las Casas, “the apostle of the Indies.”  London: Bell and Daldy, 1868.  Spec Coll Transfer E125.C4 H4.

—–.  The Spanish conquest in America: and its relation to the history of slavery and to the government of colonies.  London: J.W. Parker, 1855-1861.  Spec Coll F1411 .H48.

Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de, d. 1625.  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 … Translated into English by Capt. John Stevens … Illustrated with cutts and maps.  London: Printed for J. Batley, 1725-1726.  Spec Coll E141 .H5742513 1725.

Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de, d. 1625.  Historia general de los hechos de los castellanos en las islas i tierra firme del mar oceano. Escrita por Antonio de Herrera coronista mayor de sv md. de las Indias y sv coronista de Castilla.  En quatro decades desde al año de 1492 hasta el de 1531.  Decada primera al rey nuro señor.  Madrid: Imprento real de Nicolas Rodiguea Franco, 1726-1727.  Spec Coll E141 .H574.

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

Irving, Washington. Refer to Works by Washington Irving.

Jefferys, Thomas, d. 1771.  A description of the Spanish islands and settlements on the coast of the West Indies, comp. from authentic memoirs, rev. by gentlemen who have resided many years in the Spanish settlements; and illustrated with thirty-two maps and plans, chiefly from original drawings taken from the Spaniards in the last war, and engraved by Thomas Jefferys.  London: T. Jefferys, 1762.  Spec Coll Florida F2171 .J4 1762.

Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585.  Vocabulario en lengua castellana.  Madrid: Ediciones Cultura Hispánica, 1944.  Spec Coll Reference, Richter Stacks Z241.3.A1 C6 v.4.

Montanus, Arnoldus, 1625?-1683.  De Nieuwe en onbekende weereld: of Beschryving van America en ‘t zuid-land, vervaetende d’oorsprong der Americaenen en zuid-landers, gedenkwaerdige togten derwaerds, gelegendheid der vaste kusten, eilanden, steden, sterkten, dorpen, tempels, bergen, fonteinen, stroomen, huisen, de natuur van beesten, boomen, planten en vreemde gewasschen, Gods-dienst en zeden, wonderlijke voorvallen, vereeuwde en nieuwe oorloogen: verciert met af-beeldsels na ‘t leven in America gemaekt, en beschreeven door Arnoldus Montanus.  Amsterdam: J. Meurs, 1671.  Spec Coll Oversize E143 .M76 1671.

Prescott, William. Refer to Works by William Prescott.

Río, Antonio del, fl. 1786-1787.  Description of the ruins of an ancient city: discovered near Palenque, in the kingdom of Guatemala, in Spanish America / translated from the original manuscript report of Captain Don Antonio del Rio ; followed by Teatro critico americano ; or, A critical investigation and research into the history of the Americans, by Doctor Paul Felix Cabrera.  London: H. Berthoud : Suttaby, Evance and Fox, 1822.  Spec Coll F1435.1.P2 R5 1822.

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

Solís, Antonio de, 1610-1686.  The history of the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards. Done into English from the original Spanish of Don Antonio de Solis… By Thomas Townsend.  London, Printed for T. Woodward, J. Hooke, and J. Peele, 1724.  Spec Coll  F1230 .S697.

Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905.  The fair god: a tale of the conquest of Mexico.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company; New York: The Riverside Press, 1899.  Spec Coll PS3134 .F3 1899.

Wilson, Robert Anderson, 1812-1872.  Mexico: its peasants and its priests; or, Adventures and

Historical researches in Mexico and its silver mines during parts of the years 1851-52-53-54, with an expose of the fabulous characters of the story of the conquest of Mexico by Cortez.  New York: Harper & Brothers; London, S. Low, Son & co., 1856.  Spec Coll F1213 .W753.


Works by Washington Irving

Irving, Washington, 1783-1859.  The Alhambra. London, H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1832.  Spec Coll PS2056 .A1 1832a.

—–.  The Alhambra, by Washington Irving; with an introduction by Elizabeth Robins Pennell; illustrated with drawings of the places mentioned, by Joseph Pennell.  London: Macmillan and co., ltd.; New York, The Macmillan company,1896.  Spec Coll PS2056 .A1 1896.

—–.  The Alhambra, or, the new sketch book.  Paris: A. & W. Galignani, 1832.  Spec Coll PS2056 .A1 1832b.

—–.  A chronicle of the conquest of Granada.  Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1829.  Spec Coll DP122 .I7 1829.
—–.  A chronicle of the conquest of Granada.  London: J. Murray, 1829.  Spec Coll DP122 .I7 1829b.

—–.  Legends of the conquest of Spain. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1835.  Spec Coll PS2060 .A1 1835 no. 3.

—–.  The life and voyages of Christopher Columbus.  New York: C. & G. & H. Carvill, 1829.  Spec Coll Transfer E111 .I72 1829a.

—–.  Voyages and discoveries of the companions of Columbus.  New York: Rimington & Hooper, 1929.  Spec Coll E123 .I72 1929.

—–.  Voyages and discoveries of the companions of Columbus.  Philadelphia, Carey and Lea, 1831.  Spec Coll Transfer E123 .I72 1835.

Works by William Prescott

Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859.  History of the Conquest of Mexico: with a preliminary view of the ancient Mexican civilization, and the life of the conqueror, Hernando Cortés.  London: R. Bentley, 1843.  Spec Coll F1230 .P92 1843.

—–.  History of the conquest of Peru: with a preliminary view of the civilization of the Incas.  London: R. Bentley, 1847.  Spec Coll F3442 .P91 1847.

—–.  History of the conquest of Peru: with a preliminary view of the civilization of the Incas.  New York: Harper and Brothers, 1847.  Spec Coll F3442 .P91.

—–.  History of the reign of Charles the Fifth, with an account of the emperor’s life after his abdication, by William H. Prescott.  London: G. Routledge, 1857.  Spec Coll DD179 .R66 1857.

—–.  History of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic, of Spain.  London: R. Bentley, 1838.  Spec Coll DP162 .P8 1838a.

—–.  History of the reign of Philip the Second, king of Spain.  London: R. Bentley, 1855-59.  Spec Coll DP178 .P8 1855a.