Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: [Title page]

Accession number: 
01808
Record number: 
01808-1
JCB call number: 
B601 H564h 1-SIZE vol. 7 (copy 1)
Image title: 
[Title page]
Place image published: 
[Madrid]
Image publisher: 
[Juan de la Cuesta]
Image date: 
[1615]
Image function: 
title page
Technique: 
engraving
Image dimension height: 
24.6 cm.
Image dimension width: 
15.8 cm.
Page dimension height: 
28 cm.
Page dimension width: 
19.6 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Languages: 
Spanish
Description: 
Title page with four portrait medallions--Blasco Nuñez Vela; Cristóbal Vaca de Castro, governor of Peru; Pedro de Valdivia, governor of Chile; Hernando de Soto. Includes scenes of battle against fortified positions. Six vignettes show the battle between the forces of Chile and Vaca de Castro; the battle of Santiago de Chile; the battle of Quilacura in Chile; the battle at Mauvila, the fort and chief city of the Gulf Indians (present-day Mobile) who, led by their chief, Tuscaloosa (here Tlascaluza) were conquered by Hernando de Soto; and Hernando de Soto's retreat to Florida. Includes fortifications, cannons, horse, dogs, and ships.In the center is the Spanish royal coat of arms (of Castile and Leon).
Source creator: 
Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de, d. 1625
Source Title: 
Historia general de los hechos de los Castellano en las Islas y tierra firme del mar oceano ... Decada setima
Source place of publication: 
Madrid
Source publisher: 
Por Iuan de la Cuesta
Source date: 
M.DC.XV. [1615]
notes: 
The four men were involved in the wars in Peru, Chile, and southeastern North America during the middle of the sixteenth century.
Time Period: 
1601-1650
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired in 1845.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Commentary: 
geographic area: 
Spanish America
Subject Area: 
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject headings: 
Peru--History-- Conquest, 1522-1548
Subject headings: 
Chile--History--To 1585