BARCIA, Andres Gonzales (1673-1743). Ensayo cronologico, para la historia general de la Florida, contiene los descubrimientos, y principales sucesos... á los Espanoles, Franceses, Suecos, Dinamargueses, Ingleses, y otras naciones... Madrid: Oficina Real and Nicolas Rodriguez Franco, 1723.
2o (295 x 203 mm). Title printed in red and black, folding table. (Some worming, mostly marginal, Zzzz2 torn and repaired, affecting text.) Contemporary vellum (endpapers renewed).
FIRST EDITION. "Though called a chronological history of Florida, this work comprises nearly the whole Continent of America north of Mexico" (Sabin). It also covers New Mexico, Sinaloa, Quivira, Virginia, New York, Canada etc. Of special interest, however, is the account of the competition between the French and Spanish for control of Florida in the sixteenth-century, as well as the account of the exploits of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Cabeza de Vaca, Coronado, De Soto, Onate, La Salle and Ponce de Leon. "The principal authority on Florida itself during its two centuries of undisputed Spanish Supremacy, 1567-1763" (Howes B-130). Alden and Landis 723/10; Palau 105049; Sabin 3349; Wagner Spanish Southwest 84.