Commemorative edition of the V Centenary of the appointment of Juan Ponce de León as Adelantado de La Florida (1514-2014), by King Fernando El Católico.
Features of the edition:
Faithful reproduction of the appointment (8 pages, folio), signed in Valladolid on September 27, 1514, in which Fernando El Católico names him Adelantado de La Florida. Original kept in the General Archive of the Indies, Seville.
Facsimile on special paper aged with artisanal techniques, 23.5 x 32.5 cm format.
Limited edition of 1,514 copies, numbered and notarized.
Complementary study book, of the historical character and transcription of the document, by D. Juan Gil, Professor of Latin Philology and Academic of the Royal Spanish Academy. Preface by Mr. Miguel de La Quadra-Salcedo, de facto Ambassador of the Spain Brand.
Paperback bound, 24.2 x 32.5 cm format. 68 pages on thick paper. Texts in Spanish.
Both, a facsimile of the original document and a study book, together with the Notarial Act, are presented in a book-folder lined with printed green silk, 25.5 x 35 x 2 cm format, which in turn is presented in a wood covered in green silk format 25.5 x 36.5 x 3 cm.
Juan Ponce de León embodies the characteristic type of the Spanish conqueror. He went to the Indies with the will to remain, in the company of his wife and children, and not with the intention of returning to Spain enriched. He fought the Indians when the circumstances required it, but he also tried by all means to make a peaceful colonization in Puerto Rico, attracting the caciques with the affability of his treatment. He discovered a verdant new land which he named Florida. His life was a constant struggle, a continuous effort to travel, populate, fight, attend to the future of his children and defend his rights before the Crown, without ever having a moment of respite. But, like all conquerors, luck eluded him at the last decisive moment.
Formerly, military and political chief of a border province, and in times of peace, president or chief justice of the kingdom, province or certain district, and captain general in times of war.
Complete copy in perfect condition, new, unused.
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