New York: Privately printed, 1946.
Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #9772
Covers rubbed, otherwise slight wear. Solid oversize hardcover. ; Limited Edition of 200 copies, printed at the Printing-office of the Yale University Press. "This Relation appealed to me not so much from a literary point of view as from its simplicity and in some instances its naïveté. Martinez was apparently not one of the important personages in the expedition, nor was he a great writer, but his account gives us a vivid story of the hardships endured by the adventurers of the early days of discovery and colonization of the Western Hemisphere." - Foreword by Henry C Taylor. Includes facsimile of the four-page original edition which has title: Relacion verdadera de los trabajos y fortunas q an passado los que fueron el uiaje del Rio de la Plata. Escrita por Andres Martinez vezino desta ciudad de Sevilla. [Colophon: Impressa en Seuilla, En casa de Alonso de Coca, impressor en cal 8 la [sic] Sierpe ].Translated by G. Ballon Landa. cf. Foreword. An attractive fine press edition of this obscure early five-months-long transatlantic voyage of 1559. ; Americanum Nauticum; Vol. 1; (3), , (4) pages.