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Kislak MS 206 Sailing Order from Pedro Menéndez de Avilés to Don Cristóbal de Eraso

Title

Sailing Order from Pedro Menéndez de Avilés to Don Cristóbal de Eraso

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Kislak MS 206
(Washington, DC, Library of Congress, Jay I. Kislak Collection)

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Library of Congress

Language

Castilian, Spanish

Origin

21 July 1572
Place
Florida

Summary

In the age of piracy on the high seas, sailing instructions were top-secret documents upon which rested the security of the king's fleet and his treasure. Here, Menéndez de Avilés, governor of Florida, gives Don Cristóbal de Eraso complicated and detailed instructions for sailing to Spain on the Buenaventura with his fleet, via the islands of Flores and San Miguel. He is admonished not to proceed beyond a designated rendezvous without further instructions from Menéndez, "under penalty of paying with his person and his property for any injury to his Majesty or his royal treasury." With notary's signed statement of delivery to Eraso on 21 July 1572.

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317 x 216 mm

Foliation

2 pp.

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