The Merchant Explorer: a Commentary on Recent Acquisitions, an Occasional Publication of the James Ford Bell Collection, University of Minnesota.

Minneapolis: University of Minneapolis, 1963. 1st edition. Pamphlet. Very good in illustrated blue paper wraps. Some wear at edges and spine. 54 p. A discussion of the 51 individual highlights from over 400 additions to the famous James Ford Bell Collection, documenting the exansion of Europe from 1400-1800 during the year 1962. Works discussed include a manuscript letter from Juan de Ayala of Spain, Jose de Acosta's "Historia natural y moral de las Indias", "A New Survey of the West-Indias" by Thomas Gage about his disguised travels in Spanish America in the 17th century, and pamphlets on English sugar colonies, to name a few. A bibliography of all 406 acquisitions is included at end. (Item ID: 7154)


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