and religion of the savages of America, particularly of those of Canada, 1723.
the author having been a missionary among the Iroquois ; consequently,
his work is the most exact we bave upon the subject. His parallel of
the people of antiquity with the Americans has been considered as very

ingenious, and supposes a great knowledge of ancient history.” Charlevoir. 3 PRIMERA PARTE de los Veinte i uno libros Rituales i Monarchia

Indiana, con el origen y guerras de los Indios occidentales de
sus poblaciones, descubrimiento, conquista, conversion y otras
cosas maravillosas de la misma tierra, distribuydos en tres

tomos. Compuesto por Fr. Juan de Torquemada. Madrid.
Folio, 3 vols. Engraved titles and map.
Reprinted from the edition of 1615 under the editorship of Barcia. The

first volume treats of the Indians of New Spain and of their origin; of the
customs of the kingdoms of Mexico, Tezcuco, Azcaputzalco, Tlacupa, and
of the origin of the republics of Tlaxcallan, Cholulla, and Huetzozingo, to-
gether with the bistory of the conquest by the Spaniards. The second
volume contains a comparison of the customs of the Mexicans with those
of the nations of antiquity; and the third relates to ecclesiastical affairs,
including the lives of many holy members of the order of Franciscans, to
which the author belonged. Some curious chapters of the original ms.
were omitted by order of the Inquisition, particularly one entitled “Como
el Demonio quiso remedar a Dios escogiendo pueblo,” or How the Devil
wished to imitate the Almighty by choosing a favoured people: Probably
comparing the migration of the ancient Toltecas to that of the Israelites.
Clavigero says that “this history is without question the most complete
in respect to the antiquity of Mexico of any hitberto published. The
author resided in Mexico from his youth to his death; knew the Mexican
language well, conversed with the Mexicans for upwards of fifty years,
collected a great number of ancient pictures and excellent manuscripts,
and labored at his work more than twenty years; but in spite of his dili-
gence, and such advantages, he frequently betrays want of memory, of
critical skill and good taste; and in his bistory there appear many gross
contradictions, particularly in chronology, several childish recitals, and a
great deal of superfluous learning, on which account it requires considerable

patience to read it.Hist. of Mer. I. p. xxi.
4 PRIMERA PARTE de los Comentarios Reales que tratan del origen

de los Incas, Reyes que fueron del Peru, de su idolatria y
govierno en paz y en guerra: de sus vidas y conquistas, y
de todo lo que fué aquel imperio y su republica, antes que los
Españoles passaron à el; por el Ynca Garcilasso de la Vega.
Segunda impresion.

5 HISTORIA GENERAL del 'u, trata el descubrimiento de el y

como lo ganaron los Españoles; las Guerras civiles que huvo

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entre Pizarros y Almagros sobre la partija de la tierra, castigo
y levantamiento de tyranos y otros sucesos particulares que
en la historia se contienen. Escrita por el Ynca Garcilasso
de la Vega. Segunda impresion.

This volume has the date of 1722; it was first printed in 1617: the PRIMERA

PARTE in 1609. A new edition of both parts was printed in Madrid in
1800-1, in 13 small volumes : they are also included in a new collection

of American historians now publishing in Madrid, in small octavo volumes. 6 LA FLORIDA DEL inca, historia del Adelantado Hernando de

Soto, governador y capitan general del Reino de la Florida; y de otros heroicos Caballeros, Españoles e Indios. Escrita por el Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, capitan de S. M. natural de la gran Ciudad del Cozco en el Peru. Van enmendadas en esta impresion muchas erratas de la primera; y añadida copiosa tabla de las cosas notables. Y el ensaio cronologico

que contiene las sucedidas hasta en el año de 1722. Madrid. Folio, pp. 268. Indexes, &c. The second edition: the first was printed in 1605. The third edition, in

four small volumes, in 1803, Charlevoix says that this work is well written, and of authority as far as regards the account of the expeditions of Hernando de Soto, and bis successor, Louis de Moscoso, but that the account of the riches and power of the Floridians is evidently much exaggerated. The

following article was intended as a continuation of this work : 7 ENSAYO CRONOLOGICO, para la historia general de la Florida.

Contiene los descubrimientos, y principales sucesos acaecidos en este gran Reino, à los Españoles, Franceses, Suecos, Dinamarqueses, Ingleses y otras naciones entre sì, y con los Indios : cuias costumbres, genios, idolatria, govierno, batallas, y astucias se refieren: y los viages de algunos capitanes y pilotos, por el mar del norte, à buscar Paso à Oriente, o union de aquella tierra, con Asia. Desde el año de 1512


descubrio la Florida Juan Ponce de Leon hasta el de 1722. Escrita por Don Gabriel de Cardenas z Cano. Folio, pp. 336. Indexes, &c.

Madrid. This chronological history of Florida, under which name the author com

prises nearly the whole continent of America north of Mexico, was severely criticised by Salazar, in 1725. The name on the title is an anagram of that of Don Andres Gonzalez Barcia, who deserved great praise for the pains he took in republishing the best works on American history, many of wbich were already in his time presqu' introuvable. The five preceding articles were edited by him, together with Herrera, 1726 ;

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Pinelo, 1737; and the Historiadores Primitivos, 1749. Of all these 1723.
works there are copies on large and fine paper, but they are so rare,
that a complete set of this description is probably not to be found in any

8 Historia de LE CONQUISTA y poblacion de la provincia de

Venezuela, por Don Josef de Oviedo Baños y Sotomayor,
quien lo dedica à su hermano Don Antonio de Oviedo y
Baños, oidor de las reales audiencias de Santo Domingo,
Guatemala, y Mexico, &c. Primera parte.

It is singular that a work of the magnitude and importance of this should

have been entirely omitted by Barcia, in his additions to the Biblioteca of
Pinelo. Like a great many other Spanish histories of America, only the
first part was ever printed; nor is there any account of any portion of the

continuation existing in manuscript.
9 CONFESSIONARIO en Lengua Cumanagota, etc. Por F. Diego
de Tapia.

Madrid. Small 8vo. pp. 752.

1 THE PRESENT STATE OF VIRGINIA, giving a particular and short

account of the Indian, English, and Negroe inhabitants of
that colony. Shewing their religion, manners, government,
trade, way of living, &c. with a description of the country.
From whence is inferred a short view of Maryland and North
Carolina. To which are added, schemes and propositions for
the better promotion of learning, religion, inventions, manu-
factures, and trade in Virginia, and the other plantations.
For the information of the curious, and for the service of such
as are engaged in the propagation of the gospel and advance-
ment of learning, and for the use of all persons concerned in
the Virginia trade and plantation. Gen. ix. 27. God shall
enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem, and
Canaan shall be his servant. By Hugh Jones, A. M. Chaplain
to the honourable Assembly, and lately minister of James
Town, &c. in Virginia.

This is one of the scarcest works relating to Virginia published in this

century. The author thinks that the settlement of America by the Euro-
peans is a fulfilment of the scriptural text on his title-page, Japheth being
the English, Shem the Indians, and Canaan the negroes.

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1724. 2 A GENERAL History of the Pyrates, from their first rise and

settlement in the island of Providence, to the present time. With the remarkable actions and adventures of the two female pyrates, Mary Read and Anne Bonny, &c. To which is added, a short abstract of the statute and civil law in relation to pyracy. The second edition, with considerable additions. By Captain Charles Johnson.

London. 8vo. This work forms an appropriate sequel to the History of the Buccaneers.

(1704). The first edition was printed in - A French translation was added to Oexmelin's Histoire des Avanturiers, printed at Trevoux in

1744. 3 A DETERMINATion of the case of Thomas Story and James

Hoskins, relating to an affair of the Pennsylvanian company,

&c. Quarto.

London. In the British Museum, 4 The History of the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards.

Done into English from the original Spanish of Don Antonio
de Solis, secretary and historiographer to his Catholick Ma-
jesty. By Thomas Townsend, esq.

Folio, pp. 568, and plates.
Reprinted in 8vo. in 1738.–The original work was first printed in 1684.

The edition of 1783 is by far the best that has been published.
5 ACTS AND LAWS passed by the great and general Court or As-

sembly of the province of the Massachusetts-bay, in New-
England, from 1692 to 1719. To which is prefixed, the charter
granted by their late Majesties King William and Queen Mary
to the inhabitants of the said province, A.D. 1691. Annoq;
Regni 30.

The first edition of this collection was printed at Boston in 1699; the second

in 1714, and continued, as new laws were enacted, to the year 1719; from

which this edition appears to have been taken. 6 THE VOYAGES, dangerous adventures, and eminent escapes of

Captain Richard Falconer; with a description of some regions of America.


Mentioned in the Bibliothèque des Voyages, and in Watts’s Bib. Brit.


7 Moeurs des SAUVAGES, &c. (See No. 2, 1723.)
12mo. 4 vols. 41 plates.

This is probably the edition referred to by Charlevoix, although the title-

page states printed in Paris.
8 Nouveau voyage aux isles de l'Amerique, &c. (See No. 8,

1722.) Ouvrage enrichi d'un grand nombre de cartes, plans,
et figures en taille-douce.

A la Haye.
Quarto, 2 vols.
A reprint, without any alteration except in the form, of the first edition of

Father Labat's New Voyage to the West Indies.
9 GENERAL ACLAMACION de la lealtad Mexicana; en la mas

solemne jura del luminar mas flamante el Señor del Luis I.
Por Don Patricio Antonio Lopez, Cazique de uno de los valles
de Antequera.

Small 4to. pp. 8.

With a curious woodcut of a bison or buffalo.



| THE GENERAL HISTORY of the vast continent and islands of

America, commonly called the West Indies, from the first
discovery thereof: with the best accounts the people could
give of their antiquities. Collected from the original relations
sent to the King of Spain. By Antonio de Herrera, historio-
grapher to his Catholic Majesty. Translated into English by

Capt. John Stevens. Illustrated with cuts and maps. London. 8vo. 6 vols.

A very indifferent translation, republished in 1740. (See 1726, No. 10.)
2 A RELATION of the late intended settlement of the islands of

St. Lucia and St. Vincent, in America; in right of the Duke
of Montagu, and under his Grace's direction and orders, in
the year 1722.

London. 8vo. pp. 136, and maps.

Signed A. B., Charleton, in Kent. 3 THE REPORT of the Lords of the Committee upon Governour

Shute's Memorial; with his Majesty's order in council there

upon. Quarto, pp. 12. This report was made in consequence of the complaint of Governor Shute

against the House of Representatives of Massachusetts Bay, and the

s. l.

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