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Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo 1478-1557

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Works: 329 works in 1,278 publications in 7 languages and 10,435 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Naval history  Conference papers and proceedings  Maps  Diaries  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: E141, 970.016
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Historia general y natural de las Indias by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés( Book )

145 editions published between 1534 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo is the 16th-century author of Historia general y natural de las Indias, a history of the peoples and places he encountered in his travels to Spanish America. In 1513, he accepted an appointment as inspector of the gold mines of Castilla de Oro on the Isthmus of Panama in Darien, the first viable Spanish settlement on the American mainland. His first year at the very edge of the known world converted Oviedo into a lifelong resident of America and, more importantly, marked the beginning of his campaign to appropriate the topic of the Indies and become its interpreter to Europe. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Sumario de la natural historia de las Indias by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés( Book )

130 editions published between 1534 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tras una breve disquisición sobre la navegación al Nuevo Mundo, trata de La Española, Cuba y otras islas de las Antillas, así como de Tierra Firme, ocupándose de los habitantes y sobre todo de los animales y vegetales; los minerales le merecen muy poca atención, a excepción del oro." (Wikipedia)
Narratives of the career of Hernando de Soto in the conquest of Florida : as told by a knight of Elvas, and in a relation by Luys Hernández de Biedma, factor of the expedition by Edward Gaylord Bourne( Book )

17 editions published between 1904 and 1970 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes Hernando de Soto's march of conquest in Florida and other parts of southeastern North America
The discovery of the Amazon according to the account of Friar Gaspar de Carvajal and other documents by Gaspar de Carvajal( Book )

1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la natural hystoria de las Indias by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés( Book )

26 editions published between 1526 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish:  Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo (1478--1557) fue uno de los primeros cronistas más importantes de la presencia española en las Américas. Nacido en Madrid de padres nobles de Asturias, a los 12 años se convirtió en paje del duque de Villahermosa. Fue testigo de la rendición de Granada y, en 1492, pasó a ser mozo de cámara del príncipe don Juan I; cuya muerte en 1497 cambió el rumbo de su vida. Después de vivir unos años en Italia, regresó a España hacia 1505 y desde entonces su vida transcurrió entre la península ibérica y las Indias Occidentales, donde ocupó varios cargos coloniales. A pesar de sus obligaciones, tuvo tiempo para escribir varios libros: la novela de caballería Don Claribalte, publicada en Valencia en 1519, y su obra Sumario de historia natural o De la natural Historia de las Indias, publicada en Toledo en 1526. Este libro, que fue traducido al latín y al italiano por Urbano Chauventon y publicado en Venecia en 1534, fue el comienzo de la carrera de Oviedo como cronista de las Indias. En el prefacio, el autor anunciaba planes de una obra más amplia.    Se refería a Historia general y natural de las Indias, su obra más importante. Esta última no fue una ampliación ni una continuación del Sumario, sino una obra completamente distinta. Los 19 libros de la primera parte de la historia se publicaron en Sevilla en 1535, y el primer libro de la segunda parte, en 1552. Sin embargo, la obra completa recién fue publicada en 1851-1855 por la Academia Española de Historia. Además de ser un gran historiador, Oviedo fue un importante etnólogo y naturalista. Ocupó un papel destacado en la historia de la ciencia americana, especialmente de la biología, ya que fue el primero en estudiar y describir, con precisión admirable, muchas especies animales y vegetales.  English:  Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo (1478--1557) was one of the most important early chroniclers of the Spanish presence in the Americas. Born in Madrid of noble parents from Asturias, at age 12 he became a page to the Duke of Villahermosa. He witnessed the surrender of Granada and, in 1492, entered the service of Prince Don Juan I, whose death in 1497 changed the path of his life. After living several years in Italy, Oviedo returned to Spain around 1505 and, from then onward, began traveling between the Iberian Peninsula and the West Indies, where he occupied a number of colonial posts. Despite his responsibilities, he had time to write several books: the chivalrous novel Don Claribalte, published in Valencia in 1519, and this work, Sumario de historia natural o De la natural Historia de las Indias (Summary of the natural history or about the natural history of the Indies), published in Toledo in 1526.  This book, which was translated into Latin and Italian by Urbano Chauventon and published in Venice in 1534, began Oviedo's career as a chronicler of the Indies. In the preface, the author announced plans for a more extensive book. He was referring to Historia general y natural de las Indias (General and natural history of the Indies), his most important work. The latter was neither an extension of nor a sequel to the Sumario, but an entirely different work. The 19 books of the first part of the history were published in Seville in 1535 and the first book of the second part, in 1552, but the complete work was not published until 1851--55 by the Spanish Academy of History. In addition to being a great historian, Oviedo was an important ethnologist and naturalist. He played a key role in the history of American science, especially biology, as he was the first to study and describe, with great accuracy, many species of animals and plants
Natural history of the West Indies by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés( Book )

13 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Misfortunes and shipwrecks in the seas of the Indies, islands, and mainland of the ocean sea (1513-1548) : book fifty of the General and natural history of the Indies by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These tales of seafaring and shipwrecks have been translated into English from Oviedo's 16th-century reports on the perils and disasters experienced by travellers to and from the New World. These narratives contain important information about colonial navigation, meteorology, geography, shipping, trade routes, and sociology
Sucesos y diálogo de la Nueva España by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés( Book )

15 editions published between 1946 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Peter Martyr by Pietro Martire d' Anghiera( )

7 editions published between 1534 and 1577 in English and Italian and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Pedro Mártir de Anglería never set foot on the American continent, his Decades, written to inform nobles, kings and popes of the events that took place on the other side of the ocean, were nourished by the testimony of the protagonists of those events - many they enjoyed the hospitality of their house or their table: Américo Vespucio, Sebastián Caboto, Juan de Ribera (secretary of Hernán Cortés), etc.-, who offered the author his writings or his stories, to which must be added his privileged position in the Court, which allowed him access to all documents and decisions discussed in the Royal Council.--translation provided by translate.google.com
Historiadores primitivos de Indias by Enrique de Vedia( Book )

in Spanish and English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

América y la España del siglo XVI : homenaje a Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo cronista de Indias en el V centenario de su nacimento (Madrid, 1478) by Francisco de Solano( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oviedo on Columbus by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia general y natural de las Indias by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés( Book )

18 editions published between 1959 and 1992 in Spanish and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historiadores primitivos de Indias by Enrique de Vedia( Book )

8 editions published between 1923 and 1946 in Spanish and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblioteca histórica de Puerto-Rico, que contiene varios documentos de los siglos XV, XVI, XVII y XVIII coordinados y anotados by Alejandro Tapia y Rivera( Book )

13 editions published between 1853 and 1945 in Spanish and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the works mentioned by the compiler, who comments on his interest in the history of Puerto Rico, are:Historia general y natural de las Indias, by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo (Chapter 16, which relates to Puerto Rico); Historia General de los Hechos de los Castellanos, by Antonio de Herrera (Decades 1 to 5, which refer to the island of Puerto Rico); Historia del Nuevo Mundo o descripción de las islas occidentales, written in 18 books, by Juan de Läet, in 1640; Unpublished documents, 15 and 16 centuries; Extracts from the Muñ oz Collection of the Real Academia de la Historia; Several Royal decrees, from 1538 to 1561; the Pirate Drake Discourse on the Coming of the English Armada. Siege of the city of Puerto-Rico by said corsair; Letter by Bernardino Delgadillo y Avellaneda on the same matter; Descripción de la isla y ciudad de Puerto-Rico y de su vecindad y poblaciones,presidio, gobernadores y obispos; frutos y minerales, sent by Diego de Torres Varga, canon of this island aboard the vessel that arrived in Spain on April 23, 1647; Memoria de Alejandro O'Reylly sobre la isla de Puerto-Rico, 1765.Diario y documentación del sitio que pusieron los ingleses a la ciudad de Puerto-Rico en 1797." --description from Libreria de Antano, bookseller
Las quinquagenas de la nobleza de España by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés( Book )

31 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libro del muy esforzado e invencible caballero don Claribalte by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés( Book )

21 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestiario de Indias by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés( )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De los animales y primeramente del tigre - Leones reales - Oso hormiguero - De los gatos monillos - Aves conocidas y semejantes a las que hay en España - De otras diferentes de las que es dicho - Pájaros nocturnos - Cuervos marinos - Gallinas olorosas - Ruiseñores y otros pájaros que cantan - De las moscas y mosquitos y abejas y avispas y hormigas y sus semejantes - De las víboras, culebras y serpientes y lagartos y sapos y otras cosas semejantes
 
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Historia general y natural de las Indias
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Sumario de la natural historia de las IndiasMisfortunes and shipwrecks in the seas of the Indies, islands, and mainland of the ocean sea (1513-1548) : book fifty of the General and natural history of the IndiesOviedo on ColumbusBestiario de IndiasBatallas y quinquagenas
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De Oviedo, Gonzalo Fernández.

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