Histoire naturelle des Indes : the Drake manuscript in the Pierpont Morgan Library / preface by Charles E. Pierce ; foreword by Patrick O'Brian, introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg ; translations by Ruth S. Kramer.
- Standardized Title:
- Drake manuscript. French & English
- 1st ed.
- New York : Norton, c 1996.
xxii, 272 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
- Caribbean Area -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Natural history -- Caribbean Area -- Early works to 1800.
Indians -- First contact with Europeans.
Caribbean Area -- Social life and customs -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, English -- New York -- Facsimiles.
Caribbean Area -- Pictorial works.
- "Though this work is often called the Drake manuscript, it bears on its title page (inserted when it was bound) the name Histoire naturelle des Indes -- The natural history of the Indies. That is an accurate account of its contents, for the vol. contains 199 separate images of West Indian plants, animals and Indian life with accompanying captions written in late sixteenth-century French"--Introdn
"The Drake manuscript or Histoire naturelle des Indes, presented here in full-color facsimile with English translations."--Foreword.
- Pierpont Morgan Library.
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