The most reliable and complete account of Pedro Menendez de Aviles’s landing on Florida and the founding of St. Augustine 450 years ago.
--La Nueva USF News
A valuable addition for public libraries in Florida and all college and university libraries.
This . . . translation and scholarly transcription of Solís de Merás’ account should find a place on the shelves of all students of Spanish Florida.
--Florida Historical Quarterly
A welcome addition to the published canon of La Florida primary sources. . . . This book succeeds resoundingly in its goal to offer this new manuscript copy of Solís de Merás to historians of Florida and the wider United States.