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García de Loaysa, Francisco (fl. 1540) to Francisco Vásquez de Coronado [in Spanish]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04883 Author/Creator: García de Loaysa, Francisco (fl. 1540) Place Written: Madrid, Spain Type: Letter signed Date: 21 June 1540 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 27.8 x 20.8 cm.

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Summary of Content: Written on behalf of King Charles I of Spain (Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor), by the President of the Council of the Indies, Francisco García de Loaysa. Report of the Niza expedition. Authorizes Coronado's expedition to explore the heart of the North American continent.

People: García de Loaysa, Francisco, fl. 1540
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de, 1510-1554
Holy Roman Empire. Emperor (1519-1556 : Charles V)
Spain. Sovereign (1516-1556 : Charles I)

Historical Era: The Americas to 1620

Subjects: Frontiers and ExplorationGlobal History and Civics

Sub Era: Exploration

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