Title The search for El Dorado.
Binding Hard Cover
Publisher London Michael Joseph 1978
0718117549 / 9780718117542
Seller ID 14200
223 pages, 16 color plates, well illustrated, map, plans, cloth, dj, very good. 7-1/2 by 10 inches. From the dj, 'The lure of the sacred gold of the American Indians in Central and Southern America gripped the imagination of the early sixteenth-century European explorers. . . This book describes the nature of the conquistadors, and tells from contemporary sources the appalling cruelty of these explorers, who preyed on the Indian tribes but who themselves suffered indescribable hardships. Once the El Dorado legend had evolved, it became an obsession of successive adventurers. There was the handsome Gonzalo Pizarro, betrayed by Orellana in the first European descent of the Amazon river. The paranoid murderer and rebel Lope de Aguirre, the aged Antondio de Berrio and Sir Walter Raleigh, the epitome of Elizabethan courtier, who tried to found a British empire in Guiana. The Gold Museum of Bogota with nearly 25,000 objects provides the splendid backdrop to this story. The best of these objects, photographed in colour by Mario Carrieri, are here reproduced for the first time.'
SEARCH FOR DORADO AMERICAN INDIANS CENTRAL AMERICA AZTECS HISTORY