Da Soto

“Da Soto,” Histoire de la Conquete de La Floride: ou Relation de Ce Qui S’est Passé Dans La D’ecouverte de Païs Par Ferdinand de Soto; Composee en Espagnol Par L’Inca Garcillasso de la Vega & Traduite en François Par Sr. Pierre Richelet, 1735, From The Library at The Mariners’ Museum, E125.S7.G2 rare.

Hernando de Soto

1501 CE - 1542 CE

Spain

Primary Goal:

To explore the southern portion of the North American continent to discover and conquer any rich native civilizations.

Achievement:

Mapped much of the southern half of the modern United States, from Florida north to North Carolina and west to the Mississippi River.