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Guide to the Map of the Route of Hernando DeSoto through the Southern States MSS.3428

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

June 2011

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-06-29T09:10-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Map of the Route of Hernando DeSoto through the Southern States [photocopy]

Unit ID:

MSS.3428

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

1.0 Linear feet

Dates:

after 1934

Abstract:

Photocopy of a map and pictures depicting the route of Hernando DeSoto's expedition through the Southern States between 1539 and 1543.

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Unknown

Preferred Citation:

Map of the Route of Hernando DeSoto Through the Southern States, 1539-1543, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2011

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a photocopy of a map and pictures depicting the route of Hernando DeSoto's expedition through the Southern States between 1539 and 1543. The map and pictures were taken from the 1691 drawings of Jacobo LeMoyne, taken from the accounts of Hernandez de Biedma and others, and was compiled by John R. Fordyce and drawn by Kermit Roosevelt Ray in 1934.

Biographical/Historical note

Hernando de Soto (c.1496/1497–1542) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who, while leading the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States, was the first European documented to have crossed the Mississippi River. A vast undertaking, de Soto's North American expedition ranged throughout the southeastern United States searching for gold and a passage to China. De Soto died in 1542 on the banks of the Mississippi River in Arkansas or Louisiana.

Source: Wikipedia contributors. "Hernando de Soto." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 12 Jun. 2011. Web. 29 Jun. 2011.

Map Box SC0078 Oversize Folder 3428.01