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Spanish Colonial History

1584 map of La FloridaFlorida's Spanish colonial heritage began nearly 100 years before Jamestown in 1513, when Juan Ponce de León landed, and ended when Florida became a territory of the United States in 1821. 

This bibliography lists some of the published works we hold regarding the events beginning with Spanish attempts to explore Florida. 

Book links take you to the record of the item in the library catalog, where you can find out more information, search for books similar to it, or place a hold on the item if you are a library card holder.  


Cover photo of Juan Ponce de Leon by Robert H. Fuson 

Articles of interest 

  • Coker, William S. "Some Observations from and about the Luna Papers." Florida Historical Quarterly October 1993: 200-202.
  • Peck, Douglas T. "Reconstruction and Analysis of the 1513 Discovery Voyage of Juan Ponce De León." Florida Historical Quarterly October 1992: 133-154.
  • Smith, Roger C. "Pensacola's Tristán de Luna shipwreck: a Look at the Archaeological Evidence." Gulf Coast Historical Review Fall 1998: 21-30. 


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