El conocimiento de las naciones, 1599


Date: 1599 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, ca. 700 p.


In a letter to the Librarian of the American Philosophical Society in 1901, Henry Charles Lea noted that a manuscript of this work was known to the compiler of "Biblioteca nova scriptorium Hispaniae," but no printed edition was known.

Background note

Spanish stateman Antonio Pérez served as secretary of state under Philip II.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, ca. 700 p.


Presented by Joel R. Poinsett, 1820.

Alternate formats available

This volume is also available on microfilm (Film 1359).

Early American History Note

This volume contains a long essay written in Spanish that appears to chronicle the history and operation of Spain and its colonies.

Indexing Terms


  • Manuscript Essays

Geographic Name(s)

  • Spain -- Politics and government -- 1598-1621.

Personal Name(s)

  • Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909
  • Pérez, Antonio,d. 1611.


  • Beyond Early America
  • Political science -- Spain.