The Guanches of Tenerife, The Holy Image of Our Lady of Candelaria and the Spanish Conquest and Settlement
Journals G161 H2 Ser.2 no. 21
London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society
The island of Tenerife is the central and most important of the Canary Islands, an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of the African continent. After the Spanish 'conquered' Tenerife at the end of the 15th century, the native people, the Guanches, were 'ethnically and culturally absorbed' out of existence. This map accompanies the translation of Friar Alonso de Espinosa's 16th century account of the island, which was first published in Seville in 1594.
Alonso de Espinosa (Translated and edited by Sir Clements R. Markham), “The Guanches of Tenerife, The Holy Image of Our Lady of Candelaria and the Spanish Conquest and Settlement,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 22, 2018, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10509.
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