Summary of the Natural History of the Indies


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Sumario de la natural historia de las Indias (Summary of the Natural History of the Indies) was one of the first printed documents on American flora and fauna. Gonzalo Fernárndez de Oviedo traveled four more times to America, where he remained a total of twenty-two years, and was appointed Chronicler of the Indies in 1532. The following year he accepted the position of warden of the Santo Domingo fortress and died there in 1557.