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"An Old Portrait of Hernando de Soto (ca. 1500-1542). Engraving from Retratos de los Espanoles Illustres con un Epitome de sus Vidas, Madrid, Imprenta real, 1791." Florida's Centennial. Library of Congress, 1945.

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  • Prehistory, contact, and the Lost Colony: First part of a North Carolina history text for secondary students, covering the land, American Indians before contact with Europeans, Spanish exploration, the Roanoke colony, and the Columbian Exchange. (Page 3.3)

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Black and white engraving of Hernando de Soto.

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This engraving of Hernando de Soto, created in 1791, depicts the explorer in his armor, with his left hand on the handle of his sword.