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Title La Historia General Delas Indias
Reference Arents 4
Collection George Arents Collection
Library New York Public Library
Date 1535
Author(s) Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo
Place of Publication Seville, Spain
Description The first work to give an account of tobacco smoking, to publish the source of the word 'tobacco' and to record the reed cigarette.
Document Type Printed Book
Language Spanish
Primary Commodity Tobacco
Theme Exploration and Discovery; Politics and Empire
Keywords manners and customs, botany, flora and fauna, consumption
Region North America, Central America and the Caribbean
Places Mexico; Dominican Republic
Additional Information For more information on this title, see: Tobacco: Its History. Illustrated by The Books, Manuscripts and Engravings in the Library of George Arents Jr, Together with an Introductory Essay, Glossary and Bibliographic Notes. Volume One: 1507-1615, p. 202-209.
Copyright New York Public Library