1625 Edition

In 1625 Englishman Samuel Purchas published an anthology of exploration literature titled Purchas: His Pilgrimage. Included in the pages was the first-ever English translation of Cabeza de Vaca's account:

"A Relation of Alvaro Nunez Called Capo di Vaca, concerning that which happened to the fleet in india, whereof pamphilo narvaez was governor, from the yeere 1527. Until the yeere 1536."

(Extract from Purchas' Pilgrimes, Volume IV, Book 8, Chapter 1, pp 1499-1528. London, 1625. Wittliff Collections, Texas State University-San Marcos.)