D. Alonso de Ercilla

[1776]; 1751-1800
Portrait of Alfonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga. Decorative elements include snakes, sword, and musical instruments such as horn, lyre, and sistrum.

Ercilla y Zúñiga, as a Spanish soldier, fought against the Araucanians in Chile and while there began the epic poem, La Araucana, considered the finest Spanish historical poem. The poem tells of the courageous insurrection of the Araucanians, as well as relating the history of Chile and contemporary Spain.
Part of
Ercilla y Zúñiga, Alfonso de, 1533-1594
La Araucana, Parte I.
En Madrid; por D. Antonio de Sancha
B776 E65a4 vol. 1 (copy 1)
0.9X 0.5X
10.1 cm. x 17.1 cm.

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