This English translation from the Castilian of Montalvo's chapter in The Adventures of Esplandian, first known printing in 1510, tells the fable of Queen Calafia and her island of California filled with gold, Amazon warriors and unusual beasts. Included are rare medieval woodcuts from 16th century French folio editions of Amadis de Gaule. Most historians believe Montalvo's popular book about the coast of the new World portrayed in this Spanish tale caused the Western frontier to be named California. Retold from Garci Rodriguez De Montalvo's 1587 Edition of "The Adventures of Esplandian". Selection and Introduction, Mozelle Sukut. Soft Cover.