Enciso, Martín Fernández de
Enciso, Martín Fernández de märtēn´ fĕrnän´dāth dā ĕnthē´sō [key], fl. 1509–19, Spanish conquistador and geographer. Commanding the supply ship for the colony planted (1509) near Cartagena by Ojeda , he met the discouraged men who had abandoned the settlement and persuaded them to found a new one in Darién, where he had a troubled history as administrator. His Suma de geografía, an excellent commentary on the flora and fauna he had observed in the New World, appeared in 1519.
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