His life was spent in the vicinity of the Indies Trade House but failed to hold any official position, despite their efforts and controversies in which he was embroiled. Also in 1552 published another of his successful books, Regimiento de navegación.
A modern editor rated this Book of the greatness and memorabilia of Spain's Seville cosmographer and humanist "guide First Imperial Spain".
Inevitably accumulates legends but also occasionally reaches the category of priceless testimonial document Populations and monuments up to mid-sixteenth century.
Like the rest of his books this book also met many reissues from the editio princeps of Seville, 1548. In Alcalá de Henares discovered a curious publishing history of this book in the years 1566 and 1568, and then in the years 1590 and 1595, this time as acting as editor and adding the work of Diego Pérez de Mesa.
We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Libro de las Grandezas y Cosas Memorables de España": Libro de las Grandezas y Cosas Memorables de España facsimile edition, published by Vicent Garcia Editores, 2011