José Salas Valdés
José Salas Valdés was a Spanish sailor of the late 18th century. He was an explorer of the Americas and Pacific. In 1793 he set out on a voyage of the South Pacific. He is credited with discovering Isla Salas y Gómez about 390 kilometres (240 mi) to the northeast of Easter Island on 23 August 1793.
- Howgego, Raymond John (2004). Encyclopedia of exploration, 1800 to 1850: a comprehensive reference guide to the history and literature of exploration, travel and colonization between the years 1800 and 1850. Hordern House. ISBN 978-1-875567-44-7. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
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