America, Its Geographical History 1492-1892; Six Lectures Delivered to Graduate Students of the Johns Hopkins University with a Supplement Entitled Was the Rio del Espiritu Santo of the Spanish Geographers the Mississippi?

America, Its Geographical History 1492-1892; Six Lectures Delivered to Graduate Students of the Johns Hopkins University with a Supplement Entitled Was the Rio del Espiritu Santo of the Spanish Geographers the Mississippi?

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...so strongly against this arrangement that she forced Spain to a treaty by which that line was moved two hundred and seventy leagues toward the west. Resting on this grant of the pope, Spain claimed universal jurisdiction in the New World, with' the exception of a portion of South America, which, by the above mentioned treaty of Tordesillas, fell to the Portuguese. The other marine powers were unwilling that Spain should monopolize the vast unknown possibilities of the New World, and followed in her footsteps in sending out exploring expeditions. Later came the period of settlement, which, with the English, and therefore the most important for the history of the United States, may be considered to have commenced with Raleigh's charter of March 25,1584, by which he received from the English crown, for himself, his heirs and assigns, "free libertie and licence from time to time, and at all times for euer hereafter, to discouer, search, finde out, and view such remote, heathen and barbarous lands, countreis, and territories not actually possessed of any Christian Prince, nor inhabited by Christian People, as to him, his heirs and assigns, and to euery or any of them shall seeme good." He was to have the fee-simple of all lands discovered, and the rights of government over all "that shall abide within 200. leagues of any of the saide place or places, where the said Walter Ralegh... shall inhabits within 6. yeeres next ensuing the date hereof." In the grant of 1606 to the Virginia Company, the more definite limits of from thirty-four to forty-five degrees of north latitude in America were assigned. Later by the charter of Carolina, issued in 1665, territory so far south as the twenty-ninth degree of north latitude was granted, ...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541812
  • 9781236541819