Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main : (Howard Pyle Masterpiece Collection)
Just above the northwestern shore of the old island of Hispaniola-the Santo Domingo of our day-and separated from it only by a narrow channel of some five or six miles in width, lies a queer little hunch of an island, known, because of a distant resemblance to that animal, as the Tortuga de Mar, or sea turtle. It is not more than twenty miles in length by perhaps seven or eight in breadth; it is only a little spot of land, and as you look at it upon the map a pin's head would almost cover it; yet from that spot, as from a center of inflammation, a burning fire of human wickedness and ruthlessness and lust overran the world, and spread terror and death throughout the Spanish West Indies, from St. Augustine to the island of Trinidad, and from Panama to the coasts of Peru.
- Paperback | 38 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 2.29mm | 108.86g
- 29 Jan 2015
- Illustrations, black and white