Notable Voyagers, from Columbus to Nordenskiold

Notable Voyagers, from Columbus to Nordenskiold

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In the year 1486 a council of learned professors of geography, mathematics, and all branches of science, erudite friars, accomplished bishops, and other dignitaries of the Church, were seated in the vast arched hall of the old Dominican convent of Saint Stephen in Salamanca, then the great seat of learning in Spain. They had met to hear a simple mariner, then standing in their midst, propound and defend certain conclusions at which he had arrived regarding the form and geography of the earth, and the possibility, nay, the certainty, that by sailing west, the unknown shores of Eastern India could be reached.show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 10.92mm | 557.92g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514775611
  • 9781514775615