Verrazano the Navigator, Or; Notes on Giovanni Da Verrazano and on a Planisphere of 1529 Illustrating His American Voyage in 1524, with a Reduced Copy of the Map

Verrazano the Navigator, Or; Notes on Giovanni Da Verrazano and on a Planisphere of 1529 Illustrating His American Voyage in 1524, with a Reduced Copy of the Map

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...Cap. VI. "Cortes, by reason that the French pirate named ' Florinus, took his fleet--with many precious things, which he and the other ofiicers in New Spain, partners in his conquests, were sending to Caesar, has from grief over so great a loss, sent no letters either to Cmsar or to our Council. He has thus allowed a suspicion to ariscfrom this and from the sayings of many who frequently return from those Ki_ngdoms, of a defection from Caesar." ' Dec. VIII, Cap. IX-writing about a large fleet bound to the West Indies, on which there went a retainer of his, Juan Mende-guren, he says, November, 1525, " From him I have received letters from Gomera, one of the Fortunate Islands, where all ' vessclscrossing the Ocean stop for refreshments. He writes that they had got-thus far prospering, in the space of ten days, and _ that fast' ships could do it in less, but that it was the duty of the convey to wait for the slow sailers, lest they should fall into the jaws of the French pirates, who watched-them for some time under sail, that they might fall upon' the laggards. I do not remember whether I have said or not, that two ships sent by Fernaudo_Cortes from New Spain, the latest new lands known to us, had arrived at the Azores. I will tell you how_it was arranged that they should not fall into the wide spread jaws of the pirates, who had long waited for them cruising around, and how they avoided them and what they bring.-One of them, having discharged her cargo, determined to try her luck, and by the help of Providence, did not fall among the robbers, escaping safely. ' This news being heard, a fleet of six ships was hastily prepared, of which four aretwo hundred tons burthen, and also two eara-e vels completely equipped for...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958039
  • 9781236958037