Early Spanish Voyages to the Strait of Magellan: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Early Spanish Voyages to the Strait of Magellan

1st Edition

Edited by Sir Clements Markham


312 pages

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Narratives, translated and edited, with a preface, introduction and notes, of the second voyage through the strait, commanded by the Comendador Loaysa and Sebastián del Cano, 1524-6, the third voyage, under the command of Simón de Alcazaba, 1534-5, and the reconnaissance by Bartolomé and Gonzalo de Nodal, 1618-19; with a fragment relating to the expedition sent by the bishop of Plasencia under Alonso de Camargo, 1539-41. Contents: Introduction to the expedition of the comendador Loaysa and Juan Sebastian del Cano.-List of survivors of the Magellan expedition brought back by Juan Sebastian del Cano, in the Victoria.-Expedition of the comendador Loaysa to Maluco.-Narrative of the Loaysa expedition by Captain Andres de Urdaneta.-Description of the strait of Magellan by the pilot Martin de Uriarte.-Narrative of the voyage of the pinnace Santiago.-Narrative of the voyage of Alvarez de Sayavedra by Vicencio of Naples.-Introduction to the expedition of Simon de Alcazaba.-Principal officers of Alcazaba's expedition.-Narrative of the expedition of Simon de Alcazaba by Alonso (Veedor) This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1911.

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HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century