The Discovery of the Solomon Islands by Alvaro de Mendaña in 1568
Translated from the Original Spanish Manuscripts. Volume I
Four narratives, edited with introduction and notes, two of them by or attributed to Mendaña's companions, Hernando Gallego and Pedro Sarmiento. This and the following volume (Second Series 8) have continuous pagination. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1901.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Native words recorded in the manuscript; Native place-names; A true and correct account of the voyage to the Western isles in the Southern Ocean made by Hernando Gallego, the chief pilot; A short account collected form the papers which they found in the City of la Plata concerning the voyage and discovery of the Western islands commonly called the Isles of Solomon. Attributed to Pedro Sarmiento; A consecutive narrative of all that happened in the discovery of the islands which the illustrious Sr Alvaro DavendaÃ±a [sic] went to discover from the year 1567 to the year 1568; A second narrative of the discovery of the Isles of Solomon addressed King Philip II of Spain by Alvaro MendaÃ±a