First Voyage Round the World by Magellan: Translated from the Accounts of Pigafetta and Other Contemporary Writers

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 24, 2010 - History - 372 pages
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The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This 1874 volume contains an account of the first circumnavigation of the globe in 1519-1522 by Antonio Pigafetta, a Venetian member of Magellan's expedition. It also contains Pigafetta's treatise on navigation, and other material relating to Magellan's voyage, including log-books, records by the pilot and others, and details of the crew and the cost of the fleet. Pigafetta vividly recorded the geography, climate, flora, fauna and the inhabitants of the places that the expedition visited, as well as Magellan's death in the Philippines.
  

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Contents

Introduction ilx
i
The Genoese Pilots Account of Magellans Voyage 120
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Nabkative of the Anonymous Portuguese 3082
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Pigafettas Account of Magellans Voyage 35163
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Names of the First Circumnavigators 175176
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Magellans Order of the Day in the Straits 177178
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LogBook of Francisco Alvo ok Alvaro 211236
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Account of the Trinity and her Crew 237242
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Account of the Mutiny in Port St Julian
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Cost of Magellans Fleet
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Index xviixx
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Antonio Pigafetta o de Pigafetta (1480 - 1534) fue un noble del Renacimiento explorador, geografo y cronista de la Republica de Venecia que partio a bordo de la Expedicion de Magallanes en su circunnavegacion del globo. Su relato de los hechos, que se conoce como Primer viaje alrededor del mundo o Relacion de Pigafetta, es la fuente principal de informacion sobre el viaje y sus descubrimientos para el mundo occidental, ademas de la propia vida de Pigafetta. Por primera vez un europeo daba a conocer el estrecho de Magallanes, el Oceano Pacifico, la Patagonia o el primer documento disponible acerca del idioma cebuano, de Filipinas. Pigafetta fue uno de los 18 hombres, de 265 en la tripulacion inicial, que sobrevivieron a la expedicion. Pigafetta, quien se describe en su libro como gentilhombre vicentino pertenecia a una rica familia de Vicenza, en la Republica de Venecia. Nace entre 1480 y 1491. De su vida se conoce poco.

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