Account of a Memorial Presented to His Majesty, by Captain Pedro Fernandez de Quir, Concerning the Population and Discovery of the Fourth Part of the World, Australia the Unknown, Its Great Riches and Fertility, Discovered by the Same Captain

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Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1874 - Oceania - 38 pages
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Page 16 - Equator, and is maintained by some to be of so great an extent, that, if it were thoroughly explored, it would be regarded as a fifth part of the world'.
Page 16 - The Australis Terra is the most southern of all lands, and is separated from New Guinea by a narrow strait. Its shores are hitherto but little known, since after one voyage and another that route has been deserted, and seldom is the country visited, unless when sailors are driven there by storms. The Australis Terra...
Page 16 - The discovery of the Southern continent — whenever, and by whomsoever it may be completely effected — is, in justice, due to this immortal name.
Page 28 - No crocodiles were in the rivers, and no mosquitoes on the land ! Dangers would be unknown ! He stated also that he had 1 That is Torres whom he thus styles. raised a cross and set up a church of our Lady of Loretto, in which twenty masses were said. ' I gained the jubilee conceded on the day of Pentecost, and formed a solemn procession on Corpus Christi day, in which I dignified these lands by walking, preceded by the most holy sacrament and the standard of your Majesty.
Page 10 - V was deaf to his entreaties, or, if he obtained some assistance, it appears to have been wholly disproportioned to the greatness of his enterprise. After having consumed several years in attempts to obtain the means of carrying out his great project, he resolved to return to Lima, and, with what means he had been able to collect, attempt a new voyage ; but he never reached that city — he died at Panama in 1614.
Page 29 - I have represented into greater evils, calling themselves lords of the Indies and ruining everything. I believe, also, that your Majesty will be well advised, that a loss so pernicious, whether arising from neglect or misfortune, is such that to remedy it, in the future, might cost millions of gold and thousands of men. Your Majesty then can, by means of a little silver spent in Peru, gain, at once, heaven, eternal fame, and...
Page 19 - ... hardships that even to myself they seem almost incredible ; and all this have I undergone that I might not abandon a work of so much piety and mercy...
Page 28 - ... nor morasses, nor snow on the high mountains, nor crocodiles in the rivers, nor poisonous reptiles...
Page 33 - Ma geftad el Capitán Pedro Fernandez de Quir , (obre la población y...
Page 20 - Majesty, is in length as great as the whole of Europe and as far as the Caspian Sea and Persia, with all the isles of the Mediterranean and the ocean within that boundary, including England and Ireland.

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