John Cabot, the Discoverer of North-America and Sebastian, His Son: A Chapter of the Maritime History of England Under the Tudors, 1496-1557

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B.F. Stevens, 1896 - America - 503 pages
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Page 57 - ... to seek out, discover, and find whatsoever isles, countries, regions, or provinces of the heathen and infidels whatsoever they be, and in what part of the world soever they be, which before this time have been unknown to all Christians.
Page 439 - First scene, because as I suppose it was that part whereof they had the first sight from sea. That Island which lieth out before the land, he called the Island of S. John upon this occasion, as I thinke, because it was discovered upon the day of John the Baptist.
Page 59 - The people of Bristol have, for the last seven years, sent out every year two, three, or four light ships in search of the Island of Brazil and the Seven C'ities, according to the fancy of this Genoese.
Page 390 - Richard by the grace of God king of England and of France, and lord of Ireland...
Page 50 - But we have the positive statements of Lorenzo Pasqualigo and Raimondo di Soncino, who repeat what they themselves heard John Cabot say in London, immediately upon his return in the first week of August, 1497, that he accomplished his discovery with only one ship, "con uno naviglio de Bristo," which is even reported by them to have been a small craft, with a crew of but eighteen men : " cum uno piccolo naviglio e xviii persone.
Page 365 - ... the good olde Gentleman Master Cabota gave to the poore most liberall almes, wishing them to pray for the good fortune, and prosperous successe of the Serchthrift, our Pinnesse.
Page 503 - ... with an essay on the early cartography of the New world, including descriptions of two hundred and fifty maps or globes existing or lost, constructed before the year 1536; to which are added a chronology of one hundred voyages westward, projected, attempted, or accomplished between 1431 and 1504; biographical accounts of the three hundred pilots who first crossed the Atlantic; and a copious list of the original names of American regions, caciqueships, mountains, islands, capes, gulfs, rivers,...
Page 53 - Those two islands were unknown before, and are very large and fertile: "due insule nove grandissime et fructiffere." The existence of islands in that vicinity is further confirmed by the fact that Cabot gave one to a native of Burgundy who was his companion, and another to his barber : " uno Borgognone compagno di mess. Zoanne . . . li ha donato una isola ; et ne ha donato una altra ad suo barbero." What were these large islands ? This question we propose to examine later. " La e terra optima et...
Page 143 - These were clothed in beasts skins, & did eate raw flesh, and spake such speach that no man could understand them, and in their demeanour like to bruite beastes, whom the King kept a time after.
Page 347 - Chancellor held on his course towards that unknown part of the world, and sailed so far that he came at last to the place where he found no night at all, but a continual light and brightness of the sun shining clearly upon the huge and mighty sea.

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