First Voyage around the World (1519-1522)

First Voyage around the World (1519-1522)

by Antonio Pigafetta, Theodore Cachey

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Library Journal
On August 10, 1519, five ships and 250 men led by Ferdinand Magellan left Spain to attempt the first circumnavigation of the globe. Three years later, on September 6, 1522, one ship carrying 21 men returned to Seville. Written by a surviving crew member in the hope of receiving a "not slight remuneration" from the governor of Rhodes, it contains Pigafetta's clear-eyed account of the wonders of the New World: native peoples, plants, foods, and sea and land animals. Edited by Cachey (romance languages, Notre Dame), his fascinating account contains an erudite introduction, maps, extensive notes, and a bibliography. Pigafetta paid particular attention to geography and the languages of the peoples he encountered; his effort resulted in 23 maps and several word lists that will engage the most casual reader. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries.Caroline Mitchell, Washington, D.C.

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