Narratives of the Voyages of Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa to the Straits of Magellan

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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 The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India.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 1895 volume contains the first English translation of the then recently discovered reports of Pedro ...

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Overview

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 The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India.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 1895 volume contains the first English translation of the then recently discovered reports of Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa, a sixteenth-century Spanish explorer, astronomer, historian and scientist. As commander of the Pacific naval station, he explored the west coast of South America, and founded Spanish settlements (which subsequently failed due to famine) along the Magellan Straits, which he was also the first to survey.

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Introduction; 1. Narrative and route of the voyage and discovery of the Strait of the Mother of God, formerly called 'Of Magellan'; 2. Relation of what happened to the royal fleet for the Strait of Magellan; 3. Report touching the captains and ships, masters and pilots, that his Majesty appointed for the fleet sent for the enterprise of the Strait of the Mother of God, formerly called of Magellan, and a list of the settlers in the Strait; 4. Concise narrative by Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa, Governor and Captain-General of the Strait of the Mother of God, formerly called the Strait of Magellan, and of the settlements made, and which may be made, for his Majesty; 5. Declaration which, by order of the Viceroy of Peru, Don Francisco de Borja, Prince of Esquilache, Tomé Hernandez, made before a notary respecting what happened in the settlements founded in the Strait of Magellan by Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa; Index.

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