Voyage of the Matthew: John Cabot and the Discovery of North America

Voyage of the Matthew: John Cabot and the Discovery of North America

by Peter Firstbrook
     
 
Celebrating the great Age of Discovery in the late 15th century, Peter Firstbrook called upon his knowledge of the sea and his love of sailing to reproduce Englishman John Cabot's 1497 landing on the North American continent--even down to the boat itself. His six-week voyage and the years of research, building, and practice leading up to it are chronicled in this book

Overview

Celebrating the great Age of Discovery in the late 15th century, Peter Firstbrook called upon his knowledge of the sea and his love of sailing to reproduce Englishman John Cabot's 1497 landing on the North American continent--even down to the boat itself. His six-week voyage and the years of research, building, and practice leading up to it are chronicled in this book as well as in a six-part BBC/PBS series. 192 photos, 96 in color. Maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780771031212
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.77(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Firstbrook was the producer of the television program about the voyage of the Matthew. He is well qualified to write about the sea as the possessor of both a degree in oceanography and a boat of his own on which he lives when at home in Bristol, England.

He has produced a number of programs, was one of the organizers behind the International Festival of the Sea, and has written frequently for newspapers and magazines.

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