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The Discovery of America, 1492-1584

The Discovery of America, 1492-1584

by Philip F. Alexander


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The Cambridge Travel Books series was created during the early part of the twentieth century, the aim being to illustrate the history of geographical discovery by gathering together eyewitness accounts from selected journeys of importance. All of the volumes in the series are carefully edited, each containing a concise, yet informative, introduction, a timeline, and numerous illustrations. This book concentrates on the European discovery of America, firsthand accounts are provided regarding the first three voyages of Columbus, together with later journeys made by James Cartier, Humfrey Gilbert, and Philip Amadas with Arthur Barlow. This is a fascinating collection that will remain of value to anyone with an interest in the history of American exploration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107600607
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/16/2011
Series: Cambridge Travel Books
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Some important dates in the history of discovery; 2. Columbus: first voyage (1492–3): a letter, extracts from the journal; 3. Columbus: second voyage (1493–6); 4. Columbus: third voyage (1498–1500); 5. Cartier: second voyage (1535–6); 6. Gilbert's voyage (1584); 7. Amadas and Barlow's voyage (1584); Notes.

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