The Voyage of the Vizcaina: The Mystery of Christopher Columbus's Last Ship / Edition 1

The Voyage of the Vizcaina: The Mystery of Christopher Columbus's Last Ship / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0156031582
ISBN-13:
9780156031585
Pub. Date:
05/07/2007
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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The Voyage of the Vizcaina: The Mystery of Christopher Columbus's Last Ship / Edition 1


Of all the great seafaring vessels of the Age of Discovery, not one has been recovered or even—given the lack of detailed contemporary descriptions—accurately represented. Then, in the mid-1990s, a sunken ship was found in a small, shallow gulf off the coast of Panama. Chronicling both dramatic history and present-day archaeological adventures, Klaus Brinkbäumer and Clemens Höges reveal this artifact to be not only the oldest shipwreck ever recovered in the Western Hemisphere but also very likely the remains of the Vizcaína, one of the ships Christopher Columbus took on his last trip to the New World. The Voyage of the Vizcaína gives us an exciting tale of exploration and discovery, and the startling truths behind Columbus’s final attempt to reach the East by going west.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156031585
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/07/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Contents

The Wreck in the Bay of Playa Damas 1
Man Without a Home, Man Without a Name 32
The Secret Behind the Great Enterprise 48
Monks and Slave Traders 80
Tierra, Tierra! 111
The Fallen Hero 150
The Last Voyage 198
Shipwrecks and Mutiny 233
A Ship Without a Name 260
Conclusion 285
Epilogue Remains of the Age 294
Translator’s Note 303
Selected Bibliography 305
Acknowledgments 309

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