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First Voyage Round the World by Magellan
Translated from the Accounts of Pigafetta and Other Contemporary Writers

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Hakluyt First Series

  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108011433

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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 The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India.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 1874 volume contains an account of the first circumnavigation of the globe in 1519–1522 by Antonio Pigafetta, a Venetian member of Magellan's expedition. It also contains Pigafetta's treatise on navigation, and other material relating to Magellan's voyage, including log-books, records by the pilot and others, and details of the crew and the cost of the fleet. Pigafetta vividly recorded the geography, climate, flora, fauna and the inhabitants of the places that the expedition visited, as well as Magellan's death in the Philippines.

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    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108011433
    • length: 372 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    The Genoese pilot's account of Magellan's voyage
    Narrative of the anonymous Portuguese
    Pigafetta's account of Magellan's voyage
    Pigafetta's treatise of navigation
    Names of the first circumnavigators
    Magellan's order of the day in the Straits
    Letter of Maximiliarn, the Transylvan
    Log-book of Francisco Alvo or Alvaro
    Account of the 'Trinity' and her crew
    Account of the mutiny in Port St. Julian, and Gaspar Correa's account of the voyage
    Cost of Magellan's fleet
    Appendix
    Index.

  • Author

    Antonio Pigafetta

    Editor

    Henry Edward John Stanley

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