Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Narratives of the Voyages of Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa to the Straits of Magellan

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

$47.99 (R)

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Hakluyt First Series

  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108012874

$ 47.99 (R)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • 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 The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India.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.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108012874
    • length: 452 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 3 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Author

    Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa

    Editor and Translator

    Clements R. Markham

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.