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The Discovery of America 1492-1584 : Cambridge Travel Books - Philip F. Alexander

The Discovery of America 1492-1584

Cambridge Travel Books

By: Philip F. Alexander (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th June 2011
ISBN: 9781107600607
Number Of Pages: 230

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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.

Some important dates in the history of discovery
Columbus: first voyage (1492-3): a letter, extracts from the journal
Columbus: second voyage (1493-6)
Columbus: third voyage (1498-1500)
Cartier: second voyage (1535-6)
Gilbert's voyage (1584)
Amadas and Barlow's voyage (1584)
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ISBN: 9781107600607
ISBN-10: 110760060X
Series: Cambridge Travel Books
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 16th June 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.25

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