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The voyage of the Matthew : John Cabot and the discovery of America

Author: P L Firstbrook
Publisher: London : BBC Books, 1997.
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The story of John Cabot's voyage from Bristol to North America in "The Matthew", and of preparations for a 500th-anniversary voyage in a full-sized replica ship in May 1997. The book is part  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Cabot; P L Firstbrook; John Cabot; P L Firstbrook
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P L Firstbrook
ISBN: 0563387645 9780563387640
OCLC Number: 503281029
Description: 192 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: The sea trials - selecting the crew and re-learning lost skills; Cabot's world - the race to find the sea route to Cathay; the life and times of John Cabot - the extraordinary life of Columbus's little-known contemporary; the dinosaurs of the Middle Ages - the evolution of the great sailing ships; designing Cabot's caravel - designing "The Matthew"; building "The Matthew" - first-time reconstruciton of a 15th-century caravel; across the Western Sea - the evidence for early European visits to America; voyages of discovery (the race for Cipango) - 1497 - Cabot's successful voyage to North America in "The Matthew"; the fateful voyage of 1498 - the mystery of Cabot's lost fleet; the aftermath - what did Cabot achieve and what were the consequences for the Native Americans?
Responsibility: Peter Firstbrook.

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