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The European discovery of America

Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1971-1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes discussions of fictional pre-Columbian voyages, Vinland voyages, voyages of Cabot, Cartier, Frobisher, and others. Good bibliographies.
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Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976.
European discovery of America.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1971-74
(OCoLC)570150868
Online version:
Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976.
European discovery of America.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1971-74
(OCoLC)631177895
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Eliot Morison
ISBN: 0195013778 9780195013771 0192159410 9780192159410 0192159453 9780192159458 0195018230 9780195018233
OCLC Number: 132847
Awards: Bancroft Prize (volume 1), 1972.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: [Volume 1]. The northern voyages, A.D. 500-1600. --
The mysterious ocean --
St. Brendan and the Irish A.D. 400-600 --
The Norsemen and Vinland c. A.D. 800-1400 --
Flyaway islands and false voyages 1100-1492 --
English ships and seamen 1490-1600 --
John Cabot's voyages 1497-1498 --
Voyages to Labrador and Newfoundland 1500-1536 --
The French maritime background 1453-1590 --
The voyages of Verrazzano 1524-1528 --
Gomez and Ayllon 1524-1530 --
Cartier's first voyage 1534 --
Cartier's second voyage 1535-1536 --
The search for Saguenay 1538-1543 --
England, France, and the northwest 1553-1600 --
Queen Elizabeth and her master mariners --
Frobisher's second and third voyages 1577-1578 --
Hakluyt and Gilbert 1578-1585 --
The northern voyages of John Davis 1585-1587 --
The first Virginia colony 1585-1586 --
The second Virginia colony 1587-? --
[volume 2]. The southern voyages, A.D. 1492-1616. --
Christopher Columbus --
His "enterprise of the Indies" --
Columbus's first voyage of discovery, August-October 1492 --
The greater Antilles, 12 October 1492-15 March 1493 --
Triumph and tragedy, March 1493-April 1494 --
Jamaica, Cuba, and rebellion, 1494-1496 --
Third voyage, mainland discovery, 1498-1500 --
The mariner's day --
"Minor voyages": the Spanish Main, 1499-1526 --
The discovery of Brazil, 1500-1508 --
Columbus's fourth voyage, 1502-1504 --
Vespucci and Solis, 1499-1516 --
Ferdinand Magellan --
Armada de Molucca, 1517-1519 --
Magellan's voyage to the strait, 1519-1520 --
"The strait that shall forever bear his name," October-November 1520 --
Across the Pacific --
Philippines and Spice Islands --
Homeward bound, 1522 --
Spain's follow-up to Magellan, 1525-1565 --
Bermuda, Florida, and the Gulf, 1505-1543 --
Sebastian Cabot goes to sea, 162-1530 --
The conquest of the River Plate, 1543-1580 --
France and Portugal in Brazil, 1504-1568 --
Back to the strait, 1535-1558 --
California before Drake --
Drake's voyage of circumnavigation, 1577-1579 --
Drake in California, 1579 --
The voyages of Sarmiento de Gamboa, 1571-1589 --
The voyages of Thomas Cavendish, 1586-1593 --
The discovery of Cape Horn, 1598-1616.
Other Titles: Northern voyages, A.D. 500-1600.
Southern voyages, A.D. 1492-1616.
Responsibility: Samuel Eliot Morison.
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Presents a comprehensive and gripping account of all voyages across the North Atlantic to the New World before 1600.  Read more...

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"Now [Morison] has united the latest findings of modern scholarship, American and European, to his own zestful explorations by land, sea and air, to produce a comprehensive and, for our day and age, Read more...

 
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