The European discovery of America.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-320007

Description

2 volumes illustrations 24 cm, Includes discussions of fictional pre-Columbian voyages, Vinland voyages, voyages of Cabot, Cartier, Frobisher, and others. Good bibliographies.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Voyages and travels.
Viajes.
Discoveries in geography.
America Discovery and exploration.
Europeanen.
Ontdekkingsreizen.
Discovery and exploration.
History 1640-1775.
History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.

Originator

Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976.

Contents

[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. 800-1400. Flyaway islands and the false voyages 1100-1492. English ships and seamen 1490-1600. John Cabot's voyages 1497-1498. Voyages to the Labrador and Newfoundland 1500-1536. The French maritime background 1453-1590. The voyages of Verrazzano 1524-1528. Gomez and Ayllón 1524-1530. Cartier's first voyage 1534. Cartier's second voyage 1535-1536. The search for Saguenay 1538-1536. 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-? -- [2] The southern voyages, 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 discovered, 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 thath shall forecer 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, 1526-1530. The conquest of the River Plate, 1534-1580. France and Portugal in Brazil, 1504-1568. Back to the Strait, 1534-1558. 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.

Publication

New York, Oxford University Press

Description

2 volumes illustrations 24 cm
Includes discussions of fictional pre-Columbian voyages, Vinland voyages, voyages of Cabot, Cartier, Frobisher, and others. Good bibliographies.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references.
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica

ISBN

0195013778
9780195013771
0192159410
9780192159410
0192159453
9780192159458

Call Number

CPT CPT-01-110.454 (Volume I)
CPT CPT-01-110.455 (Volume II)

Places

America
America.
North America
United States