The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation: Made by Sea Or Over-land to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at Any Time Within the Compasse of These 1600 Yeeres, Volume 11
J. MacLehose and sons, 1904
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Incredibly dry..... I'm surprised that this is not only on the list of the 100 greatest adventure books of all time but also that it is ranked higher than Arlene Blum's "Anapurna" and William Bligh's ... Read full review
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Page 73 - Albion, and that for two causes : the one in respect of the white banks and cliffs, which lie towards the sea: and the other, because it might have some affinity with our country in name, which sometime was so called.
Page 82 - This cape is a most stately thing, and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth, and we passed by it the 1 8th of June.
Page 57 - Julian, where we found a gibbet standing upon the maine, which we supposed to be the place where Magellan did execution upon some of his disobedient and rebellious company.
Page 55 - And proceeding further we met with three carvels, and took them also. The 17. day of January we arrived at Cape Blanco, where we found a ship riding at anchor, within the Cape, and but two simple mariners in her. Which ship we...
Page 81 - In the meane time they have ready another great earthen pot, set fast in a fornace, boiling full of water, whereinto they put their pot with rice, by such measure, that they swelling become soft at the first, and by their swelling stopping the holes of the pot, admit no more water to enter, but the more they are boiled, the harder and more...
Page 67 - Fawlcon of golde, with a great Emeraud in the breast thereof, and the Pilot of the ship he tooke also with him, and so cast the ship off. This Pilot brought us to the haven of Guatulco, the towne whereof, as he told us, had but 17.
Page 79 - ... the next day, being indeed out of all hope to escape the danger. But our...