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The European discovery of America.


New York, Oxford University Press, 1971-74.
ISBN 9780192159458, 0192159453, 0195013778, 0192159410, 9780195013771, 9780192159410

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Subjects America -- Discovery and exploration.
America.
Amérique -- Découverte et exploration.
Discoveries in geography.
Europeanen.
North America -- History -- 1640-1775.
Ontdekkingsreizen.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Viajes.
Voyages and travels.
Voyages en mer.
Description 2 volumes illustrations 24 cm
Copyright Date 1971-74.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Bancroft Prize (volume 1), 1972.
Summary Includes discussions of fictional pre-Columbian voyages, Vinland voyages, voyages of Cabot, Cartier, Frobisher, and others. Good bibliographies.
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.
Other Identifiers BX71129637
Geographic Area North America
South America
Network Numbers (OCoLC)132847
(OCoLC)ocm00132847
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976.
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