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Discovery Miles 2 390
Collections (Paperback): New York Historical Society

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New York Historical Society

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: The information, that Shatemuck was one of the Mahiccan names of the river Hudson was received from the Hon. Egbert Benson, Esq. ..- TO THE MOST CHRISTIAN KING OF FRANCE, FRANCIS THE FIRST. The relation q/"JoHN De Verrazzano, a Florentine, of the Land by him discouered in the name of his Maiestie. Written in Diepe, the eight of July, 1524. c.c.c. (Hakluyt'a Voyages, vol. 2. pp. 295?300. Loml. fol. 1600.) I wrote not to your Maiesty, most Christian King, since the time we suffered the Tempest in the North partes, of the successe of the foure shippes, which your Maiestie sent forth to discouer new lands by the Ocean, thinking your Maiestie had bene already duely enformed thereof. Now by these presents I will give your Maiestie to understand, how by the violence of the Windes we were forced with the two shippes, die Norman and the Dolphin, (insucheuill case as they were, ) to land in Britaine. Whereafter wee had repayred them in all poynts as was needefull, and armed them very well, we took our course along by the coast of Spaine, which your Maiestie shall understand by the profite that we receiued thereby. Afterwards with the Dolphin alone we determined to make discouerie of new Countries, to prosecute the Nauigation we had already begun, which I purpose at this present to recount unto your Maiestie, to make manifest the whole proceeding of the matter. The 17 of January, the yeere 1524, by the Grace of God, we departed from the dishabited rocke by the isle of Madeira, appertaining to the King of Portugal, with 50 men, with victuals, weapons, and other ship-munition very well prouided and furnished for eight months; and sailing Westward with a faire Easterly winde, in 25 dayes we ran 500 leagues, and the 20 of Februarie, we were ouertaken with as sharpe and terrible a...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: New York Historical Society
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 118
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-91205-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-91205-2
Barcode: 9780217912051

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