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The first circumnavigators : unsung heroes of the age of discovery

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The first circumnavigators : unsung heroes of the age of discovery
Title
The first circumnavigators
Title remainder
unsung heroes of the age of discovery
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Harry Kelsey
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Language
eng
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Review
Kelsey (Philip of Spain, King of England), a research scholar at the Huntington Library, uses his research of voyage chronicles and other documents to piece together a narrative of the first few global circumnavigations as well as brief sketches of the mariners who made those journeys. Fernão Magalhães (aka Ferdinand Magellan) and his companion Enrique, an enslaved Malaccan, are given their due as the first circumnavigators; their westward voyage began in September 1519. Dozens of other mariners are named, including those from Magellan’s expedition, other expeditions commissioned by the Spanish crown, and later English voyages helmed by Francis Drake and Thomas Cavendish. After Magellan, perhaps the most historically important of these men were the chroniclers of these expeditions, such as Antonio Pigafetta, who traveled with Magellan, and Andrés de Urdaneta, who served as a page in the 1525 journey of Fray García Jofre de Loaísa and held other more important posts in later fleets. There is little romanticism or embellishment in Kelsey’s spare work; he describes heroism, often of simple dogged determination, but also mutinies, death by starvation and disease, and ships lost at sea. Kelsey provides as much information as possible about all of the participants in these journeys and manages to keep it interesting. Maps & illus. (July) --Staff (Reviewed 05/16/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 20, p)
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contains biographical information
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10518468
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NhCcYBP
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1929-
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Kelsey, Harry
Dewey number
910.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Magellan, Ferdinand
  • Villalobos, Ruy López de, 1500?-1544
  • Legazpi, Miguel López de, 1510?-1572
  • Loaísa, Garcia Jofre de
  • Saavedra, Alvaro de
  • Explorers
  • Voyages around the world
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unsung heroes of the age of discovery
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The first circumnavigators : unsung heroes of the age of discovery
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: One.The Voyage of Magellan -- Two.The Voyages of Loaisa and Saavedra -- Three.The Voyage of Villalobos -- Four.The Voyage of Legazpi -- Five.Following the Leader
Control code
000057558630
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 214 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780300217780
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)926820769
Label
The first circumnavigators : unsung heroes of the age of discovery
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: One.The Voyage of Magellan -- Two.The Voyages of Loaisa and Saavedra -- Three.The Voyage of Villalobos -- Four.The Voyage of Legazpi -- Five.Following the Leader
Control code
000057558630
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 214 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780300217780
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)926820769

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