Excerpt: ... thick woods they found there," or, in the form of Machico, from the first discoverer, luckless Robert Machin. For on landing the Portuguese, guided by Morales, soon found the wooden cross and grave of the Englishman and his mistress, and it was there that Zarco, with no human being to dispute his title, "took seizin" of the island in ...
Excerpt: ... thick woods they found there," or, in the form of Machico, from the first discoverer, luckless Robert Machin. For on landing the Portuguese, guided by Morales, soon found the wooden cross and grave of the Englishman and his mistress, and it was there that Zarco, with no human being to dispute his title, "took seizin" of the island in the name of King John, Prince Henry, and the Order of Christ. Embarking once more, he then coasted slowly round from the "River of the Flint" to "Jackdaw Point," and the "Chamber of the Wolves," where his men started a herd of sea-calves. So he came to the vast plain overgrown with fennel or "Funchal," where the chief town of after days grew up. A party sent inland to explore, reported that on every side the ocean could be seen from the hills; and Zarco, after taking in some specimens of the native wood and plants and birds at Funchal, put back in the last days of August to Portugal. He was splendidly received at Court, made a count
Very Good + No Jacket. 8vo xxvii, 336 pp, list of b&w illustrations, list of maps, preface, Introduction: The Greek and Arabic Ideas of the World, as the Chief Inheritance of the Christian Middle Ages in Geographical Knowledge; I. Early Christian (Circa 333-867); II. Vikings or Northmen (Circa 787-1066); III. The Crusades and Land Travel (Circa 1100-1300); IV. Maritime Exploration (Circa 1250-1410); V. Geographical Science in Christendom from the First Crusades (Circa 1100-1460); VI. Portugal to 1400 (1095-1400); VII. Henry's Position and Designs at the Time of the First Voyages, 1410-1415; VIII. Prince Henry and the Capture of Ceuta (1415); IX. Henry's Settlement at Sagres and First Discoveries (1418-28); X. Cape Bojador and the Azores (1428-41); XI. Henry's Political Life (1433-41); XII. From Bojador to Cape Verde (1441-5); XIII. The Armada of 1445; XIV. Voyages of 1446-8; XV. The Azores (1431-60); XVI. The Troubles of the Regency and the Fall of Don Pedro (1440-9); XVII. Cadamosto (1458-60); XIX. Henry's Last Years and Death (1458-60); XX. The Results of Prince Henry's Work; index. Heroes of the Nation series: Reprinted, 1931. Faded spine with minor edge wear and lightly age-toned text block edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon cloth with gilt blind stamped imprint and gilt letterin to front board, and gilt lettering to spine. ~Click on BOOKSTORES to browse our extensive listings of similar titles in History~
New. Hardcover reprint of the original 1807 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: Prince Henry The Navigator The Hero Of Portugal And Of Modern Discovery 1394 1460. C. Raymond Beazley. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: Prince Henry The Navigator The Hero Of Portugal And Of Modern Discovery 1394 1460. C. Raymond Beazley. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1807.
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