The Canarian: Or, Book of the Conquest and Conversion of the by Pierre Bontier, Jean Le Verrier, Richard Henry Major PDF

By Pierre Bontier, Jean Le Verrier, Richard Henry Major

ISBN-10: 0511697511

ISBN-13: 9780511697517

ISBN-10: 110801139X

ISBN-13: 9781108011396

The courses of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made to be had edited (and occasionally translated) early bills of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, contains a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works through authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and overlaying voyages to the recent global, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. The Canary Islands were identified to ecu international locations because the Roman period. In 1402, the dominion of Castile despatched an expeditionary strength, led via French explorers Jean de B?thencourt (1362-1425) and Gadifer de los angeles Salle (1340-1415), to beat the islands. This quantity, first released in English in 1872, encompasses a modern account of the conquest written via Pierre Bontier and Jean Le Verrier, either participants of the excursion; it comprises important information of the indigenous population of the islands.

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Library {plim Segueriana) to that of St. Germain des Pres, whence it migrated at the Revolution to the National Library, where it bears the No. 18629 among the French MSS. I t is a series of notes and accessory pieces, which Bergeron appears to have thought useless, as he says nothing of them; fourteen pieces of verse in Latin, French, and Greek, addressed generally " nobilissimo clarissimoque Viro Domino de Bethencourt, Senatus Rothomagensis Consiliario Regio," and beginning with a sextuple acrostic on the theme " Galenus Bethencurtius," in twenty verses, each of which repeats six times his initial letter, "Grande Genus Graio Generate Galene Galerio," and so on.

I cannot speak too gratefully of the conscientiousness which, with this object in view, inspired the execution of so great an amount of hard work, rendered charming by that zealous interest in minute details which could only come from, or be appreciated by, a genuine antiquary. I do not however think it needful to lay before the reader more than a summary of that which was thus fully written for my own enlightenment. In the original MS. there occurred, at places where no headings or titles were supplied, "coupures" or divisions in the chapters, as if suggestive of new chapters being there intended.

He sent Affonso Marta to Madeira to procure stores by the sale of the two Canarians. The weather prevented Marta making the island, and he was obliged to put in at Lisbon, where at that time was Joao Dornellas, squire to the king, and cousin to Alvaro. Joao had a joint interest in the caravel, and hearing of his cousin's difficulties, hastened to his assistance. Together they made a descent upon the island of Palma, having obtained help from the people of Gomera in the name of Prince Henry, and in a night attack, after a fierce encounter, took twenty captives.

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