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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 3 (search)
to the Cabots may be found in one of the Hakluyt Society's volumes, entitled Henry Hudson the Navigator, edited by G. M. Asher, London, 1860, p. Ixix. The extracts which follow are from another volume of the same series, entitled Hakluyt's Divers Voyages, London, 1850, pp. 23-26. Verrazzano's narrative is taken from Hakluyt's Divers Voyages, same edition, pp. 55-71. Another translation, by J. G. Cogswell, may be found, with the original Italian narrative, in the Collections of the New YorkDivers Voyages, same edition, pp. 55-71. Another translation, by J. G. Cogswell, may be found, with the original Italian narrative, in the Collections of the New York Historical Society, second series, vol. I. I.—First news of John and Sebastian Cabot. [from a letter written by Lorenzo Pasqualigo, from London, to his. Brothers in Venice, and dated Aug. 23, 1497.] This Venetian of ours, who went with a ship from Bristol in quest of new islands, is returned, and says that seven hundred leagues hence he discovered terra firma, Firm land, or continent. which is the territory of the Grand Cham. The name then given to the sovereign of Tartary,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 7 (search)
Book VII: the French in Florida. (A. D. 1562-1565.) Indians in canoe. Ribaut's personal narrative is here reprinted from Hakluyt's Divers Voyages (London, Hakluyt Society, 1850), pp. 91-15. These extracts from Laudonniere's narrative are reprinted from Hakluyt's translation in his Voyages (edition of 1810), vol. III. pp. 371-373, 378-384, 386, 387, 423-427. Parkman tells the story of these adventures in the first half of his Pioneers of France in the New World. There is a memoir of Ribaut by Jared Sparks, in his American Biography, vol. XVII. I.—Jean Ribaut in Florida. [Dedicated to a great nobleman admiral de Coligny. of France, and translated into English by one Thomas Hackit.] Whereas, in the year of our Lord God 1562, it pleased God to move your Honor to choose and appoint us to discover and view a certain long coast of the West India, from the head of the land called La Florida, drawing toward the north part, unto the head of Britons, i.e.,
trous battle of Pavia, is it probable, that the impoverished government could have sent forth another expedition? Did he relinquish the service of France for that of England? It is hardly a safe conjecture, 1527 that he was murdered in an encounter with savages, while on a voyage of discovery, which Henry VIII. had favored. Memoir of S. Cabot, 271—276. Hakluyt asserts, that Verrazzani was thrice on the coast of America, and that he gave a map of it to the English monarch. Hakl. Divers Voyages, 1582, quoted in Mem. of Cabot, p. 272. It is the common tradition, that he perished at sea, having been engaged in an expedition of which no tidings were ever heard. Such a report might easily be spread respecting a great navigator who had disappeared from the public view; and the rumor might be adopted by an incautious historian. It is probable, that Verrazzani had only retired from the fatigues of the life of a mariner; and, while others believed him buried in the ocean, he may have