The guides of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made on hand edited (and occasionally translated) early money owed of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, comprises a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works via authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and masking voyages to the hot international, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This 1874 quantity includes an account of the 1st circumnavigation of the globe in 1519-1522 by way of Antonio Pigafetta, a Venetian member of Magellan's excursion. It additionally includes Pigafetta's treatise on navigation, and different fabric when it comes to Magellan's voyage, together with log-books, documents by way of the pilot and others, and info of the workforce and the price of the fleet. Pigafetta vividly recorded the geography, weather, flowers, fauna and the population of the locations that the excursion visited, in addition to Magellan's demise within the Philippines.
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