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Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548)

Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780813035406
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038377 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813035406.001.0001
Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548)

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These dramatic tales of seafaring and shipwrecks have been translated into English for the first time from the author's sixteenth-century reports on the perils and disasters experienced by travelers to and from the New World. These narratives contain important information about colonial navigation, meteorology, geography, shipping, trade routes, and sociology. The author's goal in writing about these events is not only to share these captivating stories with others but also “o that men may know the many perils that accompany sea travel.”

Keywords: seafaring; shipwrecks; New World; narratives; colonial navigation; meteorology; geography; shipping; trade routes; sociology

Book.  252 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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Book Fifty Prolog in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548)

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Of the father and son who were adrift on a plank until the father died; and how the son escaped. in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548)

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Of a ship many leagues out to sea that caught fire which was miraculously extinguished. in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548)

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