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Of the shipwreck that Happened To Baltasar de Castro and others on a ship from Spain bound for this island of hispaniola with a cargo of mares; of the seventy-nine persons on board, forty-six were drowned and thirty-three were miraculously saved.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

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

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/9780813035406.003.0012
Of the shipwreck that Happened To Baltasar de Castro and others on a ship from Spain bound for this island of hispaniola with a cargo of mares; of the seventy-nine persons on board, forty-six were drowned and thirty-three were miraculously saved.

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This chapter focuses on the shipwreck that happened to Baltasar de Castro and others on a ship from Spain bound for Hispaniola with a cargo of mares. It states that of the seventy-nine persons on board, forty-six were drowned and thirty-three were miraculously saved. Amador de los Ríos notes that in both the autograph manuscript and the sixteenth-century copy from which he was working, the texts of Chapters XI–XIX were missing, as well as the first part of Chapter XX. Fortunately, Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés's general index to the third part has the initial chapter summaries, which at least give an idea of the missing contents. None of these summaries are dated.

Keywords: shipwreck; Baltasar de Castro; ship; Spain; Hispaniola; cargo; mares; Amador de los Ríos; manuscript; Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés

Chapter.  258 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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