John and Sebastian Cabot, a Four Hundredth Anniversary Memorial of the Discovery of America

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Wyoming Historical and Geological Society, 1897 - 14 páginas

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Página 6 - And when my father died in that time news were brought that Don Christoval Colon, the Genoese, had discovered the coasts of India, of which there was great talk in all the court of King Henry VII, who then reigned...
Página 6 - East where spices growe, by a way that was never knowen before, by this fame and report there increased in my heart a great flame of desire to attempt some notable thing.
Página 3 - Ecuadoreans, at the celebration of the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus.
Página 6 - And when my father died in that time, when newes were brought that Don Christopher Colonus Genoese had discovered the coasts of India, whereof was great talke in all the court of king Henry the Seventh, who then...
Página 5 - VI. issued his famous bull of demarcation (May 4, 1493), giving to Portugal all discoveries east of a meridian one hundred leagues west of the Azores and Cape Verde Islands, a decision which was modified by the Treaty of Tordesillas (June 7, 1494) between Portugal and Spain, by which the line of demarcation was moved to a distance 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde Islands. This arrangement presently gave Portugal the important territory of Brazil in the Western Hemisphere.
Página 11 - BO anxiously seeking, or a sailing route through the American continent by which he might sail to lands further west, (or as we understand it now, to Asia). But Cabot at the time believed the land to be Asia, though not so rich a portion as he had expected and desired. "The final outcome of the Cabot voyages we state in a few words. The only immediate results were to incite other navigators to go to the same regions for cargoes of codfish, and to renew the search for an all water route somewhere...
Página 4 - ... foreshadowed, to distinguish the past from the future, will more and more predominate, to determine that the world's greatest heroes are those whose labors culminate in producing the greatest degree of universal peace and happiness without bloodshed and terror. "John Cabot, certainly, and Sebastian Cabot, possibly, were the first Europeans to discover the American continent and make record and cartographical representation of the same, preserving to all posterity the time, place and circumstance...
Página 5 - That discovery was made on the llth day of October, A. D. 1492. When Columbus returned to Spain, in the spring of 1493, and reported his discovery, Pope Alexander VI promptly proceeded to make partition between Spain and Portugal, of all the regions of the earth lying between western Europe and eastern Asia. This decree (technically termed a 'bull') gave all lands discovered, or to be discovered, to the west of a meridian 100 leagues west of the Azores and Cape Verde Islands to Spain, and all lands...
Página 5 - Darien, discovered 10,000 miles of ocean breadth between the newly discovered lands and eastern Asia. "John Cabot, like Columbus, was a native of Genoa. He later removed to Venice and -became a citizen of that place. He migrated to England about the year 1490, with his three sons, the second of them being Sebastian, who was 24 or 25 years of age In 1497. The services of father and son are so commingled and confused by the chroniclers of their day that it is an impossible task on our part to Justly...
Página 13 - ... The sense of smell commanded a greater attention and was a greater factor in prompting the astounding enterprise. We are speaking of an age when sanitary science cut no figure in the affairs of life — an age before the ingenious Yankee had made and patented a thousand varieties of toilet soap— an age before a gospel of personal and general cleanliness was preached or practiced. Perfumery, to take the place of soap and water, was in great demand. Rare, expensive and loud perfumes, to antagonize...

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