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By António Galvano, C. R. Drinkwater Bethune (editor), Richard Haykluyt (translator)

The guides of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made to be had edited (and occasionally translated) early bills of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, contains a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works by means of authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and protecting voyages to the recent global, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This quantity, released in 1862, includes a sixteenth-century Portuguese textual content first released in translation by means of Hakluyt himself in 1601; either the unique Portuguese and a changed model of Hakluyt's translation are given on every one web page. the writer, Ant?nio Galvano (1503-1557), unusual himself as Governor of the Moluccas, yet fell out of favour on his go back to Portugal and died in poverty. His booklet strains the heritage of exploration from 'the time of the Flood' to 1555.

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India into Europe, and not be discharged till they came into Italie. So that this Sesostris was the first king which built great caracks to trauaile this way. But this enterprise for all that took little effect. For if it had, Africa had then been made as an island all compassed with water, being no more ground between sea and sea, then the space of 20. leagues or 60 miles. About this time the Grecians gathered together an army Diodnrus & . & J Siculus, lib. or fleete, which now is called Argonautica, whereof Jason 4> caP-4and Alceus were captains-general.

This appears to be something approaching the meaning. 3 4 5 Shores. Whence they brought. Channels and. 44 DISCOVERIES IN DIFFERENT TIMES AND SEASONS, The time of Alexander Magnus, as appeereth by the ages of the world, was before the comming of Christ 324 yeeres: we all know that he was borne in Europe; but he trauailed into Asia and Africa, and passed through Armenia, Assyria, Persia, and Bactria, standing northerly in 44 degrees of latitude,1 which is the farthest countrey in longitude wherein he was in all his iourneyes.

21 middest of the barke, standing insteed both of mast and ^jf^. 1 It is further said, that the people of China were sometimes lords of the most part of Scythia, and sailed ordinarily along that coast, which seemeth to reach vnto 70 degrees toward the north. Cornelius Nepos is the author of this, ^ who particularly affirmeth, that in the time that Metellus, the fellowe consul of Afranius, was proconsul in France, the king of Sueuia sent vnto him certaine Indians, which came thither in a ship2 from this countrey, comming by the north and by the flats of Germanic And it is probable that they were people of China, for that they from 20, 30, and 40 degrees vpwards haue strong ships and clynchers, 3 that can well brooke the seas, and indure the cold and intemperature of such northerly regions.

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