New PDF release: The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci and Other Documents
By Clements Robert Markham, Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci
Comprises the next goods, translated with notes and an creation: Letter of Amerigo Vespucci to a 'magnificent lord' - Letter of Amerigo Vespucci to Lorenzo Pietro F. di Medici - proof of Alonzo de Hojeda respecting his voyage of 1499 - Account of the voyage of Hojeda, 1499-1500, by way of Navarrete - Letter of the Admiral Christopher Columbus to his son - Letter of Vianelo to the Seigneury of Venice - Letter of naturalization in desire of Vespucci - Appointment of Amerigo Vespucci as leader pilot - Chapters from Las Casas, which debate the statements of Vespucci - facts respecting the voyage of Pinzon and Solis - Las Casas at the voyage of Pinzon and Solis; Index. it is a new print-on-demand hardback version of the amount first released in 1894.
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They show themselves simple in their talk, and are very sharp and cunning in securing their ends. They speak little, and in a low voice. They use the same accents as ourselves, forming their words either on the palate, the teeth, or the lips, only they have other words for things. Great is the diversity of languages, for in a hundred leagues we found such change in the language that the inhabitants could not understand each other. Their mode of life is very barbarous, for they have no regular time for their meals, but they eat at any time that 8 MANNERS AND CUSTOMS they have the wish, as often at night as in the day—indeed, they eat at all hours.
The first voyage appears, both from internal and external evidence, to be imaginary. The second voyage is the first of Hojeda inaccurately told, while two or three incidents of the Hojeda voyage are transferred to the imaginary first voyage. The assertion that the King sent an expedition of discovery, consisting of four ships, in May 1497, is not corroborated. There is no record of any such expedition, and there is much collateral evidence, which will be discussed further on, that no expedition was despatched by the King in that year.
II. INTRODUCTION*. XXXI manuscript of Vespucci, which is lost. It is in favour of Lariab that the Italian version was probably printed from the manuscript without previous translation ; while the version containing Parias was translated into French, and then into Latin, before it wras printed. On the other hand, there is strong reason for the belief that the editor of the Latin version had not then heard of the particulars of the third voyage of Columbus, or of the name of Paria. In that case it could not have come into his head to print Parias for Lariab, and consequently Parias was the original form, and Lariab a misprint of the Italian version.
The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci and Other Documents Illustrative of His Career by Clements Robert Markham, Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci