The letters of Amerigo Vespucci : and other documents illustrative of his career

Author: Vespucci, Amerigo, 1451-1512.
Markham, Clements R. (Clements Robert), Sir, 1830-1916
Responsibility: translated with notes and an introduction by Clements R. Markham
Corporate Author: Hakluyt Society
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for the Hakluyt Society
Date Published: 1894.
Series: Works issued by the Hakluyt Society ; 1st ser., no. 90
Description: xliv, 121 p. ; 22 cm.
Call Number: rg 920 V a
Online Resource: Open web link
Subject: Vespucci, Amerigo, 1451-1512--Travel--America
Vespucci, Amerigo, 1451-1512--Correspondence
Ojeda, Alonso de, ca. 1466-ca. 1515--Travel--America
Columbus, Christopher--Correspondence
Pinzôn, Vicente Yáñez, 1461 or 2-ca. 1524--Travel--America
Díaz de Solís, Juan, 1471?-1516?--Travel--America
America--Early accounts to 1600
America--Discovery and exploration--Early works to 1800
Explorers, Italian--Biography--Early works to 1800
Explorers, Italian--Correspondence
Explorers, Spanish--Biography--Early works to 1800
Explorers--America--Biography--Early works to 1800
Travellers' writings, Italian--Early works to 1800
Travellers' writings, Spanish--Early works to 1800
Italian letters--15th century
Italian letters--16th century
Subject Refs: Hojeda, Alonso de, ca. 1466-ca. 1515 Pinzon, Vicente Yanez, 1461 or 2-ca. 1524- Diaz de Solis, Juan, 1471?-1516? De Solis, Juan Diaz, 1471?-1516? Solis, Juan Diaz de, 1471?-1516?
Contents: Letter of Amerigo Vespucci to a "magnificent lord" -- Letter of Amerigo Vespucci to Lorenzo Pietro F. di Medici -- Evidence of Alonzo de Hojeda [i.e. Ojeda] respecting his voyage of 1499 -- Account of the voyage of Hojeda, 1499-1500, by Navarrete -- Letter of the Admiral Christopher Columbus to his son -- Letter of Vianelo to the Seigneury of Venice -- Letter of naturalization in favor of Vespucci -- Appointment of Amerigo Vespucci as chief pilot -- Chapters from Las Casas, which discuss the statements of Vespucci -- Evidence respecting the voyage of Pinzon and Solis -- Las Casas on the voyage of Pinzon and Solis
Biography: Amerigo Vespucci, (born 9 March, 1451, Florence, Italy-died 22 February, 1512, Seville, Spain), was an important Italian explorer and navigator, a cartographer and contemporary of Christopher Columbus. Vespucci was well educated, a student of literature and the Latin language, and devoted himself to the study of physics, geometry, astronomy and cosmography. After the death of his father, in about 1483, Vespucci became steward in the house of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici. Through his association and connections with the house of Medici, he was appointed by Giannetto di Lorenzo Berardo Berardi in Seville, Spain between November of 1491 and February of 1492. Vespucci became a chief agent of the firm, which, later, had a leading part in fitting out the oceanic expeditions that led to the discovery of the New World. The successful voyages of Christopher Columbus increased Vespucci's desire to take a part in the general European movement to seek a western passage to the Indies. Vespuc
Notes: Includes index. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Cited: Thacher, II, p. 52 (Americana)

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