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The Voyage of John de Verazzano : Along the Coast of North America, from Carolina to Newfoundland A.D. 1524
by Giovanni Da Verrazzano and Joseph Green Cogswell


Overview - The Voyage of John De Verazzano, written 1524, was a letter to King Francis the I of France by Giovanni (or John) da Verrazzano upon his exploration of North Carolina and the Pamlico Sound, which he thought was the entrance to the Pacific Ocean. His analysis resulted in one of many errors in the way North America was represented on a map; it was not fully and correctly mapped until the late 1800s.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Voyage of John De Verazzano, written 1524, was a letter to King Francis the I of France by Giovanni (or John) da Verrazzano upon his exploration of North Carolina and the Pamlico Sound, which he thought was the entrance to the Pacific Ocean. His analysis resulted in one of many errors in the way North America was represented on a map; it was not fully and correctly mapped until the late 1800s. The letter, translated from its original Italian, provides an interesting insight into how the newly-discovered continent was viewed by explorers and other countries. Also included is an account, in Italian, of Verazzano's discovery of New York Harbor. GIOVANNI DA VERRAZZANO (1485-1528) was an Italian explorer of North America, the first European since the colonization of the Americas by the Norse colonies to explore the Atlantic coast. Born near Florence, he soon moved to France and started a career as a navigator, after which he was invited to explore North America by the French King Francis I. Throughout his years, he explored New York Harbor, Narragansett Bay, the coast of Maine, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, Florida, the Bahamas, and the Lesser Antilles. Verrazzano made a total of three trips, dying in 1528 after embarking on an island and being killed and eaten by the local Carib cannibals.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781616403812
  • ISBN-10: 1616403810
  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Page Count: 34
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.08 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.12 pounds


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