A Popular History Of The Discovery Of America (volume 2); From Columbus To Franklin

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byJohann Georg Kohl

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1862. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE SOUTH SEA. 219 CHAPTER VI. THE PIZAKROS IN PERU. Columbus hears of "another Sea" (1503)--Vasco Nunez de Balboa beholds the South Sea (1513)--Andagoya goes to " Biru" (Peru), (1522)--Francisco Pizarro, Almagro, and Luquc found their Triumvirate (1524)--Francisco Pizarro conquers and seizes the Inca Atahualpa at Caxamalca (Nov. 16, 1532)--Atahualpa's Execution (Aug. 29, 1533)--The old Capital of Cusco taken (1534)--The new Capital of Lima founded (1535)--Almagro discovers North Chili (1536)--His Execution (1537)--Benalcazar, Quesada, and Federmann meet on the Plain of Bogota (1538)--Murder of Francisco Pizarro (June 26, 1541)--Gonzalo Pizarro's Expedition to the East, and Orellana's Voyage on the Maranon, or Amazon (1541-42)--Pedro de Valdivia discovers South Chili as far as Patagonia (1540-44). When Columbus sailed along the north coast of the isthmus-land of Central America, in 1503, he heard from the natives that it was very narrow, and that there was another great ocean to the south of it. This "other ocean in the south" (the South Sea) had been therefore named and famed among the Spaniards before it had been seen by any of them, or one of their ships had sailed upon it. 220 THE SOUTH SEA. Although the land which divides the two seas was narrow, it was extremely difficult to traverse; it was covered by rude chains of mountains and primeval forests, through which every step and opening had to be cut with an axe: the way was still further encumbered by creepers and stems of trees, which had to be cleared away by the sword. Eleven years after Columbus, the bold conqueror, Vasco Nufiez de Balboa, was the first who, after many vain attempts, succeeded in getting to the foot of the central mountains of the isthmus with a troop of Spaniards. From the summit...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1862. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE SOUTH SEA. 219 CHAPTER VI. THE PIZAKROS IN PERU. Columbus hears of "another Sea" (1503)--Vasco Nunez de Balboa beholds the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217664806

ISBN - 13:9780217664806

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