The Diplomatic History Of America Volume 1452-1494; Its First

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byHenry Harrisse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1897 Excerpt: ... XVIII. SPANISH RULING AT BADAJOZ. Judging from Enciso's statement that the divisional line "was near the Mar Dulce," and from the place assigned to that Line in the first Portuguese 188 and Spanish maps which exhibit it, we are led to infer that its true location was then universally believed to be east of the Amazona river, and in its proximity. How near exactly is a question which, as we have already said, never was and can never be settled. But we may retrace the genesis, so to speak, of its delineation by its appearance in the early Spanish charts. It is probable that the location of the dividing Line remained for a number of years in those maps, and, apparently, in the Padron general, or model chart, where we understand Enciso to have placed it. The position was unmistakable, being close to the vast estuary called the Sea of Fresh Water. The technical statements of cosmographers, however, as regards its longitude, were doubtless erroneous and shifting, according to their geodetic theories, which may not have been precisely the same for all and at all times. Withal, the question did not lie dormant with the Spaniards, both as regards the East and West. We possess a letter from Alonzo de Zuazo, in which, so early as January 22, 1518, he called the attention of Charles V. to his rights in the matter. It seems that Zuazo had undertaken to ascertain scientifically where the Line of Demarcation actually passed. "While tracing the lines, says he, I found that Your Majesty was suffering great wrongs in the mainlands of Brazil. From Cape St. Augustine, thirty leagues at most may belong to the King of Portugal; yet he possesses more than two hundred, from which he receives annually more than twenty thousand ducats in dye wood brazil) and slaves. I, to ascertain ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1897 Excerpt: ... XVIII. SPANISH RULING AT BADAJOZ. Judging from Enciso's statement that the divisional line "was near the Mar Dulce," and from th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217279678

ISBN - 13:9780217279673

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