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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Tr

A GENERAL HISTORY AND COLLECTION OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS,

ARRANGED IN SYSTEMATIC ORDER:

FORMING A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF NAVIGATION, DISCOVERY, AND COMMERCE, BY SEA AND LAND, FROM THE EARLIEST AGES TO THE PRESENT TIME.

BY

ROBERT KERR, F.R.S. & F.A.S. EDIN.

ILLUSTRATED BY MAPS AND CHARTS.

VOL. III.

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH: AND T. CADELL, LONDON MDCCCXXIV

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CONTENTS OF VOL III.

PART II. CONTINUED.

BOOK II. HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA, AND OF SOME OF THE EARLY CONQUESTS IN THE NEW WORLD

CHAP. I. History of the discovery of America, by Christopher Columbus, written by his son Don Ferdinand Columbus, Introduction, Epochs of American discovery, Authors Preface.

SECT. I. Of the country, original, and name of Admiral Christopher Columbus; with other particulars of his life previous to his arrival in Portugal.

II. Of his first coming to Portugal, and the motives of his proposing to discover the West Indies.

III. The Admiral, disgusted by the procedure of the King of Portugal, in regard to the proposed discovery, offers his services to the court of Spain.

IV. Narrative of the First Voyage of Columbus, in which he actually discovered the New World[1].

VI. Second Voyage of Columbus to the West Indies.

VII. Account of the antiquities, ceremonies, and religion of the natives of Hispaniola, collected by F. Roman, by order of the Admiral.

VIII. The Admiral returns to Spain from his second voyage.

IX. Account of the Admirals Third Voyage, during which he discovered the continent of Paria; with the occurrences to his arrival in Hispaniola.

X. An account of the Rebellion in Hispaniola, previous to the arrival of the Admiral.

XI. Continuation of the troubles after the return of the Admiral to Hispaniola, to their adjustment.

XII. Transactions in Hispaniola subsequent to the settlement of the disturbances, until the sending of Columbus in irons to Spain.

XIII. Account of the Fourth Voyage of Columbus to the West Indies.

CHAP. II. Account of the Discovery of America, by Christopher Columbus; by Antonio de Herrera.

SECT. I. Of the knowledge of the Ancients respecting the New World.

II. Of the motives which led Columbus to believe that there were unknown countries.

III. Columbus proposes his design to the King and Queen of Spain; which, after many repulses, is adopted by the Queen.

IV. Conditions granted to Columbus by the crown of Castile, and an account of his First Voyage, in which he discovered the New World.

V. Continuation of the voyage; signs of approaching land; the people mutiny, and the Admiral endeavours to appease them.


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