Antonio. Pigafetta wrote one of the most influential journals of the 16th century in , which recorded the events of the Mallegan voyage around the world. About the diary: The version used here is The First Voyage Round the World by Antonio Pigafetta, translated by Lord Stanley of Alderley as reproduced in. By Antonio Pigafetta. Original text, with translation, notes and bibliography by James Alexander Robertson. (Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark Company.

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Afterwards we made two hundred leagues to westwards, then changed the course to a quarter of south-west, until in thirteen degrees north latitude, in order to approach the land of Cape Gaticara, [] which cape under correction of those who have made cosmographyfor they have never seen itis not placed where they think, but is towards the north, in twelve degrees or thereabouts. These were thus named: There are also in this island doves, tortoises, parrots, pigfaetta certain black birds as large as a fowl, with a antonlo tail.

THE VOYAGE OF MAGELLAN: The Journal of Antonio Pigafetta by Antonio Pigafetta | Kirkus Reviews

Maupin Diary of David L. Then the king ordered to be brought a dish of pig’s flesh and wine. Glasses are much prized in this country. In this place antonlo endured a great storm, and thought we should have been lost, but the three holy bodies, that is to say, St.

However, on account of what he had heard where pigqfetta had passed, and especially from the King of Mazzava, of his courtesy and good fame, he had wished to pass by his country to visit him, and also to obtain some refreshment of victuals for his merchandise. Mary, and it was thought there that from thence there was a passage to the Sea of Sur; that is to say, the South Sea. But afterwards he did not return, and it is to be presumed that the other giants killed him because he pigfetta come to us.

Now this custom arose as follows: This Gaspar de Casada had his head cut off, and afterwards was cut into quarters; and the conductor having a few days later attempted another treason, was banished with a priest, and was put in that country called Pattagonia. Hearing this, the captain was very joyful, on seeing that, the first king raised his hands to the sky and said that he wished it were possible for him to be able to show the affection which he felt towards him.


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That done, his people told him all the good words and explanations of peace and religion joyrnal he had spoken to them. The manner in which he retained them was that he gave them many knives, forks, mirrors, bells, and glass, and they held all these things in their hands. These carry their children fastened to their neck, and they are inside a thing made of cotton in the manner of a net. James, was lost in going to discover the coast; all the men, however, were saved by a miracle, for they were hardly wet at all.

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The islanders were not terrified, they replied that if we had lances, so also had they, although only of reeds, and wood hardened with fire. Antonio Pigafetta also wrote a book, in which a detailed account of the voyage was given.

jourrnal When the giant saw his likeness in it, he was greatly terrified, leaping backwards, and made three or four of our men fall down. However, it was not through Pigafetta’s writings that Europeans first learned of the circumnavigation of the globe. Burns Diary of John P. Alberto of Gerolamo died29 years old.

The king hearing that sent two dead pigs. Sign In or Create an Account. Public Private login e. To which the king answered that he desired to be the same towards him.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The king wished to detain us to supper, but we made our excuses and took leave of him. One of the two we had taken, and who was in our ship, said that the blood did not choose to remain in the place and spot of the body where pain was felt.


The women anoint their bodies and their hair with oil of cocho and giongioli sesame. We went there, and indeed found him unable to speak or to move. Besides the above-mentioned ordinances for carrying on seamanship as is fitting, and to avoid the dangers which may come upon those who do not keep watch, the said captain, who was expert in the things required for navigation, ordered that three watches should be kept at night.

These people chew most of their time a fruit which they call areca, which is something of the shape of a pear; they cut it in four quarters, and after they have chewed it for a long time they spit it out, from pigacetta afterwards joyrnal have their mouths very red.

Then seeing that he was dead, all ran away. We however waited for daylight; we then leaped into the water up to our thighs, for on account of the shallow water and the rocks the boats could not come close to the beach, and we had to cross two good crossbow shots pgafetta the water before reaching it.

In that manner they knew whether the ships were following and keeping together or not. The men are shaven, and wear no beard, because they pluck it out themselves, and for all clothing they wear a circle surrounded with the largest feathers of parrots, [29] and they only cover their posterior parts, which is a cause of laughter and mockery. To this the captain answered that for the moment he could not leave them any of his people, but that if they wished to be Christians that his priest would baptise them, and that another time he would bring priests and preachers to teach them the faith.

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