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The Four Voyages

Being His Own Log-book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narrative Drawn from the "Life of the Admiral" by His Son Hernando Colon and Other Contemporary Historians



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The Four Voyages by Christopher Columbus
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Whether Columbus was a noble spirit bent on extending Christendom or merely a mercenary sailor in search of gold, slaves, and trade with China, he is still credited for bringing off an enormous gamble. To present a consecutive narrative of his voyages to the Bahamas, Hispaniola, Cuba, Trinidad and the mainland of America, this book combines reports and letters written by "the admiral" himself with large passages from the biography prepared by his son, chapters from Oviedo's "Official History", de las Casas' humanitarian account and other records.

Author Biography

JM Cohen (1903 - 1989) was the translator of many volumes for the Penguin Classics, including versions of Rabelais, Cervantes and Montaigne.
Release date NZ
March 26th, 1992
Translated by John M. Cohen
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Penguin Classics
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