By Pascual De Andagoya
The guides of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made on hand edited (and occasionally translated) early debts of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, involves a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works by way of authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and protecting voyages to the hot international, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This publication, released in 1865, includes an early account of Spanish exploration on and round the Isthmus of Panama. the writer followed Pedrarias Davila while he used to be appointed governor of the isthmus in 1514, and his document concerning the mythical riches of the Inca empire of Peru ended in Pizarro's excursion and the destruction of the Inca civilisation. The translator's introductory essay describes the excursion of Balboa, who preceded Davila as governor of the isthmus, and used to be the 1st eu to work out the Pacific Ocean.
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The settlement was small, and there were few resources in the land. The provisions which were on board the ships were disembarked, and divided amongst all the people. The flour and other stores were injured by the sea, and this, added to the evil nature of the land, which is woody, covered with swamps, and very thinly iuhabited, brought on so much sickness among the people, that they could not be cured, and in one month seven hundred men died of sickness and hunger. Our arrival weighed so much on those who were already settled at Darien, that they would do no act of charity for any one.
This was the cause of the ruin both of the one governor and of the other. , torn, iii, Sum. iv, p. 358. ejTos or herramientas. In caulking seams the estopa or oakum is first driven well in with a thin edged caulking iron, and then remachaclo or secured with a blunt one or fierro grueso. 1 When the people, whom he had left in Nombre de Dios, found that their captain did not return, obliged by necessity, they followed him, and, arriving at Darien, submitted to the authority of the others. 2 Pedrarias arrived at Darien in the end of July of the said year 1514, where he was received by the people who were there, and where he landed all his troops.
We directed our course towards that which we had first seen" (Dominica, so called from having been discovered on a Sunday), " and reaching the coast, we proceeded more than a league in search of a port where we might anchor, but without finding one. All that part of the island which we could observe, appeared mountainous, very beautiful, and green even up to the water, which was delightful to see, for at that season there is scarcely anything green in our own country. " PASCUAL DE ANDAGOYA. o are a warlike people.