Of the caravel they call the Taviras' for the marvelous thing that Will Be recounted here that God and His Glorious Mother did for these women and for other persons who were involved In this shipwreck.
Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo
in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'
- Published in print:
- Published Online:
- September 2011
- Item type:
- University Press of Florida
- History, World Early Modern History
In the year 1519 a caravel bound for these islands left the city and harbor of Santa María de la Antigua del Darién, which is in Tierra Firme on the Gulf of Urabá in the jurisdiction of Castilla del ... More
In the year 1519 a caravel bound for these islands left the city and harbor of Santa María de la Antigua del Darién, which is in Tierra Firme on the Gulf of Urabá in the jurisdiction of Castilla del Oro. Crossing this gulf it ran into a large storm which blew it toward Fernandina Island. Each time that the people on board found themselves sucked under the waves and almost sunk, the Mother of God pulled them up from beneath the water. Two women called the Taviras and other persons traveling in this caravel, but from these women especially, according to what was reported, there were many tears and from the others as well. In that caravel was traveling a mendicant coming from Tierra Firme with the alms collected for Our Lady of Guadalupe.Less