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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:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0010
Subject:
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 Which is related the marvelous case of a Portuguese ship that with thirty seamen left the port of this city of Santo Domingo to return to Portugal and, caught in a storm, was blown to the island of Bermuda, Where the ship was wrecked and the people escaped by God's mercy.

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:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0027
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Seven ships and caravels departed Santo Domingo in July 1543 for Spain. Among them was a ship of Portugal that had come to the city with a cargo of Negroes to sell. In Santo Domingo these slaves were ... More


Of another shipwreck that happened later in the same year as the previous one but with not such happy outcome as was related above.

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:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0030
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Three caravels departed Puerto Rico in May 1548. The largest vessel of 130 tons burthen was the Sancti Spíritus and was the flagship of the convoy. The smallest of the three ships, whose master was ... More


Of a Portuguese youth who, while traveling on a ship under full sail in fine weather, dove into the water wearing a balaclava to swim to another ship of the fleet; and how, by god's mercy, he was picked up by a ship following a quarter of a league behind.

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:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter relates the incident of a rash youth from Portugal who demonstrated his foolishness and God showed His mercy in the face of that youth's vanity. In the year 1514 Governor Pedrarias ... More


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