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By Pierre Bontier, Jean Le Verrier, Richard Henry Major

The guides of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made to be had 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 the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, involves a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works through authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and protecting voyages to the hot international, to China and Japan, to Russia and to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. The Canary Islands were identified to ecu international locations because the Roman period. In 1402, the dominion of Castile despatched an expeditionary strength, led by way of French explorers Jean de B├ęthencourt (1362-1425) and Gadifer de l. a. Salle (1340-1415), to beat the islands. This quantity, first released in English in 1872, incorporates a modern account of the conquest written through Pierre Bontier and Jean Le Verrier, either participants of the excursion; it comprises priceless information of the indigenous population of the islands.

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