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The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Volume II)   By: (1783-1859)

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The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Volume II) by Washington Irving is a detailed and comprehensive account of the famed explorer's journeys and adventures. Irving's prose is rich and vivid, bringing to life the challenges and triumphs of Columbus as he navigates the unknown waters of the New World.

Irving's thorough research is evident in the meticulous descriptions of the landscapes, peoples, and cultures that Columbus encounters on his voyages. The reader is transported back in time to the Age of Exploration, feeling as though they are right there alongside Columbus as he sets sail into the unknown.

While some may find Irving's language and style a bit dated, the book remains a valuable and informative resource for anyone interested in the history of exploration and discovery. The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus is a must-read for history buffs and anyone curious about the man behind the legend.

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The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus


Washington Irving.

Venient annis Sæcula seris, quibus Oceanus Vincula rerum laxet, et ingens Pateat tellus, Typhisque novos Detegat Orbes, nec sit terris Ultima Thule.

Seneca: Medea .

Author's Revised Edition.

Vol. II.


Contents of Volume II.

Book XI.

I. Administration of the Adelantado. Expedition to the Province of Xaragua II. Establishment of a Chain of Military Posts. Insurrection of Guarionex, the Cacique of the Vega III. The Adelantado Repairs to Xaragua to receive Tribute IV. Conspiracy of Roldan V. The Adelantado repairs to the Vega in relief of Fort Conception. His Interview with Roldan VI. Second Insurrection of Guarionex, and his Flight to the Mountains of Ciguay VII. Campaign of the Adelantado in the Mountains of Ciguay

Book XII.

I. Confusion in the Island. Proceedings of the Rebels at Xaragua II. Negotiation of the Admiral with the Rebels. Departure of Ships for Spain III. Arrangement with the Rebels IV. Another Mutiny of the Rebels; and Second Arrangement with them V. Grants made to Roldan and his Followers... Continue reading book >>

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