The First Circumnavigators

The First Circumnavigators

Unsung Heroes of the Age of Discovery

Hardback236pp Illustrated208x140mm

9780300217780     Product Code: 506340


When Ferdinand Magellan set sail in 1519 to claim the Spice Islands for the King of Spain, his fleet included an international crew of family, friends, mariners, men-at-arms and slaves. Returning to Spain years later, three dozen of them had circumnavigated the globe, probably by accident. This book tells the story of the men accompanying Magellan and other illustrious expedition leaders on their voyages of discovery, and includes route maps and short biographies. Slightly off-mint.

publ £25.00