A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 10 eBook

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Before commencing the narrative appropriated for this division of our arrangement, it is proper to give the following complete table of all the circumnavigators, within the period assigned to the present portion of this collection; with the names of the ports from which they sailed, and the dates of their respective voyages, and returns.—­Ed.

|_Sailed from_|                 |_Returned_.
1.  Ferdinand,  | Seville,         | Aug. 10, 1519.  | Sept. 8, 1522. 
Magellan,   | in Spain,        |                 |
2.  Sir Francis | Plymouth Sound,  | Dec. 30, 1577.  | Sept. 16, 1580. 
Drake,      |                  |                 |
3.  Sir Thomas  | Plymouth,        | July 25, 1586.  | Sept. 9, 1588. 
Candish,    |                  |                 |
4.  Oliver van  | Goeree,          | Sept. 13, 1598. | Aug. 26, 1601. 
Noord,      |                  |                 |
5.  George      | Texel,           | Aug. 8, 1614.   | July 1, 1617. 
Spilbergeny,|                  |                 |
6.  Shouten and | Texel,           | June 24, 1615.  | July 1, 1617. 
LeMair,     |                  |                 |
7.  Nassau      | Goeree,          | April 29, 1623. | Jan. 21, 1626.
fleet,      |                  |                 |
8.  Cowley,[A]  | Achamack, in     | Aug. 23, 1683.  | Oct. 12, 1686.
| Virginia,        |                 |
9.  William     | Achamack,        | Aug. 28, 1683.  | Sept. 16, 1691. 
Dampier,[A] |                  |                 |
10.  Dampier and | the Downs,       | Aug. 9, 1703.   | Aug. 1706. 
Funnel,     |                  |                 |
ll.  Wood Rogers,| Bristol,         | June 15, 1708.  | Oct. 1, 1711.
and Courtney,|                  |                 |
12.  John        | Plymouth,        | Feb. 15, 1719.  | June, 1722. 
Clapperton, |                  |                 |
13.  George      | Plymouth,        | Feb. 15, 1719.  | Aug. 1, 1722. 
Shelvocke   |                  |                 |
14.  Roggewein,  | Texel,           | July 17, 1721.  | July 11, 1723.
15.  George      | St Helens,       | Sept. 18, 1740. | June 15, 1744. 
Anson,      |                  |                 |

[Footnote A:  These two are conjoined in Chap.  VIII. of this book, for reasons which will appear there sufficiently obvious.—­E.]

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CHAPTER I.

Voyage of Ferdinand Magellan round the world, in 1519—­1522.[1]

SECTION I.

Some Account of Magellan, precious to the Commencement of his Voyage.

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