Spanish Voyages of Discovery

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VOYAGES AND DISCOVERIES OF THE COMPANIONS OF COLUMBUS.

To declare my opinion herein, whatsoever hath heretofore been discovered by the famous travayles of Saturnus and Hercules, with such other whom the Antiquitie for their heroical acts honoured as gods, seemeth but little and obscure, if it be compared to the victorious labors of the Spanyards. -- P. Martyr, Decad. III. c. 4. Lock's traiislation


ALONZO DE OJEDA.* HIS FIRST VOYAGE, IN WHICH HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY AMERIGO VESPUCCI.

CHAPTER I. SOME ACCOUNT OF OJEDA -- OF JUAN DE LA COSA -- OF AMERIGO VESPUCCI -- PREPARATIONS FOR THE,VOYAGE. -- (1499.)

THOSE who have read the History of Columbus will, doubtless, remember the character and exploits of Alonzo de Ojeda; as some of the readers of the following pages, however, may not have perused that work, and as it is proposed at present to trace the subsequent fortunes of this youthful adventurer, a brief sketch of him may not be deemed superfluous.

Alonzo de Ojeda was a native of Cuenca, in New Castile, and of a respectable family. He was brought up as a page or esquire, in the service of Don Luis de Cerda, Duke of Medina Celi, one of the most powerful nobles of Spain; the same who for some time patronised Columbus during his application to the Spanish court.

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Ojeda is pronounced in Spanish Oheda, with a strong aspiration of the h.
Vespucci, Vespuchy.
Varones Hustres, por F. Pizarro y Orellana, p. 41. Las Casas, Hist. Ind. I i. c. 82.

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