Spanish Voyages of Discovery

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SPANISH VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY.
CONTENTS.
PAGE
INTRODUCTION5
CHAP. ALONZO DE OJEDA.
I.
Some Account of Ojeda -- Of Juan de la Cosa -- Of Amerigo Vespucci -- Preparations for the Voyage (1499)9
II.
Departure from Spain -- Arrival on the Coast of Paria -- Customs of the Native13
III.
Coasting of Terra Firma -- Military Expedition of Ojeda15
IV.
Discovery of the Gulf of Venezuela -- Transactions there -- Ojeda explores the Gulf -- Penetrates to Maracaibo17
V.
Prosecution of the Voyage -- Return to Spain20
PEDRO ALONZO NINO AND CHRISTOVAL GUERRA (1499).
A. D. 149922
VICENTE YANEZ PINZON. A. D.149926
DIEGO DE LEPE AND RODRIGO DE BASTIDES. A. D.150032
ALONZO DE OJEDA. SECOND VOYAGE. A. D.150235
ALONZO DE OJEDA. THIRD VOYAGE.
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Ojeda applies for a Command -- Has a rival candidate in Diego de Nicuesa -- His success41
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Feud between the Rival Governors, Ojeda and Nicuesa -- A Challenge -- (1509)44
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Exploits and Disasters of Ojeda on the Coast of Carthagena -- Fate of the veteran Juan de la Cosa (1509)48
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Arrival of Nicuesa -- Vengeance taken on the Indians52
NaN.
Ojeda founds the Colony of San Sebastian -- Beleagured by the Indians56
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Alonzo de Ojeda supposed by the Savages to have a Charmed Life -- Their Experiment to try the Fact58
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Arrival of a Strange Ship at San Sebastian59
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Factions in the Colony -- A Convention made61
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Disastrous Voyage of Ojeda in the Pirate Ship62
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Toilsome March of Ojeda and his Companions through the Morasses of Cuba64
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Ojeda performs his Vow to the Virgin66
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Arrival of Ojeda at Jamaica -- His Reception by Juan de Esquibel67
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Arrival of Alonzo de Ojeda at San Domingo -- Conclusion of his Story69
DIEGO DE NICUESA .
I.
Nicuesa sails to the Westward -- His Shipwreck and subsequent Disasters72
II.
Nicuesa and his men on a desolate Island74
III.
Arrival of a Boat -- Conduct of Lope de Olano76
IV.
Nicuesa rejoins his Crews77
V.
Sufferings of Nicuesa and his men on the Coast of the Isthmus78
VI.
Expedition of the Bachelor Enciso in search of the Seat of Government of Ojeda (1510)81
VII.
The Bachelor hears unwelcome Tidings of his destined Jurisdiction84
VIII.
Crusade of the Bachelor Enciso against the Sepulchres of Zenu85

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