a memoir of sebastian cabot

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAP. III. CABOT PENETRATED INTO HUDSON'S BAY. On quitting the authorities which have so long been supposed to involve irreconcilable contradictions, the only remaining difficulty is that of selection from the numerous testimonials which, offer as to the real extent of the voyage. A few are referred to which speak in general terms of the latitude reached, before proceeding to such as describe particularly the course pursued. In De Bry (Grand Voyages iv. p. 69,) is the following passage:— " Sebastianus Gabottus, sumptibus Regis Anglise, Henrici VII., per septentrionalem plagam ad Cataium penetrare voluit. Ille primus Cuspidem Baccalaos detexit (quam hodie Britones et Nortmanni, iiauta; la coste des Molues hoc est Asselorum marino- rum oram appellant) atque etiam ulterius usque ad 67 gradum versus polum articum." Belle-forest, in his Cosmographie Universelle, which appeared at Paris, in 1576, (tom. ii. p. 2175,) makes the same statement. In the treatise of Chauveton, " Du Nouveau Monde," published at Geneva, in 1579, he says, (p. 141,)" Sebastian Gabotto, entreprit aux despens de Henry VII., Rex d' Angleterre, de cer- cher quelque passage pour aller en Catay par la Tramontaine. Cestuy la descouvrit la pointe de Baccalaos, (que les mariniers de Bretaigne, et de Normandie appellent La Coste des Molues) et plus haut jusqu'a sqixante sept degrez du Pole." " Sebastian Cabot attempted, at the expense of Henry VII., King of England, to find a way by the north to Cataia. He first discovered the point of Baccalaos, which the Breton and Norman sailors now coll the Coast of Codfish; and, proceeding yet further, he reached the latitude of sixty-seven degrees towards the Arctic Pole." There is a volume entitled, " A Prayse and Reporte of Martyne Frobisher's voyage to Met...
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