When we were about 500 leagues from the coast of Peru we saw a great quantity of birds, but after three days we saw them no more. Here we took the sun, and found that we were 8 degrees south of the equator; and we believed ourselves to be 900 leagues from the coast of Peru. We again saw quantities of birds, and navigating in the latitude of 7 degrees full, we sighted land, which was a small island. As we approached it, seven canoes of Indians came out, but they would not come near enough for us to find out whether they were negroes or Indians, and the canoes having gone further o?', returned to shore, where they displayed many ?ags, and lighted fires during the night. The next morning we had a storm of wind and rain, which, with the numerous currents, obliged us to go forward without touching at the island, to which we gave the name of the Island of Jesus.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Alvaro de Mendaña
Published Date - August 27 2019
ISBN - 9780265592151
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Page Count - 317
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