VOYAGES AND DISCOVERIES OF THE COMPANIONS OF COLUMBUS- Book
By Washington Irving
We are here presented with a good addition to Mr. Irving's "Life of Columbus." None of the disciples of that great man achieved discoveries equal to his, and many of them were actuated by motives more questionable than the desire to extend our knowledge of the globe on which we live. To secure the first fruits contented the ambition of many of his immediate followers.
Some, however, did more; especially, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, whose discovery of the Pacific Ocean forms one of the most beautiful and striking incidents in the history of the New World; and Juan Ponce de Leon, the conqueror of Puerto Rico, and discoverer of Florida. Nunez is our favorite; there are points in his history that make us pause with wonder and admiration at the daring spirit of the man who surmounted, by his courage and perseverance, so many appalling difficulties.
6X9 P/B, 150 pp.