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The annals of the voyages of the brothers Nicolò and Antonio Zeno

The annals of the voyages of the brothers Nicolò and Antonio Zeno

in the North Atlantic about the end of the fourtheenth century and the claim founded thereon to a Venetian discovery of America : a criticism and an indictment

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Published by H. Stevens Son and Stiles in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Zeno, Niccolò, -- d. ca. 1395.,
  • Zeno, Antonio, -- d. 1405?,
  • America -- Discovery and exploration -- Italian.,
  • Greenland -- Discovery and exploration -- Italian.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesThe voyages of the brothers Zeni.
    Statementby Fred W. Lucas.
    SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series -- no. 29528
    ContributionsZeno, Niccolò, 1515-1565.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination4 microfiches (173 fr.)
    Number of Pages173
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18752735M
    ISBN 100665295286

    Thus the Dead Sea is what chemists call a saturated solution, being nearly one third 28 per cent. So from that point of view, Rome should really have had no reason to reject the idea of gunpowder. Forster noticed that, inHenry had beaten several other claimants to the earldom of Orkney, and had persuaded the king of Norway to make him earl of Orkney. Some have argued that Frisland simply sank, or else its size and solidity were overstated, and it was some sort of sandbank. To conclude: if you are a cartographic pedant, or a fan of medieval central Asian geography, or of pedigrees of Mongol rulers, or a hopeless insomniac, or if lots of footnotes turn you on, this is the book for you. He made it his business to rehabilitate the Zeno text, and, following in Forster's footsteps, to prove that it was all about Earl Henry Sinclair.

    The lack of any reference to Orkney in the Zeno text, or any depiction of it on the map, might have seemed to rule Henry Sinclair out. The band begins to play, the Emperor walks slowly between their ranks, saying a few words to each soldier in turn; the blazing heat of the sun eventually begins to have its effects, and one by one they fall unconscious p. Perhaps the most interesting part of this book for me at least was the chapter contributed by Laurence Witten, the American bookdealer who first brought the Vinland map and the Tartar relation to the U. There are a few interesting tidbits among all this, but they are hidden like needles in a haystack.

    The third story, Envoy Extraordinaryis in my opinion the most accessible and the most entertaining of the three. There have therefore been abundant opportunities for men to get into America from the Old World without crossing salt water. Persons who spent much time on the water, therefore, like the most ancient Egyptians and the islanders of the Chinese and South seas, soon devised a way of weaving rushes or splints of bamboo into broad mats, and thus were able, on account of their lightness, to carry much larger and more effective sails, which were kept outstretched by one or more cross-poles or spars, and could be taken down quickly. Another root of naval architecture lies in the raft, which long ago reached a high degree of usefulness in the sea-going balsa of western South America. The admission which should unravel the whole story—and with it the claims to existence of Frisland, Drogeo, Icaria, Estotiland, Porlanda, Neome—is curiously moving in its contrition and contradictoriness.


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The first group of these observations and discoveries relate to "middens" or shell-heaps. After all, this is how the atom bomb had come to be invented just a few years before Envoy Extraordinary was written. The annals of the voyages of the brothers Nicolò and Antonio Zeno book mechanistic view of someone like Phanocles is a great basis for discovering natural laws but a terrible basis for planning a policy.

After Mercator, one of the most influential geographical works of the 16th Century was Sebastian Munster's Cosmography. Each of the stays running diagonally from mast to mast bears a triangular sail known by the name of the particular stay on which it hangs, as maintopmast staysail, and so on—nine in all.

Cicogna, mss. Probably this was the case with the ancient inhabitants of the Delaware and Little Miami valleys; it is not at all likely that men who used their kind of tools knew much about going on the sea in boats.

The former is comparatively free from islands, and is inclosed northward by the approaching extremities of Alaska and Siberia; while the latter widens at the south into the boundless Antarctic Ocean.

I suggested to my friend Niven Sinclair that a reprint of Lucas's splendid work of research would be a project worth pondering. Again I was greatly impressed by the pedantry; the description of the map where not even the slightest jotting escaped the eagle eyes of the editor; the footnotes, full of references to 19th-century treatises in Scandinavian languages; a comparison of an interminable number of late-medieval maps; etc.

The only way he could do that was to mistranslate Zeno's original. This sounds reasonable enough but, as I said above, it's one of those areas where I really don't know enough to be able to evaluate the soundness of arguments like these. Many have, accordingly, attempted to identify Zichmni with a historical character.

Zeno's map makes it clear that Grislanda, another figment of his imagination, was on the south coast of Iceland.

Pohl cites Da Mosto's work in his bibliography, but refrains from mentioning it in his text; Sinclair doesn't refer to it at all. By this time the single heavy pole-mast had been superseded by the three built-up masts and topmasts, braced by stays, made accessible by rope ladders shroudsand carrying several tiers of topsails instead of only one.

His name doesn't appear in the records of the Scottish parliament or exchequer, and he only figured in Norwegian affairs on a few ceremonial occasions. Phanocles also mentions another revolutionary invention, an explosive; and says there is also a third thing which he will however unveil later p.

In the early days ropes alone were used for sounding, and these had to be of considerable size to bear the strain; but a mile or so of rope became too heavy to handle, and depths below that length remained unmeasured.

Again, Major has to admit that, on this occasion, 'Islanda' is Iceland and not Shetland. Barbara E. Lucas was erudite about ancient maps, and the result of his research was a very large book. Antiquity of man in America.

Andrew Sinclair also follows in Pohl's footsteps; but Sinclair's Earl Henry is a much more imposing character even than Pohl's. From the time when Prince Henry first annexed America to his principality for such is the technicality of the proceedingthat continent never lost white representatives to this day.

Endnotes are highlighted in the text thus 1 and clicking on the endnote number will take you to the endnote. High water is then highest, and low water lowest.

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But it is vain to expect technology to solve these problems: we must solve them by consuming less; also by producing less but distributing more carefully the things we do produce; also by reducing the world's population to some decent and reasonably sustainable level, no more than a thousand millions, preferrably by some painless method such as not having children.

We have already seen that there were plenty of literary and cartographic sources available to pad out such a work.

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But the sun also exerts a similar but lesser influence, producing four daily solar tides, which most of the time are lost to view in the greater lunar tides. Finally, he asked what Henry Sinclair was doing inthe date that Zeno assigns to these events in the north.

But his contribution is notable in another way: he was one of the first writers to suggest that Earl Henry Sinclair sailed to America, as opposed to Greenland. The place-names that Zeno has written on it are partly Faroese, and partly Icelandic.Get this from a library!

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