The Last Buccaneers In the South Sea 1686-1695

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An account of buccaneers who arrived in the South Sea from the east coast of North America, the coast of Africa and the Straits of Magellan. Their exploits stretched from the coasts of Chile, to the Galapagos Islands and the coasts of Peru, and as far north as the shores of New Spain (Mexico) and Baja California. The text comprises a new diary in English composed from the original French journal, in part written by Massertie, and draws on Spanish documents written in Mexico and Peru. Altogether they describe remarkable feats of navigation and endurance under the leadership of a Dutch captain referred to as Franco in Spanish texts and elsewhere as Franz Rools or Rolle. The French journal relates their hardships and daring combats and the brutal methods sometimes used to achieve their aims of personal riches. But on reaching 28°N in the Gulf of California they recognized that their maps were not correct in displaying Baja California as an island, more than a decade before the... More > discovery by Eusebio Kino.< Less
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May 8, 2015
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