Viajes al estrecho de Magallanes

Author: Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa
- Non-Fiction
- Eudeba
- ISBN: 9789502314211
-Reviewed by: Paloma Graciani

A student of mathematics, cosmography, classical languages, and history, a man interested in geography and the customs of the places he visited, this brave sailor Sarmiento de Gamboa filled his account of voyages to the Strait of Magellan with acute observations. Requiered by the Viceroy Toledo to end the depredations of the pirate Drake, the expedition he initiated in 1581 as Captain General of the Strait had the double objective of definitively marking the passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic and of leaving in place a series of permanent settlements.

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