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Columbus"s voyages of discovery together with the voyages and discoveries of his contemporaries and companions by Washington Irving

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Published by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. in London .
Written in English


  • Columbus, Christopher.,
  • Ojeda, Alonso de, -- ca. 1466-ca. 1515.,
  • Nicuesa, Diego de, -- ca. 1464-ca. 1511.,
  • Balboa, Vasco Núñez de, -- 1475-1519.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesVoyages and discoveries of the companions and contemporaries of Christopher Columbus.
Statementby Washington Irving.
The Physical Object
Pagination528p. ;
Number of Pages528
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22865799M

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