The Tour of the world project:

Pedro Ordóñez de Ceballos,
El viaje del mundo (Madrid: 1614).

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Book I, Chapter 15 (Part 2)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

[36r continued] In that estate, which is on the road to Barranca, was a one-eyed steward. And everything that belonged to him had to be one-eyed as well. And so even horses, [36v] dogs, cats, birds, and other living things in his house, all had one eye, as did an Indian woman who served him. […]

Book I, Chapter 15 (Part 1)

Monday, October 1st, 2012

[35r continued] Chapter XV: On the other things that happened to me in Cartagena, and elsewhere in that province. Because it was remarkable, I will mention what happened to our galleon in Matalino. Ships stop in these Windward Islands for fresh water, which is what is most lacking at sea. But for fear of the […]

Book I, Chapter 14 (Part 2)

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

[33r continued] At some point after four in the morning, a large crowd of people arrived. The noise they made awoke me, and I called the Marquess, telling him that people were near, and that we should be ready in case anything happened. They came to the door, which despite being old, [33v] I had […]

Book I, Chapter 14 (Part 1)

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

[32r continued] Chapter XIV: Wherein is told the rest of this story, and all that happened to me until I sailed and arrived in Cartagena. Although it is important not to lose track of the story in minutiae, I must mention some things before proceeding to greater ones, so that it is clear how a […]

Book I, Chapter 13 (Part 2)

Friday, September 28th, 2012

[30v continued] A day later, I set off for the Kingdom of Portugal. On my arrival in Lisbon, I found myself entertained an Alférez by don Gonzalo de Sotomayor, who was the Captain of the cavalry. He was the man who had won the mount which had been ridden into battle by don António, who […]

Book I, Chapter 13 (Part 1)

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

[29r] Chapter XIII: On our return to Spain, and visit to England, and the gulf of Denmark, and to Ireland, and the journey I made to Guinea and other parts After three months in Flanders, during which we had twice gone twice to the islands of the Generality Lands, just to see them, since (as […]

Book I, Chapter 12 (Part 2)

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

[27v continued] Because the General realised that the enemy was approaching, and that there was no chance of victory if it came to hand-to-hand combat, he put together an artifice and stratagem befitting such a prudent Captain: because we were on high ground, on a wooded hill, he made flags out of sheets and shreds […]

Book I, Chapter 12 (Part 1)

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

[26v continued] Chapter XII: On what occurred in Geneva, and other parts of France We entered that famous city, which greatly deserves that epithet, since it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with its many walls and fausses-braies, and many moats, which make it a sight to behold. [27r] There we […]

Book I, Chapter 11 (Part 2)

Monday, September 24th, 2012

[25r continued] We continued walking down, about as twice as far as a gunshot, following the signs of the Portuguese boy. We saw a great stream of water. Don Francisco exclaimed and ran down, with great difficulty. He quenched his thirst, collapsed, and fell asleep. I walked down, and then walked around looking for the […]

Book I, Chapter 11 (Part 1)

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

[24v] Chapter XI: Wherein the last calamities that befell us on that island are told, as well as the miracle with which Our Lord delivered us Everything I have mentioned, that is, all the trials we experienced in Bermuda, such as sleeping on the ground, eating poorly, having little hope of escaping, and another thousand […]