Primer viaje alrededor del mundo

Digital edition of Antonio Pigafetta's relación

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Primer viaje alrededor del mundo (First voyage round the world) is a relación about the first European circumnavigation of the world commanded by Fernando de Magallanes and Juan Sebastián Elcano. This relación is based on Antonio Pigafetta's on board detailed journal which collects precious data --and introduces seminal myths-- about the geography, flora and fauna of the visited regions, and the traditions and languages of the encountered cultures.

Pigafetta's text is not only the first written description of the Patagonia and one of the eldest historical sources about the Philipines but also the epic voyage of an adventurous crew, the tragedy of an heoric captain and the legendary depiction of submission, alliances and betrayals of different indigenous inhabitants.

This digital edition is the result of a digital fellowship supported by LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections.

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