John Cabot & the Voyage of the Matthew
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John Cabot & the Voyage of the Matthew

By Brian Cuthbertson

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Series: Formac Illustrated History

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Published to coincide with the five-hundredth anniversary of Cabot's voyage and with the construction of a replica of the Matthew, this book provides a richly-illustrated glimpse at the dawn of the Age of Exploration.
Drawing on paintings, maps and illustrations from Europe's finest museums, Brian Cuthbertson brings to vivid life the places and events that shaped Cabot's life, and his age, setting down available information on the original trip and the uncertain evidence of Cabot's landfall in North America. Photos of the Matthew replica being built and under full sail also illustrate the text.
John Cabot & the Voyage of the Matthew is a vivid, colourful evocation of the spirit of a great explorer and his times.


I. Genoa
II. Venice
III. Valencia
IV. Bristol
V. London
VI. Prima Terra Vista
VII. London and Return to Asia
VIII. Sebastian Cabot
IX. Enigmatic Maps
X. Controversy and Commemoration
Photo Credits

"This Cabot is copiously illustrated with period maps, paintings and colour photographs--all intended, surely, to catch the eye of the souvenir hunter... Cuthbertson also brings the late-medieval maritime world alive in words and pictures."

- Peter Pore Northern Mariner

"...a true collector's item ...a marvellous tale of seamanship and bravery..."

- John Campbell Cape Breton Post

"If... you would like to have an attractive and accurate summary of Cabot's life and times and of the historical debate about his legacy and significance, buy Cuthbertson..."

- Olaf Janzen Newfoundland Quarterly

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 72 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9780887804168
Format: 9.25in x 8.25in
illustrated with colour photographs and maps

BISAC Code:  HIS037030, TRA006010
Imprint: Formac


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