Cuthbertson, Brian. (John Cabot.)
Title JOHN CABOT & THE VOYAGE OF THE MATTHEW. LIVING HISTORY IN COLOUR.
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Very Good+
Publisher Halifax, Nova Scotia Formac 1997
0887804160 / 9780887804168
Seller ID 13815
72 pp, 9 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, reproductions, maps. "The innovative Cabot had the skills and knowledge of a master mariner. Born in Genoa, he lived in Venice and Spain before arriving in Bristol where he sought the support of merchants in his plan for a northerly voyage of discovery. Cabot's background made him the perfect candidate to serve the Bristol merchants and the King of England in their efforts to find a shorter and surer route to the spices and splendour of Cathay. Drawing on paintings, colourful maps and illustrations from Europe's finest museums, (the author) brings to life the places and events that shaped Cabot's life and his age." Interior - very tiny crease at top corner of approx. last 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - minor rubbing.