Antonio Pigafetta, a Florentine navigator whom went with Magellan regarding the very first voyage around the entire world, had written, upon their passage through our southern lands of America, a strictly accurate account that nevertheless resembles a venture into fantasy

Antonio Pigafetta, a Florentine navigator whom went with Magellan regarding the very first voyage around the entire world, had written, upon their passage through our southern lands of America, a strictly accurate account that nevertheless resembles a venture into fantasy

The solitude of Latin America

On it he recorded which he had seen hogs with navels on the haunches, clawless wild birds whose hens laid eggs in the backs of these mates, as well as others nevertheless, resembling tongueless pelicans, with beaks like spoons. He had written of getting seen a misbegotten creature with the head and ears of the mule, a camel’s body, the feet of a deer together with whinny of the horse. Continue reading “Antonio Pigafetta, a Florentine navigator whom went with Magellan regarding the very first voyage around the entire world, had written, upon their passage through our southern lands of America, a strictly accurate account that nevertheless resembles a venture into fantasy”