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DOCUMENT ANALYSIS: FIRST VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD By Antonio Pigafetta June 7, 2020
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The First Voyage around the World was written by Antonio Pigafetta who also known as Antonio Lombardo or Francisco Antonio Pigafetta. He is an Italian traveler whom in the Magellan’s expedition was the chronicler. His work as of today’s time is one of the most important primary sources in the pre-colonial study of the Philippines. The written document describes the voyage of five ships discovering a western sea route to reach the Spice Island. Here, he mentioned all fabulous details including descriptions of numerous animals, plants, places, kind of people they had encountered, their culture, traditions, and lifestyle, and especially the events from which he stated chronologically. Their voyage started in the year 1519 where: Monday, the 10 th of August, the day of St. Laurence, the number of two hundred and thirty-seven men of different nations in all five ships was ready to depart from the Seville. 13 th day of December, the day of St. Lucy, they entered the country named Verzin where they had their first refreshments like meat of calves, fruits, and played cards, and first trading like two geese for a comb, five or six fowls for a knife or for catching fish, and basket full of fruits for a bell. This year was like the starting point of all possible transactions they might encounter in their succeeding voyage. It showed that they had successfully made their first departure and first dealt with other country. The voyage continued that in the year 1520:
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