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" The discovery of America, and that of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two greatest and most important events recorded in the history of mankind. "
The Historical Works of William Robertson: With an Account of His Life and ... - Pagina 484
door William Robertson - 1813
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Geography and History,

Eliza Roberts - 1813 - 374 pagina’s
...Indies, because, about the time when the Spaniards were sailing westward, the Portuguese found out a passage to the East Indies, by the Cape of Good Hope. Europe is the least of the four parts of the earth ; but is at this time the most respectable, for...
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The historical works of William Robertson, with an account of his life and ...

William Robertson - 1813
...who inherited the enterprising genius of bis predecessors, persisted in their grand scheme of opening a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, and soon after his accession to the throne, equipped a squadron for that im» portant voyage. He gave...
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Travels at home, and voyages by the fire-side [by C. Lloyd].

Charles Lloyd - 1815
...his youth. He had also a great deal of sagacity. Just about his ti«ve, the Portuguese were in search of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope. It occurred to him that the same object might be attained by proceeding west, across the Atlantic Ocean....
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The Analysis of Human Nature: Or, An Investigation of the Means to ..., Volume 2

Samuel Phelps - 1818
...each other, and then this bond would not be likely to be dissolved. The discovery of America, and that of a passage to the East Indies, by the Cape of Good Hope, are certainly the two greatest and most important events recorded in the history of mankind. Their...
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The Works of William Robertson, D. D...: To which is Prefixed an ..., Volume 6

William Robertson, Dugald Stewart - 1821
...the revenues as well as vigour of the state were exhausted by their extraordinary and long continued efforts in their own defence ; and that commerce by...the Portuguese from establishing themselves in the East-Indies, not only by exciting the Soldans of Egypt, and the Ottoman Monarchs, to turn their arms...
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The Works of William Robertson, D. D...: To which is Prefixed an ..., Volume 7

William Robertson, Dugald Stewart - 1821
...who inherited the enterprising genius of his predecessors, persisted in their grand scheme of opening a passage to the East- Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, and soon after his accession to the throne equipped a squadron for that important voyage. He gave the...
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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Arranged ..., Volume 18

Robert Kerr - 1824
...wealth ; the principal were silk, cloth of gold and silver, vessels of gold and silver, and glass. The discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, the powerful league of Cambray, and other circumstances, weakened and gradually destroyed their commerce...
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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18

Robert Kerr - 1824
...wealth; the principal were silk, cloth of gold and silver, vessels of gold and silver, and glass. The discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, the powerful league of Cambray, and other circumstances, weakened and gradually destroyed their commerce...
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Historical Sketch of the Progress of Discovery, Navigation, and Commerce ...

William Stevenson - 1824 - 654 pagina’s
...principal were silk, cloth of Sold and silver, vessels of gold and silver, and glass. The iscovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, the powerful league of Cambray, and other circumstances, weakened and gradually destroyed their commerce...
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The works of William Robertson, D.D., with an account of his life ..., Volume 6

William Robertson - 1824
...who inherited the enterprising genius of his predecessors, persisted in their grand scheme of opening a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, and, soon after his accession to the throne, equipped a squadron for that important voyage. He gave...
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