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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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The British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer, Volumes 3-4

1852
...Imon-ledce to Ihrir eyes her ample poge, llicli with the spoils of time, diJ ne'er unroll." 3rdly. The discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, which so deeply interested the public mind. -Ithly. The discovery (if America, which opened up a new...
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A Manual of Modern History: Containing the Rise and Progress of the ...

William Cooke Taylor - 1853
...exhausted by their extraordinary and long-continued efforts in their own defence, and that commerce bv which they had acquired their wealth and power began...the Cape of Good Hope, actually took place. Their endeavors to prevent the Portuguese from establishing themselves in the East Indies, not only by exciting...
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The Shopkeeper's Guide

Robert Kemp Philp - 1853 - 245 pagina’s
...of the mariner's compass, which enabled trading vessels to make much longer voyages, and led to the discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, with the settlements made on the coast of Africa, in Arabia, and in India, alfected very materially...
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A New General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 7

Hugh James Rose - 1853
...de,) an illustrious Portuguese, bom at Sines, on the coast of Portugal, celebrated as the discoverer of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope. He set sail from the Tagus on the 8th of July, 1197, with three small vessels, with sixty men ; and...
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True stories, from modern history, from the death of Charlemagne, by the ...

Maria Elizabeth Budden - 1855
...bank was established at Venice, 1157,* which at this period was a place of great trade. Before the discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, Venice was the resort of merchants from different parts of the world. — Look at its situation, and...
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The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles the Fifth

William Robertson - 1856 - 643 pagina’s
...but the revenues as well as vigour of the state were exhausted by their extraordi VOL II.— 63 nary and long-continued efforts in their own defence ;...the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, actually lookplace. Their endeavours to prevent the Portuguese from establishing themselves in the East Indies,...
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Thick-skinned Quadrupeds

William Jardine - 1856 - 248 pagina’s
...by the Dutch when they landed on the Isle of France, at that time uninhabited, immediately after the discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope. It was of a large size and singular form ; its wings short, like those of an Ostrich, and wholly incapable...
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The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles the Fifth, Volume 3

William Robertson - 1859
...power began to decay, without any hopes of its reviving. All the fatal consequences to their republie, which the sagacity of the Venetian senate foresaw...the Cape of Good Hope, actually took place. Their endeavors to prevent the Portuguese from establishing themselves in the East Indies, not only by exciting...
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The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles the Fifth, Volume 3

William Robertson - 1860
...part of their territory in the war excited by the League of Cambray, but the revenues as well as vigor of the state were exhausted by their extraordinary...the Cape of Good Hope, actually took place. Their endeavors to prevent the Portuguese from establishing themselves in the East Indies, not only by exciting...
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The Five Empires: An Outline of Ancient History

Robert Isaac Wilberforce - 1861 - 240 pagina’s
...describe it as a " head of gold," shall now be mentioned. Till the improvements in navigation opened a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, the Persian Gulf was the great channel through which all traffic from the East flowed into the western...
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