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From Pinterest: FAARUP MOBELFABRIK Mid century teak bar cabinet
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march 2019 by errehache
Newfoundland - Colonization under Henry VII of England
1497, the Italian navigator John Cabot (Zuan/Giovanni Cabotto) became the first European since the Norse settlers to set foot on Newfoundland, working under commission of King Henry VII of England. His landing site is unknown but popularly believed to be Cape Bonavista, along the island's East coast.[16] Another site claimed is Cape Bauld, at the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula. A document found in the Spanish National Archives, written by a Bristol merchant, reports that Cabot's crew landed 1,800 miles (2,900 km) west of Dursey Head, Ireland (latitude 51° 35'N), which would put Cabot within sight of Cape Bauld. This document mentions an island that Cabot sailed past to go ashore on the mainland. This description fits with the Cape Bauld theory, as Belle Isle is not far offshore.[16]

Other European explorers
After Cabot, the first European visitors to Newfoundland were Portuguese, Basque, Spanish, French and English migratory fishermen. In 1501, Portuguese explorers Gaspar Corte-Real and his brother Miguel Corte-Real charted part of the coast of Newfoundland in a failed attempt to find the Northwest Passage. Late in the 17th century came Irish fishermen, who named the island Talamh an Éisc, meaning "land of the fish", or "the fishing grounds" in Irish Gaelic. This reflected the abundance of fisheries.

In 1583, when Sir Humphrey Gilbert formally claimed Newfoundland as a colony of England, he found numerous English, French and Portuguese vessels at St. John's. There was no permanent population. Gilbert was lost at sea during his return voyage, and plans of settlement were postponed.
16th  Century  England  Colonization  Empire 
february 2019 by dbourn
Men Reading Cervanted Aloud to Each Other
I came across an illustration from Scribner's magazine in 1893 that I thought you might enjoy. I'm attaching a copy of it to this email. It is from an essay by William Dean Howells called "The Country Printer," which has been digitized by Google Books (among others) from a copy in Stanford's libraries. The illustration, by Arthur Burdett Frost (who also illustrated works by Lewis Caroll and Mark Twain, among others), appears on page 553 of the essay; it portrays two men and a dog outdoors and is captioned by a portion of the following passage that appears on page 551:

"...we would take our Don Quixote into some clean, sweet beech-woods there were near the village, and laugh our hearts out over it."
Don  Quixote  Queer  Illustrations  1890s  Literature  Cervantes  Scribner's  Magazines  19th  Century 
december 2018 by dbourn

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