Pigafetta, Antonio Francesco

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Pigafetta, Antonio Francesco


Born circa 1491 in Vicenza; died there after 1534. Italian navigator; member of the Magellan-Elcano expedition of 1519-22.

During the first circumnavigation of the world, Pigafetta kept diaries which he delivered to Emperor Charles V but which have since been lost. He compiled a brief account of the voyage accompanied by a map of Patogonia and the Strait of Magellan.


Primo viaggio intorno al globo terrácqueo.… Milan, 1800.
In Russian translation:
Puteshestvie Magellana. Moscow, 1950.
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