An historical relation of the first discovery of the isle of Madera [sic]
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Published by Printed for William Cademan ... in London .
Written in English


  • Madeira (Madeira Islands) -- Discovery and exploration

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Edition Notes

Statementwritten originally in Portugueze by Don Francisco Alcafarado, who was one of the first discoverers, thence translated into French, and now made English
SeriesEarly English books, 1641-1700 -- 524:2, Selected Americana from Sabin"s Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time -- 680
ContributionsMello, Francisco Manuel de, 1608-1666
The Physical Object
Pagination[2], 37 p
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15038486M

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The official record books say that the first settlement in Madeira was made after the Portuguese discovered this island. The first colonizers came in to The first ones to arrive are families of captain-majors. These are the spouses and children of men . The ship docked in Funchal bay to collect supplies and Madeira wine. In the nineteenth century Russia became the main market of Madeira wine. Also in the history of North America no other wine had much prestige as the “Madeira Wine”, which for nearly years dominated the halls, banquets and receptions. But on rounding the headland they discovered the bay of Machico, the threshold to the heavily forested island that they named Madeira. King John I of Portugal ordered the colonisation of the island, around , with the first families coming from the Algarve region . The history of Madeira Island. The archipelago of Madeira had already been referred on Italian and Spaniard maps since It was then in , by order of Henry the Navigator, that João Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira, set sail to conquer the archipelago, and bring it under Portuguese rule.

the history, culture and gastonomy of Madeira island. The archipelago was uninhabited until , when the Portuguese navigator João Gonçalves Zarco first landed in Porto Santo Island and Madeira Island in when the ships were dragged west by a violent storm. The first tourists came to Madeira in the 's. Wealthier Europeans would come to the island to escape harsh winters or simply to enjoy Madeira's year round mild climate and beautiful landscape. In the last century Madeira has become a much admired tourist destination frequented most often by Portuguese, English and German. Madeira is often cited as the first new land to be discovered by the Portuguese at the start of their amazing Age of Discovery in the 15th and 16th centuries. It is widely accepted that sailors knew of this attractive archipelago before the Portuguese captains Tristao Vaz Teixeira and Joao Goncalves Zarco were diverted by a storm, ultimately. Madeira Island, the largest of the group, is 34 miles (55 km) long, has a maximum width of 14 miles (22 km) and a coastline of about 90 miles ( km), and rises in the centre to Ruivo Peak (6, feet [1, metres] above sea level).The greater part of the interior above 3, feet ( metres) is uninhabited and uncultivated; communities of scattered huts are usually built either at the.

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