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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. "
An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations - Página 486
de Adam Smith - 1811
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The Wonders of Nature and Art: Or, A Concise Account of Whatever ..., Volumen 5

Thomas Smith - 1803
...unforeseen and unexpected gave them a mortal blow, from which they have never recovered. These were th« discovery of America, and that of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope. The former put Spain in possession of immense treasures; which, being gradually diffused through all...
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The History of the Discovery and Settlement: To the Present Time, of North ...

William Mavor - 1804 - 383 páginas
...the Portuguese, excited by what had been done by Columbus, undertook a voyage, with a view of finding a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope. The command of this expedition was given to Vasco de Gama, who set sail from Lisbon on the . -p Qth...
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Universal History, Ancient and Modern: From the Earliest Records of Time, to ...

William Fordyce Mavor - 1804
...the Portuguese, excited by what had been done by Columbus, undertook a voyage, with a view of finding a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope. The command of this expedition was given to Vasco de Gama, who set sail from Lisbon oa the . ~ gth...
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European Commerce: Shewing New and Secure Channels of Trade with the ...

William Playfair - 1805 - 651 páginas
...mariner's compass, enabling seamen to quit sight of land without danger, made way for the discovery of a passage to the East Indies, by the Cape of Good Hope, and the discovery of America., Those two. discoveries altered entirely the nature of commerce, and...
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The Scientific Library; Or, Repository of Useful and Polite ..., Volumen 4

Thomas Smith - 1806
...known in Europe. 1496 The first game-act passed. 1497 The Portuguese, under Vasco de Gama, discover a passage to the East Indies, by the Cape of Good Hope. South America discovered by Americus Vesputius, from whom it received its name. 1 49 8 Lewis XII. king...
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A Compendium of the Law of Marine Insurances, Bottomry, Insurance on Lives ...

Alexander Annesley - 1808 - 293 páginas
...trade and manufactures began to increase, though by slow degrees, till by the discovery of America, and of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, the ancient channels of commerce, and the projects and views of commercial men became completely changed....
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America: In which is Included the Posthumous Volume Containing ..., Volumen 1

William Robertson - 1809
...• Herrera, dec. I. lib. iii. c. 14. Ifenzou. Hiit. NOv. Ori. lib. i. c 2. VOL. I. S e 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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An Inquiry Into the Various Systems of Political Economy: Their Advantages ...

Charles Ganilh - 1812 - 492 páginas
...league left the world an honourable remembrance consoling to humanity. The discovery of America and of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, the abun4Jance_of the pj-ecious Lmetals .whicjiit. caused to circulate in Europe, the general comforts,...
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The Historical Works of William Robertson: With an Account of His ..., Volumen 6

William Robertson - 1813
...consequences to their republic, which the sagacity of the Venetian senate foresaw on the first discovery of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, actually took place. Their endeavours to prevent the Portuguese from establishing themselves in the...
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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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