HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 11 no. 1 - 2 (1963)

First Voyage around the world (Pt. 6)

Antonio Pagapheta

Discipline: History



Of all the accounts of the first circumnavigation, by far the most important is that Venetian, Antonio Pigafetta, who accompanied Fernao Magalhaes, the greatest navigator, perhaps, of the modern age, on the expedition that disclosed secrets that had been so long hidden from man, Pigafetta’s account is not only the most valuable and authentic of the few contemporary and early relations of the famous voyage, but is also the only source of information for many details of that voyage. Probably no other historical documents is more universally accepted by students as the final authority  regarding the actual events with which it deals.