The history of Patagonia is a dramatic account of exploration,endurance, su_ering and survival, full of extraordinary characters andamazing natural settings. Covering three centuries since theRenaissance, the stories grip the imagination and invite you to explorethis great virgin territory. Venice _ourished through the silk and spiceroutes maintaining a trade monopoly. An amazing discovery made historyin 1520, the Strait of Magellan in Patagonia opened the new Southernroute to the Indies and the circumnavigation around the world. The tradehegemony over the Indies was fractured, thus balancing the power ofcommerce towards Spain. These explorations started the search for ElDorado, the golden city that tempted Europeans to explore even furtherthe great territory of Patagonia. Charles Darwin#s theory of evolutionwas inspired in Patagonia with the analysis of its _ora and fauna,including the biggest bird on earth, the condor. The discovery of theBeagle Channel by Robert Fitz Roy in 1830 was also a historicalaccomplishment. Previous visitors such as Sir Francis Drake and SirThomas Cavendish from England, sailed the Southern ocean where theMenendez family later built an empire in Punta Arenas and Tierra delFuego.
Imprimir: Prohibido / Copiar y Pegar: Prohibido / Compartir: Permitido según las limitaciones (6 Dispositivos)
- Editorial: PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE GRUPO EDITORIAL CHILE
Opinión de lectores