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Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548)Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'$
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Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813035406

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813035406.001.0001

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Which treats of two hurricanes or storms that struck the island of Hispaniola and other neighboring islands, and of some shipwrecks that happened because of the storms in the months of August and September of 1545.

Which treats of two hurricanes or storms that struck the island of Hispaniola and other neighboring islands, and of some shipwrecks that happened because of the storms in the months of August and September of 1545.

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(p.156) Chapter XXVII Which treats of two hurricanes or storms that struck the island of Hispaniola and other neighboring islands, and of some shipwrecks that happened because of the storms in the months of August and September of 1545.
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Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548)
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Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0028

This chapter describes two hurricanes or storms that struck the island of Hispaniola and other neighboring islands, and some shipwrecks that happened in August and September, 1545. In the countryside it was very sad to see the havoc done on the sugar mills. Cassia fields and fruit orchards were torn out, cultivated plots lost, and the bohíos and houses of the plantations razed. The chapter relates how merchants' ventures and diligence often conclude not in proportion to their desires but to what they deserve by their greediness. Because the money circulating in these parts was poor and debased, merchants invested money earned here by nefarious practices in the exportation to Spain of sugar, hides, pearls, or other items. The chapter relates what happened to one merchant who wished to make money on what he imported as well as what he exported.

Keywords:   hurricanes, Hispaniola, shipwrecks, bohíos, plantations, ventures, merchant, money, exportation, Spain

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