Rodrigo de Espinosa

Rodrigo de Espinosa

Assistant pilot in the armada of Legaspi.

17 November 1564

I measured the sun at the port of Navidad at 19 1/3 degrees and I also took the bearings of the ship at said port.

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21 November 1564

The following Monday after midnight, on the 21st of said month, the flagship and the rest of the ships set sail with the land breeze…

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15 December 1564

….I measured the sun at 10 degrees and we were ordered sail west by southwest until we were at 9 1/3 degrees latitude. And from

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8 January 1565

Till 8 in the morning we had run 14 leagues and at that time we approached the almiranta and they fired a shot because, at

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20 January 1565

I found that going northwest at the latitude and route we had followed since Wednesday until midday, today, Saturday, we had run 86 leagues. At

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Monday, 22 January 1565

Around ten in the morning, land was discovered which seemed to be at the turn northwest around ten leagues. Its coast seemed northeast southwest and

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23 January 1565

We entered this island Isla de Piedra and left heading for the Islas Filipinas up to 3 February 1565 sailing the turn west around the

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12-15 March, 1565

From Massawa the armada went to Camiguin. At the east there is a small island full of woodland. A ship can pass between the islet

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Monday, 19 March 1565

The General departed for the town named Bohol at the western part, which would be 4 leagues away. The galleon San Juan was left behind

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