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 -  After making many other
voyages, which are not specified, he settled in Seville, where he employed
himself in making sea - Page 550
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After Making Many Other Voyages, Which Are Not Specified, He Settled In Seville, Where He Employed Himself In Making Sea Charts, And Had The Appointment Of Pilot-Major, All Pilots For The West Indian Seas Having To Pass His Examination, And To Have His License[15].

He thought fit, however, to return into England, and was employed by Henry VIII.

In the service of that sovereign he made a voyage to the coast of Brazil in 1516, under the superior command of Sir Thomas Pert, vice-admiral of England, of which the following imperfect account is preserved by Haklyut.

"That learned and industrious writer Richard Eden, in an epistle to the Duke of Northumberland, prefixed to a work which he translated from Munster in 1553, called A treatise of the New India, makes mention of a voyage of discovery made from England by Sir Thomas Pert and Sebastian Cabota, about the eighth year of Henry VIII. The want of courage in Sir Thomas Pert occasioned this expedition to fail of its intended effect; otherwise it might have happened that the rich treasury called Perularia, now in Seville, in which the infinite riches which come from the new-found country of Peru, would long since have been in the Tower of London to the great honour of the king, and the vast increase of the wealth of this realm. Gonsalvo de Oviedo, a famous Spanish writer, alludes to this voyage, in his General and Natural History of the West Indies, as thus quoted by Ramusio.

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