Torres, Luis Vaez de (-1607)

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Luis Vaez de Torres (flourished 1605-1607), navigator, was a Spanish subject, but nothing is known of his birth or early life. He must have been an experienced navigator when in 1605 he was given command...

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Luis Vaez De Torres sailed through Torres Strait along the coast of New Guinea c.1607, then sailed on the Manila, where he arrived on 22 May 1607. The report of his voyage seems to have been filed and overlooked until the British occupied Manila in 1762.

Nothing known of his birth, early life, or death. Commanded the 1605-07 which left Callao, Peru, on 21 December in search of the supposed southern continent. Effectively assumed command when the ship carrying the leader of the expedition was lost in a storm. Sailed through Torres Strait, thus discovering that New Guinea was not the northern peninsula of a southern continent.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Torres, Luis Vaez De
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Torres, Luis Vaez de (fl. 1605-1607)
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 536

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  1. Luis Vaes de Torres papers, 1605-19 ...
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  2. Discovery of Australia, from Torres ...
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  3. Item 28: Gypsum cast of Luis Vaez d ...
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  1. CHAPTER III. RELATION OF LUIS VAEZ DE TORRES, CONCERNING THE DISCOVERIES OF QUIROS, AS HIS ALMIRANTE, DATED MANILA, JULY 12TH, 1607.
    Illustrated Sydney News (NSW : 1881 - 1894) Saturday 21 November 1891 p 10 Article Illustrated
    ... CHAPTER III. i RELATION OF LUIS VAEZ DE TORRES, CON-CERNING THE DISCOVERIES OF QUIROS, AS HIS ... shall receive my dis-patches, I have thought proper to send Your Majesty Fray Juan de Merlo, of the ... 2129 words
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  1. Voyage of Luis Vaez de Torres from the New Hebrides to the Moluccas, June to November, 1606 / by Francis Bayldon
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