Mazaua

Mazaua is the name of a Philippine island-port where Ferdinand Magellan and his Armada de Molucca fleet of three naos anchored from March 28 to April 4, 1521. At present, historians and scientists are still searching for the exact location of the said island as depicted by chronicles of Antonio Pigafetta, with the hope of resolving debated issues ascribed on the matter.

Read more about Mazaua:  Two Longitudes, Both Wrong, Three Latitudes, No Isle in The Three Latitudes, Several Visits By Europeans To The Isle, Five Eyewitness Accounts of Mazaua Episode, Secondary Sources, Accounts That Saw Print Before Eyewitness Reports

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First Mass In The Philippines - Mazaua, An Island-port, Limasawa, An Island With No Suitable Anchorage
... Magellan and his Armada found ready anchorage at Mazaua ... So did Ginés de Mafra and his 90+ crewmates ...
Dimasaua - Ramusio Corruption of Pigafetta's Account
... port was not Butuan, which was and is not an island, but an island named Mazaua, pronounced "masawa", a word found only in Butuanon and a derivative language, Tausog, and in no other of over ... name given by Maximilianus Transylvanus in 1522 to Mazaua ... the bubonic plague started—had for a long time supplanted the true name, Mazaua, so that even as late as 1894 when the Italian scholar Andrea da Mosto had expertly transcribed Pigafetta's Ambrosiana codex, which ...
Martín De Ayamonte - Insights Into Mazaua Island-port
... because he was able to go back to Mazaua with probably some 90+ companions in March 1543 staying in the port for about six months ... Mazaua is the object of a geographical controversy ... But whereas Mazaua had an excellent harbor, Limasawa has no anchorage ...
Mazaua - Accounts That Saw Print Before Eyewitness Reports
... a crucial error was made that would lead to present-day conundrum on the anchorage at Mazaua ... Here Mazaua is removed and replaced by "Buthuan" sometimes spelled "Buthuam" with an m ... is no way it can be mistaken that the port is named other than Mazaua ...
Carlo Amoretti - Uncritical Acceptance of Amoretti
... wake of Amoretti adopted uncritically his Limasawa=Mazaua dictum ... Mazaua, declared Robertson, "is doubtless the Limasaua of the present day." It was de rigueur for Magellan writers to state that Limasawa was Pigafetta's Mazaua ... In 2003 Bergreen broke away from this and completely disregards the name "Mazaua" altogether, he names the port Limasawa without citing Pigafetta's "Mazaua." ...