John Cabot's Voyage of 1497
There is very little precise contemporary information about the 1497 voyage. If Cabot kept a log, or made maps of his journey, they have disappeared. What we have as evidence is scanty: a few maps from the first part of the 16th century which appear to contain information obtained from Cabot, and some letters from non-participants reporting second-hand on what had occurred. As a result, there are many conflicting theories and opinions about what actually happened.
John Cabot did make two trips to eastern Canada in 1497 and 1498. The maps and logs may have been passed down to his son Sebastiano Caboto, an explorer and cartographer.
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