avvantaggiati in ciò dal possesso dell\'America istmica

23:08 Jun 30, 2019
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Geography / In A Book On The History Of Explorations/Discoveries
Italian term or phrase: avvantaggiati in ciò dal possesso dell\'America istmica

I soli che, dopo qualche anno, trassero giovamento dall'esperienza di Magellano, se pure in maniera diversa da come aveva immaginato il grande navigatore, furono gli Spagnoli, avvantaggiati in ciò dal possesso dell'America istmica, dove la scoperta di Balboa aveva aperto una via relativament breve tra i due oceani.

Molte Grazie,

Barbara Cochran, MFA
United States
Local time: 04:48

Summary of answers provided
3 +1benefiting from the ownership of the Isthmus of Panama
Patrick Hopkins



34 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
benefiting from the ownership of the Isthmus of Panama

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which talks about Balboa exploring the Isthmus and discovering the Pacific on the other side....

Patrick Hopkins
Local time: 10:48
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  mrrafe: OK but maybe it was not so much ownership as control, possession, or dominion/domination. Ownership implies a claim of legal right, which is problematic.
11 mins
  -> Yes, I agree. I was thinking maybe claim, but your other suggestions are good too.

agree  philgoddard
51 mins

neutral  Raffaela (Shabelula) C.: I wouldn't mention Panama, that does not appear; perhaps Central America
8 hrs
  -> Yes, that was another thought. But then again Balboa's exploration was in a very specific area, which Isthmus of Central America may convey, but not as clearly.
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