National Geographic : 1938 Jul
Photograph byMayhew FROM THE PALM-FRINGED SHORE OF GUAM, ISLANDERS PUT OUT TO MEET MAGELLAN AND HIS STARVING CREW FOUR CENTURIES AGO A scene like this met the eyes of the explorer, when he sighted the island while circumnavigating the globe-the firstland hehad reached forthree months and twenty days. The seamen, beset with scurvy, had been reduced to a diet of rats and leather. After provisioning, Magellan noticed one ofhissmall boats had been stolen. With 40 armed men, he landed, avenged the theft, then sailed away.