Canus, John Sebastian Del

, a Biscayan, companion of the famous Magellan in his maritime expeditions, passed, in company with him, about the year 1520, the straits to which that celebrated navigator gave his name. After the death of Magellan, he reached the isles of Sunda, from whence he proceeded to double the cape of Good Hope. He returned to Seville in 1522, after having made the circuit of the world by the east, in three years and four weeks. Charles V. gave him for his device a terrestrial globe, with these words; “Primus me circumdedisti.” Care must be taken not to confound him with James Canus, a Portuguese, who, in 1484, discovered the kingdom of Congo. 2