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The third voyage of the sayd M. William Towrson to the coast

of Guinea and the river of Sestos. Anno 1557, -
The commodities and wares that are most desired in Guinea,

betwixt Sierra Leona, and the furthest place of the Mina, -
Certaine articles of remembrance delivered to M. John Loks,

touching a voyage to Guinea, Anno 1561,A letter of M. Tohn Lok to the worshipfull company of marchants

adventurers of Guinea, Anno 1961, The relation of one William Rutter conceming a voyage set out

to Guinea, Anno 1562. Described also in verse by Robert

A meeting at Sir William Geraris house for the setting foorth of

a voyage to Guinea, with the Minion of the Queenes, The
John Baptist of London, and the Merline of M. Godson,

Anno 1564
A relation of the successe of the same voyage, taken out of a

voyage of Sir John Hankins to the West Indies,
The voyage of V. George Fenner to Guinea and to the Isles of

Capo Verde, An. 1566,
The voyage and ambassage of Master Edmond Hogan to the

Emperour of Marocco, Anno 1377, -
The voyage of Thomas Stukeley into Barbary, 1578,
Certaine reports of the mighty kingdome of China delivered by

Portugales which were there imprisoned,
A discourse of the Isle of Japan, and of other Isles in the East

Ocean, etcvg
An excellent description of the kingdome of China, and of the

estate and governement thereof,
The voyage of Thomas Stevens about the Cape of Buona

Esperanza unto Goa in the East India, Anno 1579, .
A briefe relation of the great magnificence and rich trafficke

of the kingdom of Pegu, beyond the East India,
The memorable voyage of M. James Lancaster about the Cape

of Baona Esperanza, along the Easterne coast of Africa,
beyond Cape Comori, as far as the maine land of Malacca,

and from thence home againe, begun in the yeere 1591, . Certaine remembrances of a voyage intended to Brasil, and to

the river of Plate, but miserably overthrowen neere Rio
grande in Guinea, in the yeere 1583,


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The escape of the Primrose, a ship of London, from before the

towne of Bilbao in Biscay, and the taking of the Corrigidor,

. Anno 1585,

The king of Spaines Commission for the generall imbargment

or arrest of the English &c. Anno 1585,

The Letters patents granted by her Majestie to certaine noble-

men and merchants of London, for a trade to Barbary,

Anno 1585,

The voyage and ambassage of Master Henry Roberts to Mully

Hamet Emperour of Marocco, Anno 1585,

An edict from the Emperour of Marocco in favour of all

Englishmen trading throughout his dominions, Anno 1587,

A letter of the sayd emperour written to the Erle of Leicester,

in the yeare 1587,

A letter of the Queenes Majestie written to the emperour of

Marocco, in the yere 1587,

The voyage made by two of sir Walter Raleghs Pinasses called

The Serpent and The Mary Spark of Plimouth to the Azores :

which tooke the governour of the Isle of S. Michael, and

Pedro Sarmiento governour of the Streights of Magellan in

the yere 1586, .

The voyage of Sir Francis Drake to Cadiz, and the memorable

exploits and services performed by him as well there as at

diverse other places upon the coast of Spaine and Portugale,

and his taking of the great East Indian Carak called The

Sant Philip, neere the Isle of S. Michael, Anno 1587.

A patent graunted to certaine merchants of Exceter, and others

of the West parts, and of London, for a trade to the rivers

of Senega and Gambra in Guinea, Anno 1588, .

A voyage to Benin beyond the countrey of Guinea made by

Master James Welsh, who set foorth in the yeere 1588,

A relation concerning a voyage set foorth by M. John Newton,

and M. John Bird, merchants of London, to the kingdome

and citie of Benin, written by Antony Ingram, An. 1588, .

The second voyage made by M. James Welsh to Benin in

Africa, An. 1590,

The voyage to Spaine and Portugale written (as it is thought)

by Colonell Anthonie Wingfield, An. 1589,

The voyage of the Right honourable the Earle of Cumber-

land to the Azores, in the yeere 1589,



4 sght performed by ten marchants ships of London against

12 Spanish gallies, in the Streit of Gibraltar. An.

The valiant fight performed in the Streit of Gibraltar by the

Centurion of London, against five Spanish gallies. An.





To the Worshipfull and his very loving Uncle M.

Rowland Hewish Esquier, at Sand in Devonshire. Sir, considering the goodnesse of your Nature which is woont kindely to accept from a friend, even of meane things being given with a good heart, I have presumed to trouble you with the reading of this rude discourse of my travailes into Turkie, and of the deliverie of the present with such other occurrents as there happened woorthie the observation : of all which proceedings I was an eie-witnesse, it pleasing the Ambassadour to take mee in with him to the Grand Signior. If for lacke of time to put it in order I have not performed it so well as it ought, I crave pardon, assuring you that to my knowledge I have not missed in the trueth of any thing. If you aske mee what in my travels I have learned, I answere as a noble man of France did to the like demaund, Hoc unum didici, mundi contemptum : and so concluding with the wise man in the booke of the Preacher, that all is vanitie, and one thing onely is necessarie, I take my leave and commit you to the Almightie. From London the 16.

Your loving Nephew

Richard Wrag.

March 1597

A description of a Voiage to Constantinople and Syria,

begun the 21. of March 1593. and ended the 9. of August, 1595. wherein is shewed the order of delivering the second Present by Master Edward Barton her majesties Ambassador, which sent from her

Majestie to Sultan Murad Can, Emperour of Turkie. We set saile in the Ascension of London, a new shippe very well appointed, of two hundred and three score


tunnes (whereof was master one William Broadbanke, a provident and skilfull man in his facultie) from Gravesend the one and twentie of March 1593. And upon the eight of Aprill folowing wee passed the streights of Gibraltar, and with a small Westerne gale, the 24. of the same, we arrived at Zante an Iland under the Venetians. The fourth of May wee departed, and the one and twentie wee arrived at Alexandretta in Cilicia in the very bottome of the Mediterrane sea, a roade some 25. miles distant from Antioch, where our marchants land their goods to bee sent for Aleppo. From thence wee set saile the fift of June, and by contrary windes were driven upon the coast of Caramania into a road neere a litle Iland where a castle standeth, called Castle Rosso, some thirtie leagues to the Eastwards of the Rhodes, where after long search for fresh water, we could finde none, until certaine poore Greekes of the Iland brought us to a well where we had 5 or 6 tuns. That part of the country next the sea is very barren & full of mountains, yet found we there an olde tombe of marble, with an epitaph of an ancient Greeke caracter, by antiquity neere worne out and past reading; which to the beholders seemed a monument of the greatnesse of the Grecian monarchy. From thence we went to the Rhodes, and by contrary windes were driven into a port of Candy, called Sittia : this Iland is under the Venetians, who have there 600 souldiers, beside certaine Greeks, continually in pay. Here with contrary winds we stayed six weeks, and in the end, having the winde prosperous, we sailed by Nicaria, Pharos, Delos, and Andros, with sight of many other Ilands in the Archipelago, and arrived at the two castles in Hellespont the 24 of August. Within few dayes after we came to Galipoli some thirty miles from this place, where foure of us tooke a Parma or boat of that place, with two watermen, which rowed us along the Thracian shore to Constantinople, which sometime sailing and sometime rowing, in foure dayes they performed. The first of September we arrived at the famous port of the Grand Signior, where we were not a little welcome to M. Edward Barton untill then her Majesties Agent, who (with many other great persons) had for many dayes expected the present. Five or sixe dayes after the shippe arrived neere the Seven towers, which is a very strong hold, and so called of so many turrets, which it hath, standing neere

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