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of Guinea and the river of Sestos. Anno 1557, -
betwixt Sierra Leona, and the furthest place of the Mina, -
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 voyage to Guinea, with the Minion of the Queenes, The
voyage of Sir John Hankins to the West Indies,
Capo Verde, An. 1566,
Emperour of Marocco, Anno 1377, -
Portugales which were there imprisoned,
estate and governement thereof,
Esperanza unto Goa in the East India, Anno 1579, .
of the kingdom of Pegu, beyond the East India,
of Baona Esperanza, along the Easterne coast of Africa,
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
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men and merchants of London, for a trade to Barbary,
A letter of the sayd emperour written to the Erle of Leicester,
THE PRINCIPALL NAVIGATIONS—Continued.
12 Spanish gallies, in the Streit of Gibraltar. An.
Centurion of London, against five Spanish gallies. An.
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OF THE ENGLISH NATION
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
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