The Principal Navigations Voyages Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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Cambridge University Press, 2014 M04 17 - 510 pages
Richard Hakluyt (1552?-1616) was fascinated from his earliest years by stories of strange lands and voyages of exploration. A priest by profession, he was also an indefatigable editor and translator of geographical accounts, and a propagandist for English expeditions to claim new lands, especially in the Americas. His most famous work was first published in 1589, and expanded in 1598-1600: reissued here is the twelve-volume edition prepared by the Scottish firm of James MacLehose and Sons and first published between 1903 and 1905, which included introductory essays and notes. Hakluyt's subjects range from transcriptions of personal accounts and 'ruttiers' (descriptive charts of voyages) to patriotic attacks against rival nations (especially Spain). Volume 7 contains accounts of journeys to the south and south-east (including the legendary voyage of the Welsh prince Madoc), and also gives reports of voyages by Frobisher and John Davis in search of the North-West Passage.
 

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Contents

A report of the casting away of the Tobie a ship
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The most ancient voyage and discovery of the West Indies
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The signed bill of K Henry the 7 on the behalfe of John
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