The Principal Navigations Voyages Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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Cambridge University Press, 2014 M04 17 - 528 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 8 contains voyages to the east coast of North America, from Newfoundland and Canada to Florida, and includes 'a discourse of the necessitie and commoditie of planting English colonies upon the North partes of America'.
 

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Contents

A Catalogue of the VoyagesContinued PAGE
2
An act against the exaction of money or any other thing
7
The voyage of Sir Humfrey Gilbert to Newfoundland
14
The letters patents granted by her Majestic to sir Humfrey
34
Orders agreed upon by the Captaines and Masters to
43
A briefe relation of Newfoundland and the commodities
55
Reckonings of the Master and Masters mate of the Admirall
64
A letter of the learned Hungarian Stephanus Parmenius
78
Certaine observations touching the countries and places
180
Divers words of the language spoken in New France with
209
The third voyage of Jaques Cartier unto the countries
263
A description of the 3 saults or falles of water in the river
269
Part of another letter written by Jaques Noel of Saint Malo
273
A description of the Salvages in Canada
287
The first voyage made to the coast of Virginia by M Philip
297
The second voyage made to Virginia by sir Richard Grinvile
310

A relation of Richard Clarke of Weymouth master of
85
A letter of the right honourable sir Francis Walsingham
131
A Catalogue of the VoyagesContinued PAGE
132
The first discovery of the isle of Ramea made
150
A briefe note of the Morse and of the use thereof I 56
157
A Catalogue of the VoyagesContinued PAGE
162
The names of those aswell gentlemen as others that
317
The third voyage to Virginia made by a ship sent in
346
The fourth voyage made to Virginia with 3 ships Anno
386
The names of all the men women and children which
402
The Preface of master René Laudonniere before the sayd
439
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