The principal navigations, voiages, traffiqves and discoueries of the English nation, made by sea or ouerland, to the remote and farthest distant quarters of the earth, at any time within the compasse of these 1500 yeres : deuided into three seuerall volumes according to the positions of the regions, whereunto they were directed ... / By Richard Hakluyt Master of Artes, and sometime student of Christ-Church in Oxford.
- Hakluyt, Richard, 1552?-1616.
v. 1. The first volume containing the woorthy discoueries &c. of the English toward the north and northeast by sea... where unto is annexed also a briefe commentarie of the true state of Island ... and lastly the memorable defeate of the Spanish huge armada, anno 1588 and the famous victorie atchieued at the citie of Cadiz, 1596 are described -- v. 2. The second comprehendeth the voyages, trafficks, &c. made without the Streight of Gibraltar ... -- v. 3. The third and last volvme of the voyages, navigations, traffiques, and discoueries of the English nation... performed within and before the time of these hundred yeeres, to all parts of the newfound world of America, or the West Indies... together with the two renowmed, and prosperous voyages of Sir Francis Drake and M. Thomas Candish round about the circumference of the whole earth and diuers other voyages intended and set forth for that course.
The second volume is dated 1599, the third 1600.
"The second part of this second volume" begins new pagination on 3A1 of vol. 2.
A reprint of the general title page, ca. 1798, misspells the author's name as "Hackluyt".
The folded engraved map has legend in cartouche at lower right "Thou has here (gentle reader) a true hydrological description of so much of the world as hath beene hitherto discouered ..". It comes in two states: (1) without and (2) with a cartouche in lower left referring to the discovery of Sir Francis Drake. The map is often lacking from the book.
The section on the conquest of Cadiz by Essex (vol. 1, p. 607-619, ) was ordered suppressed by Queen Elizabeth in 1599. It comes in the following states: (1) numbered as above, chain lines spaced (a) 20-25mm. apart or (b) 27-30mm. apart. (2) As in (1) but in a photographic facsimile with muddy and flat appearance and chain lines spaced 25-27mm. apart. (3) A reprint of ca. 1720, pages numbered 607-620. (4) A reprint of ca. 1795, pages numbered 607-417 [sic], . (5) Lacking entirely (cancelled).
Another issue (STC 12626a) has a cancel title page omitting mention of the Cadiz victory.
Signatures: Vol. 1: *-2*6 A-3E6 3F4; Vol. 2: *8 A-2C6, 3A-3R6; Vol. 3: [superscript pi]A8 A-I6 K8 L-4B6.
"STC 12626" on UMI microfilm reel 1575 is actually 12626a.
Vol. 3 imprint has spelling: Ralfe Newberie.
English short title catalogue, S106744
STC (2nd ed.), 12626
Luborsky & Ingram. Engl. illustrated books, 1536-1603, 12626
Digital image. Wellington, N.Z. : National Library of New Zealand.
Microfilm. Marlborough, England: Adam Matthew Publications ; Oxford, England : Bodleian Photographic Service. 1998. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (East Meets West Original Records of Western Traders, Travellers, Missionaries and Diplomats to 1852 Part 1: The Log Book of William Adams (1564-1620) ;reel 7:2; 8:1).
The Alexander Turnbull Library SPC copy is bound as 2 vols, and the map is present as a facsimile. Binding: maroon crushed morocco, armorial of Alexander H. Turnbull within ornate gold tooled frames on upper and lower covers. Binder's stamp on upper turn-in: Bound by Zaehnsdorf 1896. Further copy specific details available on request from Curator, Special Printed Collections. Provenance: inscription on flyleaf of vol. 1: "Bought from Quaritch, 1880 £36.00. This is from Dr. Laing's library...". Acc. 391356-391357.
Digital image available: upper cover & spine, Alexander Turnbull Library Rare Book copy. Details available on request from Curator, Rare Books and Fine Printing.
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- Hakluyt's voyages; Thou has here (gentle reader) a true hydrological description of so much of the world as hath beene hitherto discouered; Thou has here (gentle reader) a true hydrological description of so much of the world as hath beene hitherto discovered
- Imprinted at London : by George Bishop, Ralph Newberie and Robert Barker, anno 1598-
- 3 v. : ill. ; 31 cm. (20)
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