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A Selection of The Principal Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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Renaissance diplomat and part-time spy, William Hakluyt was also England's first serious geographer, gathering together a wealth of accounts about the wide-ranging travels and discoveries of the sixteenth-century English. One of the epics of this great period of expansion, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation describes, in the words of the explorers themselves, an astonishing era in which the English grew rapidly aware of the sheer size and strangeness of their world. Mingling accounts of the journeys of renowned adventurers such as Drake and Frobisher with descriptions by other explorers and traders to reveal a nation beginning to dominate the seas, Hakluyt's great work was originally intended principally to assist navigation and trade. It also presents one of the first and greatest modern portraits of the globe.

Set Out with Many Embellishments and a Preface by Laurence Irving

Published in 1926
Tanning of the minor title page and last but one page, and edges show foxing

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Author(s):
Richard Hakluyt
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
294
Publisher:
William Heinemann

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Renaissance diplomat and part-time spy, William Hakluyt was also England's first serious geographer, gathering together a wealth of accounts about the wide-ranging travels and discoveries of the sixteenth-century English. One of the epics of this great period of expansion, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation describes, in the words of the explorers themselves, an astonishing era in which the English grew rapidly aware of the sheer size and strangeness of their world. Mingling accounts of the journeys of renowned adventurers such as Drake and Frobisher with descriptions by other explorers and traders to reveal a nation beginning to dominate the seas, Hakluyt's great work was originally intended principally to assist navigation and trade. It also presents one of the first and greatest modern portraits of the globe.

Set Out with Many Embellishments and a Preface by Laurence Irving

Published in 1926
Tanning of the minor title page and last but one page, and edges show foxing

Author(s):
Richard Hakluyt
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
294
Publisher:
William Heinemann

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