Further English Voyages to Spanish America / 1583-1594 / Documents from the Archives of the Indies at Seville illustrating English Voyages to the Caribbean, the Spanish Main, Florida, and Virginia

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Author: Irene Aloha Wright (1879-1972) [editor]

Year: 1951

Publisher: Hakluyt Society

Place: London


xciii+314 pages with 7 fold out maps of 8 and index. Octavo (9" x 6") bound in original publisher's cloth blue with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial representation of the ship Victoria on the cover. Translated and edited by Irene A Wright, foreword by J A Williamson. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, Number 99. First edition.

The present volume, the third of Wright's collection of documents from the Archives of the Indies at Seville covers the years 1583 to 1594, and it is the view of contemporary Spain, from officials and private men, of occurrences in the Caribbean hitherto known only from English accounts. The documents cover the transition to recognized war, the campaign of Drake in 1585-6 and the privateering of the years that followed. They present us with important material particularly on Drake at Santo Domingo and Cartagena. In the story of all such voyages as those of the Elizabethan seamen there are two points of view, distinct and complementary, that of the invaders with their minds on themselves, their equipment and their purposes, and that of the defenders, settled in their colonies and regarding the intruders as a disturbance. For the Caribbean area, at least, we now have both aspects for the greater part of the Elizabethan age.


Corner's bumped, light extremity wear else a very good copy.

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