Richard Hakluyt, Editor with Divers Voyages (London 1582)

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Author: Quinn, David B (1909-2002)

Year: 1968

Publisher: Theatrum Orbis Terraum

Place: Amsterdam


2 volumes: xi+87pp 3 plates, 2 maps and index; 208pp with 2 maps. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/4") issued in white cloth with brown label and black lettering in a green slipcase with black lettering and silver decorative lining. The includes A Shorte and Briefe Narration of the Two Navigations to Newe Fraunce translated by John Florio (1580). 1st thus.

A brilliant study by David B Quinn, Professor of Modern History, University of Liverpool, dealing with the history of navigation in the sixteenth century and the importance of Richard Hakluyt as stimulator of voyages of discovery. A survey of the sources, a bibliography and an extensive Index make the Divers Voyages and the Naration fully accessible to scholar and student.


Slipcase light rubbing to extremities, head edge crakced. A very good to fine copy in a very good slipcase.

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