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The principall navigations, voiages and discoveries of the English nation, made by sea or ouer land, to the most remote and farthest distant quarters of the earth at any time within the compasse of these 1500 yeeres : deuided into three seuerall parts, according to the positions of the regions whereunto they were directed ... whereunto is added the last most renowmed English nauigation, round about the whole globe of the earth / by Richard Hakluyt ...

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Principall navigations, voiages, and discoveries of the English nation.

Imprinted at London : by George Bishop and Ralph Newberie, deputies to Christopher Barker, printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie, 1589.
Physical Description:
[16], 242, [2], 243-643, [12], 644-825, [12] p., [1] leaf of plates (folded) : ill., map ; 29 cm. (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G240 .H35 1589+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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BEIN Eca +589Hb: Second impression with Sir Jeremy Bowes' account in third person. Imperfect: Map wanting; p. 818 to end wanting; blank leaves between p. 242-243 and at end wanting; some leaves bled at top; t.p. mutilated and repaired. Autograph: Josyas Reynell.
BEIN Eca +589H: First impression with Sir Jerome Bowes' account in first person. Imperfect: Map wanting and supplied in facsimile. Autographs: John Walker; Thomas Willyamson.
BEIN Pequot +H12: First impression with Sir Jerome Bowes' account in first person. Imperfect: T.p. mutilated and repaired; blank leaf at end wanting. Map hand colored.
BEIN Taylor 188: First impression with Sir Jerome Bowes' account in first person. Imperfect: Blank leaf at end wanting. Map bound before page 1.
BAC: British Art Center copy is first impression with Sir Jerome Bowes' account in first person. Map bound before page 1. Bound in original calf binding.
Signatures: *⁸ A-T⁶ U-X⁴ 2A-2U⁶ 2X⁴ 2Y⁶ 3A-3M⁶ chi⁶ 3N-3Y⁶ 4A-4E⁶ 4F⁴ (X4,4F4 blank).
Errors in paging: p. 39, 90, 91, 215, 499, 593, 779 misnumbered 93, 89, 90, 211, 494, 559, 789.
From p. 506 on, even numbers are on rectos.
The last leaf is blank.
The folded engraved map, copied from the "Theatrum orbis terrarum" of Abraham Ortelius, has legend "Typus orbis terrarum".
In the first issue Sir Jerome Bowes' account, "The ambassage of Sir Hierome Bowes to the emperour of Moscovie 1583," is written in the first person and appears on p. 491-505. In the second issue the account is written in the third person and titled "A briefe discourse of the voyage of Sir Ierome Bowes ... in the yeere 1582: and printed this second time, according to the true copie I receiued of a gentleman that went in the same voyage, for the correction of the errours in the former impression."
"The famous voyage of Sir Francis Drake into the South Sea, and there hence about the whole globe of the Earth."--[12] p. inserted between p. 643 and 644.
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 12625
English short title catalogue, S106735
European Americana, 589/31
Church, E.D. Catalogue of books relating to the discovery and early history of North and South America, 139
Includes index.
Subject Terms:
Discoveries in geography -- English -- Early works to 1800.
Reynell, Josias -- Autograph.
Voyages and travels -- Early works to 1800.
Exploration literature
Hakluyt, Richard, 1552?-1616, comp.
Bishop, George, -1611, printer.
Newbery, Ralph, -1604, printer.
Barker, Christopher, 1529-1599, printer.

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