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The principal nauigations voiages, traffiques and discoueries of the English nation, made by sea or ouer-land, to the remote and farthest distant quarters of the earth, at any time within the compasse of these 1500 yeeres : deuided into three seuerall volumes, according to the positions of the regions, whereunto they were directed ... whereunto is annexed also a briefe commentarie of the true state of Island, and of the northern seas and lands situate that way, 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 / by Richard Hakluyt ...
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Principal navigations voiages, traffiqves and discoueries of the English nation

Principall navigations, voiages, and discoveries of the English nation
Imprinted at London : by George Bishop, Ralph Newberie and Robert Barker, 1598 [-1600]
Physical Description:
3 v., [1] leaf of plates (folded) : map. ; 29 cm. (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G240 .H35 1598+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BEIN 1981 +41: Imperfect: Map wanting. Variant: Section on the conquest of Cadiz by Essex is variant 1 (a). Leaves 3E2-5 are cancels. Armorial bookplate: E. Hubert Litchfield. Bookplate: From the collection of Laura K. and Valerian Lada-Mocarski. Binder's stamp: Clarke & Bedford.
BEIN Z3 011: Imperfect: Vol. 3 wanting; p. 41-44 of the 2nd pt. of the 2nd v. wanting; map wanting. 2 v. in 1. Variant: Section on the conquest of Cadiz by Essex is variant 1 (a). Stamp: Col. Coll. Library. N. York. Autograph: Arth. Aldeburghe.
BEIN Taylor 215: Imperfect: Map wanting. 3 v. in 2. Variant: Section on the conquest of Cadiz by Essex is variant 1 (a). Leaf 3E5 is a cancel. Illegible autograph. Gauffered edges.
BEIN Pequot +H13: Imperfect: P. 607-608 of v. 1 slightly mutilated; map wanting, supplied in facsimile (43 x 32 cm., on sheet 53 x 39 cm., folded to 27 x 18 cm.) and bound in before p. 1. 3 v. in 2. With reprint t.p. misspelling author's name as "Hackluyt." Variant: Section on the conquest of Cadiz by Essex is variant 1 (a). Binder's stamp: Bound by Riviere & Son. Autograph: John Redman Coxe, 1823.
BAC: British Art Center copy imperfect. Map wanting. Section on the conquest of Cadiz by Essex is variant 1 (a). Bound, 3 v. in 2, in later blind- and gold-tooled morocco. Bookplate: Frank C. Deering.
The second volume is dated 1599, the third 1600.
Vol. 2 has title: The second volvme of the principal navigations ... to the south and south-east parts of the world, at any time within the compasse of these 1600 yeres ...; v. 3 has title: The third and last volvme of the voyages ... of the English nation, and in some few places, where they haue not been, of strangers, performed within and before the time of these hundred yeeres, to all parts of ... America ... Together with the two ... 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.
Many errors in paging.
Several of the contents are translations accompanied by original texts.
A reprint of the general title page, ca. 1720, 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 and may quite possibly not have been issued with it.
The section on the conquest of Cadiz by Essex (vol. 1, p. 607-619, [1]) was ordered suppressed by Queen Elizabeth in 1599. It comes in the following states: (1) numbered as above, chain lines spaced (a) 20-25 mm. apart or (b) 27-30 cmm. apart. (2) As in (1) but in a photographic facsimile with muddy and flat appearance and chain lines spaced 25-27 mm. apart. (3) A reprint of ca. 1720, pages numbered 607-620. (4) A reprint of ca. 1795, pages numbered 607-417 [sic],[1]. (5) Lacking entirely (cancelled).
Another issue (STC 12626a) has a cancel title page omitting mention of the Cadiz victory.
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 12626
English short title catalogue, S106744
European Americana, 598/42
European Americana, 599/45
European Americana, 600/51
Subject Terms:
Aldeburghe, Arthur -- Autograph.
Clarke & Bedford -- Binding.
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) -- Stamp.
Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864 -- Autograph.
Deering, Frank Cutter, 1866-1939 -- Bookplate.
Discoveries in geography -- English -- Early works to 1800.
Lada-Mocarski, Laura K. (Laura Klots), 1902-1997 -- Bookplate.
Lada-Mocarski, Valerian, 1898-1971 -- Bookplate.
Litchfield, Edward Hubert -- Bookplate.
Riviere & Son -- Binding.
Voyages and travels -- Early works to 1800.
Cancellation (Publishing)
Exploration literature
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Gauffered edges (Binding)
Binders' stamps (Binding) -- Clarke & Bedford.
Binders' stamps (Binding) -- Riviere & Son.
Hakluyt, Richard, 1552?-1616, comp.
Barker, Robert, -1645, printer.
Bishop, George, -1611, bookseller.
Newbery, Ralph, -1604, bookseller.

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