The Voyages and Colonising Enterprises of Sir Humphrey Gilbert: Volumes I-II, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Voyages and Colonising Enterprises of Sir Humphrey Gilbert

Volumes I-II, 1st Edition

By David Beers Quinn


578 pages

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Volume I: A collection of documents, chiefly from English sources, including a few relating to Ireland, edited with introduction and notes. First published: 1940. Volume II: Includes documents relating to the Munster plantation scheme, 1569, and the Knollys piracy, 1579. The main pagination is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volumes first published in 1940.

Table of Contents

Contents: Volume I: Preface; List of authorities; Introduction; The North-West Project, 1565-67; Irish Colonisation Schemes, 1567-72; A New Passage to Cataia; The First Expedition, 1577-79. Volume II: Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Final Project, 1580-84; Sir George Peckham's True Reporte …; John Dee, Adrian Gilbert and the North-West Passage; Appendices; Index.

About the Series

Hakluyt Society, Second Series

Routledge is pleased to be the publisher for the Hakluyt Society.

The Hakluyt Society has for its object the advancement of knowledge and education, particularly in relation to the understanding of world history. The society publishes scholarly editions of primary sources on the 'Voyages and Travels' undertaken by individuals from many parts of the globe. These address the geography, ethnology and natural history of the regions visited, covering all continents and every period over the last two thousand years. Such texts, many previously available only in manuscript or in unedited publications in languages other than English, are the essential records of the stages of inter-continental and inter-cultural encounter.

Established in 1846, the Society has to date published over 350 volumes. All editions are in English. Although a substantial number of the Society's past editions relate to British ventures, with documentary sources in English, the majority concern non-British enterprises and are based on texts in languages other than English. Material originally written in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French or Dutch has regularly appeared, material in Russian, Greek, Latin, Ethiopic, Chinese, Persian or Arabic occasionally.

All editions contain an introduction and scholarly annotation, giving both the general reader and the student a degree of assistance in understanding the material and providing guidance on the relevance of the episodes described, within the context of global development and world history. Volumes are often generously furnished with maps and contemporary illustrations.

Information about the Society may be obtained from the Administrative Assistant at the following address:

Hakluyt Society, c/o Map Library, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DG, UK

Email: [email protected]

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century