This edition, with introduction and notes, includes: The worldes hydrographical Discription (1595), The seamans secrets (1607), a list of works on navigation available before and during the reign of Elizabeth, and her latters patent to Adrian Gilbert and others for the exploration of a North-West Passage. Owing to technical constraints this edition does not include the 16-page appendix of the original publication, 'The Map of the World, A.D. 1600, called by Shakspere 'the new map, with the augmentation of the Indies'. To illustrate the Voyages of John Davis', with notes by C. H. Coote. Originally published separately as Volume 59(b) in the series. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1880.