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The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 01   By: (1552-1616)

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Richard Hakluyt's collection of accounts of English voyages and discoveries is an invaluable historical resource for anyone interested in the exploration and expansion of the English nation. The detailed descriptions of various expeditions and encounters provide a fascinating insight into the motivations and experiences of the early explorers. The meticulous research and editing that have gone into compiling this volume make it a comprehensive and reliable source of information about the voyages, traffiques, and discoveries that played a crucial role in shaping the course of English history. Though the language and writing style may be a bit challenging for modern readers, the content is undeniably engaging and informative. Overall, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 01 is a must-read for anyone interested in the age of exploration and the rise of England as a maritime power.

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Transcriber's Notes

The printed edition from which this e text has been produced retains the spelling and abreviations of Hakluyt's 16th century original. In this version, the spelling has been retained, but the following manuscript abbreviations have been silently expanded:

vowels with macrons = vowel 'n' or 'm' q; = que (in the Latin) y[e] = the; y[t] = that; w[t] = with

This edition contains footnotes and two types of sidenotes. Most footnotes are added by the editor. They follow modern (19th century) spelling conventions. Those that don't are Hakluyt's (and are not always systematically marked as such by the editor). The sidenotes are Hakluyt's own. Summarizing sidenotes are labelled [Sidenote: ] and placed before the sentence to which they apply. Sidenotes that are keyed with a symbol are labeled [Marginal note: ] and placed at the point of the symbol, except in poetry, where they are moved to the nearest convenient break in the text.

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THE PRINCIPAL Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries OF THE ENGLISH NATION.






"This elaborate and excellent Collection, which redounds as much to the glory of the English Nation as any book that ever was published, has already had sufficient complaints made in its behalf against our suffering it to become so scarce and obscure, by neglecting to republish it in a fair impression, with proper illustrations and especially an Index ... Continue reading book >>

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