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A Svmmarie and Trve Discovrse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian Voyage. Wherein were taken, the townes of Saint Iago, Sancto Domingo, Cartegena, and Saint Augustine.

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Boazio, Giovanni Battista, Drake, Francis, A Svmmarie and Trve Discovrse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian Voyage. [London], Printed at London by Roger Ward ..., 1589. 1589.

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Boazio, Giovanni Battista, Drake, Francis, (1589) A Svmmarie and Trve Discovrse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian Voyage. [London], Printed at London by Roger Ward ..., 1589.

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Boazio, Giovanni Battista, Drake, Francis, A Svmmarie and Trve Discovrse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian Voyage. [London], Printed at London by Roger Ward ..., 1589. 1589.

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"Begun by Captaine Bigges, who ended his life in the said voyage [in 1586] ... afterwards finished (as I thinke) by his Lieutenant Maister Croftes or some other." --Dedication by T. Cates (i.e. Thomas Gates).

The second English edition, published the same year as the first.

Map and views created to illustrate Bigges' and Croftes' Summarie and true discourse of Sir Frances Drake's West Indian voyage, 1589.

The first engraving is a map of Drake's voyage [showing Europe, western Africa, northern South America, and eastern North America]; the four other engravings consist of bird's-eye battle plan views of the cities of Santiago, Santo Domingo, Cartagena, and St. Augustine, Florida.

"The verso of each sheet is numbered in ink in an identical early hand "1 [through] 5" in the following sequence: 1. 'Voyadge', 2. S. Domingo, 3. Cartagena, 4. S. Augustine, 5. Santiago." Voyage map in English; city maps in Latin.

[8], 37 p. 17 cm. 4 maps/views. [1 map and 4 views] : hand col. ; 41 x 54 cm. or smaller, on sheets ca. 51 x 64 cm. or smaller.

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The famouse West Indian voyadge made by the Englishe fleete of 23 shippes and barkes wherein weare gotten the townes of St. Iago, Sto. Domingo, Cartagena, and S. Augustines the same being begon from Plimmouth in the Moneth of September 1585 and ended at Portesmouthe in Iulie 1586 the whole course of the saide viadge beinge plainlie described by the pricked line / newlie come forth by Baptista B[oazio] -- Hoc opidum divi Jacobi eo nomine quo insula vocatr. et comercium habet cum Guynea et adiunctis regionibus Affricae unde merces in Lusitaniam deuehunt -- Civitas S. Dominici sita in Hispaniola Indica Angliae magnitudine fere aequlais ipsa urbs elegantor ab Hispanis extructa, et omnibus circumvicinis insulis iura dat -- Civitas Carthagena in Indiae occidentalis continente sita, portu commodissimo, ad mercaturam inter Hispaniam et Peru exercendam -- Opidum S. Augustini ligneis aedibus constructum, amoenissimos hortos utiq. solo soecundissimo anobis verso cum inde solveremos iniecto igne incineres redactum Praesidium hic erat 150 Hispaniorum aluidq. [sic] item eodem numero ad duodecim Septentrionem versus Louccs [sic] in loco S. Helenae dicto. haec enie praesidia quemadmodum canes inprieseps noncilio consilio disposita erant nisi ad prohibendos Anglos ut Gallos ne interiectam regionem quae prorsus inculta iacet e occuparent.

References:

H.P. Kraus. Sir Francis Drake; a pictorial biography, 1970, p. 199. no. 22, p. 121-127. STC 3057

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Publisher: [London], Printed at London by Roger Ward ..., 1589

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English

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Library of Congress

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Date Added: 2019-05-31

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