Voyages and Discoveries: Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries ofthe English Nat

Voyages and Discoveries: Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries ofthe English Nat

by Richard Hakluyt
     
 

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Renaissance diplomat and part-time spy, William Hakluyt was also England's first serious geographer, gathering together a wealth of accounts about the wide-ranging travels and discoveries of the sixteenth-century English. One of the epics of this great period of expansion, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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Renaissance diplomat and part-time spy, William Hakluyt was also England's first serious geographer, gathering together a wealth of accounts about the wide-ranging travels and discoveries of the sixteenth-century English. One of the epics of this great period of expansion, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation describes, in the words of the explorers themselves, an astonishing era in which the English grew rapidly aware of the sheer size and strangeness of their world. Mingling accounts of the journeys of renowned adventurers such as Drake and Frobisher with descriptions by other explorers and traders to reveal a nation beginning to dominate the seas, Hakluyt's great work was originally intended principally to assist navigation and trade. It also presents one of the first and greatest modern portraits of the globe.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140430738
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1972
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
812,859
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.74(h) x 1.15(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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