Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, by Richard Hakluyt
- The most ancient Discovery of the West Indies by Madoc the sonne of Owen Guyneth Prince of
North-wales, in the yeere 1170: taken out of the history of Wales, lately published by M. Dauid Powel Doctor of
- Carmina Meredith filij Rhesi mentionem facientia de Madoco filio Oweni Guynedd, et de sua
nauigatione in terras incognitas. Vixit hic Meredith circiter annum Domini 1477.
- The offer of the discouery of the West Indies by Christopher Columbus to king Henry the
seuenth in the yeere 1488 the 13 of February: with the kings acceptation of the offer, and the cause whereupon hee was
depriued of the same: recorded in the thirteenth chapter of the history of Don Fernand Columbus of the life and deeds
of his father Christopher Columbus.
- Another testimony taken out of the 60 chapter of the foresayd history of Ferdinando
Columbus concerning the offer that Bartholomew Columbus made to king Henry the seuenth on the behalfe of his brother
- The English voyages, navigations, and discoueries (intended for the finding of a northwest
passage) to the north parts of America, to meta incogita, and the backeside of Gronland, as farre as 72 degrees and 12
minuts: performed first by Sebastian Cabota, and since by Sir Martin Frobisher, and M. John Dauis, with the patents,
discourses, and aduertisements thereto belonging.
- [Sebastian Cabot]
- The Letters patents of King Henry the seuenth granted vnto Iohn Cabot and his three sonnes,
Lewis, Sebastian, and Sancius for the discouerie of new and vnknowen lands.
- Billa signata anno 13 Henrici septimi.
- An extract taken out of the map of Sebastian Cabot, cut by Clement Adams, concerning his
discouery of the West Indies, which is to be seene in her Maiesties priuie gallerie at Westminster, and in many other
ancient merchants houses.
- A discourse of Sebastian Cabot touching his discouery of part of the West India out of
England in the time of king Henry the seuenth, vsed to Galeacius Butrigarius the Popes Legate in Spaine, and reported
by the sayd Legate in this sort.
- The foresaide Baptista Ramusius in his preface to the thirde volume of the Nauigations
writeth thus of Sebastian Cabot.
- Another testimonie of the voyage of Sebastian Cabot to the West and Northwest, taken out
of the sixt Chapter of the third Decade of Peter Martyr of Angleria.
- The testimonie of Francis Lopez de Gomara a Spaniard, in the fourth Chapter of the second
Booke of his generall history of the West Indies concerning the first discouerie of a great part of the West Indies, to
wit, from 58. to 38. degrees of latitude, by Sebastian Cabota out of England.
- A note of Sebastian Cabots first discouerie of part of the Indies taken out of the latter
part of Robert Fabians Chronicle not hitherto printed, which is in the custodie of M. Iohn Stow a diligent preseruer of
- A briefe extract concerning the discouene of Newfound-land, taken out of the booke of M.
Robert Thorne, to Doctor Leigh, &c.
- The large pension granted by K. Edward the 6. to Sebastian Cabot, constituting him grand
Pilot of England.
- [The Northwest Passage]
- The first Voyage of M. Martine Frobisher, to the Northwest, for the search of the straight
or passage to China, written by Christopher Hall, Master in the Gabriel, and made in the yeere of our Lord 1576.
- The second voyage of Master Martin Frobisher, made to the West and Northwest Regions, in
the yeere 1577. with a description of the Countrey, and people: Written by Master Dionise Settle.
- The third and last voyage vnto Meta Incognita, made by M. Martin Frobisher, in the yeere
1578. Written by Thomas Ellis.
- The report of Thomas Wiars passenger in the Emanuel, otherwise called the Busse of
Bridgewater, wherein Iames Leech was Master, one of the ships in the last Voyage of Master Martin Frobisher 1578.
concerning the discouerie of a great Island in their way homeward the 12. of September.
- Notes framed by M. Richard Hakluyt of the middle Temple Esquire, giuen to certaine
Gentlemen that went with M. Frobisher in his Northwest discouerie, for their directions: And not vnfit to be committed
to print, considering the same may stirre vp considerations of these and of such other things, not vnmeete in such new
voyages as may be attempted hereafter.
- A true discourse of the three Voyages of discouerie, for the finding of a passage to Cathaya, by
the Northwest, vnder the conduct of Martin Frobisher Generall: Before which as a necessary Preface is prefixed a
twofolde discourse, conteining certaine reasons to proue all partes of the World habitable. Penned by Master George
Best, a Gentleman employed in the same voyages.
- [John Davis]
- The Letters patents of the Queenes Maiestie, granted to Master Adrian Gylbert and others,
for the search and discouery of the Northwest Passage to China.
- The first voyage of M. Iohn Davis, undertaken in June 1585. for the discouerie of the
Northwest passage, Written by M. Iohn Ianes Marchant, sometimes seruant to the worshipfull Master William
- The second voyage attempted by M. Iohn Dauis with others, for the Discouery of the
Northwest passage, in Anno 1586.
- Master Dauis being arriued, wrote his letter to M. William Sanderson of London, concerning
his voyage, as followeth.
- The relation of the course which the Sunshine a barke of fiftie tunnes, and the
Northstarre a small pinnesse, being two vessels of the fleete of M. Iohn Dauis, helde after hee had sent them from him
to discouer the passage betweene Groenland and Island, written by Henry Morgan seruant to M. William Sanderson of
- The third voyage Northwestward, made by M. Iohn Dauis Gentleman, as chiefe captaine and
Pilot generall, for the discouery of a passage to the Isles of the Moluccas, or the coast of China, in the yeere 1587.
Written by M. Iohn Ianes.
- A letter of the sayd M. Iohn Dauis written to M. Sanderson of London concerning his
- A Traverse–Booke made by M. Iohn Davis in his third voyage for the discouerie of the
Northwest passage. Anno 1587.
- A report of Master Iohn Dauis of his three Voyages made for the discouerie of the
Northwest passage, taken out of a Treatise of his. Intituled the worlds Hydrographicall description.
- The discouerie of the Isles of Frisland, Iseland, Engroneland, Estotiland, Drogeo and
Icaria: made by two brethren, namely M. Nicholas Zeno, and M. Antonio his brother: Gathered out of their letters by M.
- The voyage of M. Hore and diuers other gentlemen, to Newfoundland, and Cape Briton, in the
year 1536 and in the 28 yere of king Henry the 8.
- An act against the exaction of money or any other thing by any officer for licence to
traffique into Iseland and Newfoundland, made in An 2. Edwardi sexti.
- A letter to M. Richard Hakluyt of the middle Temple, conteining a report of the true state
and commodities of Newfoundland, by M. Anthonie Parkhurst Gentleman, 1578.
- The Letters Patents graunted by her Maiestie to Sir Humfrey Gilbert, knight, for the
inhabiting and planting of our people in America.
- De Nauigatione Illustris et Magnanimi Equiris aurati Humfredi Gilberti, ad deducendam in
nomun Orbem coloniam susceptâ, Carmen hepizatikou Stephani Parmenii Bvdeii.
- A report of the voyage and successe thereof, attempted in the yeere of our Lord 1583 by
sir Humfrey Gilbert knight, with other gentlemen assisting him in that action, intended to discouer and to plant
Christian inhabitants in place conuenient, vpon those large and ample countreys extended Northward from the cape of
Florida, lying vnder very temperate Climes, esteemed fertile and rich in Minerals, yet not in the actuall possession of
any Christian prince, written by M. Edward Haies gentleman, and principall actour in the same voyage, who alone
continued vnto the end, and by Gods speciall assistance returned home with his retinue safe and entire.
- Ornatissimo viro, Magistro Richard Hakluyto Oxonij in Collegio ædis Christi, Artium et
Philosophiæ Magistro, amico, et fratri suo.
- A relation of Richard Clarke of Weymouth, master of the ship called the Delight, going for
the discouery of Norembega, with Sir Humfrey Gilbert 1583. Written in excuse of that fault of casting away the ship and
men, imputed to his ouersight.
- A true report of the late discoueries, and possession taken in the right of the Crowne of
England of the Newfound lands, By that valiant and worthy Gentlemen, Sir Humfrey Gilbert, Knight.