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Virginia Voyages from Hakluyt Edited by David B. Quinn & Alison M

Virginia Voyages from Hakluyt - Edited by David B. Quinn & Alison M. Quinn

London, New York & Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1973, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' name to the first blank.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Fold-out maps;

From the cover: “Richard Hakluyt was not only an outstanding collector of travel narratives but a vigorous propagandist for English settlement in eastern North America. He had a hand in preparing the plans for the colonizing expeditions which went to ‘Virginia’ (parts of modern North Carolina and Virginia) and he obtained all the details he could about their progress. He allows his narrators to speak for themselves and is thus able to give both a lively picture of English overseas enterprise in the late sixteenth century and an idea of the problems with which the English colonists were confronted. Though the colonies failed, the record which Hakluyt published played an important role in reviving English enterprise in the area in the early part of the following century, and it was used as a manual by the settlers of the enduring colony of Virginia established in 1607. But the outstanding value of the narratives Hakluyt preserved lies in the fact that they provided English readers with their first vivid impression of North America.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXV] 195 pages.
£10.50
Virginia Voyages from Hakluyt Edited by David B. Quinn & Alison M