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Quinn, David B.

Overview
Works: 288 works in 755 publications in 2 languages and 19,061 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Naval history  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Composer, ed, Compiler
Classifications: E101, 973.1
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Most widely held works by David B Quinn
The discovery of North America by William Patterson Cumming ( Book )
16 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and German and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discovery and exploration of the North American continent, from earliest references to the first permanent settlements (c.1634) as described by the explorers and delineated by contemporary Europeans. Includes the search for the Northwest Passage (1509-1632)
North America from earliest discovery to first settlements : the Norse voyages to 1612 by David B Quinn ( Book )
18 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Details the activities of the Europeans who discovered, explored, and attempted to settle North America
Set fair for Roanoke : voyages and colonies, 1584-1606 by David B Quinn ( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raleigh and the British Empire by David B Quinn ( Book )
37 editions published between 1947 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Roanoke voyages, 1584-1590; documents to illustrate the English voyages to North America under the patent granted to Walter Raleigh in 1584 by David B Quinn ( Book )
34 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Texts from Hakluyt's Principall Navigations (1589), together with the items added by him in 1600 and much additional material, a few documents in summary form. This volume follows on from Second Series 194, with a continuous main pagination, taking the narrative from January 1586/7 to 1590 and later.Appended is an article on the language of the Carolina Algonkian tribes by James A. Geary, with a word-list; a chapter on the archaeology of the Roanoke settlements; and a detailed account of the MS and printed sources.This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1955. Owing to technical constraints the map of Raleigh's Virginia, 1584-90 which appeared in the original edition of the book is not included
North American discovery, circa 1000-1612 by David B Quinn ( Book )
9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New American world : a documentary history of North America to 1612 ( Book )
12 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A buccaneer's atlas Basil Ringrose's South Sea waggoner : a sea atlas and sailing directions of the Pacific coast of the Americas, 1682 by Basil Ringrose ( )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1680, a band of English buccaneers marched across the Isthmus of Darien from the Atlantic to the Pacific and, off Panama, captured several Spanish vessels, one of which they made their flagship. From this vessel they terrorized Spanish possessions on the west coast of the Americas. On July 29, 1681, they captured another Spanish ship, from which they obtained a derrotero, or book of charts and sailing directions. Their depredations over, the pirates sailed eastward around Cape Horn to the Caribbean, where they distributed their booty. When they arrived in England, the Spanish ambassador demanded that the buccaneers be brought to trial. The derrotero was ordered to be brought to King Charles II, who apparently appreciated its great intelligence value. The buccaneers were acquitted; as a result the English ambassador to Spain was expelled from Madrid." "The derrotero was subsequently translated, and one of the buccaneers, Basil Ringrose, added a text to the compilation and information to the Spanish charts. The resulting atlas, consisting of 106 pages of charts and 106 pages of text, is published in full for the first time in this volume. Covering the area from California to Tierra del Fuego, the Galapagos, and Juan Fernandez, Basil Ringrose's south sea waggoner is a rich source of geographical information, with observations on navigational, physical, biological, and cultural features as well as on ethnography, customs, and folklore." "After almost exactly three hundred years, this secret atlas is now made available to libraries and individuals. The editors have provided an extensive introduction on historical, geographical, and navigational aspects of the atlas, as well as annotations to the charts and text, and they have plotted the coverage of the charts on modern map bases."--Jacket
The Elizabethans and the Irish by David B Quinn ( Book )
12 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hakluyt handbook by David B Quinn ( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reference guide to the works of the Reverend Richard Hakluyt and a critical evaluation of his achievements
England's Sea Empire, 1550-1642 by David B Quinn ( Book )
7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English New England voyages, 1602-1608 ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The publication of the narrative accounts of the voyages of Gisnold (1602) and Waymouth (1605) opened up for English readers what was then known as Norumbega, the later New England; They are the first documents of exploration of that region to have been published since that of Verrazzano's voyage (1524) in 1556. To the accounts of these voyages by John Brereton and James Rosier there was added by Purchas in 1625 the material of Martin Pring's voyage of 1603 and some scraps of information on the attempted colony by the Virginia Company of Plymouth at Sagadahoc on the Kennebec River in 1607-1608. The narrative of the voyage of the Mary and John, discovered in the 19th century, and now attributed to Robert Davies, remains our main authority for the 1607 voyage. Many ancillary documents are added to these essential sources. Most of these narratives have been edited in the distant past but they are now furnished with full information on fauna, flora, and above all, ethnography. The material which has become available on Indians of both northern and southern New England has enabled a full account to be given of them, while expert advice has been obtained in the edition of the Eastern Abenaki vocabulary of 1605. Considerable attention has been paid to topographical problems, to which new solutions are offered in a number of cases (though conflicting views are discussed in an appendix). The volume thus makes up a collection which is basic for the understanding of how Englishmen began to explore New England (and how its inhabitants learnt something of the English) and on how that important territory first came to light in detail. The narratives are of great interest in themselves and the biographical information which it has been possible to assemble in the introduction about a number of the authors and actors in the voyages and the colonising attempt of 1607 is valuable in enabling the reader to understand what they wrote and what they omitted. Professor and Mrs Quinn have worked on this volume for a number of years and their introduction and notes constitute an important addition to our knowledge
The Westward enterprise : English activities in Ireland, the Atlantic, and America, 1480-1650 ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Virginia voyages from Hakluyt by Richard Hakluyt ( Book )
7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last voyage of Thomas Cavendish, 1591-1592 : the autograph manuscript of his own account of the voyage, written shortly before his death : from the collection of Paul Mellon by Thomas Cavendish ( Book )
5 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The principall navigations, voiages, and discoveries of the English nation. Imprinted at London, 1589 by Richard Hakluyt ( Book )
14 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early Maryland in a wider world ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The voyages and colonising enterprises of Sir Humphrey Gilbert by David B Quinn ( Book )
29 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of documents, chiefly from English sources, including a few relating to Ireland, edited with introduction and notes. The main pagination of this and the following volume (Second Series 84) is continuous.This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1940
The First colonists : documents on the planting of the first English settlements in North America, 1584-1590 ( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Beers Quinn, David 1909-2002
Quinn, D. B.
Quinn, D. B. (David Beers)
Quinn, David B.
Quinn, David B. 1909-
Quinn, David Beers
Quinn, David Beers 1909-2002
Languages
English (281)
German (6)
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