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Sir Walter Ralegh's Discoverie of Guiana

Author: Walter Raleigh, Sir; Joyce Lorimer
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate for the Hakluyt Society of London, 2006.
Series: Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, 3rd ser., no. 15.
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"Sir Walter Ralegh's account of his 1595 expedition to the Orinoco in search of the fabled empire of El Dorado was an immediate publishing success and is one of the most important pieces of Elizabethan travel literature. This edition presents, on facing pages, the annotated texts of a previously unpublished copy of Ralegh's fair manuscript draft of The Discoverie of the Large, Rich, and Bewtifvl Empyre of Gviana and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Early accounts to 1600
Ouvrages avant 1800
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Sir Walter Ralegh's Discoverie of Guiana.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate for the Hakluyt Society of London, 2006
(OCoLC)656752606
Named Person: Walter Raleigh, Sir; Walter Raleigh, Sir; Walter Raleigh; Walter Raleigh, Sir; Walter Raleigh, Sir; Walter Raleigh, Sir
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Raleigh, Sir; Joyce Lorimer
ISBN: 0904180875 9780904180879
OCLC Number: 61458187
Description: xcvii, 360 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Physical Description of the Manuscript --
The Relationship of the Manuscript to the Text --
Cecil's Response to Ralegh's Proposals --
'Of the Voyage for Guiana' --
The Queen's Response to Ralegh's Proposals --
Revising for Print --
The Empire of Guiana --
The Background to the Spanish Searches for El Dorado --
Gold Mines --
Native Alliances --
Amazons and Ewaipanoma --
The Printing of The Discoverie --
From Discoverie of the Large Rich and Bewtifvl Empyre to 'the blessing of an untraded place' --
Key to annotation --
Manuscript and the printed text of The Discoverie : Captain Popham's Documents --
Appendices: I Ralegh's First Reconnaissance of the Orinoco 1587? --
II 'Of the Voyage for Guiana' --
III Intelligences from Spain Relating to Guiana --
IV Letters from Ralegh and his Associates --
V Correspondence 1607-1618, Describing the Gold Mine Allegedly Discovered by Ralegh in 1595 --
VI Dutch and English Explorations of the Guiana Coast 1598-1601, in Response to the Publication of Ralegh's Discoverie.
Series Title: Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, 3rd ser., no. 15.
Responsibility: edited by Joyce Lorimer.
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