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Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The principal voyages of the English Nation to the Isles of Trinidad, Margarita, Dominica , Deseada, Monserrate, Guadalupe , Martinino, and all the rest of the Antilles ; As likewise to S. Juan de Puerto Rico, to Hispaniola, Jamaica and Cuba : and also to Tierra Firma, and all along the coast and Islands therof, even from Cumana and the Caracos to the neckland of Dariene, and over it to the Gulfe of S. Michael and the Isle of Perles in the South sea: and further to Cabeca Cativa, Nombre de dios, and Venta de cruzes, to Puerto Belo, Rio de Chagre, and the Isle of Escudo, along the maine of Beragua, to the Cape and Gulfe of the Honduras, to Truxillo, Puerto de Cavallos, and all other the principall Townes, Islands and harbours of accompt within the said Gulfe, and up Rio dolce falling into this Gulfe, above 30. leagues : As also to the Isle of Cocumel, and to Cape Cotoche, the towne of Campeche , and other places upon the land of lucatan; and lower downe to S. Juan de Ullua, Vera Cruz, Rio de Panuco, Rio de Palmas, &c. within the Bay of Mexico: and from thence to the Isles of the Tortugas, the port of Havana , the Cape of Florida, and the Gulfe of Bahama homewards. With the taking, sacking, ransoming, or burning of most of the principall Cities and townes upon the coasts of Tierra firma, Nueva Espanna, and all the foresaid Islands; since the most traiterous burning of her Majesties ship the Jesus of Lubec and murthering of her Subjects in the port of S. Juan de Ullua, and the last generall arrest of her Highnesse people, with their ships and goods throughout all the dominions of the King of Spaine in the moneth of June 1585. Besides the manifold and tyrannicall oppressions of the Inquisition inflicted on our nation upon most light and frivolous occasions. (search)
, and meaning to stay here some time about discovering the maine right against the same (the entrance into the empire of Guiana ) being shewed the discovery thereof by Captaine Popham, who received the discovery of the saide empire from one captainereetly hath written. The intelligence of Harper, I conceive, the Captaine hath yet to shew in Spanish. This discovery of Guiana I greatly desired: yet least I should adventure all occasions upon it onely, I sent my two Caravels from me the 17. day and great store of most excellent Cane-tabacco. But lastly to come to Waliame, it is the first kingdome of the empire of Guiana . The great wealth which I understood to be therein, and the assurance that I had by an Indian, mine interpreter, of a go the same day we met with the honourable knight, Sir Walter Ralegh, returning from his paineful, and happie discovery of Guiana , and his surprise of the Isle of Trinidad. So with glad hearts, wee kept him and his fleete of three ships company till
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, A voyage of the honourable Gentleman M. Robert Duddeley, now knight, to the isle of Trinidad , and the coast of Paria: with his returne home by the Isles of Granata, Santa Cruz, Sant Juan de puerto rico, Mona , Zacheo, the shoalds called Abreojos, and the isle of Bermuda . In which voyage he and his company tooke and sunke nine Spanish ships, wherof one was an armada of 600 tunnes. Written at the request of M. Richard Hakluyt. (search)
ance. Being much delighted with this yland, and meaning to stay here some time about discovering the maine right against the same (the entrance into the empire of Guiana ) being shewed the discovery thereof by Captaine Popham, who received the discovery of the saide empire from one captaine Harper, which being a prisoner learned ofner almost, as sir Walter Ralegh very discreetly hath written. The intelligence of Harper, I conceive, the Captaine hath yet to shew in Spanish. This discovery of Guiana I greatly desired: yet least I should adventure all occasions upon it onely, I sent my two Caravels from me the 17. day of February, to try their fortunes in the s some Perota, which with them is silver, and great store of most excellent Cane-tabacco. But lastly to come to Waliame, it is the first kingdome of the empire of Guiana . The great wealth which I understood to be therein, and the assurance that I had by an Indian, mine interpreter, of a golden Mine in a towne of this kingdome call
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The victorious voyage of Captaine Amias Preston now knight, and Captaine George Sommers to the West India, begun in March 1595. Wherein the yle of Puerto Santo, the yle of Coche neere Margarita, the fort and towne of Coro , the stately city of S. Iago de Leon were taken sacked and burned, and the towne of Cumana ransomed, & Jamaica entred. Written by Robert Davie one of the company. (search)
em, and great plenty of fresh-fish. We departed hence the 6 of July, and passed by the Islands, called Caimanes, and the Isle de Pinos, and the 12 of the said moneth by Cape de Corrientes where we watered, and the same night, wee set saile towards the cape of S. Anthony, being the westermost part of the Isle of Cuba. The 13 day in the morning we were under this cape, and the same day we met with the honourable knight, Sir Walter Ralegh, returning from his paineful, and happie discovery of Guiana , and his surprise of the Isle of Trinidad. So with glad hearts, wee kept him and his fleete of three ships company till the twentieth day at night, what time we lost them. In all which time nothing of moment fell out, save that we gave chase to a couple of frigats, but could not fetch them. Afterward we plyed to recover Havana , untill the five and twentieth of July: then we set our course for the head of the Martyrs, the 27 we were in sight of them. The 28 wee entred the gulfe of Bahama
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The discoverie of the large, rich, and beautifull Empire of Guiana, with a relation of the great and golden citie of Manoa (which the Spaniards call El Dorado) and the provinces of Emeria, Aromaia, Amapaia, and other countries, with their rivers adjoyning. Performed in the yeere 1595 by Sir Walter Ralegh Knight, Captaine of Her Majesties Guard, Lorde Warden of the Stanneries, and Her Highnesse Lieutenant Generall of the Countie of Corne-wall. (search)
W. R. The discoverie of Guiana . ON Thursday the 6. of February in the yere 1eere before to get what knowledge he could of Guiana , and the end of my journey at this time was ts, and 30 horse, who arriving on the coast of Guiana , was slaine in a mutiny, with the most part o Pedro de Osua a knight of Navarre attempted Guiana , taking his way from Peru , and built his bri as they are situate) have plates of golde of Guiana . And upon the river of Amazones, Thevet write golde (as both Berreo confessed and those of Guiana with whom I had most conference) and is situathen to Carapana, which he called the port of Guiana : but from thence by the helpe of Carapana he abited Macureguarai the first civill towne of Guiana , of the subjects of Inga the Emperour. Upone, we weyed ankor, and coasted the river on Guiana side, because wee came upon the North side, be us safe to our shippes, it is time to leave Guiana to the Sunne, whom they worshippe, and steare[97 more...]
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The Epistle Dedicatorie of sor Walter Ralegh to the right honourable the L. Charles Howard knight of the Garter &c. and sir Robert Cecil, Councellour &c. (search)
estate, it shall appeare by the following discourse, if I had not onely respected her Majesties future Honour, and riches. It became not the former fortune in which I once lived, to goe journeys of picory, it had sorted ill with the offices of Honour, which by her Majesties grace I hold this day in England , to run from Cape to Cape, and from place to place, for the pillage of ordinaries prizes. Many yeeres since, I had knowledge by relation, of that mighty, rich and beautifull Empier of Guiana , and of that great and golden Citie, which the Spaniards call El Dorado, and the naturals Manoa, which Citie was conquered, reedified, and inlarged by a yonger sonne of Guainacapa Emperour of Peru, at such time as Francisco Pizarro and others conquered the said Empire, from his two elder brethren, Guascar, and Atabalipa, both then contending for the same, the one being favoured by the Orejones of Cuzco, the other by the people of Caxamalca. I sent my servant Jacob Whiddon the yere before, t
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The Epistle of sir Walter Ralegh to the reader (search)
bin divers opinions conceived of the gold oare broght from Guiana , and for that an Alderman of London & an officer of her Mand have tried therof since my returne in divers places. In Guiana it selfe I never saw Marcasite, but al the rocks, mountainseparate from the stone (as it is in most of the rivers in Guiana ) or els in a kind of hard stone, which we call The white sd ingendred) we saw divers hils and rocks in every part of Guiana , wherein we traveiled. Of this there have bin many trials,se at the same time a triall of an image of copper made in Guiana , which held a third part of gold, besides divers trials macluded by divers, that if there had bin any such oare in Guiana , and the same discovered, that I would have brought home ae was had from Barbary, and that we caried it with us into Guiana : surely the singularitie of that device I doe not well comsame had more comfort, then the fetching of Marcasite in Guiana , or buying of gold oare in Barbary. But I hope the better
Pedro de Osua a knight of Navarre attempted Guiana , taking his way from Peru , and built his brind provinces: but they which are not far from Guiana doe accompany with men but once in a yere, anriver that he entred. Among those of Amapaia, Guiana was famous, but few of these people accosted Indian that spake many languages, and that of Guiana naturally. I sought out all the aged men, anding them that no man could deliver so much of Guiana as Morequito could, and that his dwelling wasny) the kings and lords of all the borders of Guiana had decreed that none of them should trade wiur in Trinidad, and that we purposed to enter Guiana , came away in those canoas: one of them was aravell, and after hee knew that I had bene in Guiana , and so farre directly West as Caroli, the fione, we weyed ankor, and coasted the river on Guiana side, because wee came upon the North side, b slip over the mountaines into the plaines of Guiana among the Epuremei, where the Spaniards durst[88 more...]
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, An abstract taken out of certaine Spaniards letters concerning Guiana and the countries lying upon the great river Orenoque : with certaine reports also touching the same. (search)
An abstract taken out of certaine Spaniards letters concerning Guiana and the countries lying upon the great river Orenoque : with certaine reports also touching the same. An advertisement to the Reader.THOSE letters out of which the abstracts following are taken, were surprised at sea as they were passing for Spaine in the yeere 1594. by Captaine George Popham: who the next yeere, and the same that Sir Walter Ralegh discovered Guiana , as he was in a voyage for the West Indies, learned also the reports annexed. All which, at his returne, being two moneths after Sir Walter, as also so long after the writing of the former discourse, hearinince. Neither doe the Indians meane, as they protest, to give them any other. One other thing to be remembred is that in these letters the Spaniards seeme to call Guiana and other countries neere it, bordering upon the river of Orenoque, by the name of Nueva Dorado, because of the great plentie of golde there in most places to be
nt to the Reader.THOSE letters out of which the abstracts following are taken, were surprised at sea as they were passing for Spaine in the yeere 1594. by Captaine George Popham: who the next yeere, and the same that Sir Walter Ralegh discovered Guiana , as he was in a voyage for the West Indies, learned also the reports annexed. All which, at his returne, being two moneths after Sir Walter, as also so long after the writing of the former discourse, hearing also of his discoverie : he made knowd to doe, to as many Spaniards as come after. Other possession they have had none since. Neither doe the Indians meane, as they protest, to give them any other. One other thing to be remembred is that in these letters the Spaniards seeme to call Guiana and other countries neere it, bordering upon the river of Orenoque, by the name of Nueva Dorado, because of the great plentie of golde there in most places to be found. Alluding also to the name of El Dorado which was given by Martinez to the g
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, A Relation of the second Voyage to Guiana , performed and written in the yeere 1596. by Laurence Keymis Gent. (search)
e reader. To the Favourers of the Voyage for Guiana . IN things earnestly desired, though never soied affection: hoping that because I doe name Guiana unto thee, thou wilt vouchsafe hoc nomine, tonly to entertain idle time, sit listening for Guiana newes, & instantly forget it, as if it were nr likely to compasse his intended conquest of Guiana : the governours of the Caraccas and Margaritauntil this present that any Spaniards were in Guiana ; that upon our returne our whole fleete will e Caracas , seeming matters of small account: Guiana onely was in their judgement, rich, plentifulagined likely to hinder us from prevailing in Guiana , rather then him, whose disadvantage is to bed, whatsoever shall happen, not to relinquish Guiana , but to keepe this one yron more in the fire,already gotten, then to begin the conquest of Guiana , so farre separate from the rest of his Indiebiting betweene the coast of The Caracas and Guiana , being wearied and harried with the daily inc[21 more...]
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