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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, hearin
ince. 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