By Clements R. Markham (editor)

The courses of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made to be had edited (and occasionally translated) early money owed of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, comprises a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works through authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and protecting voyages to the recent global, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This quantity, first released in 1877, comprises 4 modern bills of the voyages of Sir James Lancaster (c. 1555-1618) among 1591 and 1600 including the magazine of Captain John Knight from his 1606 voyage to find the 'North-West Passage'. Sir James Lancaster used to be one of many major investors and explorers of the Elizabethan period, whose first voyage to India in 1591 used to be instrumental in developing the East India corporation in 1600.

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XIX south was called Cape Anne, after the Queen of Denmark, and the other Cape Sophia, after the queen mother. Thus they entered a goodly bay, which they named King Christian's Fjord; and, sailing up it for several leagues, they anchored in 26 fathoms. Eskimos were met with, and Hall gives an interesting account of them, and of their country. He named a group of islets off Cape Sophia the Knight Islands. ) probably after the eminent Dutch navigator, Oliver Brunei, who was in the Danish service at this time.

Beside the aforesaid three ships, we tooke another ship of Pegu laden with pepper, and perceiuing her to be laden with marchants' goods of Pegu onely, we dismissed her without touching any thing. Thus hauing staied here 10 daies and discharged her goods into the Edward, which was about the beginning of September, our sicke men being somewhat refreshed and lustie, with such relief as we had found in this ship, we weighed anker, determining to runne into the streights of Malacca, to the ilands called Pulo Sambilam,2 which are some fiue and fortie leagues northward of the citie of 1 Perak, the second Malay State on the western side of the peninsula of Malacca, counting from the north: bounded on the north by Quedah, and on the south by Salangore.

697. 23. *Voyage of Captain Shilling, by Richard Swan .. „ cap. 16, p. 723. 24. Discourse of trade to the East Indies, by T. Mun „ cap. 17, p. 732. Purchas also gives the journal of the ship Pearl, an interloper (1612), of which Samuel Castleton of London was captain, written by John Tatton, master (iii, cap. xv, p. 328). XVU1 INTRODUCTION. priceless Arctic journals. This one has alone escaped. It was once in the hands of Purchas, for he gives extracts from it occupying 4 j pages ;* and a collation of the original manuscript with his version, affords a good example of the way in which the Rev.

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