A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels; Arranged in Systematic Order, Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navi
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ... Section III. Voyage to More...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ... Section III. Voyage to Guinea, in 1554, by Captain John Lolc As in the first voyage of the English to Guinea, I have given rather the order of the history than the course of navigation, of which I had then no perfect information; so in this second voyage my chief purpose has been to shew the course pursued, according to the ordinary custom and observation of mariners, and as I received it from the hands of an expert pilot, who was one of the chiefest in this voyage, who with his own hand wrote a brief journal of the whole, as he had found and tried in all things, not conjectural', but by the art of navigation, and by means of instruments fitted for nautical use 3. Not assuming therefore to myself the commendations due to another, neither having pre-umed in any part to change the substance or order of this journal, so well observed by art and experience, I have thought fit to publish it in the language commonly used by mariners, exactly as I received it from that pilot4. On the 11th October 1554, we departed from the river Thames with three good ships. One of these named the Trinity, was of 140 tons burden; the second, called the Bartholomew, was 90 tons; and the third, called the John Evangelist, was 140 tons. With these three ships and two pinnaces, 1 Hakluyt, II. 470. Astl. I. 144. In the first edition of Hakluyt's collection, this voyage is given under the name of Robert Gainsh, who was master of the John Evangelist, as we learn by a marginal note at the beginning of the voyage in both editions.--Astl. I. 144. a. 2 Perhaps this might be Robert Gainsh, in whose name the voyage was first published.--Astl. I. 144. b. 3 Yet the latitudes he gives, if observed, are by no means exact.--Astl. In this version we have added the true latitudes...