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#A discourse of a discouerie for a new passage to Cataia. VVritten by Sir Humfrey Gilbert, Knight#

##Gilbert, Humphrey, Sir, 1539?-1583.## A discourse of a discouerie for a new passage to Cataia. VVritten by Sir Humfrey Gilbert, Knight Gilbert, Humphrey, Sir, 1539?-1583.

##General Summary##

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##Content Summary##

#####Front#####

  1. GEORGE GASCOIGNE Esquire to the Reader.

  2. A PROPHETICAL SOnet of the same George Gascoine, vpon the commendable trauaile which Sir Humfrey Gilbert hath disclosed in this worke.

  3. ¶A LETTER OF SIR Humfrey Gilbert, Knight, sent to his Brother, Sir IOHN GILBERT, of Compton, in the Countie of Deuon Knight, concerning the discourse of this Discouerie.

  4. The Table of the matters conteyned in euerie Chapter of this Booke.

#####Body##### A GENERAL MAP, MADE ONELYE FOR THE PARTICVLER DECLARATION OF THIS DISCOVERY.

  1. To proue a passage by authoritie to be on the Northside of AMERICA, to goe to CATAIA, China, and the East India. &c.

    _ To proue by reason, a passage to be on the Northside of AMERICA: to goe to CATAIA, &c, Cap. 2.

    _ To proue by experience of sundrie mens trauels, the opening of some part of this Northvvest passage: wherby good hope remaineth of the rest.

Cap. 3.

_ To proue by circumstance, that the Northvvest passage, hath beene sayled thorough out. Cap. 4.

_ To prooue that these Indians aforenamed, came not by the Southeast, Southvvest, nor from any other part of Afrik, or America. Cap. 5.

_ ¶To prooue that those Indians came not by the Northeast, & that ther is no thorow Nauigable passage that way. Cap. 6.

_ To prooue that the Indians aforenamed, came onely by the Northvvest, which induceth a certeintie of our passage by experience. Cap. 7.

_ Certaine reasons, alledged for the prouing of a passage by the Northeast, before the Queenes Maiestie, and certaine Lordes of the Counsell, with my seuerall answeres, then vsed to the same. Cap. 8.

_ ¶ How that the passage by the Northvvest, is more commodious for our traffik, then the other by the East: if there were any such. Cap. 9.

_ ¶ VVhat commodities woulde ensue, this passage once discouered. Cap. 10.

#####Back#####

  1. Faultes escaped in the printing.

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