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#A true discourse of the late voyages of discouerie, for the finding of a passage to Cathaya, by the Northvveast, vnder the conduct of Martin Frobisher Generall deuided into three bookes. In the first wherof is shewed, his first voyage ... Also, there are annexed certayne reasons, to proue all partes of the worlde habitable, with a generall mappe adioyned. In the second, is set out his second voyage ... In the thirde, is declared the strange fortunes which hapned in the third voyage ... VVith a particular card therevnto adioyned of Meta Incognita ...#

##Best, George, d. 1584.## A true discourse of the late voyages of discouerie, for the finding of a passage to Cathaya, by the Northvveast, vnder the conduct of Martin Frobisher Generall deuided into three bookes. In the first wherof is shewed, his first voyage ... Also, there are annexed certayne reasons, to proue all partes of the worlde habitable, with a generall mappe adioyned. In the second, is set out his second voyage ... In the thirde, is declared the strange fortunes which hapned in the third voyage ... VVith a particular card therevnto adioyned of Meta Incognita ... Best, George, d. 1584.

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#####Front##### portrait of Martin Frobisher (explorer)Sr Martin Frobisher KnightThe noble flames that glowd in his

  1. What commodities and instructions may be •eaped by diligent reading this Discourse.

  2. ¶TO THE RIGHT HOnorable, my singular good Mayster, Sir Christopher Hattō, Knight, Capitaine of the Queenes Maiesties Garde, Vizchamberlaine to hir Highnesse, and one of hir Maiesties moste honourable priuie Counsayle.

  3. THE PRINTER to the Reader.

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  1. ¶ The fyrst Booke of the first voyage of Martin Frobisher Esquier, Captayne Generall for the discouerie of the passage to Cataya and the East India, by the Northweast, first attempted in Anno Dom. 1576. the .15. of May.

    _ The chiefe bounders of the principall parts of the vvorld.

    _ Experiences and reasons of the Sphere, to proue al partes of the world habitable, and •hereby to con•ute the position of the fiue Zones.

    _ Of the temperature of colde Regions all the Sommer long, and also hovve in Winter the same is habitable, especially to the inhabitants thereof.

  2. ¶ A true Reporte of such things as hapned in the second voyage of Captayne Frobysher, pretended for the Discouerie of a new passage to Cataya, China, and the East India, by the Northwest. Anno. Do. 1577.

  3. ¶ The thirde voyage of Captayne Frobisher, pretended for the discouerie of Cataya, by Meta Incognito. Anno Do. 1578.

    _ ¶ Articles and orders to be obserued for the Fleete, set dovvne by Captayne Frobisher Generall, and deliuered in writing to euery Captayne, as well for keeping company, as for the course, the 31. of May.

    _ Oure departure f•om England.

    _ Orders set down by M. Frobisher Esquire, Captaine Generall for the voyage to Cataya, to be obserued of the companie, during the tim• of th•ir abode in Meta Incognit•. P•bl•shed the second day of August. Anno .1578. IN the meane time, whylest the Mariners plyed their work, ye Captaines sought out new Mynes, the Gol _ ¶ Articles sette downe by Martin Frobisher Esquier, Captayne Generall of the whole Fleete, appoynted for the Northweast discoueries of Cataya, published and made knowen to the Fleete, for the better obseruing certayne orders and course in their returne homevvarde.

    _ The Fleetes returning homevvard.

    _ A generall and briefe Description of the Countrey, and condition of the people, which are found in Meta Incognita.

#####Back##### AT LONDON, Printed by Henry Bynnyman. Anno Domini. 1578. Decembris. 10. Types of content

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