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Monson, Sir WIlliam
Naval Tracts: In Six Books. Containing, 1. A yearly account of the English and Spanish fleets during the war in queen Elizabeth's time. II. Actions of the English under King James I. III. The office of the lord high admiral of England, . IV. Discoveries and enterprizes of the Spaniards and Portugueses;. V. Divers projects and stratagems .VI. Treats of fishing to be set up on the coast of England, Scotland, and Ireland,.
Printed for Henry Lintot; and John Osborn, London. Folio. 147-508pp. Extracted from the third edition of Churchill's Voyages, 1745. Preface and letter to his eldest son precedes the Naval Tracts. Bound to style ion quarter calf, spine in seven compartments with raised bands; red leather lettering piece, gilt. A fine copy. And an important work of naval history, containing accounts of the Drake-Norris Portugal expedition (1589); The Earl of Cumberland's privateering expeditions (1586-1598); the capture of Madre de Dios (1592); Drake and Hawkins last voyage (1595-96) and more. There is also early information on fisheries and whaling. See Cox II, 438. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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