Discoverie of the Large, Rich and Beautiful Empire of Guiana, Walter Raleigh, ..

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Discoverie of the Large, Rich and Beautiful Empire of Guiana with a relation of the great and Golden Citie of Manoa(which the Spaniards call El Dorado) And of the Prouinces of Emeria, Arromaia, and other Countries, with the riuers, adjoining.
Author:
Walter Raleigh
Publisher:
World Publishing Company
Release Date:
1966
Seller Category:
ANTIQUARIAN
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1
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Used: Excellent
Sku: 00865
Notes: Discoverie of the Large, Rich and Beautiful Empire of Guiana with a relation of the great and Golden Citie of Manoa(which the Spaniards call El Dorado) And of the Prouinces of Emeria, Arromaia, and other Countries, with the riuers, adjoining. Performed in the year 1595 by Sir W. Ralegh Knight, Captaine of her Maiesties Guard, Lo. Warden of the Stanneries, and her Highnesse Lieutenant general of the Countie Cornewall.Fascimile edition of original 1596 Robert Robinson publication. Near Fine, 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" offset lithograph by Amilcare Pizzi, Cinisello Balsamo, Milan. bound in vellum with folded edges, cloth ties, crest of Queen Elizabeth I in gilt to front, interior clean, tightly bound, outward bowing to covers, missing slipcase. In order to redeem himself after a court scandal, Sir Walter Raleigh embarked on a journey to Venezuela to bring back gold. According to one scholar, "Although the expedition itself was hardly a success—Ralegh conquered no lands, found no stores of wealth, and discovered little not observed by earlier adventurers—he created a triumph for himself by publishing 'The Discovery'." 97 pp.