Twee..scheepstogten ...Candisch (Cavendish). 1586 AND
Knivet, Antoni and Candish, Thomas
...Reys na de Zuydzee, 1591 AND
Drie voornaamste Zee-togten na America.... 1577, 1585, 1595 AND
...Reys na Oost-Indieen
Leyden, van der Aa, 1706
In folio, remboitage in contemporary, stiff vellum
title in manuscript on the spine;
Cavendish: title page with engraving; 38 columns on 19 pp. Last page blank. 4 plates in the text.
Knivet: title page with engraving; 1 folding map; 42 columns; last page: register. 4 plates in the text.
Drake: : title page with engraving; 1 folding map; 28 columns over 14 pp; 5 engravings in the text; one nn leaf: Register
Keeling: 1 nn leaf; 36 columns over 18 pp; 3 plates in the text; 1 nn leaf, Register
Aartkloot, planisphere of the world. 16x22,5cm, Cavendish
Mar del Nort, Atlantic Ocean, 16x22,5cm. Knivet
Aartkloot, planisphere of the world, 16x22.5 cm. Drake
The first report is on the third circumnavigation ever, the one under Thomas Cavendish,1586-89 and the second (Knivet), failed circumnavigation by the same between 1591 and 1593. Thomas Cavendish was an exception among the discoverers. He was educated at Christ College in Cambridge.
Sir Francis Drake, probably the best known English discoverer, found on his first (only the second ever) voyage around the world, 1577-1579, that Tierra del Fuego was an island, not part of a southern continent. Sailing North Drake made landings to attack the Spanish settlements and came as far North as Cabo Blanco. A bit further South Drake envisioned to found New Albion, in the San Francisco area at 38 degrees N. Once back in England the results were kept secret. The first full publication of the voyage occurred in 1628 titled The world encompassed. The second and third voyage reported on here were to the Caribbean and involved many confrontations with the Spanish settlers there.
William Keeling was a British naval commander who undertook various voyages to the East Indies from 1604 onward and ended 1614-1616 as commander of the British fleet in the east.