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Francis Drake: The World Encompassed : Vellum Binding 1628 Facsimile

Francis Drake: The World Encompassed : Vellum Binding 1628 Facsimile

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Being His Next Voyage to That to Nombre de Dios Formerly Imprinted: Carefully Collected Out of the Notes of Master Francis Fletcher.

By Sir Francis Drake

Oringinally Printed for Nicholas Bourne, London, 1628. This facsimile edition published by The World Publishing Co, 1966.

BOUND WITH: (as currently published)


By William Cornelison Schouten,

London: Imprinted by T. D. for Nathanaell Newbery. 1619.


A remarkably faithful facsimile of the rare 1628 edition, printed on identical quality paper and bound in full vellum with gilt stamping and tie cords, then laid in a green cloth clamshell box with title labels and heavy felt interior lining. This facsimile was created by William Targ at the World Publishing Company in 1966, who also produced the Kelmscott Chaucer facsimile. It includes a booklet with a historical introduction by A.L. Rowse and biographical notes by Robert O. Dougan. A beautiful example of the printer and binder crafts.

The Drake work is illustrated with a woodcut frontispiece of Drake and an elaborately decorated double-page map of the world. The title page of the Schouten work has a woodcut vignette map of Tierra del Fuego.


In very good condition throughout and complete with the booklet and box.
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