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A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia

of the commodities and of the nature and manners of the naturall inhabitants. Discouered by the English colony there seated by Sir Richard Greinuile knight in the yeere 1585. Which remained vnder the gouernment of twelue monethes, at the speciall charge and direction of the honourable Sir Walter Raleigh knight lord warden of the stanneries who therein hath beene fauoured and authorised by her maiestie and her letters patents

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A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia

of the commodities and of the nature and manners of the naturall inhabitants. Discouered by the English colony there seated by Sir Richard Greinuile knight in the yeere 1585. Which remained vnder the gouernment of twelue monethes, at the speciall charge and direction of the honourable Sir Walter Raleigh knight lord warden of the stanneries who therein hath beene fauoured and authorised by her maiestie and her letters patents

This edition was published in by Typis Ioannis Wecheli, sumptibus vero Theodori de Bry anno CIC IC XC. Venales reperiuntur in officina Sigismundi Feirabendii in Francoforti ad Moenum.


Edition Notes

Roman numeral date on title page made with backwards C's.

Constitutes part one, sole issue of the English edition of Theodor de Bry's Great voyages, printed in fourteen parts, in Latin, German, French, and English, in Frankfurt am Main, Oppenheim, and Hanau from 1590-1644, and the Elenchus, an outline of the thirteen Latin parts, published by Matthias Merian in Frankfurt am Main in 1634.

This work had been identified as the first part of the sole English edition of the Great voyages by Church.

This is the only English edition of any of the Great voyages printed by the de Bry Firm.

A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia / by Thomas Harriot, first printed London, 1588.

Colophon reads: At Franckfort, imprinted by Iohn Wechel, at Theodore de Bry, owne cost and chardges. M D XC.

"The trve pictvres and fashions of the people in that parte of America novv called Virginia, discowred by Englismen [sic] sent thither in the years of our Lorde 1585. att the speciall charge and direction of the honourable Sir Walter Ralegh knigt [sic] lord warden of the stannaries in the duchies of Corenwal and Oxford who therin hath bynne fauored and auctorised by her maaiestie and her letters patents. Translated out of Latin into English by Richard Hacklvit. Diligentlye collected and draowne by Ihon [sic] White who was sent thiter [sic] speciallye and for the same purpose by the said Sir Walter Ralegh the year abouesaid 1585. and also the year 1588. now cutt in copper and first published by Theodore de Bry att his wone chardges ", p. [2-3], 2nd count, has divisional title page.

"Som [sic] pictvre [sic], of the Pictes which in the olde tyme dyd habite one part of the Great Bretainne", p. [19-20], 2nd count, has divisional title page.

Signatures: a⁴ (a1 verso blank) b⁶ c⁴ d⁸ (d3 verso, d4 verso, d6 recto, d7 verso blank) A⁶ B-C⁸ D⁶ (D6 blank) (D5 missigned D4) E⁸ F⁶ (F5 verso, F6 blank)

Errata: p. [33], 2nd count.

Includes index on p. [30-32], 2nd count.

Fully engraved and illustrated title page; engraved head and tail pieces; initials.

Contains 31 leaves of plates which are numbered I-XXIII following p. [2-3], 2nd count, one of which is a double map of Virginia with the names of the native tribes and their locations, and two other doubles plates, two of which are folded the rest of which are printed on recto only with descriptive letterpress text, and which are signed [d4-d8] and A⁶ B-C⁸ D⁶ E⁸ F⁶; plates numbered I-V follow p. [19-20], 2nd count, and contain illustrations of the mysterious people known as the Picts, which are printed on recto only, and are signed E⁸ and F1-2.

The plate of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, engraved by Theodor de Bry, is considered by Church to be not only leaf d6 but also plate [I] following "The trve pictvres and fashions of the people in that parte of America novv called Virginia", p. [2-3], 2nd count; here it is not counted as a plate. The double map of Virginia, listed as plate I "Tabula generalis totius regionis situm ob oculos ponens", bound between leaves d7 and d8 should be listed as plate [I] in Church.

Church, E.D. Discovery, 204.

STC (2nd ed.) 12786.

JCB Lib. cat., pre-1675, I: p. 385.

Alden, J.E. European Americana, 590/32.

ESTC S106427.

Title proper printed in English; imprint printed in Latin.

Series
Great voyages -- pt. 1., Great voyages -- pt. 1.
Other Titles
Brief and true report of the new found land of Virginia.

The Physical Object

Pagination
33, [37] p., [31] leaves of plates (3 double, 2 folded)
Number of pages
37

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL33117677M
Internet Archive
briefetruereport00harr
OCLC/WorldCat
907954349

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