The World Encompassed by Sir Francis Drake: Being His Next Voyage to That to Nombre De Dios: Collated with an Unpublished Manuscript of Francis Fletcher, Chaplain to the Expedition by Francis Drake, Francis Fletcher (Paperback, 2010)
The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This account of Drake's circumnavigation of the world in 1577-1580 was first published by his nephew in 1628 and appears to derive from tes made by Francis Fletcher, the chaplain to the expedition, although a surviving manuscript account by Fletcher is t identical. The introduction to this edition (published in 1854) discusses textual problems, and also puts the narrative into the context of Drake's career as one of the privateers who carried on England's unackwledged war with Spain in the decades before the Armada.
Francis Drake, Francis Fletcher
Cambridge Library Collection
Date of Publication
History: World & General
Cambridge Library Collection - Hakluyt First Series