Item #194555 THE THIRD VOYAGE OF MARTIN FROBISHER TO BAFFIN ISLAND 1578. James McDERMOTT.

THE THIRD VOYAGE OF MARTIN FROBISHER TO BAFFIN ISLAND 1578

London. Published by Hakluyt Society, 2002. Small 4to. pp. xii + 268 with frontispiece portrait, plus 1 full page illustrations and 4 full page maps, figures, bibliography, index. Original navy cloth hardcover in light blue dust wrapper. spine of dust wrapper slightly sunned else very good copy. Item #194555

'Martin Frobisher's third (1578) voyage to Baffin Island was the consequence of the flawed logic and excessive optimism of the adventurers of the ephemeral; Company of Cathay.' Their original intention - to find a north-western route to the Far East - had been largely forgotten following the imagined discovery of gold-and silver-bearing ore in Meta Incognita (the Unknown Limits) as Elizabeth I had named the forbidding and icy landscape which Frobisher and seventeen mariners had first sighted two years earlier. This was to be the English nation's first experience of a 'gold rush'.

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