Edited by Gianni Guadalupi. Texts by Richard Hakluyt
1992 / 206 PAGES.
The first English settlement in North America: the mystery of the Lost Colony, swallowed up by a maze of rivers, forests and devious Indians.
How the colony of Virginia was founded, abandoned, re-established and lost. A collection of the most fascinating journeys made by prominent members of the British Empire: the first journey to the American coast by two brigs captained by Masters Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe, who in the year 1584 discovered the part of the country that is now called Virginia; an excerpt from a letter written by Master Ralph Lane in Virginia to esteemed Master Richard Hakluyt and to another gentleman belonging to the Middle Temple; the journey undertaken in 1586 by a ship that was to carry supplies and provisions to the colony founded in Virginia by Sir Richard Grenville and organised solely by Sir Walter Raleigh; the three-ship journey in 1587 with the aim of bringing over a new colony; Master John White’s 1590 journey to the West Indies and to the part of America known as Virginia.