DRAKE, FRANCIS. 1540-1596.
Sir Francis Drake Revived. Who is or may be a Pattern to stirre up all Heroicke and active Spirits of these Times ... Being a Summary and true Relation of foure severall Voyages ... to the West-Indies. London: for Nicholas Bourne, -1653.
4 parts in one. 4to (177 x 138 mm). [vi], 88; [ii], 108; 60 pp. General title and three part title-pages, the first 3 separately signed and paginated, the last 2 continuously paginated. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Woodcut initials and headpieces. Modern green morocco-backed cloth-covered boards. Without front blank to first and second parts, portrait trimmed and laid down, rusthole to first A3 with loss of a few characters, margins shaved with some loss to headlines, marginalia or catchwords, some general toning.
"THE FIRST COLLECTED AND MOST COMPLETE EDITION OF DRAKE'S VOYAGES" (Church). The four parts are as follows: Sir Francis Drake Revived describes the privateering voyages of 1570-71 and 1572-73 to the West Indies, including the raid on Nombre de Dios in 1572, where Drake and his men captured a fortune in Spanish silver, and struck at the heart of the Spanish New World empire. The World Encompassed was compiled by Francis Drake, nephew of the explorer, and narrates Drake's circumnavigation of 1577-1580: with five vessels under his command he raided Spanish settlements and supply routes on the Pacific coast, staked a claim to California (or "New Albion") for the British crown and then returned via the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Drake was the first English captain to circumnavigate the globe.
A Summarie and True Discourse of Sir Francis Drakes West Indian Voyage describes the voyage of 1585-86. Drake's expedition to the Spanish Indies was the first major British naval foray to challenge the authority of the Spanish in the Caribbean. In addition to attacking various Spanish targets, Drake also rescued the remaining colonists on Raleigh's Roanoke Island Virginia colony, returning them to England along with a shipment of potatoes and tobacco. A Full Relation of Another Voyage to the West Indies gives an account of his last voyage to the West Indies in 1595-1596, during which Drake died. Church 526; Hill, pp 86 and 211; Sabin 20840, 20855, 20843, and 20830; Wing D2122.