General Sites on "New" Worlds and European Expansion
and Geography: A Special Issue of Early Modern Literary Studies On-line
links to articles and reviews in this journal issue, an interactive discussion
forum, plus a collection of links on geography and literature. (Richard
Helgerson and Joanne Woolway Grenfell, eds.)
Documents on Discovery This
site provides access to such documents as the "Voyages To Vinland"
(c. 1000), Amerigo Vespucci's "Account Of His First Voyage"
(1497) (trans.), and John Cabot's "Discovery Of North America."
From Revolution to Reconstruction
This project includes historical documents and essays relating to pre-WWI
American History and contains some especially relevant transcriptions
of primary documents. (Arts Faculty, U. of Groningen) Primary texts include:
Columbus', "Letter to the King and Queen of Spain" (Undated,
Hakluyt's "Discourse of Western Planting" (1584)
Samuel de Champlain's Voyages (1604)
for the Virginia Colony (1606)
First Virginia Charter (April 10, 1606)
Mayflower Compact (November 1620)
History of Cartography: THE
Gateway to the Subject A scholarly site with extensive and easily
accessible links on everything cartographic, from map collections, to
conferences, to exhibitions, prizes, catrographic books and journals,
societies and commercial map sites. (Tony Campbell, Institute of Historical
and Maps: Historical Studies in Cartographic Storytelling An on line
exhibit, with images and brief readings of maps drawn from a conference
on the same subject, excerpts from a lecture series and an edition of
"Mapline," an on-line cartographic journal; and resources for
with Historical Maps." (Newberry Library)
by Ludovico Ariosto (1474 - 1533) English translation transcribed from
Bulfinch's Mythology. (U. of Kansas)
("Jerusalem Delivered") Edward Fairfax, Trans., transcribed 1600 edition
in English.(Douglas B. Killings, UCBerkeley Digital Library)
Recoverie of Hierusalem translated into English by R.C., Esquire
(1594) Fascimile from Early English Books Online.
Luis de Camoes
Vaz de Camões Biography (Catholic Encyclopedia)
Luis Vaz de Camoes
On-line (in English and Portugese) Links to biographical information
and his sonnets, Os Lusiads, his eclogues, songs and other selected
or, Portugals historicall poem (1655) English translation fascimile
from Early English Books Online.
New World Essays
Michel de Montaigne
Michel Eyquem de
Montaigne Biography Biography with suggestions for further reading.
(Kuusankoski Public Library, Finland)
Montaigne Biography Site includes a time line of his life and works,
as well as links to an on line edition of The
Essays. (Bill Uzgalis, Oregon State U.)
English Authors on New Worlds
Sir Thomas More
Sir Thomas More
Primary texts of his writings, including Utopia, plus historical
and critical essays, and links to More resources. (Luminarium)
Website (Saint Thomas More Society)
With links to textual and biographical information including:
of More's Writings
Thomas More's Travels Maps and details of More's travels.
English Books Online fascimile of 1556 English translation by Raphe Robynson.
Many other editions and translation are available from EEBO.
Fascimile of the 1518 Basel Latin edition of More's Utopia
of Sir Thomas More's Utopia (Early Modern Literary Studies,
U. of Toronto)
EMLS seminar on More's Utopia (Early Modern Literary Studies,
U. of Toronto)
of Utopia from the 1518 Edition (San Antonio College, LitWeb)
Church College and Richard Hakluyt A biography which relates Hakluyt's
life to other prominent writers and to works of literature such as Twelfth
Night.(Christ Church, Oxford)
principall nauigations, voiages and discoueries of the English nation"
(1589) Early English Books Online fascimile edition.
principal nauigations, voyages, traffiques and discoueries of the English
nation" (1599) Early English Books Online fascimile edition,
Hakluyt's "Discourse of Western Planting" (1584) (Arts Faculty,
U. of Groningen)
His writings, a brief biography, essays on his works, and an image of
Hariot Biography With particular detail about his mathematical and
astronomical achievements. (U. of St. Andrews)
"A briefe and
true report of the new found land of Virginia" Early English
Books Online fascimile edition of the 1588 edition
"A briefe and
true report of the newfoundland of Virginia". Early English Books
Online fascimile edition of the 1590 edition with woodcuts by Theodore
Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia: An Archive Edition
Facsimiles and transcriptions of both the 1588 and 1590 editions, with
critical apparatus. (Melissa S. Kennedy, U. Virginia)
Harriot's Moon Drawings Harriot's drawings of his telescopic observations,
1609-1610 (Albert Van Helden)
Theodore De Bry
Woodcuts Includes images appended to Hariot's "Briefe and True
Report" (Troy Johnson, CSU Long Beach)
Troublesome Voyage Early English Books Online facsimile edition of
individual printing (separate from Hakluyt printing).
Early English Books Online facsimile edition of individual printing (separate
from Hakluyt printing).
Sir Francis Drake
Sir Francis Drake
Home Page A collection of links on Drake's writing, life and voyages.
(Nova Albion Research, Oliver Seeler)
on Cádiz," Sir Francis Drake (1587) (Dave Stewart, Hillsdale
Sir Edmund Spenser
Edmund Spenser Home
Page Extensive links to biography, online texts, and additional resources.
Site includes online editions of:The Faerie Queene, Shepheards Calendar,
Amoretti and Epithalamion,"The Ruines of Time," and
many other letters and sonnets. (Faculty of English, Cambridge U.)
Poetry On-line's Edmund Spenser Page Includes additional primary texts
not included on the Cambridge page, such as several hymns, and "A
View of the Present State of Ireland." (U. of Toronto)
Search Engine for The Faerie Queene (Renasccence Editions,
Richard Bear, U. of Oregon)
The Faerie Queene.
Early English Books Online fascimile of the 1596 edition.
Calender Early English Books Online fascimile of the 1579 edition.
Sir Walter Raleigh
on the "Discoverie of Guiana" Selections from the lecture
and images of Guiana, including a 19th century map of Raleigh's Guiana.
(Luz Elena Ramirez, SUNY - Oneonta)
Sir Walter Raleigh
Page Site includes numerouslinks to and on Raleigh's life, travels
and works. (Luminarium.org)
Search for the Lost Colony
of Guiana This transcription has modernized spelling and includes
a brief biography of Raleigh. (Bibliobytes.com)
of the large, rich, and bevvtiful empire of Guiana" EEBO fascimile
of the 1596 edition
Walter Rawleigh his apologie for his voyage to Guiana" (1650)
Dutie of a King in His Royal Office" by Sir Walter Ralegh (1599)
(Michael Powers, U California, Irvine)
relation of the second voyage to Guiana" by Lawrence Kemys
of a voyage to Guiana" by Harcourt, Robert (1613) EEBO
The Tempest Carey-Webb, Allen. "National
and Colonial Education in Shakespeare's The Tempest." EMLS 5.1. (May
1999) (Early Modern Literary Studies, U. of Toronto)
"Dating The Tempest" Article argues similarities between
the play and Stracheky's True Reportory suggest a date for Shakespeare's
composition. (Shakespeare Authorship Page)
Multhopp, Volker. "Undating
The Tempest." An Oxfordian who argues against using William
Strachey's letter to date The Tempest.
Chadwyck-Healy Database has numerous editions, from the Home Page search
under the heading "Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare."
Illustrated's Tempest Page Paintings of scenes from The
Tempest accompanied by the supporting verses from the play.
Bibliography on Aphra Behn's Oroonoko (Jack Lynch, Rutgers
Female Contemporaries of Aphra Behn (Women's Early Music Webring)
Oroonoko, or, The Royal
Slave (1688) (Chadwyck-Healy) A searchable and readable transcription
of the full text. Once you get to the Chadwyck-Healy Home Page search
under "Early English Fiction" for Behn's text.
the Royal Slave (1688) An Early English Books Online fascimile.
Other Voices from "New" Worlds
Account of the Conquest of Mexico (c.1519) (Modern History Sourcebook,
Africanus: "Description of Timbuktu" from The Description
of Africa (1526) (Paul Brians, Washington State U.)
Spanish Accounts of the "New" World
de Las Casas, Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies (1542)
(Bruce Dorsey, Swarthmore College)
Journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza De Vaca (1542) (Archives of the West,
At Roanoke by Ralph Lane (1586) (National Center for Public Policy
To Ronoake John White (1590) (University Lake School)
for the Virginia Colony, 1606 (AMDOCS, U. of Kansas)
John Smith, The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England & the Summer
Isles (1624) (Bruce Dorsey, Swarthmore College)
Barlowe, First Voyage to Virginia (1584) (Bruce Dorsey, Swarthmore
Theodore De Bry
Woodcuts (Troy Johnson, CSU Long Beach)
Humphrey Gilbert's "Voyage To Newfoundland, 1583" (Modern
History Sourcebook, Fordham U.)
Francis Bacon's The
New Atlantis (The Art Bin)
Morton, Description of the Indians in New England (1637) (Bruce Dorsey,
Henry Hudson biography,
historical context, information on and images from his voyages, links
and a chronology of the life and voyages of English explorer (Ian Chadwick)
Patents of King Henry the Seventh Granted unto Iohn Cabot and his Three
Sonnes, Lewis, Sebastian and Sancius for the the Discouerie of New and
Unknowen Lands (Avalon Project, Yale Law School)
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