The Third Voyage of Martin Frobisher to Baffin Island, 1578

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Martin Frobisher's third (1578) voyage to Baffin island was the consequence of flawed logic and excessive optimism on the part 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. ...

The Third Voyage of Martin Frobisher to Baffin Island, 1578 2001, Hakluyt Society

ISBN-13: 9780904180695

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