The Decades of the newe worlde or west Indía : Conteynyng the navigations and conquestes of the Spanyardes, with the particular description of the moste ryche and large landes and Ilandes lately founde in the west Ocean perteynyng to the inheritaunce of the kinges of Spayne. In which the diligent reader may not only consyder what commoditie may hereby chaunce to the hole christian world in tyme to come, but also learne many secreates touchynge the lande, the sea, and the starres, very necessarie to be knowē to al such as shal attempte any navigations, or otherwise have delite to beholde the strange and woonderfull woorkes of God and nature / Wrytten in the Latin tounge by Peter Martyr of Angleria, and translated into Englysshe by Rycharde Eden
- "Epistle" to King Philip and Queen Mary, by R. Eden. Latin.--The table of the contents of this booke. Vesyde the Decades (the table of whose contentes yow may reade in the ende of the booke).--The interpretation of cerieyne woordes.--Recharde Eden to the reader.--The epistle of Peter Martyr [to Charles V, 1516].--The fyrste , seconde, and thyrde, decade[s] ... by Peter Martyr of Angerlia.--The laste booke of Peter Martyr of Angleria, of the Landes and Islandes lately founde.--Exemplar Builae Sev Donationis, Avtoritate evius, episcopus, romanus Alexander eius nominis sextus, concessit et donault Castellae regibus & suis successoribus, regiones & Insulas noui orbis in Oceano occidentali Iispanorum navigationibus repertas. [Datum Romanae ... 1593 [i.e. 1493] ...] -- The coppie of the Bull of Donation ... Gyven at Rome ... M.CCCC.LXXXXIII ...)--To the reader.-- The hystorie of the weste Indies [by G.F. Oviedo y Valdés].--Of other notables thyanges gathered owte of dyners autours.--A discourse of the vyage made by the Spanyardes rounde abowte the worlde [by] R. Eden.--The Epistle of Maximalian Transiluane ... to ... the lorde Cardinall of Salspurge, of the ... navigation ... by the Spanyardes ... M.D.XIX.--A briefe declaration of the vyage .. abowte the worlde. Gathered owt of a ... booke ... by ... Antonie Pygafetta ... one of the coompayne of that vyage in ... which, Ferdinando Magállanes ... was Capitayne of the navie.-- Of the prices of precious stones and spices.--Of the Doones of Ilande of Madera [by Cadamosto].--Of the Ilande of saynt Thomas.--The debate and stryfe betwene the Spanyardes and Portugales, for the division of the Indies, and the trade of spices ... Written in the Spanyshe toonge by F. Lopez de Gomara.--Of the Pole Antartike and the starres abowt the same... [From A. Vesputius & A. de Corsall].--Of Moscovie and Cathay. [From G. Butrigarius, S. Cabot, S. Munster & J. Gasialdo].--Of the North regions ... [bu J. Ziegler]--Of the difference of regions, and causes of greate cities, after the description of H. Cardanus.--The historie written in the Latin ... Paulus Ionius ... of the legation ... of the greate Basilius Prince of Moscovia, to Pope Clement the VII.--Other notable thyanges as concernynge Moscovia; gathered sev Literarum missiuarum quas ... princeps Edwardus eius nominia sextus, Angliae ... rex, misit ad principes septembrionalem ac oritalem mundi plagem inhabitantes luxtu mare glaciale, nec non Indiam Orientalem. Anno Dui 1553.--The coppie of the letters missive which ... Edwarde the VI, sent to the kynges, princes, & other potentates ... 1553.--The coppie of the duke of Moscovie and Emperoure of Russia [Ivan IV] his letters, sent to Kinge Edwarde the syxte.--Other notable thyanges as touchinge the Indies. [From F. Lopez de Gomara & S. Cabot, by R. Eden].--A demonstration the roundenesse of the Earth.--What credit owght to bee gyven to wryters as touchynge the woorjes of nature [by Diodorus, Siculus].--The preface to the booke of Metals [by R. Eden].--Of the generation of metalics, and their mynes with the maner of fyndinge the same: written in the Italien ... by Vannuccius Biriuguezius in his booke cauled Pyrotechnia.--The nature of workynge in golde mynes in Egipte in owld tyme, after the description of Diodorus Siculus.--The description of the two vinges .. owt of England into Guinea in Affrike ... M.D.LIII. [by R. Eden].--The maner of fyndynge the Longitude of regions ... after the description of Gemma Phyrysius.--A newe maner of fyndynge the longitudes of the regions [by R. Eden].--A bryefe rehersal of the contentes of the ... Decades.--Thinterpretours excuse.--Faustes escaped in the [not readable].
- [Colophon: Imprynted at London in Paules church-yarde at the signe of the Byble by Rycharde Jug. Anno Dui. M.D.LV.].
Leaves irregularly numbered. Extra leaf, signed [not readable]., inserted between l. 309 and 319. Title within woodcut border. Gothic type. Initials. Marginal notes.
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