The discoverie of the large rich, and bewtifvl empire of Gviana. With / a relation of the great and Golden Citie / of Manoa (which the Spanyards call El / Dorado) And of the Prouinces of Emeria, / Arromaia, Amapaia, and other Cou- / tries, with their riuers, ad- / ioyning. / Performed in the yeare 1595, by Sir W. Ralegh. Knight, Captaine of her / Maiesties Guard, Lo. Warden / of the Stanneries, and her High- / nesse Lieutenant generall / of the Countie of / Cornewall / [Sir Walter Raleigh].

  • Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618.
  • Books

Selected images from this work

View 3 images

About this work


Jmprinted at London : By Robert Robinson, 1596.

Physical description

7 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves, 108,112 unnumbered pages ; (4to)

References note

Sabin 67554
STC 20636
ESTC S110578
STC (2nd ed.), 20635


Ornamental vignette below title. Head-pieces. Initals
Signatures: A4, [Paragraph Mark]4, B-P4
"An Abstract taken out of certaine Spanyardes Letters concerning Guiana and the Countries lying, vpon the great riuer of Orenoque: with certaine reportes also touching the same" [letters taken at sea by Captaine George Popham. 1594]: p. 102-112
There were three editions (and an extra issue?) printed in 1596, in which are many variations in spelling and typography, although their contents apparently agree. cf. Eames, W. A bibliography of Sir Walter Raleigh, 1886, p. 7-9 (published also in Sabin, v. 16, p. 254-257; nos. 67551-67555. The present edition is described as no. 67554.)
Copy 1 Note: T.p. and all after p. 108 wanting. Contains one of the earliest accounts in English of the Indian arrow-poison (curare)


Where to find it

  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores

Permanent link