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TitleA discourse and discovery of New-found-land: with many reasons to prooue how worthy and beneficiall a plantation may there be made, after a far better manner than now it is
Alternative TitleDiscourse and discovery of Newfoundland
AuthorWhitbourne, Richard, 1561-1635
PublisherFelix Kyngston for William Barret
Place of PublicationLondon
Description"Together with the laying open of certaine enormities and abuses committed by some that trade to that Countrey, and the meanes laide downe for reformation thereof" (title page). Whitbourne's Discourse was aimed at promoting Newfoundland as a potential colony which would profit the nation. It includes details on geography, climate, the fisheries and land resources, in addition to practical advice on settlement.
SubjectNewfoundland and Labrador--Description and travel--Early works to 1800
Newfoundland and Labrador--History--To 1763
Newfoundland and Labrador--Colonization
Great Britain--Colonies--America
Physical Description69, [5] p.
NoteBound in full burgundy gilt. -- With: A discourse containing a loving invitation both honourable and profitable... by Richard Whitbourne. London : Felix Kyngston, 1622.
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Time Period17th Century
Local Call NumberFF 1013 W45 1620 VAULT
Resource TypeBook
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
Record NumberCNS-B0057
CollectionCentre for Newfoundland Studies--Digitized Books
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Centre for Newfoundland Studies
SourcePaper text held in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies.
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CONTENTdm file name27559.cpd