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The King of California, places his Crown of Feathers on Admiral Drakes Head.
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plate; vol. 5, following p.152
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A group of European men holding staffs stand with Sir Francis Drake near a group of native Americans. The chief of the native Americans places his feathered headdress or crown on Drake's head.
The world displayed; or, A curious collection of voyages and travels, selected from the writers of all nations. ... vol. V.
Source place of publication:
Printed for J. Newbery, at the Bible and Sun, in St. Paul's Church-Yard
In 1579 Drake sailed up the west coast of North America, challenging Spanish possessions along the way. It is uncertain exactly how far north he traveled. He named the area north of Point Loma near present-day San Diego, New Albion.Volume five contains an account of the British discoveries in America and voyages around the world.
Former collection William Holbech; acquired as a gift from the estate of Frederick Lippitt.
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©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
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Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596
Indians of North America