Sir Francis Drake, Description of his Landing at Drake's Bay, Marin County, California, June 17, 1579 (SIGNED). Sir Francis Drake, Archibald L. Hettrich, Edmund Frank Green.

Sir Francis Drake, Description of his Landing at Drake's Bay, Marin County, California, June 17, 1579 (SIGNED)

[San Francisco]: (1915). 1st. Limp suede. First Edition thus. SIGNED by E.F. Green on last page. 3 1/4" x 2 1/8". [22] pp. Five full-page photo-illustrated plates (including frontispiece). Brown suede covers wtih dark brown lettering and illustration of a ship to front and two crests to rear cover. The cover title reads "Marin County, California, by Sir Francis Drake, June 17, 1579." Running title of p. [1-10]: "Marin County California 1579"; p. [12-21]: "Marin County California 1915." A very good copy (small stain to front cover; chip to spine head; front hinge cracked). An unusual and early Marin County item; only 3 copies found in online institutions. Item #16871

Being an exact copy of parts of the original report of this voyage, in his caravel the "Golden Hind," including a description of the first religious service in English ever held in America, and also the date of his departure for England, July 25, 1579. Official publication of the Marin County, California, exhibit at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. (Cowan pg. 182).

Price: $250.00