of Western Planting, 1584
Richard Hakluyt's program for western colonization was drawn up at the
request of Sir Walter Ralegh at the time of the voyage of Amadas and Barlowe.
Prepared by W. B. Leemhuis.
Orbus: Images of the New World
A fascinating collection of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century maps of the
New World, made available by the library of the University of Virginia.
Walter Raleigh site
This site offers works, critical essays, and other resources on Sir Walter
1584 Charter granted to Ralegh
An excellent introduction to the writer and his work, with a number of images
from his history of Brazil, provided by the Library of the University of
of Travel from the New World
A selection of brief extracts from the encounter narratives of Christopher
Columbus, Jean de Lery, Bernal Diaz, and Thomas Hariot.
A well-illustrated introduction to the history and art of the dynasty that
ruled over India in the age of Elizabeth I and James I.
Hariot's A Briefe and True Report
of the New Found Land of Virginia
Melissa S. Kennedy's Archive Edition of the Hariot text.
Readings: Colonization and Print in the
Divided into six categories such as "Viewers and the Viewed" and "Religion
and Print," this excellent online exhibition maintained by the University
of Pennsylvania Library looks at the colonization of the Americas from a
number of angles. Highlights include images, essays, a brief biography, and
links to other Web resources.