This is a facsimile of the original 1582 book written and illustrated by Charles de L'ecluse, written in Latin and now along with the corresponding pages of the 20th century English translation. firstname.lastname@example.org. This very rare book is for those interested in 16th century plants brought back by Francis Drake during his circumnavigation 1577-1580.
Charles de L'ecluse, L’Ecluse, or Carolus Clusius (February 19, 1526–Leiden April 4, 1609). Charles de L`ecluse's book is the earliest written description of anything concerning Francis Drake’s famous voyage; preceding the 1586 "Anonymous Narrative" published by the Richard Hakluyt. In January of 1989 Wayne Jensen, Director of the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and Sir Francis Drake historian, contacted the Reverend Martin Pollard, O.S.B. of Mount Angel Abbey at St. Benedict, Oregon to translate this 16th century botanical document from its early Latin to present day English. Poor Xeroxing and poor health caused the translation delay until late 1992. Although the facsimiles contained in this production may not be up to some standards, never the less, this work is deemed necessary for the scholar of 16th century plants and Drake. The process of translating from one language to another is not exact therefore; there may be some variance from word to word in the 87 translated pages.