Frobishers Map of the World

Sir Martin Frobisher
Since the voyages of the Cabots (1497-1498) the English had been occupied with other matters, and hence sent out no more exploring expeditions to the west. But in 1576, nearly eighty years after the English flag had been planted on the North American continent, Sir Martin Frobisher set out to see if he could not discover a northwestern passage to Asia. His object was to reach the Indies, and secure part of the trade for England; for since the Portuguese had opened up a route to that country by way of the Cape of Good Hope, they held control of that commerce.

The Leading Facts of American History
By David Henry Montgomery
Published in 1890

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