The potato in hakluyt
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Richard Hakluyt (ca. 1553–1616) collected together and published first-hand accounts of the voyages of English seamen, including several 16th century voyages to South America. These accounts provide some of the earliest published references to the potato, but unfortunately they make no mention of its introduction into Europe.
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- Anonymous (1598–1600): The famous voyage of Sir Francis Drake into the South sea, and therehence about the whole Globe of the earth, begun in the yeere of our Lord, 1577. This account by a participant in the voyage was included inHakluyt, R. (1598–1600).Google Scholar
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