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[QUOTE]Originally posted by NR: [QB] Possibly. Hakluyt was operating in France with the support of Walshingham, so Hakluyt would have had whatever funding he needed if Walshingham felt it was warranted. According to most sources, the Codex was purchased for 20 French Francs, (which at the time were made of solid gold), so it was quite a substantial amount. However, no account that I have found thus far cites how it is known that Hakluyt purchased the codex, so I am unsure where this information came from. I did find one reference by Samuel Purchas, (who obtained the Codex from Hakluyt's collection after he passed away), that the Codex was purchased by Hakluyt [b]AFTER[/b] Thevet's death in 1592. This would make much more sense considering how Thevet felt about Hakluyt after the "Laudonniere Incident" in 1587. This however, conflicts with the contemporary accounts that the Codex was purchased from Thevet and in Hakluyt's possession, in England, in 1587. It is also worth pointing out that Hakluyt was only operating in France from 1583 to 1588. I'll update if I find anything more on this subject. [/QB][/QUOTE]
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