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Major, Richard Henry 1818-1891

Overview
Works: 326 works in 1,049 publications in 4 languages and 15,499 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Maps  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Adapter, Other, Speaker, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: G161, 910.82
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Most widely held works by Richard Henry Major
Select letters of Christopher Columbus : with other original documents, relating to his four voyages to the New World by Christopher Columbus( )

77 editions published between 1847 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised translation of the documents in First Series 2, with the editor's reply to J.A. Froud's strictures on the earlier edition in the Westminster Review (1852) and in his Short Studies on Great Subjects, vol. 2
History of the two Tartar conquerors of China : including the two journeys into Tartary of Father Ferdinand Verbiest, in the suite of the Emperor Kanh-Hi by Pierre Joseph d' Orléans( )

18 editions published between 1854 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes upon Russia, being a translation of the earliest account of that country, entitled Rerum Moscoviticarum commentarii by Sigmund Herberstein( )

48 editions published between 1851 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early voyages to Terra Australis, now called Australia: a collection of documents, and extracts from early manuscript maps, illustrative of the history of discovery on the coasts of that vast island, from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the time of Captain Cook by Richard Henry Major( )

14 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains translations and transcriptions of several documents of importance in Australia geographical history with learned commentary
India in the fifteenth century : being a collection of narratives of voyages to India in the century preceding the Portuguese discovery of the Cape of Good Hope from Latin, Persian, Russian, and Italian sources by Richard Henry Major( )

23 editions published between 1857 and 2010 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This 1857 volume is a compilation, edited by R. H. Major of the British Museum, of narratives of journeys to India 'in the century preceding the Portuguese discovery of the Cape of Good Hope; from Latin, Persian, Russian, and Italian sources'. India was regarded as a fabled source of riches even before the time of Alexander the Great, and Major's introduction surveys the surviving accounts of overland journeys there before the fifteenth century, assessing their validity and where possible matching ancient to modern place names
The Canarian : or, Book of the conquest and conversion of the Canarians in the year 1402 by Messire Jean de Bethencourt, Kt. by Pierre Bontier( )

19 editions published between 1872 and 2016 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. The Canary Islands have been known to European countries since the Roman era. In 1402, the kingdom of Castile sent an expeditionary force, led by French explorers Jean de Béthencourt (1362-1425) and Gadifer de la Salle (1340-1415), to conquer the islands. This volume, first published in English in 1872, contains a contemporary account of the conquest written by Pierre Bontier and Jean Le Verrier, both members of the expedition; it contains valuable details of the indigenous inhabitants of the islands
The historie of travaile into Virginia Britannia : expressing the cosmographie and comodities of the country, together with the manners and customes of the people by William Strachey( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the great and mighty kingdom of china and the situation thereof by Juan González de Mendoza( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select documents illustrating the four voyages of Columbus including those contained in R.H. Major's Select letters of Christopher Columbus by Christopher Columbus( )

5 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the great and mighty kingdome of China and the situation thereof by Juan González de Mendoza( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historie of travaile into Virginia Britannia : expressing the cosmographie and comodities of the country, togither with the manners and customes of the people by William Strachey( Book )

22 editions published between 1849 and 2010 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. Volume 6 (1849) is the first published edition of a collection of manuscript records gathered by William Strachey (1572?-1621), the first Secretary of the English colony of Virginia. It includes Strachey's own account of a shipwreck, which is believed by some scholars to have inspired passages in Shakespeare's The Tempest, and a list of words in Powhatan which is the only source of information about that language apart from the account of Captain John Smith
Hakluyt Society, First Series, Volume 12 by Richard Henry Major( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Prince Henry of Portugal, surnamed the Navigator, and its results : from authentic contemporary documents by Richard Henry Major( Book )

11 editions published between 1868 and 1967 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early voyages to Terra Australis, now called Australia : a collection of documents, and extracts from early manuscript maps, illustrative of the history of discovery on the coasts of that vast island, from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the time of Captain Cook by Richard Henry Major( Book )

27 editions published between 1859 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Spanish and Dutch sources and relating to Spanish and Dutch enterprises, edited, with an introduction - aseparate pamphlet dated 1861 and containing an article by Major on the discovery of Australia by the Portuguese in 1601. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1859
The bibliography of the first letter of Christopher Columbus, describing his discovery of the New World by Richard Henry Major( )

25 editions published between 1872 and 2017 in English and German and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canarian; or, Book of the conquest and conversion of the Canarians in the year 1402 by Pierre Bontier( Book )

19 editions published between 1872 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyages of the Venetian brothers, Nicolò & Antonio Zeno, to the northern seas in the XIVth century by Niccolò Zeno( Book )

22 editions published between 1873 and 2010 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the great and mighty kingdom of China and the situation thereof by Juan González de Mendoza( Book )

13 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hakluyt Society, First Series, Volume 12
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History of the two Tartar conquerors of China : including the two journeys into Tartary of Father Ferdinand Verbiest, in the suite of the Emperor Kanh-HiNotes upon Russia, being a translation of the earliest account of that country, entitled Rerum Moscoviticarum commentariiThe voyages of the Venetian brothers, Nicolò & Antonio Zeno, to the northern seas in the XIVth century : comprising the latest known accounts of the lost colony of Greenland and of the Northmen in America before ColumbusEarly voyages to Terra Australis, now called Australia: a collection of documents, and extracts from early manuscript maps, illustrative of the history of discovery on the coasts of that vast island, from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the time of Captain CookIndia in the fifteenth century : being a collection of narratives of voyages to India in the century preceding the Portuguese discovery of the Cape of Good Hope from Latin, Persian, Russian, and Italian sourcesThe Canarian : or, Book of the conquest and conversion of the Canarians in the year 1402 by Messire Jean de Bethencourt, Kt.The historie of travaile into Virginia Britannia : expressing the cosmographie and comodities of the country, together with the manners and customes of the peopleHistory of the great and mighty kingdom of china and the situation thereof
Alternative Names
Major R. H.

Major, R. H. 1818-1891

Major, R. H. (Richard Henry), 1818-1891

Major, Ricardo Enrique

Major, Ricardo Henrique

Major, Richard H.

Major, Richard H. 1818-1891

Major, Richard H. (Richard Henry), 1818-1891

Major Richard Henry

Major, Richard Henry 1818-1891

Richard Henry Major British geographer and map librarian

Richard Henry Major Brits geograaf (1818-1891)

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