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Hakluyt Society

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Works: 1,067 works in 2,252 publications in 2 languages and 60,935 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Records and correspondence  Biography  Directories  Bibliography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Personal narratives  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Other, Translator
Classifications: G161, 910.8
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The Resolution journal of Johann Reinhold Forster, 1772-1775 by Johann Reinhold Forster( )

10 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in English and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This presents the previously unpublished journal of the principal naturalist on Cook's second voyage. The main pagination of this volume and the three other volumes in the set (Second series 152, 154-155) is continuous. Overshadowed for nearly two hundred years in European scholarship by the achievements and reputation of his eldest son George Forster, J.R. Forster - principal naturalist on James Cook's second voyage - was nevertheless recognised by many contemporaries as one of the 'universal geniuses' of the late 18th century. His journal of the voyage offers many new insights, expressed at times in quite unrestrained language, into the day-to-day relationships, life and thinking and theory-testing on the second, and the most scientific and the most epic of Cook's voyages. However, the circumstances of Forster's career and personality were such that his work was dogged by debilitating disputes and vendettas. Consequently, important works such as this journal, which would have established him as the leading comparative anthropologist, linguist, geographer and zoologist of the Pacific, have thus far remained obscure and seldom-used manuscripts. Anthropologists, ethnolinguists, geographers, botanists, zoologists and medical and literary historians will find here much new observation and theory; for the two Forsters fashioned forces to influence Alexander von Humboldt and foretell Charles Darwin. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1981
John Cabot's discovery of North America( )

in English and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbot on Guinea : the writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa, 1678-1712 by Jean Barbot( )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An edition of the original material in a manuscript account of the Guinea coast written in French in the 1680s and deriving in part from Barbot's two trading voyages to Guinea, in translation; together with additional original material from an enlarged version of the account written in English and eventually published in 1732. Sources of derived material are noted. Barbot's own drawings include the earliest set of illustrations of European forts in Guinea. Volume I covers the coast from Senegal to Gold Coast. Volume II covers the coast from River Volta to Cape Lopez
History of the great and mighty kingdom of china and the situation thereof by Juan González de Mendoza( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa by Ibn Batuta( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

COVER; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; FOREWORD TO VOLUME FOUR; CHAPTER XV: From Dihli to Kinbaya; CHAPTER XVI: South India; CHAPTER XVII: The Maldives; CHAPTER XVIII: Ceylon; CHAPTER XIX: Coromandel, Malabar and the Maldives; CHAPTER XX: Bengal and Assam; CHAPTER XXI: South-east Asia; CHAPTER XXII: China; CHAPTER XXIII: From China to Morocco; CHAPTER XXIV: Spain; CHAPTER XXV: The Country of the Blacks; BIBLIOGRAPHY
The voyage of George Vancouver, 1791-1795 by George Vancouver( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four of the greatest maritime exploring expeditions were crammed into two decades late in the 18th century - Cook's third voyage, the French expedition commanded by La P?use, the Malaspina expedition sent out by Spain, and George Vancouver's Voyage of Discovery. All four visited the northwest coast of North America, but weather and circumstances prevented Cook from making more than what Beaglehole calls ' a magnificent, an epoch-making reconnaissance'; La P?use only touched the coast in a significant way at Yakutat Bay and Lituya Bay, and Malasina's memorable visits were to Yakutat Bay and Nootka Sound. Vancouver, by contrast, surveyed the enormous extent of coast from Lower California to Cook Inlet, and his meticulous survey literally set out on the map of the world the intricacies of Puget Sound and the western coast of mainland Canada. It was an achievement that places him with his mentor, Cook, in the first rank of marine surveyors. As a midshipman Vancouver had been with Cook when he discovered the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands in 1778. They attracted his interest, and the attention he devoted to the islands, their inhabitants and their political future when he twice later wintered there will surprise many. This is the first annotated edition of Vancouver's journal as he revised it for publication in 1798. The original manuscript has disappeared, but fortunately no fewer than 25 partial or complete logs or journals by other members of the expedition have survived. These supplement Vancouver's narrative at many points. It has been possible to identify virtually all the host of islands, channels and inlets that Vancouver encountered, and the provenance of most of the approximately 400 place names he bestowed, nine out of ten of which are still in use, is indicated. This volume in the set includes the remainder of Book 3, all Book 4, part of Book 5, of a new and annotated edition of A Voyage of Discovery ... (London, 1798). The main pagination of this, the"--Provided by publisher
Cathay and the way thither: being a collection of medieval notices of China by Henry Yule( )

25 editions published between 1866 and 2010 in English and French and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volume 1: The first volume in the revised edition of First Series 36 (1866) and 37 (1866). With numerous supplementary extracts from writers of the first to the sixteenth century. Volumes 2 and 3 appeared earlier (Second Series 33, 37), and volume 4 followed (Second Series 41). Volume 2: Volume 1 followed (Second Series 38). A revised edition of First Series 36 (1866) and 37 (1866) above, whose title page was followed. The appendix contains a Latin and an Italian text of Friar Odoric's travels in the early fourteenth century. Continued in Second Series 37 and 41 below. Volume 3: Volume 1 followed (Second Series 38). A revised edition of First Series 36 (1866) and 37 (1866). Letters and reports of missionary friars from Cathay and India, 1292-1338; Cathay under the Mongols, from Rashiduddin's history, c. 1300-1307; Pegolotti's notices of the land route to Cathay, c. 1330-40; and John d'Marignolli's recollections of eastern travel, 1338-53, taken from his 'Chronicle of Bohemia'. Follows on from volume 2 (Second Series 33); volume 4 is Second Series 41. Volume 4: Follows on from Second Series 33, 37, 38, being part of the revised edition of First Series 36 (1866) and 37 (1866). This volume covers Ibn Battuta's travels in Bengal and China, c. 1347, and the journey of Goës from Agra to Cathay, 1602-7, with an index to all four volumes."--Publisher's web site
The true and perfect description of three voyages by the ships of Holland and Zeland by Gerrit de Veer( )

16 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 941 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 book contains three accounts of Dutch voyages in search of a north-eastern passage to China, undertaken in the 1590s. (When this Hakluyt edition was published in 1853, continuing anxiety about the fate of Sir John Franklin's expedition made any accounts of Arctic exploration extremely topical.) The Dutch were not successful in establishing a north-east passage; but the stories of the expeditions and of the courage and endurance of the men who took part in them make for fascinating reading
The world encompassed by Sir Francis Drake by Francis Drake( )

8 editions published between 1854 and 2010 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 by Ibn Batuta( )

13 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 1: Covers travels in North-West Africa, Egypt, Syria, and to Mecca.<br /> Vol. 2: Covering southern Persia, Iraq, southern Arabia, East Africa, the Persian Gulf, Asia Minor and South Russia. <br /> Vol. 3: Covering Turkestan, Khurasan, Sind, north-western India and Delhi, including an account of the reign of Sultan Muhammad ibn Tughluq. <br /> Vol. 4: The translation completed with annotations by C.F. Beckingham.<br /> Vol. 5: Index to volumes 1-4 compiled by A.D.H. Bivar
The voyage of Robert Dudley, afterwards styled Earl of Warwick and Leicester and Duke of Northumberland, to the West Indies, 1594-1595 by George F Warner( )

8 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First voyage round the world, by Magellan by Henry Edward John Stanley Stanley( )

9 editions published between 1874 and 2016 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text is translated 'from the Accounts of Pigafetta, and other Contemporary Writers. Accompanied by Original Documents, with Notes and an Introduction'. It includes the log-book of Francisco Alvo or Alvaro, Pigafetta's treatise on navigation and his account of the voyage, Gaspar Correa's account, other anonymous narratives, and documents relating to the cost and other aspects of the expedition. First published: 1874
Narrative of the Portuguese embassy to Abyssinia during the years 1520-1527 by Francisco Alvares( )

8 editions published between 1881 and 2016 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Portuguese, and edited, with notes and an introduction. For a revised edition, see Second Series 114, 115. First published: 1881
The letters of F.W. Ludwig Leichhardt by Ludwig Leichhardt( )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Narratives of the voyages of Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa to the straits of Magellan by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa( )

9 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in English and held by 818 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 1895 volume contains the first English translation of the then recently discovered reports of Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa, a sixteenth-century Spanish explorer, astronomer, historian and scientist. As commander of the Pacific naval station, he explored the west coast of South America, and founded Spanish settlements (which subsequently failed due to famine) along the Magellan Straits, which he was also the first to survey
Narratives of the rites and laws of the Yncas by Clements R Markham( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Original Spanish Manuscripts, and Edited, with Notes and an Introduction. Texts include: An account of the fables and rites of the Yncas, by Cristóbal de Molina, c. 1570-84,; An account of the antiquities of Peru, by Juan de Santa Cruz Pachacuti-Yamqui Salcamayhua [an Indian], c. 1620; A narrative of the errors, false gods, and other superstitions and diabolical rites in which the Indians of the province of Huarochiri lived in ancient times, by Dr. Francis de Avila, 1608; Report by Polo de Ondegardo, c. 1560. Indexes include one of Quichua vocabulary. The supplementary material includes the 1872 and 1873 annual reports. First published: 1873
The voyages of William Baffin, 1612-1622 by Clements R Markham( )

8 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical background and publication of Baffin's recorded Arctic voyages
Select letters of Christopher Columbus, with other original documents, relating to his four voyages to the New world by Christopher Columbus( )

14 editions published between 1847 and 2016 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised translation of the documents in First Series 2, with the editor's reply to J.A. Froude's strictures on the earlier edition in the Westminster Review (1852) and in his Short Studies on Great Subjects, vol. 2. Contains the following: Introduction.--Dati, G. La lettera dellisole che ha trovato nuovamente il re dispagna. [At end] a di XXVI. doctobre. 14.93. Florentie.--Bibliography [of the Incunabula of Columbus' first letter]--First voyage: A letter sent by Columbus to Luis de Santangel chancellor of the exchequer. [Ambrosian text]--Second voyage: A letter addressed to the Chapter of Seville by Dr. Chanca.--Memorial of the results of the second voyage. 30th of January 1494.--Third voyage: Narrative of the voyage which Don Christopher Columbus made ... as he sent it to their Majesties.--Letter ... to the (quondam) nurse of the prince John, 1500.--Letter ... to the most Christian and mighty sovereigns. Jamaica, July 7, 1503.--A narrative given by Diego Mendez. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1870
History of the imâms and seyyids of ʼOmân by Ḥamīd ibn Muḥammad Ibn Ruzayq( )

12 editions published between 1871 and 2016 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the original Arabic, and edited, with notes, appendices, and an introduction, continuing the history down to 1870, by G. P. Badger. With a map
 
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Cathay and the way thither: being a collection of medieval notices of China
Alternative Names
Hakluyt Society

London. Hakluyt Society

Londres (GB)

Societas Hakluyt

انجمن هکلوت

ハクルート協会

海克魯特會

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Cathay and the way thither: being a collection of medieval notices of ChinaThe true and perfect description of three voyages by the ships of Holland and ZelandThe Voyages of Sir James Lancaster, Kt., to the East Indies : with abstracts of journals of voyages to the East Indies during the seventeenth century, preserved in the India Office : and the voyage of Captain John Knight (1606), to seek the North-west PassageThe travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354The First voyage round the world, by MagellanNarrative of the Portuguese embassy to Abyssinia during the years 1520-1527Narratives of the voyages of Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa to the straits of MagellanNarratives of the rites and laws of the Yncas