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Hakluyt Society

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Works: 1,004 works in 2,197 publications in 2 languages and 62,560 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Manuscripts  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Periodicals  Directories  Travel writing  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Personal narratives 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Other, Translator
Classifications: G161, 910.41
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Barbot on Guinea : the writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa, 1678-1712 by Jean Barbot( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 363 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
Compassing the vaste globe of the earth : studies in the history of the Hakluyt Society, 1846-1996 : with a complete list of the Society's publications by R. C Bridges( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 1846 the Hakluyt Society has published over 200 scholarly editions of 'Voyages and Travels', these being the primary sources on the initial stages of intercontinental 'cultural encounter', as well as documents of exploratory enterprise. The present volume of essays celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Society. A general essay by one of the editors, Paul Hair, examines the set of editions for evidence of their geographical and chronological range, their scholarly editing, their ideological presuppositions, and the light that they throw on developments over the period in the nature and management of the Society."--BOOK JACKET. "Next, a series of biographical essays relates distinguished figures in the history of the Society to their immediate context within British society and British overseas activities."--BOOK JACKET. "The essays are followed by a detailed list of Hakluyt Society publications 1847-1995, and an index to the title-pages."--BOOK JACKET
The travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 by Ibn Batuta( Book )

39 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibn Battuta was just 21 when he set out in 1325 from his native Tangier on a pilgrimage to Mecca. He did not return to Morocco for another 29 years, travelling instead through more than 40 countries on the modern map, covering 75,000 miles. This edition is with Tim Mackintosh-Smith
The voyages of William Baffin, 1612-1622 by Clements R Markham( Book )

9 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical background and publication of Baffin's recorded Arctic voyages
The true and perfect description of three voyages by the ships of Holland and Zeland by Gerrit de Veer( Book )

17 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 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 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 Passage by Clements R Markham( Book )

17 editions published between 1877 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 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 volume, first published in 1877, contains four contemporary accounts of the voyages of Sir James Lancaster (c. 1555-1618) between 1591 and 1600 together with the journal of Captain John Knight from his 1606 voyage to discover the 'North-West Passage'. Sir James Lancaster was one of the leading traders and explorers of the Elizabethan era, whose first voyage to India in 1591 was instrumental in establishing the East India Company in 1600
Voyages to Hudson Bay in search of a Northwest Passage, 1741-1747 by Christopher Middleton( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

COVER; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ABBREVIATIONS; EDITORIAL NOTE; I. GENESIS OF THE VOYAGE; INTRODUCTION; DOCUMENTS; II. PREPARATIONS FOR THE VOYAGE; INTRODUCTION; DOCUMENTS; III. THE VOYAGE; INTRODUCTION; DOCUMENTS: Outward Bound; Wintering at Churchill; On Discovery; 'Surprizing Effects of Cold'; IV. CONTROVERSY; INTRODUCTION; DOCUMENTS; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y
Richard Hakluyt & his successors; a volume issued to commemorate the centenary of the Hakluyt Society by Hakluyt Society( Book )

12 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing: (i) 'Richard Hakluyt, by J.A. Williamson, D. Lit.', (ii) 'Samuel Purchas, by Sir William Foster, C.I.E.' (iii) 'English Collections of Voyages and Travels 1625-1846, by G.R. Crone and R.A. Skelton', (iv) 'The Hakluyt Society. A Retrospect 1846-1946, by Sir William Foster, C.I.E.' [on the Contents page 'The Hakluyt Society, 1846-1946. A Retrospect'] (v) 'The Present and the Future [of the Society], by Edward Lynam, D. Litt.' Also a prospectus with lists of publications, select maps, and members, the Laws of the Hakluyt Society, and an 'Index to the Society's publications, 1847-1946'. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1946
Select letters of Christopher Columbus, with other original documents, relating to his four voyages to the New world by Christopher Columbus( Book )

15 editions published between 1847 and 2016 in English and held by 15 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
John Cabot's discovery of North America( )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathay and the way thither : being a collection of medieval notices of China by Henry Yule( Book )

10 editions published between 1866 and 2010 in English and held by 13 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 volume, first published in 1866, is the second of two compilations edited by Colonel Henry Yule on contacts with China before the discovery of sea routes to the east. It contains extracts from the work of Rashiduddin (1247-1318) describing China during the Mongol rule, Ibn Batuta's account of travel in Bengal and China in the fourteenth century, and a record of the journey of the Portuguese Jesuit Benedict Goës from Agra to Cathay (1602-1607)
Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas by Antonio de Morga( Book )

9 editions published between 1868 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Spanish, with Notes and a Preface, and a Letter from Luis Vaez de Torres describing his Voyage through the Torres Straits. The main text is from a transcription of the 1609 Mexico edition. The appendix includes a brief continuation of the history of the Philippines to 1868, particularly with regard to government and commerce. For a revised edition, see Second Series 140. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1868
The world encompassed by Francis Drake( Book )

8 editions published between 1854 and 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prester John of the Indies; a true relation of the lands of the Prester John, being the narrative of the Portuguese embassy to Ethiopia in 1520 by Francisco Alvares( Book )

14 editions published between 1881 and 2016 in English and held by 9 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 history of the great and mighty Kingdom of China and the situation thereof by Juan González de Mendoza( Book )

9 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and held by 8 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 two-volume account by Juan González de Mendoza of the history and geography of China was translated into English in 1588. It was the first detailed description of China available in English, though the introduction to this 1853 edition reviews several earlier reports by western travellers. Mendoza did not himself visit China; his second volume concludes the account based on de Rada's writings and also describes the missionary travels of the Franciscan friar Pedro de Alfaro
Narratives of the voyages of Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa to the straits of Magellan by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa( Book )

9 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in English and held by 7 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
The First voyage round the world, by Magellan by Henry Edward John Stanley Stanley( Book )

9 editions published between 1874 and 2016 in English and held by 7 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
Prospectus and list of members by Hakluyt Society( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( Book )

8 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some second thoughts on the tragic history of the sea, 1550-1650 by C. R Boxer( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354
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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The voyages of William Baffin, 1612-1622The 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 PassageSelect letters of Christopher Columbus, with other original documents, relating to his four voyages to the New worldCathay and the way thither : being a collection of medieval notices of ChinaSucesos de las Islas FilipinasThe Prester John of the Indies; a true relation of the lands of the Prester John, being the narrative of the Portuguese embassy to Ethiopia in 1520The history of the great and mighty Kingdom of China and the situation thereof