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Hakluyt Society

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Works: 1,498 works in 2,731 publications in 1 language and 76,008 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Periodicals  Personal correspondence  Bibliographies  Directories  Catalogs  Personal narratives  Diaries  Biographies 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Other, isb, Translator
Classifications: G161, 910
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The Resolution journal of Johann Reinhold Forster, 1772-1775 by Johann Reinhold Forster( )

14 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in English and held by 2,561 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This presents the previously unpublished journal of the principal naturalist on Cook's second voyage.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 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels of Ibn-Baṭṭūṭa : AD 1325-1354 by Ibn Batuta( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume completes the translation of Ibn Battuta's narrative. Volume III ended with Ibn Battuta's appointment by the Sultan of Delhi to accompany an embassy to China. In Volume IV he describes his journey to the coast where he embarked near Cambay and sailed to Calicut. Here the ships which were to take them to China were wrecked. Ibn Battuta joined the Sultan of Honavar in a temporarily successful attack on Goa, and then went to the Maldives, which had not long been converted to Islam by another North African. Here he functioned as a judge, married into the ruling elite, and became involved in a plot to bring the islands under the authority of a bloodthirsty Sultan in south India. On the way to join him, Ibn Battuta found himself in Ceylon and took the opportunity to climb Adam's Peak. He abandoned the planned invasion of the Maldives, to which he returned briefly, and the sailed to Bengal to visit an ascetic in Sylhet. He claims to have visited several countries in south-east Asia, including Sumatra and Java and some which cannot be satisfactorily identified, and arrived at Ch'üan-chou in China. After going to Canton he travelled by a non-existent river to Hang-chou and Beijing. His return to Morocco, during which he witnessed the ravages of the Black Death in Syria and Egypt, and called at Cagliari in a Catalan ship, is described summarily. He made two more journeys, the first to part of Spain still under Muslim rule, which included Gibraltar, Ronda, Málaga and Granada, and the other across the Sahara to the kingdom of Mali on the upper Niger, from which he returned to Fez via Timbuktu, Gao, Aïr, the Hoggar country and Tuat
A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world 1791-1795 by George Vancouver( )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 1,448 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 Pérouse, 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 Pérouse 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 out on the nap 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. Book 2 and part of Book 3, of a new and annotated edition of A Voyage of Discovery ... (London, 1798). The main pagination of this, the preceding volume and the following two volumes is continuous. Contains the voyage to Hawaii and the North American coast
Barbot on Guinea : the writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa, 1678-1712 by Jean Barbot( )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,437 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
A true description of three voyages by the north-east towards Cathay and China : undertaken by the Dutch in the years 1594, 1595 and 1596 by Gerrit de Veer( )

20 editions published between 1853 and 2018 in English and held by 1,173 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
Cathay and the way thither : being a collection of medieval notices of China. Volume 2 by Henry Yule( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,120 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)
To the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey : the journal of Lieutenant George Peard of H.M.S. Blossom, 1825-1828 by George Peard( )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 1,039 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( )

6 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in the Tian'-Shan' : 1856-1857 by Petr Semenov-Ti︠a︡nʹ-Shanskiĭ( )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanied by only a serf servant, in May 1856, Semenov embarked on an 18-month journey from St Petersburg through Kazan' to Semipalatinsk, and thence via the Altai to the newly established Russian settlement of Vernoe (later Alma-Ata, now Almaty). (Dust jacket)
Narratives of the rites and laws of the Yncas by Clements R Markham( )

7 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1874 and 2016 in English and held by 1,027 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
The letters of F. W. Ludwig Leichhardt by Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Leichhardt( )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A traveller in thirteenth-century Arabia : Ibn al-Mujāwir's Tārīkh al-mustabṣir by Yūsuf ibn Yaʻqūb Ibn al-Mujāwir( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first English translation of the Tarikh al-Mustabsir, written in the early quarter of the thirteenth century by Ibn al-Mujawir. The text is a fascinating account of the western and southern areas of the Arabian peninsula by a man from the east of the Islamic world, probably from Khurasan in Iran." "Ibn al-Mujawir was a man who in all probability followed the age-old Islamic practice of making the pilgrimage to Mecca and thereafter travelling in the area to further his business interests. His route began in Mecca and essentially ran south through the Red Sea coastal plain, Tihamah, down into the Yemen and along the southern coast of the peninsula. He paused long in Aden, where he observed closely the activities of the port to report at some length on its administration, its taxes, its markets, its currency, its weights and measures, and the like. His route then continued along the southern coast of Arabia and into the Gulf, and he presumably returned home to the east via Iraq. The author is a wonderful observer of people: their buildings, their dress, their customs, their agriculture, their food and their history." "This book is a unique source for the social and economic history of thirteenth-century south Arabia, written with a humour and wit otherwise unknown in the writings of medieval Islam. The text is of major linguistic importance, too, written as it is in a far from classical Arabic. This translation is fully annotated with an introduction, appendices, glossary and full index, and contains maps and illustrations."--Jacket
English and Irish settlement on the River Amazon, 1550-1646( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From as early as the middle of the sixteenth century Englishmen were interested in the possibility of exploring the fabled resources of the great river of the Amazons. During the first half of the seventeenth century English and Irish projectors made persistant efforts to maintain trading factories and plantation there. From at least 1612 to 1632 they inhabited settlements along the north channel of the estuary from Cabo do Norte to the Equator, making very considerable profits from tobacco, dyes and hardwoods. (Dust jacket)
Narrative of the Portuguese embassy to Abyssinia during the years 1520-1527 by Father Francisco Alvarez( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,017 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
Narratives of the voyages of Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa to the straits of Magellan by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa( )

8 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in English and held by 1,007 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 Gamba̤, 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
Select letters of Christopher Columbus : with other original documents, relating to his four voyages to the New World by Christopher Columbus( )

11 editions published between 1847 and 2016 in English and held by 991 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
 
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Cathay and the way thither : being a collection of medieval notices of China. Volume 2
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Cathay and the way thither : being a collection of medieval notices of China. Volume 2Travels in the Tian'-Shan' : 1856-1857Narratives of the rites and laws of the YncasThe First voyage round the world, by MagellanThe voyages of Sir James Lancaster, Kt., to the East Indies : with abstracts of journals of voyages to the East Indies ... and the voyage of Captain John Knight (1606), to seek the North-West passageA traveller in thirteenth-century Arabia : Ibn al-Mujāwir's Tārīkh al-mustabṣirNarrative of the Portuguese embassy to Abyssinia during the years 1520-1527Narratives of the voyages of Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa to the straits of MagellanSelect letters of Christopher Columbus : with other original documents, relating to his four voyages to the New World
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