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Hakluyt Society

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Works: 1,309 works in 2,378 publications in 1 language and 62,964 library holdings
Genres: History  Manuscripts  Bibliography  Biography  Periodicals  Records and correspondence  Directories  Catalogs  Sources  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Other, isb, Translator
Classifications: G161, 910.8
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John Cabot's discovery of North America( )

in English and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,767 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( )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 1,729 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. 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 continu"--Provided by publisher
Barbot on Guinea : the writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa, 1678-1712 by Jean Barbot( )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Barbot, who served as a commercial agent on French slave-trading voyages to West Africa in 1678-9 and 1681-2, in 1683 began an account of the Guinea coast, based partly on his voyage journals (only one of which is extant) and partly on previous printed sources. The work was interrupted by his flight to England, as a Huguenot refugee, in 1685, and not finished until 1688. (Dust jacket)
The resolution journal of Johann Reinhold Forster : 1772-1775 by Johann Reinhold Forster( )

8 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in English and held by 1,389 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
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( )

17 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and held by 974 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 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Translated and Edited with a Preliminary Essay on the Intercourse between China and the Western Nations previous to the Discovery of the Cape Route'. Containing the travels of Friar Odoric of Pordenone, 1316-30, and letters and reports from missionary friars from Cathay and India, 1292-1338, in English translation. With a list of 'illustrations from drawings by the author'. This and volume II (First Series 37) have continuous main pagination. The supplementary material includes the 1866 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1866. Owing to technical constraints it has not been possible to reproduce the 'reduced and condensed translation of the carta catalana of 1375' and the 'Sketch Map to Illustrate Ibn Battuta's Travels in Bengal' which appeared in the first edition of this volume
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( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 873 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
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 871 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 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 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 868 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 Ludwig Leichhardt( )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 858 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( )

8 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in English and held by 846 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( )

6 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in English and held by 845 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
Select letters of Christopher Columbus : with other original documents, relating to his four voyages to the New World by Christopher Columbus( )

12 editions published between 1847 and 2016 in English and held by 818 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
The voyages of William Baffin, 1612-1622 by Clements R Markham( )

8 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical background and publication of Baffin's recorded Arctic voyages
Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas by Antonio de Morga( )

8 editions published between 1868 and 2010 in English and held by 795 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 letters of Amerigo Vespucci, and other documents illustrative of his career by Amerigo Vespucci( )

6 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the following items, translated with notes and an introduction: Letter of Amerigo Vespucci to a 'magnificent lord' - Letter of Amerigo Vespucci to Lorenzo Pietro F. di Medici - Evidence of Alonzo de Hojeda respecting his voyage of 1499 - Account of the voyage of Hojeda, 1499-1500, by Navarrete - Letter of the Admiral Christopher Columbus to his son - Letter of Vianelo to the Seigneury of Venice - Letter of naturalization in favor of Vespucci - Appointment of Amerigo Vespucci as chief pilot - Chapters from Las Casas, which discuss the statements of Vespucci - Evidence respecting the voyage of Pinzon and Solis - Las Casas on the voyage of Pinzon and Solis; Index. First published: 1894
 
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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 2Narrative of the Portuguese embassy to Abyssinia during the years 1520-1527The 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 during the seventeenth century, preserved in the India office, and the voyage of Captain John Knight (1606) to seek the North-West PassageNarratives of the voyages of Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa to the straits of MagellanNarratives of the rites and laws of the YncasSelect letters of Christopher Columbus : with other original documents, relating to his four voyages to the New WorldThe voyages of William Baffin, 1612-1622
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London. Hakluyt Society

Londres (GB)

Societas Hakluyt

انجمن هکلوت

ハクルート協会

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