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Hakluyt Society

Works: 1,041 works in 1,728 publications in 1 language and 19,541 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Diaries  Personal narratives  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Directories  Sources 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher
Classifications: G161, 970.0170924
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Most widely held works by Hakluyt Society
John Cabot's discovery of North America by Inc NetLibrary ( )
in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Robert Broughton's voyage of discovery to the North Pacific 1795-1798 by William Robert Broughton ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume offers a complete transcript of the handwritten log kept by William Broughton on his voyage to the North Pacific (1795-98), together with supplementary letters and the journal of Broughton's journey across Mexico
English and Irish settlement on the River Amazon, 1550-1646 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From as early as the middle of the 16th 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 17th century English and Irish projectors made persistent 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. The profitability of their holdings was such that, when the Portuguese made the river too risky for foreign interlopers after 1630, former English and Irish planters sought to return there under licence of first the Spanish and then the Portuguese crown. The Irish may actually have been permitted to do so in the mid-1640s. Almost half a century has elapsed since J.A. Williamson and Aubrey Gwynne first published studies of these colonies. New material from English, Portuguese and Spanish archives has now made it possible to re-evaluate their significance. The Irish ventures, although begun in partnership with the English, can now be seen to have developed into a quite distinct initiative. They are probably the earliest example of independent Irish colonial projects in the New World. By the early 1620s the Irish were known for their experience of the river and their expertise in Indian languages, proving far more efficient in their approach to exploiting Amazonia than the English. The tenacity with which both groups, the English and the Irish, pursued their goal of settlement also forces us to re-assess assumptions about the seemingly 'inevitable' priority of North America for such activity in this period. The Amazon undertakings were in many ways more hopeful than contemporaneous enterprises in North America. They failed because their interests were sacrificed, at critical junctures, to the foreign policy priorities of the English crown, not because the Amazon was an unsuitable environment for northern Europeans
To the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey : the journal of Lieutenant George Peard of H.M.S. Blossom, 1825-1828 by George Peard ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The journals of Captain Cook by James Cook ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Captain Cook's Journals provide his vivid first-hand account of three extraordinary expeditions. These charted the entire coast of New Zealand and the east coast of Australia, and brought back detailed descriptions of Tahiti, Tonga and a host of, until then, unknown islands in the Pacific. The journals amply reveal the determination, courage and skill which enabled Cook to wrestle with the continuous dangers of uncharted seas and the problems of achieving a relationship with the peoples whose unannounced guest he became."--Jacket
Works issued by the Hakluyt Society by Hakluyt Society ( )
in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barbot on Guinea : the writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa, 1678-1712 by Jean Barbot ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pieter van den Broecke's journal of voyages to Cape Verde, Guinea and Angola, 1605-1612 by Pieter van den Broecke ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Travels in the Tian'-Shan' : 1856-1857 by Petr Semenov-Ti︠a︡nʹ-Shanskiĭ ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third voyage of Martin Frobisher to Baffin Island, 1578 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pacific journal of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, 1767-1768 by Louis-Antoine de Bougainville ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The central Australian expedition, 1844-1846 : the journals of Charles Sturt by Charles Sturt ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Select letters of Christopher Columbus, with other original documents, relating to his four voyages to the New World by Christopher Columbus ( )
5 editions published between 1847 and 2010 in English and held by 249 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
A traveller in thirteenth-century Arabia : Ibn al-Mujāwir's Tārīkh al-mustabṣir by Yūsuf ibn Yaʻqūb Ibn al-Mujāwir ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 248 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
The world encompassed by Francis Drake ( )
5 editions published between 1854 and 2010 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The captivity of Hans Stade of Hesse in A.D. 1547-1555, among the wild tribes of eastern Brazil by Hans Staden ( )
4 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Philippine islands, Moluccas, Siam, Cambodia, Japan and China at the close of the sixteenth century by Antonio de Morga ( )
4 editions published between 1868 and 2010 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume of the publications of the Hakluyt Society (1868) describes the Spanish 'discovery, conquest and conversion' of the Philippines
The letters of Amerigo Vespucci and other documents illustrative of his career by Amerigo Vespucci ( )
4 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and held by 243 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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