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A collection of voyages and travels, some now first printed from original manuscripts, others now first published in English. To which is prefixed, an introductory discourse (supposed to be written by the celebrated Mr. Locke) intitled, the whole history of navigation from its original to this time.

Author: Awnsham Churchill; John Churchill; John Locke; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: London, Printed by assignment from Messrs. Churchill, for H. Lintot 1744-46.
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Churchill, Awnsham, -1728.
Collection of voyages and travels.
London, Printed by assignment from Messrs. Churchill, for H. Lintot [etc.] 1744-46
(OCoLC)648499592
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Awnsham Churchill; John Churchill; John Locke; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 4709567
Notes: Compiled by Awnsham and John Churchill.
Credits: Vols.1-6 were compiled by Awnsham and John Churchill; Vols.7-8 are reissues of the 1745 edition, with no edition statement and the imprint "printed for and sold by Thomas Osborne."
Description: 6 volumes frontispieces (volumes 1, 2) illustrations, plates (some folded) portraits, maps (some folded) 36 cm
Contents: Vol. 1. An introductory discourse, containing the whole history of navigation from its original to this time. An account of the empire of China, historical political, moral and religious. Of the original name, grandeur, riches, and other particulars of the great empire of China. Of the nature of the Chinese government, of their sects, and of the most remarkable pasages in their history. Containing some political and moral sentences of the philosopher Kung Fu Zu, or Confucius. Of the Chinese moral doctrine. Which treats particularly of the learned sect. The author's travels. An account of their travels into Palestine. Giving an account of Syria and the author's return from thence to Venice by sea. A voyage to the kingdom of Chili in America, performed by Mr Henry Brewer, and Mr. Elias Herckeman, in the years 1642 and 1653, with a description of the isle of Formosa and Japan. An account of a most dangerous voyage performed by the famous Captain John Monck, in the years 1619 and 1620. A description of Ukraine, containing several provinces of the kingdom of Poland. A curious and exact account of a voyage to Congo, in the years 1666 and 1667 / by Michael Angelo of Gattina, and Denis de Carli. The journal of Sir Thomas Roe, embassador from his Majesty King James the First of England to Icha guire, the mighty Emperor of India ... containing an account of his voyage to that country and his observations there --
v. ii. Voyages and travels into Brasil and the East-Indies containing and exact description of the Dutch Brasil, and divers parts of the East-Indies; their provinces, cities, living creatures, and products; the manners, customs, habits, and religion of the inhabitants. Mr. John Niuehoff's remarkable voyages and travels to Brasil. Mr. John Niuehoff's remarkable voyages and travels to the East-Indies. The true travels, adventures and observations of Captain John Smith into Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, from Anno dom 1593, to 1629. Two journals : the first kept by seven sailors in the Isle of St. Maurice in Greenland in the years 1633, 1634. A true and short account of forty two persons who perished by shipwreck near Spitzbergen, in the year 1646. An account of Iseland ... An account of Greenland. Captain Thomas James's strange and dangerous voyage in his intended discovery of the north-west passage into the south sea in the years 1631 and 1632. An account of two voyages : the first of Feodor Iskowitz Backhoff, the Muscovite Envoy, into China. The second of Mr. Zachary Wagener, a native of Dresden in Misnia, thro' a great part of the world, as also in China. The history of the life and actions of Adm. Christopher Columbus and of his discovery of the West-Indies ... Pyramidographia, or, a description of the pyramids in Egypt / by John Greaves. A discours of the Roman foot and Denarius / by John Greaves. An account of Cochin-China / by Christopher Borri --
v. iii. A historical relation of the kingdom of Chile / by Alonso de Ovalle. Sir William Monson's naval tracts. A true and exact description of the most celebrated East-India coasts of Malabar and Coromandel; and also of the isle of Ceylon / by Philip Baldaeus. The idolatry of the East-India pagans --
v. iv. A voyage round the world by Dr. John Francis Gemelli Careri. In six parts, viz. I. Of Turky. II. Of Persia. III. Of India. IV. Of China. V. Of the Philippine Islands. VI. Of New Spain. Travels through Europe by Dr. John Francis Gemelli Careri ; in several letters to the Counsellor Amato Danio. A relation of a journey to Constantinople ... / by ... Nicholas Rolamb. An account of the shipwreck of a Dutch vessel on the coast of the isle of Quelpaert, together with the description of the Kingdom of Corea. God's power and providence, shewed in the miraculous preservation and deliverance of eight English-men, left by mischance in Greenland, Anno 1630. Nine months and twelve days / ... by Edward Pellham. A journey of John Baptis Merin ... to the mines of Hungary. An account of the Cape of Good Hope and the Hottentotes, the natives of that country / by William Ten Rhyne. A draught of the Straights of Gibraltar, with some observations upon the currents thereunto belonging / by Captain Richard Bolland --
v. v. A description of the coasts of North and South Guinea ; and of Ethiopia inferior, vulgarly Angola; being a new and accurate account of the western maritime countries of Africa / by John Barbot. A supplement to the new description of Guinea ... A voyage to New Calabar river / by Mr. James Barbot. A description of the Lower Aethiopia ... / by James Barbot. A voyage to Congo river / by Jame Barbot. A description of the islands of cape Verde. An appendix to the Memoirs of Guinea and the Lower Aethiopia ... / by Anthony de Herrera. A brief description of the Caribbee islands, their history and present state / by Herrera. An account of the rise and progress of our trade to Africa. An account of a voyage from Spain to Paraquaria ... / by Anthony Sepp and Anthony Behme ... A discovery of the islands of Salomon --
v. vi. The history of the provinces of Paraguay, Tucuman, Rio de la Plata, Parana, Guiara, and Urvaica. And something of the kingdom of Chili in South America / ... by F. Nicholas del Techo. A description of the kingdom of Tonqueen / by S. Baron ... A voyage to Virginia / by Colonel Norwood. A journal of a voyage made in the Hannibal of London ... to Cape Monseradoe in Africa; and thence along the coast of Guiney to Whidaw, the Island of St. Thomas, and so forward to Barbadoes / by Thomas Phillips. A voyage into the north-west passage, undertaken anno 1612 / written by John Gatonbe. A relation of three years sufferings of Robert Everard upon the coast of Assada near Madagascar, in a voyage to India, in the year 1686. The Mosqueto Indian and his Golden River / written ... by M.W. A discovery of two forreigne sects in the East-Indies , viz, the sect of the Banians ... and the sect of the Persees ... / by Henry Lord. An account of the wonderful preservation of the ship Terra Nova of London ... / written by Charles May. An account of the King of Mocha, and of his country. an account of a journey made thro' part of the low-countries, Germany, Italy, and France / by Philip Skippon. The supplement to Navarette's Account of China.
Responsibility: Illustrated with maps and cuts, curiously engraved.

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