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Hakluyt Society

Works: 1,057 works in 1,790 publications in 1 language and 23,679 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Biography  Personal narratives  Periodicals  Diaries  Directories 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher
Classifications: G161, 970.0170924
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John Cabot's discovery of North America by Inc NetLibrary( file )
in English and held by 1,257 libraries worldwide
William Robert Broughton's voyage of discovery to the North Pacific 1795-1798 by William Robert Broughton( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 848 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 404 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
Travels in the Tian'-Shan' : 1856-1857 by Petr Semenov-Ti︠a︡nʹ-Shanskiĭ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
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 libraries worldwide
The journals of Captain Cook by James Cook( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 367 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
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 340 libraries worldwide
Works issued by the Hakluyt Society by Hakluyt Society( serial )
in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
The desert route to India being the journals of four travellers by the Great Desert Caravan Route between Aleppo and Basrah, 1745-1751 by Gaylard Roberts( file )
4 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
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( file )
16 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 libraries worldwide
The first voyage round the world, by Magellan by Henry Edward John Stanley Stanley( file )
7 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in English and held by 316 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
Narrative of the Portuguese embassy to Abyssinia during the years 1520-1527 by Francisco Alvares( file )
5 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in English and held by 314 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
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 307 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( file )
4 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1899
The letters of F.W. Ludwig Leichhardt by Ludwig Leichhardt( file )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
The third voyage of Martin Frobisher to Baffin Island, 1578 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Select letters of Christopher Columbus, with other original documents, relating to his four voyages to the New World by Christopher Columbus( file )
6 editions published between 1847 and 2010 in English and held by 287 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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