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Major, Richard Henry 1818-1891

Overview
Works: 203 works in 1,009 publications in 4 languages and 15,296 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Biography  Bibliography  Maps  Personal narratives  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Adapter, Other, Speaker, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: G161, 973.15
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Most widely held works by Richard Henry Major
Select letters of Christopher Columbus, with other original documents, relating to his four voyages to the New world by Christopher Columbus( )

86 editions published between 1847 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised translation of the documents in First Series 2, with the editor's reply to J.A. Froud's strictures on the earlier edition in the Westminster Review (1852) and in his Short Studies on Great Subjects, vol. 2
History of the great and mighty kingdom of china and the situation thereof by Juan González de Mendoza( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historie of travaile into Virginia Britannia : expressing the cosmographie and comodities of the country, togither with the manners and customes of the people by William Strachey( )

47 editions published between 1849 and 2010 in English and held by 1,215 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 The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. Volume 6 (1849) is the first published edition of a collection of manuscript records gathered by William Strachey (1572?-1621), the first Secretary of the English colony of Virginia. It includes Strachey's own account of a shipwreck, which is believed by some scholars to have inspired passages in Shakespeare's The Tempest, and a list of words in Powhatan which is the only source of information about that language apart from the account of Captain John Smith
Early voyages to Terra Australis, now called Australia : a collection of documents, and extracts from early manuscript maps, illustrative of the history of discovery on the coasts of that vast island, from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the time of Captain Cook by Richard Henry Major( )

58 editions published between 1859 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains translations and transcriptions of several documents of importance in Australia geographical history with learned commentary
The voyages of the Venetian brothers, Nicolò & Antonio Zeno, to the northern seas in the XIVth century by Niccolò Zeno( )

52 editions published between 1873 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the two Tartar conquerors of China : including the two journeys into Tartary of Father Ferdinand Verbiest, in the suite of the Emperor Kanh-Hi by Pierre Joseph d' Orléans( )

43 editions published between 1854 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canarian : or, Book of the conquest and conversion of the Canarians in the year 1402 by Messire Jean de Bethencourt, Kt. by Pierre Bontier( )

55 editions published between 1872 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,037 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. The Canary Islands have been known to European countries since the Roman era. In 1402, the kingdom of Castile sent an expeditionary force, led by French explorers Jean de Béthencourt (1362-1425) and Gadifer de la Salle (1340-1415), to conquer the islands. This volume, first published in English in 1872, contains a contemporary account of the conquest written by Pierre Bontier and Jean Le Verrier, both members of the expedition; it contains valuable details of the indigenous inhabitants of the islands
Notes upon Russia, being a translation of the earliest account of that country, entitled Rerum Moscoviticarum commentarii by Sigmund Herberstein( )

54 editions published between 1851 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India in the fifteenth century : being a collection of narratives of voyages to India in the century preceding the Portuguese discovery of the Cape of Good Hope by Richard Henry Major( )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select documents illustrating the four voyages of Columbus : including those contained in R.H. Major's "Select letters of Christopher Columbus" by Christopher Columbus( )

7 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Prince Henry of Portugal, surnamed the Navigator, and its results : from authentic contemporary documents by Richard Henry Major( Book )

35 editions published between 1868 and 2015 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hakluyt Society, First Series, Volume 12 by Richard Henry Major( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bibliography of the first letter of Christopher Columbus, describing his discovery of the New World by Richard Henry Major( )

23 editions published between 1872 and 2017 in English and German and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the great and mighty kingdom of China and the situation thereof by Juan González de Mendoza( Book )

19 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discoveries of Prince Henry the Naviagator, and their results; being the narrative of the discovery by sea, within one century, of more than half the world by Richard Henry Major( Book )

25 editions published between 1877 and 2015 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true date of the English discovery of the American continent under John and Sebastian Cabot by Richard Henry Major( Book )

21 editions published between 1870 and 1983 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir on a mappemonde by Leonardo da Vinci, being the earliest map hitherto known containing the name of America : now in the royal collection at Windsor by Richard Henry Major( )

7 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four voyages to the New World; letters and selected documents by Christopher Columbus( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1847 under title: Select letters of Christopher Columbus. The letters are in the original Spanish and in English translation
Notes upon Russia : a translation of the earliest account of that country, entitled Rerum moscoviticarum commentarii by Sigmund Herberstein( )

31 editions published between 1851 and 2010 in English and held by 122 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 contains the first part of the account by Sigismund von Herberstein (1486-1566) of his visits to Russia in 1517 and 1526 as Ambassador of the Holy Roman Emperor. He published his Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii in Latin in 1549, and it is the earliest detailed Western description of the land and people of Russia. It is preceded in this 1851 translation by a set of letter-poems written to his friends by George Turberville, who visited Russia in 1568
 
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Hakluyt Society, First Series, Volume 12
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History of the great and mighty kingdom of china and the situation thereofThe historie of travaile into Virginia Britannia : expressing the cosmographie and comodities of the country, togither with the manners and customes of the peopleEarly voyages to Terra Australis, now called Australia : a collection of documents, and extracts from early manuscript maps, illustrative of the history of discovery on the coasts of that vast island, from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the time of Captain CookThe voyages of the Venetian brothers, Nicolò & Antonio Zeno, to the northern seas in the XIVth centuryHistory of the two Tartar conquerors of China : including the two journeys into Tartary of Father Ferdinand Verbiest, in the suite of the Emperor Kanh-HiThe Canarian : or, Book of the conquest and conversion of the Canarians in the year 1402 by Messire Jean de Bethencourt, Kt.Notes upon Russia, being a translation of the earliest account of that country, entitled Rerum Moscoviticarum commentariiIndia in the fifteenth century : being a collection of narratives of voyages to India in the century preceding the Portuguese discovery of the Cape of Good Hope
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Major R. H.

Major, R. H. 1818-1891

Major, R. H. (Richard Henry), 1818-1891

Major, Ricardo Enrique

Major, Ricardo Henrique

Major, Richard H.

Major, Richard H. 1818-1891

Major, Richard H. (Richard Henry), 1818-1891

Major Richard Henry

Major, Richard Henry 1818-1891

Richard Henry Major British geographer and map librarian

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