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Routledge is pleased to be the publisher for the Hakluyt Society.

The Hakluyt Society has for its object the advancement of knowledge and education, particularly in relation to the understanding of world history. The society publishes scholarly editions of primary sources on the 'Voyages and Travels' undertaken by individuals from many parts of the globe. These address the geography, ethnology and natural history of the regions visited, covering all continents and every period over the last two thousand years. Such texts, many previously available only in manuscript or in unedited publications in languages other than English, are the essential records of the stages of inter-continental and inter-cultural encounter.

Established in 1846, the Society has to date published over 350 volumes. All editions are in English. Although a substantial number of the Society's past editions relate to British ventures, with documentary sources in English, the majority concern non-British enterprises and are based on texts in languages other than English. Material originally written in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French or Dutch has regularly appeared, material in Russian, Greek, Latin, Ethiopic, Chinese, Persian or Arabic occasionally.

All editions contain an introduction and scholarly annotation, giving both the general reader and the student a degree of assistance in understanding the material and providing guidance on the relevance of the episodes described, within the context of global development and world history. Volumes are often generously furnished with maps and contemporary illustrations.

Information about the Society may be obtained from the Administrative Assistant at the following address:

Hakluyt Society, c/o Map Library, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DG, UK

Email: [email protected]

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The Diary of A.J. Mounteney Jephson Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, 1887–1889

The Diary of A.J. Mounteney Jephson: Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, 1887–1889

1st Edition

Edited By Dorothy Middleton
May 09, 2018

This is a first-hand account of the expedition led by H. M. Stanley in 1887-89 to the relief of Emin Pasha, Governor of Equatoria. A. J. Mounteney Jephson, a typical late Victorian traveller, took part in Stanley’s last expedition in Africa. His recently-discovered diary describes the voyage out of...

The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery Volume II: The Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure 1772-1775

The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery: Volume II: The Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure 1772-1775

1st Edition

By J.C. Beaglehole
August 28, 2015

On his second expedition to the Pacific, in the years 1772-5, Captain James Cook made a voyage which, in the annals of exploration, is unsurpassed for grandeur of design and execution and for variety of experience. Cook traversed the Indian and Pacific Oceans in high latitudes, demonstrating that ...

The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery Volume III, Part I: The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780

The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery: Volume III, Part I: The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780

1st Edition

By J.C. Beaglehole
August 28, 2015

Captain James Cook’s first two voyages of exploration, in 1768-71 and 1772-75, had drawn the modern map of the South Pacific Ocean and had opened the door on the discovery of Antarctica. These expeditions were the subject of Volumes I and II of this edition of Cook’s Journals. The third voyage, on ...

The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery Volume I: The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768 - 1771

The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery: Volume I: The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768 - 1771

1st Edition

By J.C. Beaglehole
August 28, 2015

Captain James Cook, RN, FRS, has been rightly called ‘the greatest explorer of his age, the greatest maritime explorer of his country in any age’. On the three expeditions which he led to the Pacific between 1768 and his death at Hawaii in 1779, his ships thrice circled the globe; he drew the ...

The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery Volume III, Part 2: The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780

The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery: Volume III, Part 2: The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780

1st Edition

By J.C. Beaglehole
August 28, 2015

Captain James Cook’s first two voyages of exploration, in 1768-71 and 1772-75, had drawn the modern map of the South Pacific Ocean and had opened the door on the discovery of Antarctica. These expeditions were the subject of Volumes I and II of this edition of Cook’s Journals. The third voyage, on ...

The Charts and Coastal Views of Captain Cook's Voyages / Volume Three / The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery / 1776-1780 / ... / together with the running journal of James King 1779-80

The Charts and Coastal Views of Captain Cook's Voyages / Volume Three / The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery / 1776-1780 / ... / together with the running journal of James King 1779-80

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew David, Rüdiger Joppien
January 28, 1997

Contains a descriptive catalogue of all the known original surveys and coastal views and the original engravings associated with them, together with the running journal of James King, 1779-80....

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