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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 Historye of the Bermudaes or Summer Islands

The Historye of the Bermudaes or Summer Islands

1st Edition

Edited By Sir J. Henry Lefroy
July 28, 2010

The account relating to 1609-1622 by Nathaniel Butler, edited, from a MS. in the Sloane Collection, British Museum. Additional documents include a note on constitutional procedure at the first General Assembly held at St George's, 1 August 1620. The supplementary material consists of the 1882 ...

The Three Voyages of William Barents to the Arctic Regions, 1594, 1595, and 1596, by Gerrit de Veer

The Three Voyages of William Barents to the Arctic Regions, 1594, 1595, and 1596, by Gerrit de Veer

2nd Edition

By Charles T. Beke, Koolemans Beynen
July 28, 2010

A revised edition of the First Edition Edited by Charles T. Beke, Phil.D., F.S.A. (First Series 13, 1853), with a new introduction. With a 'Postscript' of five unnumbered pages at the beginning of the text. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1876....

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

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

1st Edition

Edited By R.H. Major
July 28, 2010

From Spanish and Dutch sources and relating to Spanish and Dutch enterprises, edited, with an introduction - a separate pamphlet dated 1861 and containing an article by Major on the discovery of Australia by the Portuguese in 1601. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume ...

The Diary of William Hedges, Esq. (afterwards Sir William Hedges), during his Agency in Bengal Volume I As well as on his Voyage Out and Return Overland (1681-1687)

The Diary of William Hedges, Esq. (afterwards Sir William Hedges), during his Agency in Bengal: Volume I As well as on his Voyage Out and Return Overland (1681-1687)

1st Edition

By Henry Yule, R. Barlow
July 28, 2010

The diary is transcribed, with introductory notes, etc. by R. Barlow, and illustrated by 'Copious Extracts from Unpublished Records, etc.' by Colonel Henry Yule. The volume is continued in First Series 75 and 78. The whole work contains: I. The diary, with index.--II. Notices regarding Sir ...

The Diary of William Hedges, Esq. (afterwards Sir William Hedges), during his Agency in Bengal Volume II As well as on his Voyage Out and Return Overland (1681-1687)

The Diary of William Hedges, Esq. (afterwards Sir William Hedges), during his Agency in Bengal: Volume II As well as on his Voyage Out and Return Overland (1681-1687)

1st Edition

By R. Barlow, Henry Yule
July 28, 2010

The diary is transcribed, with introductory notes, etc. by R. Barlow, and illustrated by 'Copious Extracts from Unpublished Records, etc.' by Colonel Henry Yule. The volume follows First Series 75 and is continued in 78. The whole work contains: I. The diary, with index.--II. Notices regarding ...

The Diary of William Hedges, Esq. (afterwards Sir William Hedges), during his Agency in Bengal Volume III As well as on his Voyage Out and Return Overland (1681-1687)

The Diary of William Hedges, Esq. (afterwards Sir William Hedges), during his Agency in Bengal: Volume III As well as on his Voyage Out and Return Overland (1681-1687)

1st Edition

By R. Barlow, Henry Yule
July 28, 2010

The diary is transcribed, with introductory notes, etc. by R. Barlow, and illustrated by 'Copious Extracts from Unpublished Records, etc.' by Colonel Henry Yule. With pedigrees of Pitt of Blandford St Mary and Pitt of Stratfieldsay, and indexes to all three volumes.The volume continues from First ...

Sir Francis Drake his Voyage, 1595, by Thomas Maynarde Together with the Spanish Account of Drake's Attack on Puerto Rico

Sir Francis Drake his Voyage, 1595, by Thomas Maynarde: Together with the Spanish Account of Drake's Attack on Puerto Rico

1st Edition

Edited By W.D. Cooley
July 28, 2010

This is edited from the original manuscripts, along with a translation of the Spanish document 'Relacion de lo sucedido en San Juan de Puerto Rico de las Yudias, con la armada ynglesa del cargo de Francis Draque y Juan Aquines, a los 23rd [!] de noviembre de 1595'. The volume is the first to ...

Henry Hudson the Navigator The Original Documents in which his Career is Recorded

Henry Hudson the Navigator: The Original Documents in which his Career is Recorded

1st Edition

Edited By G.M. Asher
July 28, 2010

'Collected, partly Translated, and Annotated, with an Introduction'. The supplementary material includes the 1860 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1860....

History of the New World, by Girolamo Benzoni, of Milan Shewing his Travels in America, from A.D. 1541 to 1556: with some Particulars of the Island of Canary

History of the New World, by Girolamo Benzoni, of Milan: Shewing his Travels in America, from A.D. 1541 to 1556: with some Particulars of the Island of Canary

1st Edition

Edited By W.H. Smyth
July 28, 2010

Translated from the text originally published at Venice, 1572. The supplementary material consists of the 1857 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1857....

Notes upon Russia Being a Translation of the earliest Account of that Country, entitled Rerum Muscoviticarum commentarii

Notes upon Russia: Being a Translation of the earliest Account of that Country, entitled Rerum Muscoviticarum commentarii

1st Edition

Edited By R.H. Major
July 28, 2010

For the first volume, see First Series 10. This volume has an appendix of documents, translated and in part collected by Richard Eden and printed from the 1577 edition of his History of Travayle in the West and East Indies, revised by Richard Willes. The supplementary material consists of the 1851 ...

Russia at the Close of the Sixteenth Century Comprising the Treatise 'Of the Russe Common Wealth,' by Dr Giles Fletcher; and The Travels of Sir Jerome Horsey, Knight, now for the first time printed entire from his own Manuscript

Russia at the Close of the Sixteenth Century: Comprising the Treatise 'Of the Russe Common Wealth,' by Dr Giles Fletcher; and The Travels of Sir Jerome Horsey, Knight, now for the first time printed entire from his own Manuscript

1st Edition

Edited By Edward A. Bond
July 28, 2010

The first text is a reprint of the London, 1591, edition; the second relates to the late sixteenth century. With additional documents descriptive of Russia and the missions of the two writers. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1856....

A Collection of Documents on Spitzbergen and Greenland Comprising a translation from F. Martens' Voyage to Spitzbergen: a Translation from Isaac de la Peyrère's Histoire du Groenland: and God's Power and Providence in the Preservation of Eight Men in Greenland Nine Months and Twelve Days

A Collection of Documents on Spitzbergen and Greenland: Comprising a translation from F. Martens' Voyage to Spitzbergen: a Translation from Isaac de la Peyrère's Histoire du Groenland: and God's Power and Providence in the Preservation of Eight Men in Greenland Nine Months and Twelve Days

1st Edition

Edited By Adam White
July 28, 2010

The first text is from an English collection published in 1694; the second from the Relation du Groenland, Paris, 1663; the third is the text of Edward Pelham's tract, London, 1631. The supplementary material consists of the 1855 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of ...

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