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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 Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque Volume II

The Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque: Volume II

1st Edition

Edited By Walter de Gray Birch
May 15, 2017

This is translated from Part ii of the Portuguese Edition of 1774, with Notes and an Introduction. Continues from First Series 53, and continued in 62, and 69. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1877....

The Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India Volume I

The Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India: Volume I

1st Edition

Edited By Walter de Gray Birch
July 28, 2010

This is translated from the Portuguese Edition of 1774, with Notes and an Introduction. Continued in First Series 55, 62, and 69. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1875....

The Conquest of the River Plate (1535-1555) I. Voyage of Ulrich Schmidt to the Rivers La Plata and Paraguai, from the Original German Edition, 1567. II. The Commentaries of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, from the Original Spanish edition, 1555

The Conquest of the River Plate (1535-1555): I. Voyage of Ulrich Schmidt to the Rivers La Plata and Paraguai, from the Original German Edition, 1567. II. The Commentaries of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, from the Original Spanish edition, 1555

1st Edition

Edited By Luis L. Dominguez
July 28, 2010

Translated for the Hakluyt Society. With Notes and an Introduction, by Luis L. Dominguez This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1891....

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

1st Edition

By Henry Yule, R. Barlow
May 15, 2017

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 Discoveries of the World, from their First Original unto the Year of Our Lord 1555, by Antonio Galvano, governor of Ternate Corrected, Quoted and Published in England, by Richard Hakluyt, (1601). Now Reprinted, With the Original Portuguese Text

The Discoveries of the World, from their First Original unto the Year of Our Lord 1555, by Antonio Galvano, governor of Ternate: Corrected, Quoted and Published in England, by Richard Hakluyt, (1601). Now Reprinted, With the Original Portuguese Text

1st Edition

Edited By Vice-Admiral Bethune
July 28, 2010

For the edition of António Galvão, Tratado ... , used by Hakluyt and the edition here reprinted, see The Hakluyt Handbook (Second Series 144-5), pp. 41, 344, 603. With reproduction of the original title-pages: Portuguese edition [Lisbon] 1563; English translation, London, 1601. This is a new ...

The Discovery and Conquest of Terra Florida, by Don Ferdinando de Soto And six hundred Spaniards his Followers, written by a Gentleman of Elvas, employed in all the Action, and translated out of Portuguese, by Richard Hakluyt

The Discovery and Conquest of Terra Florida, by Don Ferdinando de Soto: And six hundred Spaniards his Followers, written by a Gentleman of Elvas, employed in all the Action, and translated out of Portuguese, by Richard Hakluyt

1st Edition

Edited By William B. Rye
July 28, 2010

This text is reprinted from the Edition of 1611, edited, with notes and an introduction, along with a translation of a narrative of the expedition by Luis Hernandez de Biedma, factor to the same. For Hakluyt's translation, see The Hakluyt Handbook (Second Series, 144-5), pp. 42, 252-5. The ...

The Expedition of Pedro de Ursua & Lope de Aguirre in Search of El Dorado and Omagua in 1560-1 Translated from Fray Pedro Simon's 'Sixth historical Notice of the Conquest of Tierra Firme'

The Expedition of Pedro de Ursua & Lope de Aguirre in Search of El Dorado and Omagua in 1560-1: Translated from Fray Pedro Simon's 'Sixth historical Notice of the Conquest of Tierra Firme'

1st Edition

Edited By William Bollaert
May 15, 2017

From the Spanish text, published at Cuenca, 1627. The supplementary material includes the 1861 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1861....

The Fifth Letter of Hernan Cortes to the Emperor Charles V, Containing an Account of his Expedition to Honduras

The Fifth Letter of Hernan Cortes to the Emperor Charles V, Containing an Account of his Expedition to Honduras

1st Edition

Edited By Don Pascual de Gayangos
July 28, 2010

Translated from the Original Spanish. The letter is dated 1526. The supplementary material consists of the 1868 annual report. First published: 1868....

The First Voyage Round the World, by Magellan

The First Voyage Round the World, by Magellan

1st Edition

By Lord Stanley of Alderley
July 28, 2010

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...

The Hawkins' Voyages during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth, and James I

The Hawkins' Voyages during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth, and James I

1st Edition

Edited By Clements R. Markham
July 28, 2010

A revised edition of First Series1 above, edited, with an Introduction, along with narratives of the voyages of Sir Richard Hawkins' grandfather William, of his father Sir John, and of his cousin William Hawkins, from manuscripts and printed editions. The supplementary material consists of the ...

The Historie of Travaile into Virginia Britannia Expressing the Cosmographie and Comodities of the Country, together with the Manners and Customes of the People. Gathered and observed as well by those who went first thither as collected by William Strachey, Gent., the first Secretary of the Colony

The Historie of Travaile into Virginia Britannia: Expressing the Cosmographie and Comodities of the Country, together with the Manners and Customes of the People. Gathered and observed as well by those who went first thither as collected by William Strachey, Gent., the first Secretary of the Colony

1st Edition

Edited By R.H. Major
July 28, 2010

This work is edited, from the original manuscript, then in the British Museum, now From British Library, Sloane MS 1622. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1849....

The History and Description of Africa and of the Notable Things therein contained Written by Al-Hassan Ibn-Mohammed Al-Wezaz Al-Fasi, a Moor, baptised as Giovanni Leone, but better known as Leo Africanus. Done into English in the Year 1600, by John Pory

The History and Description of Africa and of the Notable Things therein contained: Written by Al-Hassan Ibn-Mohammed Al-Wezaz Al-Fasi, a Moor, baptised as Giovanni Leone, but better known as Leo Africanus. Done into English in the Year 1600, by John Pory

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Brown
May 15, 2017

Containing Book I of the original, edited, with an introduction and notes. This and the following two volumes (First Series 93 and 94) have continuous pagination. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1896....

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