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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 History of the great and mighty Kingdom of China and the Situation Thereof Compiled by the Padre Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza, and now Reprinted from the early Translation of R. Parke

The History of the great and mighty Kingdom of China and the Situation Thereof: Compiled by the Padre Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza, and now Reprinted from the early Translation of R. Parke

1st Edition

By R.H. Major, Sir George T. Staunton
May 15, 2017

From the 1588 black-letter edition, after the 1586 Madrid edition. The supplementary material includes the 1852 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1853....

The Journal of Christopher Columbus (during his First Voyage, 1492-93) And Documents relating to the Voyages of John Cabot and Gaspar Corte Real

The Journal of Christopher Columbus (during his First Voyage, 1492-93): And Documents relating to the Voyages of John Cabot and Gaspar Corte Real

1st Edition

Edited By Clements R. Markham
July 28, 2010

Translated, with Notes and an Introduction, and including Paolo Toscanelli's sailing directions in letters to Columbus, and documents relating to Sebastian Cabot. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1893....

The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci and Other Documents illustrative of his Career

The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci and Other Documents illustrative of his Career

1st Edition

Edited By Clements R. Markham
July 28, 2010

Contains the following items, translated with notes and an introduction: Letter of Amerigo Vespucci to a 'magnificent lord' - Letter of Amerigo Vespucci to Lorenzo Pietro F. di Medici - Evidence of Alonzo de Hojeda respecting his voyage of 1499 - Account of the voyage of Hojeda, 1499-1500, by ...

The Life and Acts of Don Alonzo Enriquez de Guzman, a Knight of Seville, of the Order of Santiago, A.D. 1518 to 1543

The Life and Acts of Don Alonzo Enriquez de Guzman, a Knight of Seville, of the Order of Santiago, A.D. 1518 to 1543

1st Edition

Edited By Clements R. Markham
July 28, 2010

Translated from an Original and Inedited Manuscript in the National Library at Madrid; with Notes and an Introduction'. Includes accounts of travel in Europe and Peru. The supplementary material includes the 1862 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first ...

The Natural and Moral History of the Indies, by Father Joseph de Acosta Reprinted from the English Translated Edition of Edward Grimeston, 1604 Volume I: The Natural History (Books I, II, III and IV)

The Natural and Moral History of the Indies, by Father Joseph de Acosta: Reprinted from the English Translated Edition of Edward Grimeston, 1604 Volume I: The Natural History (Books I, II, III and IV)

1st Edition

Edited By Clements R. Markham
May 15, 2017

Concerned chiefly with Mexico and Peru. With introduction and notes. The main pagination of this and the following volume (First Series 61) is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1880....

The Observations of Sir Richard Hawkins, Knt., in his Voyage into the South Sea in the Year 1593 Reprinted from the Edition of 1622

The Observations of Sir Richard Hawkins, Knt., in his Voyage into the South Sea in the Year 1593: Reprinted from the Edition of 1622

1st Edition

Edited By C.R. Drinkwater Bethune
July 28, 2010

The text is edited 'with only such slight alterations as were necessary where the sense of the author had been obviously marred by a misprint'. Original index only. For a second edition see First Series 57. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1847....

The Philippine Islands, Moluccas, Siam, Cambodia, Japan, and China, at the Close of the Sixteenth Century, by Antonio De Morga

The Philippine Islands, Moluccas, Siam, Cambodia, Japan, and China, at the Close of the Sixteenth Century, by Antonio De Morga

1st Edition

Edited By Henry E.J. Stanley
July 28, 2010

Translated from the Spanish, with Notes and a Preface, and a Letter from Luis Vaez de Torres describing his Voyage through the Torres Straits. The main text is from a transcription of the 1609 Mexico edition. The appendix includes a brief continuation of the history of the Philippines to 1868, ...

The Second Part of the Chronicle of Peru by Pedro de Cieza de León

The Second Part of the Chronicle of Peru by Pedro de Cieza de León

1st Edition

Edited By Clements R. Markham
July 28, 2010

Translated and edited, with notes and an introduction, continuing the narrative from First Series 33. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1883....

The Three Voyages of Martin Frobisher, in search of a Passage to Cathaia and India by the North-West, A.D. 1576-8 Reprinted from the First Edition of Hakluyt's Voyages, with Selections from Manuscript Documents in the British Museum and State Paper Office

The Three Voyages of Martin Frobisher, in search of a Passage to Cathaia and India by the North-West, A.D. 1576-8: Reprinted from the First Edition of Hakluyt's Voyages, with Selections from Manuscript Documents in the British Museum and State Paper Office

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Collinson
July 28, 2010

In addition to the main text, this also has Edward Sellman's account of the third voyage, and a list of artefacts from Frobisher encampments, etc, found by C. F. Hall and deposited with the Royal Geographical Society. The additional documents relate to numerous aspects of the financing and fitting ...

The Three Voyages of Vasco da Gama, and his Viceroyalty from the Lendas da India of Gaspar Correa Accompanied by Original Documents

The Three Voyages of Vasco da Gama, and his Viceroyalty from the Lendas da India of Gaspar Correa: Accompanied by Original Documents

1st Edition

Edited By Henry E.J. Stanley
July 28, 2010

Translated from the Portuguese, with Notes and an Introduction. The additional documents, mainly letters and reports to the king of Portugal, are in Portuguese. The supplementary material consists of the 1869 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first ...

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....

The Travels of Pedro de Cieza de León, A.D. 1532-50, contained in the First Part of his Chronicle of Peru Volume I

The Travels of Pedro de Cieza de León, A.D. 1532-50, contained in the First Part of his Chronicle of Peru: Volume I

1st Edition

Edited By Clements R. Markham
July 28, 2010

Translated and Edited, with Notes and an Introduction, from the 1554 Antwerp edition. Continued from another source in First Series 68. The supplementary material includes the 1864 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1864....

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