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Hakluyt Society, Second Series


About the Series

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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Ethiopian Itineraries circa 1400-1524 Including those Collected by Alessandro Zorzi at Venice in the Years 1519-24

Ethiopian Itineraries circa 1400-1524: Including those Collected by Alessandro Zorzi at Venice in the Years 1519-24

1st Edition

Edited By O.G.S. Crawford
July 28, 2010

Zorzi's Italian text with translation by C. A. Ralegh Radford. Includes a gazetteer for Fra Mauro's map. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1958....

Compassing the Vaste Globe of the Earth Studies in the History of the Hakluyt Society, 1846–1996

Compassing the Vaste Globe of the Earth: Studies in the History of the Hakluyt Society, 1846–1996

1st Edition

By R.C. Bridges, P.E.H. Hair
January 31, 1999

A special volume of essays to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Society, with a full listing and index of Hakluyt Society publications 1847-1995. Containing: P.E.H. Hair, ’The Hakluyt Society: from Past to Future’; R.C. Bridges, ’William Desborough Cooley and the Foundation of the Hakluyt ...

English and Irish Settlement on the River Amazon, 1550–1646

English and Irish Settlement on the River Amazon, 1550–1646

1st Edition

Edited By Joyce Lorimer
January 31, 1999

From as early as the middle of the 16th century Englishmen were interested in the possibility of exploring the fabled resources of the great river of the Amazons. During the first half of the 17th century English and Irish projectors made persistent efforts to maintain trading factories and ...

Olaus Magnus, A Description of the Northern Peoples, 1555 Volume I

Olaus Magnus, A Description of the Northern Peoples, 1555: Volume I

1st Edition

Edited By P.G. Foote
October 28, 1998

The Swedish scholar and prelate, Olaus Magnus (1490-1557), last Catholic archbishop of Uppsala, lived the latter half of his life in exile. His devotion to his country and his people never faltered, nor his determination to give them a glorious place on the European cultural map by his writings. On...

Spanish Documents concerning English Voyages to the Caribbean 1527-1568 Selected from the Archives of the Indies at Seville

Spanish Documents concerning English Voyages to the Caribbean 1527-1568: Selected from the Archives of the Indies at Seville

1st Edition

Edited By Irene A. Wright
June 12, 2018

In English translation. For further documents, see Second Series 71, 99 and 111. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1929. Owing to technical constraints it has not been possible to reproduce the "Portion of a map by Diego Homem showing Central America ...

Storm van 's Gravesande, The Rise of British Guiana, Compiled from His Despatches Volume I

Storm van 's Gravesande, The Rise of British Guiana, Compiled from His Despatches: Volume I

1st Edition

By J.A.J. de Villiers, C.A. Harris
October 31, 2017

Extracts from despatches by Laurens Storm van 's Gravesande to the directors of the Zeeland Chamber of the Dutch West India Company, 1738-72, selected to illustrate the rise and expansion of the colony, with a detailed introduction. This volume ends with the despatch dated 15 March 1760. For May ...

The Travels of Ibn Battuta, AD 1325–1354 Volume IV

The Travels of Ibn Battuta, AD 1325–1354: Volume IV

1st Edition

By H.A.R. Gibb, C.F. Beckingham
April 18, 2017

This volume completes the translation of Ibn Battuta's narrative. Volume III ended with Ibn Battuta's appointment by the Sultan of Delhi to accompany an embassy to China. In Volume IV he describes his journey to the coast where he embarked near Cambay and sailed to Calicut. Here the ships which ...

Cathay and the Way Thither. Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China New Edition. Volume II: Odoric of Pordenone

Cathay and the Way Thither. Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China: New Edition. Volume II: Odoric of Pordenone

5th Edition

Edited By Henri Cordier
January 12, 2018

Volume I followed (Second Series 38). A revised edition of First Series 36 (1866) and 37 (1866) above, whose title page was followed. The appendix contains a Latin and an Italian text of Friar Odoric's travels in the early fourteenth century. Continued in Second Series 37 and 41 below. This is a ...

The Suma Oriental of Tomé Pires An Account of the East, from the Red Sea to Japan, written in Malacca and India in 1512-1515, and The Book of Francisco Rodrigues, Rutter of a Voyage in the Red Sea, Nautical Rules, Almanack and Maps, Written and Drawn in the East before 1515 Volume I

The Suma Oriental of Tomé Pires: An Account of the East, from the Red Sea to Japan, written in Malacca and India in 1512-1515, and The Book of Francisco Rodrigues, Rutter of a Voyage in the Red Sea, Nautical Rules, Almanack and Maps, Written and Drawn in the East before 1515 Volume I

1st Edition

By Armando Cortesão
July 28, 2010

Translated from the Portuguese MS in the Bibliothèque de la Chambre des Deputés, Paris. Containing the translated Books I-V of the Suma Oriental. The main pagination of this and the following volume (Second Series 90) is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume ...

The True History of the Conquest of New Spain. By Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of its Conquerors From the Exact Copy made of the Original Manuscript. Edited and published in Mexico by Genaro García. Volume I

The True History of the Conquest of New Spain. By Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of its Conquerors: From the Exact Copy made of the Original Manuscript. Edited and published in Mexico by Genaro García. Volume I

1st Edition

Edited By Alfred Percival Maudslay
July 28, 2010

Books I-IV (1517-19), translated into English and edited, with introduction and notes, by Alfred Percival Maudslay, M.A., Hon. Professor of Archaeology, National Museum, Mexico, concerning the discovery of Mexico and the expeditions of Francisco Hernández de Cordova and Hernan Cortés, the march ...

Storm van 's Gravesande, The Rise of British Guiana, Compiled from His Despatches Volume II

Storm van 's Gravesande, The Rise of British Guiana, Compiled from His Despatches: Volume II

1st Edition

By J.A.J. de Villiers, C.A. Harris
October 31, 2017

Extracts from despatches by Laurens Storm van 's Gravesande to the directors of the Zeeland Chamber of the Dutch West India Company, 1738-72, selected to illustrate the rise and expansion of the colony, with a detailed introduction. This volume covers the period May 1760 to September 1772; for the ...

The Discovery of the Solomon Islands by Alvaro de Mendaña in 1568 Translated from the Original Spanish Manuscripts. Volumes I-II

The Discovery of the Solomon Islands by Alvaro de Mendaña in 1568: Translated from the Original Spanish Manuscripts. Volumes I-II

1st Edition

By Lord Amherst of Hackney, Basil Thomson
October 23, 2017

Four narratives, edited with introduction and notes, two of them by or attributed to Mendaña's companions, Hernando Gallego and Pedro Sarmiento. This and the following volume (Second Series 8) have continuous pagination. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published...

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