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Hakluyt Society, Second Series


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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 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 28, 2010

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...

The Prester John of the Indies A True Relation of the Lands of the Prester John, being the narrative of the Portuguese Embassy to Ethiopia in 1520, written by Father Francisco Alvares. Volumes I-II

The Prester John of the Indies: A True Relation of the Lands of the Prester John, being the narrative of the Portuguese Embassy to Ethiopia in 1520, written by Father Francisco Alvares. Volumes I-II

1st Edition

By C.F. Beckingham, G.W.B. Huntingford
October 28, 2010

This is an account of the Portuguese mission which landed at Massawa on the west coast of the Red Sea in April 1520 and re-embarked 6 years later. It was the first European embassy known to have reached the Ethiopian court and returned safely from it. It was a small group of fourteen, among whom ...

The Roanoke Voyages, 1584-1590 Documents to illustrate the English Voyages to North America under the Patent granted to Walter Raleigh in 1584 Volumes I-II

The Roanoke Voyages, 1584-1590: Documents to illustrate the English Voyages to North America under the Patent granted to Walter Raleigh in 1584 Volumes I-II

1st Edition

By David Beers Quinn
October 28, 2010

Volume I: Texts from Hakluyt's Principall Navigations (1589), together with the items added by him in 1600 and much additional material, a few documents in summary form. This volume takes the narrative to January 1586/7 and includes a descriptive list of John White's drawings of the first colony; ...

The Travels and Controversies of Friar Domingo Navarrete, 1616–1686 Volumes I-II

The Travels and Controversies of Friar Domingo Navarrete, 1616–1686: Volumes I-II

1st Edition

By J.S. Cummins
October 28, 2010

Volume I: A translation, edited from manuscript and printed sources, of the autobiographical portions of the Tratados Historicos, with interpolations from his unpublished 'Controversias' and other works. Describes travels in China and the outward and homeward journeys. The origin and nature of the ...

The Travels of the Abbé Carré in India and the Near East, 1672 to 1674 Volumes I-III

The Travels of the Abbé Carré in India and the Near East, 1672 to 1674: Volumes I-III

1st Edition

By Sir Charles Fawcett, Sir Richard Burn
October 28, 2010

Translated from the manuscript journal of his travels in the India Office by Lady Fawcett, and edited by Sir Charles Fawcett with the assistance of Sir Richard Burn. The main pagination of the volumes is continuous, but each has its own Introduction. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition ...

The Voyage of Captain Bellingshausen to the Antarctic Seas, 1819-1821 Translated from the Russian Volumes I-II

The Voyage of Captain Bellingshausen to the Antarctic Seas, 1819-1821: Translated from the Russian Volumes I-II

1st Edition

By Frank Debenham
October 28, 2010

Volume I: Various translators, especially Edward Bullough and N. Volkov. Volume II: An additional section entitled 'Short notes on the colonies of New South Wales' is included. The main pagination is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volumes first published in ...

The Voyages and Colonising Enterprises of Sir Humphrey Gilbert Volumes I-II

The Voyages and Colonising Enterprises of Sir Humphrey Gilbert: Volumes I-II

1st Edition

By David Beers Quinn
October 28, 2010

Volume I: A collection of documents, chiefly from English sources, including a few relating to Ireland, edited with introduction and notes. First published: 1940. Volume II: Includes documents relating to the Munster plantation scheme, 1569, and the Knollys piracy, 1579. The main pagination is ...

A New Account of East India and Persia. Being Nine Years' Travels, 1672-1681, by John Fryer Volume I

A New Account of East India and Persia. Being Nine Years' Travels, 1672-1681, by John Fryer: Volume I

1st Edition

Edited By William Crooke
July 28, 2010

Composed in the form of letters and first published in 1698. This volume, edited with notes and an introduction, contains Letters I-III. Continued in Second Series 20 and 39. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1909....

A New Account of East India and Persia. Being Nine Years' Travels, 1672-1681, by John Fryer Volume II

A New Account of East India and Persia. Being Nine Years' Travels, 1672-1681, by John Fryer: Volume II

1st Edition

Edited By William Crooke
July 28, 2010

Composed in the form of letters and first published in 1698. This volume, edited with notes and an introduction, contains Letters IV and part of V, with a chapter on Indian history and customs, and another on coins, weights, and precious stones. Follows on from Second Series 19 and continued in 39...

A New Account of East India and Persia. Being Nine Years' Travels, 1672-1681, by John Fryer Volume III

A New Account of East India and Persia. Being Nine Years' Travels, 1672-1681, by John Fryer: Volume III

1st Edition

Edited By William Crooke
July 28, 2010

Composed in the form of letters and first published in 1698. This volume, edited with notes and an introduction, contains Letters V (continued) - Letter VIII. Continues Second Series 19 and 20. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1915....

Carteret's Voyage Round the World, 1766-1769 Volume I

Carteret's Voyage Round the World, 1766-1769: Volume I

1st Edition

Edited By Helen Wallis
July 28, 2010

Captain Philip Carteret sailed to the South Seas as second in command to Samuel Wallis on a voyage of discovery of the Southern Continent. Separating from Wallis at the exit to the Strait of Magellan he went on to make an independent voyage which has earned him the reputation of being the ablest ...

Carteret's Voyage Round the World, 1766-1769 Volume II

Carteret's Voyage Round the World, 1766-1769: Volume II

1st Edition

Edited By Helen Wallis
July 28, 2010

Captain Philip Carteret sailed to the South Seas as second in command to Samuel Wallis on a voyage of discovery of the Southern Continent. Separating from Wallis at the exit to the Strait of Magellan he went on to make an independent voyage which has earned him the reputation of being the ablest ...

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