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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 Letters of F.W. Ludwig Leichhardt Volume I

The Letters of F.W. Ludwig Leichhardt: Volume I

1st Edition

M. Aurousseau
July 05, 2017

Ludwig Leichhardt is chiefly known as the most important of the scientific explorers of Australia. His lively but detailed letters provide a narrative of his life from his student days in the mid-1830s until 1848 when he disappeared in the Australian interior. Leichhardt's main interest was natural...

The Travels of Ibn Battuta, A.D. 1325-1354 Volume I

The Travels of Ibn Battuta, A.D. 1325-1354: Volume I

1st Edition

H.A.R. Gibb
July 28, 2010

Ibn Battuta was born in Tangier in 1304. Between 1324 and 1354 he journeyed through North Africa and Asia Minor and as far as China. On a separate voyage he crossed the Sahara to the Muslim lands of West Africa. His journeys are estimated to have covered over 75,000 miles and he is the only ...

A Brief Summe of Geographie, by Roger Barlow

A Brief Summe of Geographie, by Roger Barlow

1st Edition

E.G.R. Taylor
July 28, 2010

Transcript of the manuscript dedicated to Henry VIII (Royal mss. 18 B. XXVIII), with a pedigree of Barlow, edited with an introduction and notes. Barlow's translation of Enciso's Suma de geographia, with much original and supplementary matter by him. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition ...

A Geographical Account of Countries round the Bay of Bengal, 1669 to 1679, by Thomas Bowrey

A Geographical Account of Countries round the Bay of Bengal, 1669 to 1679, by Thomas Bowrey

1st Edition

Lt. Col. Sir Richard Carnac Temple
July 28, 2010

This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1905....

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

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

1st Edition

William Crooke
May 15, 2017

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 Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America, by Lionel Wafer Surgeon on Buccaneering Expeditions in Darien, the West Indies, and the Pacific, from 1680 to 1688. With Wafer's Secret Report (1698), and Davis's Expedition to the Gold Mines (1704)

A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America, by Lionel Wafer: Surgeon on Buccaneering Expeditions in Darien, the West Indies, and the Pacific, from 1680 to 1688. With Wafer's Secret Report (1698), and Davis's Expedition to the Gold Mines (1704)

1st Edition

L.E. Elliot Joyce
July 28, 2010

The text of the 1699 edition, with slight changes, and additional material, edited with introduction, notes and appendices. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1934....

A Regiment for the Sea, and other Writings on Navigation, by William Bourne of Gravesend, a Gunner, c.1535-1582

A Regiment for the Sea, and other Writings on Navigation, by William Bourne of Gravesend, a Gunner, c.1535-1582

1st Edition

E.G.R. Taylor
July 28, 2010

William Bourne, of Gravesend, by trade a gunner, was a successful writer of a new type of textbook. Neither a scholar nor of gentle birth, both of which were regarded as the prerequisites of authorship in the 16th century, when the scientific books were expected to appear only in universities and ...

A Relation of a Voyage to Guiana by Robert Harcourt 1613 With Purchas' Transcript of a Report made at Harcourt's Instance on the Marrawini District

A Relation of a Voyage to Guiana by Robert Harcourt 1613: With Purchas' Transcript of a Report made at Harcourt's Instance on the Marrawini District

1st Edition

Sir C. Alexander Harris
July 28, 2010

Edited with introduction and notes. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1928....

Bombay in the Days of Queen Anne, Being an Account of the Settlement written by John Burnell

Bombay in the Days of Queen Anne, Being an Account of the Settlement written by John Burnell

1st Edition

Sir William Foster, Sir Evan Cotton, L.M. Anstey, Samuel T. Sheppard
July 28, 2010

In addition to the main text, with introduction and notes, there is 'added Burnell's narrative of his adventures in Bengal, With an Introduction by Sir William Foster, and Notes by Sir Evan Cotton, C.I.E., and L.M. Anstey'. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first ...

Byron's Journal of his Circumnavigation, 1764-1766

Byron's Journal of his Circumnavigation, 1764-1766

1st Edition

Robert E. Gallagher
July 28, 2010

In 1764 the Hon. John Byron was commissioned by the Admiralty to sail to the South Atlantic to search for Pepys's Island and the Southern Continent. He was then to continue into the Pacific itself and look for a possible North-west passage. Although he rediscovered the Falkland Islands, it was ...

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

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

1st Edition

Helen Wallis
May 15, 2017

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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