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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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Further Selections from the Tragic History of the Sea, 1559-1565 Narratives of the Shipwrecks of the Portuguese East Indiamen Aguia and Garça (1559), São Paulo (1561) and the Misadventures of the Brazil-ship Santo Antonio (1565)

Further Selections from the Tragic History of the Sea, 1559-1565: Narratives of the Shipwrecks of the Portuguese East Indiamen Aguia and Garça (1559), São Paulo (1561) and the Misadventures of the Brazil-ship Santo Antonio (1565)

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C.R. Boxer
July 28, 2010

'Being about to write down the disastrous voyage of this great ship, it occurred to me how rash men are in their undertakings, chief among which, or one of the greatest is confiding their lives to four planks lashed together, and to the discretion of the furious winds.' So wrote Henrique Dias, an ...

History of the Incas, by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, and the Execution of the Inca Tupac Amaru, by Captain Baltasar de Ocampo With a Supplement: A Narrative of the Vice-Regal Embassy to Vilcabamba, 1571, and of the Execution of the Inca Tupac Amaru, December 1571, by Friar Gabriel de Oviedo, of Cuzco. 1573

History of the Incas, by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, and the Execution of the Inca Tupac Amaru, by Captain Baltasar de Ocampo: With a Supplement: A Narrative of the Vice-Regal Embassy to Vilcabamba, 1571, and of the Execution of the Inca Tupac Amaru, December 1571, by Friar Gabriel de Oviedo, of Cuzco. 1573

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Sir Clements Markham
July 28, 2010

Translated from the original manuscript in the Library of the University at Goettingen (Col. ms. hist. 809) as published by R. Pietschmann in Abhandlungen d. K. Gesellschaft d. Wiss. zu Goettingen. Philol. Hist. Kl., N.F., Bd. VI, no. 4 (1906). The second part of the author's Historia indica; a ...

Jerusalem Pilgrimage, 1099–1185

Jerusalem Pilgrimage, 1099–1185

1st Edition

John Wilkinson, Joyce Hill
January 31, 1999

In the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem many pilgrims came to Jerusalem. The translations in this book are of seventeen western accounts of pilgrimage, written between 1099 and 1185, and there are two additional accounts from eastern pilgrims, Abbot Daniel from Russia and John Phocas from Antioch. As a ...

Journal of the Travels and Labours of Father Samuel Fritz in the River of the Amazons between 1686 and 1723

Journal of the Travels and Labours of Father Samuel Fritz in the River of the Amazons between 1686 and 1723

1st Edition

The Rev. Dr. George Edmundson
July 28, 2010

Translated from the Evora MS. and edited, with a translation of the Act of Possession of Pedro Teixeira, 1639, and of contemporary references in Portuguese sources to the work of Father Fritz in the Upper Amazon. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1922...

La Austrialia del Espíritu Santo Volume I: The Journal of Fray Martin de Munilla O.F.M. and other documents relating to The Voyage of Pedro Fernández de Quirós to the South Sea (1605-1606) and the Franciscan missionary plan (1617-1627)

La Austrialia del Espíritu Santo: Volume I: The Journal of Fray Martin de Munilla O.F.M. and other documents relating to The Voyage of Pedro Fernández de Quirós to the South Sea (1605-1606) and the Franciscan missionary plan (1617-1627)

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Celsus Kelly O.F.M, G. R. Parsonson
July 28, 2010

Pedro Fernández de Quirós was a remarkable navigator and explorer. Having sailed in 1595 as chief pilot in the ill-fated Spanish expedition to the Solomon Islands, he returned to the 'Austral Lands' - the area of the New Hebrides - in 1605 with another expedition, which is the subject of this ...

Mandeville's Travels Texts and Translations, Volume I

Mandeville's Travels: Texts and Translations, Volume I

1st Edition

Malcolm Letts
July 28, 2010

The text of British Library Egerton MS 1982, with an essay on the cosmographical ideas of Mandeville's day by E. G. R. Taylor. The main pagination of this and the following volume (Second Series 102) is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in ...

Memorias antiguas historiales del Peru, by Fernando Montesinos

Memorias antiguas historiales del Peru, by Fernando Montesinos

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Sir Clements R. Markham, Philip Ainsworth Means
July 28, 2010

Text written in the seventeenth century, translated and edited by Philip Ainsworth Means, with an Introduction by the late Sir Clements R. Markham. The translation is from the Spanish edition of Marcos Jiménez de la Espada, published Madrid, 1882. Also includes 'Eight chronological tables ... ...

Missions to the Niger Volume I: The Journal of Friedrich Horneman's Travels from Cairo to Murzuk in the Years 1797-98; The Letters of Major Alexander Gordon Laing, 1824-26

Missions to the Niger: Volume I: The Journal of Friedrich Horneman's Travels from Cairo to Murzuk in the Years 1797-98; The Letters of Major Alexander Gordon Laing, 1824-26

1st Edition

E.W. Bovill
May 15, 2017

This is the first of several volumes on the exploration of the Niger following its discovery by Mingo Park. It begins with the travels of Friedrich Hornemann and then leaps a quarter of a century to the great journey of Alexander Gordon Laing. The travels of Lyon, Oudney, Denham and Clapperton will...

New Light on Drake, A Collection of Documents relating to his Voyage of Circumnavigation, 1577-1580

New Light on Drake, A Collection of Documents relating to his Voyage of Circumnavigation, 1577-1580

1st Edition

Zelia Nuttall
July 28, 2010

This volume contains Spanish official documents, depositions by prisoners, documents relating to Nuño da Silva, etc., translated and edited. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1914. Owing to technical constraints the contemporary engraved portrait of ...

New Light on the Discovery of Australia, as Revealed by the Journal of Captain Don Diego de Prado y Tovar

New Light on the Discovery of Australia, as Revealed by the Journal of Captain Don Diego de Prado y Tovar

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George F. Barwick, Henry N. Stevens
July 28, 2010

Spanish text, with English translation, of Prado's Relación of the voyage begun in company with Quirós and Torres in 1607, together with a report of the Spanish Council of State concerning Quirós, 1618, and letters of Torres and Prado, 1607-13. Contents: New light on the discovery of Australia.-...

Peter Floris, his Voyage to the East Indies in the Globe, 1611-1615 The Contemporary Translation of his Journal

Peter Floris, his Voyage to the East Indies in the Globe, 1611-1615: The Contemporary Translation of his Journal

1st Edition

W.H. Moreland
July 28, 2010

This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1934....

Relations of Golconda in the Early Seventeenth Century

Relations of Golconda in the Early Seventeenth Century

1st Edition

W.H. Moreland
July 28, 2010

William Methwold's 'Relation', reprinted from Purchas his Pilgrimes and two other 'relations', one by Antony Schorer, translated from the Dutch, the other anonymous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1931. Owing to technical constraints it has not ...

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