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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 East and West Indian Mirror Being an Account of Joris van Speilbergen's Voyage Round the World (1614-1617), and the Australian Navigations of Jacob le Maire

The East and West Indian Mirror: Being an Account of Joris van Speilbergen's Voyage Round the World (1614-1617), and the Australian Navigations of Jacob le Maire

1st Edition

Edited By John A.J. de Villiers
July 28, 2010

Translated and Edited, with Notes and an Introduction from the Dutch edition of 1619, with its illustrations, many of them birds'eye 'maps'. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1906....

The English New England Voyages, 1602–1608

The English New England Voyages, 1602–1608

1st Edition

Edited By David B. Quinn
January 31, 1999

The publication of the narrative accounts of the voyages of Gisnold (1602) and Waymouth (1605) opened up for English readers what was then known as Norumbega, the later New England; They are the first documents of exploration of that region to have been published since that of Verrazzano's voyage (...

The Guanches of Tenerife, The Holy Image of Our Lady of Candelaria, and the Spanish Conquest and Settlement, by the Friar Alonso de Espinosa

The Guanches of Tenerife, The Holy Image of Our Lady of Candelaria, and the Spanish Conquest and Settlement, by the Friar Alonso de Espinosa

1st Edition

Edited By Sir Clements Markham
July 28, 2010

Written 1580-90, first published at Seville in 1594, translated with notes and an introduction. The edition includes a bibliography of the Canary Islands, 1341-1907, pp. 187-203. Translation of books I-III, with facsimiles of original t.p. and colophon, of the author's: Del origen y milagros de la ...

The Hakluyt Handbook Volumes I-II

The Hakluyt Handbook: Volumes I-II

1st Edition

Edited By D.B. Quinn
May 15, 2017

The Hakluyt Handbook provides a reference guide to the works of the Reverend Richard Hakluyt (1552-1616) and a critical evaluation of his achievements as a collector, editor, translator and author of travel literature. In Volume I, part one consists of a series of essays by specialists in the ...

The Historie of Travell into Virginia Britania (1612), by William Strachey, gent

The Historie of Travell into Virginia Britania (1612), by William Strachey, gent

1st Edition

By Virginia Freund, Louis B. Wright
July 28, 2010

Transcript of the Princeton MS, with Strachey's vocabulary of an Algonkian dialect and an essay on the same by James A. Geary. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1953....

The History of the Tahitian Mission, 1799-1830, Written by John Davies, Missionary to the South Sea Islands With Supplementary Papers of the Missionaries

The History of the Tahitian Mission, 1799-1830, Written by John Davies, Missionary to the South Sea Islands: With Supplementary Papers of the Missionaries

1st Edition

Edited By C.W. Newbury
July 28, 2010

In the wake of the navigators who finally opened up the Pacific came missionaries, traders and finally administrators. In the early decades of the 19th century Polynesia was a rich field for the curious and the calculating, for writers and adventurers. The pioneer European settlers in Eastern ...

The Itinerário of Jerónimo Lobo

The Itinerário of Jerónimo Lobo

1st Edition

Edited By M.G. Da Costa
January 31, 1999

Jerónimo Lobo was the last survivor of the small band of Jesuit Fathers who tried, with a measure of success, to reconcile Ethiopia to the Church of Rome. The narrative begins with Lobo’s ordination in 1621 and ends seventeen years later. Chosen to serve in India he reached that country after being...

The Jamestown Voyages under the First Charter, 1606-1609 Documents relating to the Foundation of Jamestown and the History of the Jamestown Colony up to the Departure of Captain John Smith, last President of the Council in Virginia under the First Charter, early in October, 1609

The Jamestown Voyages under the First Charter, 1606-1609: Documents relating to the Foundation of Jamestown and the History of the Jamestown Colony up to the Departure of Captain John Smith, last President of the Council in Virginia under the First Charter, early in October, 1609

1st Edition

Edited By Philip L. Barbour
May 15, 2017

In December 1606, 120 emigrants left London in three small vessels. They landed nearly five months later in Virginia and founded a settlement which they called Jamestown. Thus the first permanent English colony was established in America. During the first few years, the colony was beset by extreme ...

The Journal and Letters of Captain Charles Bishop on the North-West Coast of America, in the Pacific, and in New South Wales, 1794-1799

The Journal and Letters of Captain Charles Bishop on the North-West Coast of America, in the Pacific, and in New South Wales, 1794-1799

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Roe
July 28, 2010

In 1794, Charles Bishop sailed from Bristol as master of the Ruby, a trading ship bound for north-west America. He had instructions to procure otter furs from the Indians and then to proced to Canton via Japan and sell the cargo. During the years 1794-1802, he rounded South America to reach the ...

The Journal of John Jourdain, 1608-1617, describing his Experiences in Arabia, India, and the Malay Archipelago

The Journal of John Jourdain, 1608-1617, describing his Experiences in Arabia, India, and the Malay Archipelago

1st Edition

Edited By William Foster
July 28, 2010

An account of the East India Company's fourth voyage; with an appendix containing William Revett's 1609 account of the Seychelles, and reports on other places by merchants and seamen of the same period. Appendices: A. William Revett's account of the Seychelles. B. William Revett's narrative of ...

The Journal of William Lockerby, Sandalwood Trader in the Fijian Islands during the Years 1808-1809 With an Introduction and Other Papers connected with the Earliest European Visitors to the Islands

The Journal of William Lockerby, Sandalwood Trader in the Fijian Islands during the Years 1808-1809: With an Introduction and Other Papers connected with the Earliest European Visitors to the Islands

1st Edition

By Leonard C. Wharton, Sir Everard Im Thurn
July 28, 2010

The additional documents include Samuel Patterson's account of the wreck of the Eliza, 1808, the journal of the missionaries from the Hibernia, 1809, Captain Richard Siddon's experiences in Fiji in 1809-15, and extracts from periodical publications, 1804-15. This is a new print-on-demand hardback...

The Journey of William of Rubruck to the Eastern Parts of the World, 1253-55 As Narrated by Himself. With Two Accounts of the Earlier Journey of John of Pian de Carpine

The Journey of William of Rubruck to the Eastern Parts of the World, 1253-55: As Narrated by Himself. With Two Accounts of the Earlier Journey of John of Pian de Carpine

1st Edition

Edited By William Woodville Rockhill
July 28, 2010

The texts of Willem van Ruusbroec and Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, translated from the Latin and edited, with an Introductory Notice. See also Second Series 173. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1900....

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