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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 Last Voyage of Drake and Hawkins

The Last Voyage of Drake and Hawkins

1st Edition

Edited By Kenneth R. Andrews
July 28, 2010

This is an account of the expedition of royal and private ships which left Plymouth in 1595 under the command of Drake and Hawkins with the aim of capturing the city of Panama. The expedition ended in total failure, both leaders died and attempt to capture Grand Canary, Puerto Rico and Panama were ...

The Life of the Icelander Jón Ólafsson, Traveller to India, Written by Himself and Completed about 1661 A.D. With a Continuation, by Another Hand, up to his Death in 1679. Volume I

The Life of the Icelander Jón Ólafsson, Traveller to India, Written by Himself and Completed about 1661 A.D.: With a Continuation, by Another Hand, up to his Death in 1679. Volume I

1st Edition

Edited By Bertha S. Phillpotts
July 28, 2010

Translated from the Icelandic edition of Sigfús Blöndal and edited by the translator. The volume covers his life and travels, 1593-1622, in Iceland, England, Denmark, White Sea, Faroes, Spitzbergen, Norway. Continued, with new editors, in Second Series 68. This is a new print-on-demand hardback ...

The Mission of Friar William of Rubruck His Journey to the Court of the Great Khan Möngke, 1253–1255

The Mission of Friar William of Rubruck: His Journey to the Court of the Great Khan Möngke, 1253–1255

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Jackson
January 31, 1999

Prior to the 13th century the horizons of Western Christians extended no further than the principalities of what is now European Russia and the Islamic powers of the near East. Beyond lay a world of which they had only the haziest impressions. The belief that Christian communities were to be found ...

The Original Writings and Correspondence of the Two Richard Hakluyts Volumes I-II

The Original Writings and Correspondence of the Two Richard Hakluyts: Volumes I-II

1st Edition

Edited By E.G.R. Taylor
May 15, 2017

Edited with introduction and notes. The main pagination of this and the following volume (Second Series 77) is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1935....

The Papers of Thomas Bowrey, 1669-1713 Discovered in 1913 by John Humphreys, M.A., F.S.A., and now in the possession of Lieut.-Colonel Henry Howard, F.S.A..

The Papers of Thomas Bowrey, 1669-1713: Discovered in 1913 by John Humphreys, M.A., F.S.A., and now in the possession of Lieut.-Colonel Henry Howard, F.S.A..

1st Edition

Edited By Sir Richard Carnac Temple
July 28, 2010

Part I. Diary of a Six Weeks' Tour in 1698 in Holland and Flanders. Part II. The Story of the Mary Galley, 1704-1710 This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1927. Owing to technical constraints it has not been possible to reproduce "Map 4: Charts of the ...

The Pilgrimage of Arnold von Harff, Knight, from Cologne Through Italy, Syria, Egypt, Arabia, Ethiopia, Nubia, Palestine, Turkey, France and Spain, which he Accomplished in the years 1496-1499

The Pilgrimage of Arnold von Harff, Knight, from Cologne: Through Italy, Syria, Egypt, Arabia, Ethiopia, Nubia, Palestine, Turkey, France and Spain, which he Accomplished in the years 1496-1499

1st Edition

Edited By Malcolm Letts
July 28, 2010

Translated from the German from Groote's edition of 1860 and edited with notes and an introduction This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1946....

The Portuguese Expedition to Abyssinia in 1541-1543, as narrated by Castanhoso With Some Contemporary Letters, the Short Account of Bermudez, and Certain Extracts from Correa

The Portuguese Expedition to Abyssinia in 1541-1543, as narrated by Castanhoso: With Some Contemporary Letters, the Short Account of Bermudez, and Certain Extracts from Correa

1st Edition

Edited By R.S. Whiteway
July 28, 2010

Translated and Edited and Including a bibliography of Abyssinia, pp. civ-cxxxii. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1902. Owing to technical constraints the map which appeared in the original edition of the book is not included....

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 Volume I

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 Volume I

1st Edition

By G.W.B. Huntingford, C.F. Beckingham
May 15, 2017

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 Quest and Occupation of Tahiti by Emissaries of Spain during the Years 1772-1776 Told in Despatches and other Contemporary Documents. Volumes I-III

The Quest and Occupation of Tahiti by Emissaries of Spain during the Years 1772-1776: Told in Despatches and other Contemporary Documents. Volumes I-III

1st Edition

Edited By Bolton Glanvill Corney
May 15, 2017

Instructions, minutes, despatches, and other documents from Spanish and English archives, relating to exploration of the East Indies, translated into English and compiled, with notes and an introduction.. Continued in Second Series 36 and 43. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the ...

The Red Sea and Adjacent Countries at the Close of the Seventeenth Century As described by Joseph Pitts, William Daniel, and Charles Jacques Poncet

The Red Sea and Adjacent Countries at the Close of the Seventeenth Century: As described by Joseph Pitts, William Daniel, and Charles Jacques Poncet

1st Edition

Edited By Sir William Foster
July 28, 2010

With additional documents. The first narrative is from Pitts' Religion and Manners of the Mahometans (Third Edition, 1731); Daniel's journal was printed in 1702, Poncet's in 1709. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1949....

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

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

1st Edition

Edited By David Beers Quinn
May 15, 2017

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 ...

The Strange Adventures of Andrew Battell of Leigh, in Angola and the Adjoining Regions Reprinted from 'Purchas his Pilgrimes'

The Strange Adventures of Andrew Battell of Leigh, in Angola and the Adjoining Regions: Reprinted from 'Purchas his Pilgrimes'

1st Edition

Edited By E.G. Ravenstein
July 28, 2010

Adventures between 1589 and 1607, edited, with notes and a concise history of Kongo and Angola. With part of Anthony Knivet's account of his activities in the same countries, from the same source. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1901....

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