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Hakluyt Society, Third Series


About the Series

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 Levant Voyage of the Blackham Galley (1696 – 1698) The Sea Journal of John Looker, Ship’s Surgeon

The Levant Voyage of the Blackham Galley (1696 – 1698): The Sea Journal of John Looker, Ship’s Surgeon

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Edited By Colin Heywood, Edmond Smith
April 14, 2022

This volume publishes for the first time, the journal kept by John Looker (?1670—1715) recording his service as ship’s surgeon on the Blackham Galley, a London-built merchantman on its second trading voyage to the Levant, between December 1696 and March 1698. Preserved in the Caird Library of the ...

A Traveller in Thirteenth-Century Arabia / Ibn al-Mujawir's Tarikh al-Mustabsir

A Traveller in Thirteenth-Century Arabia / Ibn al-Mujawir's Tarikh al-Mustabsir

1st Edition

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Edited By G. Rex Smith
February 28, 2022

This is the first English translation of the Tarikh al-Mustabsir, written in the early quarter of the thirteenth century by Ibn al-Mujawir. The text is a fascinating account of the western and southern areas of the Arabian Peninsula by a man from the east of the Islamic world, probably from ...

Australia Circumnavigated The Voyage of Matthew Flinders in HMS Investigator, 1801-1803. Volume I

Australia Circumnavigated: The Voyage of Matthew Flinders in HMS Investigator, 1801-1803. Volume I

1st Edition

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By Kenneth Morgan
February 28, 2022

This two-volume work provides the first edited publication of Matthew Flinders’s fair journals from the circumnavigation of Australia in 1801-1803 in HMS Investigator, and of the ’Memoir’ he wrote to accompany his journals and charts. These are among the most important primary texts in Australian ...

Australia Circumnavigated. The Voyage of Matthew Flinders in HMS Investigator, 1801-1803 / Volume I The Voyage of Matthew Flinders in HMS Investigator, 1801-1803. Volume I

Australia Circumnavigated. The Voyage of Matthew Flinders in HMS Investigator, 1801-1803 / Volume I: The Voyage of Matthew Flinders in HMS Investigator, 1801-1803. Volume I

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Kenneth Morgan
February 28, 2022

This two-volume work provides the first edited publication of Matthew Flinders’s fair journals from the circumnavigation of Australia in 1801-1803 in HMS Investigator, and of the ’Memoir’ he wrote to accompany his journals and charts. These are among the most important primary texts in Australian ...

Australia Circumnavigated. The Voyage of Matthew Flinders in HMS Investigator, 1801-1803 / Volume II

Australia Circumnavigated. The Voyage of Matthew Flinders in HMS Investigator, 1801-1803 / Volume II

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Kenneth Morgan
February 28, 2022

This two-volume work provides the first edited publication of Matthew Flinders’s fair journals from the circumnavigation of Australia in 1801-1803 in HMS Investigator, and of the ’Memoir’ he wrote to accompany his journals and charts. These are among the most important primary texts in Australian ...

Four Travel Journals / The Americas, Antarctica and Africa / 1775-1874

Four Travel Journals / The Americas, Antarctica and Africa / 1775-1874

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Edited By R. J. Campbell, Herbert K. Beals, Ann Savours, Anita McConnell, Roy Bridges
February 28, 2022

This volume offers annotated texts with biographical and historical introductions of four previously unpublished travel journals from the period 1775-1874. The first of these is the journal of a participant in a Spanish expedition sent from Mexico to explore the north-west coast of America. From ...

Japanese Travellers in Sixteenth-Century Europe: A Dialogue Concerning the Mission of the Japanese Ambassadors to the Roman Curia (1590)

Japanese Travellers in Sixteenth-Century Europe: A Dialogue Concerning the Mission of the Japanese Ambassadors to the Roman Curia (1590)

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Edited By Derek Massarella
February 28, 2022

In 1582 Alessandro Valignano, the Visitor to the Jesuit mission in the East Indies, sent four Japanese boys, two of whom represented important Christian daimyo in western Japan, to Europe. This book is an account of their travels. The boys left Japan on 20 February 1582 and disembarked in Lisbon ...

Pedro Páez's History of Ethiopia, 1622 / Volume I

Pedro Páez's History of Ethiopia, 1622 / Volume I

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Edited By Isabel Boavida, Hervé Pennec, Manuel João Ramos
February 28, 2022

This book, in two volumes, contains an annotated English translation of the História da Ethiópia by the Spanish Jesuit missionary priest Pedro Páez (Pêro Pais in Portuguese), 1564-1622, who worked in the Portuguese padroado missions, first in India and then in Ethiopia, long thought to be the ...

Pedro Páez's History of Ethiopia, 1622 / Volume II

Pedro Páez's History of Ethiopia, 1622 / Volume II

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Isabel Boavida, Hervé Pennec, Manuel João Ramos
February 28, 2022

This book, in two volumes, contains an annotated English translation of the História da Ethiópia by the Spanish Jesuit missionary priest Pedro Páez (Pêro Pais in Portuguese), 1564-1622, who worked in the Portuguese padroado missions, first in India and then in Ethiopia, long thought to be the ...

The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger (1789–1857) Volume III: The voyages of 1817, 1818 and 1820

The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger (1789–1857): Volume III: The voyages of 1817, 1818 and 1820

1st Edition

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By William Scoresby, C. Ian Jackson
February 28, 2022

This is the third and final volume in the set of William Scoresby's journals. It contains the unpublished accounts of his three voyages 1817, 1818 and 1820. During the years of the voyages in this volume Scoresby's life changed profoundly. An unsuccessful hunt for whales in 1817 led to a break ...

The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger/ Volume II / The Voyages of 1814, 1815 and 1816

The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger/ Volume II / The Voyages of 1814, 1815 and 1816

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By William Scoresby, C. Ian Jackson
February 28, 2022

This second volume of William Scoresby's journals contains the unpublished accounts of his three voyages in the Esk in 1814-16. As before, these lengthy journals combine scientific records and social and religious comment as well as detailed descriptions of navigation and whaling. They also ...

The Central Australian Expedition 1844-1846 / The Journals of Charles Sturt

The Central Australian Expedition 1844-1846 / The Journals of Charles Sturt

1st Edition

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By Charles Sturt, Richard C. Davis
February 28, 2022

In August 1844 a heavily-laden party led by Captain Charles Sturt set out from Adelaide to head into the unexplored vastness of central Australia. Amongst their equipment was a boat: as well as carrying out his mission of scientific investigation and mapping the topography, Sturt was convinced he ...

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