The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros, 1595 to 1606: Volume I, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros, 1595 to 1606

Volume I, 1st Edition

Edited by Sir Clements Markham

Hakluyt Society

376 pages

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Three narratives of voyages to the Pacific, translated and edited. The main pagination of this and the following volume (Second Series 15) is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1904. Owing to technical constraints it has not been possible to reproduce the three maps original included in a pocket at the back of the first edition of the work.

Table of Contents

Contents: Dedication; Introduction; Note on the cartography of the Southern Continent, by B.H. Soulsby; Narrative of the second voyage of the Adelantado Alvaro de Mendaña, by the chief pilot Pedro Fernandez de Quiros; Narrative of the voyage of the Adelantado Alvarez de Mendaña de Niera for the discovery of the Islands of Solomon, written by the chief pilot, Pedro Fernandez de Quiros for Don Antonio de Morga, Lieutenat-General of the Philippines; Narrative of the voyage of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros in 1606, for the discovery of the Austral regions.

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Hakluyt Society, Second Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century