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Olaus Magnus, A Description of the Northern Peoples, 1555: Volume I

Olaus Magnus, A Description of the Northern Peoples, 1555: Volume I

1st Edition

P.G. Foote
October 24, 2018

The Swedish scholar and prelate, Olaus Magnus (1490-1557), last Catholic archbishop of Uppsala, lived the latter half of his life in exile. His devotion to his country and his people never faltered, nor his determination to give them a glorious place on the European cultural map by his writings. On...

Storm van 's Gravesande, The Rise of British Guiana, Compiled from His Despatches: Volume I

Storm van 's Gravesande, The Rise of British Guiana, Compiled from His Despatches: Volume I

1st Edition

J.A.J. de Villiers, C.A. Harris
May 08, 2018

Extracts from despatches by Laurens Storm van 's Gravesande to the directors of the Zeeland Chamber of the Dutch West India Company, 1738-72, selected to illustrate the rise and expansion of the colony, with a detailed introduction. This volume ends with the despatch dated 15 March 1760. For May...

Cathay and the Way Thither. Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China: New Edition. Volume II: Odoric of Pordenone

Cathay and the Way Thither. Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China: New Edition. Volume II: Odoric of Pordenone

5th Edition

Henri Cordier
January 12, 2018

Volume I followed (Second Series 38). A revised edition of First Series 36 (1866) and 37 (1866) above, whose title page was followed. The appendix contains a Latin and an Italian text of Friar Odoric's travels in the early fourteenth century. Continued in Second Series 37 and 41 below. This is a...

The True History of the Conquest of New Spain. By Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of its Conquerors: From the Exact Copy made of the Original Manuscript. Edited and published in Mexico by Genaro García. Volumes I-V

The True History of the Conquest of New Spain. By Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of its Conquerors: From the Exact Copy made of the Original Manuscript. Edited and published in Mexico by Genaro García. Volumes I-V

1st Edition

Alfred Percival Maudslay
January 12, 2018

Books I-IV (1517-19), translated into English and edited, with introduction and notes, by Alfred Percival Maudslay, M.A., Hon. Professor of Archaeology, National Museum, Mexico, concerning the discovery of Mexico and the expeditions of Francisco Hernández de Cordova and Hernan Cortés, the march...

The Suma Oriental of Tomé Pires: Volume I

The Suma Oriental of Tomé Pires: Volume I

1st Edition

Armando Cortesão
January 12, 2018

Containing the translated Books I-V of the Suma Oriental: An Account of the East, from the Red Sea to Japan, written in Malacca and India in 1512-1515, and The Book of Francisco Rodrigues, Rutter of a Voyage in the Red Sea, Nautical Rules, Almanack and Maps, Written and Drawn in the East before...

The Discovery of the Solomon Islands by Alvaro de Mendaña in 1568: Translated from the Original Spanish Manuscripts. Volumes I-II

The Discovery of the Solomon Islands by Alvaro de Mendaña in 1568: Translated from the Original Spanish Manuscripts. Volumes I-II

1st Edition

Lord Amherst of Hackney, Basil Thomson
October 23, 2017

Four narratives, edited with introduction and notes, two of them by or attributed to Mendaña's companions, Hernando Gallego and Pedro Sarmiento. This and the following volume (Second Series 8) have continuous pagination. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published...

The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe to the Court of the Great Mogul, 1615-1619: As Narrated in his Journal and Correspondence. Volumes I-II

The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe to the Court of the Great Mogul, 1615-1619: As Narrated in his Journal and Correspondence. Volumes I-II

1st Edition

William Foster
October 23, 2017

Edited from Contemporary Records. The main pagination of this and the following volume (Second Series 2) is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1899. Owing to technical constraints the portrait of Sir Thomas Roe is not included in the e-book...

Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings, 1589–1605: Volumes I and II

Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings, 1589–1605: Volumes I and II

1st Edition

W.E.D. Allen
July 05, 2017

By the early 16th century the loosely knit kingdom of Georgia had disintegrated from the strong monarchy of the middle ages to a number of small states and principalities. This internal disunity made the Georgians easy victims of the power politics of the neighbouring Ottoman and Safavid empires...

The Letters of F.W. Ludwig Leichhardt: Volume I

The Letters of F.W. Ludwig Leichhardt: Volume I

1st Edition

M. Aurousseau
July 05, 2017

Ludwig Leichhardt is chiefly known as the most important of the scientific explorers of Australia. His lively but detailed letters provide a narrative of his life from his student days in the mid-1830s until 1848 when he disappeared in the Australian interior. Leichhardt's main interest was natural...

Carteret's Voyage Round the World, 1766-1769: Volume I

Carteret's Voyage Round the World, 1766-1769: Volume I

1st Edition

Helen Wallis
May 15, 2017

Captain Philip Carteret sailed to the South Seas as second in command to Samuel Wallis on a voyage of discovery of the Southern Continent. Separating from Wallis at the exit to the Strait of Magellan he went on to make an independent voyage which has earned him the reputation of being the ablest...

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

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 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

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...

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