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Hakluyt Society].

Published by London, for the Hakluyt Society, 1847-1958. (1958)

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About this Item: London, for the Hakluyt Society, 1847-1958., 1958. 8vo (220 x 150 mm). 210 volumes in 212, comprising a complete run of the first series (vols. 1-100) and second series, part 1 (vols. 1-110). Illustrated. Original green and blue cloth, spines gilt, with gilt stamped motif of the ship "Victoria" on the upper covers. A primary reference work on the history of travel and exploration, including the principal accounts of the great voyages to the Middle East. This is a complete run of the first series and a large part of the second series (with its first part complete), dating from 1847 to 1956, of the publications of the Hakluyt Society. Early volumes of interest to the student of the exploration of the Muslim world, but also of the world's exploration by Muslims, include the travels of Abd-er-Razzak (India in the 15th Century, vol. 22, 1857), the travels of Ludovico de Varthema in Egypt, Syria, Arabia Deserta and Arabia Felix (vol. 32, 1863), and the History of the Imâms and Seyyids of 'Omân by Salîl-ibn-Razîk (vol. 44, 1871, providing the first indigenous account of the history of Oman in English), as well as the travels to Tana and Persia, by Josafa Barbaro and Ambrogio Contarini (with a Narrative of Italian Travels in Persia in the 15th and 16th Centuries, vols. 49a and 49b, 1873). The "Commentarios" of Afonso de Albuquerque, the first European to enter the Arabian Gulf, are present in a careful edition from 1875ff. (vols. 53, 55, 62, and 69), while the early 15th century narrative of the "Bondage and Travels of Johann Schiltberger, a Native of Bavaria, in Europe, Asia, and Africa" is the first account by a western Christian to state the true burial place of Muhammad, at Medina. Volumes 72 and 73 (1886) contain accounts of early voyages and travels to Persia, while vols. 84 and 85 (1892) offer the famous "Travels of Pietro della Valle in India". Volume 87 (1893) is a collection of "Early Voyages and Travels in the Levant"; vols. 92 and 93 (1896) constitute the famous description of Africa by Al-Hassan Ibn-Mohammed Al-Wezaz Al-Fasi, also known as Leo Africanus. In the second series, vol. 9 (1901) gives the "Travels of Pedro Teixeira, with his 'Kings of Harmuz', and Extracts from his 'Kings of Persia'"; vol. 16 (1905) is the journal of John Jourdain, 1608-17, describing his experiences in Arabia; John Fryer's "New Account of East India and Persia" (covering his travels made in 1672-81) is given in vols. 19, 20 and 39 (1909-15). Ibn Batuta's great travels are contained in vol. 41 (1916) and 110 (1956), while the itinerary of Duarte Barbosa, a Portuguese official in India from 1500 to 1516 (vols. 44 & 49, 1918-21), includes accounts of Mecca and Medina, the ports of Jeddah and Aden, the Arab kingdom of Hormuz, and the islands in the Arabian Gulf (with reference to pearl-diving). The 1496 pilgrimage of Arnold von Harff to Syria, Egypt, Arabia, Palestine, and Turkey is given in vol. 94 (1946), while the following volume recounts the travels of the Abbé Carré in Syria, Iraq and the Gulf region, 1672 to 1674 (1947). - Founded in London in 1846, the aim of the still-thriving Hakluyt Society is to "advance knowledge and education by the publication of scholarly editions of primary records of voyages, travels and other geographical material". For 170 years the society has published an annual or bi-annual volume of original accounts of such voyages. Their historically significant texts and translations, often appearing in print for the first time, are fully annotated, well illustrated with maps and plates, and conform to the highest standards of scholarship. As such they often represent the last word on the material they embrace, and are widely valued by historians and geographers throughout the world. Full complete sets of the publication are only held in institutional libraries, and this is the largest run to have appeared in the trade in over 40 years. - Some spines and covers chipped or repaired; library marks on spine. Provenance: The Western Reserve Historical Society Library (bookpl. Seller Inventory # 47980

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Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum, Sive Occidentis notitia commentario: WYTFLIET, Cornelius (1555-1597).

WYTFLIET, Cornelius (1555-1597).

Published by Gerardus Rivius, Louvain (1598)

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About this Item: Gerardus Rivius, Louvain, 1598. Folio (11 7/8 x 7 5/8 inches). Pp [i-viii], 1-[192]. Roman and italic types, engraved title-page within fine historiated architectectural border, 19 double-page engraved maps (including a world map and 18 regional maps of the Americas), woodcut initials and head- and tailpieces (lightly browned, one or two rust holes). Contemporary limp vellum, the title in manuscript at the head of the spine, yapp edges (modern silk ties) in natural linen clamshell box. Provenance: Near contemporary ownership inscription of Si[gnore] Antonis Orsetti, Luca, on recto of first blank (partially obscuring an earlier inscription). "THE FIRST SEPARATELY PUBLISHED ATLAS DEVOTED TO THE AMERICAS" (Skelton) A fine copy in a contemporary binding of "the earliest distinctively American atlas. It is as important in the history of the earliest cartography of the new world, as Ptolemy's maps are in the study of the old" (Phillips). Second edition, Rivius issue (edition shared with Johann Bogard). The maps are fine, early impressions: "Chica sive Patagonica" "Peruani regni descriptio," "Limes Occidentis," "Norumbega et Virginia," "Nova Francia et Canada," and all carry the date of 1597. First published by Johann Bogard in 1597. Cornelis van Wytfliet, secretary to the Council of Brabant, called his atlas of the New World a supplement to Ptolemy's "Geography", although the two works are actually quite separate. Dedicated to King Philip III of Spain, and covering the history of the first European encounters with the New World, its geography, and natural history, Wyfliet used as his source the works of Acosta, Hakluyt, de Bry and Ramusio. The fine maps, by an unknown engraver, include a double-hemispherical world map (Shirley 207) based on Rumold Mercator's influential 1587 map, eight maps of North America (Burden 100-107), ten maps of South America (Chile, Peru, two maps of Brazil, present-day Colombia and Venezuala, the northernmost coast of South America with the neighbouring Caribbean islands, Hispaniola, Cuba and Jamaica, and two maps of Central America), and one of Antarctica and are for many of the regions the earliest separate printed maps. Among the North American maps are the first map to use "Canada" in its title, the first printed map of central Canada, the first printed map devoted to California and the present-day Southwest of the US (embellished with a number of fanciful place names, based on Spanish sources); one of only three 16th-century printed maps of Florida, which includes surrounding regions such as Cuba and the coast north to the Outer Banks, and which is one of the few 16th-century maps of America to record any geographical information on inland areas; and the map "Norumbega et Virginia," only the second printed map to use the name Virginia, and which remained the most accurate map of the East Coast from the Carolinas to Canada until the publication of de Laet's map of the same area in 1630. Wytfliet's atlas was an immediate success, and six further editions, including three with French text, were published within the next two decades. Bogard issued two editions in 1597, the second correcting errors of pagination and with the maps bound in with the related sections of text. Borba de Moraes 2:381; European Americana 598/122; Donald C. Gallup, "Wytfliet's Descriptionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum" in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 76.1 (1982): 66-7; Koeman (Wyt) 2; Phillips, "Atlases" 3645; Sabin 105697; cf. Burden, "North America" 100-107, Shirley, "World" 207. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Seller Inventory # 001977

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Lopez, Duarte; Pigafetta, Filippo:

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About this Item: London, Kohn Wolfe 1597. 4to (193 x 140 mm). 10 Bl., 1 (w.) Bl., 1 Bl. (zweiter Titel), 218 S., 1 Bl. mit 3 Karten auf 2 gefalt. Blatt (die große Afrika-Karte besteht aus 2 Karten, hier bereits zusammengefügt) (kl.Einrisse im Bug) und 10 ganzseitige Holzschnitt-Tafeln. Ganzlederband des 19.Jahrhunderts mit goldenen Deckelfilleten, goldenen Supralibros mit der Beschriftung der Society of Writers to Her Majesty s Signet, Rücken mit Prägung, Oberes Kapital restauriert, etwas berieben, leicht gebräunt, ein attraktives, gutes Exemplar. Die seltene englische Erstausgabe! - Der portugiesische Kaufmann Duarte Lopez reiste 1578 in das Königreich Kongo und Angola und stellte während seines neun Jahre dauernden Aufenthalts ausgiebige Nachforschungen über Land und Leute an. Der Humanist Filippo Pigafetta übernahm die Bearbeitung seiner Aufzeichnungen. Das Werk erschien erstmals 1591 in italienisch und ist die erste Quelle für die Zustände im alten Königreich Kongo. Außerdem enthält es Angaben über weite Teile Afrikas, eine Generalkarte von Afrika und eine des Kongo-Gebiets. (Vgl. Henze III, 281). First English edition. Lopez was a Portuguese merchant and explorer, from 1578 he engaged in commerce mostly in the Kingdom of Congo and Angola; after a several year s stay, and following the decease of his predecessor Sebastian da Costa, Lopez is sent out by the King of Congo, Dom Alvaro I, to an audience with the Spanish king Philip II ? aiming to secure commerce and to discuss mining prospects- and the Pope; this ambassadorial appointment cost him over a decade, a failed audience with the Pope ? during which the need for missionaries was to be stressed out-, but gained him a meeting with Filippo Pigafetta (1533 ? 1604), the Italian humanist and explorer. Pigafetta published what he had heard from Lopez in 1591, and the work became instantly a best seller. Lopez description of the Congo is one of the most reliable sources of information on 16th century Congo and current Angola. Amongst other subjects, the work includes tales of the African Amazons and the cannibalistic Anzique tribe, provides the reader with a description of the terrain and its extension, plus the visual aid of the plates depicting Africans in local costumes. The maps, often bound separately, are here joined; cartographically, they represent one of the finest cartographic renderings of the region. The first edition was published in 1591 in Italian, under the title Relatione del reame di Congo: the work became famous and popular, and shortly after Richard Hakluyt requested this English translation, printed by Wolfe. A second English edition was included in Purchas his Pilgrimes (1625). A Latin edition was published as volume I in De Bry s ?Small Voyages?, (the first volume prepared for the series, intended to promote interest and become a commercial success). Hardly ever complete, it is supposed to bear two titles with minor differences; this copy is complete with both titles and epistle. This English translation is rare; we are able to locate only a few copies sold at auction in the last 30 years, namely that of the Macclesfield North Library and another imperfect copy. Institutionally, apparently only a handful of copies are to be found, with the British Library copy wanting the maps. Provenance: gilt supralibros with the device of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet; ownership inscription at the end of the epistle dedicatory from Reverend Wiliam Cole, 1745; John Ralph Willis? bookplate, the eminent African and Near Eastern scholar. Seller Inventory # C448

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WYTFLIET, Cornelius (1555-1597).

Published by Gerard Rivius, Louvain (1598)

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About this Item: Gerard Rivius, Louvain, 1598. Folio (11 7/8 x 7 5/8 inches). Roman and italic types, engraved title-page within fine historiated architectectural border, 19 double-page engraved maps (including a world map and 18 regional maps of the Americas), woodcut initials and head- and tailpieces (one insignificant marginal repair, occasional faint dampstains at lower margins). Contemporary pigskin over paste-board, covers elaborately decorated with a broad border of blind architectural roll-tools, surrounding small putti and floral tools and a central arabesque medallion on the front cover, and the ecclesiastical arms of a Bishop on the back cover, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, with the title in manuscript in one (small early repair at the head of the spine, traces of two pairs of ties, lightly soiled, extremities a bit scuffed). Provenance: 18th-century inscription "Geogr[aphy] III" on front paste-down; David Parsons (Collection of Voyages and Travels). ".as important in the history of the earliest cartography of the new world, as Ptolemy's maps are in the study of the old" (Phillips). An exceptional copy in a fine contemporary binding of "the earliest distinctively American atlas. It is as important in the history of the earliest cartography of the new world, as Ptolemy's maps are in the study of the old" (Phillips). Second edition, Rivius issue (edition shared with Johann Bogard). The maps are fine, early impressions: "Nova Francia et Canada," "Norumbega et Virginia," "Limes Occidentis," "Peruani regni descriptio," and "Chica sive Patagonica" all carry the date of 1597. First published by Johann Bogard in 1597. Cornelis van Wytfliet, secretary to the Council of Brabant, called his atlas of the New World a supplement to Ptolemy's "Geography", although the two works are actually quite separate. Dedicated to King Philip III of Spain, and covering the history of the first European encounters with the New World, its geography, and natural history, Wyfliet used as his source the works of Acosta, Hakluyt, de Bry and Ramusio. The fine maps, by an unknown engraver, include a double-hemispherical world map (Shirley 207) based on Rumold Mercator's influential 1587 map, eight maps of North America (Burden 100-107), ten maps of South America (Chile, Peru, two maps of Brazil, present-day Colombia and Venezuala, the northernmost coast of South America with the neighbouring Caribbean islands, Hispaniola, Cuba and Jamaica, and two maps of Central America), and one of Antarctica and are for many of the regions the earliest separate printed maps. Among the North American maps are the first map to use "Canada" in its title, the first printed map of central Canada, the first printed map devoted to California and the present-day Southwest of the US (embellished with a number of fanciful place names, based on Spanish sources); one of only three 16th-century printed maps of Florida, which includes surrounding regions such as Cuba and the coast north to the Outer Banks, and which is one of the few 16th-century maps of America to record any geographical information on inland areas; and the map "Norumbega et Virginia," only the second printed map to use the name Virginia, and which remained the most accurate map of the East Coast from the Carolinas to Canada until the publication of de Laet's map of the same area in 1630. Wytfliet's atlas was an immediate success, and six further editions, including three with French text, were published within the next two decades. Bogard issued two editions in 1597, the second correcting errors of pagination and with the maps bound in with the related sections of text. Borba de Moraes 2:381; European Americana 598/122; Donald C. Gallup, "Wytfliet's Descriptionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum" in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 76.1 (1982): 66-7; Koeman (Wyt) 2; Phillips, "Atlases" 3645; Sabin 105697; cf. Burden, "North America" 100-107, Shirley, "World" 207. Seller Inventory # 000408

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Hakluyt, Richard (1552-1616).

Published by Imprinted at London by George Bishop, Ralph Newberie, and Robert Barker. Anno 1599. [-1660]. Second edition, with the1599 title-page in volume one. (1599)

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About this Item: Imprinted at London by George Bishop, Ralph Newberie, and Robert Barker. Anno 1599. [-1660]. Second edition, with the1599 title-page in volume one., 1599. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. Three volumes, small folios; size of the bindings: 7 1/2 inches x 11 5/8 in. Volume 1: [24], 1-606 + pp. 607-620; Volume 2: [16], 312, 204 p.; Volume 3: [16], 868 p. [With: "yeres" reading on the title-pages of volume 1 (line 7) & 2; "yeeres" reading in volume three. Title-page in volume two with the "Hackluyt" spelling; George Bishop, Ralph Newbery, and Robert Barker ANNO 1599. Title-page in volume three: George Bishop, Ralfe Newberie, and Robert Barker. Anno Dom. 1600. Volume 1 has the Voyage to Cadiz: pp. 607-620. This is a ca. 1720 reprint (This is comparable to the copy in the H. Kraus' Drake Collection; and see STC: Short Title Catalogue, second edition; p. 553; #3). The average page size is: 7 1/4 inches x 11 3/8 in. Woodcut initials; without the map, which is lacking in most copies. Bound in full old calf with five raised bands on the spines, and red leather title labels and black leather volume number labels in the second and third compartments, with gilt titles: HAKLUYT'S VOYAGES; the volume number labels, each show two, gilt leaf forms, the other compartments have gilt borders, and small diamond and star forms, with decorated gilt borders around the cover margins, decorated gilt on the cover edges; sprinkled edges; red marbled endpapers. These 18th century calf bindings show some wear to the spine ends, cover corners, with cracking to the front hinges on volumes one and three. The set is preserved in a brown, textured cloth-covered slipcase with a black cloth pull to help remove the volumes. This is a set with no restorations to the bindings, title-pages, or other leaves; there is no evidence of any paper or marginal repairs. There is an early ink notation that the "Voyage to Cadiz" is present, this is at the end of volume one. The title-pages each bear an embossed institutional stamp, and with the institutional sold stamp in the lower margins of the final pages. The title-pages edges show some wear, but do not show any paper repairs, or re-mounting. The first volume shows three bookplates on the front paste-down: Thomas Dampier (1748-1812), who was Bishop of Ely, and book collector, and a smaller one with the initials: D.D., and motto: Essayez with a closed belt design (Duke of Devonshire), and an institutional bookplate. Volumes 2 & 3 show the Devonshire & institutional bookplates. This first volume shows a partially obscured ink inscription by an earlier owner: Arthurus Lovett his booke 1647, on p. *2 and a Latin inscription at the end of the text of volume two: Peregrinius ut apes non ut arachnae. R Ingud (?). The title-page in volume one, shows some inked initials: HP, in the upper margin, and other small inked initials and marks, penciled numbers on the reverse of the title-pages. Volume Three shows some light pencil underlining to some of the texts, a stain to the lower margin of pp. 166-167, slight worming to lower margins of pp. 697-789. The pages show very little of the typical cropping. Hakluyt's Voyages is among the most famous group of English travels and voyages, and he was the inspiration for The Hakluyt Society, founded in 1846. "It is difficult to overate the importance and value of this extraordinary collection of voyages. Mr. Bancroft characterizes "Richard Hakluyt as the enlightened friend and able documentary historian of these commercial enterprizes, a man whose fame should be vindicated and asserted in the land which he helped to colonize," while Oldys, in his British Library, devotes fifty pages to an analysis of his works, and remarks that his collection "redounds as much to the glory of the English nation as any book that ever was published," and Mr. Dibdin is in an ecstasy of delight in his famous passage, beginning "All hail to thee, Richard Hakluyt,"[in The Library Companion, 1824]; -From Sabin's Dictionary. Sabin: Vol 7; pp. 544-546; STC 12626a (Vol. 1; pp. 554-553). PMM 105; pp.63-64. Church 322; Vol. 2, pp. 752-758. Weight: 12 lbs. Seller Inventory # ABE-936546124

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About this Item: Hard Cover. list with specifications on demand. London 1847 - 2000 complete run of all series published up to year 2000. 384 volumes Contains first-hand accounts of significant voyages and expeditions. The works provide valuable research materials for scholars in history, literature, geography and anthropology. mostly Cloth, partly reprints. raccolta completa dei volòumi di viaggi, georgrafia pubblicati dalla Hakluyt society, tra 1847 e 20000, tutte le srie siccessive, 384 volumi gran parte nella rlegatura originale, alcuni in reprint. disponibile lista con le specificazioni per ciascun volume. Seller Inventory # 21002528

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Historicale description de l’Afrique: LEO AFRICANUS

LEO AFRICANUS

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About this Item: Jean Bellere, Antwerp, 1556. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. BECKFORD'S COPY 8vo., ff (xvi) 412 (xxiv). Italic letter, 15 approximately half-page woodcuts in text, including north African fighting tribesman, one mounted camel, another of a horse, the costumes of their women, marriage ceremonies and a eunuch of the Queen’s guard, woodcut initials and ornaments, Plantin’s ‘vitis vera Christus’ device to verso of last. A very good, clean copy in straight grained crimson morocco c1800, spine, compartments and borders gilt, blue silk endpapers and marker, unsigned, but in the style of Bozerian, a.e.g. Bound for William Beckord, his sale lot 2935. A particularly fine example of the second French edition of this seminal classic of African topography and ethnography. Leo Africanus or more properly al-Hassam bid Mahammad al-Wazzan al Zaygati (or al-Fasi) was an early C16 traveller who recorded in great detail the life of many remote North African kingdoms. He was born in Granada but in the 1490s his family moved to Fez in Morocco where Leo ultimately entered the service of the Sultan who sent him on commercial and diplomatic missions across northern and western Africa. In 1518 he was returning by sea from Istanbul and captured, perhaps by Knights of Malta, who took him to Rome. There, under the patronage of Pope Leo IX he composed the present description of Africa, first published in Italian in 1550. It was a bestseller, put Leo at the centre of Roman intellectual life and remained one of Europe’s principal sources of knowledge of the Arab-African world for the next 400 years. Napoleon is said to have relied on this French version. Leo wrote extensively about the Kingdom of Mali, the cities and kingdoms of Gao and Timbuktoo and the kingdom of Borno. He recorded the valley of the Niger, ascended the Egyptian Nile and extensively described the Sudan. His account of this country is particularly important because the region had just been raised to its political and economic zenith by the conquests of Askia Mohammed (1483-1526) "His accounts clearly show that regional and international trade played a dominant part in the economic life of the entire Maghrib. The rich city of Timbuktu, the large armies of the kings, the wide varieties of goods sold by merchants, or the intellectual and cultural life of the Muslim inhabitants of the Songhai Empire were all described in fascinating detail. Cartographers in Europe redrew the maps of Africa in light of Leo’s documentary", Hakluyt Soc. Edn. D Robert Brown, trans. John Pory. William Thomas Beckford (1760-1844) extraordinarily wealthy novelist, critic, travel writer, bibliophile, is now remembered as the author of Vathek and builder of Fonthill. He acquired intact the library of Edward Gibbon, which formed the basis for his own extensive but choice collection. It was dispersed over 2 years in 1882-84. Not in BM. STC C16 Fr., Brunet iii 981 "Édition peu commune". Not in JFB. Gay 258. French. Seller Inventory # L1892

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About this Item: London, The Hakluyt Society. Together 300 volumes. All in blue cloth with gilt vignette on front and spines lettered in gilt (spines of vol. 74-74 damaged). With maps and plates.A very uncommon set of 'scholarly editions of primary sources on 'the voyages and travels' undertaken by individuals from many parts of the globe. These include early accounts dealing with the geography, ethnology and natural history of the regions visited. Such texts, many previously available only in manuscripts or in unedited prints in other languages, are the essential records of the initial stages of inter-continental and inter-cultural encounter. All editions are published 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. The English translation in which this material is presented is normally a fresh version, but in certain instances an earlier rendering which has been appropriately checked and if necessary corrected. All editions contain scholarly annotation. This, together with an introduction, is designed with two aims in mind. The first is to give both the general reader and the student a degree of assistance in the elucidation of the material presented. The second is to provide guidance on the relevance of the episodes described, within the context of global development and world history. Volumes are normally furnished with maps and contemporary illustrations, often generously'. - A very rare almost complete set in fine condition. Seller Inventory # 26164

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An Historical Collection of the Several Voyages: DALRYMPLE, Alexander (1737-1808)

DALRYMPLE, Alexander (1737-1808)

Published by Printed for the author, and sold by J. Nourse and T. Payne, London (1771)

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About this Item: Printed for the author, and sold by J. Nourse and T. Payne, London, 1771. 2 volumes in one, quarto. (10 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches). Two volumes bound in one. [iii]-xxx,24,24,204,[4]; [4],124,20,8,12,40pp. 16 engraved maps and plates (4 folding maps, 12 plates [6 folding]). Lacks both half-titles and the leaf after the Introduction in volume one (c4, often lacking). (Minor foxing). Contemporary calf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red and green morocco lettering pieces in the second and third, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt (rebacked with original gilt spine laid down Provenance: Earl of Derby (armorial bookplate); Paul Peralta-Ramos (small red inked ownership stamp on endpaper) A rare, early work arguing for the existence of a great Southern Continent and reviewing the early Spanish and Dutch exploration of the South Pacific, illustrated with fine maps and plates: from the library of the Earls of Derby. "This important work, issued before the return of Captain Cook's expedition, is the result of Dalrymple's strong belief in the existence of a southern continent" (Hill). In it, the author translates and reviews twelve foreign accounts of voyages which he believed supported its existence, including the Spanish voyages of Magellan, Mendana's voyage to the Solomon Islands in 1595, and that of De Quiros in 1606. The second volume comprises the Dutch accounts including those of Le Maire, Schouten, Tasman, and Roggeveen. All are preceded by a valuable introduction, a section explaining the sources for his Chart of the South Sea, as well as chapters on the Solomon Islands, including a comparative vocabulary, and the "natural curiosities at Sooloo." Although Dalrymple's thesis on the existence of a southern continent would be disproved by Cook, Hill refers to Dalrymple as a cartographer "without peer" and as "a latter-day Hakluyt." Dalrymple made his career as a hydrographer to the East India Company. Originally offered the command of the Endeavour voyage to observe the transit of Venus, the command would be given instead to Cook, partly because of Dalrymple's insistence on being given an Admiralty commission. His disappointment and anger at the Admiralty is brought forth in the remarkable "dedication" of this work, in which he critiques previous British explorers of the region. Dalrymple would be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1771 and would later become the Hydrographer to the Board of Admiralty. In that capacity, Dalrymple would be responsible for preparing for publication the maps from the expeditions of Vancouver, Colnett and others. Two issues of the work were published. "[The] first issue of 1769 is exceedingly rare, and there are only a few copies extant. The regular trade edition was issued in 1770 [as the present copy]. The second volume, printed in 1771, is exactly the same in both sets. However the two issues of the first volume have different title pages and preliminary materials" (Hill). Among the changes to the dedication are variant dates (April 1, 1769; Jan. 1, 1769), along with amended text to the attack on Captain Samuel Wallis ("who left the arms of a calypso"; "who, infatuated with female blandishments, forgot for what he went abroad"). In the latter issue, both the title and dedication are present as cancels. Davidson, A Book Collector's Notes, pp. 36-7; Hill 410; Holmes (first issue) 32; Kroepelien 245; Spence 264; Sabin 18338. Seller Inventory # 28601

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About this Item: Antwerp Juan Steelsius 1557., 1557. Rare first Spanish-language edition of one of the earliest comprehensive reports on Ethiopia available to Europeans: "incomparably more detailed than any earlier account of Ethiopia that has survived, it is also a very important source for Ethiopian history, for it was written just before the country was devastated by the Muslim Somali and pagan Galla invasions of the second quarter of the 16th century" (Hakluyt Society I.12). The work appears on all four 16th-century book lists employed in the influential exhibit, Europe Informed, which identified in a historically controlled way the most widely disseminated early travel accounts informing 16th-century Europeans about Asia and Africa. The account is the fruit of an embassy made by the author in connection with the search for eastern Christians. The journey had roots in the medieval legend of Prester John, a mythical King whose vast domains contained wondrous panaceas and who was, to boot, a Christian. The legend proved a well-known stimulus to European exploration, and just as importantly provided Catholic Europe with an influential eschatological fantasy: reunited with their long-lost eastern brethren, they would finally subdue Islam or, in a later generation, Protestants, etc. Although the work is much concerned with the activity and structure of the Eastern Church, the fact that Alvares recognizes Ethiopians as equals paradoxically makes him more observant, and the work contains much information about agriculture, natural history (wildlife and the terrible locusts), the curious architectural tradition of carving churches out of rock, etc. According to Rogers, Alvares was constrained from publishing his account, but an unauthorized version appeared in Portuguese 1540. An Italian translation with a somewhat different recension of the text appeared in Ramusio’s volume devoted to Africa (1550); this first Spanish edition by Tomás de Padilla was the first of three 16th-century editions in that language. Seller Inventory # 1548

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Viage al estrecho de Magallanes. en los: SARMIENTO DE GAMBOA,

SARMIENTO DE GAMBOA, Pedro

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About this Item: Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, Madrid, 1768. Small quarto, with three folding plates; a fine large copy, with ample margins, probably one of the large copies, printed on thicker paper, as noted by Sabin; contemporary vellum, with original ties and the title lettered in ink on spine. First edition, a lovely tall copy bound in contemporary limp vellum, from the library of the Infantes in exile (see provenance). This is the first printing - from the manuscript in the Royal Library, Madrid - of this highly important sixteenth-century description of the Straits of Magellan and the first attempt to found a Spanish settlement on its shores.Sarmiento had sailed with Mendaña on the expedition which charted the Solomons in 1568. In 1579 the Viceroy of Peru ordered Sarmiento to the Straits of Magellan to intercept Francis Drake, but he arrived too late and Drake had already continued his circumnavigation. Following his instructions to the letter, Sarmiento then explored and mapped the Strait, before sailing for Spain to convince the government to form settlements there. A sixteen-ship fleet, with Sarmiento as governor of the colonists, sailed from Cadiz in 1581 - but the settlement failed, and Sarmiento fell into English hands and was a prisoner for five years.Nonetheless, Sarmiento's charting of the region was, as J.H. Parry signals (The Discovery of South America, London, 1979, pp. 285-9) 'the most serious and thorough exploration of Magellan's Strait in the sixteenth century - indeed the most thorough exploration ever made before the voyage of the Beagle in the nineteenth century.' In fact the officers of the Beagle were lost in admiration for Sarmiento's explorations, but also for his vainglorious attempts at settlement. Philip Parker King concluded: 'This was the first, and perhaps will be the last, attempt made to occupy a country, offering no encouragement for a human being; a region, where the soil is swampy, cold, and unfit for cultivation, and whose climate is thoroughly cheerless?'.The ghastly fate of the settlement is recounted in the appendix also printed here, which is the harrowing account of Tomé Hernandez, the only survivor of the settlement established by Sarmiento at Rey Don Felipe (or Port Famine as it was aptly named by his rescuer, Thomas Cavendish). An English translation of this work is found in Clements Markham, Narratives of the Voyages of Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa, Hakluyt Society, 1895 (pp. 1-205, 352-75). Provenance: Once owned by Antonio Pascual de Borbón (1755-1817), with his stamp, showing the letters 'S.D.S.Y.D.A.' enclosed within a crowned wreath, alongside the stamp used by the three Infantes, Fernando (later Ferdinand VII of Spain), Antonio and Francisco, while in exile during the Napoleonic occupation of Spain. Two unobtrusive old stamps on verso of title; in very fine condition. Seller Inventory # 3810917

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Published by London 1899-1997. Cloth, 1917-1997. (1997)

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About this Item: London 1899-1997. Cloth, 1917-1997., 1997. Contains first-hand accounts of significant voyages and expeditions. The works provide valuable research materials for scholars in history, literature, geography and anthropology. Cloth, partly reprint. Added 23(1908), 35(1914). (ZY22116). Seller Inventory # 4424631

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M. Aurousseau (Editor)

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About this Item: en casa de Pero Rodriguez, a costa de Blas Pérez, Toledo, 1588. 16 h., 362 págs., 1 h. sin num.Pergamino.Tercera edición en castellano, muy rara. Originalmente impresa en portugués en 1540: Verdadera Informaçam das terras do Preste Joam -hoy absolutamente inencontrable-, se tradujo al castellano y se publicó sucesivamente en Amberes, 1577; Zaragoza, 1561; y Toledo, 1588.El autor, natural de la ciudad de Coimbra, fue explorador y misionero en África. Capellán del rey don Manuel de Portugal, fue encomendado por éste en distintas embajadas en las tierras conquistadas. Su obra vio la luz el mismo año de su muerte, en 1540.Incomparably more detailed than any earlier account of Ethiopia that has survived, it is also a very important source for Ethiopian history, for it was written just before the country was devasted by the Moslem Somali and pagan Galla invasions of the second quarter of the 16th century [Hakluyt Society, I. p. 12]El único ejemplar existente en la Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid está falto de portada y preliminares Salvá, 3267; Palau, 9251; Pérez Pastor, La Imprenta en Toledo, 382. Seller Inventory # 22

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Various Authors

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The Rugged Flanks of Caucasus by John: BADDELEY (John F.).

BADDELEY (John F.). [Exemplaire à l’état de neuf de cet important et rare voyage au Caucase]

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About this Item: Oxford University Press, London, Humphrey Milford, 1940. Couverture rigide. Condition: Comme neuf. Dust Jacket Condition: Neuf. Edition originale. 2 vol. in-4° ; front. [portrait de l’auteur en photogravure]-XIV-(1)-272 pp.-22 photogravures h.-t.-4 cartes h.-t. repliées/front.- VIII-(1)-318 pp.-14 photogravures h.-t.-5 cartes h.-t. repliées, pleine toile marron, dos lisse, titre or, jaquette beige de l’éditeur, titre imprimé orange, rel. de l’époque, très bel exemplaire à l’état de neuf . Édition originale. Peu commun. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE NICE AND FINE COPY WITH DUST JACKET. SCARCE. Seller Inventory # ABE-5064367771

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Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries: HAKLUYT, Richard

HAKLUYT, Richard

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About this Item: Maclehose, Glasgow, 1905. Twelve volumes, octavo, illustrated throughout with maps (many folding), proof impressions of the plates; essentially an excellent set in the original quarter parchment gilt over blue cloth boards, top edges gilt others uncut. A fine set of the famous Maclehose edition of Hakluyt. This handsome production reprints the second and best edition of Hakluyt's magnum opus, a classic of travel literature, the first English collection of voyages, and one of the gems of Elizabethan letters. Hakluyt himself was 'the first lecturer on modern geography and one of the leading spirits of Elizabethan maritime expansion' (PMM). The work is devoted to American discoveries and the British colonisation of America, and although published a few years before the Dutch voyage of the Duyfken to the west coast of Cape York in 1605, it is significant that by the time of the revised second edition, Hakluyt was able to include the first tentative forays of the English into the South Seas, whether round Cape Horn or through the Straits of Magellan. As a result, Hakluyt's book represents the pinnacle of Elizabethan geography, but is also among the earliest published works on British expansion into the Pacific.The final part, originally published in 1600, includes most of the New World material, not only cataloguing many of the early American discoveries, but also representing the cusp of early voyages into the Pacific, notably in the section entitled "A Catalogue of divers English voyages, some intended and some performed to the Streights of Magellan, the South Sea? to the headland of California, and to the Northwest?". Printed here are not only reports of the voyages of Drake and several of his compatriots, there is an early account of the important 1586 voyage of Thomas Cavendish, and discussions of major voyages which were destined for the South Seas but failed to round Cape Horn, including those of Edward Fenton (intended for China), Robert Withrington, and the failed 1591 second voyage of Cavendish.The Maclehose edition is considered the finest modern edition of Hakluyt. It was published as the first twelve numbers of the "Extra Series" of the Hakluyt Society. This is the deluxe issue, from an edition of 100 copies, without the limitation leaf (apparently so issued). Seller Inventory # 3911443

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Various Authors

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George Vancouver

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DIAZ DEL CASTILLO, Bernal

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About this Item: Hakluyt Society, London, 1908. hardcover. Condition: very good(-). Edited and published in Mexico by Genaro Garcia. Translated into English, with Introduction and Notes by Alfred Percival Maudslay. Illustrated with 30 plates, 3 folding panoramas, and 15 folding maps on 20 folding sheets. 5 volumes. 8vo, original blue cloth with gilt lettering on spines. London: Hakluyt Society, 1908-1916. The usual browning to the endpapers and adjacent leaves in all volumes, the explanatory booklet in the map volume has several creases to the front wrapper, otherwise a magnificent set. This work represents the first English translation form Diaz del Castillo's original manuscript. The book was first published in 1632 by Friar Alonzo Remon, but Remon seriously corrupted the text, suppressing whole pages of the manuscript, interpolating others, garbling the facts, changing the names of people and places, etc. Genaro Garcia undertook for the first time to produce an exact transcription of the manuscript, with erasures and blotted passages explained in footnotes; it is this transcription that Maudsley used for his English translation. The third volume is comprised of 8 maps on 12 sheets accompanied by an explanatory booklet. The final volume also includes the text of Cortes' Fifth Letter; volume one includes a bibliography of Mexico. Diaz del Castillo's narrative is an account of Hernando Cortes' conquest of Mexico City and the Aztec Empire in 1519-21, written by one of his soldiers. This is the most authoritative and best-illustrated English version, and because of its publication history is quite scarce. Cox II, p. 242. Hakluyt Society, Second Series, Volumes XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXX, and XL. Seller Inventory # 254429

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The principal navigations voyages traffiques & discoveries: HAKLUYT, Richard.
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About this Item: Glasgow James MacLehose and Sons -1905, 1903. 12 volumes, 8vo., maps, plans, and charts, later half morocco gilt by Bumpus, slight fading to spines, spotting to fore-edge (edge of text block) with a few encroaching into margins, otherwise and excellent set. Hakluyt Society extra series, numbers 1-12. The text is an exact reprint of the 1598-1600 edition with the exception of the letters i, j, u, and v being used according to modern custom, and the various contractions have been extended. In addition the twelfth volume contains Professor Raleigh's essay on the life and work of Hakluyt as well as a complete index. Seller Inventory # 96468

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A New Voyage to the East-Indies by: LEGUAT, Francois:

LEGUAT, Francois:

Published by Places in their Way to and from the Desart Isles. London: Printed for R Bonwicke W Freeman Tim Goodwin et al: First edition (1708)

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About this Item: Places in their Way to and from the Desart Isles. London: Printed for R Bonwicke W Freeman Tim Goodwin et al: First edition, 1708. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo., [6], xvi, 248pp. [24]pp. including bookseller's advertisement, engraved frontispiece and 32 finely engraved maps, plans and plates (16 folding). Leaf L3 professionally repaired on extreme lower corner without any loss of text etc, some moderate age toning to text as usual, but the plates are remarkably clean and fresh. Bound in contemporary full speckled calf which has been professionally and tastefully rebacked with the original spine neatly relaid, some rubbing to extremities of three corner tips. A VG tightly bound copy of this extremely scarce work with the plates in remarkably clean condition. The first English edition, of the French Huguenot Leguat's account of his travels in the Indian Ocean, published the same year as the first French and Dutch editions. According to the narrative, a party of Huguenots under Leguat's direction were sent by the Dutch government in 1690 to the Ile de Bourbon (Reunion), although the island had already been controlled by the French since 1663. Leguat and his associates continued to Rodriguez Island, where he landed on May 30, 1691 seven others. Although no serious hardships were suffered there, the party left the island two years later for Mauritius, controlled at that time by the Dutch. Leguat eventually returned to Europe in 1698. According to Howegego, "the voyage has always been regarded with suspicion, some suggesting that it was composed by Francois Maximilien Misson from other French sources. To add to the confusion, other scholars regard Misson himself as totally fictitious. Despite its incorporation into a Hakluyt Society edition, the voyage was denounced in its entirety by Geoffrey Atkinson in 1922". However, many others believe it to be a true, and not imaginary, voyage. The volume contains descriptions of the islands of Rodriguez, Mauritius, and Batavia, together with an interesting account of the Cape and the Hottentots, and of the Dutch Settlements in the Colony. A number of quaint illustrations of the zoology and botany of these regions can be found in the work. Seller Inventory # 3622

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The Seventeen Years of Travels of Peter: Cieza de Leon,

Cieza de Leon, Pedro de

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About this Item: London, 1709. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. [viii]+244+[12] pages with engraved map, folding plan and four engraved illustrations in text and index. Quarto (9 ¾" x 7½") bound in period calf with modern rebacking, original gilt spine leather laid down and ruled gilt edges to cover. Translated by Joh Stevens. First English Edition. This is a highly regarded chronicle of the conquest and colonization of Peru by Spaniards in the latter part of the 16th century and is lauded for its (at the time) objectivity. Cieza de Leon's Chronica was to appear in 4 sections, this translation being the first part only, all that was available of the history until the latter part of the 19th century. Pedro Cieza de León was a Spanish conquistador and chronicler of Peru. He is known primarily for his history and description of Peru, Crónicas del Perú. He wrote this book in four parts, but only the first was published during his lifetime; the remaining sections were not published until the 19th and 20th centuries. Cieza de León was born to a family of Jewish conversos[1] around 1520 in Llerena, a town in southeastern Extremadura, less than 60 mi from Portugal. Although recently converted from Judaism to Catholicism, the family enjoyed good social standing in the region because of their networks and business dealings. His father, Lope de León, was a shopkeeper in the town, and his mother, Leonor de Cazalla, was a native of Llerena. There is scant documentary evidence of the young Cieza de León’s childhood, and little is known of his early life before his voyage to the Americas. Given the fact that he left home at 13, it is unlikely that Cieza de León received more than a rudimentary education. In 1536, in Córdoba, at 16, Cieza de León was greatly surprised to learn of the discovery of the land of the Incas and so decided to go to Seville to embark on his journey to South America, to see for himself the artifacts of precious metals which had been brought to Spain from Cajamarca. In light of the prohibition of entry into the Spanish colonies for Jews and Jewish converts to Catholicism, Alonso López and Luis de Torres attested for Cieza de León that he was not prohibited. Jewish converso Pedro López de Cazalla, secretary of Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of the Incan Empire, was also his first cousin. He returned to Seville, Spain, in 1551 and married a woman named Isabel López de Abreu. Here he published, in 1553, the first part of the chronicles of Peru (Primera Parte). He died the following year, leaving the rest of his work unpublished. His Second Part of Chronicles of Peru, describing the Incas, was translated by Clements Markham and published in 1871 for the Hakluyt Society. In 1909, the fourth part of his chronicle, focusing on the civil wars among the Spanish conquerors was published under the title Third Book of the Peruvian Civil Wars. The third part of Cieza de León's Crónicas del Perú, which examined the discovery and conquest of Peru by the Spaniards, was considered by historians to be lost. The document eventually turned up in a Vatican library, and historian Francesca Cantù published a Spanish version of the text in 1979. Though his works are historical and narrate the events of the Spanish conquest of Peru and the civil wars among the Spaniards, much of their importance lies in his detailed descriptions of geography, ethnography, flora and fauna. He was the first European to describe some native Peruvian animal species and vegetables. Condition: Expertly rebacked, some light rubbing to extremities, foxing, old book plate on front pastedown else very good. Seller Inventory # CA1100

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Various Authors

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About this Item: 2010. 99 Paperback books Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9781108017763 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0492463

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