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xx, 723 pages, 1 unnumbered folded plate : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), facsmiles ; 26 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION 1. The Manuscript and Printed Records of the Voyage Included in this Volume a: British Library, Add 88980A, B, C and D Narbrough's `Booke' and accompanying Charts b: Bodleian Library, MS Rawl. A. 318 c: Relationship of BL, Add 88980A to MS Rawl. A. 318 d: British Library, Add MS 5414,29, `The Sloane Map' e: British Library, Maps K. Top 124.84.`The Royal Map' f: British Library, Sloane MS 819, Lieutenant Peckett's Journal g: Royal Society CI.P/7i/32, Richard Williams's Brief Account h: Beinecke Library, Osborn b394, William Chamber's Journal 2. Captain John Wood's Account a: British Library, Sloane MS 3833, Journal b: British Library, Sloane MS 46A, Sailing Directions for the Strait of Magellan c: British Library, Sloane MS 46B Wood's Straights of Magellan 3. Contemporary Records and Published Accounts Made after Narbrough's Return a: Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera, Piratas y contrabandistas b: Smith and Walford, An Account of Several Late Voyages &c., 1694 c: The Published Chart of the Strait of Magellan, 1673 d: William Hacke's publication of John Wood's `Voyage thro' the Streights of Magellan' 4. The Context of Narbrough's Voyage 5. The `Proposition' of Narbrough's Voyage 6. The Commissioning of John Narbrough 7. Narbrough's Ships a: The Sweepstakes b: The Batchelour 8. Captain John Narbrough and his Officers a: John Narbrough b: Lieutenant Thomas Armiger c: Lieutenant Nathaniell Peckett d: Abraham Hyatt e: Mr John Wood f: Mr John Fortescue g: Captain Humphrey Fleming h: Supernumeraries:Don Carlos Henriquez and Solomon Franco 9. The Events of the Voyage 10. Interactions with Indigenous Peoples 11. The Fate of the Detainees 12. Further Information about Don Carlos found in Recently located Materials 13. The Spanish Reaction to Narbrough's Voyage 14. Navigation a: Narbrough's Navigation b: Charts c: Chambers' Navigation 15. Narbrough's Surveying 16. The Outcome of the Voyage 17. Use of the Published Version of Narbrough's Voyage by Other Navigators 18. Historical Opinion on Narbrough's conduct of the Voyage 19. Editorial Conventions Adopted in the Transcription of the Manuscripts PART I. The Prelude to Narbrough's Voyage PART II. Narbrough's Journals a: A Jornall Be Gan with his Majesties Shipp the Sweepstakes the 15: Day of may 1669. The Shipp at deptford which Beinge then ordered to fitt. And Keept By Captaine John Narbrough: then Commander of her one [on] her Vojage through the Straits of Magallan: into the South Sea to Baldavia and from thence Back againe unto England to Deptford b: This is a part of Sr John Narbrough's voyages, somewhat different from the print PART III The records of Nathaniel Peckett, Richard Williams and William Chambers a: The Voyage of the King's Shipp Called the Sweepstakes to Baldavia. Annoque Domini1669. By Nathanyell Peckett, Lieutenant b: Richard Williams's short accompt c: The Journal of William Chambers PART IV A Declaration made by one Charles Henrique Clerck off the Proposalls made by the Royall Compania for trade, to his Majestie Anno 1663. APPENDICES 1. The Legends on the Charts Drawn by John Narbrough 2. Place-Names given by Narbrough still in use today 3. Personnel: Recruitment and Pay 4. Subsequent Publications containing Narbrough's `The Voyage to the South-Sea', 1694. BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908145208 20180828
In 2009, after a public appeal, the British Library purchased a manuscript `Booke', which Captain Narbrough bought in 1666 and into which he subsequently entered his journals of his voyages and correspondence relating to them. The `Booke' contains his own fair copy of the journal of his voyage through the Strait of Magellan and north to Valdivia in the Sweepstakes, 1669-1671. This is published here for the first time, together with an incomplete and somewhat different copy of the journal, held in the Bodleian Library, which was made for him by a clerk after he returned to England, and which was partially published in 1694. Both versions of the journal together with previously unpublished records made by members of his company, as well as reproductions of the charts which Narbrough relied on and those he produced, are printed here. Narbrough's mission was to carry out a passenger who referred to himself as Don Carlos Enriques and who claimed to have expert knowledge of Peru and Chile, and contacts with disaffected colonists and indigenous peoples. Don Carlos's written proposals to King Charles II and his ministers, only recently discovered, are here translated from Spanish, and give a clear sense of the character, if not the real identity, of an adventurer, who gave the authorities in England, Chile and Peru totally different and changing stories about his status and the purpose of the voyage. Narbrough's conduct of the voyage has been criticized by later authors who have focussed on his inability recover four of his ship's company from detention in Valdivia and the lack of tangible results, in the form of trade or contacts with indigenous groups. The more complete story provided here shows that Narbrough carried out his ambiguous orders to the letter. His chart of the Strait of Magellan remained the principal chart of the area for the next century. King Charles II and James, Duke of York, both recognized his abilities. He was rapidly re-employed in naval service, subsequently knighted, and rose to become a Commissioner of the Navy and Commander in Chief in the Mediterranean.
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xxix, 411 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION 1. Grant and his Contribution to the Nile Expedition of 1860-1863 2. Prelude to the Expedition: East African Development to 1860 and the Idea of the Nile Expedition 3. The Nile Problem: Controversy and Credulity 4. Grant's Geographical Work and his Views on the Nile Problem 5. Grant's Reputation and the Place of his Work and Exploration: a Survey of the Literature THE TEXT OF A WALK ACROSS AFRICA WITH EXTRACTS FROM THE JOURNAL Preface [by J. A. Grant] I Plymouth to Zanzibar II Zanzibar and Bagomoyo III Journey to Kazeh IV Sojourn at Kazeh V Journey to Ukuni and Sojourn at Mineenga VI Life in Ukuni VII Ukuni to Karagwe VIII Karagwe IX The Uganda March X Buganda XI From Buganda to Bunyoro and `Captain Speke Proceeds to the Lake Nyanza' XII Bunyoro, the Omukama Kamrasi and Embarking on the Nile XIII From Bunyoro to an Egyptian Encampment at Faloro XIV Life with the Khartoum Traders and News of Speke's Death XV Passage through the Bari Country, Gondokoro and the Meetings with Baker and Petherick XVI From Gondokoro to Khartoum by Boat XVII `A Modern Babylon': Khartoum XVIII From Khartoum to Cairo APPENDIX A: List of Personal Kit Taken with us from England for the Expedition. APPENDIX B: Letter dated 17 November 1864 from Trenham Reeks to Captain Grant EPILOGUE BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908145161 20180514
The Nile Expedition of 1860-1863 was one of the most important exploratory expeditions made in the nineteenth century. The long-debated question of the location of the source of the Nile was answered (despite continuing arguments) and the venture had important historical consequences. Earlier accounts of the expedition have assumed James Augustus Grant to have been no more than the loyal second-in-command to John Hanning Speke, the leader. This new edition of Grant's 1864 book, A Walk across Africa, provides the opportunity to re-examine his role. The original text has been fully annotated with explanatory notes and also supplemented by extracts from the very remarkable detailed day-to-day journal which Grant kept. Even more unusually, this edition includes reproductions of the whole visual record which he made consisting of 147 watercolours and sketches. This was the first ever visual record of large parts of East Africa and the Upper Nile Valley region. These documentary and illustrative materials have been drawn from the extensive collection of Grant's papers now in the care of the National Library of Scotland. The Library has co-operated in the preparation of this volume to make possible its special features. Grant emerges as a much more impressive and important figure than has previously been recognised. He was a trained scientist and his narrative is a well-organised perspective on the expedition and its activities. His own growing understanding of Africa and of Africans becomes apparent and helps to explain his later activities. The editor provides a context to the expedition and its results and this includes a new approach to the understanding of the Nile source problem by exposing the credulity of the way many previous commentators have used Ptolemy's information and also by suggesting that the problem should be approached in the light of geological and geomorphological as well as historical information. The Introduction in addition discusses Grant's work in the light of the development of the academic understanding of the history of Africa and of European involvement in the region.
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xxvi, 681 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
  • Contents: Preface-- Introduction: Banks and Iceland-- Textual introduction-- Introduction to the journals-- The Iceland journal of Sir Joseph Banks I: from 12 July 1772 to 6 September 1772-- The Iceland journal of Sir Joseph Banks II-- The Iceland journal of James Roberts-- Calendar of letters and documents-- The Iceland correspondence and documents of Sir Joseph Banks, 1772-1820-- Appendices-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908145147 20160704
Sir Joseph Banks was one of the great figures of Georgian England, best known for participating as naturalist in Cook's Endeavour voyage (1768-71), as a patron of science and as the longest-serving President of the Royal Society (1778-1820). This volume brings together all Banks's papers concerning Iceland and the North Atlantic, scattered in repositories in Britain, the United States, Australia and Denmark, and most published here for the first time. A detailed introduction places them in historical context.
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xiv, 203 pages : maps ; 26 cm.
  • List of Maps Preface, Acknowledgements and Dedication Abbreviations Weights, Measures and Currency INTRODUCTION 1. Overview 2. Documentation of the voyage and Pedro de Rada's Relacion 3. Rada's manuscript 4. Brazil as a venue for European rivalries 5. The Spanish response to Drake's passage through the Strait of Magellan 6. Personal conflict in the Armada of the Strait: Sarmiento versus Flores 7. Planning and early preparations for the armada 8. Recruiting sailors and soldiers 9. Final preparations 10. The disastrous first departure from Spain 11. Definitive departure of the Armada of the Strait 12. From Cadiz to the Cape Verde Islands 13. Arrival and layover in Brazil, 25 March-26 October 1582 14. The best laid plans go awry: The first attempt to enter the Strait 15. Encounters with the expedition of Edward Fenton 16. The second attempt to reach the Strait, January-February, 1583 17. The relief mission joins the armada 18. The third attempt to reach the Strait, and Sarmiento's complaints 19. Flores focuses on the armada's military mission 20. The Battle of Paraiba and the return to Iberia 21. Aftermath 22. Notes to the translation THE RELACION OF PEDRO DE RADA Table of Contents Why and how His Majesty gathered the armada From 25 September 1581, when it sailed from San Lucar de Barrameda, until 7 October 1581 From 9 December 1581, when it left the Bahia de Cadiz, until 11 January 1582, when it arrived at the island of Santiago de Cabo Verde, and what occurred there From 2 February 1582, when it left Santiago de Cabo Verde, until 25 March, when it arrived at the Rio de Janeiro, and what occurred there From 2 November 1582, when it sailed from the Rio de Janeiro toward the Strait of Magellan, until 17 December, when it turned back toward Santa Catarina From 7 January 1583, when it left Santa Catarina, until 19 January, when it arrived near the Rio de la Plata and Don Alonso de Sotomayor was sent to Buenos Aires From 19 January 1583, when it left the Rio de la Plata, until 17 February, when it arrived at the Strait of Magellan and was forced to turn back, until 31 March, when it arrived at Sao Vicente From 28 April 1583, when it departed from Santos y Sao Vicente, until 9 May, when it arrived at the Rio de Janeiro From 2 June 1583, when it sailed from the Rio de Janeiro, until 13 July, when it arrived at Bahia From 1 March 1584, when it left Bahia, until 19 March, when it arrived at Pernambuco From 16 April 1584, when it departed from Pernambuco, until it arrived at the port of la Paraiba, which was taken from the French and a fort was built there From 1 May 1584, when it departed from the port of la Paraiba, until 26 June, when it arrived at the island of Terceira From 3 July 1584, when it departed from Terceira, until 17 July, when it arrived at the Bahia de Cadiz DOCUMENTS APPENDED TO RADA'S RELACION Instruccion given to the captains, pilots and masters of the armada in San Lucar on 25 September 1581 Instruccion given to the captains, pilots and masters in Santiago de Cabo Verde on 28 January 1582 Instruccion given to the captains in the Rio de Janeiro on 4 October 1582 regarding the first attempt to reach the Strait Instruccion given to the accountant Andres de Eguino on 5 January 1583 in the port of Santa Catarina Acuerdo made on 19 January 1583 at the mouth of the Rio de la Plata about the departure of Don Alonso de Sotomayor Instruccion given on 26 April 1583 to Tomas Garri, alcaide of the fort built in the port of Santos Acuerdo made on 5 December 1582, the armada being at a latitude of 35 degrees What General Diego Flores proposed in the Rio de Janeiro on 13 May 1583 about leaving five navios of the armada to return to the Strait Instruccion given to Diego de la Rivera in the Rio de Janeiro on 31 May 1583 regarding his return to the Strait Requerimiento that the general issued to Manuel Tellez Bareto, governor of Bahia, 28 November 1583 Instruccion given in Salvador, on 27 February 1584 regarding sailing to Pernambuco and la Paraiba Instruccion given to Diogo Baez da Veiga and Captain Pedro Corea de la Cerda, in Bahia on 29 February 1584 Vow and pledge of homage made by Captain Francisco de Castrejon, alcaide of the fort in la Paraiba, with the instruccion, etc. given to him. Report of the money that was carried from Spain, and what was spent and loaned on the coast of Brazil until the armada returned to Spain Report of the powder, lead and match-cord that was given to Juan de Urbina on 29 June 1584 on the island of Terceira Report that Don Francisco de Vera gave on 15 December 1582 about the two English galleons that captured him Copies of the letters that the English general wrote in Santos on 20 January 1583 The rutter taken in Sao Vicente from an Englishman who accompanied Francis Drake APPENDICES 1. Ships and Persons in the Armada of the Strait on 7 December 1581 2: Fate of Ships in the Armada of the Strait from 25 September 1581 to 21 September 1584. BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908145154 20170123
The Armada of the Strait under Don Diego Flores de Valdes in 1581-84 came at a crucial juncture in global politics. Philip II of Spain had assumed the crown of Portugal and its overseas empire, and Francis Drake's daring peacetime raids had challenged the dominance of Spain and Portugal in the Americas. The armada was intended to ensure the loyalty of Portuguese Brazil; bolster its defences against hostile native peoples, and English and French pirates and interlopers; and fortify and settle the Strait of Magellan to prevent further incursions into the Pacific. Pedro de Rada, the official scribe of the armada, kept a detailed, neutral chronicle of the venture which remained in private hands until 1999 but is now held in the Henry E. Huntington Library in San Marino, California. It is published here for the first time. Previous historical assessments of the expedition have largely reflected the writings of Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, governor-designate for the planned colony at the Strait, who blamed all the misfortunes of the enterprise on Diego Flores de Valdes. Rada's Relacion is presented here in conjunction with other documentation and compared with Sarmiento de Gamboa's accusations. The results will force scholars to revise long-standing conclusions regarding the place of Sarmiento and Flores in Spanish history and the accomplishments of a long-forgotten armada sent into the terrifying waters of the South Atlantic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908145154 20170123
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2 volumes : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 26 cm.
  • Contents: Volume I: Preface. Introduction: Background to the voyage-- The Investigator-- The instructions for the voyage-- The circumnavigation of Terra Australis-- The wreck of the Porpoise-- The voyage of the Cumberland-- Detention at the Ile de France-- Flinders as a naval commander-- Encounters with Aborigines-- The Makasar trepangers-- Scientific achievements-- Artistic achievements-- The astronomical data-- Surveying, nautical astronomy and hydrography-- Survey sheets and charts-- A Voyage to Terra Australis and the Atlas. Textual Introduction: The fair journals and the 'memoir'-- Flinders's rough journals-- The Bearing Book-- Other primary voyage sources compiled during the Investigator expedition-- The edited text-- Place names. Journal of a voyage to Terra Australis in his Majesty's ship Investigator by Matthew Flinders commander - Part 1: from England to Sydney Cove and Port Jackson, Australia, January 1801-July1802. Volume II: Journal of a voyage to Terra Australis in his Majesty's ship Investigator by Matthew Flinders commander - Part 2: The voyage around Australia, July 1802-June 1803. The 'Memoir'. Appendices-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908145116 20160618
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 maritime history and European voyaging in the Pacific. Flinders was the first explorer to circumnavigate Australia. He was also largely responsible for giving Australia its name. His voyage was supported by the Admiralty, the Navy Board, the East India Company and the patronage of Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society. Banks ensured that the Investigator expedition included scientific gentlemen to document Australia's flora, fauna, geology and landscape features. The botanist Robert Brown, botanical painter Ferdinand Bauer, landscape artist William Westall and the gardener Peter Good were all members of the voyage. After landfall at Cape Leeuwin, Flinders sailed anti-clockwise round the whole continent, returning to Port Jackson when the ship became unseaworthy. After a series of misfortunes, including a shipwreck and a long detention at the Ile de France (now Mauritius), Flinders returned to England in 1810. He devoted the last four years of his life to preparing A Voyage to Terra Australis, published in two volumes, and an atlas. Flinders died on 19 July 1814 at the age of forty. The fair journals edited here comprise a daily log with full nautical information and 'remarks' on the coastal landscape, the achievements of previous navigators in Australian waters, encounters with Aborigines and Macassan trepangers, naval routines, scientific findings and Flinders's surveying and charting. The journals also include instructions for the voyage and some additional correspondence. The 'Memoir' explains Flinders' methodology in compiling his journals and charts and the purpose and content of his surveys. This edition has a substantial introduction and textual introduction complemented with photographic excerpts from Flinders's survey sheets, maps of the voyage and illustrations of the botanical and artistic work undertaken.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908145116 20160618
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2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
  • v. 1. [1806-1824]
  • v. 2. [1824-1860].
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xxii, 481 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Contents: Preface-- Note on currency-- Note on Romanisation of Japanese and Chinese names-- Introduction: Background to De Missione-- Objectives of the Embassy and the individuals chosen-- Publication of De Missione-- Authorship of De Missione-- Sources of De Missione-- Contextualizing De Missione-- Evaluating De Missione and the Tensho embassy-- The boys after their return to Japan-- Conclusion. Text: A Dialogue Concerning the Mission of the Japanese Ambassadors to the Roman Curia: Colloquium I-XXXIV-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908145031 20160615
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 on 11 August 1584. They then travelled through Portugal, Spain and Italy as far as Rome, the highpoint of their journey, before returning to Lisbon to begin the long voyage home on 13 April 1586. They reached Nagasaki on 21 July 1590, amidst great rejoicing, more than eight years after their departure. During their travels in Europe they had audiences and less formal meetings with Philip II, king of Spain and Portugal, and with popes Gregory XIII and Sixtus V, and were received by many of the most important political, ecclesiastical and social figures in the places they visited. Until the arrival of the embassy in Europe, the Euro-Japanese encounter had been almost exclusively one way: Europeans going to Japan. The embassy was an integral part of Valignano's strategy for advancing the Jesuit mission in Japan. The boys chosen were intended to personify Jesuit success in Japan, raise awareness of Japan in Europe amongst the clerical and secular elites, and demonstrate conclusively that what the Jesuits had been writing about Japan since their arrival there in 1549 was not a fabrication. The embassy was further intended to impress upon the boys the glory, unity, stability and splendour of Christian Europe, so that they might report favourably about their experiences on their return, and counter what Valignano believed were the negative impressions of Europe left by Portuguese merchants and seamen in Japan.As part of this plan, a book consisting of thirty-four colloquia detailing the boys' travels was compiled and translated into Latin under Valignano's supervision. It was published in Macao in 1590 with the title De Missione Legatorvm Iaponensium ad Romanum curiam. Valignano anticipated that it would become a standard text in Jesuit seminaries in Japan The present edition is the first complete version of this rich, complex and impressive work to appear in English, and is accompanied with maps and illustrations of the mission, and an introduction discussing its context and the subsequent reception of the book.
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2 v. (xx, 501; 429 p.) : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
  • Pedro Paez's History of Ethiopia, 1622, continued:-- Book III-- Book IV-- Historical glossary-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908145017 20160607
  • Preface-- Introduction-- The History of Ethiopia: Dedicatory letter-- Prologue to the reader-- Book I-- Book II-- Maps-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908145000 20160607
  • Volume I: Preface-- Introduction-- The History of Ethiopia: Dedicatory letter-- Prologue to the reader-- Book I-- Book II.-- Volume II: Pedro Paez's History of Ethiopia, 1622, continued:-- Book III-- Book IV-- Historical glossary-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908145024 20160607
This book, in two volumes, contains an annotated English translation of the "Historia da Etiopia" by the Spanish Jesuit missionary priest Pedro Paez (or Pero Pais in Portuguese), 1564-1622, who worked in the Portuguese missions, first in India and then in Ethiopia, long thought to be the kingdom of the legendary Prester John. His history of Ethiopia was written in Portuguese in the last ten years of his life and survives in only two manuscripts. The translation, by Christopher Tribe, is based on the new critical edition of the Portuguese text by Isabel Boavida, Herve Pennec and Manuel Joao Ramos, which was published in Lisbon in 2008. They are also the editors of this English version. "The History of Ethiopia" is an essential source for several areas of study - from the history of the Catholic missions in that country and the relations between the European religious orders, to the history of art and religions; from the history of geographical exploration to the ideological contextualization of the Ethiopian kingdom; from material culture to Abyssinian political and territorial administration; and, from an analysis of local circumstances to changes in human ecology in the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean. It is a repository of empirical knowledge on the political geography, religion, customs, flora and fauna of Ethiopia. It combines travel narrative with a historico-ethnographic monograph, and is a chronicle of the activities of Jesuit missionaries in their Ethiopian mission. It also reworks a wide variety of documents, including the first translations into a European language of a number of Ethiopian literary texts, from royal chronicles to hagiographies. It complements other early accounts of Ethiopia by Ludovico de Varthema, Francisco Alvarez, Castanhoso, Bermudez, Arnold von Harff, Manoel de Almeida, Bahrey, Alessandro Zorzi, Jeronimo Lobo and Vaclav Prutky, all published by the Hakluyt Society.
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vii, 104 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
  • The environment of Maspeth, past and present
  • The Maspeth site : a contemporary view
  • The Maspeth Indians
  • Seventeenth-century history of the Maspeth area
  • The De Witt Clinton House and the Queens Head Tavern
  • Archaeological sites elsewhere in Maspeth
  • The seventeenth-century fireplace
  • Historical artifacts from Maspeth Creek and Laurel Hill areas
  • The Garvis pipe factory
  • Prehistoric artifacts from the Maspeth site (QN14)
  • Overall conclusions
  • Disposition of the Maspeth artifacts.
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11. Heiji monogatari [2010]

439 p. ; 22 cm.
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2 v. ; 22 cm.
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lxx, [12], 315 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
  • Illustrations and Maps
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • Glossary
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Textual introduction to the journal
  • Establishing the text
  • Journal of the voyage. Book one : passage to the North-West Pacific and the first expedition to the North
  • Book II : second expedition to the North and return to England
  • Appendixes
  • Works cited or consulted.
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x, 404 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
  • The 1775 journal of Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra / translated ... and edited by Herbert K. Beals
  • Journal of HMS Beagle in the Straits of Magellan / by Pringle Stokes ; edited by R.J. Campbell
  • Journal kept by midshipman Joseph Henry Kay during the voyage of HMS Chanticleer, 1828-1831 / edited by Ann Savours and Anita McConnell
  • "A dangerous and toilsome journey": Jacob Wainwright's diary of the transportation of Dr. Livingstone's body to the coast, 4 May, 1873-18 February, 1874 / translated ... and edited by Roy Bridges.
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15. Getsuan suiseiki [2007 - ]

v. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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v. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
  • Preface-- Introduction-- The first expedition into the interior: 1835-1836-- The expeditions up the rivers Corentyne and Berbice: 1836-1837-- The journeys to the sources of the Essequibo and to Esmeralda on the Orinoco: 1837-1839-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780904180862 20160527
  • Preface-- Venezuela and the northwest boundary: 1841-- Brazil and the western frontier: 1842-1843-- Dutch Guiana and the eastern frontier: 1843-- Epilogue-- Appendices-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780904180886 20160527
This is the first of a pair of volumes publishing the unedited full reports of Schomburgk's travels in Guiana between 1835 and 1844, previously available only in greatly abridged and heavily edited versions. Robert Schomburgk left his native Germany for North America in 1828, aged twenty-four. A year later he was in the Caribbean, where, after various business failures, he devoted himself to the investigation of natural history, especially botany. Although he had no previous contact with the Royal Geographical Society in London, the work he submitted to it was of such a quality that he was able to persuade the Society to sponsor explorations in the north-east of South America, an area for which no accurate maps and little reliable information existed. From Schomburgk's arrival in British Guiana in 1835 up to 1839, he explored much of the interior of the colony and completed the arduous overland journey to the Orinoco to connect his survey with that of Alexander von Humboldt. During these expeditions he witnessed maltreatment of Amerindians at the hand of Brazilians, and having ascertained that the boundary between Brazil and British Guiana was undefined he proposed it should be fixed so that those within the British colony would be protected from further harassment. The British Government decided to go ahead with this exercise, and Schomburgk was appointed boundary commissioner with the task of surveying the boundaries of the colony. He did this between 1841 and 1843, returning to London in 1844 to be rewarded with a knighthood for his services.
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This is the second of a pair of volumes publishing the unedited full reports of Schomburgk's travels in Guiana between 1835 and 1844, previously available only in greatly abridged and heavily edited versions. After his explorations in Guiana between 1835 and 1839 on behalf of the Royal Geographical Society, which are the subject of Volume I of "The Guiana Travels of Robert Schomburgk" 1835-1844, Robert Schomburgk travelled to London. He was appointed Her Majesty's Commissioner for Boundaries with the duty to survey the boundaries of British Guiana, hitherto undefined. His surveys between 1841 and 1843 consisted of three journeys. The first took him to the mouth of the Orinoco River, from where he traced the boundary south-westward to the Cuyuni River, before returning to Georgetown. The second journey involved the survey of the boundary with Brazil: first, south to the sources of the Takutu River; and then north to Mount Roraima. In the third, he covered the boundary with Dutch Guiana (modern Surinam), which involved an arduous trip down the length of the Corentyne River. Schomburgk returned to London in 1844 and was knighted for his services. Volume II of "The Guiana Travels" contains his reports of these journeys. In abbreviated form they appeared in the "Journal of the Royal Geographical Society". Here they are published in full, including the material censored by the Colonial Office, which mainly details abuses of the native population committed by Venezuelans and Brazilians. In an 'Epilogue' an account is provided of his later career. The volume also includes two appendices: a summary of the boundary disputes which arose as a result of Schomburgk's survey and a vocabulary of vernacular plant names.
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v. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
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xcvii, 360 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
  • Preface-- Introduction: The physical description of the manuscript-- The relationship of the manuscript to the text-- Cecil's response to Ralegh's proposals-- 'Of the Voyage for Guiana'-- The Queen's response to Ralegh's proposals-- Revising for print-- The empire of Guiana-- The background to the Spanish searches for El Dorado-- Gold mines-- Native alliances-- Amazons and Ewaipanoma-- The printing of The Discoverie-- From Discoverie of the Large Rich and Bewtifvl Empyre to 'the blessing of an untraded place'. The Manuscript and the Printed Text: Manuscript of The Discoverie-- Captain Popham's documents-- Printed text of The Discoverie. Appendixes: Ralegh's first reconnaissance of the Orinoco 1587?-- 'Of the Voyage for Guiana'-- Intelligences from Spain relating to Guiana-- Letters from Ralegh and his associates-- Correspondence 1607-18, describing the gold mine allegedly discovered by Ralegh in 1595-- Dutch and English explorations of the Guiana coast 1598-1601, in response to the publication of Ralegh's Discoverie. Bibliography-- Index.
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Sir Walter Ralegh's account of his 1595 expedition to the Orinoco in search of the fabled empire of El Dorado was an immediate publishing success and is one of the most important pieces of Elizabethan travel literature. This edition presents, on facing pages, the annotated texts of a previously unpublished copy of Ralegh's fair manuscript draft of "The Discoverie of the Large, Rich, and Bewtifvl Empyre of Gviana" and the subsequent printed versions, and demonstrates very clearly how Sir Robert Cecil and Ralegh's few other serious backers induced the reluctant author to alter his manuscript for publication. Lively tales of Amazon women, drinking bouts and swash-buckling adventures, which would have fascinated armchair travellers, were firmly deleted. The focus of his appeal to investors was shifted from an ephemeral golden empire to actual gold mines to which, as his manuscript shows, he had originally paid little attention and for which he had very little evidence. In effect, Ralegh was forced to develop a strategy to mediate between what he believed to exist and what he actually found, between his dreams of what he might accomplish and the real obstacles which faced him in the field, between his creative, imaginative response to his recent journey and the need to present it in such a way as to encourage others to undertake another such journey with him. The materials collected in the appendixes indicate that while men like John Ley were immediately inspired to explore Guiana, bringing back fabulous tales of monstrous peoples, Ralegh lost interest until he saw a chance to free himself from imprisonment in the Tower by inventing stories of Orinoco gold mines which he had never mentioned in either the draft or the published version of "The Discoverie".
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xvii, 331 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction: Robert Montagu, William Hammond, and Banaster Maynard. Section One: English Travellers And The Origins of the Grand Tour: The mid-Tudor origins of the Grand Tour-- Elizabethan educational travellers on the continent-- The expansion of western European travel from 1603 until 1625-- From education to exile: continental travel from 1625 until 1660-- English Civil War travellers as diarists and collectors-- The engravings of Israel Silvestre and Israel Henriet. Section Two: The Travels Of Robert Montagu, Lord Mandeville (May 1649 - April 1654): The family and early life of Robert Montagu-- The Montagus, Earls of Manchester-- Robert Montagu's continental travels-- The later life of Robert Montagu, 3rd Earl of Manchester-- The other Montagus-- The manuscript of Robert Montagu's travels-- Edited text. Section Three: The Travels Of William Hammond (December 1655 - May 1658): The family and early life of William Hammond-- The Hammonds and the Stanleys-- William Hammond's continental travels-- William Hammond's later life and the other Hammonds-- The manuscripts of William Hammond's letters-- Edited text. Section Four: The Travels Of The Honourable Banaster Maynard (Spring 1660 - April 1663): The family and early life of Banaster Maynard-- Banaster Maynard's continental travels-- The later life of Banaster Maynard, 3rd Lord Maynard-- The other Maynards-- The manuscript of Banaster Maynard's travels-- Edited text. Bibliography-- Index.
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Focusing upon three previously unpublished accounts of youthful English travellers in Western Europe (in contrast to the renowned but maturely retrospective memoirs of other seventeenth-century figures such as John Evelyn), this study reassesses the early origins of the cultural phenomenon known as the 'Grand Tour'. Usually denoted primarily as a post-Restoration and eighteenth-century activity, the basis of the long term English fascination with the 'Grand Tour' was firmly rooted in the mid-Tudor and early-Stuart periods. Such travels were usually prompted by one of three reasons: the practical needs of diplomacy, the aesthetic allure of cultural tourism, and the expediencies of political or religious exile. The outbreak of the English Civil War during the late-1640s acted as a powerful stimulus to this kind of travel for male members of both royalist and parliamentarian families, as a means of distancing them from the social upheavals back home as well as broadening their intellectual horizons. The extensive editorial introductions to this publication of the experiences of three young Englishmen also consider how their travel records have survived in a variety of literary forms, including personal diaries (Montagu), family letters (Hammond) and formal prose records (Maynard's travels were written up by his servant, Robert Moody), and how these texts should now be interpreted not in isolation but alongside the diverse collections of prints, engravings, curiosities, coins and antiquities assembled by such travellers.
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