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Hakluytus Posthumus or, Purchas his Pilgrimes
Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells by Englishmen and Others

Volume 5

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration

  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108079686

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  • Richard Hakluyt's 12-volume Principal Navigations Voyages Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, originally published at the end of the sixteenth century, and reissued by the Cambridge Library Collection in the edition of 1903–5, was followed in 1625 by Hakluytus Posthumus or, Purchas his Pilgrimes, now reissued in a 20-volume edition published in 1905–7. When first published in four folio volumes, the work was the largest ever printed in England. An Anglican priest, Samuel Purchas (1577–1626) was a friend of Hakluyt, and based his great work in part on papers not published by Hakluyt before his death. As well as being a wide-ranging survey of world exploration, it is notable as an anti-Catholic polemic, and a justification of British settlement in North America. Volume 5 includes accounts and journals describing voyages to the East Indies, and the rivalry between the British and the Dutch in the region.

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    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108079686
    • length: 570 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 8 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part V (cont.):
    7. The second voyage of Captaine Pring
    8. William Hores discourse of his voyage
    9. The journall of Master Nathaniel Courthop
    10. The continuation of the former journall
    11. A letter written to the East India Companie in England
    12. The Hollanders declaration of the affaires of the East Indies
    13. A pithy description of the chiefe Ilands of Banda and Moluccas
    14. Three severall surrenders of certaine of the Banda Ilands
    15. The Dutch navigations to the East Indies
    16. Extracts of a journall of a voyage to Surat and to Jasques in the Persian Gulfe
    17. A discourse of trade from England unto the East Indies
    Part VI:
    1. Observations of Africa.

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    Samuel Purchas

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