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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 6

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration

  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108079693

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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 6 describes the relations between European and North African fleets in the Mediterranean, and goes on to consider the first European voyages down the west coast of Africa.

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    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108079693
    • length: 588 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part VI (cont.):
    2. Collections of things most remarkable in the historie of Barbarie
    3. The African possessions of the king of Spaine, and the Turke
    4. The description of the citie of Alger
    5. Against the pirats of Algiers
    6. The relation of a ship taken by the Turkish pirats of Argier
    7. The wonderful recovery of the Exchange of Bristow
    8. Relations of Africa
    Part VII:
    1. A true relation of Master Richard Jobsons voyage
    2. The golden kingdom of Guinea
    3. The strange adventures of Andrew Battell
    4. A report of the kingdome of Congo
    5. The voyage of Sir Francis Alvarez into Ethiopia.

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    Samuel Purchas

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