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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 7

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration

  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108079709

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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 7 describes expeditions to Ethiopia, and various pilgrimages to the Holy Land.

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    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108079709
    • length: 618 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.9kg
    • contains: 9 maps
    • availability: Available
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    Part VII (cont.):
    5. The voyage of Sir Francis Alvarez into Ethiopia (cont.)
    6. A rutter of Don John of Castro, of the voyage which the Portugals made from India to Zoez
    7. A briefe relation of the embassage from the emperour of Ethiopia
    8. Late changes of state and religion in Ethiopia
    Part VIII:
    1. The historie of the first expedition to Jerusalem
    2. The acts of the pilgrimes in their expedition to Jerusalem
    3. A supplement of the Holy Land storie
    4. The continuation of the Jerusalem expedition
    5. Pilgrimage to Jerusalem, written in very old English rime.

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    Samuel Purchas

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