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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 9

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration

  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108079723

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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 9 deals with travels throughout the Ottoman empire, including Egypt, and overland journeys to India, together with translations of Arabic books of geography.

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    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108079723
    • length: 604 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part IX (cont.):
    6. A relation of a voyage to the Easterne India
    7. The travels of Lewis Barthema into Egypt, Syria, Arabia, Persia, and India
    8. Collections of Asia, especially of Arabia
    9. Collections of divers Mahumetan authors in their Arabicke bookes
    10. Don Duart de Meneses the vice-roy
    11. A letter from Don Garcia Silva Figueroa, touching matters of Persia
    12. The voyage of Friar Joao dos Sanctos
    13. Larger observations of Master Richard Jobson, touching the river Gambra
    14. The admirable escape and glorious victory of Nicholas Roberts
    15. The Grand Signiors seraglio
    16. The personall voyages performed by John Sanderson
    17. A report of the voyage of Master Henrie Timberley from Cairo in Egypt
    18. Two letters of Master John Nuberie
    19. The voyage of Francois Pyrard de Laval.

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    Samuel Purchas

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