Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Hakluytus Posthumus or, Purchas His Pilgrimes
By

Rating
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 11 focuses on journeys into central Asia by Marco Polo and the less well-known Franciscan missionary William of Rubruck, and also contains an Arabic life of Tamerlane.
Product Details

Table of Contents

Epistle dedicatory; Part I: 1. The journal of Friar William de Rubruquis; 2. Tartarian and northerne regions by Roger Bacon; 3. Relations touching the Tartars; 4. The first book of Marco Polo; 5. The history of Anthonie the Armenian; 6. Travels and memorials of Sir John Mandevile; 7. The voyage of Nicolo di Conti to the Indies; 8. Extracts of Alhacen his Arabike history of Tamerlan; 9. Reports of Chaggi Memet in the countrey of the Great Can; 10. A treatise of China by Gaspar da Cruz; 11. The realtion of Galeotto Perara, prisoner in China; Part II: 1. The beginning of English discoveries towards the north, and north-east.

Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Hakluytus Posthumus or, Purchas His Pilgrimes: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells by Englishmen and Others: Volume 11 (Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Back to top