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Seven from Hakluyt Series III  

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Seven volumes from Hakluyt Society Series III

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Hakluyt Society



7 Volumes of 33 in Series III, comprising:

  • Searching for Franklin / the Land Arctic Searching Expedition 1855 / James Anderson's and James Stewart's Expedition via the Black River. Edited by William Barr. 1999. pp. xv + 292. 13 half tone plates. Transcripts of letters and journals from various archives relating to the Arctic expedition of James Stewart and James Anderson. With explanatory text and a critical evaluation.
  • The Discovery of River Gambra (1623) by Richard Jobson. Edited, with additional material, by David P. Gamble and P. E. H. Hair. 1999. pp. xvi + 341. 2 colour plates, 13 half tone plates and illustrations, 8 line drawings, 3 maps. Edition of Jobson’s account of his voyage up the River Gambia, the earliest to survive in English, and first published in 1623; his journal, first published by Purchas in 1625; and a petition. Including translations of earlier Portuguese accounts of the river.
  • The Discovery of the South Shetland Islands / The Voyage of the Brig Williams, 1819-1820 and The Journal of Midshipman C.W. Poynter. Edited by R. J. Campbell. 2000. pp. xv + 248. 16 colour plates, 6 monochrome plates, 9 maps. Transcripts of Midshipman Poynter’s firsthand account of the voyage, and other transcripts of contemporary documents relating to various voyages to the South Shetland Islands. With an introduction and historical evaluation.
  • Pieter van den Broecke's Journal of Voyages to Cape Verde, Guinea and Angola (1605-1612). Edited by James D. La Fleur. 2000. pp. xv + 139. 1 colour plate, 1 illustration, 7 maps. An English translation from an original manuscript that was first published in an abridged and altered form in 1634. The translation is of that section of the manuscript describing four trading voyages to Africa and is extensively annotated. With an explanatory introduction.
  •  The Third Voyage of Martin Frobisher to Baffin Island, 1578. Edited by James McDermott. 2001. pp. x + 268. 5 half tone plates, 1 map. Transcripts of various contemporary accounts of this voyage. Some are transcripts of manuscripts published for the first time, including journals and ships’ logs, and others are new editions of contemporary printed accounts. With an introduction.
  • The Guiana Travels of Robert Schomburgk / 1835–1844 / Volume I / Explorations on behalf of the Royal Geographical Society, 1835–1839. Edited by Peter Rivière. 2006, pp. xiii + 406, 13 plates, 3 maps. Volume one, the full reports of Schomburgk's exploration of the interior of Guiana for the Royal Geographical Society, 1835-39, including his overland journey to the Orinoco to connect with the survey of Alexander von Humboldt. Introductory essay and biography of Schomburgk.
  • The Guiana Travels of Robert Schomburgk / ... / Volume II / The Boundary Survey, 1840–1844. 2006, pp. xii + 266, 12 plates, 3 maps. Volume two, the full reports of Schomburgk's survey to fix, on behalf of the British Government, the boundaries of the British colony of Guiana, 1841-43. Bibliography and glossary of vernacular plant names.



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