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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels

A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels
Robert Kerr

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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels provides a truly comprehensive account of sea and land voyages, from the time of Alfred the Great in the ninth century to the great voyages of Captain Cook at the end of the eighteenth century. The discovery of Iceland by the Norwegians, the early discovery of America by the Icelandic peoples in the year 1001, the journey of Contarini into Persia, the voyages and travels into Egypt, Syria, Arabia, Persia and India by Ludovico Verthema, the voyages of the East India Company, the discovery of Florida, the voyages to Newfoundland and Canada by Jacques Cartier, and an historical account of the early circumnavigations of the globe are among the many accounts included. The eighteen volumes cover Europe, Africa, Asia, America, Polynesia and Australia and include a particularly fine account of Captain Cook's voyages. Kerr includes accounts of travel and exploration not easily obtained elsewhere as well as rendering into English for the first time others previously unavailable in the English tongue.

The final volume includes an important bibliography of nearly a thousand titles together with Stevenson's important Historical Sketch of the Progress of Discovery, Navigation and Commerce. This famous yet very scarce collection is now made available in this fine edition.

Author Info

Robert Kerr (1755-1813), grandson of the 1st Marquis of Lothian, was an independent scholar and a Fellow of the Royal Society. His literary efforts included translations of the works of Lavoisier, Berthollet and Linnaeus as well as a translation of Cuvier's Essay on the Theory of the Earth.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781845110031
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2018
Number of Pages: 10500
Height: 234
Width: 156

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