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Description - Narratives of Voyages Towards the North-West, in Search of a Passage to Cathay and India, 1496 to 1631 by Thomas Rundall

The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. Volume 5, published in 1849 and edited by Thomas Rundall, contains a collection of accounts relating to the search for the 'North-West Passage' - the hoped-for route to the Far East and India through the scattered islands and freezing seas to the north of Canada. Narratives of attempts by famous explorers such as Cabot, Frobisher, Hudson and Baffin as well as lesser known figures are accompanied by an editorial introduction and conclusion, and by explanatory notes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781108008020
ISBN-10: 110800802X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 306
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge Library Collection
Publish Date: 8-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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