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KERR’:S VOYAGES SERIES 1

Kerr Robert

Oprawa:
TWARDA

Wydawca:
Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)

ISBN:
9781848856134

2 756,25 PLN
Wysyłamy w 21 dni

Opis produktu

Robert Kerr (17551813) grandson of the 1st Marquis of Lothian was an independent scholar and a Fellow of the Royal Society. As well as his outstanding achievement in assembling his General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels his literary works include translations of Lavoisier Berthollet and Linnaeus as well as a translation of Baron Georges Cuviers Essay on the Theory of the Earth.A truly comprehensive account of sea and land voyages covering a thousand years of exploration from the ninth century to the epic voyages of Captain Cook. Kerr includes accounts of travels not easily available elsewhere and translations into English for the first time. This first set brings together travels undertaken by ambassadors missionaries adventurers as well as naval and military commanders to Europe Asia and the Middle East and includes the journey of Ambassador Contarini to Persia the voyage of Verthema to Egypt English pilgramages to the Holy Land Carpinis expedition to the great Khan of the Moghuls and the mission of the Persian Ambassador to China. With an introduction by a leading scholar this handsome 5 volume set presents Kerrs outstanding achievement in a unique and informative way.A truly comprehensive account of sea and land voyages covering a thousand years of exploration from the ninth century to the epic voyages of Captain Cook. With an introduction by a leading scholar this handsome 5 volume set presents Kerrs outstanding achievement in a unique and informative way.CONTENTSSelected Contents Discoveries in the time of Alfred King of England in the ninth century: Travels of two Mahometans into India and China in the ninth century: Travels of an Englishman into Tartary and thence into Poland Hungary and Germany in 1243Travels of Marco Polo through TartaryTravels of Sir John Mandeville into the EastTravels of the Ambassadors of Mirza Shah Rokh King of Persia from Herat to Khanbalek in Kathay in 1419Travels of Josphat Barbaro Ambassador from Venice to TannaAccount of various early pilgrimages from England to the Holy LandAccount of the discovery and conquest of the Canary IslandsThe Journey of Ambrose Contarini Ambassador from the republic of Venice to UzunHassan King of PersiaVoyages of discovery by the Portuguese along the western coast of Africa under the direction of Don HenryHistory of the discovery and conquest of India by the PortugueseVoyages and Travels in Egypt Syria Arabia Persia and India by Ludovico Verthema in 150sEarly English Voyages to Guinea and others parts of the coast of AfricaEmbassy of Mr Edmund Hogan to MoroccoVoyage of Sir Francis Drake in 1585 to the West IndiesBrief account of the expedition of the Spanish ArmadaValiant sea fight by ten merchant ships from London against twelve Spanish galleys in the Straits of GibraltarThe taking of two Spanish ships laden with quicksilver and the Popes bulls by Captain Thomas WhiteSea fight near the Azores written by Sir Walter RaleighEarly voyages of the English to India after t

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