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Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca, or, A compleat collection of voyages and travels : consisting of above four hundred of the most authentick writers; beginning with Hackluit, Purchass, &c. in English, Ramusio in Italian, Thevenot, &c. in French; De Bry, and Grynaei Novus Orbis in Latin, the Dutch East-India Company in Dutch : and continued, with others of note, that have publish'd histories, voyages, travels, or discoveries, in the English, Latin, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German or Dutch tongues : relating to any part of Asia, Africa, America, Europe, or the islands thereof, to this present time : with the heads of several of our most considerable sea-commanders; and a great number of excellent maps of all parts of the world, and cuts of most curious things in all the voyages : also, an appendix, of the remarkable accidents at sea, and several of our considerable engagements : the charters, acts of Parliament, &c. about the East-India trade; and papers relating to the union of the two companies : throughout the whole all original papers are printed at large; as the Pope's bull, to dispose of the West-Indies to the King of Spain; letters patents for establishing companies of merchants; as the Russia, East-India companies, &c., letters from one great prince or state to another; shewing their titles : to which is prefixed, a history of the peopling of the several parts of the world, and particularly of America; an account of the ancient shipping, and its successive improvements; together with the invention and use of the magnet, and its variation, &c. / by John Harris ... ; in two volumes

Catalog Data

Harris, John 1667?-1719  Search this
Moll, Herman -1732  Search this
Physical description:
2 v., [32] leaves of plates (10 folded) : ill., port., maps ; 40 cm. (fol.)
Early works to 1800
First edition.
Title within double-line border.
Text in double columns, side-notes.
Irregularities in paging.
Includes maps by Hermann Moll.
For contents see Catalogue of R. Geographical Society, p. 557-562.
Includes indexes.
Voyages and travels  Search this
Navigation  Search this
Voyages around the world  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Call number:
G160 .H314
G160 .H314 1705
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries