The Cambridge Travel Books series was created during the early part of the twentieth century, the aim being to illustrate the history of geographical discovery by gathering together eyewitness accounts from selected journeys of importance. All of the volumes in the series are carefully edited, each containing a concise, yet informative, introduction, a timeline, and numerous illustrations. This book focuses on the earliest journeys around the world; firsthand accounts are provided regarding voyages by Ferdinand Magellan, Francis Drake, Thomas Cavendish, and Jacob Le Maire with William Schouten. This is a fascinating collection that will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of geography and global exploration.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Some important dates in the history of discovery; 2. Magellan: the first voyage round the world (1519-22); 3. Drake's famous voyage (1577-88); 4. Cavendish: first voyage (1586-8); 5. A letter of Master Thomas Cavendish; 6. La Maire and Schouten: the discovery of a new passage into the Pacific, by Cape Horn (1616); Notes.