A collection of voyages and travels : some now first printed from original manuscripts, others now first published in English . / With a general preface, giving an account of the progress of navigation, from its first beginning.
Contributor(s): Churchill, JohnPublisher: London : J. Walthoe [etc.], 1732.Description: 6 v : front. (v. 2) illus., plates (part fold.) maps (part fold.) ; 36 cm.
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Compiled by Awnsham and John Churchill. Vol. 2 and 3 have added t. - p., engr. 1st edition London, 1704. - Contents: vol. 1 (00000553); vol. 2 (00000554); vol. 3 (00000555); vol. 4 (00000556); vol. 5 (00000557); vol. 6 (00000558). - Brief list of contents: Vol. 1: Introductory discourse, containing a whole history of navigation from its original to this time; An account of the empire of China, historical, political, moral and religious , written in Spanish by the R.F.F. Dominic Fernandez Navarette; The travels of Martin Baumgarten, a nobleman of Germany through Egypt, Arabia, Palestine and Syria, with the author's life done out of Latin; A voyage to the kingdom of Chili in America by Henry Brewer and Elias Herckeman in 1642 and 1643, translated from the High Dutch; An account of the island of Formosa in the East Indies by Geo. Candidius, from the High Dutch; Curious remarks on the Empire of Japan, from the High Dutch; An account of a most dangerous voyage perform'd by the famous Captain John Monck in the years 1619 and 1620 in order to discover a passage ... betwixt Greenland and America to the West West Indies with a description of old and new Greenland, translated from the High Dutch; A description of Ukraine, with the customs, manner of living, and of managing the wars of those people written in French by the Sieur de Beauplan; A curious and exact account of a voyage to Congo in the years 1666 and 1667 by Michael Angelo of Gattina and Denis de Carli of Piacenza, translated from the Italian; A voyage to Congo and several other countries chiefly in Africk by Father Jerom Merolla da Sorrento in 1682; The journal of Sir Thomas Roe, embassador from ... James I of England to Ichan Guire, the mighty Emperor of India. VOL. 2: Remarkable voyages and travels into Brasil and the best parts of the East Indies by John Nieuhoff, translated out of Dutch; The true travels and adventures of Captain John Smith into Europe, Asia, Africa and America from the year 1592 to 1629; Two journals: The first kept by seven sailors in the isle of S. Maurice in Greenland, in the years 1633 and 1634 who pass'd the winter, and all died in the said island. The second, kept by seven other sailors, who in the years 1633 and 1634, winter'd at Spitzbergen, done out of Low Dutch; An account of Iceland, sent to M. de la Mothe de Vayer, by la Peyrere, done out of French; An account of Greenland, sent to M. de la Mothe de Vayer, by la Peyrere, done out of French; The strange and dangerous voyage of Captain Thomas James, in his intended discovery of the northwest passage into the South-Sea in the years 1631 and 1632, with many curious observations; An account of 2 voyages: the 1st of Feodor Iskowitz Backhoff, the Muscovite envoy to China; the 2nd of Zachary Wagener, through a great part of the world into China, translated from the High Dutch; The life of Christopher Columbus and the history of his discovery of the West Indies, written by his own son, D. Christopher Columbus, translated from the Italian; Pyramidographia, or, a description of the Pyramids in Egypt by John Greaves; A discourse of the Roman foot and denarius ... by John Greaves; An account of Cochin-China in two parts ... by Christopher Borri, translated from the Italian. VOL. 3: An historical relation of the kingdom of Chile by Alonso de Ovalle ... translated from the Spanish; The naval tracts of Sir William Monson, treating of all the actions of the English by sea, under queen Elizabeth and James I, the office of the high admiral and his inferior officers, discoveries and enterprises of the Spaniards and Portuguese, projects and stratagems and of fish and fishery, from the original manuscripts; A true and exact description of the most celebrated East-India coast of Malabar and Coromandel, and of the Island of Ceylon, with all the adjacent countries by Philip Baldaeus, translated from the High Dutch. VOL. 4: A voyage around the world by John Francis Gemelli Careri, containing the most remarkable things in Turkey, Persia, India, China, the Philippine islands and New Spain, translated from the Italian; Travels through Europe by John Gemelli Careri; An account of the shipwreck of a Dutch vessel on the coast of the Isle of Quelpaert, together with the description of the kingdom of Corea (Korea), translated from the French; An account of a voyage from Spain to Paraquaria performed by the R.R.F.F. Anthony Sepp and Anthony Behme, translated from the High Dutch; A fragment concerning the discovery of the Islands of Salomon, translated from the Spanish; A history of the provinces of Paraguay, Tucuman, Rio de la Plata, Parana, Guaira and Urvaica, and something of the kingdom of Chili, in South America by Father Nicholas del Techo; Preservation of 8 men in Greenland, nine months and twelve days by Edward Pelham (Pellham); Journey to the mines in Hungary by Jean Baptiste Merin, translated out of Latin; An account of the Cape of Good Hope and the Hottentots, the natives of that country by William Ten Rhyne; A draught of the straights of Gibraltar ... by Captain Richard Bolland. VOL. 5: A description of the coasts of north and south-Guinea and of Ethiopia Inferior, vulgarly Angola: being a new and accurate account of the western maritime countries of Africa in 6 books ... and a new relation of the province of Guiana, and of the great rivers of Amazon and Oronoque in South-America / by John Barbot; General observations and an account of the first discovery of America by Christopher Columbus / from the history of the West Indies written in Spanish by Antony de Herrera; A relation of a journey to Constantinople ... by Nicholas Rolamb; VOL. 6: A description of the kingdom of Tonqueen by S. Baron; Travels through Europe / by John Gemelli Careri; A voyage to Virginia by Colonel Norwood; A journal of a voyage made in the Hannibal of London from England to Cape Monseradoe in Africa; and thence along the coast of Guinea to Whidaw, the island of St. Thomas and so forward to Barbadoes by Thomas Phillips; A voyage into the northwest passage, undertaken anno 1612 written by John Gatonbe; A relation of 3 years sufferings of Robert Everard upon the coast of Assada near Madagascar in a voyage to India; The Mosqueto Indian and his Golden River, being a familiar description of the Mosqueto kingdom in America ... written in or about the year 1699 by M.W.; A discovery of two foreign sects in the East Indies, viz. the sect of the Banians, the ancient natives of India, and the sect of the Persees, the ancient inhabitants of Persia ... bu Henry Lord; An account of the wonderful preservation of the ship Terra Nova of London, Peter Daniel commander, homeward bound from Virginia written by Charles May; An account of the king of Mocha and of his country; Some reasons for the unhealthfulness of the island of Bombay; An account of a journey made thro' part of the Low-Countries, Germany, Italy and France by Philip Skippon.