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The History of Maritime and Inland Discovery

Volume 2

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration

  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108013413

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  • William Desborough Cooley (1795–1883) was a geographer and historian, the author of a collection of influential texts on the development of geographical study, and a key founding member of the Hakluyt Society. First published as a complete set in 1831 as part of Dionysius Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopaedia, this is the history in three volumes of the development of the geographical sciences through travel and exploration. Each volume is divided chronologically by historical era, tracing the pursuit of geographical discovery by both land and sea from the Roman Empire to the Himalayan expeditions of the early nineteenth century. Featuring a comprehensive index, this expertly compiled reference text will aid any study of the history of travel and exploration. This second volume includes an account of the expeditions of Columbus, along with information on the settlement of North America and the first circumnavigation of the Earth in 1522.

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    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108013413
    • length: 380 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 21 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Book IV. Modern Voyages of Discovery, from Columbus to Captain Cook:
    1. Columbus
    2. Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci
    3. Early discoveries in America
    4. Spanish discoveries, and first circumnavigation of the earth
    5. Fernando Cortez
    6. Conquest of Peru
    7. Conquests of the Spaniards
    8. Conquests of the Portuguese
    9. Ferdinand Menez Pinto
    10. Voyages to the north
    11. Voyages to the north
    12. Voyages to the north
    13. Settlements in the east
    14. Settlements in North America
    15. Establishments in Africa
    16. Voyages to the South Sea
    17. Voyages to the South Sea
    18. Voyages in the Pacific, and discovery of Australia
    19. Expeditions of the buccaneers in the South Sea
    20. Voyages of privateers and others to the South Sea
    21. Discoveries of the Russians
    22. Discoveries of the Russians.

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    William Desborough Cooley

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