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The History of Maritime and Inland Discovery

The History of Maritime and Inland Discovery
3 Volume Paperback Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration

  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108011686

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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.

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    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108011686
    • length: 1194 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 73 mm
    • weight: 1.6kg
    • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I: Book I. Geography of the Ancients:
    1. Introduction
    2. The Greeks - Homeric age
    3. Greeks continued - Historic age
    4. The Greeks continued
    5. Greeks continued
    6. The Greeks continued
    7. Discovery of the monsoons
    8. Ptolemy
    9. On the commerce of the ancients
    10. Mythic geography of the Hindoos, and its connections with Grecian myths
    Book II. Geography of the Middle Ages:
    1. The Arabians
    2. Travels of Ibn Batuta
    3. Travels of Ibn Batuta continued
    Book III. Progress of Geography in the Middle Ages:
    1. Discoveries of the northmen
    2. Maps of the middle ages
    3. Journey of Carpini into Tartary
    4. Travels of Rubruquis
    5. Travels of Marco Polo
    6. Travels of Marco Polo continued
    7. Oderic of Portenau
    8. Embassy of Clavijo
    9. Early discoveries of the Portuguese
    10. The passage by the Cape discovered. Volume II: 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. Volume III: Book V:
    1. Progress of geographical science
    2. Voyages of Byron, Wallis, Carteret, etc.
    3. Cook's first voyage
    4. Cook's second voyage
    5. Cook's third voyage
    6. Cook's third voyage continued
    7. Voyage of La Perouse, etc.
    8. Europeans in the South Sea
    9. The coasts of Australia
    10. Interior of New Holland
    11. Vancouver's voyage
    12. Interior of North America
    13. Ross and Parry
    14. Parry's voyages
    15. Journey of Captain Franklin
    16. Second journey of Captain Franklin
    17. Humboldt's travels
    18. Humboldt's travels continued
    19. Southern extremity of America
    20. Eastern shores of Asia
    21. Travels in the Himalyeh
    22. Bruce's travels
    23. Park's travels
    24. Denham and Clapperton's travels

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    William Desborough Cooley

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