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The History of Maritime and Inland Discovery

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration

  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108011662

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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 first volume covers the period spanning the ancient Greeks to the Middle Ages. Highlights include sections on the development of cartography and the relationship between geography and commerce.

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    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108011662
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

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    William Desborough Cooley

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