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Expeditions into the Valley of the Amazons, 1539, 1540, 1639

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Hakluyt First Series

  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108008174

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  • The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This 1859 volume contains three accounts of the Amazon region, all translated from the Spanish and covering the century 1539–1639: The Expedition of Gonzalo Pizarro to the Land of Cinnamon; The Voyage of Francisco de Orellana down the River of the Amazons; and the New Discovery of the Great River of the Amazons, by Cristoval de Acuña. An editorial introduction provides a context for the narratives, and an appendix lists the principal tribes of the Amazon, and the sources of this information.

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    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108008174
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Expedition of Gonzalo Pizarro
    2. The voyage of Francisco de Orellana
    3. New discovery of the great river of the Amazons
    4. List of the principal tribes in the valley of the Amazons.

  • Editor and Translator

    Clements R. Markham

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