Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca, or, A complete collection of voyages and travels


Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca, or, A complete collection of voyages and travels : consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers, beginning with Hackluit, Purchass, &c. in English; Ramusio, Alamandini, Carreri, &c. in Italian; Thevenot, Renaudot, Labat, &c. in French; De Brye, Grynaeus, Maffeus, &c. in Latin; Herrera, Oviedo, Coreal, &c. in Spanish; and the voyages under the direction of the East-India Company in Holland, in Dutch : together with such other histories, voyages, travels, or discoveries, as are in general esteem; whether published in English, Latin, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, High and Low Dutch, or in any other European language : containing whatever has been observed worthy of notice in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America : in respect to the extent and situation of empires, kingdoms, provinces, &c. : the climate, soil, and produce, whether animal, vegetable, or mineral, of each country : likewise the religion, manners, and customs of the several inhabitants, their government, arts and sciences, publick buildings, mountains, rivers, harbours, &c. : illustrated by proper charts, maps, and cuts : to which is prefixed a copious introduction, comprehending the rise and progress of the art of navigation, and its successive improvements : together with the invention and use of the loadstone, and its variation : originally published in two volumes in folio

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Alternative: Complete collection of voyages and travels

Alternative: Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca


Harris, John, 1667?-1719
Harris, John,

Campbell, John, 1766-1840
Campbell, John, 1708-1775
Kitchin, Thomas, 1718-1784 , engraver
Bowen, Emanuel, 1693 or 1694-1767 , engraver
Gucht, Michael van der, 1660-1725 , engraver




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London, Printed for T. Woodward, A. Ward, S. Birt, D. Browne, T. Longman, R. Hett, C. Hitch, H. Whitridge, S. Austen, J. Hodges, J. Robinson, B. Dod, T. Harris, J. Hinton, and J. Rivington, M.DCC.XLIV-M.DCC.XLVIII [1744-1748]


Now carefully revised, with large additions, and continued down to the present time; including particular accounts of the manufactures and commerce of each country


Edited by John Campbell.

First edition, London, 1705.

Imprint varies in v. 2 with the addition of J. Ward at the end of the list of booksellers.

Pagination: v. 1: [12], xvi, [4], 984 p., [27] leaves of plates; v. 2: [10], 1056, [22] p., [34] leaves of plates.

Title printed in red and black; woodcut head-and tail-pieces, initials.

Text in double columns.

Vol. 1 has an initial imprimatur leaf preceding t.p.


Africa , America , Asia , Discoveries in geography , Discovery and exploration , Early works to 1800 , Navigation , Voyages and travels

Call Number

G160 .H31




OCLC: 2045780


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