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taken chiefly from the accurate edition of Ramusio, compared with an original Manuscript in his Prussian Majesty's Library, and with most of the translations hitherto published ...

593 A succinct History of the Empire of the

Great Mogul, from its Foundation by the Great Tartar Conqueror Timur-Bec, or Tamerlane, to the present times.

Taken chiefly from the original writers 629 A compleat History of the Rise and Pro

gress of the Portugueze Empire in the East Indies, their Discoveries set forth in their natural order, the Form of their Government in those parts explained, the cause of the Declension of their Power examined, and

the present posture of their affairs in this part of the world truly stated. Collected chiefly from their own writers

662 The Voyage of Francis Pirard de Laval to

the East Indies. His shipwreck amongst the Maldives, and his copious Account of that Archipelago. Translated from the Author's original Voyage, published by himself in French

701 The Expedition of Commodore Beaulieu

to the East Indies, containing a faithful and accurate Description of the Sea Coasts, and Commerce, as also abundance of curious observations on the Manners of the People, the Nature of their Governments, and the means of establishing Colonies

among them, Written by M. Beaulieu himself and published by M. Thevenot, in his large collection of Voyages

717 The Remarks and Observations made by

John Albert de Mandelsloe, in his Passage from the Kingdom of Persia, through several Countries of the Indies. Translated from the original, written by himself...

749 The remaining Voyages of John Albert

de Mandelsloe through the Indies, including his Descriptions of Countries, Historical Remarks upon several Nations, and his Observations on the Commerce of the Portugueze, English and Dutch at that time. Translated from the Author's original Voyage, written by himself

773 A supplemental Account of the Com

modities and Manufactures and Produce of the several Countries of the Indies, together with remarks on the Nature and Value of that Trade in respect to Europe. From the Works of John Baptist Tavernier

810 An Account of the different Routes to all

the great Cities and chief Marts in the Indies, the manner in which the domestick Commerce of that Country is carried on, the state of its Manufactures and other curious Particulars. Taken from the works of M. Tavernier 825

The conclusion of the Remarks and Obser

tions of J. Baptist Tavernier, in his Travels through the Indies, together with his Account of the Dutch Settlements, and of his Voyage on Board a Dutch Ship, from Batavia to Europe. Written by himself, soon after his return

842 Observations and Remarks made during

his Residence on the Island of Chusan, on the Coast of China, by Dr. James Cunningham, Physician to the English Factory at that Place. From his own accounts

... 852 A succinct Account of the Adventures of

William Adams, an Englishman, who resided many years in the Empire of Japan, and was the person who induced both the English and the Dutch to trade thither. Collected as well from his own Letters, as Portugueze and Dutch writers

856 An Historical Account of the Intercourse

between the Inhabitants of Great Britain and the People in the East Indies, containing likewise a compleat History of the East India Company, from its erection under Queen Elizabeth and of the several alterations that have been

made therein, down to the present Reign 873 A succinct History of the Rise, Progress

and Establishment of the Dutch East India Company, with a view of the immense Profits arising from that Commerce, and a Prospect of their Affairs, and the Manner in which they are conducted, as well at Home as in their extensive Settlements Abroad.

Collected chiefly from their own writers 924 The History of the French East India

Company from its first original, together with a clear and concise account of the several alterations it has undergone, and a full and plain description of its present circumstances at Home and Abroad; interspersed with some curious Remarks on the Nature of the French Government, when the Powers thereof come to operate upon Trade. Collected entirely from French writers

949 A succinct but compleat History of the

Rise, Progress and Suppression of the Imperial Company of the Indies, established at Ostend, by the Emperor Charles VI. Collected from private Memoirs, as well as publick Histories and Acts of State

965 The History of the Danish Commerce to

the East Indies, their Establishments there, the decay of their old Company, and the motives which induced them to set up a new one; interspersed with original Papers and Memoirs

976 A succinct History of the Swedish East

India Company; including an extract of the Royal Charter

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Of the importance of the new discovered
Continent of America

1 The First Voyage of Christopher Columbus,

in which he discovered the Lucayan Islands, and afterwards Cuba and Hispaniola, which opened a passage from Europe to America... The Second Voyage Christopher Col

umbus to the West Indies, including an Account of all the Discoveries made by him that Voyage

16 The Third Voyage of Christopher Col

umbus to the West Indies, in which he first saw the Continent of America, including the Troubles to which he was exposed, and his being sent home in Irons

27 The Fourth Voyage of Christopher Col

umbus, his Discoveries on the Continent, and of the Islands in America, with an Account of his return from that Voyage to Spain, and his Decease

39 The History of the several Discoveries,

Settlements and Conquests made by the
Spaniards in the West Indies, after the
Death of Christopher Columbus, to the
Expedition of Ferdinand, or Hernan

49 The Expedition of Hernan Cortes for the

Reduction of New Spain, from the time of his being appointed to that Command unto his being obliged to return to the Island of Cozumel

63 The Progress of this Expedition from the

time of the Spaniards embarking for
New Spain, to the first message sent by
Cortes to Montezuma, Emperor of

70 The continuation of Hernan Cortes's

Expedition; his Alliances with several Indian Nations, his success in quelling various seditions in his own Army, and his preparation for his march to Mexico, by burning his whole Fleet

77 The History of the War of Tlascala, from

its breaking out to Cortes's concluding i Peace with that Republick, and his taking them into the Confederacy against the Indian Emperor Monte

85 The March of the Spaniards to Mexico;

the Province called Golden Castile; their first knowledge of the South Sea, and their Establishment of Panama, by which a passage was opened to the Discovery and Conquest of Peru 136 The History of the Discovery and Con

quest of Peru by Francis Pizarro ; together with the Discovery Chili,

and the Conquest of that Country 143 A concise History of the Discovery, Settle

ment and Cultivation of Brazil by the Portuguese, the Conquest of the greatest part of that country by the Dutch ; the recovery thereof by the Portuguese, and the vast advantages that have accrued to them of late years from this noble Colony

166 The Discoveries and Settlements made by

the English in different parts of America, from the Reign of Henry VII. to the close of that of Queen Elizabeth, interspersed with various Remarks on the Progress of our Trade and Naval Power; and the difficulties which the Nation had

to struggle with in their first Attempts 189 The History of the Discoveries, Settle

ments and other Transactions of the English Nation in America, from the accession of King James I. to the Restoration

221 An Historical Account of the British

Settlements in America, from the
Restoration of King Charles II. to the

274 The History of the British Colonies in

America, from the Revolution to the
Death of King George I.

301 The History of the Rise, Progress, and

Present State of the Colony of Georgia, with the attempt made upon it by the Spaniards, and their total Defeat; interspersed with original Papers

323 A succinct History of the Discoveries,

Settlements and Conquests made by the
French in America : a view of their
Policy, Numbers, Commerce

and Strength in that part of the world ; and some conjectures as to the event of their Designs, extracted chiefly from their own Authors

318 The Discoveries, Conquests, Settlements

and present state of the Dutch Colonies in America; the Nature and Value of their Commerce with the Spaniards, and the manner in which their Returns are made to Europe; to which is added, an Account of the Danish Settlement; the whole collected chiefly from the Dutch writers

361 The History of the Countries lying round

the North Pole, their Climate, Soil and Produce, together with an Account of the Customs, Manners and Trade of their Inhabitants...

377 The rational and philosophical Motives

for seeking a Passage into the South Seas by the North-West, examined and

the Reception given to Cortes by Montezuma ; his Imprisonment, and other Transactions to the time of his ordering the Spaniards to quit his Dominions 94 The History of Cortes's Expedition con

tinued to the Death of Montezuma, and the Spaniards being forced to abandon the City of Mexico

103 The conclusion of Hernan Cortes's Expe

dition, including the History of the remaining part of the war, to the reduction of the City and Empire of Mexico, by which the Spaniards acquired their extensive Dominions on the Continent of North America

114 The Discoveries made by the Spaniards in





explained ; together with the History of the Attempts made with that view for the space of one hundred and thirty years

399 The accurate and admirable Voyage of

Captain Thomas James for the Discovery of a Passage into the South Seas by the North-West, his wintering in Charlton Island, and wonderful return with his Ship and most of the Crew into Eng. land

406 The late Attempts made for the Discovery

of a Passage to the South Seas from Hudson's Bay, more particularly that of Captain Christopher Middleton, Commander of his Majesty's Sloop the Furnace!

437 A succinct Account of the Grounds upon

which a North-East Passage into the Sea of Japan has been expected and sought for. The Attempts of the Eng. lish and Dutch on that side, with the reasons why all thoughts of a Passage that way have been for many years given up

452 A Voyage to the North, containing an

Account of the Sea Coasts and Mines
of Norway, the Danish, Swedish and
Muscovite, Laplands, Borandia, Siberia,
Samogedia, Zembla and Iceland, with
some very curious remarks on the
Norwegians, Laplanders, Russians,
Poles, Circassians, Cossacks, and other

157 A succinct and impartial Account of the

Kingdom of Sweden, with respect to its Climate, Soil and Produce; as also of the Temper, Genius, Customs, Policy, Form of Government, Force and Trade of its inhabitants ...

493 The present state of the Dominions of the

Crown of Denmark, and of its Subjects, in respect to their Manners, Customs, Laws, Forces, Revenues, Commodities and Commerce, with occasional Observations and Remarks

501 A comprehensive Account of the Kingdom

of Poland, the Situation, Extent, Climate, Soil, Produce, and Commerce of that Country, together with the Laws, Customs, Manners, Form of Government, and Genius of the Inhabitants, the Privileges of their Nobility and Power of their Kings

508 A short Account of the Ukrain and of its Inhabitants the Cossacks

516 The Travels of Maximilian Misson

through part of Holland, the Spanish Low Countries, Germany, Tyrol and the Bishoprick of Trent in his way to Italy; containing a distinct account of whatever appeared to him remarkable in the places through which he passed; toge with Political, Historical and Critical Remarks upon Persons and Things as he has occasion to represent them

521 The Travels of Maximilian Misson .through a great part of Italy, with a distinct detail of whatever is curious or worthy of observation in the places he

visited; and many judicious and im-
portant remarks on the Manners, Cus.
toms, &c., of the Inhabitants

535 The Travels of Maximilian Misson con

tinued, from his arrival at Rome to
his departure out of Italy ; with Obser-
vations and Remarks

561 Bishop Burnet's Travels through Switzer

land, part of Italy, some Provinces of
Germany and the Low Countries, in
which are contained many curious
Historical and Political Remarks on the
Manners of the People, the Forms of
Government and the state of the
Countries before mentioned

590 The Travels of the Rev. John Ray through

the Low-Countries and Germany towards Italy, interspersed with curious observations, Natural, Topographical, Moral, Phisiological, Philological &c.

611 The Travels of the Rev. John Ray through

the Dominions of the State of Venice,
Lombardy, Tuscany, the Kingdom of
Naples, the Islands of Sicily and Malta,
the Ecclesiastical State, the Bishoprick
of Trent, the Country of the Grizons,
Switzerland &c.

658 The Travels of Francis Willoughby

through the Kingdom of Spain, with
observations on the Climate and Soil
as well as Produce of the Country;
Accounts of Natural Curiosities, re.
markable Inscriptions, principal Com-
modities and Manufactures, and of the
Temper, Genius and Customs of the
Spanish Nation. Interspersed with

some Remarks by another hand 694 Travels through Portugal and Spain, with

a distinct description of the principal
Cities in both Kingdoms; particularly
Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto and Braga in
the former; Madrid, Valentia, Alicant
&c. in the latter; with a curious and
correct detail of the Curiosities in the
Escurial, and a succinct Description of
the other Royal Palaces of their
Catholick Majesties

705 The Travels of Sir Philip Skippon and

the Rev. John Ray through the best
part of the Kingdom of France, inter-
spersed with a great variety of Historical,
Political, Philosophical and Mechanical
Remarks and Observations

715 Travels of Dr. John Northleigh through

France; interspersed with Historical,
Political, and Medical Observations,
made with great care and circumspection
in two different Journies through that
Kingdom, the last of which was com-
pleated in 1702, and the whole revised
by the Author a little before his

727 A Voyage from England to Holland, with

a Journey from thence by Land through
the Electorates of Cologne, Treves and
Mentz, the Lower and Upper Palatinate,
Bavaria and Austria to Vienna, from
thence through Moravia, Bohemia and
Saxony to Hamburgh; with many
judicious and useful Observations, by
Dr. Edward Browne







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A Description of the Noble Kingdom of

Hungary, in which its various prerogatives and many excellencies are pointed out; the nature of the Country, its various and admirable Productions, the Disposition of the People, their Language, Manners and Customs, are, from the knowledge of the writers, clearly and copiously set forth, interspersed with a variety of Geographical, Historical, Physical, Political and Literary

Remarks upon various subjects... Travels through Hungary into Thessaly ;

a description of the City of Larissa and of the Grand Signior's Court there; with other curious particulars; together with a Description of other parts of Hungary, more especially of the Gold Mines, and some remarks upon the adjacent Countries, then and making part of the Hereditary Dominions of the House of Austria ...

765 A Journey from Vienna to Venice by

Land, with a distinct account of the Quick-Silver Mines in Friuli, including the Author's observations in his passage

thro' Styria, Carinthia, and Carniola 781 The Voyages and Travels of John Theve.

not from Italy to Constantinople, including a very curious and exact description of the several places he touched at in his passage; of the several cities he visited upon the Coasts, and a most exact view of Constantinople at the time he visited it; interspersed with a great variety of Historical and Political Remarks, equally instructive and entertaining ...

790 An Account of the Customs and Manners

of the Turks; their Learning and Religion, the form of their Government; their Forces by Sea and Land ; as also an Account of the Christians and Jews inhabiting the Countries that are

subject to the Grand Signior An Account of several of the most remark

able Cities in Asia ; of various Islands in the Archipelago, and of things most observable in them, both with respect to their ancient and present conditions ; with Remarks Historical, Physical and Geographical

822 The Journey of the Rev. Henry Maundrell

from Aleppo to Jerusalem, containing a curious and accurate description of the Holy Land and City, interspersed throughout with great variety, as well of Philological, Physical, and Philosophical, as Historical and Critical Remarks

841 The Travels of Sir John Chardin by the

way of the Black Sea through the Countries of Circassia, Mingrelia, the Region of the Abcas, Georgia, Armenia and Media into Persia proper ; with a very curious and accurate account, not only of the Countries through which he travelled, but of the Manners and Customs, Religion and Government, Commerce and Inclinations of the several Nations that inhabit them; Relations

so much the more curious, as these Countries, and the People dwelling in them, had not been tolerably described before by any author

862 A copious and circumstantial Description

of the great Empire of Persia; its Situation, Extent, Distribution of its Provinces, Climate, Rivers, Seas, Soil and Produce, and the chief Cities throughout the Country, so as to afford a perfect idea of its condition in past and present times

876 Of the Disposition and Temper of the

Persians; their Persons, Habits, Manner of Living, their Artificers and Me. chanicks, the respect paid to Merchants; the Method in which their Inland Trade is carried on; the past and present state of the English Commerce and other particulars; together with some curious observations on the Nature of the Silk Trade, and a computation of

the annual Balance in favour of Persia 891 An Account of the Government and Con

stitution of Persia ; the nature of the Shah's Power; the Distribution of Civil, Ecclesiastical and Military Officers; the interior Policy of the Empire; the regular Forces kept up there, both Horse and Foot, and the Nature and Amount of the Publick Revenues

897 A succinct View of the Persian History,

from the earliest Accounts down to the present time; in which is contained a concise Representation of the several remarkable Revolutions in that Empire, Ancient and Modern ; the Conquests thereof by several Nations; and the Succession of their respective Monarchs, so far as is necessary to illustrate what has been delivered in the foregoing Sections

907 The Travels of his Excellency E. Ysbrants

Ides, Ambassador from Peter the Great to the Emperor of China, through Great Ustiga, Siriana, Permin, Siberia, Daour &c. to the Frontiers of China, containing an exact description of the Extent and Limits of those Countries; the Nations by which they are inhabited ; with a curious and copious Account of their Religion, Government, ges,

Dwellings, Diet, Daily Occupations &c. 918 Travels through the Countries of the

Mogul Tartars lying between the Russian and the Chinese Empires; the Passage through the famous Wall, and from thence through several considerable places to the City of Peking, the Capital of all China, with Observations Historical, Physical, Chronological, Critical and Political, on the several Nations conversed with by our Authors, and the Countries by them inhabited; with some conjectures also as to their former Inhabitants

935 The Author's Reception at the Court of

China, the great civilities paid him there; the wonderful State and Magnificence of the Imperial Palace; the Ceremonies of a Publick Audience; the






Person and Manners of the Emperor described. An Account of the Curiosities of the City of Peking; the grand Establishment of the Jesuits; the Civilities paid by them to the Russian Minister, remarkable things observed by him during the Time of his Stay in the Imperial Residence; the pompous Ceremonies of his Audience of Leave; his return from China by Land; the Accidents attending his Journey, the many and great Hardships he sustained therein, notwithstanding his Interest in both Empires, and his safe arrival, after so many hazards and enduring so great fatigues, at Moscow

Philosophers as have been born or flourished in any of those Provinces through the course of many ages

961 A copious, accurate and authentic Ac

count of whatever is most remarkable in regard to Persons and Things throughout the whole Empire of China, more especially the number of the Inhabitants in general and of the Christians in particular, the Rivers, Shipping, Lakes, Bridges &c. The different Religions that prevail and have prevailed amongst the People, their Manners, Ceremonies and extraordinary politeness. Of the remarkable Trees, rich Fruits and valuable Drugs in this Country, together with a succinct Account of those Kingdoms that either now depend or formerly depended upon it

975 A curious and concise Description of the

Country, History of the Inhabitants, and Account of the present state of the Kingdom of Corea, together with some hints of the ease with which Com. merce might be established in its Ports, the benefits that might be expected from thence, the great likelihood of gaining an entrance from thence into Japan, or at least intercourse with the Japanese ; and many other entertaining and instructive particulars relative to this subject, and the Trade that is or might be carried on in the Dominions and Dependencies of the Emperor of China

1000 A succinct Account of part of the North

944 A very copious and no less curious Account

of the North-East part of Asia, comprehending a distinct, particular and authentick Description of all that has hitherto passed under the general name of Siberia, shewing the extent and situation of the several Districts thereof, their Climate, Soil and Produce; the Rise and Course of the Principal Rivers, Descriptions of all the great Cities upon their banks ; of the several barbarous Nations that inhabit near these Rivers ; of the Value of their Furs and Fisheries, with the Manner of their Commerce and a clear and full explanation of a multitude of lesser circumstances, as well as material points of fact which contribute to the perfect understanding the condition of this hitherto unknown Country and all its Inhabitants : to which is added, a succinct reca ulation of the state of the Chinese Empire towards the close of the last century; with some very impartial as well as judicious remarks on the Temper, Genius and boasted Economy of that famous Nation; with a free censure of those Hyperbolical Panygyrics that have been bestowed on

the Progress of Science amongst them 951 A Geographical Description of the exten

sive Empire of China, and of the Sixteen Provinces into which it is divided. In which is contained, a succinct View of the Situation, Bounds, Produce, remarkable Curiosities, and whatever else is worthy of notice in each Province, taken entirely from the writings of the Chinese themselves, and more especially from their authentick Records and Natural Histories penned by direction of the State, with such incidental Accounts of their Antiquities and of the Personal History of the most famous Emperors, Heroes, Statesmen and

East Frontier of the Russian mpire, commonly called the Country of Kamschotka, or Kamschatka, including the Voyages of Captain Behring for discovering towards the East, with many curious and entertaining circumstances relating to those distant Countries and their Inhabitants; and also an enquiry into the probability of the Country which he discovered, being connected with North America ; with a variety of other points of great consequence, in relation to the designs now on foot in various parts of Europe, for making a thorough Discovery of the superior parts of the Northern Hemisphere, which would be of the utmost consequence to Trade and Navigation in general, and to

those of Great Britain in particular 1016 A retrospective view of this whole Collec

tion, in which its particular advantages are explained, and an Account given of the uses to which the contents may be applied

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