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.
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.
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 20th May 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.48