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1 BABCOCK, WILLIAM H. Legendary islands of the Atlantic : a study in medieval geography
New York American Geographical Society 1922 Hard Cover Very Good 
American Geographical Society research series, no. 8. viii,196 pages, maps and diagrams, cloth, very good. Several chapters are reprinted, with modifications, from the Geographical review. Includes Greenland, Brazil, Corvo, Antilla, Atlantis, the Seven Cities, Mavda, Markland, Estotiland, St. Brendan's Explorations and Islands; and The Sunken Land of Buss. 
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2 Baxter, James Phinney and, Cartier, Jacques A Memoir of Jacques Cartier, Sieur De Limoilou, His Voyages to the St. Lawrence, a Bibliography and a Facsimile of the Manuscript of 1534, with Annotations Etc.
New York Dodd, Mead & Co 1906 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
X, 464 pages, many plates and facsimiles, cloth, original paper label on back-strip, uncut and partially unopened, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Limitation of 325 copies. Scarce. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: " Jacques Cartier, 1491-1557, French navigator, first explorer of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and discoverer of the St. Lawrence River. He made three voyages to the region, the first two (1534, 1535-36) directly at the command of King Francis I and the third (1541-42) under the sieur de Roberval in a colonization scheme that failed. On the first voyage he entered by the Strait of Belle Isle, skirted its barren north coast for a distance and then coasted along the west shore of Newfoundland to Cape Anguille. From there he discovered the Magdalen Islands and Prince Edward Island and, sailing to the coast of New Brunswick, explored Chaleur Bay, continued around the Gaspé Peninsula, and landed at Gaspé to take possession for France. Continuing to Anticosti Island, he then returned to France. Hitherto the region had been considered cold and forbidding, interesting only because of the Labrador and Newfoundland fisheries, but Cartier's reports of a warmer, more fertile region in New Brunswick and on the Gaspé and of an inlet of unknown extent stimulated the king to dispatch him on a second expedition. On this voyage he ascended the St. Lawrence to the site of modern Quebec and, leaving some of his men to prepare winter quarters, continued to the native village of Hochelaga, on the site of the present-day city of Montreal, and there climbed Mt. Royal to survey the fertile valley and see the Lachine Rapids and Ottawa River. On his return he explored Cabot Strait, ascertaining Newfoundland to be an island. His Brief Récit et succincte narration (1545) , a description of this voyage, was his only account to be published in France during his life. On his third trip he penetrated again to the Lachine Rapids and wintered in the same region, but gained little new geographical information. Roberval did not appear until Cartier was on his way home, and Cartier refused to join him. Although Cartier's discoveries were of major geographical importance and the claims of the French to the St. Lawrence valley were based on them, he failed in his primary object, the discovery of the Northwest Passage and natural resources. The region remained virtually untouched until the early 17th cent." ; Ex-Library; 464 pages 
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3 BOWREY, THOMAS The papers of Thomas Bowrey, 1669-1713. Part I Diary of a Six Weeks' Tour in 1698 in Holland and Flanders Part II The Story of the Mary Galley 1704-1710
London Hakluyt Society 1927 Hard Cover Very Good 
'Discovered in 1913 by John Humphreys, M.A., F.S.A. and now in the possession of Lieut.-Colonel Henry Howard, F.S.A. Edited by Sir Richard Carnac Temple, bt. Second Series: No. 58. 398 pages, 7 plates, 6 maps (1 folding), 1 folding plan, 1 folding diagram, cloth, very good. Contents: Diary of a six weeks' tour in 1698 in Holland and Flanders.--The story of the Mary Galley, 1704-1710. From the preface: The romance of the discovery of the Papers, of which two sections now published form but a small fraction, is told in the Introduction. These two sections are the story of Bowrey's trip to the Netherlands in 1698 in his yacht the Duck and the history of the Mary Galley, 1704-1710, an East Indiaman belonging chiefly to him. They are illustrated and supplemented by information from contemporary works and whenever possible from unpublished MSS. 
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4 Brooks, Noah First Across the Continent; the Story of the Exploring Expedition of Lewis and Clark in 1803-4-5.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1901 Hardcover Good 
Xii, 365 pages, plates, maps, rebound by library, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. SR3790; Ex-Library; 365 pages 
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5 BROWN, C. D. B. (Courtlandt Dixon Barnes) and The National Geographic Society. 100 years of adventure and discovery.
National Geographic Society, 1987 0810913763 / 9780810913769 Hard Cover 
Edited by Edith M. Pavese. Art Director: Samuel N. Antupit. 484 pages, well illustrated (mostly in color), cloth, dj, very good. 9-1/2 by 12 inches. 
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6 Bryant, John H. and, Cones, Harold N. Dangerous Crossings. the First Modern Polar Expedition, 1925.
Annapolis, MD Naval Institute Press 2000 1557501874 / 9781557501875 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, [2], 206, [3] pages, illustrations, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From Booklist: : A specialized but valuable history of the first polar expedition to use both aircraft for extending observation and short-wave radio for around-the-clock communications. The organizers were arctic explorer Donald B. Macmillan, a friend of Perry's and a survivor of four years of isolation in Greenland, and Eugene F. McDonald, founder of Zenith Radio. They took two ships, three single-engine Loening amphibious planes, a motley crew including Richard E. Byrd and several navy pilots, and enough supplies to make both ships nearly founder on the way north. Once off Greenland, the expedition survived arctic weather and dishonest radio operators, established new flying and radio-communication records, and laid the foundations for modern polar exploration. The Loenings failed to kill anyone only because of miraculous airmanship and maintenance; McDonald's financial, moral, and personal courage should make modern "venture capitalists" blush; and Byrd managed to overclaim for himself and get into fights with everybody else. This expedition, usually just a chapter in large histories of arctic exploration, always deserved fuller coverage. Now it has it." 
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7 Cox, Isaac Joslin (editor) and Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur De La Salle The Journeys of Réné Robert Cavelier, Sieur De La Salle Volumes 1 & 2.
New York Allerton Book Co. 1922 Hard Cover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Two volumes, frontispiece, folding map, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. "as related by his faithful lieutenant, Henri de Tonty, his missionary colleagues, Fathers Zenobius Membré, Louis Hennepin and Anastasius Douay, his early biographer, Father Christian LeClercq, his trusted subordinate, Henri Joutel, and his brother, Jean Cavelier; together with memoirs, commissions, etc." On the French explorer in North America who claimed Louisiana for France (1682). Chapter 1 of Volume II: Joutel's Historical Journal of Monsieur de La Salle's last voyage to discover the river Mississippi [from France to the coast of Texas]. ; Ex-Library 
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8 Cox, Isaac Joslin and Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur De La Salle The Journeys of Réné Robert Cavelier, Sieur De La Salle Volumes 1 & 2.
New York Allerton Book Co. 1922 Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
"as related by his faithful lieutenant, Henri de Tonty, his missionary colleagues, Fathers Zenobius Membré, Louis Hennepin and Anastasius Douay, his early biographer, Father Christian LeClercq, his trusted subordinate, Henri Joutel, and his brother, Jean Cavelier; together with memoirs, commissions, etc." Vol. I: xxx,298 pages, frontispiece (portrait), cloth, very good. Vol. II vi,259 pages, cloth, very good. On the French explorer in North America who claimed Louisiana for France (1682). Chapter 1 of Volume II: Joutel's Historical Journal of Monsieur de La Salle's last voyage to discover the river Mississippi [from France to the coast of Texas]. 
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9 FANNING, EDMUND Voyages & Discoveries in the South Seas 1792-1832
Salem, Marine Research Society 1924 Hard Cover Very Good 
335 pages, plates, map endpapers, cloth, very good. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Edmund Fanning, 1769-1841, American trader, explorer, and promoter of trade and exploration in the South Seas, b. Stonington, Conn. At the age of 14 he went to sea. In command of a trading vessel, he realized a large profit from an expedition in 1797-98. In the course of the voyage he traded a cargo of trinkets for seal skins in the islands off the coast of Chile and exchanged them for valuable Chinese goods at Guangzhou, returning around the Cape of Good Hope. During the expedition he discovered Fanning Island, Washington Island, and other islands. Convinced of the profits to be made from trade in the South Seas, he became the agent for a group of New York City merchants, supervising over 70 expeditions and participating in some of them. His Voyages around the World (1833), which shed light on some of the little-known parts of the globe, passed through several editions. 
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10 GRAY, WILLIAM R. Voyages to Paradise : Exploring the Wake of Captain Cook.
Washington, National Geographic Society, 1981 Hard Cover 
Photographed by Gordon W. Gahan. 216 pages, well illustrated in color, cloth, dj, very good. 
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11 HARCOURT, ROBERT A Relation of a Voyage to Guiana (1613) With Purcha's Transcript of a Report Made at Harcourt's Instance on the Marrawini District.
London Hakluyt Society 1928 Hard Cover Very Good 
Works issued by the Hakluyt Society ; Second Series, Number 60. Edited with introduction & notes by Sir C. Alexander Harris. 191 pages, 1 plate, 3 folding maps, cloth, very good. From the preface: The text now reproduced is that of the first edition of the Relation, as nearly as possible in its original form, the basis being a photograph of the copy in the British Museum. Subsequently it seemed desirable to record in this volume the additions made by Harcourt in the second edition of the book and after consultation with Mr. Heawood, App. I was added. 
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12 HENDERSON, G[EORGE] C[OCKBURN] The discoverers of the Fiji Islands, Tasman, Cook, Bligh, Wilson, Bellinghausen.
London John Murray, 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Xviii,324, [2 advertising] pages, 48 plates and maps (3 folding), 1 large folding map in rear pocket, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 1st edition. Abel Janszoon Tasman, James Cook, William Bligh, James Wilson, and Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen. From the preface: Since the beginning of the year 1927 I have paid four visits to Fiji, and on each occasion have followed in the tracks of one or more of the discoverers, checking and testing the evidence supplied in their journals, log-books, and charts, and devoting special attention to any place or area concerning which my preliminary studies had left me in a state of uncertainty or perplexity. This has been the most profitable as well as the most exacting part of the research on which I have been engaged for the last seven years. In all these voyages I have had the assistance of commanders and navigators of British and Colonial ships who, with their special training and up-to-date instruments, were able to take observations, and supply me with information whereby the accuracy or otherwise of statements in the log-books and charts of the old navigators could be tested. I am hopeful that, as a result of these advantages in addition to my academic researches, it will be found that the information given in this book is reliable; and also that my wholehearted appreciation of the character and work of every one of the discoverers, founded as it is upon vital knowledge of the difficulties and dangers which they encountered, is just. 
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13 Huc, [Evariste Regis] M. Travels in Tartary, Thibet and China During the Years 1844-5-6 Vol. II.
Chicago Open Court Publishing 1898 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
X, 342 pages, frontispiece, illustrations, decorated cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Vol. II only. Translated from the French by W. Hazlitt. Reprint edition. From Wikipedia: "Évariste Régis Huc, C. M. , or the Abbé Huc, (1813–1860) was a French missionary Catholic priest and traveller, famous for his accounts of China, Tartary and Tibet. Since the travels of the Englishman, Thomas Manning, in Tibet (1811–1812) , no European had visited Lhasa. Huc stimulated European interest in Central Asia and blazed a trail for Asian studies. ~Crossing the deserts of Koko Nor (Qinghai) , they passed the great Koko Nor lake, with its island of contemplative lamas. After a difficult journey across snow-covered mountains, they entered Lhasa on January 29, 1846. Favourably received by the regent, they opened a little chapel. They had begun to establish their mission when Qishan, the Chinese resident interceded. During the First Opium War (1839-1842) Qishan, then the governor of Zhili province, had entered into negotiations with Captain Charles Elliot, first at Dagu, then at Canton. His action being disapproved, Qishan had been degraded, sentenced to death, reprieved, then sent to Tibet as imperial commissioner. Sensing the potential trouble if Huc and Gabet were to reach India from Tibet, Qishan expelled Gabet and Huc from Lhasa February 26, 1846 under guard. Following an official inquiry into their motives for being in Tibet, they were officially escorted to Canton in October, 1846. Huc remained at Canton for nearly three years, writing his account of travels in China and Central Asia. Souvenirs d'un voyage dans la Tartarie, le Thibet, et la Chine pendant les années 1844, 1845 et 1846 appeared in Paris in 1850. It was soon published in English, in 1851. A German translation appeared in Leipzig in 1855, followed by Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Russian and Czech editions. Popular editions followed, including an illustrated, simplified story text for schoolboys. It was abridged and translated by Julie Bedier as High Road in Tartary (1948)." ; Ex-Library 
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14 Hunt, William R. To Stand At the Pole: the Dr. Cook - Admiral Peary North Pole Controversy
New York Stein & Day 1981 0812827732 / 9780812827736 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
[14], 288 pages, illustrations, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: "Who was the first man to reach the North Pole? This is the true story of the transformation of a journey of exploration into a dramatic war over credit for one of the most compelling achievements of the twentieth century. Dr. Frederick Cook is one of the most intriguing figures in American history. He announced the first ascent of Mt. McKinley and, in 1908, the first journey to the North Pole. Then a chorus of critics led by veteran Artic explorer Robert E. Peary disputed Cook's claims. In 1909 Peary laid claim to the polar laurels for himself. Dr. Cook was then crucified in the international press coverage of the ensuing argument in 1909 and 1910. Cook, thoroughly discredited, disappeared for a year and then waged a remarkable comeback campaign. In recent years, a number of voices have been raised to vindicate Cook. Dr. Cook, a man of varied accomplishments was certainly no ordinary faker. He held the respect of many qualified observers. Indeed, even decades after his journey, the great Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen said that he believed Cook's claims as plausible as Peary's. The story of the career of this physician-turned-Artic explorer evokes the continuing mystery of whether Cook or Peary stood first at the world's farthest horizon." From the Wikipedia website: "Frederick Albert Cook (June 10, 1865 – August 5, 1940) was an American explorer and physician, noted for his claim of having reached the North Pole on April 21, 1908. This would have been a year before April 6, 1909, the date claimed by Robert Peary." ; 288 pages 
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15 Ingraham, Joseph. & Mark D. Kaplanoff Joseph Ingraham's Journal of the Brigantine Hope on a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of North America, 1790-92. Edited by Mark Kaplanoff.
Barre, MA Imprint Society 1971 Hardcover 
Xxviii, [2], 248 pages, many plates, maps, cloth, very good. 7 by 11 inches. From Wikipedia: "Joseph Ingraham (1762–1800) was an American sailor and Maritime Fur Trader who discovered several islands of the Marquesas Islands while on his way to trade along the West Coast of North America. He was also a prisoner in the American Revolutionary War and an officer in the United States Navy.' "; 248 pages 
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16 Jeal, Tim Livingstone.
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1973 0399112154 / 9780399112157 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Xvi, 427 pages, 8 plates, text illustrations, maps, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 1st American edition. From the dust jacket: "Hailed by the Victorians as an explorer unrivaled since the Elizabethans, Livingstone was also revered as a near saint, epitomizing every moral virtue - a myth in his own lifetime. Published to coincide with the centenary of Livingstone's death in 1873, Tim Jeal's comprehensive biography shows this myth to have been a bizarre distortion, and in doing so reveals Livingstone as a complex and paradoxical figure: a man capable of self-sacrifice and ruthless cruelty, dogged throughout his life by self-doubts, contradictions and failure. . . This book presents a new argument: that it was Livingstone's ideals and influence which, years after his death, played a major part inn establishing British imperial power in Africa. " SR3977; Ex-Library; 427 pages 
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17 Jigmei, Ngapo Ngawangand Kbrili Chodra, Chapel Tsetan Phuntso, et al. Tibet
New York Gallery Books 1981 B00IGJ5GS8 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
296 pages, well illustrated in color, cloth, DJ, very good. 9 by 12 inches. "A book by Jugoslovenska revija, Belgrade and the Shanghai People's Art Publishing House." Design by Massimo Vignelli. Preface by Harrison Salisbury. Director and editor-in-chief Nebojša Tomaševic. Translations by Liu Shengqi. 
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18 Johnson, Donald S. Phantom Islands of the Atlantic : the Legends of Seven Lands That Never Were
New York Walker & Company 1994 0802713203 / 9780802713209 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
220 pages, illustrations, diagrams, maps, cloth, DJ, very good. From Publishers Weekly: "Until the invention of modern navigational instruments (most notably the chronometer, in the 1730s, which enabled sailors to mark longitude) , geographic calculations drew upon legends and unverifiable reports from ancient mariners who, sailing only by latitude and the stars, could not pinpoint precisely where they had been. Early cartographers filled their maps with the satanic beasts and horrific (or idyllic) landscapes the sailors described. As navigation became more scientific, these "lands that never were" disappeared from the maps. After presenting ancient and medieval geographical theories, Johnson, a sailor who has crossed the Atlantic five times in a 27-foot schooner, tells seven of these island tales. The Isle of Demons off Newfoundland was reputedly inhabited by bears, walruses and a variety of mythological animals. St. Brendan, a sixth-century Irish monk, was said to have discovered the islands that came to bear his name on a seven-year voyage that may have been a religious fantasy. The fifth century's Saint Ursula, legend has it, left Britain for Rome by boat, accompanied by 11,000 virgins. Johnson also tells of the tantalizing searches for Frisland, Buss Island, the Isle of Seven Cities and Hy-Brazil, a foggy green isle off the west coast of Ireland that was eyed as a midway station for trade to the Orient. This admirably researched and well-written account, with numerous maps and illustrations, vividly illustrates how interesting the often overlooked science of geography can be. BOMC and QPB selections. " ; 220 pages 
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19 LYNCH, W[ILLIAM] F[RANCIS] Narrative of the United States' Expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea with a Map from Accurate Surveys. a New and Condensed Version
Philadelphia Lea and Blanchard 1850 Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
332, [48 advertising] pages, map, cloth, very good. From the preface: 'The object of the expedition, the narrative of which is here presented, was unknown to the public, until a very short time prior to its departure from the United States, when the indications were such as to induce me to apprehend that it was not appreciated. Nevertheless, I had an abiding faith in the ultimate issue, which cheered me on, for I felt that a liberal and enlightened community would not long condemn an attempt to explore a distant river, and its wondrous reservoir, - the first, teeming with sacred associations, and the last, enveloped in a mystery, which had defied all previous attempts to penetrate it.' From Wikipedia: "Captain William Francis Lynch (1 April 1801 - 17 October 1865) , was an officer in the United States and Confederate States navies. ~ Lynch had his first command, the Poinsett, from 3 March to 30 December 1839. The ship sailed on behalf of the United States Naval Hydrographic Office. In 1847, he proceeded to the Jordan River, transporting overland, by camels, a copper and a galvanized iron boat. A total of 16 men were a part of the trip, including John Y. Mason. Each boat each boat "assembled" and then placed on a carriage. His expedition ended with the exploration of the Dead Sea and the River Jordan." 
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20 LYNCH, W[ILLIAM] F[RANCIS] Narrative of the United States' expedition to the river Jordan and the Dead Sea. Ninth edition, revised.
Philadelphia Blanchard and Lea 1856 Hard Cover Very Good 
Xx,13-509 pages, 28 plates, 2 folding maps, cloth, light shelf wear otherwise very good. Both maps have a few tears but are otherwise in excellent condition. Ninth edition, revised. From the preface: 'The object of the expedition, the narrative of which is here presented, was unknown to the public, until a very short time prior to its departure from the United States, when the indications were such as to induce me to apprehend that it was not appreciated. Nevertheless, I had an abiding faith in the ultimate issue, which cheered me on, for I felt that a liberal and enlightened community would not long condemn an attempt to explore a distant river, and its wondrous reservoir, - the first, teeming with sacred associations, and the last, enveloped in a mystery, which had defied all previous attempts to penetrate it.' From Wikipedia: "Captain William Francis Lynch (1 April 1801 - 17 October 1865) , was an officer in the United States and Confederate States navies. ~ Lynch had his first command, the Poinsett, from 3 March to 30 December 1839. The ship sailed on behalf of the United States Naval Hydrographic Office. In 1847, he proceeded to the Jordan River, transporting overland, by camels, a copper and a galvanized iron boat. A total of 16 men were a part of the trip, including John Y. Mason. Each boat each boat "assembled" and then placed on a carriage. His expedition ended with the exploration of the Dead Sea and the River Jordan." 
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