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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels : Vol. 1

By Kerr, Robert

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Title: A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels : Vol. 1  
Author: Kerr, Robert
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Preface: In this enlightened age, when every department of science and literature is making rapid progress, and knowledge of every kind excites uncommon interest, and is widely diffused, this attempt to call the attention of the public to a Systematic Arrangement of Voyages and Travels, from the earliest period of authentic history to the present time, ought scarcely to require any apology. Yet, on appearing before the tribunal of public opinion, every author who has not cherished an unreasonable estimate of his own qualifications, must necessarily be impressed with considerable anxiety respecting the probable reception of his work; and may be expected to offer some account of the plan and motives of what he proposes to lay before the public.

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Table of Contents: A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 1, 1 -- Robert Kerr, 1 -- Preface, 2 -- Chapter I. Discoveries in the time of Alfred King of England, in the ninth century of the Christian -- era, 8 -- Chapter II. Original Discovery of Greenland by the Icelanders.[1], 34 -- Chapter III. Early Discovery of Winland by the Icelanders, about A.D. 1001.[1], 35 -- Chapter IV. Travels of two Mahomedans in India and China, in the Ninth Century.[1], 38 -- Chapter V. Travels of Rabbi Benjamin of Tudela, through Europe, Asia, and Africa, from Spain to -- China, between A.D. 1160 and 1173[1], 64 -- Chapter VI. Travels of an Englishman into Tartary, and thence into Poland, Hungary, and -- Germany, in 1243.[1], 75 -- Chapter VII. Sketch of the Revolutions in Tartary, 76 -- Chapter VIII. The Travels of John de Plano Carpini and other Friars, sent about the year 1246, as -- ambassadors from Pope Innocent IV, to the great Khan of the Moguls or Tartars.[1], 79 -- Chapter IX. Travels of William de Rubruquis into Tartary, about the year 1253.[1], 100 -- Chapter X. Travels of Haitho, Prince of Armenia, in Tartary, in 1254 [1], 154 -- Chapter XI. Travels of Marco Polo, through Tartary, China, the Islands of India, and most of -- Asia, from A. D. 1260 to 1295 [1], 157 -- Chapter XII. Travels of Oderic of Portenau, into China and the East, in 1318[1], 230 -- Chapter XIII. Travels of Sir John Mandeville into the East, in 1322[1], 252 -- Chapter XIV. Itinerary of Pegoletti, between Asof and China, in 1355[1], 253 -- Chapter XV. Voyages of Nicolo and Antonio Zeno in 1380.[1], 256 -- Chapter XVI. Travels of John Schildtberger into Tartary, in 1394[1], 266 -- Chapter XVII. Travels of the Ambassadors of Mirza Shah Rokh, King of Persia, from Herat to -- Khanbalek in Katkay, in 1419[1], 269 -- Chapter XVIII. Voyage and Travels of Pietro Quirini into Norway, in 1431.[1], 283 -- Chapter XIX. Travels of Josaphat Barbaro, Ambassador from Venice to Tanna, now called Asof, -- in 1436 [1], 293


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