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Encyclopedia of exploration to 1800 : a comprehensive reference guide to the history and literature of exploration, travel and colonization from the earliest times to the year 1800 / Raymond John Howgego
Bib ID 565705
Format BookBook
Author
Howgego, Raymond John, 1946-
 
Description Potts Point, N.S.W. : Hordern House, 2003 
xv, 1168 p. ; 29 cm. 
ISBN 1875567364
1875567364
1875567364
1875567364
Summary

The Encyclopedia of Exploration provides a comprehensive guide to the history and literature of world exploration, travel and colonization. The vast scope of the Encyclopedia of Exploration makes it a work unlike any other in its combination of historical, biographical and bibliographical data. It includes a catalogue of all known expeditions, voyages and travels to the year 1800, as well as biographical information on the travellers themselves, which places them in their historical context. The book includes 2327 major articles with generated index entries totalling more than 7500 names of persons or ships mentioned in the text. Within the text itself there are about 4000 cross-references between articles. Altogether nearly 20,000 bibliographical citations accompany the articles.

Notes

The publishers offered a case of champagne to the first person to identify with "incontrovertible justification" a fictitious entry deliberately inserted by the author. The prize was claimed in 2009 by Volkmar Holz of Nice, France, who demonstrated that the entry for Johann Friedrich Spassvogel (s.115, p.986) was completely spurious.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

ANL's LD copy is signed by author.

Subjects Discoveries in geography - Encyclopedias.  |  Explorers - Encyclopedias.  |  Voyages and travels - Encyclopedias.

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