The Best Edition of Harris’ Navigantium
Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca.
Or, a complete collection of voyages and travels. Consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers ... And the voyages under the direction of the East-India Company in Holland, in Dutch. Together with such other histories, voyages, travels, or discoveries, as are in general esteem ... Containing whatever has been observed worthy of notice in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America; in respect to the extent and situation of empires, kingdoms, provinces, &c. The climate, soil, produce, whether animal, vegetable, or mineral, of each country: Likewise the religion, manners, and customs of the several inhabitants, their government, arts and sciences, public buildings, mountains, rivers, harbours, &c. Illustrated by proper charts, maps, and cuts. To which is prefixed, a copious introduction, comprehending the rise and proress [sic.] of the art of navigation, and its successive improvements; together with the invention and use of the loadstone, and its variation ... Now carefully revised, with large additions, and continued down to the present time; including particular accounts of the manufactures and commerce of each country. Vol. I [Vol II.] London: Printed for T. Osborne [and seventeen others], 1764.
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