Historical geography

    Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration

    By Thomas Forrest

    Paperback £28.12

    In 1774, East India Company employee Thomas Forrest c.1729-c.1802 embarked on a year-long voyage to explore the archipelago between Malaysia and New Guinea, in a small boat with a local crew. This 1779 publication describes the islands he visited, their people, and colonial trade, particularly in spices.

    Black's Guide to Scotland

    By Charles Black

    Hardback £8.45

    Facsimile edition of the famous Black's Picturesque Tourist Guide of Scotland originally published in 1840. The Black's Guide to travel is the star of the television series `Grand Tours of Scotland' as used by Paul Murton.

    Narrative and Successful Result of a Voyage in the South Sea

    By Peter Dillon

    Hardback £46.71

    Trader and adventurer Peter Dillon 1788-1847 spent much of his life in the Pacific. When he discovered artefacts from a lost French expedition, his familiarity with Pacific Islander cultures enabled him to establish its fate, and acquire many items from the shipwrecks. This two-volume 1829 publication tells the story.

    First Mapping of America

    By Alex Johnson

    Hardback Save £14.54 = £70.46

    *First book to combine important cartographic scholarship with the machinations of high politics, bureaucracy and commercial greed. *Contains many previously unpublished maps

    Chronological Atlas of the Bible

    By J. E. Holley

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    Master The Bible in the shortest possible time, 27 guide maps, Maps include places mentioned in The Bible, Characters traced in chronological order of dates and events, Bible references included

    Leprosy and Colonialism

    By Stephen Snelders

    Hardback Save £5.54 = £74.46

    Leprosy and colonialism investigates the history of leprosy in Suriname within the context of Dutch colonial power and racial conflict, from the plantation economy and the age of slavery to its legacy in the modern colonial state. -- .

    Newspaper City

    Hardback £40.85

    In Newspaper City, Phillip Gordon Mackintosh scrutinizes the reluctance of early Torontonians to pave their streets. Consequently, Mackintosh's study reveals the contradictory nature of newspapers and the historiographical complexities of newspaper research.

    Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

    By Paul Watson

    Hardback Save £3.04 = £18.95

    The true story of the greatest mystery of Arctic exploration-and the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge that led to the shipwreck's recent discovery.

    Exploration Treasury, The

    By Beau Riffenburgh

    Paperback Save £9.54 = £20.46

    Helps you discover some of the great archival treasures of the Royal Geographical Society. This book also includes the first travellers, who set off with sketchbook or camera, as well as diplomats who chose to explore the wider regions into which they were posted.

    London

    By Peter Whitfield

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    Over 100 important maps from the mid-sixteenth century to the present day are illustrated and discussed. London: A Life in Maps has been a bestseller since its first publication in 2006 and has now been redesigned and updated for a new audience.

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