London and Lisbon; and in September, the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of North America was marked by the opening of a tower erected at Bristol in memory of John and Sebastian Cabot. Under these circumstances it is remarkable that the story of Ralph Fitch, embodying as it does, the first English account of the great resources of India and the Further East, should have escaped adequate attention. Passing references to his adven-7 turous journey are made by all the modern authori ties Professor Monier Williams, in the Contemporary Review of April, 1878, writing of the narrative and, assumedly, of the letters sent home by F itch and his companions, says, The account they published of their travels (preserved by Hakluyt) would well repay republication in a modern form, especially if illustrated and annotated like Colonel Yule's 'marco Polo.' The account of the voyage is here presented in full, with one small excision, which is duly indicated, for the first time since Hakluyt gave it to the world three centuries ago.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - J. Horton Ryley
Published Date - August 26 2019
ISBN - 9780484582902
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.1 cm
Page Count - 327
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