[Osborne] A collection of voyages and travels

A collection of voyages and travels, consisting of authentic writers in our own tongue, which have not before been collected in English, or have only been abridged in other Collections. And continued with others of note, that have published histories, Voyages, Travels, Journals or Discoveries in other Nations and Languages, relating to any part of the continent of Asia, Africa, America, Europe, or the Islands thereof, from the earliest Account to the present Time. Digested according to the parts o the world, to which they particularly relate: with historical introductions to each account, where thought necessary, containing either the Lives of their Authors or what else could be discovered and was supposed capable of entertaining and informing the curious Reader. And with great variety of cuts, prospects, Ruins, Maps, and Charts. Compiled from the curious and valuable library of the late Earl of Oxford. Interspersed and illustrated with Notes, Containing. Either a General Account of the Discovery of those Countries, or an Abstract of their Histories, Government, Trade, Religion, &c. collected from Original Papers, Letters, Charters, Letters Patents, Acts of Parliament, &c. not to be met with, and proper to explain many obscure Passages in other Collections of this Kind. … (London: printed for and sold by Thomas Osborne of Gray’s-Inn MDCCXLV. [1745])

  • Digitized:
    • vol. 1:
      > Google Books (Original from Lyon Public Library (Bibliothèque jésuite des Fontaines), digitized 1 October 2010)
      > Google Books (Original from Lyon Public Library (Bibliothèque jésuite des Fontaines), digitized 4 July 2012)
    • vol. 2:
      > Google Books (Original from Lyon Public Library (Bibliothèque jésuite des Fontaines), digitized 1 October 2010)
      > Google Books (Original from Lyon Public Library (Bibliothèque jésuite des Fontaines), digitized 4 July 2012)
  • Bibliographic reference: ESTC Citation No. T97843
  • No copy listed in Wiener China-Bibliographie

Collection of travelogues, reports, accounts and letters describing all parts of the world. Vol. 2 contains (among others) translations of Baudier’s Histoire de la cour du roy de la Chine and Escalante’s Discurso de la navegacion que los Portugueses hacen a los Reinos y Provincias de Oriente, y de la noticia que se tiene de las grandezas del Reino de la China,

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