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Celebrated Travels and Travellers, vol. 1

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The famous writer of great adventure stories Jules Verne wrote also several lesser known, but good non-fiction works. "Celebrated travels and travellers" tells the story of geographical discovery in the same well written and precise manner we are used to finding in Verne’s fiction books. This book is divided into 3 volumes. This is the first volume, named the "Exploration of the World" and it covers the period in the World's history of exploration from B.C. 505 to the close of the 17th century. The second and third volumes are respectively entitled "The great navigators of the 18th century" and "The great navigators of the 19th century".

Coordinated by Kristine Bekere and Kajo.

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CELEBRATED TRAVELS AND TRAVELLERS. THE EXPLORATION OF THE WORLD.

[Frontispiece: TRANSLATED BY DORA LEIGH]

CELEBRATED TRAVELS AND TRAVELLERS. THE EXPLORATION OF THE WORLD.

BY JULES VERNE

WITH 59 ILLUSTRATIONS BY L. BENETT AND P. PHILIPPOTEAUX, AND 50 FAC SIMILES OF ANCIENT DRAWINGS.

[Illustration: TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH. ]

London: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE, & RIVINGTON, CROWN BUILDINGS, 188, FLEET STREET. 1882. [ All rights reserved. ]

Celebrated Travels and Travellers, BY JULES VERNE.

In Three Vols., demy 8vo, each containing 400 pages and upwards of 100 Illustrations, price 12s. 6d. each; cloth extra, gilt edges, 14s.

Part I. The Exploration of the World. Part II. The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century. Part III. The Great Navigators of the Nineteenth Century.

EXPLORATION OF THE WORLD.

LIST OF MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS REPRODUCED IN FAC SIMILE FROM THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS, GIVING THE SOURCES WHENCE THEY ARE DERIVED.

FIRST PART.

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