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Celebrated Travels and Travellers, vol. 3

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This volume, entitled "The great explorers of the 19th century", forms the third of three volumes under the general title of "Celebrated travels and travellers".

Volume three comprehends:
"The dawn of a century of discovery" (part I, chap. I), "The exploration and colonization of Africa" (part I, chap. II), "The oriental scientific movement and American discoveries" (part I, chap. III), "Voyages round the world, and Polar expeditions" (part II, chap. I), "French circumnavigators" (part II, chap. II), "Polar expeditions" (part II, chap. III, part I) and "The North Pole" (part II, chap. III, part II).

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CELEBRATED TRAVELS AND TRAVELLERS. THE GREAT EXPLORERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.

LONDON: GILBERT AND RIVINGTON, PRINTERS, ST. JOHN'S SQUARE.

[Frontispiece: Map of the work which had to be done in the 19th Century. Gravé par E. Morieu 23, r. de Bréa Paris. ]

CELEBRATED TRAVELS AND TRAVELLERS. THE GREAT EXPLORERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.

BY JULES VERNE.

TRANSLATED BY N. D'ANVERS, AUTHOR OF "HEROES OF NORTH AFRICAN DISCOVERY," "HEROES OF SOUTH AFRICAN DISCOVERY," ETC.

WITH 51 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY LÉON BENETT, AND 57 FAC SIMILES FROM EARLY MSS. AND MAPS BY MATTHIS AND MORIEU.

[Illustration: Ship sailing near icebergs.]

London: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE, & RIVINGTON, CROWN BUILDINGS, 188, FLEET STREET.

1881. [ All rights reserved .]

TO DR. G. G. GARDINER, I Dedicate this Translation WITH SINCERE AND GRATEFUL ESTEEM.

N. D'ANVERS. HENDON, Christmas, 1880 .

TRANSLATOR'S NOTE.

In offering the present volume to the English public, the Translator wishes to thank the Rev... Continue reading book >>


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