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Recently issued and forthcoming publications


THIRD SERIES 31: Carla Rahn Phillips (ed.): The Struggle for the South Atlantic. The Armada of the Strait, 1581-1584. Pedro de Rada's Relacion of the venture under Don Diego Flores de Valdés to bolster South American defences against interlopers, and to fortify the Strait of Magellan against intrusions into the Pacific. 217 pages. Currently distributing to members in December 2016-January 2017.

THIRD SERIES 30: Anna Agnarsdóttir (ed.): Sir Joseph Banks, Iceland and the North Atlantic 1772-1820. Journals, Letters and Documents. The journals of Banks and his servant James Roberts, together with 300 supplementary documents relating to Banks's association with Iceland. 707 pages. Distributed to members in May 2016.

THIRD SERIES 28 & 29:
Kenneth Morgan (ed.): Australia Circumnavigated: The Voyage of Matthew Flinders in HMS Investigator, 1801-1803. The first edited publication of Matthew Flinders's fair journals from the circumnavigation of Australia in 1801-03. Two volumes of 1014 pages total. Distributed to members in August 2015.


Titles in progress

The following have been accepted for publication by the Society at a future date. Titles listed here are provisional working titles only. Please be aware that publication dates can be subject to considerable change.

John Narbrough: Journals of a Voyage to the Strait of Magellan. Edited by Capt. Richard Campbell. Following the acquisition of Narbrough's important journal by the British Library, the Society intends to publish this as a 'special edition' which will include a facsimile of the original in parallel with a readable transcription of the text. Publication expected 2017.

William Mariner's Tonga Islands. Edited by Nigel Statham. Publication expected in 2017.

Grant’s Walk Across Africa 1860-63. Edited by Roy Bridges. Expected 2017-18.


Renaissance Methods for Travel 1570-1633. Edited by Joan-Pau Rubiés.

Afanasii Nikitin, Voyage over Three Seas. A Russian Merchant's Account of a Voyage to India in 1466-1472. Edited by A. V. Postnikov. This fairly modest text will appear soon as an article in the Journal of the Hakluyt Society.

English Trade and Privateering in the Eastern Mediterranean in the late Seventeenth Century: The 'journall' of the Voyage of the Levant Company Merchantman Blackham to Istanbul and Izmir, 1696-1698. Edited by Colin J. Heywood.

Journal of John Saris on the Clove 1611-12 (English East India Company's 8th voyage). Edited by Richmond Barbour.

A Scientific, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour: John (Fiott) Lee in Ireland, England and Wales, 1806–07. Edited by Angela Byrne.

The World of Sir William Trumbull in Constantinople 1687-1692. Edited by John-Paul Ghobrial.

Ferguson's Voyages to the Far East, 1731-1739. Edited by Derek L. Elliott.

Pelham Aldrich’s Journals from Challenger and Alert voyages. Edited by Ian Jackson.

Sir John Peyton’s Travels in Poland-Lithuania, Bohemia, and Germany, 1596-99. Edited by Sebastian Sobecki. 2 volumes.

Bibliography of Richard Hakluyt, 1552-1616. Edited by Anthony Payne.

Thomas Birch Freeman, 'Reminiscences and incidents of travels and historical and political sketches in the Gold Coast and countries bordering…’ Edited by David Killingray.

This page updated 1 April 2016