The Discovery of the Solomon Islands by Alvaro de Mendaña in 1568. Alvaro de MENDANA.

The Discovery of the Solomon Islands…
The Discovery of the Solomon Islands by Alvaro de Mendaña in 1568.

London: Hakluyt Society, 1901.

Two volumes, octavo, photographic plates, four maps (two folding) in a pocket; original blue cloth.

Translated from the original Spanish manuscripts, comprising six separate accounts of the journey, this is the standard scholarly edition of the narrative of the voyage of Mendaña and his associates aboard the Capitana and the Almiranta, in search of habitable lands off the coast of Peru, and their subsequent discovery of the Solomon Islands. This translation took thirty years to complete before being published by the Hakluyt Society, due to careful cross-referencing of material that was continually coming to light during the process.

Translated from the original Spanish manuscripts, comprising six separate accounts of the journey, this is the standard scholarly edition of the narrative of the voyage of Mendaña and his associates aboard the Capitana and the Almiranta, in search of habitable lands off the coast of Peru, and their subsequent discovery of the Solomon Islands. This translation took thirty years to complete before being published by the Hakluyt Society, due to careful cross-referencing of material that was continually coming to light during the process.

Condition Report: Some pages loosening; cloth rubbed; spines sunned and darkened but a reasonable copy.

Price (AUD): $700.00

US$474.42   Other currencies

Ref: #3004134

Condition Report