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Robert Kerr (writer)
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 801 pages of information about A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels.

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Ulietea Island and Inhabitants described, xvi. 97.—­See Society Island. 
Unicorn, early notice of, i. 57. 
Verthema’s Travels in Egypt, Syria, Arabia, Persia, and India, vii. 41. 
Van Noort’s Voyage round the World, x. 112. 
Vanilla described, x. 261. 
Van Dieman’s Land, notices of, xv. 256. 
  Natural history and animals of, 259. 
  Inhabitants, 262. 
Vicuma, the, described, x. 462. 
Voyages of Discovery, advantages of, xv. 154. 
  To nautical science, 160. 
  To the history of the Human Species, and its migrations, 167. 
  To the inhabitants discovered, 170.

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Wallis’s, Capt., Voyage round the World, xii. 120. 
Wallis’s Island described, xii. 221. 
Water Spouts described, x. 287. xix. 105. xiv. 106. note. 
Wateeoo Isle described, xv. 312. 
Weenooa-ette Isle described, xv. 332. 
Weert Sibbald’s Voyage round the World, x. 130. 
Welsh’s Voyage to Benin, vii. 331. 
Whales, notices respecting, xv. 4. note. 
Whiddon’s Voyage to the Azores. vii. 358. 
Windham’s Voyage to Guinea, vii. 216. 
Wood, Benj., Voyage to the East Indies, viii. 40. 
Wulfstan’s Voyage to the Baltic, i. 15.

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Zenos’ Voyage, i. 438.

GENERAL PLAN OF KERR’S COLLECTION OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS.

PART I.

Voyages and Travels of Discovery in the middle ages; from the era of Alfred King of England, in the ninth century, to that of Don Henry of Portugal, at the commencement of the fifteenth century.

PART II.

General Voyages and Travels, chiefly of Discovery; from the era of Don Henry in 1412, to that of George III. in 1760.

PART III.

General Voyages and Travels of Discovery during the era of George III., which were conducted upon scientific principles, and by which the Geography of the globe has been nearly perfected.

PART IV.

Historical Deduction of the Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by sea and land, from the earliest times to the present period.

TABULAR VIEW OF THE CONTENTS OF THE SEVENTEEN VOLUMES.

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VOLUME I.

Discovery of Iceland by the Norwegians.

Voyages of Ohthere to the White Sea and the Baltic.

Remarks on the situation of Sciringe-heal and Haethum, by J.R.  Forster.

Voyage of Wulfstein in the Baltic.

——­ of Sighelm to India.

Travels of John Erigena to Athens.

Geography of the known world as described by King Alfred.

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