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Although Millenium Hall is fictional, the title-page presents it as a domestic tour, and the explicitly 'improving' aim of the work is not out of keeping with other travels of its day. John Newbery, to whom Scott dedicates her book, was the first…

Not to be outdone by Venice, Pisa and Rome, Milan found her own historian in Carlo Torre. This engraving shows one of the oldest surviving Roman colonnades in the city, but does not lavish too much detail on the surroundings, consigning them to a…

While Boswell's impressive volume is more historical and topographical than Gilpin or Combe, his title reveals the emphasis readers and publishers placed on the 'views'. The 'pleasing effect' of St. Michael's Mount and its 'agreeable' situation with…

Smollett's collection ranged as widely as possible in all directions, and this account of Laplanders provides a nice comparison with the Webber image above.

As a historian of his birthplace, Migliore celebrates the grandeur of Florence in this elegant guidebook.

The frontispiece to this gorgeous volume captures the adventure associated with the settlement of Australia. Though the documents do not constitute a travel narrative, their connections with the moment of origin provide their intended readers with…

By the second half of the eighteenth century, the grand tour had been so frequently recounted that Boswell and Brydone both sought more remote corners of Italy. Boswell's usual irrepressible enthusiasm and undaunted effrontery secured him the…

This publication by Amsterdam publisher and engraver Peter Schenk is typical of those that were appearing at the turn of the 18th century. The page shown depicts the ruins of the aqueduct the Aqua Marcia. It conveyed water to both the baths of…

This book on the buildings and ruins of Rome by the 17th century artist and engraver, Giovanni Maggi, is typical of the works by which the ruins of antiquity became known outside Italy through that century. The remnant of the Temple of Jupiter Stator…

John Evelyn was born in Wotton, Surrey, in 1620. He spent most of his early life in Lewes, Sussex. After being educated at Balliol College, Oxford, he spent several years travelling in Europe. Evelyn was a supporter of Charles I and after the King's…

On label in ink in Dr Hocken’s hand: Johann Reinhold Forster, L.L.D, F.R.S., F.A.S. 1729-1798. Johann Georg Adam Forster, M.D., 1754-1794. Father & son. Accompanied Cook on his second voyage. Conjointly wrote Observations &c on the voyage & its…

Label in ink in Dr Hocken’s hand: Sir Piercy Brett, 1709-81. Admiral, Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty. Cook named after him Cape Brett and Piercy Island or rock at the entrance to the Bay of Islands. T.M. Hocken.

Label in ink in Dr Hocken’s hand: Dr John Hawkesworth, L.L.D. 1715-1773, Edited Voyages to the Southern Hemisphere including Captain Cook’s First Voyage. T.M. Hocken; label: Na te Hakena Tenei Tiki.

Label in ink in Dr Hocken’s hand: Admiral Lord Edward Hawke, 1705-1781. First Lord of the Admiralty, after whom Capt Cook named Hawke’s Bay. T.M. Hocken.

Label in ink in Dr Hocken’s hand: John Montagu fourth Earl of Sandwich, 1718-92, First Lord of the Admiralty, after whom Cook called the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Island. T.M. Hocken; label: Na Te Hakena Tenei Tiki.
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