Richard Henry Major

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Infotaula de personaRichard Henry Major
Biografia
Naixement 3 octubre 1818
Mort 25 juny 1891 (72 anys)
Activitat
Ocupació Geògraf
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Richard Henry Major (3 octubre 1818 - 25 juny 1891) va ser un bibliotecari geògraf i comissari de mapes de la col·lecció del Museu Britànic a partir de 1844 fins a la seva jubilació el 1880. Durant aquest temps va publicar una sèrie de llibres relacionats amb alguns mapes i altres documents d'importància històrica. Reconegut a nivell internacional pels seus treballs en l'àmbit de la geografia, i la cartografia històrica.[1] Des de 1849 fins a 1858 va ser el Secretari de la Hakluyt Society.

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  • Notes upon Russia: Being a Translation of the earliest Account of that Country, entitled Rerum Muscoviticarum commentarii, by the Baron Sigismund von Herberstein[2]
  • Early voyages to Terra Australia, now called Australia[3]
  • Further Facts Relating To The Early Discovery Of Australia With Supplementary Observations On The Same Subject
  • The Discovery Of Australia By The Portuguese In 1601[4]
  • Memoir on a mappemonde by Leonardo da Vinci, being the earliest map hitherto known containing the name of America[5]
  • The life of prince Henry of Portugal surnamed the navigator and its results: Comprising the discovery, within one century, of half the world. With new facts in the discovery of the Atlantic Islands. A refutation of French claims to priority in discovery. Portuguese Knowledge (subsequently lost) of the Nile lakes; and the history of the naming of America.[6]
  • The voyages of the Venetian brothers, Nicolò & Antonio Zeno, to the northern seas in the XIVth century : comprising the latest known accounts of the lost colony of Greenland and of the Northmen in America before Columbus[7]
  • India in the fifteenth century : being a collection of narratives of voyages to India, in the century preceding the Portuguese discovery of the Cape of Good Hope ; from Latin, Persian, Russian, and Italian sources, now first translated into English[8]

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  1.  Aquest article incorpora text d'una publicació que es troba actualment al domini públic «Major, Richard Henry». A: Dictionary of National Biography. Londres: Smith, Elder & Co, 1885–1900. 
  2. von Herberstein, Baron Sigismund. Notes upon Russia: Being a Translation of the earliest Account of that Country, entitled Rerum Muscoviticarum commentarii. Londres: The Hakluyt Society, 1851 [Consulta: 21 març 2015]. 
  3. Early voyages to Terra Australia, now called Australia. Londres: The Hakluyt Society, 1859 [Consulta: 21 març 2015]. 
  4. Major, Richard Henry. The Discovery of Australia by the Portuguese in 1601: Five Years Before the Earliest Discovery Hitherto Recorded : with Arguments in Favour of a Previous Discovery by the Same Nation, Early in the Sixteenth Century. London: J.B. Nicholls and Sons, 1861 [Consulta: 21 març 2015]. 
  5. Major, Richard Henry. Memoir on a mappemonde by Leonardo da Vinci, being the earliest map hitherto known containing the name of America, now in the Royal Collection at Windsor. (pdf). Londres: J.B. Nicholls and Sons, 1865 [Consulta: 21 març 2015]. 
  6. Major, Richard Henry. The life of prince Henry of Portugal surnamed the navigator and its results: Comprising the discovery, within one century, of half the world. With new facts in the discovery of the Atlantic Islands. A refutation of French claims to priority in discovery. Portuguese Knowledge (subsequently lost) of the Nile lakes; and the history of the naming of America.. London: A. Asher & Co, 1868 [Consulta: 21 març 2015]. 
  7. Zeno, Niccolò. The voyages of the Venetian brothers, Nicolò & Antonio Zeno, to the northern seas in the XIVth century : comprising the latest known accounts of the lost colony of Greenland and of the Northmen in America before Columbus. London: The Hakluyt Society, 1873 [Consulta: 21 març 2015]. 
  8. Major, Richard Henry. India in the fifteenth century : being a collection of narratives of voyages to India, in the century preceeding the Portugese discovery of the Cape of Good Hope; from Latin, Persian, Russian, and Italian sources, now first translated into English. London: The Hakluyt Society, 1857 [Consulta: 21 març 2015]. 

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