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Delpar, Helen, ed., The Discoverers: An Encyclopedia of Explorers and Exploration. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1980. ISBN 0-07-016264-6. 28x22cm., 471pp., illustrated, cloth. (1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, $59.95)

For dealers or collectors seeking a convenient one-volume reference to voyages and exploration, this seems to be the book to have.  A number of experts have contributed entries, which are arranged alphabetically.  For example, under C we have Cabeza de Vaca, Cabot, Cabral, Cabrillo, Caillié, Cam, Cameron, Canada, Cão, Carpini, Carteret, Cartier, Cartography, Central Asia, Chaillé-Long, Challenger Expedition, Champlain, Chancellor, Chang Ch’ien, Cheadle, Cheng Ho, China, Chinese Exploration, etc., etc.  Each entry gives a brief account with additional references.  Highly recommended.

David C. Jolly, 1989
 

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