An exhibition of books and
manuscripts relating to the history of the Americas, drawn mainly from the
Hunterian collection. The non-medical section of Hunterís library reflects
interests both deep and wide: fine topography, botany, zoology, astronomy,
numismatics, fine art, and certain aspects of vernacular literature. A
strong section of books on exploration and travel contains a wealth of
Americana as well as important materials on the East Indies and on
contemporary voyages to the South Seas.
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North-West Passage. Manuscript, early 18th century (fol. 1r).
Hunter 434 (V.5.4)