Richard Henry Major

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Richard Henry Major
Información personal
Nacimiento 3 de octubre de 1818
Bandera de Inglaterra Inglaterra, Londres
Fallecimiento 25 de junio de 1891 Ver y modificar los datos en Wikidata (72 años)
Nacionalidad inglesa
Información profesional
Ocupación historiador
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Richard Henry Major (3 de octubre de 1818 - 25 de junio de 1891) fue un bibliotecario geógrafo y comisario de mapas de la colección del Museo Británico a partir de 1844 hasta su jubilación en 1880. Durante ese tiempo publicó una serie de libros relacionados con algunos mapas y otros documentos de importancia histórica. Desde 1849 hasta 1858, fue el Secretario de la Hakluyt Society [1]​ Reconocido a nivel internacional por sus trabajos en el ámbito de la geografía, la cartografía histórica.

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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.  «Mayor, Richard Henry». Dictionary of National Biography (en inglés). Londres: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. OCLC 2763972. . .
  2. von Herberstein, Baron Sigismund (1851). Major, Richard Henry, ed. Notes upon Russia: Being a Translation of the earliest Account of that Country, entitled Rerum Muscoviticarum commentarii. London: The Hakluyt Society. Consultado el 21 de marzo de 2015. 
  3. Major, Richard Henry, ed. (1859). Early voyages to Terra Australia, now called Australia. London: The Hakluyt Society. Consultado el 21 de marzo de 2015. 
  4. Major, Richard Henry (1861). 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. Consultado el 21 de marzo de 2015. 
  5. Major, Richard Henry (1865). 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). London: J.B. Nicholls and Sons. Consultado el 21 de marzo de 2015. 
  6. Major, Richard Henry (1868). 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. Consultado el 21 de marzo de 2015. 
  7. Zeno, Niccolò (1873). Major, Richard Henry, ed. 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. Consultado el 21 de marzo de 2015. 
  8. Major, Richard Henry (1857). 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. Consultado el 21 de marzo de 2015. 

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