A new general collection of voyages and travels: consisting of the most esteemed relations, which have been hitherto published in any language; comprehending everything remarkable in its kind, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <http://www.inmotionaame.org>

Collection Data

Description
This illustrated four volume work is an anthology of travel narratives. It contains maps and plates of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Edited by John Green, it is often referred to as the Astley collection for its publisher.
Names
Green, John, fl. 1730-1753 (Compiler)
Astley, Thomas, -1759 (Publisher)
Dates / Origin
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for T. Astley
Date Issued: 1745 - 1747
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KC 1745 (New general collection of voyages and travels)
Topics
Voyages around the world
Voyages and travels
Genres
Books
Prints
Maps
Drawings
Notes
Content: Compiled by John Green, but known as the Astley collection.
Citation/reference: Sabin 28539
Physical Description
Engravings
Extent: 4 v. plates (part fold.), maps (part fold.), plans (part fold.) 27 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 2045114
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13017648
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 47da5670-c635-012f-de88-58d385a7bc34
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