ADAMS, Father John (Joannes Adamus
See: NIEUHOF, John, and SCHALL, Johann Adam von
ADAMS, John (alias Alexander Smith)
Bounty mutineer. Founded settlement on Pitcairn island.
- "The narrative of Robert Adams, a sailor, who was wrecked on the western coast of Africa in the year 1810, was retained three years in slavery by the Arabs of the Great Desert, and resided several months in the city of Tombuctoo." London / 1816 / John Murray.
1st Englishman to reach Japan where he helped persuade the Shogun Ieyasu to promote trade with the Dutch and English. Adams was pilot-major of a 5-ship Durtch expedition under Jacques MAHU and Simon de CORDES which attempted to reach Japan via the Straits of Magellan 1598-1600. Only one ship (with Adams on board) got through. Later Adams tried to promote trade with England through SARIS and COCKS. 1616-1618 made a voyage to Siam and Cochin China. Died in Japan.
- C.J.Purnell (ed.) "The log book of William Adams, 1614-19.... with the journal of Edward [= John-] Saris." London / 1916.
ADYE, Sir J.M.
Turkey, Indian mutiny. Published autobiography.
AGASSIZ, Jean Louis Rodolphe
Swiss naturalist. Worked in Switzerland, Scotland, United States, S. America. 1867, penetrated the mountain regions inland from Rio de Janeiro.
- "Journey in Brazil." Boston / 1868.
AGATHARCHIDES OF CNIDUS
- "On the Erythraean Sea." Written some time before 100BC. Extant only in abridgements by later writers. 1990 / Hakluyt Society (Series II, no. 172).
See also ANON. ("Periplus" author).
AGNES, Joseph Pierre
- "Merv, Constantinople, et la Mer Noire." Paris / 1855.
AGUIRRE, Lope de
Took part in the 1560 expedition up the Amazon led by Pedro de URSUA. Aguirre led a mutinous faction which murdered Ursua and then degenerated into banditry and madness.
- Markham, C.R. (ed): "The expedition of Pedro de Ursua and Lope de Aguirre... 1560-1561" Tr. from the Spanish account of Fray Pedro Simon in his "Sixth historical notice of Tierra Firme." 1861 / Hakluyt Society (Series I, no. 28).
ANGAS, George French
Artist and zoologist. Accompanied Sir George GREY on Australian explorations. Published works relating to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.