Monday, December 10, 2012

Ferdinand Magellan, Circumnavigator

McKew Parr, Charles, Ferdinand Magellan, Circumnavigator, 2nd edition, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1964.

Reviewed in Martin Torodash’s Magellan Historiography, (HAHR).

McKew Parr Collection: Magellan and the Age of Discovery:
The McKew Parr Collection was donated to Brandeis in 1961 by Connecticut State Senator Charles McKew Parr and his wife, Ruth. Comprised of nearly 7000 items, the McKew Parr Collection, titled “Magellan and the Age of Discovery,” was one of America’s premier private collections devoted to the era of exploration, the period from the mid-fifteenth through the mid-eighteenth centuries. Of these items, almost 1000 books and several hundred pamphlets of particular rarity and value are housed in the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, while the remaining volumes, consisting mainly of mid-twentieth-century scholarly works on exploration, are held in the open stacks.

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