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Bibliographies and Reference

Find travel accounts in HOLLIS by searching advanced search for the subject term “Description and Travel” AND the relevant geographical terms: Central America OR Belize OR Guatemala OR Salvador OR Honduras OR Mexico

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  • Travel in literature
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  • Voyages and travels

Bibliography of natural history travel narratives, by A.S. Troelstra. Utrecht: KNNV Publishing, 2016, 460 pages
--Well-annotated entries arranged alphabetically by author. All known editions and translations are cited. Offers references to biographical information on each author.  Index by region then country.

Travel accounts and descriptions of Latin America and the Caribbean, 1800-1920: a selected bibliography, by Thomas L. Welch and Myriam Figueras. Washington, DC: Columbus Memorial Library, Organization of American States, 1982, 293 p.
Widener | WID-LC | F1409.Z99 W44 x, 1982

English interpreters of the Iberian new world from Purchas to Stevens: a bibliographical study, 1603-1726, by Colin Steele. Oxford: Dolphin Book Co., 1975, 206 p.
Widener | WID-LC | E141 .S82

Latin America in the nineteenth century; a selected bibliography of books of travel and description published in English, by A. Curtis Wilgus. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1973, 174 p.
Widener | SA 879.73

American travelers to Mexico, 1821-1972: a descriptive bibliography, by Garold Cole. Troy, NY: Whitston Pub. Co., 1978, 139 p.
Not at Harvard; obtain via Borrow Direct

Mexico in American and British letters: a bibliography of fiction and travel books, citing original editions, by Drewey Wayne Gunn. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1974, 150 p.
Widener | Harvard Depository | AL 75.194

Encyclopedia of exploration, by Raymond John Howgego. Sydney: Hordern House, 2003-2006, 3 v.
Widener | RR 4004.3
v. 1. to 1800; v. 2. 1800-1850; vol. 3, 1850-1940.

Literature of travel and exploration: an encyclopedia, ed. by Jennifer Speake. NY: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003. 3 v.
Fine Arts | Reading Room | RFA74.50
Widener | RR 4006.10