A Voyage to St. Kilda

A Voyage to St Kilda Martin Martin s account of his voyage to St Kilda is a classic of Scottish topography Martin a native of Skye visited St Kilda in An account of his trip was first published in as A Late Vo

  • Title: A Voyage to St. Kilda
  • Author: Martin Martin Cherry Kearton
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  • Page: 347
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  • Martin Martin s account of his voyage to St Kilda is a classic of Scottish topography Martin, a native of Skye, visited St Kilda in 1697 An account of his trip was first published in 1698 as A Late Voyage to St Kilda A number of subsequent editions appeared the fourth in 1753, with the title simply as A Voyage to St Kilda.This new edition in eBook format supplementMartin Martin s account of his voyage to St Kilda is a classic of Scottish topography Martin, a native of Skye, visited St Kilda in 1697 An account of his trip was first published in 1698 as A Late Voyage to St Kilda A number of subsequent editions appeared the fourth in 1753, with the title simply as A Voyage to St Kilda.This new edition in eBook format supplements the text with photographs taken by Cherry Kearton These represent a selection of images used to illustrate his brother Richard s book With Nature and a Camera, first published in 1897 The Keartons work is equally a classic, providing us with a documentary record of the St Kildan way of life in late Victorian times.The book is further supplemented by photographs taken by the editor from a visit made in July 2011 Thus the work presents a view of St Kilda from the late 17th century to the present day, in a manner intended to whet the appetite of the reader into further interest and research The St Kilda archipelago is a World Heritage Site Much material has already been written on St Kilda but undoubtedly research into this fascinating heritage will continue as new perspectives emerge.

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    1. Martin Martin Cherry Kearton

      Martin Martin Gaelic M rtainn M rtainn was born at Bealach, near Duntulm, Skye He graduated MA from the University of Edinburgh in 1681 and entered Leiden University in 1710, graduating as MD After completing his studies in the Netherlands, he moved to London, where he was resident until his death.Martin is best known for his works A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland 1695 and A Voyage to St Kilda 1698.

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    1. An interesting look at the island culture of St. Kilda in 1697 with a "surprise" in the final chapter. Not sure that the photos from 1897 and 2011 added much, but they were nice enough.


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