|Title||An Essay of the Meanes how to make our Travailes, into Forraine Countries, the more Profitable and Honourable|
|Publisher||H. L. for Mathew Lownes|
|Physical Description||4⁰, pp. 131|
Scheme or exemplar for description
Classification model (Ramusian table etc.)
General discussion of the utility of travel
Moral considerations of travel
|Notes||Apodemic text contains 5 tables.|
Addressed to Prince Henry. Widely regarded as being heavily modelled on Theodor Zwinger’s ‘Methodus apodemica’ (ODNB calls it a 'straight imitation'). This judgement applies in particular to Palmer’s tables, which engross the whole of Zwinger’s text. Palmer combined methodical techniques with moral instruction to outline a perfect rule for beneficial foreign travel. The work includes fold-out analytical tables which were to be ‘an aid to memory’ and show at a glance how to acquire information. Palmer also stresses the importance of retaining attachment to one's religion, suggests that thirty or forty is the appropriate age for travel and considers women, infants, fools and madmen as unfit for travel.
Master Copy: British Library 303.c.4. and C.114.b.9. and G.7306.
EEBO, reproduction of BL copy.