The editors wish to express their thanks to the following institutions and persons for their financial support and active contribution to the project: The Hakluyt Society, the SELVA (Society for the Study of Anglophone Travel Literature), HDEA (Histoire et Dynamique des Espaces Anglophones, EA 4086) and VALE (Voix Anglophones: Littérature et Esthétique, EA 4085) research centres at Sorbonne Université, LARCA (Laboratoire de Recherches sur les Cultures Anglophones, UMR 8225, CNRS) at the University of Paris, CTEL (Centre Transdisciplinaire d’Epistémologie de la Littérature et des Arts Vivants) at the Université Côte d’Azur, the IUF (Institut Universitaire de France), and the members of our scientific committee : Jim Bennett (President of the Hakluyt Society), Anne-Florence Quaireau (Sorbonne Université), Will Slauter (Université de Paris, IUF). We wish to extend our thanks to New Zealand artist Michel Tuffery for the permission to reproduce his 2011 painting Cookie in Conversation with Tupaia at Tolaga Bay.