The history of a voyage to the Malouine, or Falkland, islands, made in 1763 and 1764, under the command of m. de Bougainville ... and of two voyages to the Streights of Magellan, with an account of the Patagonians. Translated (Google eBook)

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Page xiv - Either of thefe places, as they are iflands at a confiderable diftance from the Continent, may be fuppofed from their latitude, to lie in a climate fufficiently temperate. It is true, they are too little known to be at prefent recommended
Page xiv - along the NE coaft of thefe ifles in the year 1708, tells us, that they extended about two degrees in length, and appeared with gentle defcents from hill to hill, and feemed to be good ground
Page xiv - to wood and water at; and fays, it is provided with a very good and capacious harbour, where a thoufand fail of fhips might ride at anchor in great .fafety; that it abounds with fowls, and
Page xiii - for their voyage round Cape Horn. And we have in reality the imperfect knowledge of two places, which might perhaps, on examination, prove extremely convenient for this purpofe
Page xiv - being the land laid down by Frezier in his chart of the extremity of South America under the title of the new iflands. Woods Rogers, who
Page 239 - As you approach them, they look at you, turning their head to the right and then to the left, as if they made a jeft of you, and
Page xv - winds I doubt not but a voyage might be made from Falkland's Ifles to Juan Fernandez, and back again in little more than two months.
Page xiii - South, and laid down by Dr. Halley about eighty leagues to the eaftward of Cape Blanco, on the coaft of Patagonia; the
Page 21 - nine feet from the tip of one wing to that of the other.

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