A Chronological History of North-Eastern Voyages of Discovery: And of the Early Eastern Navigations of the Russians

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 16, 2012 - History - 330 pages
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Rear-Admiral James Burney (1750-1821), brother of the novelist Fanny Burney and son of the musicologist Dr Charles Burney, is best known for his five-volume compilation of voyages in the Pacific Ocean (also reissued in this series). He began his maritime career at the age of ten, as a captain's servant. Five years later he became a naval officer, and from 1772 to 1780 served on Cook's second and third voyages to the South Seas. Following his forced retirement in 1784, he turned to his second career as an author. Published in 1819, this work summarises nine hundred years of exploration of the coastline from Northern Europe to North-East Asia, from the Norse chieftain Ochter's voyage around the North Cape in 890 CE to Captain Billings' 1790 expedition to the Aleutian Islands. He concludes with a detailed discussion of the search for a passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
 

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Contents

CHAP
1
Voyages made by the English and the Hollanders
8
Qf the general extension of the Russian Empire
47
CHAP IV
60
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Attempts from the European Sea to discover a Northeast
77
Invasion of Kamtschatka Evidence collected concerning
84
CHAP VII
90
Expedition of the Russians against the Tschuktzki
96
CHAP X
106
CHAP XI
112
Plans and Expedition qfSchestakow The Coast of Ame
128
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