A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea Or Pacific Ocean

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 9, 2010 - History - 504 pages
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Captain James Burney (1750-1821), the son of the musicologist Dr Charles Burney and brother of the novelist Fanny Burney, was a well-travelled sailor, best known for this monumental compilation of voyages of discovery in the Pacific Ocean. After joining the navy in 1764, he sailed on Cook's second voyage between 1772 and 1774, and was also present on the ill-fated third voyage. He retired from the navy in 1784 and turned to writing works on exploration. These volumes, published between 1803 and 1817, and regarded as the standard work on the subject for much of the nineteenth century, contain collected accounts of European voyages of discovery in the Pacific Ocean between 1492 and 1764. Burney provides summaries of Spanish, Dutch and English accounts, which include descriptions of voyages to China, Micronesia and Australia. Volume 3 covers voyages between 1620 and 1688, including the voyages of Abel Tasman.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER i
1
Lopez Gonsalvo Bad water
10
Suarte Theunis
17
15
35
tuguese
43
George Candidius 50
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CHAP IV
59
Island North of Amamocka
110
CHAP X
238
Are attacked by the Chinese 249 Of Koxinga and his Successors
254
CHAP XI
267
Mission to tbe Ladrones proposed
279
J Paulmier a descendant of Esseraoric
290
Forts builtandthenatives subjected 2892 92
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Character and happy state of the natives
310
CHAP XIII
316

Brouwers Strait
145
Instructions to the Commander
152
Staten Eylant
156
CHAP VII
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CHAP VIII
184
Letter of de Fonte 185190
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First entrance of the Russians into the His Description of the Kingdom
219
Dutch Ship wrecked on the Island Remarks on Hamels Description
227
Instructions to the Commander of
323
Penguin Island
329
In Port Desire ib 338
338
Continuation of the narrative from
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CHAP XV
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CHAP XVI
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