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

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 9, 2010 - History - 542 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 2 covers voyages between 1579 and 1620, including that of Sir Richard Hawkins.
 

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Contents

Voyage of Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa from Peru to the Strait
1
Description of Sarmientos Journal
8
Gulf de la Santissima Tkinidad
11
Geographical descriptions within
17
Ancon sin salida
24
Four fathoms bank near C Virgenes
42
Sail for the Strait
54
New Spain to the Philippines and from Macao to New Spain
58
Isle de Cedros ib Of the natives of the NW coast
256
Bay de Todos los Santos 246 Vizcaino dies and the plan is laid
259
The return to New Spain 261 Rica de Oro of the Spanish charts
266
Note in Purchas 269 Narrative written by De Torres lately
272
TheGinsimaandKinsima of the Japanese 262
302
Quiros sails from Peru 273 Silver ore
308
La Fugitiva 282 Passage of de Torres between
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Second Voyage of Mr Cavendish
98
Brief Review of various Reports concerning the Discovery of a North
108
CHAP IX
118
Pedro Fernandez de Quiros sails as pilot Discoveries made by Don Lorenco
158
Are named las Marquesas de Mendoga ib La Guerta Island
169
The Bread Fruit ib The Capilana arrives at Manila
180
Equipment 187 Of the Islands Gaspar Rico
195
Death of De Cordes and of the Vice Meets Olivier Van Noort
201
Departure from Holland 206 Valparaiso Guasco
222
Strait of Magalhanes ib V Noort arrives off Manila
229
Spanish ship seized by the Natives of the Ladrone Islands Voyage
235
Driven back 48
238
Vojage of Fenton and Ward
247
Bay de Ballenas ib The Almiranta sent back to New Spain
253
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Animals Birds ib Table of Situations
326
Island Mocha 220
335
At Brasil
346
Island Santa Maria
350
The Holland fleet and Spanish fleet
351
Account of the early publications of
357
Cape Verde Sierra Leone
363
Explanations to plan of Port Desire
367
Papua or New Guinea 425 Maba
434
CHAP XX
448
First certain Knowledge obtained of the Great Terra Australis Expe
455
Ledge of rocks South from Port Desire 459 Spurious account of this expedition
462
Relation of Luis Vaez de Torres concerning the Discoveries
467
Fish Pearl oysters 307
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