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

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 17, 2011 - History - 266 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 5 covers voyages between 1724 and 1764, including Commodore George Aston's circumnavigation.
 

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Contents

The Carolinas or New Philippine Islands
1
Space over which the name of Carolinas Carolinas Islanders cast on Guahan
19
Letter of P Paul Clain 59 The Garbanzos Islands
25
Bouvets Memoire addressed to the Calculations of its situation from
34
Plan first proposed 389 Chequetan Harbour
62
Departure from England of a Squadron Anatacan Serigan
68
Port San Julian 44 Ruins at Tinian
74
Passage round Cape Home 46 Vele Rete Rocks
75
Wrecked on the coast of Chili 92 Alexander Campbell
123
Majority of the crew sail in her for the Island Fernando Noronha
129
In Port Desire ib Earthquake and inundation in Peru
132
The Leon outward bound 136 Named the Isle de San Pedro
140
Project of M de Bougainville to form In the Strait of Magalhanes Natives
149
Settlers landed and a Fort built 146 English Settlement at Port Egmont
155
Error in the Spanish Chart of the List of Islands under the circumstances
159
Mistake in the French Translation 4 The Cumbrians Reef
174

The Anna Pink in a harbour on the Spanish Galeon taken
82
At Quibo 59 Return to England
88
Course of the Wager after having been Burial place on the Continent of Chili
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