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

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 9, 2010 - History - 620 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 4 covers voyages between 1689 and 1723, including accounts of buccaneer expeditions.
 

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Contents

Considerations on the Rights acquired by the Discovery of Unknown
1
CHAP II
7
Beginning of the Repartimientos
16
Adventure of an English Ship
33
Are driven away by the Spaniards
40
CHAP V
47
The Buccaneers plunder New Segovia
53
Treaty of America Expedition of the Buccaneers against Panama
63
CHAP XXIII
262
Reform attempted in the West Indies 298 The English driven from St Christopher
301
Armament under M de Pointis 303 The City capitulates
309
CHAP XXVII
316
The Buccaneers return to Carthagena 316 Providence Island
322
35
338
Of the Expeditions of the Spaniards in California to their first
345
The Company of Scotland trading to Africa and the Indies History
359

Massacre of the French in Samana
77
CHAP VIII
81
CHAP IX
91
Fort of Sta Maria taken 95 They arrive at the South Sea
97
In the Bay of Panama 98 Sharp deposed from the Command
111
Imposition practised by Sharp 104 Proceedings of Sharp and his Followers
118
55
122
CHAP XI
125
Ambergris The Flamingo
136
At Juan Fernandez
142
Duke of Norfolks Island
146
34
150
Bay of Amapalla
154
The Cygnet Captain Swan
157
Nutmeg Island North of Luconia
163
CHAP XV
176
CHAP XVI
188
CHAP XVII
201
Adventures of Swan and Townley on the Coast of New Spain until
213
56
221
CHAP XX
237
CHAP XXI
249
Act of the Parliament of Scotland 359 Is abandoned to the Spaniards
369
b 2
371
CHAP V
375
Beauchesne sails to Patagonia 376 At Arica
381
CHAP VII
388
Teneriffe Road of Santa Cruz 389 Kanguroos Guanos
396
Rosemary Island
405
The Voyage to New Guinea 406
406
Cockle Island
408
Island St Jan
414
CHAR X
457
58
497
lload of Arica Guana
500
Thaylet his search for an Island
513
CHAP XIII
519
Passage round Cape Home
526
At Juan Fernandez
532
Departure from Holland 558 Daageraad or Aurora Island
569
Island Mocha ib Verquikking or Recreation Island
575
497
579
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