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

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 9, 2010 - History - 438 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 contemporary Spanish, Dutch and English accounts, which include descriptions of voyages to China, Micronesia and Australia. Volume 1 covers voyages between 1492 and 1574, including the voyages of Magellan.
 

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Contents

Introductory containing a brief Account of the Discoveries made
1
Strait of Anian
10
Original accounts remaining of
16
Rio dela Plata
22
Rio de Santa Cruz discovery of
31
Short vocabulary of their language
37
Massacre of the Spaniards at Zebu
83
Sensitive tree
93
CHAP
171
Page Page
184
Continuation of the Discoveries to the North of Mexico Expeditions
211
CHAP XI
219
Death of Pedro de Alvarado 220 Santiago the first town built bj the Spa
225
Track of Villalobos from New Spain to Viilalbbos sails to the Moluccas
237
Mindanao Sarrangan 234 Villalobos departs from the Moluccas
243
Schemes of P de Valdivia 246 Proceeds to the east entrance and returns
268

Spices produced at the Moluccas
116
Hernando Cortes sends ships along the Junta de Badajoz
122
Loyasa sails from Corunna
129
Natives in the Strait of Magalhanes
135
Talao
142
Pacific Ocean
273
CHAP XVI
277
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