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204.  Account of the Russian Discoveries between Asia and America.  By William Coxe, 1780. 8vo.—­This work is interesting, not merely from the particular subject which the title indicates, but also on account of the sketch it contains of the conquest of Siberia, and of the Russian commerce with China.

205.  Historia Navigationis Mar.  Frobisberi, 1577.  Nuremburg, 1580. 8vo.

206.  Descriptio novi Freti, recens inventi, ab Hen.  Hudson.  Amsterdam, 1613. 4to.

207.  Captain James’s Voyage for the Discovery of the Northwest Passage, in 1632.  London, 1633. 4to.—­This narrative contains some remarkable physical observations on the cold and ice; but no hint of any discovery of importance.

208.  Henry Ellis’s Voyage for the Discovery of a North-west Passage, in 1746-7.  London, 1748. 2 vols. 8vo.—­Some important facts and remarks relating to Hudson’s Bay are given in this voyage.

209.  Account of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-west Passage, by Hudson’s Straits, in 1746-7, in the California.  By the Clerk of that Ship. 2 vols. 8vo. 1748.—­This relates to the same voyage as the work of Ellis.

210.  Hearne’s Journey from Prince of Wales’ Fort, in Hudson’s Bay, to the Northern Ocean. 1795. 4to.

211.  Mackenzie’s Voyage from Montreal, through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans, in the Years 1789 and 1793. 4to.—­Besides the interesting details in these voyages, respecting the countries travelled over, and the manners of the inhabitants, they are important, particularly Mackenzie’s, as having effected the discovery of the Polar Sea by land, and as introductory to the following work: 

212.  Voyage of Discovery for a North-west Passage.  By Captain Ross, 1819. 4to.—­Although the end was not accomplished, nor that done which might have been, yet this volume is valuable for its scientific details on natural history and meteorology.

213.  Voyage for the Discovery of a North-west Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific.  By Captain Parry, 1821. 4to.—­Geography, natural history, and especially the sciences connected with, and contributing to the improvement of navigation and geographical knowledge, together with a most interesting narrative of sound judgment, presence of mind, perseverance and passive courage, characterize this volume.

214.  Narrative of a Journey from the Shores of Hudson’s Bay to the Mouth of the Copper Mine River, &c.  By Captain.  J. Franklin, 1823. 4to.—­A work of intense and indeed painful interest, from the sufferings of those who performed this journey; of value to geography by no means proportional to those sufferings; but instructive in meteorology and natural history.

215.  Geschicte der Schiffahrten zur endeckung des Nordeest-lichen Wegs nach Japan und China.  Von J.C.  Adelung.  Halle, 1768. 4to.—­Some of the above works, as well as others relating to attempts to discover a north-west and north-east passage, are inserted in Harris and Churchill’s Collections.

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