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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 659 pages of information about A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels Volume 12.


General Voyages and Travels of Discovery, &c.

Book I. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by order of his Majesty, George iii, for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere; and successively performed, by Commodore Byron, Captains Wallis and Carteret, and Lieutenant Cook.

General Introduction.

Chap I. An Account of Commodore Byron’s Voyage, in 1764, 5, and 6 in His
Majesty’s ship the Dolphin.

Sect.  I. The Passage from the Downs to Rio de Janeiro.

II.  Passage from Rio de Janeiro to Port Desire; with some Description of that Place.

III.  Course from Port Desire, in search of Pepy’s Island, and afterwards to the Coast of Patagonia, with a Description of the Inhabitants.

IV.  Passage up the Streight of Magellan, to Port Famine; with some Account of that Harbour, and the adjacent Coast.

V. The Course back from Port Famine to Falkland’s Islands, with some Account of the Country.

VI.  The Passage through the Strait of Magellan as far as Cape Monday, with a Description of several Bays and Harbours, formed by the Coast on each Side.

VII.  The Passage from Cape Monday, in the Strait of Magellan, into the South Seas; with some general Remarks on the Navigation of that Strait.

Sect.  VIII.  The Run from the Western Entrance of the Strait of Magellan to the Islands of Disappointment.

IX.  The Discovery of King George’s Islands, with a Description of them, and an Account of several Incidents that happened there.

X. The Run from King George’s Islands to the Islands of Saypan, Tinian, and Aguigan; with an Account of several Islands that were discovered in that Track.

XI.  The Arrival of the Dolphin and Tamar at Tinian, a Description of the present Condition of that Island, and an Account of the Transactions there.

XII.  The Run from Tinian to Pulo Timoan, with some Account of that Island, its Inhabitants and Productions, and thence to Batavia.

XIII.  Transactions at Batavia, and Departure from that Place.

XIV.  The Passage from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope, and from thence to England.

Chap.  II.  An Account of Captain Wallis’s Voyage in 1766, 7, and 8, in his Majesty’s ship the Dolphin.

Sect.  I. The Passage to the Coast of Patagonia, with some Account of the Natives.

II.  The Passage through the Strait of Magellan, with some further Account of the Patagonian’s, and a Description of the Coast on each Side, and its Inhabitants.

III.  A particular Account of the Places in which we anchored during our Passage through the Strait, and of the Shoals and Rocks that lie near them.

IV.  The Passage from the Strait of Magellan, to King George the Third’s Island, called Otaheite, in the South Sea, with an Account of the Discovery; of several other Islands, and a Description of their Inhabitants.

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