A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 15 eBook

Robert Kerr (writer)
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[Continuing An Account of a Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World, performed in his Majesty’s ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the Years 1772, 3, 4, and 5:  Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution.]

Chap.  IV.—­Continued.—­From leaving New Zealand to our return to England,

Sect.  III.  Range from Christmas Sound, round Cape Horn, through Strait Le Maire, and round Staten Land; with an Account of the Discovery of a Harbour in that Island, and a Description of the Coasts,

IV.  Observations, geographical and nautical, with an Account of the Islands near Staten Land, and the Animals found in them,

V. Proceedings after leaving Staten Island, with an Account of the Discovery of the Isle of Georgia, and a Description of it,

VI.  Proceedings after leaving the Isle of Georgia, with an Account of the Discovery of Sandwich Land; with some Reasons for there being Land about the South Pole,

VII.  Heads of what has been done in the Voyage; with some Conjectures concerning the Formation of Ice-Islands; and an Account of our Proceedings till our Arrival at the Cape of Good Hope,

VIII.  Captain Furneaux’s Narrative of his Proceedings, in the Adventure, from the Time he was separated from the Resolution, to his Arrival in England; including Lieutenant Burney’s Report concerning the Boat’s Crew who were murdered by the Inhabitants of Queen Charlotte’s Sound,

Sect.  IX.  Transactions at the Cape of Good Hope; with an Account of some Discoveries made by the French; and the Arrival of the Ship at St Helena,

X. Passage from St Helena to the Western Islands, with a Description of the Island of Ascension and Fernando Noronha,

XI.  Arrival of the Ship at the Island of Fayal, a Description of the Place, and the Return of the Resolution to England,

A Vocabulary of the Language of the Society Isles,

Book iii.  A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, undertaken by the Command of his Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere; to determine the Position and Extent of the West Side of North America, its Distance from Asia, and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe.  Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in his Majesty’s Ships the Resolution and Discovery, in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, & 1780,


Chap.  I. Transactions from the Beginning of the Voyage till our
Departure from New Zealand,

Sect.  I. Various Preparations for the Voyage.  Omai’s Behaviour on embarking.  Observations for determining the Longitude of Sheerness, and the North Foreland.  Passage of the Resolution from Deptford to Plymouth.  Employments there.  Complements of the Crews of both Ships, and Names of the Officers.  Observations to fix the Longitude of Plymouth.  Departure of the Resolution,

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