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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 661 pages of information about A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17.

BY

Robert Kerr, F.R.S. & F.A.S.  Edin.

Illustrated by maps and charts.

Vol.  XVII.

William Blackwood, Edinburgh

And T. CADELL, London.

MDCCCXXIV.

A GENERAL HISTORY AND COLLECTION OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS,

ARRANGED IN SYSTEMATIC ORDER: 

Forming A complete history of the origin and progress of navigation,
discovery, and commerce, by sea and land, from the earliest ages to the
present time.

BY

Robert Kerr, F.R.S. & F.A.S.  Edin.

Illustrated by maps and charts.

Vol.  XVII.

Edinburgh

Printed by James Ballantyne & Co.

For William Blackwood, Edinburgh;
J. Murray, Albemarle-street; Baldwin, Cradock and
joy, and gale and Fenner, paternoster-row,
London; and J. Cumming, Dublin.

1816.

CONTENTS TO VOL.  XVII.

Chap. 
V. Continued.  Captain King’s Journal of the Transactions on
returning to the Sandwich Islands.

Sect.  VI.  General Account of the Sandwich Islands.  Their Number, Names, and Situation.  Owhyhee.  Its Extent, and Division into Districts.  Account of its Coasts, and the adjacent Country.  Volcanic Appearances.  Snowy Mountains.  Their Height determined.  Account of a Journey into the Interior Parts of the Country.  Mowee.  TAHOOHOWA.  MorotoiRanaiWoahooAtooiOneeheowOreehoua.  TAAOORA.  Climate.  Winds.  Currents.  Tides.  Animals and Vegetables.  Astronomical Observations.
VII.  General Account of the Sandwich Islands continued.  Of the Inhabitants.  Their Origin.  Persons.  Pernicious effects of the Ava.  Numbers.  Disposition and Manners.  Reasons for supposing them not Cannibals.  Dress and Ornaments.  Villages and Houses.  Food.  Occupations and Amusements.  Addicted to Gaming.  Their extraordinary Dexterity in Swimming.  Arts and Manufactures.  Curious Specimens of their Sculpture.  Kipparee, or Method of Painting Cloth.  Mats.  Fishing Hooks.  Cordage.  Salt Pans.  Warlike Instruments.
Sect.  VIII.  General Account of the Sandwich Islands continued.  Government. 
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