An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and Successively Performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: Drawn Up from the Journals which Were Kept by the Several Commanders, and from the Papers of Joseph Banks, Esq, Band 2
W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1773
First edition of the narrative of Cook's first voyage. Volume I contains accounts of the voyages of Byron, Carteret and Wallis, including the discovery of Tahiti; volumes II and III contain Hawkesworth's edited account of Captain [then Lieutenant] Cook's voyage. Cook had been commissioned to observe the transit of Venus from Tahiti and to carry on John Byron's survey and exploration of the seas between Cape Horn and New Holland, and he added more than 5000 miles of coastline to Admiralty charts for Tahiti, Australia and the Great Barrier Reff and New Zealand which he circumnavigated.
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An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty ...
John Byron,James Cook,John Hawkesworth
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Seite 49 - Banks and the rest found it impossible to carry them, and there being no remedy they were both suffered to sit down, being partly supported by the bushes, and in a few minutes they fell into a profound sleep: Soon after, some of the people who had been sent forward returned, with the welcome news that a fire was kindled about a quarter of a mile farther on the way.
Seite 182 - ... and I sincerely wish, that whoever shall next visit it may be still more fortunate. Our traffic here was carried on with as much order as in the best regulated market in Europe. It was managed principally by Mr. Banks, who was indefatigable in procuring...
Seite 48 - Dr Solander, who had more than once crossed the mountains which divide Sweden from Norway, well knew that extreme cold, especially when joined with fatigue, produces a torpor and sleepiness that are almost irresistible: He therefore conjured the company to keep moving, whatever pain it might cost them, and whatever relief they might be promised by an inclination to rest: Whoever sits down...
Seite 198 - ... and neatly lined in the bottom and sides with grass; the whole is then covered with leaves, and heavy...
Seite 275 - ... or in their canoes, and that a treaty of peace might be concluded with them. As the boat rowed slowly along the shore back again, another champion came down, shouting defiance, and brandishing his lance : his appearance was more formidable than that of the other, for he wore a large cap made of the tail feathers of the tropic bird, and his body was covered with stripes of different coloured cloth, yellow, red, and brown. This gentleman...
Seite 49 - Richmond, whom, partly by persuasion and entreaty, and partly by force, they brought on ; but when they had got through the greatest part of the birch and swamp, they both declared they could go no farther. Mr Banks...
Seite 180 - This man had often expressed a desire to go with us, and on the 12th in the morning, having, with the other natives, left us the day before, he came on board, with a boy about thirteen years of age, his servant, and urged us to let him proceed with us on our voyage. To have such a person...
Seite 70 - Of this cuttle-fish we made one of the best soups we had ever tasted. The albatrosses now began to leave us, and after the 8th there was not one to be seen. We continued our course without any memorable event till the 24th, when some of the people who were upon the watch in the night reported that they saw a log of wood pass by the ship; and that the sea, which was rather rough, became suddenly as smooth as a mill-pond. It was a general opinion...
Seite 51 - Of twelve, the number that set out together in health and spirits, two were supposed to be already dead ; a third was so ill, that it was very doubtful whether he would be able to go forward in the morning; and a fourth, Mr Buchan, was in danger of a return of his fits, by...