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moft able navigators in Europe, Your Majesty has, not with a view to the acquifition of treafure, or the extent of dominion, but the improvement of commerce and the increase and diffufion of knowledge, undertaken what had so long been neglected; and under Your Majesty's aufpices, in little more than seven years, difcoveries have been made far greater than thofe of all the navigators in the world collectively, from the expedition of Columbus to the present time.

To have been appointed to record them, and permitted to infcribe the Narrative to Your Majefty, is an honour, the fenfe of which will always be retained with the warmest gratitude, by

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GENERAL INTRODUCTION.

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An Explanation of the Nautical Terms, not generally understood, which occur in this Work.

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COMMODORE BYRON's VOYAGE.

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The Paffage from the Downs to Rio de Janeiro.

CHA P. H.

Paffage from Rio de Janeiro to Port Defire; with fome Defcription of that Place.

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CHA P. III.

Courfe from Port Defire, in Search of Pepys Island, and afterwards to the Coast of Patagonia; with a Defcription of the Inhabitants.

19

CHA P. IV.

Paffage up the Streight of Magellan, to Port Famine; with fome Account of that Harbour, and the adjacent Coaft.

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CHAP.

V.

The Courfe back from Port Famine to Falkland's Iflands; with fome Account of the Country.

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CHAP.

VI.

The Paffage through the Streight of Magellan as far as Cape Monday; with a Defcription of feveral Bays and Harbours, formed by the Coaft on each Side. 48

CHAP.

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CHA P. VII.

The Paffage from Cape Monday, in the Streight of
Magellan, into the South Seas; with fome general re-
marks on the Navigation of that Straight. 62

CHA P. VIII.

Run from the Western Entrance of the Streight of Ma-
gellan, to the Islands of Disappointment.
70

CHA P. IX.

The Discovery of King George's Islands, with a Defcrip-
tion of them, and an Account of feveral Incidents that
happened there.

79

CHA P. X.

The Run from King George's Islands to the Islands of
Saypan, Tinian, and Aiguigan; with an Account of
feveral Islands that were discovered in that Track. 87

CHA P. XI.

The Arrival of the Dolphin and Tamar at Tinian. A
Defcription of the prefent Condition of that Island,
and an Account of the Transactions there.

94

CHA P. XII.

The Run from Tinian to Pulo Timoan; with fome Ac-
count of that Ifland, its Inhabitants and Productions,
nd thence to Batavia.

100

CHA P. XIII.

Tranfactions at Batavia, and Departure from that
Place.

106

CHAP. XIV.

The Paffage from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope, and
from thence to England.
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CAPTAIN WALLIS'S VOYAGE:

The Paffage to the Coast of Patagonia, with fome Account of the Natives. 115

CHA P. 11.

The Passage through the Streight of Magellan, with fome farther Account of the Patagonians, and a Defcription of the Coaft on each Side, and its Inhabitants.

128

CHA P. III.

A particular Account of the Places in which we anchored during our Paffage through the Streight, and of the Shoals and Rocks that lie near them. 153

CHA P. IV.

The Pallage from the Streight of Magellan, to King George the Third's Ifland, called Otaheite, in the South Sea, with an Account of the Discovery of feveral other Islands, and a Defcription of their Inhabi162

tants.

CHA P. V.

An account of the Discovery of King George the Third's Ifland, or Otaheite, and of feveral Incidents which happened both on board the Ship, and on Shore. 173

CHA P.
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The Sick fent on Shore, and a regular Trade eftablished with the Natives. Some Account of their Character and Manners, of their Vifits on board the ship, and a Variety of Incidents that happened during this Intercourfe.

190

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VI.

CHA P. VII.

An Account of an Expedition to discover the inland Part of the Country, and our other Tranfactions, till we quitted the land to continue our Voyage. 205

CHA P. VIII.

A more particular Account of the Inhabitants of Otaheite, and of their domeftic Life, Manners, and Arts.

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CHA P. IX.

•Paffage from Otaheite to Tinian; with fome Account of feveral other Iflands that were discovered in the South Seas.

220

CHA P. X.

Some Account of the prefent State of the Iland of Tinian, and our Employment there; with what happened in the Run from thence to Batavia.

226

CHA P. XII.

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Transactions at Batavia, and an Account of the Passage from thence to the Cape of Good Hope. 233

CHA P. XIII.

An Account of our Transactions at the Cape of Good Hope, and of the Return of the Dolphin to England. 238

CAPTAIN CARTERET'S VOYAGE.

CHA P. I.

The Run from Plymouth to Madeira, and from thence through the Streight of Magellan. 249

CHAP.

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