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most able navigators in Europe, Your Majesty has, not with a view to the acquisition of treafure, or the extent of dominion, but the improvement of commerce and the increase and diffusion of knowledge, undertaken what had so long been neglected; and under Your Majesty's auspices, in little more than seven years, discoveries have been made far greater than those 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 inscribe the Narrative to Your Majesty, is an honour, the sense of which will always be retained with the warmest graticude, by
and most obliged
BromĻEY, Kent, ist May, 1773
Subject and Servant,
OF THE FIRST V O L U M E.
Page i An Explanation of the Nautical Terms, not generally understood, which occur in this Work.
XIX COMMODORE BYRON's VOYAGE
CH A P. I. The Passage from the Downs to Rio de Janeiro. 4
. .. C H A P.; II. ;:. Passage from Rio de Janeiro to Port Desire; with some Defcription of that place.
CHAP. III. Course from Port Desire, in Search of Pepyse Inland, and
afterwards to the Coast of Patagonia ; with a Defcrip. tion of the inhabitants."
CHA P. IV. Passage up the Streight' of Magellan, to Port Famine;
with some Account of that Harbour, and the adjacent Coast.
C'H A P.: V. The Course back from Port Famire to Falkland's Ipands ;
with some Account of the Country. 34
C H A P. VÌ. . The Passage through the Streight of Magellan as far as
Harbours, formed by the Goast on each side. 48
| C H A P.
The Passage from Cape Monday, in the Streight of
Magellan, into the South Seas ; with some general remarks on the Navigation of that Streight.. 62
Run from the Western Entrance of the Streight of Ma
gellan, to the Isands of Disappointment.
The Discovery of King George's Islands, with a Descrip
tion of them, and an Account of several Incidents that happened there.
79 CH A P. X. The Run from King George's Ishands to the Isands of
Saypan, Tinian, and Aiguigan; with an Account of several Isands that were discovered in that Track. 87
c H A P. XI. The Arrival of the Dolphin and Tamar at Tinian. A
Description of the present Condition of that Ifand, and an Account of the Transactions there. 94
CH A P. XII. The Run from Tinian to Pulo Timoan ; with some Account of that Isand, its Inhabitants and Productions, nd thence to Batavia.
100 CH A P. XIII. Transactions at Batavia, and Departure from that Place.
CH A P. XIV. The Passage from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope, and from thence to England.
CAPTAIN WALLIS'S VOYAGE: The Passage to the Coast of Patagonia, with some Account of the Natives.
CH A P. II.
The Passage through the Streight of Magellan, with some
farther Account of the Patagonians, and a Description of the Coast on each Side, and its Inhabitants. 128
A particular Account of the Places in which we anchored
during our Passage through the Streight, and of the Shoals and Rocks that lie near them.
153 CH A P. IV.
The Passage from the Streight. of Magellan, to King
George the Third's Isand, called Otaheite, in the South Sea, with an Account of the Discovery of feveral other Islands, and a Description of their Inhabitants.
An account of the Discovery of King George the Third's
Isand, or Otaheite, and of several incidents which happened both on board the ship, and on Sbore, 173
CH A P. VI.
The Sick fent on Shore, and a regular Trade established
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 Intercourse.
CH A P. VII. ;
An Account of an Expedition to discover the inland Part
of the Country, and our other Transactions, till we quitted the Ipand to eantinue our Voyage.
205. Lii ::C::H A P. VIII. A more particular Account of the Inhabitants of Otabeite, and of their domestic Life, Manners, and Arts. 211
CH A P. IX. Paffage from Qtaheite to-Tinian; with some Account of. feveral other Islands that were discovered in the South elii .
. 220 € HA P. X.
Şome Account of the present State of the Ipand of Tinian,
and our Employment there; with what happened in the Run from thence to Batavia.
CH A P. XII.
Transactions at Batavia, and an Account of the Pallage from thence to the Cape of Good Hope. 233
in Ċ H A 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.
CH A P. I.
The Run from Plymouth to Madeira, and from thence through the Streight of Magellan. 249