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most able navigators in Europe, Your Majesty has, not with a view to the acquisition of treasure, 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

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OF THE

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V O L U M E.

GENERAL INTRODUCTION.

Page i 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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1.

The Pasage from the Downs to Rio de Janeiro.

CH A P.; H. Passage from Rio de Janeiro to Port Desire; with some Defcription of that Place.

7 CH' A 'P. Course from Port Defire, in Search of Pepys Ifand, and

afterwards to the Coast of Patagonia ; with a Defcription of the Inhabitants.

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III.

€ HA P. IV. Pallage up the Streight' of Magellan, to Port Famine;

with fome Account of that Harbour, and the adjacent Coaft.

27 с'н А Р. V. The Course back from Port Famine to Falkland's Ipands ;

with some Account of the Country. 34

C H A P. VI.
The Pallage through the Streight of Magellan as far as

Cape Monday ; with a Description of several Bays and
Harbours, formed by the Coast on each side.

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An Account of an Expedition to discover the inland Part

of the Country, and our other Transactions, till we quitted the land to cantinue our Voyage. 205

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A more particular Account of the Inhabitants of Otabrite,

and of their domestic Life, Manners, and Arts.

211

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Pasage from Qtaheite to-Tinian; with some Account of feveral other Islands

. that were discovered in the South Seas.

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Some Account of the present State of the Ifand of Tinian,

and our Employment there; with what happened in the Run from thence to Batavia.

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

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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.

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I.

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

CH A P.

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