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The Pasage from Cape Pillar, at the Western Entrance

of the Streights of Magellan, to Masafuero ; with fome Account of the Isand.

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The Passage from Mafafuero to Queen Charlotte's IPand:

Several Mistakes corrected concerning Davis's Land, and an Account of some small Isunds, supposed to be the same that were seen by Quiros.

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An ilccount of the Discovery of Queen Charlotte's Islands ;

with a Defcription of them and their Inhabitants, and of what happened at Egmont Island.

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Departure from Egmont Ifand, and Passage to Nova

Britannia ; with a Description of several other Ifands, and their Inhabitants.

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Discovery of a Streight dividing the Land called Nova

Britannia into two Islands ; with a Description of sem veral small Islands, that lie in the Pallage, and the Land on each side ; with the Inhabitants.

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The Pasage from St. George's Channel to the Isand of

Mindanao ; with an Account of many Islands that were seen, and Incidents that happened by the Way. 311

CH A P.

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CH A P. VIII.

Some Account of the Coast of Mindanao, and the Ipands near it, in which several Mistakes of Dampier are corrected.

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The Passage from Mindanao to the Island Celebes ; with

a particular Account of the Streight of Macassar ; in which many Errors are corrected.

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Transactions off Macassar, and the Pasage thence to Bonthain.

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Transactions at Bonthain, while the Vefsel was waiting for a Wind

to carry her to Batavia, with some Account of the Place, the Town of Macalar, and the adjacent Country.

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CH A P. XII.

Pasage from Bonthain Bay, in the Island of Celebes, to

Batavia. Transactions there, and the Voyage round the Cape of Good Hope to England.

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LIEUT. COOK'S VOYAGE.

CH A P. I.

The Pasage from Plymouth to Madeira, with some Account of that Ifand.

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CH A P. II.

The Passage from Madeira to Rio de Janeiro, with

fome Account of the Country, and the incidents that happened there.

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GENERAL INTRODUCTION.

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IS Majesty, foon after his accession to the

crown, formed a design of sending out vessels for making discoveries of countries hitherto unknown ; and in the year 1764, the kingdom being then in a state of profound peace, he proceeded to put it into execution. The Dolphin and the Tamar were dispatched under the command of Commodore Byron ; and the best account of his Majesty's motives and design that can be given, will be found in the following preamble to Conimodore Byron's instructions, which are dated the 17th of June in that year. “ Whereas nothing can redound more

to the “ honour of this nation, as a maritime power, to the

dignity of the Crown of Great Britain, and to the “ advancement of the trade and navigation thereof, « than to make discoveries of countries hitherto un“ known; and whereas there is reason to believe that “ lands and islands of great extent, hitherto unvisited by “ any European power, may be found in the Atlantic “ Ocean, between the Cape of Good Hope and the “ Magellanic Streight, within the latitudes convenient “ for navigation, and in climates adapted to the pro-, “ duce of commodities useful in commerce ; and

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