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An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty

Hawkesworth, John

An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty

for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, ... By John Hawkesworth, LL.D. In three volumes.

by Hawkesworth, John

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Published by printed for A. Leathley, J. Exshaw, W. Sleater, M. Hay, D. Chamberlaine [and 15 others in Dublin] in Dublin .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1983. 1 reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 829, no. 1).

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 829, no. 1.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination3v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16960549M

Inventory : Both Australia and New Zealand were annexed by the British as a result of this voyage, which began in and ended in Leaving Tahiti in July, Cook discovered, named, and charted the Society Islands, and then, heading southwest, explored New Zealand, which resulted in Cadell, On the whole a Nearly Fine set. They also ensured John Hawkesworth's position in maritime literary history, as the official chronicler of Cook's first voyage.

Such was our situation, when on the 12th, at break of day, we discovered land: the sudden transport of hope and joy which this inspired can perhaps be equalled only by that which a criminal feels who hears the cry of a reprieve at the place of execution. Fresh water, food goats, sealsand wood were abundant; the carpenters worked on ship repairs. Both Australia and New Zealand were annexed by the British as a result of this voyage, which began in and ended in In these three voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors together had done. He was not well during most of the month spent there and went ashore only two times, but he was able to establish friendly relations with the islanders and their queen, who was reluctant to see them leave July London: W.

This cloth is not woven, but is made, like paper, of the macerated fibres of an inner bark spread out and beaten together. Complete Set of Cook's Three Voyages. From there, Carteret took a westerly route into the Pacific Ocean, eventually reaching, after several months, Pitcairn Island, which he named after the young crewman who had sighted it first. All of the sailors had recovered their health, and though many had enjoyed the charms of the native women, Wallis was quick to point out that no one had contracted or spread venereal disease, which Captain James Cook would find prevalent in Occasional minor browning, a few small tears at folds and bound edges of maps, and scattered marginal spotting to first voyage; second voyage with caption of portrait and a few other plates partially shaved some offset from plates; foxing to text volumes of third volume, occasional light spotting to plates with a few minor marginal flaws; all in all a very pleasing copy. Leaving Tahiti in July, Cook discovered, named, and charted the Society Islands, and then, heading southwest, explored New Zealand, which resulted in


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An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty book

Account Voyages Undertaken Order His Present Majesty Making Discoveries Southern Hemisphere

London: W. This copy is bound without the "Directions for placing the cuts" or the "Chart of the Strait of Magellan" in vol. The aim of Cook's first voyage was to sail to Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus; having done so Cook left Tahiti and discovered the Society Islands, explored New Zealand at great length, as well as the eastern coast of Australia, which he charted for 2, miles and named New South Wales.

Occasional minor browning, a few small tears at folds and bound edges of maps, and scattered marginal spotting to first voyage; second voyage with caption of portrait and a few other plates partially shaved some offset from plates; foxing to text volumes of third volume, occasional light spotting to plates with a few minor marginal flaws; all in all a very pleasing copy.

He later was promoted to commissioner of the navy —, —a title he still held at his death. The bay is located at the top of the island. I both not required in the earliest issues. The third is his north Pacific explorations of Alaska, the Northwest Coast, and Hawaii, where the great navigator met his death.

Inserted into this first edition, after p.

An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty

Item Atlas volume uniformly bound to style with leather spine over marbled paper boards. James Bonne and N. James Strahan and T.

Our people reported, that they Text volumes: Large quarto. This attractive set is a good example of the second and best because most complete edition: as well as the chart of the Strait of Magellan and the List of Plates missing in many copies of the first editionit contains additional preliminary material in the form of a new preface in which Hawkesworth replies to the charges of poor editing made against him by Dalrymple.

Bindings in Fine condition. Wallis recovered slowly from anxiety and fatigue from the voyage, but went on to command other ships.

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Provenance: Private collection Sydney. He also suggested the existence of antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century.An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty: for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, By John Hawkesworth, LL.D.

An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty: for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, By John Hawkesworth, LL.D.

It does however give an enthralling account of his exploration of Tahiti, New Zealand and the east coast of Australia. Hawkesworth was given the original journals of Captains Byron, Wallis, Carteret and Cook, as well as the private journal of Joseph Banks, in order to prepare the book for publication, which took almost two years.

Feb 20,  · An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty Item Preview remove-circle Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.

Notes "A voyage towards the north pole: undertaken by His Majesty's command, 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 Endeavor, Volume 3 - Ebook written by John Hawkesworth.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices Author: John Hawkesworth. Jun 10,  · 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, Pages: Buy An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere: Volume 3 (Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration) on atlasbowling.com FREE SHIPPING on qualified ordersAuthor: John Hawkesworth.