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Burney, James, 1750-1821.
Chronological history of the discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean.
London : Printed by Luke Hansard ... and sold by G. and W. Nicol, booksellers to His Majesty, Pall-Mall, G. and J. Robinson, J. Robson, T. Payne, and Cadell and Davies, in the Strand, 1803-1817
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|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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James Burney; Luke Hansard; Thomas Payne; John Murray; Cadell & Davies.; G. and W. Nicol (Firm),; G. G. and J. Robinson (Paternoster Row, London, England),; Payne and Foss.; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown.; Luke Hansard and Sons.; General Assembly Library.
|Notes:||"This important and comprehensive work brings the history of Pacific discovery down to 1764, where Hawkesworth continues it. Vol. iii contains the translation, by Rev. C.G. Woide, of Tasman's Journal, with woodcut and charts of New Zealand"--Hocken.
"The most important general history of early South Sea discoveries, containing practically everything of importance on the subject; collected from all sources, with the most important remarks concerning them, by Captain Burney, who was a great authority on the subject. Many of the early voyages to California would be inaccessible were they not herein collected. Burney accompanied Captain Cook on his second and third voyages. His access to the London literary world served to enhance the style of his great work, in which he carried the story of Pacific discovery from its beginnings through the period just prior to Cook's first voyage"--Hill.
Vol. 2 has publisher statement: Printed by Luke Hansard,near Lincoln's-Inn fields, and sold by G. and W. Nicol, booksellers to His Majesty, and T. Payne, Mew's-Gate; Wilkie and Robinson, Paternoster Row; Cadell and Davies, in the Strand; and Nornaville and Fell, Bond-Street.
Vol. 3 has publisher statement: Printed by Luke Hansard and Sons, near Lincoln's-Inn fields, and sold by G. and W. Nicol, booksellers to His Majesty, and T. Payne, Pall Mall; Wilkie and Robinson, Paternoster Row; Cadell and Davies, in the Strand; Nornaville and Fell, Bond-Street; and J. Murray, Albemarle-Street.
Vols. 4 and 5 have publisher statement: Printed by Luke Hansard & Sons, near Lincoln's-Inn fields, and sold by G. & W. Nicol, booksellers to His Majesty, and T. Payne & H. Foss, Pall Mall; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, Paternoster-Row; Cadell & Davies, in the Strand; Nornaville & Fell, Bond-Street; and J. Murray, Albemarle-Street.
Vol. 1: , xii, 391,  p.,  leaves of plates (some folded) ; vol. 2: v, , 482 p.,  leaves of plates (some folded) ; vol. 3: , 437,  p.,  leaves of plates (some folded) ; vol. 4: xviii, 580 p.,  leaves of plates ; vol. 5: vii, , 337,  p.,  leaves of plates (some folded).
Press figures and errata.
Text of vol. 1 printed on paper with watermarks "1801" and "1803" ; text of vol. 2 has Strasburg bend with fleur-de-lis and "1803," chart marked "1804" ; text of vol. 3 watermarked "1811," charts and plates watermarked "1817" ; text if vol. 4 printed on wove paper with watermarks "B 1815," "C. Brenchley 1814," and "1816", chart with watermark "1817" ; text of vol. 5 printed on wove paper with watermark "B 1816," ; one plate dated "1817."
Complete contents listing in Hocken.
Plate following p. 72, vol. 3, includes partial coastline of New Zealand (1642).
|Description:||5 v. : ill., maps (some folded) ; 30 cm. (4to)|
|Contents:||Pt. 1. Commencing with an account of the earliest discovery of that sea by Europeans, and terminating with the voyage of Sir Francis Drake, in 1579 --
pt. 2. From the year 1579, to the year 1620 --
pt. 3. from the year 1620, to the year 1688 --
pt. 4. To the year 1723, including a history of the buccaneers of America --
pt. 5. To the year 1764.
|Series Title:||Bibliotheca Australiana, 3.|
|Other Titles:||History of the discoveries in the South Sea
Chronological history of the voyages and discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean
|Responsibility:||Illustrated with charts. ; By James Burney, captain in the Royal Navy.|