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A voyage to the South Atlantic and round Cape Horn into the Pacific Ocean : for the purpose of extending the spermaceti whale fisheries, and other objects of commerce, by ascertaining the ports, bays, harbours, and anchoring births, in certain islands and coasts in those seas, at which the ships of the British merchants might be refitted / undertaken and performed by Captain James Colnett, of the Royal Navy, in the ship Rattler
Bib ID 2250113
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Colnett, James, 1755?-1806
 
Online Versions
Description London : Printed for the author by W. Bennett... ; sold by A. Arrowsmith... ; Stockdale... ; Edgerton... ; Elmsly... ; and White..., 1798 
iv, [iii]-vi, xviii, 179 p., [10] leaves of plates (6 folded) : ill., 6 folded maps, port. ; 31 cm. (4to) 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK4351

Incomplete contents
  • 6 folded maps (all printed by A. Arrowsmith, 1798):
  • Chart of the Galapagos surveyed in the merchant-ship Rattler, and drawn by Capt: James Colnett, of the Royal Navy. in 1793 1794.
  • Plan of the anchoring place at the island Quibo by Capt: James Colnett. of the Royal Navy. 1794.
  • Plan of the islands of Revillagigedo by Capt. James Colnett, of the Royal Navy. 1793.
  • A chart shewing the track of the ship Rattler from Rio de Janeiro round Cape Horn, to the coast of California, by Capt. James Colnett of the Royal Navy. 1793-1794.
  • Plan of the island cocos surveyed and drawn by Capt. James Colnett of the Royal Navy. 1793.
  • Plan of the islands Felix and Ambrose by Capt. James Colnett of the Royal Navy, 1793.
  • 3 single-page drawings:
  • View of the N.W. end of James's Island, one of the Galapagos taken at [anchor] / Chatham Island, one of the Galapagos taken at [anchor] in Stephens's Bay / Chatham Isle, one of the Galapagos taken at [anchor] 1 1/2 miles dist.
  • Chatham Bay in the Isle of Cocas... / S.E. part of the Isle of Socora... / Diego Ramerez...
 
Notes

C. & C. 2855.

Compiled by William Combe from Captain Colnett's notes ; cf. Dict. nat. biog., under Combe.

Signatures: []p4s, a-bp4s, cp1s, A-Yp4s, Zp2s.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-322760202

Contains the Petherick collection stamp.

Copy A: 7324.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK4351.

Subjects Rattler (Ship)  |  Voyages and travels -- Early works to 1800.  |  Voyages around the world -- Early works to 1800.  |  Pacific coast (U.S. and Canada) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.  |  South America -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.  |  South Atlantic Ocean -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.  |  18th century -- Voyages and travels.
Other authors/contributors Combe, William, 1742-1823

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