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Nachricht von den neuesten Entdeckungen der Engländer in der Süd-See; oder, Auszug aus dem Tagebuch des Königl : Schiffs The Endeavor, welches in den Jahren 1768 bis 1771, eine Reise um die Welt gethan, und auf derselben verschiedene bisher unbekannte Länder in der südlichen Hemisphäre entdeckt hat, nebst einer kurzen Beschreibung dieser Länder, deren vorzüglichen Seltenheiten, Beschaffenheit der Einwohner, und einer kleinen Probe von der Sprache die in jenem Theil der Welt üblich ist
Bib ID 1912697
Format BookBook
Uniform Title Journal of a voyage round the world in His Majesty's ship Endeavour. German
Description Berlin : bey Haude und Spener, 1772 
[iii], xvi, [1], 232 p. ; 18 cm. (8vo) 
Notes

Head-pieces; initials.

Includes: "Kurzgefasstes Verzeichniss einiger Wörter, als eine Probe von der Sprache jener Völker, die auf den neuentdeckten Inseln in der Südsee, Utahitti, Hohaina, Uliattia, u.s.w. Uttahah, Bola-Bola, Ohaiteroah, Tabuamana, gesprochen wird." (p. 193-200) ; "Sendschreiben eines Freundes in London an den Uebersetzer." (p. 202-232)

Translation of: A journal of a voyage round the world in His Majesty's ship Endeavour, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771. London : T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt, 1771.

Translation by: Johann Karl Philipp Spener (cf. Du Rietz, 217)

Authorship of this work has been variously attributed to James Matra, Banks, Solander, and others (cf. Beddie, 693). However, extensive research attributes it with some authority to James Mario Matra. (cf. Alan Frost, 'The precarious life of James Mario Matra', Carlton, Vic. : Miegunyah Press, 1995, pp. 5-6)

Library's FERG copy contains a Ferguson bookplate and is quarter bound in blue by Benjamin Boore, Sydney, probably in the early 20th century.

Library's SR copy is in an older plain pasteboard case binding.

Cited In

Beddie, 698.

Sabin, 16243

Palmer, P. M. German works on America, 370

Du Rietz, R. Bibliotheca Polynesiana, 217

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Travel.  |  Endeavour (Ship)  |  Voyages around the world -- Early works to 1800.  |  Natural history -- Oceania -- Early works to 1800.  |  Tahitian language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.  |  Oceania -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.  |  New Zealand -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.
Other authors/contributors Matra, James Mario, 1748?-1806  |  Spener, Johann Karl, 1749-1827  |  Haude und Spener
Also Titled

Auszug aus dem Tagebuch des königl. Schiffs the Endeavour

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