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A Descriptive account of the islands lately discovered in the South-Seas : giving a full detail of the present state of the inhabitants, their government, religion, language, manners, customs, &c. &c. &c. from the first discovery to the present time. / by the Reverend Dr. John Trusler, from Mendana, de Quiros, Schouten, Tasman, Dalrymple, Bouganville, Byron, Carteret, Wallis, Hawkesworth, Parkinson, Fourneaux, Forster, Cook, and others
Bib ID 3911625
Format BookBook
Author
Trusler, John, 1735-1820
 
Description London : Printed for the author, and sold by R. Baldwin, Paternoster-Row. 1778 
vii, 303, [9] p. ; 22 cm. (8vo) 
Summary

General work on Pacific voyages which includes contemporary treatment of Cook's first two voyages when Cook was undertaking his third. Includes a section on Camchatca [i.e. Kamchatka] at the same time Cook was fulfilling his orders by charting the same region.

Notes

Includes index.

Signatures: A⁴B⁸U⁸X⁴

"With some account of the country of Camchatca, a late discovery of the Russians."-- bottom of title page.

"New Holland": pp. 233-251.

National Library of Australia's SR COOK 357 copy lacks the map titled "A chart of the new discover'd islands in the South Seas" mentioned in the preface, which is only rarely included.

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Journeys -- Pacific Area  |  Voyages around the world -- Early works to 1800.  |  Pacific Ocean -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.  |  Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia) -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.
Also Titled

Truslers South Sea.

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