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A journal of Captain Cook"s last voyage to the Pacific Ocean

John Ledyard

A journal of Captain Cook"s last voyage to the Pacific Ocean

and in quest of a north-west passage, between Asia & America; performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 1779. : Illustrated with a chart, shewing the tracts of the ships employed in this expedition.

by John Ledyard

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Published by Printed and sold by Nathaniel Patten, a few rods north of the court-house in Hartford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cook, James, -- 1728-1779.,
  • Resolution (Ship),
  • Discovery (Ship),
  • Voyages and travels.,
  • Voyages around the world.,
  • Discoveries in geography -- Pacific Ocean.,
  • Northwest Passage.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementFaithfully narrated from the original ms. of Mr. John Ledyard.
    SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 17998.
    ContributionsTrumbull, Jonathan, 1710-1785, dedicatee., Rickman, John.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination208 p., [1] folded leaf of plates
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14615650M

    Cook suspended and sent below the suspect Magra. With his apprenticeship completed, Cook served on trading ships in the Baltic Sea, and was promoted to mate. Illustrated with Cuts, and a great Variety of Charts and Maps relative to Countries now first discovered, or hitherto but imperfectly known. That done, on June 3,he was to find the southern continentthe so-called Terra Australis, which philosophers argued must exist to balance the landmasses of the Northern Hemisphere.

    In order to re-provision, the ships went with the westerly winds to the Friendly Isles now known as Tonga stopping en route at Palmerston Island. Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney a There was yet one secret of the Pacific to be discovered: whether there existed a northwest passage around Canada and Alaska or a northeast one around Siberiabetween the Atlantic and Pacific. After it was Dark saw a fire upon the Shore, a sure sign that the Country is inhabited. Not only was he the first New Englander in the Pacific, but he went there with the great Captain Cook, and was with him when Hawaii was discovered. While we were making these observations 5 Canoes came alongside the Ship, 2 Large and 3 Small ones, in one were 47 People, but in the other not so many. James] John Ledyard.

    Cook gave high praise to his ship's sailing qualities in a report to the Admiralty from Funchal Roads, writing that she "steers, works, sails well and is remarkably stiff and seems to promise to be a dry and very easy ship in the sea". Be that as it may. Cook had set new standards of thoroughness in discovery and seamanship, in navigationcartographyand the care of men at sea, in relations with indigenous peoples both friendly and hostile, and in the application of science at sea. This led to so much animosity between Forster and Sandwich that Sandwich banned him from writing or publishing anything about the voyage. Overall a very good copy. During their navigation around the islands the ships were accompanied by large numbers of gift laden canoes whose occupants came fearlessly aboard the vessels.


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A journal of Captain Cook"s last voyage to the Pacific Ocean by John Ledyard Download PDF Ebook

It is important to emphasize this seemingly obvious point in an edition which does not have the space to fill in gaps and provide contrasting viewpoints from other observers. Henry, Lindsay's new Theory of Water spouts. Phillips FoxLanding of Captain Cook at Botany Bay,Endeavour continued northwards along the coastline, keeping the land in sight with Cook charting and naming landmarks as he went.

Promoted to mate inCook was offered command of a bark three years later, after eight years at sea. At his own expense Cook had brass door-hinges installed in the great cabin. The dresses on this occasion were entirely new, and by far more showy than formerly; the number of dancers were increased; ten young ladies composed the first group, with their heads most magnificently ornamented with beads, red feathers, shells of the most beautiful colours, and wreathed with flowers in so elegant a style, as hardly to be excelled; had their music been equal to their performance, this part of the exhibition would have been compleat.

A party of warriors were next introduced, dressed in their war-habits, consisting, as has already been observed, of different coloured cloth, of their own manufacture, so ingeniously fashioned and blended together with so much art, as, with the helmets that cover their heads, to fill the stage with men, of whose majestic figure it is not easy to convey an idea.

The Admiralty had ordered Cook to conceal strategically valuable discoveries, so he omitted the main Harbour from his journal and chart.

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Oparree [Pare] was on the island of Otaheite. Ledyard's Journal is a noted rarity and copies with the map are almost unknown in today's market and possibly not issued with all copies.

Cook had first visited Tahiti inand again in A vast, international and unrivalled collection of diary extracts - from over 1, diarists Wednesday, November 7, The journals of James Cook James Cook, one of the great heroes of the exploration age, was born years ago today.

John Ledyard was the only American to serve on Cook's third voyage, aboard the Resolution, as a Corporal of marines, and witnessed Cook's death in Hawaii as he was one of the oarsman of the boat Cook took ashore. Twelve days later he found the Kerguelen Islands which he had failed to find on his second voyage.

He showed that a real Terra Australis existed only in the landmasses of Australia, New Zealand, and whatever land might remain frozen beyond the ice rim of Antarctica.

Illustrated with a Chart, shewing the Tracts of the Ships employed in this Expedition. Although Cook had married Elizabeth Batts inwhen he was 34 years old, he was at sea for more than half of their married life. Cook applied it to the whole mass of bays in this locality, covering over 60 miles.

Expertly bound to style in full tree calf, flat spine ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece First edition of the first American book on Hawaii and the northwest coast of America, and the only American account of Cook's third voyage. Some of Cook's remains, disclosing some corroborating evidence to this effect, were eventually returned to the British for a formal burial at sea following an appeal by the crew.Cook's Voyage by James Cook.

First voyage of James Cook

You Searched For: The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Captain James: RICKMAN, John COOK. The second voyage of James Cook, from tocommissioned by the British government with advice from the Royal Society, was designed to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible to finally determine whether there was any great southern landmass, or Terra Australis.

Condition: Very Good.

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