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New discoveries concerning the world, and its inhabitants. In two parts. Part I. Containing a circumstantial account of all the islands in the South-Sea, that have been lately discovered or explored; the Situation, Climate, and Soil of each; their natural Productions, including many Species of Animals and Vegetables hitherto unknown; the Persons, Dresses, extraordinary Manners and Customs, Manufactures, Buildings, Government, and Religion of the various Inhabitants; their domestic Utensils, and Weapons of War; their Ingenuity, mental Endowments, Skill in Navigation, and other Arts and Sciences. Comprehending all the Discoveries made in the several Voyages of Commodore (now Admiral) Byron; Captains Wallis, Carteret, and Cook, Related by Dr. Hawkesworth, Sydney Parkinson, Mr. Forster, and Captain Cook. Together with those of M. De Bougainville. The Whole compared with the Narratives of former celebrated Navigators, viz. Mendoza, Quiros, Tasman, Le Maire, Schouten, Dampier, Roggewein, Anson, and Others. Part II. Containing a summary account of Captain Cook's attempts to discover a southern continent, in 1773, 1774, and 1775. Also the Voyage of the Honourable Constantine John Phipps, (now Lord Mulgrave) towards the North-Pole, in 1773. With Maps and Prints.

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MDCCLXXVIII. [1778]
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London : printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church - Yard, MDCCLXXVIII. [1778]

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xviii,408p.,plates : maps ; 8⁰.

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.

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ESTC T82902

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