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Burney, James, 1750-1821, author.

A chronological history of the discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean / by James Burney, captain in the Royal Navy.

Additional Title(s):

Voyages and discoveries in the South Sea

London : Printed by Luke Hansard, near Lincoln's-Inn Fields and sold by G. and W. Nicol, booksellers to His Majesty, Pall-Mall : G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster Row : J. Robson, New Bond-Street : T. Payne, Mew's-Gate : and Cadell and Davies, in the Strand, 1803-1817.
Physical Description:
5 volumes : illustrations ; 30 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DU19 .B87 1803+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Spine title, on publisher's printed labels: Voyages and discoveries in the South Sea.
"Illustrated with charts."
Imprints vary slightly.
Maps engraved by Francis Sansom, J. Pickett, and John Russell. Other engravings by Edward Francis Burney.
Pagination: v.1: [2], xii, [8], 391, [1] p., [5] folded leaves of plates; v.2: v, [11], 482, [2] p., [10] leaves of plates (some folded); v. 3: [10], 437, [1] p., [19] leaves of plates (some folded); v. 4: xviii, 580 p., [5] leaves of plates (some folded); v. 5: vii, [1], 178, [2], 179-337 [i.e. 237], [1] p., [4] leaves of plates (some folded).
Signatures: v. 1: pi1 b⁴ c² d⁴ B-3D⁴; v. 2: a-b⁴ B-3P⁴ 3Q² (leaf 3Q2 blank); v. 3: pi1 a⁴ B-3I⁴ 3K⁴ (-3K4); v. 4: a-b⁴ c² (-c2) B-4D⁴ 4E²; v. 5: [A]⁴ B-Z⁴ 2A² 2B-2H⁴ 2I².
Sabin 9387
Ferguson no. 372
Bagnall, 779
National Maritime Museum, 49
Includes bibliographical references and index (in v. 5).
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original blue paper covered boards. Untrimmed.
Subject Terms:
Buccaneers -- History.
Discoveries in geography.
Oceania -- Discovery and exploration.
Pacific Ocean -- Discovery and exploration -- American.
Pacific Ocean -- Discovery and exploration -- European.
Voyages and travels -- History.
Engravings -- 1803-1817.
Hansard, Luke, 1752-1828, printer.
Luke Hansard and Sons, printer.
Payne, Thomas, 1719-1799, publisher.
Robson, James, 1733-1806, publisher.
Murray, John, 1778-1843, publisher.
Russell, John, approximately 1750-1829, engraver.
Sansom, Francis, active 1784-1799, engraver.
Burney, Edward Francis, 1760-1848, engraver.
Pickett, J., engraver.
Cadell & Davies, publisher.
G. and W. Nicol (Firm), publisher.
G. and J. Robinson (Paternoster-Row, London, England), publisher.
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, publisher.
Nornaville & Feel, publisher.
Wilkie and Robinson, publisher.

  • pt. I. Commencing with an account of the earliest discovery of that sea by Europeans and terminating with the voyage of Sir Franicis Drake in 1579
  • pt. 2. 1579-1620
  • pt. 3. 1620-1688
  • pt. 4. To the year 1723, including a history of the buccaneers of America
  • pt. 5. To the year 1764.

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