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Burney, James, 1750–1821

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, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 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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