Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean

A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean

Volume 2. From the Year 1579, to the Year 1620

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration

  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108024099


Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

Please email to enquire about an inspection copy of this book

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Captain James Burney (1750–1821), the son of the musicologist Dr Charles Burney and brother of the novelist Fanny Burney, was a well-travelled sailor, best known for this monumental compilation of voyages of discovery in the Pacific Ocean. After joining the navy in 1764, he sailed on Cook's second voyage between 1772 and 1774, and was also present on the ill-fated third voyage. He retired from the navy in 1784 and turned to writing works on exploration. These volumes, published between 1803 and 1817, and regarded as the standard work on the subject for much of the nineteenth century, contain collected accounts of European voyages of discovery in the Pacific Ocean between 1492 and 1764. Burney provides summaries of Spanish, Dutch and English accounts, which include descriptions of voyages to China, Micronesia and Australia. Volume 2 covers voyages between 1579 and 1620, including that of Sir Richard Hawkins.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108024099
    • length: 542 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 28 x 210 mm
    • weight: 1.28kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 8 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Voyage of Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, from Peru to the Strait of Magalhanes, and thence to Europe
    2. Expedition of Pedro Sarmiento to fortify the Strait of Magalhanes. Ill conducted voyage and return of two English ships under Edward Fenton and Luke Ward. Spanish colony founded in the Strait. Distressed condition of the colony
    3. Notice of Formosa. Navigation of Francisco de Gualle, or Gali, from New Spain to the Philippines, and from Macao to New Spain
    4. Voyage of Robert Witherington and Christopher Lister, from England, intended for the South Sea
    5. Voyage of Thomas Cavendish round the world
    6. Voyage of Andrew Merick to the Strait of Magalhanes
    7. Second voyage of Mr. Cavendish
    8. Brief review of various reports concerning the discovery of a North West Passage to the Pacific ocean. Doubtful relation of a voyage by Juan de Fuca. Reports of the discovery of islands named Fontacias
    9. Voyage of Sir Richard Hawkins to the South Sea
    10. Second voyage of Alvaro de Mendana
    11. The ship San Agustin wrecked on the Western coast of North America. Expedition of Sebastian Vizcaino to California
    12. Voyage of five ships of Rotterdam, under the command of Jacob Mahu and Simon de Cordes, to the South Sea
    13. Voyage of Olivier van Noort round the world
    14. Spanish ship seized by the natives of the Ladrone Islands. Voyage of Sebastian Vizcaino, to examine the western coast of California, and the continuation of the coast northward
    15. Concerning the navigation from New Spain to the Philippines, and the return from thence to New Spain: and of the Islands Rica de Oro and Rica de Plata
    16. Preliminary to the discoveries of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros
    17. Voyage of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros
    18. Voyage of Admiral Joris Spilbergen, round the world
    19. Voyage of Jacob Le Maire and Wilhelm Cornelisz Schouten, round the world
    20. On the situations of the discoveries of Le Maire and Schouten
    21. First certain knowledge obtained of the Great Terra Australis. Expedition of Bartolome Garcia de Nodal and Gonçalo de Nodal to examine Strait Le Maire

  • Author

    James Burney

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.