A Voyage Round the World

Author: George Anson Baron Anson
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105118180368
Release Date: 1748
Genre: Voyages around the world


Anson s Voyage Round the World

Author: Richard Walter
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 055436543X
Release Date: 2008-08
Genre: History

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A Voyage Round the World

Author: George Anson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9786050331165
Release Date: 2014-11-02
Genre: Fiction

The men-of-war in which Anson went to sea were built mostly of oak. They were painted externally yellow, with a blue stripe round the upper works. Internally, they were painted red. They carried cannon on one, two, or three decks according to their size. The biggest ships carried a hundred cannon and nearly a thousand men. The ship in which this famous voyage was made was of the middle size, then called the fourth-rate. She carried sixty cannon, and a crew of four hundred men. Her lower gun deck, a little above the level of the water, was about 140 feet long. She was of about a thousand tons burthen.

A Voyage Round the World

Author: George Anson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1519449739
Release Date: 2015-11-21
Genre:

"A Voyage Round the World" from George Anson. Royal Navy officer (1697-1762).

A Voyage Round the World

Author: Georg Forster
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824820916
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Travel

George Forster's A Voyage Round the World presents a wealth of geographic, scientific, and ethnographic knowledge uncovered by Cook's second journey of exploration in the Pacific (1772-1775). Accompanying his father, the ship's naturalist Johann Reinhold Forster, on the voyage, George proved a knowledgeable and adept observer. The lively, elegant prose and critical detail of his account, based loosely on his father's journal, make it one of the finest works of eighteenth-century travel literature and an account of prime importance in the history of European contact with Pacific peoples. The Forsters' publications reveal the sophistication and enthusiasm they brought to their observation of Polynesian peoples as well as a sensitivity to the moral ambiguities of contact. The two volumes of George Forster's work include substantially richer descriptions of encounters with island inhabitants than either his father's classic work (Observations Made during a Voyage round the World, UH Press, 1996) or Cook's official narrative, and its confident, even visionary, style incorporates a good deal of polemic, particularly in its criticism of the treatment of islanders by Cook's crew. In addition to the range and depth of its anthropological considerations, it provides a thrilling account of life aboard one of Cook's vessels. In its author's German translation, this work becomes a classic of natural history writing, but its original English version has long been neglected by anglophone scholars. This new scholarly edition makes this important book readily available for the first time since its initial publication more than two centuries ago. But it also presents the work in fresh terms, making it more accessible and relevant to a contemporary audience. The valuable introduction and annotations draw on the wide range of anthropological and ethnohistorical scholarship published since the 1960s and contextualize the book in relation to both the cultures of Oceania documented by the Forsters and the history of European voyaging in the Pacific. Appendixes include a translation of the introduction to the German edition and the polemical pamphlets by George Forster and the ship's astronomer William Wales, in which some of the book's more controversial claims were debated. A Voyage Round the World brings the disciplines of history and anthropology to bear on Cook's voyages in an illuminating and readable fashion. This edition will help complete the corpus of basic documents on Cook's voyages--a crucial resource for researchers in cultural, Pacific, and maritime history; archaeologists, anthropologists, and art historians; and most recently for scholars engaged in revisionist interpretations of eighteenth-century exploration and colonization.

A Supplement to Lord Anson s Voyage Round the World

Author: Gabriel François Coyer
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 0483435007
Release Date: 2018-01-19
Genre: Travel

Excerpt from A Supplement to Lord Anson's Voyage Round the World: Containing a Discovery and Description of the Island of Frivola First, That it is the pure Effeets of his Impartiality arifing from the Comparifon of the Idea he has formed of the Genius of our Nation, with that of his own. He delivers himfelf upon this Head with great Freedom, from a juft Perfuafion, that nothing good or great can be attained, but by a {teady Purfuit of Trutb. TO this he facrifices all that vulgar Se f Concei, t by which the Frenclo In general are drawn Into a fond Perfuafion, that they ex ceed all other Nations, almof't In the fame Degree that the refi of Mankind tranfcend other Animals. That in Point of Courage, Wifdom, Science, Wit, and Politenefs, they move in a fuperior Orb; and that whatever appears Of thefe excellent Qualities in other Nations, is borrowed by Reflection, or caught by Imitation. This ofientatious Folly he treats as it deferves, and points out very clearly its terrible Effects, by introducing Contempt of the only Met/sod by which Learning and Arts can be kept from running into Extravagance, and exalting capr ice under the plaufible Name Of taste to that Office which ought ever to be held by good sense yet all this is done not to deride, or to degrade, but to fhame his Countrynzen into what is boncfi, laudaole, and great. It is for this Reafon that. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.