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Places and Historical Subject Matter Discussed/Illustrated in this Book (See Full Contents Below): History of the Sea Ocean Story Sea Maritime Mariner Nautical Ship Vessel Sailing Whaling Deep Sea Diving War Ships Shipwreck Disaster Tragedy Fire Sinking Wreck Pirates Piracy Buccaneer Explorers Exploration Voyage Captain Cook Expedition Discovery Commerce Navigators Noah’s Ark Deluge Flood Phoenicians Sidon Tyre Africa Egyptians Jews Greek Sailors Argonaut Trojan War Ship Building Atlantic Pacific Roman Vessels Crusades Adriatic French Navy Scandinavian Sailors Beowulf Danes Greenland Leif Erickson Newfoundland Nova Scotia Nantucket Massachusetts Thorwald Thorfinn Marco Polo Kublai Khan Lodestone Magellan Portuguese Spaniards Canary Isles Equator Christopher Columbus Spain Ferdinand Isabella Hand of Satan Pinta Nina Santa Maria Spanish Caravel Cuba Cannibals Lisbon Barcelona Savages Trinidad Martinique Puerto Rico Nicaragua Costa Rica Panama Jamaica New World America Sebastian Cabot Hudson’s Bay Vasco de Gama Africa Mozambique Brazil Ponce De Leon Florida Tortugas Bahamas Teneriffe Cannibals Scurvy Phillippines Borneo Cape Horn Jacques Cartier Greenland Labrador Northwest Passage English Piracy Francis Drake Queen Elizabeth El Dorado Orinoco Santa Anna Spanish Armada El Dorado Sir Walter Raleigh Solomon Islands Marquesas Manila Rotterdam Brava Strait of Magellan Spanish Treasure Ships Quiros Henry Hudson River Mocha Island The Mayflower Speedwell Murderers’ Bay Piracy Tortuga Henry Morgan William Dampier Captain William Kidd Whidah Buried Treasure Alexander Selkirk Robinson Crusoe Dutch West India Company Circumnavigation Dolphin Tamar Byron Patagonia Falkland Islands Pitcairn’s Island H.M.S. Bounty Captain Bligh Tahiti Montevideo Botany Bay Sandwich Islands Captain Cook Steam Navigation Robert Fulton Whale Fishery Polar Exploration Arctic Antarctica Franklin Expedition The Resolute Atlantic Cable Equator Yacht Race Diving Bell Deep Sea Divers
THE HISTORY OF THE SEA. A Graphic Description of Maritime Adventures, Achievements, Explorations, Discoveries and Inventions: Including Hazards and Perils of Early Navigators, Cruelties and Experiences of Noted Buccaneers, Conquests and Prizes of the Great Pirates, Discoveries and Achievements of the Great Captains, Conflicts with Savages, Cannibals, Robbers, Etc., Arctic Explorations and Attendant Sufferings, Growth of Commerce, Rise and Progress of Ship Building, Ocean Navigation, Naval Power, Etc., Etc; Covering the Many Centuries of Development in Science and Civilization from The Ark to the Present Time. By Frank B. Goodrich. To Which Is Added An Account of Adventures Beneath the Sea: Diving, Dredging, Deep Sea Sounding, Latest Submarine Explorations,Prepared with Great Care. By Edward Howland. Undated, circa 1880. Published by J.W. McKay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. 9” x 6” tooled leather binding decorated with gilt titles and ocean motifs. Illustrated with
over 250 Spirited Illustrations.” 785 pages.
Condition: GOOD ANTIQUE CONDITION. Exterior as shown in photos. New inner hinges, reinforced binding, professional edge repairs to several pages by an experienced book conservator. Text block solid. Light foxing/ toning. No torn, loose or missing pages. Good, solid example of this very rare and highly collectible 19th-century maritime title. Provenance: This amazing book was passed along to me by a fellow in Australia. The book has been in his family since the day of its purchase almost 140 years ago. It was handed down to him by his grandfather, and by his father before him
whose name is inscribed on the presentation page). He was happy to hear I planned to have the book restored and included a quick note about the family members who owned it.
HISTORY OF THE SEA is a sprawling, vivid chronicle of man’s activity upon the open sea, adventures spanning the full history of navigation, from the Biblical to the historical, from wind-power to steam. It abounds not only in the details of that history, but in anecdote and incident, and all that goes to make up
the romance of the ocean.”
Beginning with Noah and his mighty Ark, and concluding with the laying of the trans-Atlantic cable in 1858, this amazing book will introduce you to intrepid explorers, fierce commanders, daring captains and their crews. Mariners of every stripe are represented in these pages, from the brave and the bold to mutineers, marauders and pirates. It is a story teeming with ships and shipwrecks. Triumphs. Tragedies. Discoveries. Disasters.
HISTORY OF THE SEA also features more than “Two Hundred Spirited Illustrations” depicting ships, seascapes and other scenes from the narrative.
To give you a more thorough idea of what you’ll find in this magnificent volume, I have prepared some helpful information below, starting with a summary of the book’s contents, including details on every chapter. Further down the page, you can see some of the book’s wonderful illustrations.
I hope you’ll take a moment to have a look.
Contents Are:
Chapter One: The Purpose of this Work * The Ocean in the Scriptural Period * The Marvels of the Sea * The Classic Legends * The Fantastic Notions entertained of the North and the Equator * The Giant of the Canaries * The Sea of Sea-Weed * The Spectre of the Cape * The Gradual Surrender of the Secrets of the Sea * It becomes the Highway of Nations * Its Present Aspect * Its Poetical Significance * Its Moral Lessons
Chapter Two: The Origin of Navigation * The Nautilus * The Split Reed and Beetle * The Beaver floating upon a Log * The Hollow Tree * The First Canoe * The Floating Nutshell * The Oar * The Rudder * The Sail * The Tradition of the First Sail-Boat
Chapter Three: The Flood and the Building of the Ark * The Arguments of Infidelity against a Universal Deluge * The Material of which the Ark was built
Its Capacity, Dimensions, and Form * Its Proportions copied in Modern Ocean-Steamers
Chapter Four: The Ships, Commerce, and Navigation of the Phoenicians * Their Trade with Ophir * Sidon and Tyre * Their Voyage round Africa * New Tyre * A Patriotic Phoenician Captain * The Egyptians as a Maritime People * Their Ships and Commerce * The Jews * Their Geography * Ideas upon the Shape of the Earth * The World as known to the Hebrews
Chapter Five: The Early Maritime History of the Greeks * The Expedition of the Argonauts * The Vessels used in the Trojan War * Ship-Building in the Time of Homer * The Poetic Geography of the Greeks * Doherty’s Description * The Palace of the Sun * The Marvels of a Voyage out of Sight of Land * The Geography of Hesiod * Of Anaximander * Of Thales, Herodotus, Socrates, and Eratosthenes * The Great Ocean is named the Atlantic
Chapter Six: Construction of Greek Vessels * The Prow, Poop, Rudder, Oars, Masts, Sails, Cordage, Bulwarks, Anchors * Biremes, Triremes, Quadriremes, Quinqueremos * The Grand Galley of Ptolemy Philopator * Roman Vessels * Their Navy * Mimic Sea-Fights * The Five Voyages of Antiquity
Chapter Seven: The Voyage of Hanno the Carthaginian * He sees Crocodiles, Apes, and Volcanoes * The Voyage of Himilcon to Al-Bion * The Voyage and Ignominious Fate of Sataspes the Persian * The Voyage of Pytheas the Phocian * The Sacred Promontory * A New Atmosphere * Amber * Return Home * The Veracity of Pythcas' Narrative * The Expedition of Nearchus the Macedonian * Strange Phenomena in the Heavens * The Icthyophagi * Houses built of the Bones of Whales * Fish Flour * A Battle with Whales * An Unexpected Meeting * The Distance traversed by Nearchus * The Voyage of Eudoxus along the African Coast
State of Navigation at the Opening of the Christian Era
SECTION II ~ FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA TO THE APPLICATION OF THE MAGNETIC NEEDLE TO EUROPEAN NAVIGATION, A.D. 1300 Chapter Eight: Navigation during the Roman Empire * The Rise of Venice and Genoa * The Crusades * Their Effect upon Commerce * Wedding of the Adriatic * Creation of the French Navy * Introduction of Eastern Art into Europe * Maps of the Middle Ages * Remote Effect of the Crusades upon Geographical Science
Chapter Nine: The Scandinavian Sailors * Their Piracies and Commerce * The Anglo-Saxons * Alfred the Great a Ship-Builder * The Voyage of Beowulf * Discovery of Iceland by the Danes * Discovery of Greenland * The Voyage of Bjarni and Leif to the American Continent * Their Discovery of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Nantucket, and Massachusetts * Adventures of Thorwald and Thorfinn
Comparison of the Discoveries of the Northmen with those of Columbus
Chapter Ten: The Travels of Marco Polo * The First Mention of Japan in History
Kublai Khan * Marco Polo's Voyage from Amoy to Ormuz * Malacca * Sumatra * Pygmies * Singular Stories of Diamonds * The Roc * Polo not recognised upon his Return * His Imprisonment * The Publication of his Narrative * The Interest awakened in China, Japan, and the Islands of Spices
Chapter Eleven: The First Mention of the Loadstone in History * Its Early Names * The First Mention of its Directive Power * A Poem upon the Compass Six Hundred Years Old * Friar Bacon's Magnet * The Loadstone in Arabia * An Eye-Witness of its Efficiency in the Syrian Waters in the Year 1240 * The Magnet in China * Neetmok * Early Mention of it in Chinese Works * The Variation noticed in the Twelfth Century * Other Discoveries made by the Chinese * Modern Errors * Flavio Gioia * The Arms of Amalfi * All Records lost of the First Voyage made with the Compass by a European Ship
Chapter Twelve: The Portuguese on the Coast of Africa * The Spaniards and the Canary Isles * Don Henry of Portugal * The Terriblo Cape, now Cape Bojudor * The Sacred Promontory * Discovery of the Madeiras * A Dreadful Phenomenon * A Prolific Rabbit and a Wonderful Conflagration * Hostility of the Portuguese to further Maritime Adventure * The Bay of Horses * The First Gold-Dust seen in Europe * Discovery of Cape Verd and the Azores * The Europeans approach the Equator * Journey of Cada-Mosto * Death of Don Henry * Progress of Navigation under the Auspices of this Prince
Chapter Thirteen: The Portuguese cross the Equator from Guinea to Congo * John II. conceives the idea of a Route by Sea to the Indies * His Artifices to prevent the Interference of other Nations * The Overland Journey of Covillam to India * The Voyage of Bartholomew Diaz * The Doubling of the Tremendous Cape * Its Baptism by the King * Injurious Effects of Success upon Portuguese Ambition
Chapter Fourteen: Birth of Christopher Columbus * His Early Life and Education
His First Voyage * His Marriage * His Maritime Contemplations * He makes Proposals to the Senate of Genoa, the Court of Venice, and the King of Portugal
The Duplicity of the latter * Columbus visits Spain * Juan de Marchena * Columbus repairs to Cordova * His Second Marriage * His Letter to the King * The Junto of Salamanca * Columbus resolves to shake the dust of Spain from his feet * Marchena's Letter to Isabella * The Queen gives Audience to Columbus * The Conditions stipulated by the latter * Isabella accepts the Enterprise, while Ferdinand remains aloof
Chapter Fifteen: The Port of Palos * The Superstition of its Mariners * The Hand of Satan * A Bird which lifted Vessels to the Clouds * The Pinta and the Nina * The Santa Maria * Capacity of a Spanish Caravel * The three Pinzons * The Departure * Columbus' Journal * The Helm of the Pinta unshipped * The Variation of the Needle * The Appearance of the Tropical Atlantic * Floating Vegetation * The Sargasso Sea * Alarm and threatened Mutiny of the Sailors * Perplexities of Columbus * Land! Land! a False Alarm * Indications of the Vicinity of Land * Murmurs of the Crews * Open Revolt quelled by Columbus * Floating Reeds and Tufts of Grass * Land at last * The Vessels anchor over-night
Chapter Sixteen: Discovery of Guanahani * Ceremonies of taking Possession * Exploration of the Neighboring Islands * Search for Gold * Cuba supposed by Columbus to be Japan * The Cannibals * Haiti * Return Homewards * A Storm * An Appeal to the Virgin * Arrival at the Azores * Conduct of the Portuguese * Columbus at Lisbon * At Palos * At Barcelona * Columbus' Second Voyage * Discovery of Guadeloupe, Antigua, Santa Cruz, Jamaica * Illness of Columbus * Terrible Battle between the Spaniards and the Savages * Columbus returns to Spain * His Reception by the Queen * His Third Voyage * The Region of Calms * Discovery of Trinidad and of the Main Land * Assumption and Margarita * Columbus in Chains
Chapter Seventeen: The Failing Health of Columbus * His Fourth Voyage * Martinique, Porto Rico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama * His Search for a Channel across the Isthmus * He predicts an Eclipse of the Moon at Jamaica * His Return * The Death of Isabella * Columbus Penniless at Valladolid * His Death * His Four Burials * The Injustice of the World towards Columbus * Christopher Pigeon * Amerigo Vespucci * The New World named America * Errors of Modern Historians * The District of Columbia * John Cabot in Labrador * Sebastian Cabot in Hudson's Bay * Vincent Yanez Pinzon at the Mouths of the Amazon
Chapter Eighteen: Portuguese Navigation under Emmanuel * Popular Prejudices * The Lusiad of Camoens * Vasco da Gama * Maps of Africa of the Period * Preparations for an Indian Voyage * Religious Ceremonies * The Departure * Rendezvous at the Cape Verds * Landing upon the Coast * The Natives * An Invitation to Dinner, and its Consequences * A Storm * Mutiny * The Spectre of the Cape
Chapter Nineteen: Da Gama and the Negroes * The Hottentots and Caffres * Adventure with an Albatross * The River of Good Promise * Mozambique * Treachery of the Natives * Mombassa * Melinda, and its Amiable King * Festivities * The Malabar Coast * Calicut * The Route to the Indies discovered
Chapter Twenty: The Moors in Hindostan * Condition of the Country upon the Arrival of Da Gama * Hostility of the Moors * They prejudice the King of Calicut against the Portuguese * Consequent Hostilities * Da Gama sets out upon his Return * Wild Cinnamon * A Moorish Pirate disguised as an Italian Christian
A Tempestuous Voyage * Wreck of the San Rafael * Honors and Titles bestowed upon Da Gama * An Expedition fitted out under Alvarez Cabral * Neetmok navigation * Accidental Discovery of Brazil * Comets and Water-Spouts * Loss of Four Vessels * A Bazaar established at Calicut * Attack by the Moors * Cabral withdraws to Cochin * Visits Cananor and takes in a Load of Cinnamon * Is received with Coldness upon his Return * Vasco da Gama recalled into the Service by the King * His Achievements at Sofala, Cananor, and Calicut * He hangs Fifty Indians at the Yard-Arm * Protects Cochin and threatens Calicut * Withdraws to Private Life
Chapter Twenty-One: Spread of the Portuguese East Indian Empire * Alphenzo d'Albuquerque * Immense Sacrifice of Life * Ancient Route of the Spice-Trade with Europe * Commerce by Caravans * Revolution produced by opening the New Route * Francesco Almeida * Discovery of Ceylon * Tristan d'Acunha * The Portuguese Mars * His Views of Empire * An Arsenal established at Goa * Reduction of Malacca * Siam and Sumatra send Embassies to Albuquerque * The Island of Ormuz * Death of Albuquerque * Extent of the Portuguese Dominion * Ormuz becomes the great Emporium of the East * Fall of the Portuguese Empire
Chapter Twenty-Two: Ponce de Leon * The Fountain of Youth * Discovery of Florida * The Martyrs and the Tortugas * The Bahama Channel * Vasco Nunez de Balboa * He goes to Sea in a Barrel * Marries a Lady of the Isthmus * His Search for Gold * Hears of a Mighty Ocean * Undertakes to reach it * Preparations for the Expedition * Leoncico the Bloodhound * Battle with a Cacique * Ascent of the Mountains * Balboa mounts to the Summit alone * The First Sight of the Pacific * Ceremonies of taking Possession * Balboa up to his Knees in the Ocean * Every one tastes the Water * A Voyage upon the Pacific, and a Narrow Escape * Ignominious Fate of Balboa * Juan Diaz de Solis * Discovers the Rio de la Plata * His Horrible Death by Cannibals
Chapter Twenty-Three: Remarkable Foresight of the Court of Rome * A Papal Bull
Ferdinand Magellan * He offers his Services to Spain * His Plans * His Fleet
Pigafetta the Historian * An Inauspicious Start * Teneriffe and its Legends * St. Elmo's Fire * The Crew make Famous Bargains with the Cannibals * Heavy Price paid for the King of Spades * Patagonian Giants * Pigafetta's Exaggerations * The Healing Art in Patagonia * The Tragedy of Port Julian * Discovery of a Strait * The Open Sea * Cape Deseado * The Ocean named Pacific * Ravages of the Scurvy * A Patagonian Paul * The Needle becomes Lethargic * Discovery of the Ladrones * The First Cocoanut * A Catholic Ceremony upon a Pagan Island
Chapter Twenty-Four: Discovery of the Philippines * The King of Zubu wishes the King of Spain to pay Tribute * He finally abandons the idea * A whole Island converted to Christianity * Magellan performs a Miracle * A Dumb Man recovers his Speech * Magellan invades a Refractory Island * His Death * Attempts to recover his Body * The Christian Island returns to Idolatry * The Ships arrive at Borneo * The Sailors drink too freely of Arrack * Festivities and Treachery * Vivid Imagination of Pigafetta * The Fleet arrives at the Moluccas * The King of Tidore * A Brisk Trade in Cloves * The Spice Tariff * The Vittoria sails Homeward * Pigafetta is again imaginative * Arrival at the Cape Verde * Loss of One Day * Completion of the First Voyage of Circumnavigation * Pigafetta's Romanco becomes Veritable History
Chapter Twenty-Five: Voyage of Jacques Cartier * Maritime Projects of Francis I of France * Gulf of St. Lawrence * A Quick Trip Home * Second Voyage * Canada, Quebec, Montreal * A Captive King * Voyage of Sir Hugh Willoughby and Richard Chancellor * Discovery of Nova Zembla * Disastrous Winter * Fate of the Expedition * Martin Frobisher * His Voyage in Quest of a Northwest Passage * Greenland * Labrador * Frobisher's Straits * Exchange of Captives * Supposed Discovery of Gold * Second Voyage * A Cargo of Precious Earth taken on Board * Meta Incognita * Third Voyage * A Mortifying Conclusion
Chapter Twenty-Six: Origin of English Piracy * Sir John Hawkins * Francis Drake * His First Voyage to the Spanish Main * Commission granted by Queen Elizabeth * Expedition against the Spanish Possessions * Exploits at Mogador and Santiago * Crossing the Line * Arrival in Patagonia * Trial and Execution of Doughty * Passage through Magellan's Strait * Adventures of William Pitcher and Seven Men * Cape Horn * Arrival at Valparaiso * Rifling of a Catholic Church
Chapter Twenty-Seven: Drake's Exploit with a Sleeping Spaniard * His Achievements at Callao * Battle with a Treasure-Ship * Drake gives a Receipt for her Cargo * Indites a Touching Epistle * His Plans for Returning Home * Fresh Captures * Performances at Guatulco and Acapulco * Drake dismisses his Pilot * Exceeding Cold Weather * Drake regarded as a God by the Californians * Sails for the Moluccas * Visits Ternate and Celebes * The Pelican upon a Reef * The Return Voyage * Protest of the Spanish Ambassador * He styles Drake the Master-Thief of the Unknown World * Queen Elizabeth on board the Pelican * Drake's Use of his Fortune * His Death * The Voyage of John Davis to the Northwest
Chapter Twenty-Eight: Policy of Queen Elizabeth * Thomas Cavendish * His First Voyage * Exploits upon the African and Brazilian Coasts * Port Desire * Port Famine * Battles with the Araucanians * Capture of Paita * Robbery of a Church
Repeated Acts of Brigandage * Capture of the Santa Anna * The Return Voyage * Cavendish's Account of the Expedition * The Spanish Armada * Preparations in England * The Conflict * Total Rout of the Invincibles * Procession in Commemoration of the Event
Chapter Twenty-Nine: The Fiction of El Dorado * Manoa * Description of its Fabled Splendors * Attempts of the Spaniards to Discover it * Sir Walter Raleigh * His Voyage to Guiana * His Account of the Orinoco * His Description of the Scenery * His Return * His Second Voyage * Expedition to Newfoundland * His Death * Modern Interpretation of the Legend of El Dorado
Chapter Thirty: Discovery of the Solomon Islands by Mendana * He seeks for them again Thirty Years later * Quiros * The Marquesas Islands * The Women compared with those of Lima * Strange Fruits * Conversions to Christianity * Arduous Voyage * Santa Cruz * Mendana exchanges Names with Malopa * Hostilities
War, and its Results * Death of Mendana * Quiros conducts the Ships to Manilla
Chapter Thirty-One: Attempts of the Dutch to discover a Northeast Passage * Voyage of Wilhelm Barentz * Arrival at Nova Zcmbla * Winter Quarters * Building a House * Fights with Bears * The Sun Disappears * The Clock Stops, and the Beer Freezes * The House is Snowed up * The Hot-Ache * Fox-Traps * Twelfth Night * Return of the Sun * The Ships prove Unseaworthy * Preparations to Depart in the Boats * Death of Barentz * Arrival at Amsterdam * Results of the Voyage
Chapter Thirty-Two: The Five Ships of Rotterdam * Battle at the Island of Brava * Sebald de Weert * Disasters in the Strait of Magellan * The Crew eat Uncooked Food * The Fleet is scattered to the Winds * Adventures of De Weert * A Wretched Object * Return to Holland * Voyage of Oliver Van Noort * Barbarous Punishment * The Emblem of Hope becomes a Cause of Despair * Fight with the Patagonians * Arrest of the Vice-Admiral * His Punishment * Description of a Chilian Beverage * Capture of a Spanish Treasure-Ship * A Pilot thrown Overboard * Sea-Fight off Manilla * Return Home, after the First Dutch Voyage of Circumnavigation
Chapter Thirty-Three: Quiros' Theory of a Southern Continent * His Arguments and Memorials * His First Voyage * Discoveries * Encarnacion * Sagittaria, or Tahiti * Description of these Islands * Manicolo * Espiritu Santo * Its Productions and Inhabitants * Quiros before the King of Spain * His Belief in his Discovery of a Continent * His Disappointment * Renewed Solicitations * Death of Quiros * Discoveries of Torres * The Muscovy Company of London * Henry Hudson * His Voyages to Spitzbergen and abcxs Nova Zembla * His Voyage to America * Casts Anchor at Sandy Hook * Ascends the Hudson River as far as the Site of Albany * His Voyage to Iceland and Hudson's Bay * Disastrous Winter * Mutiny * Hudson set adrift * His Death
Chapter Thirty-Four: The Fleet of Joris Spilbergen * Arrival in Brazil * Adventures in the Strait of Magellan * Trade at Mocha Island * Treachery at Santa Maria * Terrible Battle between the Dutch and Spanish Fleets * Ravages of the Coast * Skirmishes upon the Land * Spilbergen sails for Manilla * Arrival at Ternate * His Return Home * The Voyage of Schenten and Lemaire * Lemonade at Sierra Leone * A Collision at Sea * Discovery of Staten Land * Cape Horn * Lemaire's Strait * Arrival at Batavia * Confiscation of the Ships * General Results of the Voyage * The Voyage of William Baffin * Arctic Researches during the Seventeenth Century
Chapter Thirty-Five: A Famous Vessel * The Mayflower * Her Appearance * The Speedwell * Departure of the Two Ships * Alleged Unseaworthiness of the Speedwell * The Mayflower sails alone * The Equinoctial * Consultations * A Remedy applied * First View of the Land * Subsequent History and Fate of the Mayflower
Chapter Thirty-Six: Discovery of New Holland * Tasman ordered to survey the Island * Discovery of Van Diemen's Land * Of New Zealand * Murderers' Bay * The Friendly Islands * The Feejees * New Britain * An Earthquake at Sea * A Copious Language * Circumnavigation of New Holland * Return to Batavia * Results of the Voyage * Dutch Opinions of Tasman's Merit
Chapter Thirty-Seven: Piracy * Origin of the Buccaneers * Their Manner of Life
Dress * Occupation * The Island of Tortuga their Head-Quarters * Their Religious Scruples * Manner of dividing Spoils * The Exterminator * The Observance of the Sabbath * Exploits of Henry Morgan * Impotence of the Spaniards * Career of William Dampier * His First Piratical Cruise * Adventures by Land and Sea * Description of the Plantain-Tree * Lingering Deaths by Poison
Reproaches of Conscience * The New-Hollanders * Dampier's Dangerous Voyage in an Open Boat * Piracy upon the American Coast * William Kidd sent against the Pirates * He turns Pirate himself * His Exploits, Detection, and Execution * His Buried Treasures * Wreck of the Whidah Pirate-Ship
Chapter Thirty-Eight: The Voyage of Woodes Rogers * Desertion checked by a Novel Circumstance * A Light seen upon the Island of Juan Fernandez * A Boat sent to Reconnoitre * Alexander Selkirk discovered * His History and Adventures
His Dress, Food, and Occupations * He ships with Rogers as Second Mate * Turtles and Tortoises * Fight with a Spanish Treasure-Ship * Profits of the Voyage * The South Sea Bubble * Its Inflation and Collapse * Komteen * Measures of Relief
Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Dutch West India Company * Renewed Search for the Terra Australis Incognita * Jacob Roggewein * His Voyage of Discovery * Brush with Pirates * Arrival at Juan Fernandez * Easter Island * Its Inhabitants * Entertainment of one on board the Ship * A Misunderstanding * Pernicious and Recreation Islands * Glimpse of the Society Islands * A Famine in the Fleet * Arrival at New Britain * Confiscation of the Ship at Batavia * Decision of the States-General * Vitus Behring * Behring's Strait * Description of the Scene * Death of Behring * Subsequent Survey of the Strait
Chapter Forty: Piratical Voyage under George Anson * Unparalleled Mortality * Arrival and Sojourn at Juan Fernandez * A Prize * Capture of Paita * Preparations to attack the Manilla Galleon * Disappointment * Fortunate Arrival at Tinian * Romantic Account of the Island * A Storm * Doherty’s Description * Anson's Ship driven out to Sea * The Abandoned Crew set about building a Boat * Return of the Centurion * Battle with the Manilla Galleon * Anson's Arrival in England * The Proceeds of the Cruise
Chapter Forty-One: The First Scientific Voyage of Circumnavigation * The Dolphin and Tamar * Byron in Patagonia * Falkland Islands * Islands of Disappointment * Arrival at Tinian * Byron versus Anson * The Voyage Home * Wallis and Carteret * Their Observations in Patagonia * Wallis at Tahiti * A Desperate Battle * Xuils lose their Value * A Tahitian Romance * Pitcairn's Island * Queen Charlotte's Islands * New Britain * The Voyage Home * A Man-of-War Destroyed by Fire
Chapter Forty-Two: Colonization of the Falkland Islands * Antoine de Bougainville * His Voyage around the World * Adventure at Montevideo * The Patagonians * Taking Possession of Tahiti * French Gallantry * Ceremonies of Reception * Sojourn at the Island * Aotourou * The First Female Circumnavigator
Famine on Board * Remarkable Cascade * Arrival at the Moluccas * Incidents there * Return Home
Chapter Forty-Three: Expedition despatched at the Instance of the Royal Society * Lieutenant James Cook * Incidents of the Voyage * A Night on Shore in Terra del Fuego * Arrival at Tahiti * The Natives pick their Pockets * The 0bservatory * A Native chews a Quid of Tobacco * The Transit of Venus * Two of the Marines take unto themselves Wives * New Zealand * Adventures there * Remarkable War-Canoe * Cannibalism demonstrated * Neetmok * Theory of a Southern Continent subverted * New Holland * Botany Bay * The Endeavor on the Rocks * Expedient to stop the Leak * A Conflagration * Passage through a Reef * Arrival at Batavia * Mortality on the Voyage Home * Cook promoted to the Rank of Commander
Chapter Forty-Four: Cook's Second Voyage * A Storm * Separation of the Ships * Aurora Australis * New Zealand * Six Water-Spouts at once * Tahiti again * Petty Thefts of the Natives * Cook visits the Tahitian Theatre * Omai * Arrival at the Friendly Islands * The Fleet witness a Feast of Human Flesh * The New Hebrides * New Caledonia * Return Home * Honors bestowed upon Cook
Chapter Forty-Five: Cook's Third Voyage * The Northwest Passage * Omai * His Reception at Home * The Crew forego their Grog * Discovery of the Sandwich Islands * Nootk* Sound * The Natives * Capo Prince of Wales * Two Continents in Sight * Icy Cape * Return to the Sandwich Islands * Cook is deified * Interview with Tcreoboo * Subsequent Difficulties * A Skirmish * Pitched Battle and Death of Cook * Recovery of a Portion of his Remains * Funeral Ceremonies * Life and Services of Cook
Chapter Forty-Six: Louis XVI. and the Science of Navigation * Voyage of Laperoase * Arrival at Easter Island * Address of the Natives * Owhyhee * Trade at Mowee * Survey of the American Coast * A Remarkable Inlet * Distressing Calamity * Sojourn at Monterey * Run across the Pacific * The Japanese Waters * Arrival at Petropaulowski * Affray at Navigators' Isles * Lapcrouse arrives at Botany Bay. and is never seen again, alive or dead * Voyages made in Search of him * D'Entrecasteaux * Dillon * DTrville * Discovery of numerous Relics of the Ships at Manicolo * Theory of the Fate of Lapcrouse * Erection of a Monument to his Memory
Chapter Forty-Seven: The Transplantation of the Bread-Fruit Tree * The Voyage of the Bounty * A Mutiny * Bligh, the Captain, with Eighteen Men, cast adrift in the Launch * Incidents of the Voyage from Tahiti to Timor * Terrible Sufferings and a Marvellous Escape * Arrival of the Mutineers at Tahiti * Doherty’s Description * Their Removal to Pitcairn's Island * Subsequent History
Voyage of Vancouver * Algerine Piracy * Burning of the Philadelphia * Proud Position of the United States
Chapter Forty-Eight: Application of Steam to Navigation * Robert Fulton * Chancellor Livingston * Launch of the Clermont * She crosses the Hudson River * Her Voyage to Albany * Description of the Scene * Fulton's own Account * Legislative Protection granted to Fulton * The Pendulum-Engine * Construction of other Steamboats * The Steam-Frigate Fulton the First * The First Ocean-Steamer, the Savannah * Account of her Voyage * Misapprehensions upon the Subject
Chapter Forty-Nine: Arctic Explorations * Russian Researches under Krusenstern and Kotzebue * Freycinet * Ross * The Crimson Cliffs * Lancaster Sound * Buchan and Franklin * Parry * The Polar Sea * Winter Quarters * Return Home * Duperrey
Episodes in the Whale-Fishery * Parry's Polar Voyage * Boat-Sledges * Method of Travel * Disheartening Discovery * 82° 43' North.
Chapter Fifty: Ross's Second Voyage * The North Magnetic Polo * D'Urville * Enderby's Land * Back's Voyage in the Terror * The Great Western and Sirius * United States' Exploring Expedition * The Antarctic Continent * Sir John Franklin's Last Voyage in the Erebus and Terror * Efforts made to relieve him * Discovery of the Scene of his First Winter Quarters * The Grinnell Expedition * The Advance and Rescue * Lieutenant do Haven * Dr. Knno * Return of the Expedition
Chapter Fifty-One: Kennedy's Expedition * Sir Edward Belcher * McClure * Discovery of the Northwest Passage * Junction of McClure and Kellett * Episode of the Resolute * Commodore Perry's Expedition * Decisive Traces of the Fate of Sir John Franklin * The Leviathan
Chapter Fifty-Two: The Second Grinnell Expedition * The Advance in Winter Quarters * Total Darkness * Sledge-Parties * Adventures * The First Death * Tennyson's Monument * Humboldt Glacier * The 0pen Polar Sea * Second Winter * Abandonment of the Brig * The Water again * Upernavik * Rescue by Captain Hartstene * Death and Services of Dr. Kane * Lord Dufferin's Visit to Iceland * Description of its Capital * Huts of the Icelanders * General Intelligence * Jon Thorlakson
Chapter Fifty-Three: Charles Francis Hall's last Arctic Expedition in the Polaris * The preparation for this Expedition * The high hope with which it started * The first News from it * Picked up on the Floating Ice * The Tigress sent in search * Her failure to find the Explorers * Hall's death * The Polaris abandoned and sunk * Journal of a voyage on floating ice * Attempt to lay the Atlantic Cable
Chapter Fifty-Four: Second and Third Attempts to lay the Atlantic Cable * The Failure in the Month of June * Description of the Cable * The Voyage of the Niagara * The Continuity * All Right again * Change from one Coil to Another * The Knights of the Black Hand * Unfavorable Symptoms * The Insulation broken * The Third of August * An Anxious Moment * Land discovered * Trinity Bay * Mr. Field visits the Telegraph Station * The Operators taken abcxs by Surprise * Landing of the Cable * Impressive Ceremony * Captain Hudson returns Thanks to Heaven * The Voyage of the Agamemnon * The Queen's Message * The Sixteenth of August * Deep-Sea Telegraphing * The Equator and the Cable
Chapter Fifty-Five: Diving * The first Diving Bell * Fixed apparatus supplied with compressed air * The submarine hydrostat * Operations at Hell Gate * Diving apparatus * Submarine explosions * Improved Diving Dresses * Their use * Work of various kinds done with them * Instances of this * Seeking the treasure of the Hussar * Sunken ships in Sebastopol * Operations in Mobile * The dry dock at Pensacola Bay * The beauties of the submarine world * Habits of the fish * Possible depth of descent
Chapter Fifty-Six: Fishing * The ocean as a field * The crops it yields * The sponge * Transplanting sponges * Coral fisheries * The coral an animal * The discovery of this * Oyster fishery * The oyster a social animal * The young oyster * Oyster culture * Dredging for oysters * The American oyster fishery * Pearl oysters * The value of the pearl fishery * Shark fishing * Cuttle fish
Chapter Fifty-Seven: Dredging in modern times * What it has taught us * Deep-sea soundings * First attempts * Implements used for it * The chance for inventors * The temperature of the sea * Deep sea temperature * Self-regulating thermometers * Serial temperature soundings * Animal life of the sea * Deep sea dredging * The dredging apparatus of the Porcupine
Chapter Fifty-Eight: The development of ship-building * New models for ships * Steamship navigation * Monitors * Iron-plated frigates * Tin-clads * Rams * Torpedo boats * Their use in the Confederacy * Life rafts * Yacht building * Ocean yacht race * The cost of a yacht
Chapter Fifty-Nine: Our knowledge of the earth and sea * How it has increased
The earth the daughter of the ocean * The opinion of science * The mean depth of the ocean * The extent of the ocean * Its volume * Specific gravity of sea-water * Constitution of salt-water * The silver in the sea * The waves of the sea * The currents of the ocean * The tides * The aquarium * The commerce of modern times * The spread of peace
Illustrations Include: Asiatic Deluge * Hand of Satan * Marvels as described by the early Navigators * Sea Monster * Stormy Petrel * The First Navigator * Modern Row Boat * Ideal Scene before the Deluge * Destruction by the Deluge * The Deluge and the Ark * Noctulius Miliaria * Supposed form of the ship Argo * The World, according to Homer * The Earth, according to Anaximander * The Great Penguin * The Ptolemy Philopator * Common Penguin * The Sacred Promontory * Plan of Pythias * Supposed form of the ships of Nearchus * Venetian Galley * Wedding the Adriatic * Amazons * Danish vessel * The Northmen of America * Fishing for Herrings * Japanese Idols * Japanese Grandeur * Ancient Chinese Compass * Chinese Junk * Teneriffe * Cape Bojador * Cape Verde * Sea Swallow * Christopher Columbus * Colombo, the Naval Warrior * Violet Asteria * Head of the Merganser * Imagined Monsters of unknown seas * The Fleet of Columbus * Columbus taking possession of Guanchani * The Nina homeward bound * Reception of Columbus by Ferdinand, etc * Scene in fertile Cuba * Mouth of the Orinoco * Columbus in chains at Cadiz * Water Spout * Henry VII * The Phaeton * Vasco da Gama * Map of Africa, drawn * Phosphorescence * Spectre of the Cape * The Man overboard, and the Albatross * Mozambique * The San Raphael and Caraval * Calicut in the 16th Century * Wreck of the San Raphael * Da Gama’s Flag Ship * Vessels employed in the Spice Trade in the 16th Century * Ponce de Leon and the Fountain of Youth * Balboa and the Indian * Balboa discovering the Pacific Ocean * Balboa taking possession of the Pacific Ocean * Fate of De Solis and his companions * Ferdinand Magellan * Cape Virgin, east end Magellan’s Strait * Laminaria * Natives of Borneo prepare to attack Magellan * Tidore * Scene on the Canadian Coast * Francis Drake * Queen Bess * Drake and his Raft * Drake and the Patagonians * Drake condemning Doughty * Sea Anemones * Drake at Acapulco * Natives of California * British Ship of War, 1578 * Cavendish in Brazil * Port Famine * Hull of a vessel of the Armada * Procession in honor of the defeat of the Armada * Sir Walter Raleigh * James I * Native of the Solomon Islands * Egmont Island * The Islanders * The Dutch at Walrus Island * Beset by Bears * Setting Fox Traps * The Dutch in Winter Quarters * Fighting off the Bears * Getting Boats and Barrels to the Water * Bidding adieu to Winter quarters * Getting over fields of Ice * The female Otter and her young. * Funeral of Mahu at Brava Island * Affray between the Dutch and Patagonians * The Two Admirals at close quarters * A Dutch Pic-Nic in the Mauritius * Turtles Head * Woman and Child of Espiritu Santu * Scene at Tahiti * Scene on the Salvador river * Hudson’s vessel, The Half Moon, off Sandy Hook * Doherty's description * Pushing on through the Ice * Dutch vessel trading at the Ladrones
Conflict between the Dutch and Spanish Fleets * The Dutch surprised by the Spaniards * Cape Horn * The Concord at Fly Island * Arctic Gull * Speedwell and Mayflower * Struggling with the waves * Cod Fish * Tasman’s vessel, The Zeehaan
Murderer’s Bay * Natives of Murderer’s Bay * A Buccaneer * Boats used in the Philippian Islands * Forest scene in Mindano * Surf Bathing by Natives * Polynesian Canoe with its Outrigger * Dampier’s Boat in a Storm * Wreck of the Pirate Ship, Whidah * Home of Alexander Selkirk * Selkirk watching the Spaniards * Selkirk out Hunting * Making Clothes of Goatskins * Catching Turtles * Natives breaking Turtles’ Eggs * Mirage at Behring’s Straits * Lord Anson * Bombardment of Paita * Anson’s Encampment at Firman * The Centurion and the Treasure ship * Byron at King George’s Island * Parting of Wallisand Oberea
Burning of the Le Prince * Chain of Phosphorescent Salpas * Bougainville *A Ferry Boat at Buenos Ayres * Bougainville at Magellan's Straits * Cascade at Port Praalin * Captain James Cook * Flying Fish * Porpoise * Sea Birds * The Dancing Savages * A New Zealand Canoe * Waterfowl * Kangaroo * Coral Reef * Cape Pigeon * Menaced by Ice * Cook’s ship beset by Water-Spouts * King Otoo * Tivony * Canoes of the Friendly Islands * A Cannibal Feast * New Caledonian double Canoe *Sandwich Island King to visit Cook * Omai * Habitations in Nootka Sound * Man of the Sandwich Islands * Woman of Sandwich Islands * Fight with the Natives * Laperouse * Laperouse’s Disaster at Frenchport * Remnants of the wreck * Consecration of the Cenotaph * Scene in Terra del Fuego * Colonists of Pitcairn's Island * A Deserted Village * The Discovery on a Rock * Burning of the Philadelphia * The Clermont, the first steamboat * The Savannah, the first ocean steamer * Head of a White Bear * Reception of Otsebue at Otdia * The Neetmok * Attacked by Walruses * Taking Walrus * White Bears * Sea Lions on the Ice * Cutting In * Cutting Out * The Navigators frozen in * The Victory in a Gale * Floating Ice Mountains * Dr. Kane * Dr. Kane passing through Devil’s Nip
The Seal * Japanese Vessel * The Leviathan * Cape Alexander, the Arctic Gibraltar * Chaos * Wild Dog Team * Open Polar Sea * Seeking Eider Down * Capital of Iceland * Church at Thingvalla * Jon Thorlakson * Map of Polaris Expedition * Officers of Polaris * Aurora in Greenland * Drilling in the Ice * Scaling an Iceberg * Nest of the Polar Bear * Esquimaux * An Arctic Channel * The Telegraphic Fleet * Hauling the Cable ashore * Landing the Cable * The Cable in the bed of the Ocean * Sections of Atlantic Cable * The Telegraph Plateau * The Agamemnon in a Gale * Diving Bell * Fixed Apparatus supplied with Compressed Air * Payeme’s Submarine Hydrostat * Mushroom Drill * Ready to go down * Putting in the Charges * Grappling Machine * Diver dressed in their apparatus * Diver finding a box of Gold * Arming the diver * Casting off the Diver * Diver down * Caulking a vessel * The Northern Diver * Cannon, bell and bones brought up from the wreck * Salvage of Russian Ships * Star Fish * Sponge Fishing * Coral fishing off coast of Sicily * Leaf Butterfly * Shells of Ocean
Faggots suspended to receive Oyster Spat *Dredging for Oysters * A Shell containing Chinese Pearls * Pearl Fisher in danger *Shark Fishing * Cuttlefish making his Cloud * Lobster * Conflict of Hermit Crabs * Sea Anemones * Bed Coral * Dredging * Brooks’ Deep Sea Sounding Apparatus * Striking the Sea Bottom * Bull Dog Sounding Machine * Massey’s Sounding Machine * The stern of the Madrepores * Sail boat in a Gale * Pennsylvania and Ohio on the Stocks * Monitors * Plans of the Monitors * St Louis * Double Ender * Minnehaha, or Tin Clad * The Ram Ironsides * Torpedo Explosion * Life Raft * Ocean Yacht Race, Henrietta,Vesta and Fleetwing * Fancy Sail Race * Light Ship
Note: Some of the photos below are from another edition of this book I sold on eBay previously. I decided to use them as a time-saving measure, since the same illustrations are featured in the book currently at auction. There may be slight variations in foxing/toning, etc.
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