The Bombay Calendar and Almanach for 1842

The Bombay Calendar and Almanach for 1842

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...1778 Icy Cape, .discovered by CaptaluCook. Sandwich Islands.. discovered by Cook in his third voyage, which commenced in 1776. He lost his life In 1779 1797 Bass's Mraits...Mr. Bass, Surgeon of H. M.S. Reliance, penetrated as far as Western port, in a small open boat, from Port Jackson, and was of opinion that a strait existed between New South Wales and Van Dieman's Land. In 1799, Lieutenant Flinders circumnavigated Van Dieman's Land, and named the Straits after Mr. Bass. )S0t-5-fi Missouri explored to its sources by Captains Lewis and Clarke, and the origin and source of the Columbia ascertained, 1619 Barrow's Straits--Discovered by Lieut. Parry, who penetrated as far as Melville Island, in lat. 74deg. 26' N., and long. llSdeg. 47'W. The strait was entered on the 3d Aug. The lowest state of the thermometer was 56deg. below zero of Fahrenheit. 1810 New South Shetland..Discovered by Mr. Smith, of the Brig William, bound to Valparaiso. 1819) North America..The northern limits of, determined by Captain Franklin, 1823) from the mouth of the Coppermine River to Cape Turnagain. 18S1 Asia..The northern limits of, determined by Baron WrangeT. 1825-6 North America.. Franklin's second expedition, in which the coast between the mouths of the Coppermine and McKenzie's Rivers, and the coast from the mouth of the latter, in 149Jdeg. W. long, were discovered. 1827 North America..In August of this year, Captain Beechey, in H. M. S. Blossom, discovered the coast from Icy Cape to Point Barrow, leaving about 140 miles of coast unexplored between this Point and point Beechey. Point Barrow is in 166Meg. W. long. 1829. It' ay 23. Captain Ross departs on his voyage towards the North Pole. 1830. The two Landers reach the mouth of the Niger in the Gulph of Guinea, thus.show more

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  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 526g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566459
  • 9781236566454