Universal Cyclopaedia and Atlas Volume 3

Universal Cyclopaedia and Atlas Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... capturing vessels. Dampier at length made his way round Cape Horn to the West Indies and Virginia, where, after a vear, he 'oined one Cook, a frcebooter, for another voyage. This too him to Sierra Leone, thence to South America, and eventually (1688) across the Pacific to the East Indies. There he was marooned on an island among savages, escaped in a canoe, and, after being nearly drowned in a storm, reached Sumatra; went on trading or pirating expeditions to China, India, etc.; was iin ressed for a soldier, and, after a few more adventures of a li e character, reached England in 1691, twelve years from the time he left it, having meanwhile circumnavigated the globe. About his onl possession when he landed was a tattooed islander, whom e roposed to exhibit as an Indian prince, but was soon oblige to sell. Dampier had kept rough notes of his voyages, and in 1697 he published his Voyage Round the Worl, which had an immediate and great success; in 1699 he supplemented it b a second volume on his travels. His writin brou ht Y. 5'? 3 him to the notice of the Government, and he was given command of an expedition (1699), in which he explored the coasts of Brazil, Australia, New Guinea, etc.; was wrecked on his return at Asuncion island, but flnall reached England in 1701. In Sept., 1703, he command a privateeriiig expedition of two ships to the South Seas, but a pears to have accomplished little, and his company was finally broken up. He made his way back to England in 1707, having been a third time round the world. From 1708 to 1711 he was pilot of the Duke privateer, which also made the voyage of circumnavigation, ca turing some rich Spanish ships on the way. Dani ier di in London, Mar., 1715. Besides his books of travel e wrote a...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236766253
  • 9781236766250