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A Continuation of a Voyage to New Holland   By: (1652-1715)

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A CONTINUATION OF A VOYAGE TO NEW HOLLAND, ETC. IN THE YEAR 1699.

Wherein are described,

The Islands Timor, Roti and Anabao. A passage between the islands Timor and Anabao. Kupang and Laphao Bays. The islands Omba, Fetter, Banda and Bird. A description of the coast of New Guinea. The islands Pulo Sabuda, Cockle, King William's, Providence, Gerrit Denis, Anthony Cave's and St. John's. Also a new passage between New Guinea and New Britain. The islands Ceram, Bonao, Bouro, and several islands before unknown. The coast of Java, and Straits of Sunda. Author's arrival at Batavia, Cape of Good Hope, St. Helena, island of Ascension, etc. Their inhabitants, customs, trade, etc. Harbours, soil, birds, fish, etc. Trees, plants, fruits, etc.

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Illustrated with maps and draughts: also divers birds, fishes, etc. not found in this part of the world, engraven on eighteen copper plates.

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BY CAPTAIN WILLIAM DAMPIER.

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LONDON,

Printed for James and John Knapton, at The Crown in St. Paul's Churchyard.

1729.

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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER 1.

The Author's departure from the coast of New Holland, with the reasons of it. Watersnakes. The Author's arrival at the island Timor. Search for fresh water on the south side of the island, in vain. Fault of the charts. The island Roti. A passage between the islands Timor and Anabao. Fault of the charts. A Dutch fort, called Concordia. Their suspicion of the Author. The island Anabao described. The Author's parley with the Governor of the Dutch fort. They, with great difficulty, obtain leave to water. Kupang Bay. Coasting along the north side of Timor. They find water and an anchoring place. A description of a small island, seven leagues east from the watering bay. Laphao Bay. How the Author was treated by the Portuguese there. Designs of making further searches upon and about the island. Port Sesial. Return to Babao in Kupang Bay. The Author's entertainment at the fort of Concordia. His stay seven weeks at Babao.

CHAPTER 2.

A particular description of the island Timor. Its coast. The island Anabao. Fault of the charts. The channel between Timor and Anabao. Kupang Bay. Fort Concordia. A particular description of the bay. The anchoring place, called Babao. The Malayans here kill all the Europeans they can. Laphao, a Portuguese settlement, described. Port Ciccale. The hills, water, lowlands, soil, woods, metals, in the island Timor. Its trees. Cana fistula tree described. Wild figtrees described. Two new sorts of palmtrees described. The fruits of the island. The herbs. Its land animals. Fowls. The ringing bird. Its fish. Cockle merchants and oysters. Cockles as big as a man's head. Its original natives described. The Portuguese and Dutch settlements. The Malayan language generally spoken here. L'Orantuca on the island Ende. The seasons, winds, and weather at Timor.

CHAPTER 3.

Departure from Timor. The islands Omba and Fetter. A burning island. Their missing the Turtle Isles. Banda Isles. Bird Island. They descry the coast of New Guinea. They anchor on the coast of New Guinea. A description of the place, and of a strange fowl found there. Great quantities of mackerel. A white island. They anchor at an island called by the inhabitants Pulo Sabuda. A description of it and its inhabitants and product. The Indians' manner of fishing there. Arrival at Mabo, the north west cape of New Guinea. A description of it. Cockle Island. Cockles of seventy eight pound weight. Pigeon Island. The wind hereabouts. An empty cockleshell weighing two hundred fifty eight pound. King William's Island. A description of it. Plying on the coast of New Guinea. Fault of the charts. Providence Island. They cross the Line. A snake pursued by fish. Squally Island. The main of New Guinea.

CHAPTER 4.

The mainland of New Guinea. Its inhabitants. Slingers Bay. Small islands. Gerrit Dennis Isle described... Continue reading book >>




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