Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
From the ship's departure from the Falkland Islands in December 1791 until its arrival at Nootka Sound in June 1792; transcribed by Sir Joseph Banks from a report by Thomas Dobson.
Describing their passage to the Marquesas Islands, interaction with local islanders, and a solar eclipse observed there. The letter is partly written in Greek script.
Discovered by Mendana in 1595 and seen by Captain Cook in the Resolution 1774. The map shows the course of the ship and five islands: Hood’s Island (to the north), Ohevahoa or La Domenica, Ohitahoo or Christina, Onateayo or St. Pedro, and Madga Lina (to the south). The latitude and east and west longitude from Greenwich are indicated in the border. Signed by William Wales.
Set of rough astronomical calculations, with tables, notes, and sketches of islands ‘discovered’; the islands are unnamed, although reference points are sometimes given, such as ‘Island A’ [RGO 14/62: 141*v], or ‘Bay at C’ [RGO 14/62: 79v]. Interspersed among the notes are occasional doodles by Gooch [RGO 14/62: 88v], [RGO 14/62: 124r], and translations of [Polynesian] words [RGO 14/62: 124r], [RGO 14/62: 126-127], [RGO 14/62: 141*v].
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