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The Quest and Occupation of Tahiti by Emissaries of Spain during the Years 1772-1776
Told in Despatches and other Contemporary Documents. Volume II

ISBN 9781409414032
Published July 28, 2010 by Routledge
592 Pages

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Book Description

Continued from Second Series 32. Instructions, minutes, despatches, and other documents from Spanish and English archives, relating to exploration of the East Indies, translated into English and compiled, with notes and an introduction. Continued in Second Series 43 This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1915.

Table of Contents

Contents: Prefatory remarks; Bibliographic Reference list; Continuation of journals and despatches telling of the Aguila's first expedition to Tahiti; Journals and despatches, etc, telling of the Aguila's second voyage to Tahiti in 1772-3; Despatches, report and correspondence telling of the Aguila's third expedition to Tahiti, 1775-6; Minutes and despatches; Editorial note; A memorial from the padres to the viceroy; Editorial remarks; Despatch reporting the sale of the Aguila; Correspondence relating to the defacement of the Spaniards' cross at Tautira by Captain Cook; Waning zeal for the occupation of Tahiti on the part of Spain and final abandonment of the enterprise; Editorial remark; Excerpt from a recital of events of his administration left by El Caballero de Croix, viceroy of Peru; Editorial note; Supplementary papers.

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