The Quest and Occupation of Tahiti by Emissaries of Spain during the Years 1772-1776: Told in Despatches and other Contemporary Documents. Volume III, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Quest and Occupation of Tahiti by Emissaries of Spain during the Years 1772-1776

Told in Despatches and other Contemporary Documents. Volume III, 1st Edition

Edited by Bolton Glanvill Corney


344 pages

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Hardback: 9781409414100
pub: 2010-07-28

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Continued from Second Series 32 and 36. 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. With the memorial submitted by Rodríguez to the viceroy of Peru, 1788. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1919.

Table of Contents

Contents: Bibliographic reference list; Some account of Máximo Rodríguez and his diary, and the Mystic Bowl of Marae Taputapuatea; The diary of Máximo Rodríguez; A despatch (no 92) from the Viceroy of Peru to the Secretay of State for the Indies, submitting a memorial from Don Máximo Rodríguez, and a copy of his diary for the King; The memorial; A draft and a note relating (i) to the delivery at Cádiz of the Mystic Bowl and (ii) the issue of a sub-lieutenant's commission to Don Máximo Rodríguez in recognition of his past services and merit; Editorial note; Postscript; Supplementary papers; Glossary; Descriptive index.

About the Series

Hakluyt Society, Second Series

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Established in 1846, the Society has to date published over 350 volumes. All editions are in English. Although a substantial number of the Society's past editions relate to British ventures, with documentary sources in English, the majority concern non-British enterprises and are based on texts in languages other than English. Material originally written in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French or Dutch has regularly appeared, material in Russian, Greek, Latin, Ethiopic, Chinese, Persian or Arabic occasionally.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century