Three narratives of voyages to the Pacific, translated and edited. The main pagination of this and the following volume (Second Series 15) is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1904. Owing to technical constraints it has not been possible to reproduce the three maps original included in a pocket at the back of the first edition of the work.
Contents: Dedication; Introduction; Note on the cartography of the Southern Continent, by B.H. Soulsby; Narrative of the second voyage of the Adelantado Alvaro de MendaÃ±a, by the chief pilot Pedro Fernandez de Quiros; Narrative of the voyage of the Adelantado Alvarez de MendaÃ±a de Niera for the discovery of the Islands of Solomon, written by the chief pilot, Pedro Fernandez de Quiros for Don Antonio de Morga, Lieutenat-General of the Philippines; Narrative of the voyage of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros in 1606, for the discovery of the Austral regions.
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