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A voyage of discovery

into the South Sea and Beering's straits, for the purpose of exploring a north-east passage, undertaken in the years 1815-1818, at the expense of His Highness ... Count Romanzoff, in the ship Rurick, under the command of the lieutenant in the Russian imperial navy, Otto von Kotzebue.

Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown in London .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Introduction, by Krusenstern 1
Instructions for the Astronomical Observations on this voyage, by Dr. Horner 41
Preface by Otto Von Kotzebue 85
Preparations 87
Journal of the Voyage.
I. From Cronstadt to Copenhagen 93
II. From Copenhagen to England 97
III. From Plymouth to Teneriffe 103
IV. From Teneriffe to Brazil. St Catherine 107
V. From St. Catherine to the Coast of Chili. Conception 119
VI. From the Bay of Conception to Kamtschatka 133
VII. From Kamtschatka to the newly discovered Kotzebue's Sound, behind Beering's Straits 187
VIII. From Kotzebue's Sound to Oonalashka 241
IX. From Oonalashka to California 245
X. From the Coast of California to the Sandwich islands 291
Journal of the Voyage continued.
XI. From the Sandwich islands to the newly discovered Radack Chain 1
XII. From Radack to the St. Lawrence islands 88
XIII. From St. Lawrence islands to Radack and Guahon 178
XIV. From Guahon to St. Helena 254
XV. From St. Helena to Revel 286
Analysis of the Islands discovered by the Rurick in the Great Ocean, by Krusenstern 291
On the Diseases of the Crew, during the three years' Voyage, by the physician of the ship, Dr. Eschscholtz 317
Remarks and Opinions of the Naturalist of the Expedition, Adelbert Von Chamisso.
Preface, by Adelbert Von Chamisso 351
View of the Great Ocean, its Islands, and its Coasts 353
The Tagalese Alphabet 406
Vocabulary of the Dialects of Chamori (Mariana islands), and of Eap, Ulea, and Radack 409
Songs of Radack 433
Remarks and Opinions of the Naturalist of the Expedition - continued.
Teneriffe 1
Brazil 5
Chili, with notices from Father Alday, and a tabular view of the Missions 15
California 38
The Philippine Islands 52
The Mariana Islands. Guahon 76
Extract from the Archives of San Yjjnacio de Ajrana 90
On our knowledge of the First Province of the Great Ocean. New sources. Kadu, Don Luis de Torres. Geographical View, with a Chart 92
Radack, llalick, Repith-Urur, Bogha, the Cornwallis Islands 140
The Caroline islands 181
The Penrhyn islands 217
The Low islands 15° south latitude, and 138° to 14° west longitude. Romanzof Island 220
Waihu, or Easter Island. Sala y Gomez 224
The Sandwich Islands. Johnstone Island 229
Methods of kindling fire 259
Kamtschatka. The Aleutian Islands and Beering's Straits 261
Meteorology. The magnet 318
Appendix by other Authors.
General remarks on the voyage 321
On the Coral islands, their origin, and farther formation 331
On the nature of the Rocks on the coast of New California, the Island of Oonalashka, and the coasts of Beering's Straits, according to observations made, and Minerals collected, by Dr. Eschscholtz, by Moritz Von Engelhardt 337
List of Minerals collected by Dr. Eschscholtz 346
Description of a new species of Monkey, by Dr. Eschscholtz, with a drawing 353
Observations on the Physiology and Natural History of the Medusae, Velellae, and Porpitae, by Dr. Eschscholtz 357
Description of new Foreign Butterflies, by Dr. Eschscholtz 365
Aerometrical Observations, from 18th of July, 1816, to the 13th of April 1818 403
Temperature of the Sea-water at different depths in the years 1815, 1816, 1817,1818 417
Remarks on the Observations on the specific gravity of the Sea-water in different latitudes, and on the temperature of the Ocean at different depths, by J. C. Horner 425
Postscript, by Adelbert Von Chamisso 436
Corrections and Remarks, by Adelbert Von Chamisso 439

Edition Notes

| v. 1. Translator's preface. Introduction by Krusenstern. Instructions for the astronomical observations on this voyage, by Dr. Hörner. Preface by O. v. Kotzebue. Journal of the voyage. |
| v. 2. Journal Analysis of the islands discovered by the Rurick in the Great Ocean, by Krusenstern. On the diseases of the crew, by Dr. Eschscholtz. Remarks and opinions of the naturalist of the expedition, A. v. Chamisso. |
| v. 3. Remarks by Chamisso Appendix by other authors. |


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