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Look Inside The Voyage of Captain Don Felipe González to Easter Island, 1770–1

The Voyage of Captain Don Felipe González to Easter Island, 1770–1
Preceded by an Extract from Mynheer Jacob Roggeveen's Official Log of his Discovery of and Visit to Easter Island


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania

  • Date Published: November 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108078238


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  • In 1722, on Easter Sunday, Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen became the first European to visit the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui. He named it Easter Island. Decades later, concerned that the British intended to establish a Pacific base, the Spanish ordered an expedition to the South Pacific from Peru. Felipe González de Ahedo (1702–92) landed on Easter Island in November 1770 and claimed it for the Spanish crown. These English translations of the first-hand accounts from these two expeditions were prepared by the antiquarian and bibliophile Bolton Corney (1784–1870) and published for the Hakluyt Society in 1908. The reports of the first European impressions of the enormous moai make clear their wonder at the mysterious monolithic statues, and their incredulity that the island inhabitants had the means to carve and move such structures. This illustrated work will be of interest to historians of early exploration in the Pacific.

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    • Date Published: November 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108078238
    • length: 266 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introductory note
    1. Extract from the official log of Roggeveen
    2. Journals, royal commands, minutes, and despatches of the San Lorenzo
    3. Journal of the voyage of Santa Rosalia
    4. Narrative of the expedition of the San Lorenzo and Santa Rosalia

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    Bolton Glanvill Corney

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