Excerpt from The Analytical Review, or History of Literature, Domestic and Foreign, on an Enlarged Plan, Vol. 2: Containing Scientific Abstracts of Important and Interesting Works; From September, to December Inclusive, 1788On the 25th of May, 1768, by the recommendation of Nb. Stephens, fecretary to the admiralty, Mr. Cook was appointed to the command of an expedition fitted out, at the requeft o...
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Society, for the South Seas, with a view of obferving the tranfit of Venus in 1769, and at the fame time was raifed to the rank of Lieutenant in the Royal Navy. About the middle of Anguil our navigator failed on this expedition in the Endeavour, of ten guns and eighty-four men, accompanied by Sir Jofeph Banks, Dr. Solander, and Mr. Green as aflrono mer. As the events of this voyage have long been in the ppll'efiion of the public, illuftrated by the elegant pen of Dr.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.