A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's Ship, the Endeavour

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A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's Ship, the Endeavour  (1773) 
by Sydney Parkinson

A
JOURNAL
OF A
VOYAGE
TO THE
SOUTH SEAS,
IN HIS
Majesty's Ship, The ENDEAVOUR.
Faithfully transcribed from the Papers of the late
SYDNEY PARKINSON,
Draughtsman to JOSEPH BANKS, Esq. on his late Expedition.
with Dr. SOLANDER, round the World.
EMBELLISHED WITH
Views and Designs, delineated by the AUTHOR, and engraved by capital Artists. LONDON:
Printed for STANFIELD PARKINSON, the EDITOR:
And sold by Messrs RICHARDSON and URQUHART, at the ROYAL-EXCHANGE; EVANS, in PATER-NOSTER Row; HOOPER, on LUDGATE-HILL; MURRAY, in FLEET-STREET; LEACROFT, at CHARING-CROSS; and RILEY, in CURZON-STREET, MAY-FAIR.
M.DCC.LXXIII.

Table of Contents[edit]

  1.... Preface by the Editor.
 20.... PART I. Comprehending the occurences that happened from the ship's departure from England
 27.... The description of the country and natives of Terra del Fuego
 35.... Arrival at and description of the islands and natives of Otaheite
 59.... Observation of the Transit of Venus
 60.... Table of the rise and fall of the thermometer during the ship's stay at Otaheite
 61.... The island and natives of Otaheite (cont.)
 67.... Descriptive catalogue of plants, medical, culinary, &c. found on that island
 79.... Vocabulary of the language of Otaheite, with remarks
 95.... Departure from Otaheite
102.... Description of the country and natives of Yoole-Etea, with the neighbouring islands
109.... Description and delineation of the various warlike and domestic implements of Otaheite |- and the adjacent isles
113.... PART II. Comprehending the occurences met with from leaving Yoolee-Etea to the time of the ship's departure from the coast of New Zealand.
120.... Views of the head-lands and delineations of the coast, country, and inhabitants, of New Zealand
133.... Description of the chiefs, warriors, and war-canoes, &c. of New-Zealand
139.... Picturesque views on the coast
157.... Singular head-dresses of the natives
167.... Map of the coast of New Zealand
170.... Vocabulary of the New Zealand Tongue
173.... Description and delineation of the military weapons and household implements, personal adornments, &c. of New-Zealand
177.... PART III. Comprehending the incidents that happened from the time of the ship's leaving New-Zealand, to its arrival at and departure from Batavia for Europe. Account of the country, natives, and natural produce, of New-Holland
191.... Vocabulary of the language of New-Holland
205.... Vocabulary of the language of the natives of the island of Savoo
216.... Description of the city, inhabitants, customs, and persons trading to Batavia
225.... Vocabulary of the Malayan Language, spoken at Batavia, called the Low-Malay
236.... Vocabulary of the language spoken at Anjenga, on the coast of Malabar, called at Batavia, the high or proper Malay
239.... Vocabulary of the language of the natives of Sumatra
250.... PART IV. Comprehending an account of the ship's voyage home from Batavia
254.... Errata
256.... Directions to the Binder for placing the Cuts.

Engravings[edit]

Plate of SYDNEY PARKINSON to face the Title.
I. A Man, Woman & Child, of Terra del Fuego, in the Dress of that Country. Page 26.
II. View of a Village in the Bay of Good Success, in the Island of Terra del Fuego. Page 30.
III. A Native of Otaheite, in the Dress of his Country. Page 36.
IV. Venus Fort, Erected by the Endeavour's People to secure themselves during the Observation of the Transit of Venus, at Otaheite. Page 39.
V. A Woman & a Boy, Natives of Otaheite, in the Dress of that Country. Page 49.
VI. House and Plantation of a Chief of the Island of Otaheite. Page 52.
VII. The Head of a Native of Otaheite, with the Face curiously tataow'd; And the wry mouth, or manner of defying their Enemies as practis'd by the People of that, & the Neighbouring Islands. Page. 53.
VIII. Heads of divers Natives of the Islands of Otahheite, Huahine, & Oheiteroah. Page 56.
IX. The Lad Taiyota, Native of Otaheite, in the Dress of his Country. Page. 96.
X. A Morai, or Burial Place, in the Island of Yoolee-Etea. Page. 101.
XI. An Heiva, or kind of Priest of Yoolee-Etea, & the Neighbouring Islands. Page 102.
XII. A Boat-House, in which the Natives of Yoolee-Etea, and the Neighbouring Islands, preserve their Canoes of State from the Weather. Page 108.
XIII. Various Instruments, & Utensils, of the Natives of Otaheite, & of the adjacent Islands. Page 109.
XIV. View of the North Side of the Entrance into Poverty Bay, & Morai Island, in New Zealand. 1. Young Nick's Head. 2. Morai Island.
View of another Side of the Entrance into the said Bay. Page 121.
XV. A New Zealand Warrior in his Proper Dress, & Compleatly Armed, According to their Manner. Page 124.
XVI. The Head of a Chief of New-Zealand, the face curiously tataowd, or mark'd, according to their Manner. Page 127.
XVII. The manner in which the New Zealand Warriors defy their Enemies. Page 129.
XVIII. A War Canoe, of New Zealand. Page 130.
XIX. A New Zealand Warrior, & his Wife, in the Dress &c, of that Country. Page. 136.
XX. View of a curious Arched Rock, having a River running under it, in Tolago Bay, on the East Coast of New Zealand. Page. 137.
XXI. Head of Otegoongoon, Son of a New Zealand Chief, the face curiously tataow'd. Page 148.
XXII. View of the great Peak, & the adjacent Country, on the West Coast of New Zealand. Page. 153.
XXIII. The Heads of six Men, Natives of New Zealand, ornamented According to the Mode of that Country. Page 158.
XXIV. View of an Arched Rock, on the Coast of New Zealand, with an Hippa, or Place of Retreat, on the Top of it. Page. 159.
XXV. MAP of the Coast of NEW ZEALAND discovered in the Years 1769 and 1770... Page 168.
XXVI. Various Kinds of Insruments Utensils &c, of the Inhabitants of New Zealand, with some Ornaments &c, of the People of Terra del Fuego & New Holland. Page 173.
XXVII. Two of the Natives of New Holland, Advancing to Combat. Page 180.
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.