William Dampier, buccaneer

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Hocken : Bliss KU/Da v.1-3



London : Printed for James Knapton ...


William Dampier was the most successful English buccaneer, redeeming his reputation as a mercenary adventurer by aspiring to the role of scientific explorer. This world map, drawn by Herman Moll, the premier cartographer of his day, shows the known outlines of Australia and New Zealand based on the voyages of Dampier and Tasman. On the whole, Dampier and his fellow sailors were not impressed by their encounters with Australian aborigines, but his accounts greatly encouraged British interest in exploration of the South Seas.


James Knapton (Printer)


A new voyage round the world : describing particularly the Isthmus of America, several coasts and islands in the West Indies, the Isles of Cape Verd, the passage by Terra del Fuego, the South Sea coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico, the isle of Guam, one of the Ladrones, Mindanao, and other Philippine and East-India islands near Cambodia, China, Formosa, Luconia, Celebes, &c., New Holland, Sumatra, Nicobar Isles, the Cape of Good Hope, and Santa Hellena : their soil, rivers, harbours, plants, fruits, animals, and inhabitants : their customs, religion, government, trade, &c.




Dampier, William, 1652-1715, “William Dampier, buccaneer,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 5, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7568.