A Voyage Round the World in the Years 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 and 1804

Creator

Date

1810

Identifier

Hocken Library: Bliss KX T

Publisher

Philadelphia: Benjamin & Thomas Kite

Abstract

This battered and foxed American publication of John Turnbull’s voyage around the world on the Margaret represents one of the first ventures into the Pacific in the 19th century. Importantly, it was an expedition that was trade-orientated, not one primarily involved in exploration. Nevertheless, it did yield information on various South Seas islands, such as Norfolk Island, Tahiti, and Hawaii, and led to the discovery of the Margaret (Nukutepipi), Phillips (Makemo), and Holt (Taenga) islands of the Tuamotu Archipelago. Robert FitzRoy told Charles Darwin: ‘There will be plenty of room for Books.’ Darwin had his own copy of Turnbull on board the Beagle.

Files

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Citation

John Turnbull, “A Voyage Round the World in the Years 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 and 1804,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 27, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6871.