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French explorers in the Pacific by John Dunmore

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English


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Statementby John Dunmore. Vol.1, The eighteenth century.
The Physical Object
Pagination356p.,23cm
Number of Pages356
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Open LibraryOL18124742M

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"The story of French exploration in Pacific waters has never been told in full. To reach back to the origins of French interest in the Mer du Sud, the author has made use of unpublished material from French national archives, records of trading concerns, reports from privateers, logbooks of old and forgotten explorers. This work is planned to present a complete panorama of French voyages of.   Explorers Of The Pacific: European And American Discoveries In Polynesia Paperback – Septem by Peter Henry Buck (Author), Te Rangi Hiroa (Author), Alexander Spoehr (Foreword) & See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ Author: Peter Henry Buck, Te Rangi Hiroa. The explorers of the Pacific. [G M Badger] Book: All Authors / Contributors: G M Badger. Find more information about: --Hazards and achievements --Dead reckoning --Latitude by observation --The transit of Venus --The names of the French explorers --Ship time --The Flinders contributions to navigation --The Polynesian languages. The French first came to the New World as explorers, seeking a route to the Pacific Ocean and wealth. Major French exploration of North America began under the rule of Francis I of France. In , Francis sent Italian-born Giovanni da Verrazzano to explore the region between Florida and Newfoundland for a route to the Pacific Ocean.

Jacques Cartier was a French explorer who was looking for a Northwest Passage to Asia through North America. In , he sailed past Newfoundland and traveled 1, miles up the St. Lawrence River. Cartier named Canada “Kanata,” which means “village or settlement” in the Huron-Iroquois language. Samuel de Champlain, the greatest of the French explorers, founded Port Royal () and Québec (). Jean Nicolet (Nicollet), a companion of Champlain, explored Lake Michigan and surrounding areas in the s. FRENCH EXPLORERS The French colonists of the St. Lawrence River valley were the first Europeans to move into the western Great Lakes, or pays d’en haut("upper country"). Samuel de Champlain had been the first European to become curious about Michigan’s "water wonderland." On . British explorers include Samuel Wallis (–68) and Philip Carteret (–68). But by far the most wide-ranging and accomplished of the eighteenth-century explorers was the Englishman James Cook, who made three separate voyages to the Pacific in –

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Badger, G.M. (Geoffrey Malcolm). Explorers of the Pacific. Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press, (OCoLC) Marquette was a French priest who started a Chippewa mission at Chequamegon Bay. In Father Marquette, who was living with the Huron Indians, contacted Louis Joliet. He wanted to find a river to the Pacific Ocean. They explored the Canadian wilderness, including the Great Lakes area.   Explorers of the Pacific by A. Grove Day, , Duell, Sloan and Pearce edition, in English - 1st ed. The South Pacific. Several Spanish expeditions were sent from South America across the Pacific Ocean in the 16th and early 17th centuries. They all used the southern trade /68 Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira sailed from Peru to the Solomon he tried again and reached the Santa Cruz Islands (eastern Solomons toward Fiji). He died there and the survivors reached the.