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A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 2

[Illustration: NOMAHANNA,

QUEEN OF THE SANDWICH ISLANDS.]

_London. Published by Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley. 1839._

A

NEW VOYAGE

ROUND

THE WORLD,

IN THE YEARS 1823, 24, 25, AND 26.

BY OTTO VON KOTZEBUE,

POST CAPTAIN IN THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL NAVY.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON: HENRY COLBURN AND RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET. 1830.

LONDON: PRINTED BY SAMUEL BENTLEY. Dorset Street, Fleet Street.

CONTENTS

OF

THE SECOND VOLUME

Page

KAMTSCHATKA 1

NEW-ARCHANGEL 27

CALIFORNIA, AND THE NEW RUSSIAN SETTLEMENT, ROSS 69

THE SANDWICH ISLANDS 151

THE PESCADORES, RIMSKI-KORSAKOFF, ESCHSCHOLTZ, AND BRONUS ISLANDS 267

THE LADRONES AND PHILIPPINES 279

ST. HELENA 305

ZOOLOGICAL APPENDIX BY PROFESSOR ESCHSCHOLTZ 323

LIST OF PLATES.

Page

Reception of Captain Kotzebue at the Island of Otdia, To face Title of Vol. I.

Plan of Mattaway Bay and Village 200

Chart of the Navigators' Islands 250

Chart of the Islands of Radak and Ralik 288

Nomahanna, Queen of the Sandwich Islands, To face Title of Vol. II.

KAMTSCHATKA.

KAMTSCHATKA.

The wind, which continued favourable to us as far as the Northern Tropic, was succeeded by a calm that lasted twelve days. The ocean, as far as the eye could reach, was as smooth as a mirror, and the heat almost insupportable. Sailors only can fully understand the disagreeableness of this situation. The activity usual on shipboard gave place to the most wearisome idleness. Every one was impatient; some of the men felt assured that we should never have a wind again, and wished for the most violent storm as a change.

One morning we had the amusement of watching two great sword-fish sunning themselves on the surface of the water. I sent out a boat, in the hope that the powerful creatures would, in complaisance, allow us the sport of harpooning them, but they would not wait; they plunged again into the depths of the sea, and we had disturbed their enjoyments in vain.


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