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South Sea Argonaut: James Colnett and the Enlargement of the Pacific 1772 - 1803 by  Granville Allen Mawer - Paperback - 1st Edition - 2017 - from Adelaide Booksellers (SKU: BIB296905)

South Sea Argonaut: James Colnett and the Enlargement of the Pacific 1772 - 1803

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South Sea Argonaut: James Colnett and the Enlargement of the Pacific 1772 - 1803

by Mawer, Granville Allen

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9781925588415
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North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 2017. MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with black and white plates and maps. 246 pages. 'Who is Colnett?' So asks Jack Aubrey in Patrick O'Brian's Far Side of the World. Who indeed. As an adventurous teenager, James Colnett had sailed with Cook in the Resolution. He later became a pioneer in the Pacific sea otter trade, nearly starting a war with Spain in the process. He attempted to force Japan and Korea to admit British trade, and failing that smuggled pelts into China. He conducted a whaling reconnaissance to the Galapagos Islands and transported convicts to New South Wales. One way or another, he managed to intersperse fighting his country's enemies in the American and French wars with thirteen years plying the South Seas. Seeing himself as a latter-day Argonaut, he reflected that his working life had been devoted to 'enlarging the bounds of Navigation and Commerce'. The Pacific gave him ample scope. . New. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
BIB296905
Title
South Sea Argonaut: James Colnett and the Enlargement of the Pacific 1772 - 1803
Author
Mawer, Granville Allen
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Trade Paperback
Book condition
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Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1925588416
ISBN 13
9781925588415
Publisher
Australian Scholarly Publishing
Place of Publication
North Melbourne
Date Published
2017
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