Background To Discovery


 collapse sectionI  Seapower and Science:  The Motives for Pacific Exploration
 The First Age of Pacific Exploration (ca. 1510-1640s)
 Diversions and Deterrents (ca. 1640s-1760s)
 The Commencement of the Second Age of Exploration
  II  The Achievement of the English Voyages, 1650-1800
  III  The Men from Across La Manche: French Voyages, 1660-1790
 expand sectionIV  Literary Responses to the Eighteenth-Century Voyages
 expand sectionV  Navigation and Astronomy in the Voyages
  VI  The Sailor's Perspective: British Naval Topographic Artists

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