History of the Buccaneers of America [NOOK Book]


"As factual and...authentic as anything on the subject could be." — The New Yorker. One of the most comprehensive and accurate accounts of buccaneering, this exciting narrative is the work of an experienced 18th-century sailor who traveled with Captain James Cook before the celebrated mariner was killed in the Sandwich Islands.
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"As factual and...authentic as anything on the subject could be." — The New Yorker. One of the most comprehensive and accurate accounts of buccaneering, this exciting narrative is the work of an experienced 18th-century sailor who traveled with Captain James Cook before the celebrated mariner was killed in the Sandwich Islands.
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  • BN ID: 2940026544301
  • Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co.
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1891 volume
  • File size: 604 KB

Table of Contents

I. Considerations on the rights acquired by the discovery of unknown lands and on the claims advanced by the Spaniards.
II. Review of the dominion of the Spaniards in Hayti or Hispanola.
III. Ships of different European nations frequent the West Indies.
Opposition experienced by them from the Spaniards.
Hunting of cattle in Hispanola.
IV. Iniquitous settlement of the island St. Christopher by the English and French.
Tortuga seized by the hunters.
Origin of the name buccaneer.
The name flibustier.
Customs attributed to the buccaneers.
V. Treaty made by the Spaniards with Don Henriquez.
Increase of English and French in the West Indies.
Tortuga surprised by the Spaniards.
Policy of the English and French Governments with respect to the buccaneers.
"Mansvelt, his attempt to form an independent buccaneer establishment."
French West India Company.
Morgan succeeds Mansvelt as chief of the buccaneers.
VI. Treaty of America.
Expedition of the buccaneers against Panama.
Exquemelin's history of the American sea rovers.
Misconduct of the European governors in the West Indies.
VII. Thomas Peche.
Attempt of La Sound to cross the isthmus of America.
Voyage of Antonio de Vea to the Strait of Magalhanes.
Various Adventures of the Buccaneers in the West Indies to the year 1679.
VIII. Meeting of buccaneers at the Samballas and Golden Island.
Party formed by the English buccaneers to cross the isthmus.
Some account of the native inhabitants of the Mosquito shore.
IX. Journey of the buccaneers across the isthmus of America.
X. First buccaneer expedition in the South Sea.
XI. Disputes between the French Government and their West India Colonies.
Morgan becomes deputy-governor of Jamaica.
La Vera Cruz surprised by the flibustiers.
Other of their enterprises.
XII. Circumstances which preceded the second irruption of the buccaneers into the South Sea.
Buccaneers under John Cook sail from Virginia; stop at the Cape de Verde Islands; at Sierra Leone.
Origin and history of the report concerning the supposed discovery of Pepys Island.
XIII. Buccaneers under John Cook arrive at Juan Fernandez.
Account of William a Mosquito Indian who had lived there three years.
They sail to the Galapagos Islands; thence to the coast of New Spain.
John Cook dies.
Edward Davis chosen commander.
XIV. Edward Davis commander.
On the coast of New Spain and Peru.
Algatrane a bituminous earth.
Davis is joined by other buccaneers.
Eaton sails to the East Indies.
Guayaquil attempted.
Rivers of St. Jago and Tomaco.
In the Bay of Panama.
Arrivals of numerous parties of buccaneers across the isthmus from the West Indies.
XV. Edward Davis commander.
Meeting of the Spanish and buccaneer fleets in the Bay of Panama.
They separate without fighting.
The buccaneers sail to the island Quibo.
The English and French separate.
Expedition against the city of Leon.
That city and Ria Lexa burned.
Farther dispersion of the buccaneers.
XVI. Buccaneers under Edward Davis.
At Amapalla Bay; Cocos Island; the Galapagos Islands; coast of Peru.
Peruvian wine.
Knight quits the South Sea.
Bezoar stones.
Marine productions on mountains.
Davis joins the French buccaneers at Guayaquil.
Long sea engagement.
XVII. Edward Davis; his third visit to the Galapagos.
"One of those islands, named Santa Maria de l'Aguada by the Spaniards a careening place of the buccaneers."
Sailing thence southward they discover land.
Question whether Edward Davis's discovery is the land which was afterwards named Easter Island?
Davis and his crew arrive in the West Indies.
XVIII. Adventures of Swan and Townley on the coast of New Spain until their separation .
XIX. "The "Cygnet" and her crew on the coast of Nueva Galicia and at the Tres Marias Islands."
XX. "The "Cygnet"."
Her passage across the Pacific Ocean.
At the Ladrones.
At Mindanao.
XXI. "The "Cygnet" departs from Mindanao."
At the Ponghou Isles.
At the Five Islands.
Dampier's Account of the Five Islands.
They are named the Bashee Islands.
XXII. "The "Cygnet". "
At the Philippines Celebes and Timor.
On the coast of New Holland.
"End of the "Cygnet"."
XXIII. French buccaneers under François Grogniet and Le Picard to the death of Grogniet.
XXIV. Retreat of the French buccaneers across New Spain to the West Indies.
All the buccaneers quit the South Sea.
XXV. Steps taken towards reducing the buccaneers and flibustiers under subordination to the regular governments.
War of the Grand Alliance against France.
Neutrality of the island St. Christopher broken.
XXVI. Siege and plunder of the city of Carthagena on the terra firma by an armament from France in conjunction with the flibustiers of St. Domingo.
XXVII. Second plunder of Carthagena.
Peace of Ryswick in 1697.
Entire suppression of the buccaneers and flibustiers.
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