Suđrhafseija saga eđur friđjihluti Trúarbođakita međ nockrum viđauki : Íslendjkađ uppkast. 18__

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Suđrhafseija saga eđur friđjihluti Trúarbođakita međ nockrum viđauki : Íslendjkađ uppkast.

Suđrhafseija saga eđur friđjihluti Trúarbođakita međ nockrum viđauki : Íslendjkađ uppkast. 18__

The first half of the text deals with the second voyage of Captain Cook in the South Sea Islands, followed by biographies of individuals (sometimes clerics, but including the philosopher Spinoza and the political leader Frederick the Great), a list of the kings of Babylon and other items of miscellaneous information. The ms. appears to be a commonplace book of biographical information of interest to the unknown author or compiler.

461 p. ; 20 cm.

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Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786

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Spinoza, Benedictus ˜deœ 1632-1677

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Cook, James, 1728-1779

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James Cook (b. November 7, 1728, Marton, Great Britan-d. February 14, 1779, Hawaii) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. He became an apprentice to some shipowners in Whitby. In 1759 he became master of his own ship, the Northumberland. The following winter, while laid up in Halifax, he studied mathematics and attained a sound knowledge of astronomical navigation. Cook went on to become an eminent circumnavigator. He made many geographical discoveries, ...