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Early view of Cayenne

London: Awnsham and John Churchill, 1746 View of the town of Cayenne (in present-day French Guiana) showing the fort, here named Fort Saint Lewis. A key names the Governor's House and the King's Warehouse, etc. Also shown are several native American boats or pirogues. Engraved by John Kip for Churchill's 'A collection of voyages and travels'.

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View of Surat in Gujarat

London, c.1746. Surat, the trading city in Gujerat. Published in 'Churchill's Voyages'.

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Natives of Malabar

London, c.1746. Engraved by vander Gouwen for an edition of 'Churchill's Voyages'.

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Early Exploration of the American Arctic

London, 1704. Published by Churchill to illustrate the voyage of the Dane Jens Munk, who led a Danish expedition in search of the Northwest Passage in 1619-20, during which he was the first to completely map Hudson Bay. Here the Bay has two names, 'King Christians Sea' and 'The New Sea'; on the west shore is marked 'Monks Winter harbour'. Greenland is shown as a large landmass stretching from America almost to Spitzbergen. The mythical Frobisher's Passage through Greenland and island of Friesland are marked.

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Early Whaling Print

London, 1704. Illustratrations of whaling in Greenland. From 'Churchill's Voyages'.

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