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By Gerard Fridrikh Miller, Carol Louise Urness

This translation offers a latest English model of the authentic reviews in which Tsarist Russia discovered of Vitus Bering's accomplishments, together with his discovery of Alaska. Muller ready those debts for the Russian Academy of Sciences, based through Peter the nice. Muller observed Bering's day trip so far as Kamchatka, learning and writing Siberian heritage in addition to that of Bering's excursion. statement, scholarly notes, maps, and manuscripts also are incorporated.

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The Selection of the Route 99 VIII. Chirikov's Voyage 101 IX. Bering 103 X. Khitrov 105 XI. Waxell and Steller 107 XII. Return 110 XIII. Bering Island 114 XIV. Chirikov 116 XV. The Wintering 117 XVI. Return to Kamchatka 124 XVII. Commentary on Publications 128 Glossary 141 Footnotes 145 Bibliography 199 Index 213 Page vii Maps and Illustrations Maps Page I. Sixteen century map of the northern polar regions by Gerhardus Mercator 5 II. Map to accompany an account of Maerten Gerritsen Vries 7 III.

Müller's publication was the only "official" account of Bering's expeditions published in the eighteenth century and it is still, indeed, a standard source. The two previous English translations of the work, published in 1761 and 1764, are incomplete and are difficult for the modern reader to follow. The discovery that the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library holds not only the 1761 edition but the 1764 as well was invaluable to me in comparing the two translations. This comparison revealed that the 1764 edition is not, as commonly assumed, a reprint of the 1761 edition.

48-1984. Typesetting, design and production by University of Alaska Fairbanks Printing and Duplicating Services. Supported in part by a publication grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Alaska Humanities Forum, Anchorage Page v Contents Page Illustrations and Maps vi Acknowledgements viii Preface 1 Bering's Voyages The Setting I. Background 3 II. The Rebuttals 30 III. The Translation 65 Müller Translated I. The First Kamchatka Expedition 69 II. Events between the Two Bering Expeditions 74 III.

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