Frost, Alan. THE GLOBAL REACH OF EMPIRE. Britain's maritime expansion in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, 1764-1815. First Edition; pp. xiv, 386(last blank); 2 endpaper maps, 12 maps in text (4 double-page), 5 illustrations on 4 coloured plates, 6 text figures, 4 tables, notes, bibliography, index; original papered boards; a fine copy in dustwrapper; very scarce. (Carlton); The Miegunyah Press; (2003).
***Number 46 in the second numbered Miegunyah series; 1000 copies were printed. Globalization began much earlier than commonly realised. In the mid eighteenth century there was for the first time in human history sufficient knowledge of the world for people to conceive of it as a whole. British politicians did so with the purpose of creating a trans-Pacific trading empire and this book is a study of the resulting British maritime and imperial expansion in the Indian and Pacific oceans. It explores seaborne discovery, strategy in wartime, and the infrastructure necessary to support far-flung maritime activity, colonization and trade. With several brief mentions of William Bligh. #41419

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