Terra Australis to Australia

By: Williams, Thomas G. (editor); Frost, Alan (editor)

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Ever since classical times, when men first imagined a great continent in the southern hemisphere, the idea of Terra Australia has kept a strong hold on the European imagination. This superbly illustrated volume--featuring 60 color and 100 black-and-white plates--provides a comprehensive history of those various ideas, from earliest times to the present day.
In an informative introductory chapter, the editors set out the various theories and speculations that have been floated over the centuries; and successive chapters describe the expeditions and discoveries accomplished by the British, Portuguese, and Dutch. The Dieppe maps, which mark the continent as a Portuguese discovey, are reproduced in their entirety for the first time. Two final chapters cover the exploration of New South Wales and the gradual emergence of an overall picture of the entire continent.
Filled with fascinating charts and maps, this magificent volume will delight anyone interested in the great sea explorers or the history of ideas.

Title: Terra Australis to Australia

Author Name: Williams, Thomas G. (editor); Frost, Alan (editor)

Categories: Australasia,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Melbourne, Oxford University Press, Incorporated: 1989

ISBN Number: 0-19-554908-2

ISBN Number 13: 9780195549089

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Nr Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 022088

Description: Tells the story of how Europeans conceived of the southern continent from ancient times until the beginning of the nineteenth century. 242pp illust

Keywords: HISTORY BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY PRESIDENTS HEADS STATE