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Auction 179, Lot 883


"[Lot of 2] The Discovery of Australia - The Charts and Maps of the Navigators and Explorers [and] Terra Australis to Australia",

Subject: References, Australia

Period: 1982-88 (published)


Color: Printed Color

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A. The Discovery of Australia - The Charts and Maps of the Navigators and Explorers, by T.M. Perry, published 1982 (10.6 x 14.4"). T.M. Perry's terrific reference is filled with large illustrations, many in color, of the important maps of discovery of Australia. Dr. Perry describes how the unknown 'Terra Australiis Incognita' disappeared from maps as explorers mapped the Pacific and Indian oceans. The book includes reproductions of the works of Blaeu, Mercator, Ortelius, Hondius, Jansson, Visscher, Goos, Thevenot, Arrowsmith, Cook, and many others. Hard bound with illustrated dust jacket, 159 pages, index, list of plates. Condition: Contents are very good with some light scattered foxing along the edges of the text. Covers have minor soiling and shelf wear. Dust jacket is lightly soiled. (B+)

B. Terra Australis to Australia, by Glyndwr Williams and Alan Frost, published 1988 (7.7 x 10.3"). This very comprehensive account reveals how Europeans developed the concept of a southern continent from ancient times to the beginning of the 1800's. The author describes in detail the various stages of discovery and the impact it had on European thought and imagination. 242 pp. with many illustrations, both color and B&W. Hardbound in cream cloth covers with gilt text on spine, with dust jacket. Condition: Contents are tight. Covers have a touch of shelf wear. Dust jacket has some minor soiling. (A)



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Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $55

Closed on 9/16/2020