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Author Hordern House (Firm)

Title The Great South Land : searching for the antipodes, from classical scholars to Quiros & Dampier
Published Potts Point, N.S.W. : Hordern House Rare Books, [2011]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  919.4041 Hor/Gsl  AVAILABLE
Description 1 volume [unpaged] : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, facsimiles ; 29 cm
Contents Ideas of a Southern Continent -- Classical geographers -- Renaissance and later -- Travellers and story-tellers -- Marco Polo -- Mandeville -- Dutch exploration and the VOC fleets -- Duyfken -- Tasman -- Pelsaert -- Spanish and Portuguese discovery -- Varthema -- Quirós and Mendaña -- The English adventurers make landfall -- Drake -- Dampier
Summary This catalogue of books and maps tells the story of a New World, the result of a push to the east and the south. The early modern voyages have a fascinating pre-history which stretches back to the classical geographers
Notes "... catalogue of early books and maps relating to the "Great South Land", beginning with the speculations of early geographers and continuing to the voyages of discovery in the seventeenth century" - Intro
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Hordern House (Firm) -- Catalogs.
Hordern House -- Catalogs
Booksellers' catalogs -- Australia.
Discoveries in geography -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Discoveries in geography -- Catalogs.
Discoveries in geography.
Explorers -- Australia.
Rare books -- Australia -- Catalogs.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Catalogs.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
Australia -- Maps -- To 1800 -- Catalogs
Pacific Area -- Discovery and exploration -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Hordern House (Firm)
ISBN 9781875567669 (hbk.)
Other Titles Great South Land
The Great South Land