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With three folding charts of the Straits of Magellan, the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and a map of lovely map of Australasia. First edition of a rare and highly important collection of voyages. It was drawn upon de Brosses work of 1756 with additions from Hakluyt, Purchas, Thevenot and others. This important work was published to support a campaign to encourage the settlement of Terra Australis as a penal colony. It forms pages 715-45, the last of the third volume. It was to prove of significant influence in the final settlement of New Holland. In all there are sixty-three voyages recorded in the work. The map of Australia at the beginning of the third volume is fascinating depicting van Deiman’s Land as part of the mainland. The east coast too awaited to be explored by Cook and remained unknown. This example bears the second dedication leaf, to Sir Laurence Dundas, following the death of the first dedicatee in 1767. Hill Revised edition, 240; Landwehr 271; Sabin 10053.

Terra Australis Cognita; or Voyages to the Terra Australis, or Southern Hemisphere, during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries… A. Donaldson

Edinburgh, 1766-68
Octavo, three volumes, in magnificent full contemporary golden calf, raised gilt bands to spines. With titled red morocco labels. (8), iii, 516; (4), ii, 3-692; iv, 745.
Stock number: 1730


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