69 2274 Australia Flinders M
69/2274 [Australia]. Flinders, M. Ontdekkings-reis naar het Groote Zuidland anders Nieuw-Holland; bezigtiging van het zelve in 1801, 1802, en 1803; noodlottige schipbreuk, en gevangenschap van 6½ jaar bij de Franschen op Mauritius. Uit het Engelsch. Haarlem, A. Loosjes Pz., 1815-1816, 4 vols., 4 diff. engr. titles, fold. engr. map, contemp. unif. limp boards w. paper letterpiece.

- Occas. sl. yellowed/ browned. Backstrips partly worn away; vol. 1 covers loose(ning); all vols. w. "Australië" in later pen and ink on frontcover.

= Rare Dutch translation of A Voyage to Terra Australis (London, 1814). Ferguson 602; Robert 340; cf. Hill 614; Howgego F11. "Flinders was the first commander to circumnavigate the Australian continent, and the first to give it its present name. (...) He surveyed the entire south coast from Cape Leeuwin to Bass Strait, the east coast, and the Gulf of Carpentaria. (...) His account is one of the great works of Australian discovery." (Hill). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXII.

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