Terra australis cognita:, or, Voyages to the Terra australis, or southern hemisphere, during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. : Containing an account of the manners of the people, and the productions of the countries, hitherto found in the southern latitudes; the advantages that may result from further discoveries on this great continent, and the methods of establishing colonies there, to the advantage of Great Britain. : With a preface by the editor, in which some geographical, nautical, and commercial questions are discussed.
- Brosses, Charles de, 1709-1777., Callander, John, -1789., Donaldson, Alexander, -1794 bookseller., Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles, 1688-1766. ill., O'Hara, J. W. former owner., Turnbull, Alexander, 1868-1918. former owner., Hawes, Clarke and Collins. bookseller., Henry Sotheran Ltd. bookseller., Wohsfold (Firm) binder.
"A translation by John Callander, with additions, of the Histoire des navigations aux terres australes of C. de Brosses"--British Library general catalogue of printed books to 1975.
"Some of the forty-one narratives appear for the first time in English. Callander ... prefaces each article with a short introduction ... important journals, such as Magellan's, Drake's, Tasman's and some others, he gives entirely ... The first section treats of geography, natural history, and commerce. The following sections treat the history of the Antarctic world, down to the middle of the eighteenth century with an account ... of the advances made in the discoveries by each successive navigator"--Hill.
Vol. 3 has publisher statement: Printed for the author; and sold by A. Donaldson, at his shops in London and Edinburgh.
Vol. 1: v, , 2, viii, 516 p.,  folded leaf of plates; vol. 2: , ii, 692 p.,  folded leaf of plates ; vol. 3: iv, 745,  p.,  folded leaf of plates.
Vol. 1 includes booksellers' advertisements.
Text printed on paper watermarked with coat of arms.
Map (signed Vaugondy) in vol. 3 has partial coastline of New Zealand.
English short title catalogue, t154230
Sabin, 8388 (note)
Hill coll. Pacific, I, p. 35
Map (signed Vaugondy) in vol. 3 has partial coastline of New Zealand Digital image. Wellington, N.Z. : National Library of New Zealand, 2007.
Copy 1. Vol. 1 lacks p. 57-58, with facsimile replacement bound in. Binding: tree calf, gold tooled outer fillet on upper and lower covers, spine gold tooled with decorated compartments, raised spine bands, green and black morocco spine labels, blind tooled edges and turn-ins. Spine title: Terra australis cognita. Provenance: t.p. of vol. 2 signed "JW O'Hara" ; bookplates of Alexander H. Turnbull. Acc. 1328-30.
Copy 2. Binding: calf, triple gold tooled outer fillet, spine gold tooled with decorated compartments, raised spine bands, red and black morocco spine labels, gold tooled edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt text edges. Binder's stamp on front flyleaf: H. Sotheran & Co., 140 Strand, London; bound by Wohsfold. Spine title: Voyages to the Terra australis. Provenance: bookplates of Alexander H. Turnbull. Vol. 1 lacks booksellers' advertisements (2 p.) ; map from vol. 3 bound into vol. 1. Acc. 1331-3.
Digital image available: Map (signed Vaugondy) in vol. 3 has partial coastline of New Zealand, Alexander Turnbull Library Rare Book copy. Details available on request from Curator, Rare Books and Fine Printing.
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- Histoire des navigations aux terres australes. English; Voyages to the Terra australis, or southern hemisphere, during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries; Terra australis cognita
- Edinburgh : Printed for the author; and sold by Messrs. Hawes, Clark, and Collins, in Pater-noster-Row, London, MDCCLXVI-MDCCLXVIII [1766-1768]
- 3 v. :maps ;22 cm. (8vo)
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