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Early Voyages to Terra Australis, now called Australia: a Collection of Documents, and Extracts from early Manuscript Maps, illustrative of the History of Discovery on the Coasts of that vast Island, from the Beginning o
London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1859, 1861.. xi, cxix, 200 pp; 13, [3 blanks], 8vo. Original blue cloth stamped in blind, gilt vignette of ship on front board, spine ruled in blind, gilt titles, yellow endpapers; supplement in wrappers. First editions. Illus. with 5 maps (4 folding); supplement with 1 folding map. Hakluyt Society, First series: No. 25. Eberstadt 107-152. Ferguson 12195 and 12198. Cox I: 26. From Spanish and Dutch sources and relating to Spanish and Dutch enterprises. Includes the extremely scarce supplement printed by the author and distributed privately to members of the Hakluyt Society: Extract from a letter addressed to Sir Henry Ellis, K.H., "On the discovery of Australia by the Portuguese in 1601..communicated to the Society of Antiquaries, by Richard Henry Major.."[London. 1861]. Spine sunned, chip to head, nick to joint, small institutional bookplate to front pastedown, owner's nautical bookplate opposite, otherwise a very good unopened (uncut) copy; supplement also unopened, wrappers offset, edges browned, nick to fore edge.
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