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A Voyage to Terra Australis, undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803, in His Majesty's Ship The Investigator ,
W. Bulmer and Co. for G. and W. Nicol,, LONDON 1814 - and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumberland schooner. With an account of the shipwreck of the Porpoise, arrival of the Cumberland at Mauritius, and imprisonment of the commander during six years and a half in that island. Two Volumes Text Volumes. with engraved plates. Large Quarto. Pagination: v. 1: [4], ix, [11], cciv, 269, [1] p., [4 plates] v. 2: [4], 613, [1] p., [5 plates] On his return voyage from Australia in 1803, the unseaworthiness of his vessel, the Cumberland, forced Flinders to seek assistance in Mauritius. The French Governor detained him for the next six and a half years. During his captivity Flinders worked on his monumental 'A voyage to Terra Australis'. (1814) and chapters IV to IX of volume II contain an account of his confinement. Engravings "painted by W[illiam] Westall" and engraved by John Pye, William Finden, John Scott, J. Byrne, and W. Woodnoth. Contemporary green linen' with original paper title labels [little wear]. Excellent Set of the First Edition text of the first circumnavigation of Australia. Ferguson 576; [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD & SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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