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Two Volumes plus Map volume in red velvet box. Text volumes are large Quarto size [29x38cm approx] & Map volume is Elephant Folio size [54x70cm approx] - so the maps are full size. Half blue leather over cream canvas. Gilt to face & spine. A magnificent set in mint condition of this limited edition facsimile of Flinders' famous work. This facsimile, limited to 500 numbered copies [this is copy no. 166], of the original 1814 work reproduces faithfully, without alteration or correction, every page of the original copies held by the State Library of South Australia & the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (South Australian Branch) Inc. It has been printed by offset lithography on low-acid paper, and bound in the style of the period of the first edition. Original brown paper protection in place. Foreword by John Tregenza. Colour frontis. Endpaper maps. All housed in a red velvet case. 269 & 613 pages It describes his circumnavigation of the Australian continent in the early years of the 19th century, and his imprisonment by the French on the island of Mauritius from 1804-1810.
Title: A Voyage to Terra Australis
Edition: Facsimile Edition
Publisher: Adelaide, South Australian Government Printer: 1989
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: ID232238