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 of the sixteenth century to the time of Captain Cook / edited with an introduction by R.H. Major.

By: Major, Richard Henry
Contributor(s): Hakluyt Society
Language: English Publisher: London : Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1859.Description: xi, cxix, 200 p., [6] p. of plates : maps (some fold) ; 23 cm.
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Contains accounts by: Juan Luis Arias; Luis Vaez de Torres, 1607; Francis Pelsart; Gerrit Thomasz Pool; Samuel Volkersen, 1658; Nicolaas Witsen; William Danmpier, 1687-88; Willem de Vlamingh, 1696; and other extracts. - 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..." now distributed to the members of the Hakluyt Society for insertion as a supplement to the volume of "Early voyages to Terra Australis"...[London. 1861]. 13 p. fold. map. 22 cm