Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia, Performed between the Years 1818 and 1822 2 Volume Set: With an Appendix Containing Various Subjects Relating to Hydrography and Natural History

Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia, Performed between the Years 1818 and 1822 2 Volume Set: With an Appendix Containing Various Subjects Relating to Hydrography and Natural History

by Phillip Parker King
     
 

This two-volume work by Captain Phillip Parker King (1791-1856) was published in 1827, and describes the Royal Navy's 1817-22 surveying expedition to chart the coastal regions of Australia. King carried out the surveys in two successive ships, the Mermaid, which was declared unseaworthy in 1820, and the newly commissioned Bathurst. He worked on the charts, which

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This two-volume work by Captain Phillip Parker King (1791-1856) was published in 1827, and describes the Royal Navy's 1817-22 surveying expedition to chart the coastal regions of Australia. King carried out the surveys in two successive ships, the Mermaid, which was declared unseaworthy in 1820, and the newly commissioned Bathurst. He worked on the charts, which were published by the Hydrographic Office, for two years after his return to England. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society, and later undertook a similar surveying voyage, in which he was accompanied by Captain Fitzroy on the Beagle, around the coast of South America. The book is derived from the author's journal, and describes not only the voyages but also the towns and settlements of the region. Volume 1 covers the south, east and north coasts of Australia, and Volume 2, the north and west coasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108045988
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/26/2012
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration
Pages:
1164
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.56(d)

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