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

by Phillip Parker King
 

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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,

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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 2 continues the survey along the north and west coasts of Australia, and contains an appendix describing winds, currents, ports and islands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108045964
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/26/2012
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.14(d)

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