Flinders, Matthew. 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, 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. By Matthew Flinders, Commander of the Investigator. In two volumes with an Atlas. 3 vols., super roy. 4to; First Facsimile Edition; Vol. I, pp. [iv], xx, cciv(Introduction), 270(last blank); 4 plates; Vol. II, pp. [iv], 614(last blank); 5 plates; [Vol. III] Atlas of charts & plates (loose in folding box, as issued); 16 folding charts, 2 double (i.e., in 2 sheets) folding plates of coastal views, 10 folding botanical plates, several tables, appendices; original cloth; (Page xxi of Vol. I misprinted in duplicate in place of Page xix, but the missing page supplied in high quality facsimile); a very good set. Adelaide; Libraries Board of South Australia; 1966.
***Australiana Facsimile Editions, No. 37. 2150 sets were printed. The nine plates in the text volumes were drawn by WILLIAM WESTALL, landscape draughtsman on the "Investigator". The ten botanical plates in the atlas were drawn by FERDINAND BAUER, botanical draughtsman under ROBERT BROWN, naturalist to the voyage; these plates illustrate BROWN's "General Remarks, Geographical and Systematic, on the Botany of Terra Australis", 1814, and also the botanical Appendix to the "Voyage to Terra Australis". The Introduction contains a summary of earlier voyages to the Australasian Region, including an account of BLIGH's second voyage in the "Providence", in which FLINDERS served. The charts of the Australian Coast produced by Flinders were of high accuracy and were put to practical use for a long period. #14996

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