Collingridge, George. THE DISCOVERY OF AUSTRALIA. A Critical, Documentary and Historic Investigation Concerning the Priority of Discovery in Australasia by Europeans before the arrival of Lieut. James Cook, in the "Endeavour", in the year 1770. With Illustrations, Charts, Maps, Diagrams, &c. Copious Notes, References, Geographical Index and Index to Names. Roy. 4to, First Edition; pp. xvi, 376; 100 maps & illustrations, including 12 plates of which 5 are folding & 7 are full-page, the remainder being illustrations of various sizes up to full-page, appendix, notes, references, geographical index & index to names; original cloth (rebacked, with original backstrip preserved; short tear in margin only of one leaf neatly repaired); a very good copy; scarce. Sydney; Hayes Brothers; 1895.
***Ferguson 8465; Davidson, page 23; Not in Hill. An important historical survey, detailing much of the evidence for early discovery of Australia by the Spanish and Portuguese, including discussion of the Dauphin and related maps showing the East Coast - published 1530-36, with many useful illustrations of old maps. #21572

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