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, Facsimile Edition; pp. xvi, 376; 87 maps & illustrations (some double-page), appendix, indices; original papered boards; a fine copy in dustwrapper. (Sydney; Golden Press; 1983).
***First published Sydney, Hayes Brothers, 1895, see FERGUSON 8465. With the current interest in early (16th Century) Portuguese discovery in the Australasian region this work has become much sought after. It includes also much valuable information on the early Dutch discoveries. Included as a bonus is a large col. folded reproduction of Pieter Goos and Joannes van Keulan's Sea Chart of the East Indies, 1680. #741

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