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The First Discovery of Australia and New Guinea Being The Narrative of Portuguese and Spanish Discoveries in the Australasian Regions, between the Years 1492-1606, with Descriptions of their Old Charts.   By: (1847-1931)

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The First Discovery of Australia and New Guinea

Being The Narrative of Portuguese and Spanish Discoveries in the Australasian Regions, between the Years 1492 1606, with Descriptions of their Old Charts.

By George Collingridge De Tourcey, M.C.R.G.S., of Australasia;

Hon. Corr. M.R.G.S., Melbourne, Victoria; Hon. Corr. M.N.G.S., Neuchatel, Switzerland; Hon. Corr. M. of the Portuguese G.S.; Hon. Corr. M. of the Spanish G.S.; Founder (with his brother, Arthur Collingridge) and First Vice President of the Royal Art Society of N.S.W., Australia; Author of "The Discovery of Australia," etc., etc.

First published 1906

"Olba a Sunda tao larga que huma banda Esconde para o Sul difficultuoso." CAMO√čNS. Os Lusiadas.

CONTENTS.

I. In Quest of the Spice Islands II. Voyages to the Spice Islands and Discovery of Papua III. The Spice Islands in Ribero's Map IV. Villalobos' Expedition and Further Discoveries in Papua V. The First Map of New Guinea VI. Jave la Grande, The First Map of Australia VII. Pierre Desceliers' Map VIII. Desliens' Map IX. Mendana and Sarmiento Discover the Solomons X. Mendana in Search of the Solomon Islands. An Early Map of the Solomons XI. Queiroz's Voyage. A Spanish Map of the Bay of St. Philip and St. James, in Espiritu Santo Island (New Hebrides) XII. Torres' Discoveries

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

1. Prince Henry the Navigator 2. Statue of Prince Henry 3. Portuguese Fleet 4. Magellan 5. The Victoria 6. The Trinidad in a Squall 7. Flying Fish (From an Old Map) 8. Sebastian del Cano 9. Scene in the Spice Islands 10. Tidor Volcano, seen from Ternate 11. The Cassowary 12. Spanish Ships 13. Nutmegs and Cloves, from an Old Chart 14. Banda Volcano 15. Diego do Couto's Pig 16. Malay Press 17. Spanish Ships 18. Guinea Fowl 19. Scene in New Guinea 20. Spanish Caravels 21. The Great Albuquerque 22. Bamboos 23. Guanaco 24. Marco Polo 25. Ant Hills 26. Mendana's Fleet 27. Crescent shaped canoes 28. Scene in the Solomon Islands 29. Tinacula Volcano, from Santa Cruz 30. Queiroz's Fleet 31. An Atoll Reef 32. Type of Island Woman 33. War Drums 34. Scene in the Solomon Islands

LIST OF MAPS IN TEXT.

1. Portuguese Hemisphere 2. Spanish Hemisphere 3. Timor, from an Old Chart 4. Australia and Jave la Grande compared 5. Santa Ysabel Island 6. Guadalcanal Island 7. Santa Cruz Island 8. The Earliest Map of the Solomon Islands 9. Queiroz's Track 10. Tierra Australia del Espiritu Santo 11. New Hebrides 12. The Big Bay of Santo 13. New Holland 14. Torres' Track

LIST OF COLOURED MAPS ILLUSTRATED.

1. The Earliest Drawing of a Wallaby 2. The Spice Islands, from Ribero's Official Map of the World 3. Nova Guinea The First Map of New Guinea 4. Jave la Grande The First Map of Australia 5. Don Diego de Prado's Map of the Bay of St Philip and St James in Espiritu Santo 6. Don Diego de Prado's Map of the Islands at the South east end of New Guinea 7. Pierre Desceliers' Map of Australia 8. Desliens' Map of Australia 9. Moresby's Map of the Islands at the South east end of New Guinea 10. The Great Bay of St Lawrence 11. Bay of St Peter of Arlanza

PREFACE TO GEORGE COLLINGRIDGE'S DISCOVERY OF AUSTRALIA, PUBLISHED IN 1895.

Of the many books which have been published on subjects relating to Australia and Australian History, I am not aware of any, since my late friend, Mr. R. H. Major's introduction to his valuable work, "Early Voyages to Terra Australis," which has attempted a systematic investigation into the earliest discoveries of the great Southern Island Continent, and the first faint indications of knowledge that such a land existed. Mr. Major's work was published in 1859, at a time when the materials for such an enquiry were much smaller than at present. The means of reproducing and distributing copies of the many ancient maps which are scattered among the various libraries of Europe were then very imperfect, and the science of Comparative Cartography, of which the importance is now well recognised, was in its infancy... Continue reading book >>




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