Item #40638 The Discovery of Australia. Albert F. CALVERT.

The Discovery of Australia.

London. Dean & Son. 1902. sm4to, 24.5x 18cm, 2nd edition, xi,184,[8]p., ads., with 62 plates and illustrations (the plates are mainly map reproductions from early expeditions), index, green cloth, gilt spine and cover titles, a.e.g., some slight edge wear else in near fine sound condition. (tr). Item #40638

With: List of circumnavigators who preceded Cook. "... Calvert first visited Western Australia early in 1890 and in April undertook an expedition from Lake Gairdner in South Australia to the upper Murchison River. In April 1891 and December 1892, he practically repeated the trip on behalf of the General Exploration Co. of London and the British Australian Exploration Co. His most important discovery was the rare spinifex parakeet. Before the third journey, Calvert circumnavigated Australia collecting material for his book, The Discovery of Australia (London, 1893)." ADB.

Price: $50.00

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