New softcover, book is clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # asp0076
Title: Incognita: The Invention and Discovery of ...
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing
Publication Date: 2013
Book Condition: New
Book Description Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne 2013, 2013. 24.0 x 16.0cms, 268pp, very good+ paperback & cover This book investigates Europe's 17th & 18th century theories of the unknown continent. It 'tells the story of the inventors whop sent th dream abroad and of the navigators who brought the reality home, sometimes in spite of themselves'. The chapters are: the legend of Atlanta; the nonsense of Utopia; the inflation of Java; the augmentation of the Indies; the conundrum of Staten Island; the repatriation of Robinson Crusoe; the philosophy of natural man; the constitution of Isla grande; the theory of Symzonia; the dream of Bathybia. Bookseller Inventory # 152106