Incognita: The Invention and Discovery of Terra Australis

Mawer, G.A.

Published by Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2013
ISBN 10: 1925003590 / ISBN 13: 9781925003598
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Title: Incognita: The Invention and Discovery of ...
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing
Publication Date: 2013
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Published by Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne 2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 1925003590 ISBN 13: 9781925003598
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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

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