New softcover, book is clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Incognita: The Invention and Discovery of ...
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing
Publication Date: 2013
Book Condition: New
Book Description Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2013. Trade Paperback. 1st Edition. MINT - a NEW copy. Colour and black & white illustrations. The discolouration at the spine edge in the picture is actually part of the cover not a flaw. 268 pages The southern hemisphere is mainly land. So said medieval Europeans, raised on a heady brew of folklore, biblical revelation and geographical theory. It is how they imagined it. So powerful was the hold of this received wisdom that when geographical discoveries, however insignificant, were made in the southern oceans, they were greeted as evidence that the expected continental landmasses, rich and fertile, might at last have been found. Bookseller Inventory # 276073
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
Book Description Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2013. Softcover. Book Condition: New. New softcover, book is clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # asp0076