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An account of the discoveries made in the south Pacifick Ocean, previous to 1764
Bib ID 1034206
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Dalrymple, Alexander, 1737-1808
 
Online Versions
Description London ; [s.l.], 1767 
8o [4], xxxi, 103 p. : fold. map, 6 fold. plates ; 22 cm. 
Full contents
  • Part 1. 1. Geographical description of places
  • 2. An examination of the conduct of the discoverers in the tracks they pursued
  • 3. Investigations of what may be further expected.
 
Notes

Published anonymously. Attributed to Alexander Dalrymple.

Also bound in, at back, a general chart, exhibiting the discoveries made by Capt. James Cook... [London], 1784.

No more published.

The Chart of the South Pacifick Ocean, Pointing out the Discoveries made therein Previous to 1764, shows the track of early explorers including Louis de Vaez de Torres. The track of Torres' voyage clearly shows him traversing what is now known as Torres Strait, although Dalrymple does not provide any information to support this assertion in this book. The evidence had come from his study of original documents and charts by Torres taken by the British from the Spanish archives after their capture of Manila in 1762. James Cook was aware of this information before he sailed on the Endeavour.

C & C 3083.

Selected images available online at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.aus-an7221679

One of the library's N copies at FRM F24 is bound with: History of New Holland from its first discovery in 1616 to the present time. It is thought to have belonged to Dalrymple. This copy is the only copy rebound and not in its original covers.

SR3 copy is bound with: Terra Australis, or, A history of the southern continent. In: Modern part of an universal history from the earliest account of time, v.11, ch.12, p. 273-553. London, 1759.

Cited In

ESTC, 74965

Subjects Australia - Discovery and exploration.  |  Polynesia - Description and travel.
Also Titled

Discoveries made in the south Pacifick Ocean, previous to 1764.

Exhibited FRM F24 copy exhibited: "Mapping our World : Terra incognita to Australia", National Library of Australia, Canberra, 7 November 2013 to 10 March 2014. 

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FRM F24
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SR 910.41 D151
Copy: SR1 hbk
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SR 910.41 D151
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