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A voyage to Terra Australis : undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803, in His Majesty's ship the Investigator ... / by Matthew Flinders
Bib ID 750902
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Fragile material - MAP RaA 4 (atlas, 1829 version) available for public use only to researchers who can demonstrate a need to access this material. Please apply to a Curator via Ask a Librarian: https://www.nla.gov.au/askalibrarian 
Description London : G. and W. Nicol, 1814 
2 volumes : illustrations, maps (some folded) ; 33 cm. (4to) + 1 atlas ([30] leaves of folded plates) ; 51 cm. (fol.) 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK3341

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK4062

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK659

Notes

Appendix no. 3 (p. 533-613) consists of 'General remarks, Geographical and systematical, on the botany of Terra Australis' / by Robert Brown.

Includes steel engravings by W. Westall.

Size of text varies.

Some copies of the atlas measure 73 cm. with only some plates folded.

The atlas includes 10 botanical plates which illustrate Brown's 'General remarks ... on the botany of Terra Australis'.

National Library of Australia's FRM F602 (Petherick) copy half bound in green leather has all marbled edges and endpapers; includes an additional portrait and facsimile authograph copy of Flinders' signed parole release from his six years imprisonment on Mauritius.

National Library of Australia has four complete sets. Three 1814 sets at: Robinson 387; NK 659 (texts) & MAP RaA 3 (atlas); N F576 texts & atlas. One set is 1814/1829 at: FRM F576 texts (N1 copy) & atlas MAP RaA 4 (atlas, 1829).

National Library of Australia's Robinson 387 set is best and complete; volumes 1-2 in full leather with gilt decorations, all marbled edges and endpapers; bears the armorial bookplate of W.S. Robinson.

National Library of Australia's NK 3341 set half bound with gilt toolding, marbled boards and endpapers; bears the bookplate of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1814/15); round binder's ticket which reads "Bound by J. Robinson, Bookseller, Whytehaven" inside front cover. John Robinson appears to have been in business in Whitehaven, Cumbria, publishing books between 1821 and 1839, and going into bankruptcy in 1834.

National Library of Australia's NK 4062 set half bound with marbled boards; bear the bookplate of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1814/16).

National Library of Australia's NK 659 set in full green cloth boards with paper labels to spines, housed in custom made blue, Bayntun Riviere boxes with false spines; volume 1 has a manuscript note with biographical details of Flinders pasted inside the front cover; both volumes bear the book label of 'Thomas Scott, Earlston' (no. 1234) inside the front covers; boxes carry the bookplate of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1814/13).

National Library of Australia's FRM F602 (Petherick) copy half bound in blue-green leather has gilt top edge and marbled endpapers.

One of Library's copies of Atlas (NL,965), was made up in 1829 or later. Plates 2 and 7 revised to 1822 and 1826 respectively; plate 1 replaced by corresponding Admiralty chart of 1829; plates 11 and 13 replaced by Admiralty charts of 1824. Plates 1-7, 10-11, 13-18 bear Admiralty imprint. (Shelved with Maps at RaA4).

Chart of Terra Australis. Sheet II, North coast from MAP T 583 (plate XVI from atlas) available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-230977269

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 576.

Wantrup, J. Australian rare books, 1788-1900, 67a

Subjects Investigator (Ship : Captain = Matthew Flinders)  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
Other authors/contributors Brown, Robert, 1773-1858. General remarks, geographical and systematical, on the botany of Terra Australis  |  Westall, William, 1781-1850  |  Scott, Thomas, 1800-1855 former owner

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FRM F576
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FRM F576
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FRM F576
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N F576
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N F576
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NK 3341
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NK 4062
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NK 4062
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NK 659
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NK 659
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ROBINSON 387
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ROBINSON 387
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