Pacific Exploration & Captain Cook

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ANCIENT VOYAGERS IN POLYNESIA
Andrew Sharp
310201222
$47.50

First published as 'Ancient Voyagers in the Pacific' in 1956 this controversial work is here rewritten to answer the arguments of the author's critics and incorporates later material and deductions. Illustrated.

Paul's Book Arcade, Auckland, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND


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PATHWAY OF THE BIRDS
Andrew Crowe
ISBN9781869539610
$49.99

A synthesis of all that is currently known of the maritime expansion of Polynesian explorers and settlers throughout the eastern Pacific ocean. Many photographs, maps and diagrams.

David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 2018. Softback with dust jacket. 288 pages. NEW


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MAN'S CONQUEST OF THE PACIFIC The Prehistory of SE Asia and Oceania
Peter Bellwood
ISBN0002169118
$60.00

A very impressive and scholarly account of the diffusion of humans throughout the whole of the Pacific ocean to its limits, Hawaii in the north, Easter Island in the east and New Zealand in the south.

William Collins Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 462 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE QUEST FOR ORIGINS
K.R. Howe
ISBN9780143018575
$30.00

A careful and accessible survey of modern archaeological, anthropological, genetic and linguistic findings about the origins of Maori and Pacific Islanders and the 200 year old history of Western ideas about Polynesian origins.

Penguin Books NZ, Auckland, 2003. Paperback. 235 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HILL COLLECTION OF PACIFIC VOYAGES
Kenneth Evan Hill and Dorothy Hill
ISBN0939226103
$75.00

Description of the Hill Collection held at the University of California, San Diego. Books on various aspects of Pacific exploration including to New Zealand. This is the updated, second revised edition, in one volume.

William Reese Co. and Horden House Ltd., Sydney, 2004. Hardback with no dust jacket. 792 pages. SECONDHAND


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APHRODITE'S ISLAND The European Discovery of Tahiti
Anne Salmond
ISBN97806670073962
$55.00

A fresh history of early Tahiti, considerably richer than any published before, a tour de force, precise in its reconstruction of the political relationships that evolved with the visits of the British, French and Spanish.

Penguin Viking NZ, Auckland, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 537 pages. NEW


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CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES 1768-1779
Glyndwr Williams
123
$45.00

A detailed account of each of Cook’s voyages of exploration with maps, colour and black and white plates. Decorative hardcover showing the death of Cook.

Folio Society, London, 1998. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 552 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK
J.C. Beaglehole
ISBN713613823
$55.00

New Zealander Professor John Cawte Beaglehole is the doyen of Cook scholars best know for his editing of Cook's complete journals published in 4 volumes by the Haklyut Society. This book is a deeply revealing study of the growth of a complex character, stubborn and passionate yet patient and judicious, seen in his actions as an unrivalled navigator, explorer and commander of men. Sunning to jacket at spine.

A & C Black Ltd. London, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 760 pages. SECONDHAND


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CAPTAIN COOK'S WAR AND PEACE The Royal Navy Years 1755-1768
John Robson
ISBN9781742231099
$49.99

The first ever detailed account of Cook's early naval career that helps explain why he was chosen to lead the expedition to the Pacific in 1768, having become supremely and uniquely qualified for the exacting task of exploration.

University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. NEW


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DISCOVERIES The Voyages of Captain Cook
Nicholas Thomas
ISBN978071399572
$47.50

Draws on twenty years of research to explore the drama of Cook's expeditions and provide a marvellously fresh, authorititive treatment written in a relaxed and informal style. Illustrations.

Penguin Allen Lane, London, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 467 pages. SECONDHAND


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SIR JOSEPH BANKS
Charles Lyte
ISBN0589502247
$37.50

A thorough and competent biography of the great man of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century natural science who, as a young man travelled with Cook and was later President of the Royal Society for 42 years. Illustrations.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 248 pages. SECONDHAND


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CAPTAIN COOK AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
T.C. Mitchell (Editor)
ISBN 071410889
$37.50

Essays about Joseph Banks’s artists, Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg’s pantomime Omai, Cook’s views on ancient Pacific voyaging, artefacts from Cook’s voyages and art and ethnographica from the Solomon Islands

British Museum, London, 1979. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated. 249 pages. SECONDHAND


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IN SEARCH OF CAPTAIN COOK
Dan O'Sullivan
ISBN 9781845114831
$75.00

Much is known about Cook’s exploits as a navigator and explorer but few have been able to assess his character. The author uses Cook’s journals to build up a picture of the man behind the official portraits and accounts.

Tauris & Co. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated. 263 pages. NEW


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CAPTAIN COOK Voyager Between Worlds
John Gascoigne
ISBN9781847250025
$45.00

Like insects in amber, the records of Cook's voyages capture that rare moment when two different cultures saw each other across a frontier that was open and uncluttered by previous encounters. This is the theme here.

Continuum Books, London, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 pages. NEW


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THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK
J.C. Beaglehole, OM
110221921
$45.00

A detailed examination of the death of Cook in Hawaii compiled from original sources by the premier Cook scholar and editor of Cook's Journals for the Haklyut Society. Published on the bicentennial of his death. Limited edition, No. 240 of 1000.

Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket (small ring mark). 21 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK. A HERO MADE AND UNMADE
Glyn Williams
ISBN9781861978424
$39.99

This new interpretation of Cook's life and death argues that the circumstances and reporting of his death are the key to his reputation. For many years this seaman enjoyed unparalleled status as the pride of his century. By contrast a different view began to emerge of a destructive invader, more anti-hero than hero. Cook's progress from obscurity to fame and then, for some, to infamy, is a story that has never been fully told.

Profile Books, London, 2008. Hardback. 198 pages. NEW


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THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK
David Samwell
ISBN9780708320730
$39.99

Explores one of the classic accounts of Cook's death in Hawaii by the voyage surgeon David Samwell, a Welshman who was believed by his contemporaries to be a literary man touched by genius. Also includes previously unpublished letters relating to the voyage.

University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2007. Softback. 170 pages. NEW


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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK
Edited by M K Beddie
ISBN0724099999
$47.50

Fully revised and extended version of the first (1928) edition of the list of works relating to Cook and his voyages. Includes books, maps, illustrations, films, plays and novels etc., as well as works on his associates. Exhaustive work includes foreign language publications. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.

Mitchell Library, Sydney, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 894 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FLOWERING OF THE PACIFIC
Brian Adams
ISBN9780002174725
$47.50

A narrative of the three year voyage of Joseph Banks in the Endeavour with Cook and of the numerous new plants he gathered at various landfalls, most notably in New Zealand and Australia. Also the story of Banks' Florilegium and the eventual publication of the 738 engraved plates two centuries later.

William Collins Pty Ltd., Sydney, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 194 pages. SECONDHAND


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TUHITUHI William Hodges, Cook's Painter in the South Pacific
Laurence Simmons
ISBN9781877578175
$40.00

William Hodges was the artist, 'a landskip painter', who travelled with Cook on the second voyage in the Resolution and Adventure. Each chapter of this book focuses on the close reading of a significant painting of a South Pacific location and opens fresh theoretical perspectives.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 346 pages. SECONDHAND


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COOK BICENTENARY EXPEDITION in the South-West Pacific 1969
Ronald Fraser
210250704
$35.00

The findings of a joint Royal Society of New Zealand and Royal Society of London scientific expedition to the Cook Islands, Tonga Islands and surrounding seas. In commemoration of the Cook voyage two hundred years earlier.

Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington, 1971. Softback. 141 pages. SECONDHAND


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ARTEFACTS OF ENCOUNTER
Edited by Nicholas Thomas, Julie Adams, Billie Lythberg, Maia Nuku and Amiria Salmond
ISBN9781877578694
$70.00

Cook's Voyages, Colonial Collecting and Museum Histories. Pacific artefacts and works of art collected during the three voyages of Captain James Cook and the navigators, traders and missionaries who followed him.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2016. Hardback with dust jacket. 348 pages. NEW


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THE SHIP Retracing Cook's Endeavour Voyage
Simon Baker
ISBN9780563534631
$37.50

Tells the story of volunteers who sailed the Endeavour replica ship on the original route from the Great Barrier Reef to Indonesia, taking a fresh look at the great voyage through the experiences of a modern crew.

BBC Worldwide Ltd., London, 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. 223 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE VOYAGE OF GEORGE VANCOUVER 1791-1795
Edited by W Kaye Lamb
ISBN0904180166
$125.00

Annotated edition of Vancouver's published journal of A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacic Ocean and Round the World 1791-1795. With an extensive introduction and appendices. 4 volume set.

The Hakluyt Society, London, 1984. Hardbacks with dust jackets. 1752 pages. SECONDHAND


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WILLIAM BLIGH A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEA
Lieutenant William Bligh
ISBN0091354404
$95.00

A yoyage to the South Sea undertaken by command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the Bread-Fruit tree to the West Indies, in his Majesty's ship the Bounty, commanded by William Bligh. Including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship's boat from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies. First Published in 1792. This is a facsimile reprint.

Hutchinson of Australia, Richmond, VIC, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 264 pages, with folding maps and plans. SECONDHAND


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POLYNESIA
George French Angas
410290811
$37.50

Observations on the various islands in the Pacific Ocean, including New Zealand, gathered as a result of a tour made by the artist and author during in 1844. First published in 1866, this is a facsimile reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 436 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND


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TWO WORLDS First meetings between Maori and Europeans 1642-1772
Anne Salmond
ISBN0670850772
$120.00

Traditional accounts of first contact between Maori and Europeans have been from the perspective of the explorers. This is a penetrating rethinking of encounter. Both Maori and European protagonists were active and fully human, following their own practical, political and mythological agendas.

Viking Penguin, Auckland, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 477 pages. SECONDHAND


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TEARS OF RANGI
Anne Salmond
ISBN9781869408657
$65.00

Salmond investigates the clashes and exchanges between Maori and Pakeha from first contact to the present in the key areas of contemporary life – waterways, land, the sea and people.

Auckland University Press, 2017. Hardback with dust jacket. 511 pages. NEW


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THE BURNING OF THE 'BOYD' A Saga of Culture Clash
Wade Doak
ISBN0340338857
$32.50

The story of the episode culture clash, part of the early colonial Australian and New Zealand history that took place in Whangaroa habour in 1809. 

Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 184 pages. SECONDHAND


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TOUR OF DUTY
W. David McIntyre and Marcia McIntyre, eds
ISBN1877175242
$37.50

The journal of Henry Comber, a young naval officer who witnessed preliminary events at Waitangi and later witnessed four of the South Island treaty signing ceremonies. The origional journal is held in the Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 205 pages. SECONDHAND


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EUROPEAN VISION AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
Bernard Smith
ISBN0063120623
$47.50

A fully revised and illustrated second edition of the classic study discusses the interpretation of the Pacific in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It considers the work of artists attached to the scientific voyages of the time and elucidates the ways in which such work is related to the scientific interests and prevaling ideas of the era.

Harper and Row Publishers, Sydney, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 370 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ART OF THE FRENCH VOYAGES TO FRENCH POLYNESIA
Christine A. Hemming
ISBN9782757207208
$75.00

The illustrative records made by the French explorers of French Polynesia. Contemporary illustrations of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Ì‚les Marquises, Mangareva. Parallel text in French and English. With maps.

Somogy editions d'art, Paris, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket. 157 pages. NEW


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EARLY EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF MAORI LIFE 1769
Isabel Ollivier and Cheryl Hingley
ISBN0477060285
$65.00

Extracts from Journals relating to the visit to New Zealand of the French ship St Jean Baptiste in December 1769 under the command of Jean F.M. de Surville with an appendix of charts and drawings. French text and English translation side by side.

Alexander Turnbull Library Endowment Trust National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 1982. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 225 pages. SECONDHAND


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NAVIGATORS & NATURALISTS
Michael Lee
ISBN9781869539658
$69.99

The story of all of the French explorer and naturalist voyages in New Zealand waters during the great period of enlightenment thirst for new lands, new plants and animals and new trade.

Bateman Books, Auckland, 2018. Hardback with dust jacket. 480 pages. NEW


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NEW ZEALAND AND THE FRENCH Two Centuries of Contact
Edited by John Dunmore
ISBN090870819X
$75.00

A fascinating collection of essays on the impact of France on New Zealand, from the earliest sightings of a new and unknown land to the political and economic issues of more recent times.

The Heritage Press Ltd., Waikanae, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 213 pages. SECONDHAND


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EXTRACTS FROM THE JOURNALS OF THE SHIP ST JEAN BAPTISTE 1769
J F M de Surville, transcribed and translated by Isabel Ollivier and Cheryl Hingley
ISBN090870206X
$75.00

Early Eyewitness Accounts of Maori Life:1. French text faces English translation. Includes maps and charts. Includes journals by de Surville, Guillaume Labe, J P De L'Horme and summary by Pierre Monneron. Second (corrected) edition. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.

Alexander Turnbull Library Endowment Trust with Indosuez New Zealand Limited, Wellington, 1987. Hardback with no dust jacket. 227 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FATEFUL VOYAGE of the St JEAN BAPTISTE
John Dunmore
210250322
$32.50

An account of the remarkable expedition of French navigator M. de Surville's voyage of Pacific exploration that saw him off the coast of Northland in 1769 at the same moment as Cook though the two ships passed out of sight of each other.

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket. 127 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE JOURNAL OF LA PEROUSE 1785-1788 Two Volumes
John Dunmore, translator and editor
410210513
$75.00

Journal account of the French scientific and Pacific exploring expedition in the frigates Boussole and Astrolab. They visited Easter Island, the Hawaiian Islands, the North West coast of America and also California. After further explorations in Chineese and North Asian waters the expedition visited Botany Bay arriving only a few days after Captain Phillip and the First Fleet. After this the expedition vanished, a mystery unsolved for nearly forty years. TWO VOLUMES.

The Hakluyt Society, London, 1994. Hardbacks with dust jackets. 240 pages of prelims and 613 pages of journal. SECONDHAND


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THE PACIFIC JOURNAL OF LOUIS-ANTOINE DE BOUGAINVILLE 1767-1768
John Dunmore, editor
ISBN0904180786
$50.00

Bougainville made a journey of exploration through the central pacific from east to west visiting Tahiti, Samoa, the New Hebrides and Solomon Islands making a number of discoveries. Hakluyt Society Series III, no. 9.

Hakluyt Society, London, 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. 322 pages. SECONDHAND


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CAPTAIN MARION
Alexander Dumas
110280202
$65.00

An account of the massacre of Captain Marion du Fresne by the Maories in 1772 written by Alexander Dumas pere and now translated for the first time by F.W. Reed.

The Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1949. Hardback with dust jacket. 53 pages. SECONDHAND


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CAPTAIN MARION
Alexandre Dumas
ISBN9781877151255
$40.00

An account of the murder of French Pacific explorer Captain Marion de Fresne at the Bay of Islands in 1772, translated by F.W. Reed who was a Dumas scholar and collector of his books, now in the Auckland public library. First published in 1949, this is a facsmile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1998. Softback. 56 pages. NEW


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FROM VENUS TO ANTARCTICA The Life of Dumont d'Urville
John Dunmore
ISBN9780908988716
$45.00

Explorer, navigator, botanist, hydrographer, philologist and writer; Dumont d'Urville was gifted and his achievements were numerous. Yet like the statue of the Venus de Milo, which he helped to take to France, he was flawed. This first full biography in English reveals every facet of this complex man.

Exisle Publishing, Auckland, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 252 pages. SECONDHAND


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DUMONT D'URVILLE Explorer and Polymath
Edward Duyker
ISBN9781877578700
$70.00

A very comprehensive biography of this great French seaman and explorer (1790-1842) that makes use of long overlooked primary documents to reveal a man facinated by botany, entomology, ethnography and language.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2014. Hardback with dust jacket. 671 pages. NEW


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NEW ZEALAND 1826-1827, FROM THE FRENCH OF DUMONT D'URVILLE
Olive Wright
0099
$80.00

New Zealand as observed in 1826-1827 from the French of Dumont D’Urville. ‘An English translation of the Voyage de l’Asrolabe in New Zealand waters with an introductory essay by Olive Wright.' Dust jacket with pieces missing.

 

Wingfield Publishing, Wellington, 1950. Hardback with dust-jacket. Illustrated, 251 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE VOYAGE OF THE ASTROLABE 1840
Olive Wright
110290411
$60.00

An English rendering of the Journals of Dumont D'Urville and his Officers of their visit to New Zealand in 1840, together with some account of Bishop Pompallier and Charles, Baron de Thierry.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1955. Hardback with dust jacket. 180 pages. SECONDHAND


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AMERICAN INDIANS IN THE PACIFIC
Thor Heyerdahl
110201601
$75.00

The theory behind the Kon-Tiki Expedition. Polynesia and the old World, Polynesia and Northwest America, the road through Hawaiki and the complexity of Polynesian origins. Botanical evidence of Polynesian routes, aborigional Peruvian navigation in the Pacific.

George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1952. Cloth boards, no dustjacket. 821 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND


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SEA OF GLORY The US Exploring Expedition 1838-1842
Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN9780670032310
$32.50

The full story of the United States Pacific exploring expedition led by Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, that spent four years in the region conducting one of the most comprehensive scientific surveys ever conducted that included some of the first discoveries of the antarctic continent. 

Viking Penguin, New York, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 452 pages. SECONDHAND


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SO CAME THEY SOUTH
Robert Clancy and Alan Richardson
ISBN0730208648
$47.50

The maps and mapmakers of the Southern Ocean, describing the techniques of the voyagers and the maps they made. Mainly full page reproductions of antique maps. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  THIS COPY has some wear to dust jacket.

Shakespeare Head Press, NSW Australia, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND