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Title: The Great Race: The Race between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia.
Description: Sydney William Heinemann, 2012. 1st ed. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos & maps centre spread, maps, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 386 pp. The story of men whose drawings recorded countless previously unknown species and turned mythical creatures into real ones, and whose courage and determination enabled Terra Australis Incognita to become Australia. The author has used diaries and other first-hand accounts to tell the story of Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin who had been sent by their governments on the same quest. ISBN: 9781742751092.

Keywords: australian history, maritime, travel, exploration, explorers, geography, maps, mapmaking, government, diaries, diary, britain, europe, france 9781742751092

Price: AUD 18.00 = appr. US$ 12.45 Seller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
- Book number: 27356

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