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Title: Charting a Continent: A Brief Memoir on the History of Marine Exploration and Hydrographical Surveying in Australian Waters from the Discoveries of Captain James Cook to the War Activities of the Royal Australian Navy Surveying Service.
Description: Sydney Angus & Robertson, 1944. 1st ed. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, blue cloth cover, endpapers & pages lightly toned, top edge foxed, minimal foxing fore-edge, bottom corners two pages creased, covers little scratched, bookplate inside front cover, minor written corrections, autograph (author's written name). 146 pp. A fascinating examination of Australian maritime surveys, at the importance of these surveys to the safety of ships and their crews. The author has attempted to show that the majority of Australian surveys were made many years ago, and that new surveys are urgently required. (Page numbers are corrected in pencil for some illustrations, on the list at the front of the book.).

Keywords: australian history, exploration, maritime, nautical, military, navy, research, geography, maps, mapping, collectible, collectable, autograph

Price: AUD 140.00 = appr. US$ 96.86 Seller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
- Book number: 28752

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