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HORDERN, MARSDEN - King of the Australian Coast - signed copy  The Work of Phillip Parker King in the

Title: King of the Australian Coast - signed copy The Work of Phillip Parker King in the "Mermaid" and "Bathurst" 1817-1822
Description: Miegunyah Press, Melbourne Vic., 1997. Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titling and decorated endpapers and a ribbon marker; 441pp., colour and monochrome plates with charts in a rear pocket. Minor wear; a few small scrapes on rear endpapers; and very faint spotting to upper text block edges. Dustwrapper spine panel mildly faded; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine. During his energetic, fruitful life King was, as Marsden Hordern puts it, 'naval officer, explorer, hydrographer, administrator, astronomer, geologist, artist, writer and pastoralist'. King of the Australian Coast focuses upon his work as explorer and hydrographer. In a series of gruelling voyages between 1817 and 1822 King charted most of the north-west coast of Australia from the eastern tip of Arnhem Land all the way to Cape Leeuwin and King George Sound. His major discoveries include Exmouth Gulf, Port Essington and the Alligator, Liverpool and Prince Regent rivers. He surveyed Macquarie Harbour in Van Diemen's Land, and the treacherous waters inside the Great Barrier Reef to Torres Strait. Signed, limited first edition (only 1500 copies issued).

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Price: AUD 275.00 = appr. US$ 190.26 Seller: Lamdha Books
- Book number: 67784


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