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An island unto itself : William Dampier and New Holland, by Leslie R. Marchant

Label
An island unto itself : William Dampier and New Holland
Title
An island unto itself
Title remainder
William Dampier and New Holland
Statement of responsibility
by Leslie R. Marchant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Part Two: In the wake of William Dampier: a record of surveys and investigations made by the author to trace the routes followed by Dampier in New Holland -- Route of the Cygnet reconstructed from Dampier's information and from maritime researchers in the Kimberleys -- The landfall in New Holland -- King's description of his unplanned, terrifying passage to Cygnet Bay -- The Abrolhos Islands and the landfall near the Murchison River -- Shark Bay -- Dampier's scientific site on Dirk Hartog Island -- Departure to survey Shark Bay -- Part Three: Dampier's description of New Holland in 4 documents; Observations on Western Australian flora made by William Dampier by Dr N. G. Marchant -- End notes -- List of Dampier's published works
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marchant, Leslie R.
Dewey number
919.4041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
LC call number
DU370
LC item number
.M3 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dampier, William
  • Cygnet (Ship)
  • Roebuck (Ship)
  • Explorers
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Voyages around the world
  • Australia
Label
An island unto itself : William Dampier and New Holland, by Leslie R. Marchant
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Errata slip inserted
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 198-204
Contents
Part 1: The life and times of voyages of William Dampier from Cromwell's republican Commonwealth, through the Restoration and Revolution down to the reign of the Hanovers -- Dampier's unique importance -- The first scientific exploers in Australia -- Dampier and Australia's special place in the history of discovery -- Australia's scientific discovery: the product of the European Enlightenment -- Dampier already a mature and experienced scientific observer when first in New Holland -- Dampier's interest in Terra Australis and in new British trade routes to the Indies -- The Cygnet in New Holland and the confusion of dates in Dampier's works... -- The question of the period of time Dampier spent in New Holland 1688 -- Dampier's third account of his stay in New Holland in 1688 -- Dampier's two different descriptions of the Aborigines -- Departure from New Holland -- Dampier's voyage to New Holland on the Roebuck -- Anchorages and survey sites in Western Australia -- French attempt to complete Dampier's work and survey the east coast of Australia before the arrival of Cook
Control code
000006196923
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 208 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 (hbk) received from the Tom Austen Brown collection.
Isbn
9780859051200
Other physical details
ill., facsims., maps, ports
System control number
(OCoLC)23610511
Label
An island unto itself : William Dampier and New Holland, by Leslie R. Marchant
Publication
Note
Errata slip inserted
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 198-204
Contents
Part 1: The life and times of voyages of William Dampier from Cromwell's republican Commonwealth, through the Restoration and Revolution down to the reign of the Hanovers -- Dampier's unique importance -- The first scientific exploers in Australia -- Dampier and Australia's special place in the history of discovery -- Australia's scientific discovery: the product of the European Enlightenment -- Dampier already a mature and experienced scientific observer when first in New Holland -- Dampier's interest in Terra Australis and in new British trade routes to the Indies -- The Cygnet in New Holland and the confusion of dates in Dampier's works... -- The question of the period of time Dampier spent in New Holland 1688 -- Dampier's third account of his stay in New Holland in 1688 -- Dampier's two different descriptions of the Aborigines -- Departure from New Holland -- Dampier's voyage to New Holland on the Roebuck -- Anchorages and survey sites in Western Australia -- French attempt to complete Dampier's work and survey the east coast of Australia before the arrival of Cook
Control code
000006196923
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 208 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 (hbk) received from the Tom Austen Brown collection.
Isbn
9780859051200
Other physical details
ill., facsims., maps, ports
System control number
(OCoLC)23610511

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