First Discovery of Australia and New Guinea being The Narrative of Portuguese and Spanish Discoveries in the Australasian Regions, between the Years 1492-1606, with Descriptions of their Old Charts


FIRST EDITION, 1906. Clean, tight & bright with no inscriptions, no foxing, no underlinings, no notations, not bowed, NOT ex-library. Superb coloured maps and charts. Coloured Maps include: Java-la-Grande [the First Map of Australia], Nova Guinea [the First Map of New Guinea], Pierre Desceliers' Map of Australia, Desliens' Map of Australia......and more! Ten coloured maps in total, plus 14 maps in the text and an additional 34 illustrations. The highly respected author, Collingridge De Tourcey, had a string of letters to his name - MCRGS, of Australia, Hon. Corr. MRGS, Melbourne, Hon. Corr, MNGS, Neuchatel, Hon. Corr. M. of the Portugese GS, Hon Corr M. of the Spanish GS, Founder and First Vice-President of the Royal Art Society of NSW.....etc, etc.The green binding, with gold titles, is a little rubbed & flecked with some wear to head & tail of spine & at corners, but internally book is clean, strong and sound. Tanning to endpapers. Small plate of original publisher, William Brooks, to endpaper. 136 pp + 4 pps publisher's adverts. A remarkable historical record and a highly collectible book.

Author: Collingridge De Tourcey, George
Illustrated with: 10 coloured maps, + 14 maps in text + 34 illustrations. 
Published: 1906 William Brooks and Company, Ltd. Castlereagh Street Sydney, Australia
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

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