First Edition of “Terra Australis Cognita”
Terra Australis Cognita or, Voyages to the Terra Australis.
or Southern Hemisphere, during the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Centuries. Containing an account of the manners of the people, and the productions of the countries, hitherto found in the southern latitudes; the advantages that may result from further discoveries on this great continent, and the methods of establishing colonies there, to the advantage of Great Britain. With a preface by the editor, in which some geographical, nautical, and commercial questions are discussed. Edinburgh: Printed by A. Donaldson, 1766-1768.
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