Account of a Memorial Presented to His Majesty by Captain Pedro Fernandez de Quir, concerning the population and discovery of the fourth part of the world, Australia the Unknown, its great riches and fertility, discovered by the same Captain. QUIROS, William Augustine DUNCAN.
Account of a Memorial Presented to His Majesty by Captain Pedro Fernandez de Quir, concerning the population and discovery of the fourth part of the world, Australia the Unknown, its great riches and fertility, discovered by the same Captain.
Account of a Memorial Presented to His Majesty by Captain Pedro Fernandez de Quir, concerning the population and discovery of the fourth part of the world, Australia the Unknown, its great riches and fertility, discovered by the same Captain.

Account of a Memorial Presented to His Majesty…
Account of a Memorial Presented to His Majesty by Captain Pedro Fernandez de Quir, concerning the population and discovery of the fourth part of the world, Australia the Unknown, its great riches and fertility, discovered by the same Captain.

Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1874.

Octavo; with bookplate and neat perforated stamps of the Sydney Mechanic's School of Arts; in contemporary half red morocco.

Sydney facsimile of the Pamplona edition

Sydney-printed facsimile and translation of the earliest "derivative" printing of a Quiros Memorial. Following the presentation Memorials (see previous item), a few so-called "derivative" editions appeared in Spain, editions by private printers based on the "Eighth Memorial" that Quiros had presented to the King in 1609. The first of these derivative editions was published in Pamplona in 1610: the facsimile published here is based on the Mitchell Library's copy, with an introductory essay by William Duncan.

Sydney-printed facsimile and translation of the earliest "derivative" printing of a Quiros Memorial. Following the presentation Memorials (see previous item), a few so-called "derivative" editions appeared in Spain, editions by private printers based on the "Eighth Memorial" that Quiros had presented to the King in 1609. The first of these derivative editions was published in Pamplona in 1610: the facsimile published here is based on the Mitchell Library's copy, with an introductory essay by William Duncan.

It was this Eighth Memorial that, after being printed unofficially in three editions in Spain, was translated and published in numerous editions overseas, abridged and anthologised. Virtually all of the later versions of Quiros are ultimately descended from the 1609 Memorial, including the early English, French, German and Dutch editions, as well as Latin versions. Versions by anthologists such as De Bry, Gerritsz, Megiser, Hulsius, Purchas, Commelin, Harris, De Brosses, Dalrymple and Fleurieu all derive from this; the full listing of printed editions of the Eighth Memorial made by Celsus Kelly (Calendar of Documents, Madrid, 1965: Table D, pp.49-50) runs to 72 entries.

Price (AUD): $3,250.00  other currencies Ref: #3311971

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