Geographic Travels in Central Australia From 1872 to 1874, Ernest GILES.
Geographic Travels in Central Australia From 1872 to 1874,
Geographic Travels in Central Australia From 1872 to 1874,

Geographic Travels in Central Australia From 1872 to 1874,

Melbourne: McCarron, Bird & Co., 1875.

Octavo, large folding map frontispiece, original green cloth with gilt vignette of Mt Olga; inscribed by Von Mueller on half-title page to Joshua Snowball.

Scarce first edition of Giles's account of his first two expeditions. In 1872 he made the first attempt to cross Australia from east to west, traversing a thousand miles of difficult unexplored country in which he discovered several important landmarks, including Lake Amadeus and Mount Olga. His second expedition in 1874 came to a tragic end when one of his men, Alfred Gibson, died in the consequently named Gibson's Desert. From the Collection of Robert Edwards.

Scarce first edition of Giles's account of his first two expeditions. In 1872 he made the first attempt to cross Australia from east to west, traversing a thousand miles of difficult unexplored country in which he discovered several important landmarks, including Lake Amadeus and Mount Olga. His second expedition in 1874 came to a tragic end when one of his men, Alfred Gibson, died in the consequently named Gibson's Desert. From the Collection of Robert Edwards.

Ferguson, 9912.

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