Tracks of McKinlay and Party Across Australia. McKINLAY, John DAVIS.
Tracks of McKinlay and Party Across Australia.
Tracks of McKinlay and Party Across Australia.

Tracks of McKinlay and Party Across Australia.

London: Sampson Low, Son and Co., 1863.

Octavo, with a tinted lithograph frontispiece and 13 tinted lithograph plates, large folding map loose in the endpocket; an attractive copy in original green cloth, uncut, bookplate of Thomas Mollet.

Signature on front fly leaf of W.T.L.Travers of Christchurch, William Travers was a lawyer, politician, explorer and naturalist.

Signature on front fly leaf of W.T.L.Travers of Christchurch, William Travers was a lawyer, politician, explorer and naturalist.

First edition of this substantial London publication based on the papers of John Davis, a member of McKinlay's 1861 expedition in search of the ill-fated Burke and Wills. En route McKinlay investigated the land to the north of Lake Eyre, and then set out for the Gulf of Carpentaria.

This London edition is generally seen as the 'formal' account of the expedition, and was edited by William Westgarth, who also gives an introductory section on recent Australian inland exploration. The tinted lithograph plates show in vivid detail the trials the party encountered in very remote territory.

Ferguson, 9005; Maria, 57; Wantrup, 180.

Price (AUD): $1,750.00

US$1,246.93   Other currencies

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