The Unknown Coast. Being the explorations of Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N. along the shores of South Australia 1802. Complete set with the supplement volume. MATTHEW FLINDERS, H. M. COOPER.

The Unknown Coast. Being the explorations of Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N. along the shores of South Australia 1802. Complete set with the supplement volume.

Adelaide: published by the author, 1953-, 1955.

Two volumes, quarto, plates and maps, original blue cloth.

Scarce self-published biography of Flinders

Limited edition of 500 copies (complete with the supplementary volume of 200 copies only).

Limited edition of 500 copies (complete with the supplementary volume of 200 copies only).

From the preface: 'The purpose of these modest pages is to present, with as much detail as space will permit, a story of his discovery and charting of those shores, an accomplishment which ranks amongst the greatest of his achievements. Two principal sources of information have been employed in attempting this task; firstly, Flinders' monumental work A Voyage to Terra Australis printed in 1814, and secondly, the unpublished logs of the Investigator.'

Price (AUD): $450.00  other currencies Ref: #4108063

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