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Riassunto: Seeking the legendary Great South Land, the Spanish conquistadors of the late 16th and early 17th centuries sailed from South America into the unknown southwestern Pacific. Crossing the planet's largest ocean in small wooden ships with rudimentary navigation, these conquistadors encountered for the first time the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, the south coast of New Guinea, and the east coast of Australia. In addition, the book recounts such little known details as the attempts to colonize that ended in death and disaster, the violent confrontations and tentative friendships with the indigenous people, and the search for King Solomon?s mythical land, Ophir.
L'autore: Miriam Estensen is the author of Discovery: The Quest for the Great South Land, The Life of George Bass, and The Life of Matthew Flinders.
Titolo: Terra Australis Incognita: The Spanish Quest...
Casa editrice: Allen & Unwin
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin, Australia, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. This fascinating volume offers a new look at the Spanish voyages of exploration that sailed from South America in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Using small wooden ships and only the most basic navigation instruments, these brave sailors set out in search of the legendary 'Great South Land' - and along the way they discovered the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and the south coast of New Guinea. "Terra Australis Incognita" tells the stories of those who took up the challenges of discovering new lands, cultures, and riches. Among the cast of historical characters featured in this superb volume are Quiros, a visionary priest who dreamt of building a New Jerusalem on today's Vanuatu; Bilebanarra, chief of the Solomon Islanders; and Luis Baez de Torres, a skilled navigator, great leader, and the discoverer of the Torres Straight between Australia and New Guinea 274 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; History; ISBN/EAN: 9781741750546. Inventory No: 229644. Codice libro della libreria 229644
Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin, Australia, 2006. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Australian History; ISBN: 1741750547. ISBN/EAN: 9781741750546. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 34246. Codice libro della libreria 34246
Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Allen & Unwin, 2006. Cancelled, Ex-Library copy. Hardcover (15 x 22 cm), xi, 274 pages with notes, bibliography and index. ISBN: 1741750547. The book and dust jacket (dj) are in Very Good condition. Full-bound red boards with gold lettering along spine. The boards are bumped, lightly rubbed. Rolled, creased at head & foot of spine. Tape residue on front and rear boards. There are library markings (e.g. stickers, stamps) on the front free page, title page, last page and along page fore edge. The dj is lightly creased along edges. **Note** Overseas customers: Recommend email for a more accurate postage quote prior to purchasing as additional shipping charges may apply, depending on destination and parcel's final weight. Weight: (before packaging): 565g. Codice libro della libreria 3250
Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest NSW, 2006. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. First. xi, 274 pp. Very slight wrinkling to upper edge of unclipped dustwrapper. Small splotch to outer margin of two facing pages. All else as new. Illustrated with b/w map. Size: Octavo. Codice libro della libreria 003676
Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0000455779
Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G1741750547I3N00