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By Alfred Hiatt,Christopher Wortham,Anne M. Scott

Terra Australis - the southern land - was once the most common recommendations in ecu geography from the 16th to the eighteenth centuries, even though the inspiration of a land mass within the southern seas have been customary due to the fact classical antiquity. regardless of this truth, there was particularly little sustained scholarly paintings on ecu innovations of Terra Australis or the highbrow heritage to eu voyages of discovery and exploration to Australia within the eighteenth and 19th centuries. via interdisciplinary scholarly contributions, ranging throughout historical past, the visible arts, literature and pop culture, this quantity considers the continuities and discontinuities among the imagined house of Terra Australis and its next manifestation. it's going to shed new mild on everyday texts, humans and occasions - resembling the Dutch and French explorations of Australia, the Batavia shipwreck and the Baudin excursion - via atmosphere them in unforeseen contexts and along unexpected texts and folks. The booklet might be of curiosity to, between others, highbrow and cultural historians, literary students, historians of cartography, the visible arts, women's and post-colonial studies.

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