Wed, 31st Oct 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Cochrane)

 
  Lot 64
 

64

EARLY DISCOVERIES OF AUSTRALIA <br/>A Miraculous...

EARLY DISCOVERIES OF AUSTRALIA
A Miraculous Maritime Expedition: An account of certain English people, who in the year 1569, making a voyage to the East Indies, were cast away, and wrecked upon an uninhabited island near the coast of Terra Australis Incognita, and all drowned except one man and four women. Given by Cornelius Van Sloetten, Captain of a Dutch Ship, which was driven there by foul weather in the year 1667, who found their posterity (speaking good English) to the amount of twelve thousand souls…. an amazing and rare account of the voyage and end of the ship, the East India Merchant as related to Captain Van Sloetten by a surviving castaway's grandson (back page, columns 1-2, 68 cm.), in a contemporary and complete issue of THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, dated September 2nd, 1790; together with Announcement Of The Discovery OF Australia, A New discovery of the unknown part of the Earth call'd Terra Incognita Australis, or The Southern World. By James Sadeur, a French-man: who being cast there by shipwreck liv'd 35 years in that Countrey…. (back page, column 2, 4 cm. of column space), in a contemporary and complete issue of THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, dated June 17th, 1693.
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EARLY DISCOVERIES OF AUSTRALIA
A Miraculous Maritime Expedition: An account of certain English people, who in the year 1569, making a voyage to the East Indies, were cast away, and wrecked upon an uninhabited island near the coast of Terra Australis Incognita, and all drowned except one man and four women. Given by Cornelius Van Sloetten, Captain of a Dutch Ship, which was driven there by foul weather in the year 1667, who found their posterity (speaking good English) to the amount of twelve thousand souls…. an amazing and rare account of the voyage and end of the ship, the East India Merchant as related to Captain Van Sloetten by a surviving castaway's grandson (back page, columns 1-2, 68 cm.), in a contemporary and complete issue of THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, dated September 2nd, 1790; together with Announcement Of The Discovery OF Australia, A New discovery of the unknown part of the Earth call'd Terra Incognita Australis, or The Southern World. By James Sadeur, a French-man: who being cast there by shipwreck liv'd 35 years in that Countrey…. (back page, column 2, 4 cm. of column space), in a contemporary and complete issue of THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, dated June 17th, 1693.
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