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- DescriptionThis two-volume work by Captain Phillip Parker King (1791-1856) was published in 1827, and describes the Royal Navy's 1817-22 surveying expedition to chart the coastal regions of Australia. King carried out the surveys in two successive ships, the Mermaid, which was declared unseaworthy in 1820, and the newly commissioned Bathurst. He worked on the charts, which were published by the Hydrographic Office, for two years after his return to England. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society, and later undertook a similar surveying voyage, in which he was accompanied by Captain Fitzroy on the Beagle, around the coast of South America. The book is derived from the author's journal, and describes t only the voyages but also the towns and settlements of the region. Volume 2 continues the survey along the rth and west coasts of Australia, and contains an appendix describing winds, currents, ports and islands.
- Author(s)Phillip Parker King
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication31/03/2012
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note14 b/w illus.
- Weight830 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine37 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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