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King Narrative:Survey of Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia

£2,500.00 Approx $3125, €2958.58

Code: 10092

King (Phillip Parker) Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia, performed between the years 1818 and 1822... With an Appendix, containing various subjects relating to Hydrography and Natural History, FIRST EDITION, second issue, folding chart and 13 aquatint plates, 2 vols, 8vo,  contemporary calf, rebacked, red letter-pieces, London 1827

Abbey, 573, Ferguson, 1130; Wantrup, 84b

King recorded the greater part of the west, north and north east coasts of Australia, and also carried out important surveying work in the area of the Barrier Reef. His work is still the basis of many of the modern charts for the areas he surveyed.