By Alfred Hiatt,Christopher Wortham,Anne M. Scott

Terra Australis - the southern land - was once some of the most common suggestions in ecu geography from the 16th to the eighteenth centuries, even if the suggestion of a land mass within the southern seas were favourite in view that classical antiquity. regardless of this truth, there was quite little sustained scholarly paintings on ecu thoughts of Terra Australis or the highbrow historical past to ecu voyages of discovery and exploration to Australia within the eighteenth and 19th centuries. via interdisciplinary scholarly contributions, ranging throughout background, 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 frequent texts, humans and occasions - resembling the Dutch and French explorations of Australia, the Batavia shipwreck and the Baudin excursion - by means of atmosphere them in unforeseen contexts and along strange 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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