A Voyage To New Holland: William Dampier - 1939 - Australian Discovery Book

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A Voyage To New Holland: William Dampier - 1939 - Australian Discovery Book

A Voyage To New Holland

By William Dampier

Published by The Argonaut Press 1939


"William Dampier (1651 - 1715) was an English explorer, pirate, privateer, navigator, and naturalist who became the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times. He has also been described as Australia's first natural historian, as well as one of the most important British explorers of the period between Francis Drake (16th century) and James Cook (18th century); he "bridged those two eras" with a mix of piratical derring-do of the former and scientific inquiry of the latter. His expeditions were among the first to identify and name a number of plants, animals, foods, and cooking techniques for a European audience, being among the first English writers to use words such as avocado, barbecue, and chopsticks. In describing the preparation of avocados, he was the first European to describe the making of guacamole, named the breadfruit plant, and made frequent documentation of the taste of numerous foods foreign to the European palate such as flamingo and manatee."

General wear and fading to cover and spine as shown. Inside front hinge split and front cover wobbly. Some light foxing present. Old tape repairs to one page noticed. Small tear to one folding map noticed. Please study photos to understand condition. Happy to provide more photos on request.

Size 24cm x 16cm x 4.5cm

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Condition: Acceptable
Binding: Hardcover
Special Attributes: ["Illustrated", "Folding Maps"]
Region: Australia, Oceania
Subject: Exploration & Travel
Original/Facsimile: Facsimile
Seller Notes: General wear and fading to cover and spine as shown. Inside front hinge split and front cover wobbly. Some light foxing present. Old tape repairs to one page noticed. Small tear to one folding map noticed. Please study photos to understand condition. Happy to provide more photos on request.
Language: English
Author: William Dampier
Publisher: The Argonaut Press
Year Printed: 1939
Sub-subject: New Holland