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  • [+] En savoir plus L’Histoire de l’Histoire de la Jamaïque 


    L’Histoire de l’Histoire de la Jamaïque
    Publié depuis le 12 mars 2013

    La plupart des bibliographes et des libraires attribuent l’Histoire de la Jamaïque (Nourse, 1751), à l’auteur anglais Sir Hans Sloane. Il s’agit en fait d’une traduction de  A New and Exact Account of Jamaica, publié en 1739 à Edinburgh et écrit par Charles Leslie.  Anatomie d’une confusion.

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    Publié depuis le 19 juin 2010
  • [+] En savoir plus Collecting Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) 


    Collecting Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)
    Publié depuis le 27 mai 2010

    The prominence of printed material relating to Van Diemen’s Land – that is, Tasmania before 1855 – amongst desirable Australiana is not at all surprising given that it was the second of the Australian colonies to be established (some three decades before Port Phillip/Victoria or South Australia).

  • [+] En savoir plus Collecting European Australiana (Books on Australia from Continental Europe) 


    Collecting European Australiana (Books on Australia from Continental Europe)
    Publié depuis le 24 févr. 2010

    The early 17th century voyages of Spanish and Dutch navigators marked the beginning of European interest in Australia. A number of French voyages brought back news of Australia to Europe in the late 18th and early 19th century. From about 1840 the influx of people from Europe to Australia increased markedly. Among them were explorers, scientists and missionaries who contributed to the European knowledge of Australia through publications in their homeland.

  • [+] En savoir plus Collecting Early French Voyages to Australia 


    Collecting Early French Voyages to Australia
    Publié depuis le 23 févr. 2010

    Although the importance of French voyages to Australian and Pacific waters has always been well understood, recent years have seen a real reappraisal of their importance and their published voyage accounts have become keenly sought by collectors. The French voyage accounts are particularly prized as rich sources of natural history, whether it is the ethnographic portraits from the Baudin voyage of 1800-1804, or the beautifully detailed folio atlases of Freycinet, Duperrey, or DumontDurville ...

  • [+] En savoir plus Bibliographies - Travel and Geography 


    Bibliographies - Travel and Geography
    Publié depuis le 08 janv. 2010

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