'A Missionary Voyage to the Southern Pacific Ocean in the Ship Duff'' - Captain James Wilson - $9,500
Stock# 120849

'Performed in the Years 1796, 1797, 1798 ... and compiled from Journals of the Officers and the Missionaries: and illustrated with Maps, Charts and Views, drawn by Mr William Wilson, and engraved by the most eminent artists.
With a preliminary discourse on the Geography and History of the South Sea Islands: and an appendix including details never before published, of the natural and civil state of Otaheite; by a committee appointed for the purpose by the Directors of the Missionary Society.

This is a 1799 edition published for the benefit of the Society.' Printed by S. Gosnell for T. Chapman, London. A well preserved copy.

The 'Chart of the Duff's Track in the Pacific Ocean 1797' identifies the continent of 'Greater Australia' which is thought to be one of the earliest uses of the term.

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