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The furthest shore : images of Terra Australis from the Middle Ages to Captain Cook

Author: William Lawrence Eisler
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book traces the history of pictorial imagery associated with Terra Australis, showing the link between art and exploration.

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Genre/Form: Ausstellung
Exhibition, pictorial works
Exhibitions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Lawrence Eisler
ISBN: 0521392683 9780521392686
OCLC Number: 29909048
Description: xi, 180 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: A Chronology of the Southland --
1. Introduction --
I. The Invention of a Southern Continent. 2. Terra Australis in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. 3. Terra Australis in the Early Renaissance. 4. Java la Grande and Magellanica. 5. The Spanish Vision of the Austral World: Mendana, Quiros, Torres. 6. Exotica in Sixteenth-Century Spain. 7. Art, Science and Exploration in Elizabethan England --
II. The Southern World in the Age of Dutch Expansion: 1606-1756. 8. The Dutch Image of the Southland. 9. Dutch Australian Expeditions: 1606-36. 10. Antony van Diemen and the Great Southland: 1636-45. 11. Art and the Dutch Trading Companies. 12. The Great Southland and the Republic of Letters: Nicolaas Witsen and his Kunstkammer. 13. Epilogue: Dutch Images of the Southland and the Voyage of the Endeavour. 14. Conclusion.
Responsibility: William Eisler.
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