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EARLY AUSTRALIAN VOYAGES: PELSART, TASMAN, DAMPIER

DAMPIER



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Sinopse

In the days of Plato, imagination found its way, before the mariners, to a new world across the Atlantic, and fabled an Atlantis where America now stands. In the days of Francis Bacon, imagination of the English found its way to the great Southern Continent before the Portuguese or Dutch sailors had sight of it, and it was the home of those wise students of God and nature to whom Bacon gave his New Atlantis. The discoveries of America date from the close of the fifteenth century. The discoveries of Australia date only from the beginning of the seventeenth. The discoveries of the Dutch were little known in England before the time of Dampier’s voyage, at the close of the seventeenth century, with which this volume ends. The name of New Holland, first given by the Dutch to the land they discovered on the north-west coast, then extended to the continent and was since changed to Australia.

Detalhes do Produto

    • Ano de Edição: 2011
    • Ano:  2011
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2000173475504
    • ISBN:  9782819942313

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