MARINERS ARE WARNED!: John Lort Stokes and H. M. S. Beagle in Australia 1837-1843

By: Hordern, Marsden

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xix, + 359pp. Illustrated throughout: unpaginated colour-plate section, b/white halftone plate sections, plus intext sketch drawings, and line-drawn maps (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Spine firm, some colour fade (no text loss) there-on. Colour-art illustrated (Richard Bridges Beechey, 1863) card wrapper mildly edgeworn and bumped. Textblock unmarked. Commissioned by the British Hydrographic Office to survey and chart unknown parts of the Australian coastline in 1837, surveyor Lieutenant John Lort Stokes (b.1811-d.1885) circumnavigated Australia twice in his ship H.M.S. 'Beagle' (of Charles Darwin fame), a voyage that was to last six years . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Preface. Introduction. Lieutenant Stokes, Assistant Surveyor (chapters 1-16). Commander Stokes, Captain of the 'Beagle' (chapters 17-21). Epilogue. Appendices x 3. Conversions. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Book weight approx. 705g.

Title: MARINERS ARE WARNED!: John Lort Stokes and H. M. S. Beagle in Australia 1837-1843

Author Name: Hordern, Marsden

Categories: Australiana, Travel and Exploration, Australian History,

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: Carlton South Vic, Australia, Melbourne University Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 0522850448

ISBN Number 13: 9780522850444

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo - (approx. 23.5cm x 15.5cm)

Seller ID: 013855

Keywords: History, Australia, Travel and Description, Biography, Colonial Australia (exploration), Marine Surveyors (Australia), Stokes, John Lort (1811-1885), Hordern, Marsden Carr (1922- )