A Condensed Account of an Exploration in the Interior of Australia ... in 1844 and 1845 ... [Contained in] Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London, Volume 17, 1847, Part 2. Charles STURT.
A Condensed Account of an Exploration in the Interior of Australia ... in 1844 and 1845 ... [Contained in] Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London, Volume 17, 1847, Part 2

A Condensed Account of an Exploration in the Interior of Australia ... in 1844 and 1845 ... [Contained in] Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London, Volume 17, 1847, Part 2

London, John Murray, 1847.

Octavo, pages 85-129 plus a 'Map of the Country explored by the Central Australian Expedition ...' (405 × 200 mm) [in lx (last blank), 160 pages plus 4 folding maps or plans].

Later textured binder's cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; oval ink-stamp erased from the head of the title page (resulting in two small holes), and the head of page v; map mounted on linen (now curled a little on the inner margin when folded), with a small sealed surface tear well clear of the printed surface; trifling signs of use and age; overall in very good condition.

This account was extracted from Sturt's journal and 'from Papers transmitted to the ... Secretary of State for the Colonies'. McLaren 15681. This part-volume also contains three other articles, each with a folding map or plan (now linen-backed). They are Charles T. BEKE: On the Nile and its Tributaries (84 pages); Lord COLCHESTER and Captain COLLINSON: On the Yang-tsze-kiang (16 pages); and Lieutenant T. SPRATT: Remarks on the Isthmus of Mount Athos (6 pages). Sections of the preliminaries are devoted to Australia: the presentation of gold medals to Captain Charles Sturt and Doctor Ludwig Leichhardt (5 pages), and an account of recent explorations on the continent (2 pages).

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