Terra Australis Cognita: Or, Voyages to the Terra Australis, or Southern Hemisphere. Vol. III

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1766-68

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de Beer Sb 1776 C

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Edinburgh: Printed by A. Donaldson

Abstract

Dutch explorers capitalized on the waning maritime influence of the Portuguese and Spanish. In 1605, Willem Janszoon van Amsterdam left from Java, and became the first European to discover Australia, so-called ‘New Holland’. In 1615, Willem C. Shouten and Jacques Le Maire left Holland and sailed round Cape Horn, for the first time in history, and thus disproved the long-held theory that Tierra del Fuego was part of a ‘Southern Continent’. They were the first Europeans to discover and name four islands, now part of the Tuamotu Archipelago. This map of the world from Callandar’s <i>Terra Australis Cognita</i> contains an incomplete ‘New Holland’, a barely distinguishable ‘New Zeland’, and Pacific islands known up to 1768.

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John Callander, “Terra Australis Cognita: Or, Voyages to the Terra Australis, or Southern Hemisphere. Vol. III,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 30, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6827.