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Early Mapping of the Pacific : Including Australia and New Zealand - Thomas Suarez

Early Mapping of the Pacific

Including Australia and New Zealand

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2014
ISBN: 9780794600921
Number Of Pages: 224

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The Pacific Ocean remained a mystery to mapmakers until the latter part of the eighteenth century. This book traces the exploration and charting of the great ocean through a cornucopia of rare and beautiful maps stretching from Japan on the northwest through Juan Fernandez on the southeast, with the varied islands of Oceania the main focus. It follows the story from Classical times up to the turn of the twentieth century.

About the Author

Thomas Suarez is a well-known authority on early maps whose previous books include "Early Mapping of Southeast Asia" (Periplus,2000), which has become a standard work in the field. He has served as curator and advisor for collections and exhibitions dealing with the history of cartography, and has been an important source for early maps for the past twenty-five years.

Introductionp. 12
The Pacific Islands and Their Peoplep. 14
Human Settlers
The European Record
Pacific Settlement: Deliberate or Accidental?
Indigenous Maps
Pacific Regions
Mariners, Mapmakers, and the Great Oceanp. 26
Early Cartographic Traces
The Discovery of America Defines the Pacific
Two Patterns of Early Pacific Mapping
On the Eve of Magellan
The Pacific's East-West Breadth
The Pacific's North-South Limits
Terra Australis and Other Enticements
The Pacific Evolves after Magellanp. 48
Medieval Lore Mixes with New Discoveries
In the Wake of the Solomon Islandsp. 60
The Solomons on Printed Maps
Francis Drake's Circumnavigation
The Marquesas: Mendana's Second Expedition
Quiros and Torres
Earliest Mapping of Australia and New Zealandp. 78
Mapping the Dutch Discovery of Australia
The "Pacific" Land of Beach
Jacob Le Maire
Abel Tasman
The Age of Enlightenmentp. 106
The English Map Trade
Scientists and Buccaneers
Literary Pacific Landscapes
Further Searches for Terra Australis
The European Discovery of Easter Island and Samoa
A Renaissance of English Voyages
Bougainville Follows the English Lead
Thomas Forrest in the Western Pacific
The Three Voyages of James Cookp. 128
The First Voyage
The Second Voyage
The Third Voyage
The Discovery of Tahiti and Hawaiip. 140
Tahiti and the Mapping of the Cosmos
The Tahitian Navigator, Tupaia
Later Explorers and Missionaries Map Tahiti
The European Discovery of Tahiti
Do Maps Record Hawaii before Cook?
Missionaries and the Mapping of Hawaii
The Eighteenth Century after Cookp. 168
La Perouse
The Rediscovery of the Solomon Islands
William Bligh
Micronesia, the Elusive Islesp. 178
Missionaries Question Islanders to Construct Maps
The Methodical Mapping of Micronesia
Surveyors, Whalers, and Missionariesp. 194
The Marquesas
The London Missionary Society
Russian Expeditions Combine Science and Commerce
The French Expeditions
Mapping below the Surface
The United States Exploring Expedition
Thematic and Oceanographic Mapping
Bibliographyp. 218
Indexp. 220
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ISBN: 9780794600921
ISBN-10: 0794600921
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st November 2014
Publisher: Periplus Editions
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 30.4 x 22.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.55