Ships in the Coral; Explorers, Wrecks and Traders of the Northern Australian Coast

By: Holthouse, Hector

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Ships in the Coral; Explorers, Wrecks and Traders of the Northern Australian Coast by Holthouse, Hector
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Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1986. XIII, 337pp., author's note, list of illustrations, bibliography and index. This book is an expanded and revised edition from the 1976 original. The text illustrated with black and white illustrations and 2 maps. Coloured endpapers. Tan coloured boards with white writing on the spine. Bottom two corners are rubbed and there is shelf wear evident to the bottom edge of the book including the heel of spine. Internally, previous owner has underlined the text (in blue pen] up to page 25. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a ship under sail, brown background orange and black writing on front panel and white and black on the spine. Some minor creasing on top spine edge. The coral reefs of northern Australia are treacherous and form mazes of enormous intricacy, and in this book the author traces history of northern navigation on both sides of Australia "....from the legends of early voyagers to the age of steamers. It is a history studded with over thousand wrecks, and one that encompasses mutinies, massacres, castaways, opportunists and even slavery.".. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Tan Boards. Average/Good. 8vo - up to 9 ¾" tall - Octavo. Maritime.

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