A missionary voyage to the southern Pacific Ocean, : performed in the years 1796, 1797, 1798, in the Ship Duff, commanded by Captain James Wilson. - [page 1.] 'Chart of the Duff's track in the Pacific Ocean, 1797.
'Chart of the Duff's track in the Pacific Ocean 1797.'
This map shows Australia as it was known in 1796. Shortly after the voyage of the missionary vessel "Duff" Matthew Flinders and his friend George Bass improved the maps of the New South Wales coast, and circumnavigated Tasmania, proving that it was separated from the mainland of Australia. The "Unknown Coast" is shown as a blank rather than as a dotted line. All of this section of the coast was charted for the first time by Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin in 1802.
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