Flinders, Matthew. A voyage to Terra Australis : Atlas.
- Plate I. 'General chart of Terra Australis or Australia, showing
the parts explored between 1798 and 1803.'
Plate 1. Flinders, Matthew. General chart of Terra Australis
or Australia, showing the parts explored between 1798 and 1803 by
M. Flinders, Commr. of H.M.S. Investigator (1814). This chart
was originally published in 1814 as part of the atlas volume of
Matthew Flinders' three volume publication A voyage to Terra
Australis. This facsimile edition of the chart was published
in 1966 by the Libraries Board of South Australia.
This chart was the first map published that used the name "Australia".
It was the second time that a map showing the recognisable and relatively
complete outline of Australia was published. Louis de Freycinet's
map of 1812 was the first published map to depict the entire Australian
coastline. The chart includes soundings and notes on currents, coastal
vegetation and terrain.
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