The Furthest Shore: Images of Terra Australis from the Middle Ages to Captain Cook (Hardcover)

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The mysterious Great Southland, or Terra Australis, captured the European imagination for centuries before it became a documented fact. This book traces the history of pictorial imagery associated with the search for the "Fifth Continent"--paintings, handcolored maps, drawings, etchings, tapestries and artifacts--which are discussed in the context of the link between art and exploration. Beautifully illustrated with Portuguese, Spanish, French, Dutch and English images, this book is an exciting visual account of the construction of Terra Australis in the European imagination and as scientific fact.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780521392686
ISBN-10: 0521392683
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: June 30th, 1995
Pages: 192
Language: English