FLINDERS, Matthew. A Voyage to Terra Australis, undertaken for the purpose of completing the Discovery of that vast Country ... in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803, in His Majesty's ship The Investigator ... with an account of the shipwreck of the Porpoise. London: by W. Bulmer and Co., and published by G. and W. Nicol, 1814.
3 volumes, 2 volumes text 4° (315 x 235mm.) and atlas elephant 2° (735 x 520mm.). Text with half-titles, 9 engraved plates (both volumes lacking final blank leaf, marginal tear repaired in M4 in vol.I, slightly browned and spotted). Modern old-style speckled calf, spines gilt with red and green morocco lettering pieces, uncut. Atlas volume with 16 engraved maps, 9 double-page, 2 double-page plates of profiles, and 10 botanical plates (slightly soiled). Modern half morocco with marbled boards, spine with gilt ornaments and red and green morocco lettering pieces.
FIRST EDITION. Ferguson 576; Hill p.106; Wantrup p.144 'The most outstanding book on the coastal exploration of Australia. It is the centrepiece of any collection of boks dealing with Australian coastal discovery'. (3)