The Proposed Antarctic Expedition; Antarctic Exploration; Point Cloates (Western Australia) and the bird called "Rokh" or "Rukh," by Marco Polo. Antarctic, Dr. J. J. Wild, E. Du Faur, G. Collingridge.

The Proposed Antarctic Expedition; Antarctic Exploration; Point Cloates (Western Australia) and the bird called "Rokh" or "Rukh," by Marco Polo.

Sydney: Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, 1892. Paperback. Proceedings of the Sydney Branch of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, with important content on early Antarctic exploration, including an address by John James Wild the official artist of the Challenger expedition of 1872 - 1876, concerning the importance of Antarctic exploration; an article on the feasibility of an excursion to be made by first class steamer to the Antarctic circle; and an article on the naming of Point Cloates, and its original mapping as an island rather than a peninsula. New Monthly Series, Vol. V, No. 6, April, May, June, July 1892. Printed for the Royal Geographical Society by Charles Potter, Government Printer. 38pp, b&w maps. Faint Library stamp, hand dated 8/1/94 at front cover and title page. Tan paper wraps, extremes chipped, spine repaired with sticky tape, o/w vgc. Very good. Item #17375

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