Explorations in Australia... I. Exploration in Search of Dr. Leichardt (sic) and Party. II. From Perth to Adelaide, Around the Great Australian Bight. III. From Champion Bay, Across the Desert to the Telegraph and to Adelaide. John Forrest.
Explorations in Australia... I. Exploration in Search of Dr. Leichardt (sic) and Party. II. From Perth to Adelaide, Around the Great Australian Bight. III. From Champion Bay, Across the Desert to the Telegraph and to Adelaide.
Explorations in Australia... I. Exploration in Search of Dr. Leichardt (sic) and Party. II. From Perth to Adelaide, Around the Great Australian Bight. III. From Champion Bay, Across the Desert to the Telegraph and to Adelaide.

Explorations in Australia... I. Exploration in Search of Dr. Leichardt (sic) and Party. II. From Perth to Adelaide, Around the Great Australian Bight. III. From Champion Bay, Across the Desert to the Telegraph and to Adelaide.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1875. Hardcover. Forrest was the first to cross the Australian continent from the west coast to the telegraph line (Warburton was the 1st in the opposite direction). Unlike other explorers, he was fortunate with the rain & had access to earlier maps from Gosse's expedition which directed him to water holes. Wantrup comments "... a complete record of Forrest's adventures exploring career. It is a work of great importance which must be added to every collection of exploration literature." Ferguson 9681. Wantrup 200.

8vo, frontispiece, (vii) 351pp, (iii) pp, 40 pp ads, 4 folding maps, 7 ills by G. F. Angas. In original green gilt & black stamped cloth slt. bumped corners, spine tips reinforced, covers lightly marked, small damage at map fold on 2 maps with some loss, internally very good. Original cloth spine reinforced from the back making it into a nice copy. A tipped in slip has been removed leaving residue on the first and last free endpaper. Libraries Australia ID 2902570. OCLC: 222079255. Item #6009

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