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Author Leichhardt, Ludwig, 1813-1848.

Title The letters of F.W. Ludwig Leichhardt / collected and newly translated [from the German, French and Italian] by M. Aurousseau
Published London : Published for the Hakluyt Society by Cambridge University Press, 1968

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Description 3 volumes : maps, portrait ; 23 cm
Series Works issued by the Hakluyt Society ; no. 133, no. 135
Works issued by the Hakluyt Society ; 2d ser., no. 135-137
Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK11379 ANL
Works issued by the Hakluyt Society ; no. 133, no. 135
Contents Vol. 1. Pt. 1. The letters. Germany -- Into exile -- Pt. 2. Maps. Surroundings of Trebatsch, Mittelmark of Brandenburg, Prussia -- Locality map, excursion in the Harz Mountains, 1836 -- Locality map, excursion in Somerset and Devon, 1837 -- Locality map, journey through France, Italy and Switzerland, 1840-41
Vol. 2. Pt. 1. The letters. Scientific reconnaissance in New South Wales -- To the Moreton Bay district -- Pt. 2. Maps. New South Wales in Leichhardt's time -- Surroundings of Sydney in 1842 -- Journeys from Newcastle, 1842 -- Journeys in the Hunter/Goulburn valley -- Journey to the Wide Bay District and back to Port Stephens, 1843-4 -- vol. 3. Major exploration -- The Grand Plan applied
Summary Ludwig Leichhardt was an important scientific explorer of Australia. His letters narrate his life from his student years in the mid-1830s until 1848 when he disappeared in the Australian interior. His main interest was natural philosophy, particularly biology, geology and geography, but he also recorded many aspects of the surrounding world, describing social life in early Victorian England and commenting on some of the leading teachers and philosophers of that time. He left Europe and sailed to Australia in 1841. Volume 2 describes his scientific reconnaissance in eastern Australia undertaken alone over two years. Volume 3 is concerned with his major explorations: the expedition to Port Essington in northern Australia and his two attempts to cross the continent from east to west. His last party disappared without a trace in 1848
Notes English translation follows letters in a foreign language
Library's NK set in original dustjackets and bear the bookplate of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1968/5). ANL
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 1067-1099
Notes English translation follows letters in original German, French or Italian
Works issued by the Hakluyt Society no:Second series.133-135 0072-9396
Subject Leichhardt, Ludwig, 1813-1848.
Australia.
Travel.
Australia -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Australia -- Description and travel.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
Australia.
Australia.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Author Aurousseau, Marcel, 1891-1983.
Hakluyt Society.
LC no. 68013538
ISBN 0521010268