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Below the Convergence: Voyages Towards Antarctica, 1699-1839

By: Gurney, Alan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pimlico: 1998

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200043

ISBN: 0712673296

Condition: Good


1st printing. Shelf wear, pages toned. 1998 Trade Paperback. 315 pp. The Tantalising theory of a huge southern continent, Terra Australis Incognita, had haunted the imaginations of countless geographers throughout history. Not until the second of his great voyages in 1773 did James Cook finally lay the theory to rest. This wonderfully written book tells the story of British, American and Russian expeditions, from the astronomers Halley's voyage in the Paramore in 1699 to the sealer John Balleny's 1839 voyage in the Eliza Scott, all in search of land, fur or elephant seals. These were voyages f... View more info