The letters of F W Ludwig Leichhardt 3 Volumes

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Author: Friedrich Wilhelm "F W" Ludwig Leichhardt (1813-c1848) edited by Marcel Aurousseau

Year: 1966-1968

Publisher: Hakluyt Society, by Cambridge University Press

Place: Cambridge


3 volumes. xvi+423 pages with 4 maps, Full texts of all letters, together with translations of those in German, French and Italian; v, 425-819 pages with 5 maps. The years of scientific reconnaissance in Australia, 1842-4, around Sydney and Newcastle, in the Hunter-Goulburn valley, and to the Moreton Bay district; v+821-1175 pages with 2 maps. Leichardt's major exploration, from 1844 until his disappearance in 1848, with a table of subsequent events. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's blue blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial representation of the ship Victoria embossed on front cover with cover edges blind stamped in original jackets. Collected and translated by M Aurousseau. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, second series, volumes 133, 134 and 135. First edition.

Ludwig Leichhardt was a German explorer and naturalist, most famous for his exploration of northern and central Australia. On 14 February 1842 Leichhardt arrived in Sydney, Australia. His aim was to explore inland Australia and he was hopeful of a government appointment in his fields of interest. In September 1842 Leichhardt went to the Hunter River valley north of Sydney to study the geology, flora and fauna of the region, and to observe farming methods. He then set out on his own on a specimen-collecting journey that took him from Newcastle, New South Wales, to Moreton Bay in Queensland. On the 23rd of September 1842 he arrived at Ash Island where he spent 2–3 days there after being invited by Alexander Walter Scott.


Corners bumped. Jackets price clipped, spines sunned, lightly soiled, some foxing else very good.

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