Show More The Pacific since Magellan. Vol. III: Paradise Found and Lost by O.H.K. Spate.
Routledge, 410 pp., £40, January 1989, 0 415 02565 6Show More
Captain Bligh: The Man and his Mutinies by Gavin Kennedy.
Duckworth, 321 pp., £14.95, April 1989, 0 7156 2231 5Show More
The Sublime Savage: James Macpherson and the Poems of Ossian by Fiona Stafford.
Edinburgh, 208 pp., £22.50, November 1988, 0 85224 569 6Show More
“... In the 1760s the greatest gap in Western knowledge of the world – the Pacific – was plugged, in theory, by the great southern continent of Terra Australis, awaiting its Columbus. Within a few decades this continent had been exploded, mostly by its anti-Columbus, James Cook, and crumbled into a multitude of islands in a vast ocean, mapped, measured and ready for invasion by beachcombers, traders, whalers, missionaries, colonial administrators and, in their wake, historians ...”