The Man Who Mapped Australia
by Rob Mundle
Hachette Australia, 2012, [First Edition], colour plates, illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 978073362850
Near Fine Condition, a little edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing to edges and corners, dustjacket has a little rubbing to corners
'Rob Mundle's Flinders brings to life the fascinating story of this exceptional maritime explorer - from the drama of epic voyages and devastating shipwrecks; his part in the naming of Australia; his cruel imprisonment by the French on Mauritius for six long and harrowing years; the heartbreaking separation from his beloved wife; and the comfort he got from his loyal cat, Trim; to his tragic death at just forty, before ever seeing the publication of his life's work. Flinders is a true hero whose name is forever woven into the fabric of Australian history.'