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A Cartographical Nightmare - Manuel de Godinho de Eredia's Search for India Meridional
(Center for Portuguese Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, 1995)
The author examines the writings and maps of Manuel Godinho de Eredia from the early 1600s, and concludes that Eredia's "increasingly contradictory and far-fetched written and cartographical portrayals of India Meridional" ...
A Critique of Spanish and Portuguese Claims to Have Discovered Australia
(Investigator. Geelong Historical Society, 1995)
Claims that the Spanish and especially the Portuguese discovered Australia before the Dutch and English have gained a good deal of credence since they were first advanced. The matter is of some interest to the Geelong area ...
Response to Roy Schreiber's review of "Was Australia charted before 1606?"
(American Historical Review, 2008)
The author responds to a review of his book, 'Was Australia Charted before 1606?', justifying his reasoning in point form.
Northampton on the Welsh Coast? Some Fifteenth and Sixteenth-Century Sailing Directions
(Cambrian Archaeological Association, 1995)
Those fourteenth-, fifteenth- and sixteenth-century mariners who were literate almost certainly relied much more upon sailing directions than upon charts. A mere glance at some of the earliest surviving charts of areas ...
The Owers, Les Ours, Weembrug and 'The Old City': Place-Names, History and Submarine Archaeology
(Journal of the English Place-Name Society, 2001)
Until recently, little attention has been paid to the names of features of particular interest to mariners around the coasts of the British Isles, perhaps because it was not generally realised that most of the earliest ...
The Portuguese Discovery of Australia: Fact or Fiction?
(National Library of Australia, 1989)
The Dutch, under Willem Janszoon in the Duyfken, and the British, under James Cook in the Endeavour, have long been known to have reached Australia's shores in 1606 and 1770 respectively. For more than two centuries a ...
Three Sixteenth Century Indian Ocean Shipwrecks: Maps as Historical Evidence
(The Flinders University of South Australia, 1992)
For two centuries the landmass named Jave-la-Grande, which appears south of Indonesia on a number of French manuscript world maps made between 1542 and 1566, has been claimed by some to be an early map of Australia, owing ...
Autobiographical note and selected bibliography
William Arthur Ridley (Bill) Richardson, BA (Oxon), Dip.Ed. (Oxon), PhD (Flinders), was born in London 27 July 1924. After education at St John’s School, Leatherhead, Surrey (1937-42), he served in the British Army in the ...
Lyonesse and The Wolf: A Case Study in Place-Name Corruption
(The English Place-Name Society, University of Nottingham, 1992)
A valuable, though seldom exploited, source of place-name research material is that provided by early manuscript and printed maps and charts, and sailing directions or rutters. Most, if not all, of the earliest maps and ...
Mercator's Southern Continent
(The Globe. The Australian Map Circle, 1992)
The age-old concept that a vast southern landmass must of necessity exist to counterbalance that in the northern hemisphere was given graphic expression by many cartographers, including Ptolemy, Johannes Schoener and Oronce ...