EREDIA, OURO and LUCA.ANTARA, and NOVA GUINEA

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EREDIA, OURO AND LUCA.ANTARA, AND NOVA GUINEA,

 by Noel H.Peters.
Readers are encouraged to study the paper and the Triple Connection and Gridlock technique for comparing an antique map to its modern counterpart to decide for themselves if it is more likely than not that the Insulae Moluccae Map, c. 1592-94, Anon depicts the Cape Dussejour area at the western entrance to Cambridge Gulf, north Western Australia.

This paper follows on from another paper, EREDIA MAP 1602, OURO AND LUCA.ANTARA ISLANDS published in the December 2003 issue of CARTOGRAPHY, the  Journal of the Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia.


It is generally accepted that Europeans, the Dutch, first discovered Australia in 1606. This paper claims, however, that in the late 16th century and around 1600, there were earlier Portuguese explorations of northern Australian coastlines, including all the way across the north coast from the Cape Dussejour area, Cambridge Gulf, north to Darwin, the Cox Peninsula and the Tiwi Islands, and east to Arnhem Land and the Gulf of Carpentaria. And it puts forward a novel bearing technique for comparing antique maps to corresponding modern publications.

Separate Links:

 Eredia, Ouro and Luca.Antara, and Nova Guinea. [the paper]
including part of the Insulae Moluccae Map c.1592-94

MAPS [Plates 1 - 6] shown in the above paper may be printed off for easy comparison.

Eredia Map 1602, Ouro and Luca.Antara. [the paper]
Plates 2 - 6, Eredia Map 1602, Ouro and Luca.Antara Islands

Eredia Map 1602

Author's qualifications

Noel Henry Peters
Apt.1. 16 Cowan Road,
St. Ives NSW.  2075
Australia