EREDIA, OURO and LUCA.ANTARA, and NOVA GUINEA
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EREDIA, OURO AND LUCA.ANTARA, AND NOVA GUINEA,
by Noel H.Peters.
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.
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