These maps trace the unveiling of Australia, from the fantasies of second-century Egypt to Flinders’ last work.

Mapping Australia's history

  • BY AG Staff |
  • December 20, 2013

These maps trace the unveiling of Australia, from the fantasies of second-century Egypt to Flinders’ last work.

FROM ANCIENT IMAGININGS of the medieval world – where Jerusalem lay at the centre of creation – to sumptuous wall charts proclaiming the might of European empires, a series of maps on display at the National Library of Australia (NLA) takes us through centuries of geographical speculation about the Southern Hemisphere. 

To find out more, grab a copy of issue 118 (Jan/Feb) of Australian Geographic.

 

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