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Paperback Incognita: The Invention and Discovery of Terra Australis Book

ISBN: 1925984451

ISBN13: 9781925984453

Incognita: The Invention and Discovery of Terra Australis

The southern hemisphere is mainly land. So said medieval Europeans, raised on a heady brew of folklore, biblical revelation and geographical theory. It is how they imagined it. So powerful was the hold of this received wisdom that when geographical discoveries, however insignificant, were made in the southern oceans, they were greeted as evidence that the expected continental landmasses, rich and fertile, might at last have been found.

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