O descobrimento da Australia pelos portuguezes em 1601

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Published: 1863
Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 10,483 / 42 pg
LoC Category: DU
Downloads: 958
Added to site: 2009.07.17
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Genre: History
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e da grande Java, póde affirmar-se que, apesar de todas as discrepancias que se notam nos mappas, não ha outro territorio que demore dentro das mesmas parallelas e na mesma extensão, entre a costa oriental da Africa e a costa occidental da America; e que a Australia realmente jaz entre os mesmos meridianos que a grande massa de territorio ali traçada. Relativamente ao contorno da costa, basta um mero relancear dos olhos para descobrir a geral similhança no lado occidental, embora no oriental as discrepancias, como era de esperar, sejam mais consideraveis.

Na totalidade das inscripções particulares d'estes mappas occorrem alguns nomes de bahias e costas, que Alexandre Dalrymple, hydrographo do almirantado e companhia das Indias Orientaes, primeiro de todos advirtiu assimilharem-se a nomes dados pelo capitão Cook ás partes da Nova Hollanda, por elle mesmo descobertas. Na memoria concernente a Chagos e ilhas adjacentes, 1786, p. 4, fallando d'

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