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The cartographic migration of Wesel(s) Eijland

Tent, Jan


The Wessel Islands group off the north-eastern coast of Arnhem Land has a rather abstruse history in terms of its naming and ultimate cartographic location. Cartographic evidence, and some primary documentary evidence points to a Wesel(s) Eijland initially referring to an island off the southern coast of present-day West Papua. Up until the name Wessel Islands was finally conferred upon its present location by Matthew Flinders, cartographic evidence indicates Wesel(s) Eijland was positioned in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: The Globe: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Map Society Inc.


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