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The curious Van Dijk of the Gulf of Carpentaria

Tent, Jan


In 1859 the Dutch historian, L.C.D. van Dijk published a book on the voyages of discovery made by Jan Carstenszoon in 1623 and Jean Etienne Gonzal in 1756 to the Gulf of Carpentaria. The book contains a commentary of the two voyages as well as a copy of Carstenszoon’s journal. It also contains a curious map that not only renames the Gulf of Carpentaria and the west coast of Cape York Peninsula, but also questions the naming of Arnhem Land and some of its named locations. This paper examines...[Show more]

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


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