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The curious Van Dijk of the Gulf of Carpentaria

Tent, Jan

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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]

dc.contributor.authorTent, Jan
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-18T00:19:48Z
dc.identifier.issn0311-3930
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/195714
dc.description.abstractIn 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 some of the possible reasoning behind this unusual map.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Melbourne
dc.rights© 2019 Australian and New Zealand Map Society Inc.
dc.sourceThe Globe: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Map Society Inc.
dc.titleThe curious Van Dijk of the Gulf of Carpentaria
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume85
dc.date.issued2019
local.identifier.absfor200499 - Linguistics not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9803255xPUB2483
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.anzmaps.org
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationTent, Jan, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage35
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage50
local.identifier.absseo970120 - Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
dc.date.updated2019-07-28T08:22:07Z
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceThe publisher permission to archive the version was granted via email, archived in ERMS6164037
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