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Terrae Incognitae

The Journal for the History of Discoveries

Contents of Vol 36, 2004


Nicholas Bomba is a graduate student at Princeton University; his essay received Honorable Mention in this year’s student essay contest.

Brian Hooker, who has contributed to this journal before, lives in New Zealand, and has a particular interest in South Pacific history.

Ken MacMillan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Calgary, in Canada.

Christopher Morris, whose paper was presented at the New Orleans meeting of the Society, teaches in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Jim Mockford, who lives in Brush Prairie, Washington, is a Japanese specialist who presented a first version of this paper at the Society’s meeting in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Hilary Palmer, an African specialist, teaches in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter in England.

Francesc Relaño is a scholar of medieval European cartography, working at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.


Francesc Relaño Paradise in Africa: The History of a Geographical Myth From its Origins in Medieval Thought to its Gradual Demise in Early Modern Europe 1
Ken MacMillan Disclosing a Great Error: John Dee’s Answer to the Papal Bull Inter Caetera 12
Brian Hooker The European Discovery of the Tonga Islands 20
Christopher Morris Finding Louisiana: La Salle’s Encounter with the Mississippi River Delta 28
Jim Mockford The Journal of a Tour Across the Continent of New Spain From St. Blas in the North Pacific Ocean to La Vera Cruz
in the Gulph of Mexico
Nicholas Bomba The Brivazac Reports of 1818: Rivalry and Strategic Interest in the Northwest Passage 59
Hilary C. Palmer Lieutenant H.E. O’Neill RN v. The Reverend W.P. Johnson: The Controversy Surrounding the True Source of The
Lujenda River

Current Bibliography

Fred Musto

Recent Literature in Discovery History


Book Reviews

Stephen Adams

The Best and the Worst Country in the World: Perspectives on the Early Virginia Landscape

Reviewed by David Narrett

Stephen Ausband Byrd’s Line; A Natural History
Reviewed by Richard Stephenson
Barton H. Barbour Fort Union and the Upper Missouri Fur Trade
Reviewed by Charles Hope
Guy Benson et al. Lewis and Clark; The Maps of Exploration 1507-1814
Reviewed by Eric Wolf
Colin Calloway One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West Before Lewis and Clark
Reviewed by D. Paul Webb
Michael Cooper, ed. Joao Rodrigues’s Account of Sixteenth-Century Japan
Reviewed by Richard Pflederer
Andrew David et al., Eds. The Journal of the Voyage by Alejandro Malaspina. Volume II. Panama to the Philippines
Reviewed by Luisa Martin-Merás
Richard C. Davis, ed. The Central Australian Expedition 1844-1846: The Journals of Charles Sturt
Reviewed by Karen Cook
John Dunmore, tr. and ed. The Pacific Journal of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, 1767-1768
Reviewed by Sanford Bederman
Mick Gidley, ed. Edward S. Curtis and the North American Project in the Field
Reviewed by Kenneth Philp
Carolyn Hall and Hector Pérez Brignoli Historical Atlas of Central America
Reviewed by Douglas Peck
Derek Hayes Historical Atlas of the Arctic
Reviewed by H. G. Jones
Robinson Herrera Natives, Europeans and Africans in Sixteenth-Century Santiago de Guatemala
Reviewed by Douglas Richmond
John Kendrick Alejandro Malaspina: Portrait of a Visionary
Reviewed by Dennis Reinhartz
V.S. Koryakin Frederick Albert Cook 1865-1940
Reviewed by Dennis Reinhartz
Russell Lawson Passaconaway’s Realm: Captain John Evans and the Exploration of Mount Washington
Reviewed by C.E. Kylander
James McCarthy Journey into Africa: The Life and Death of Keith Johnston, Scottish Cartographer and Explorer (1844-1879)
Reviewed by Sanford Bederman
Gavin Menzies 1421: The Year China Discovered America
Reviewed by David Buisseret
Paula Rebert La Gran Línea: Mapping the United-States Mexico Boundary
Reviewed by William Stanley


Raymond Howgego

Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800.
Peter Hulme and Tim Youngs, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing 121
Jennifer Speake, ed. Literature of Travel and Exploration 121

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