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Terrae Incognitae

The Journal for the History of Discoveries

Contents Vol 37, 2005


Conrad Heidenreich, who presented his paper at the Cody (WY) meeting, is a Canadian scholar particularly well known for Huronia: A History and Geography of the Huron Indians, 1600-1650 (Toronto, 1971).

Daniel Murphree is an assistant professor of History at the University of Texas at Tyler and current list-editor of the online discussion-group H-Florida.

Earnest Porta, a graduate student in history at George Mason University, submitted this paper for the student essay competition.

Alexey Postnikov is a Russian scholar, Deputy Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences; he has specialized in the history of Russian cartography.

Paula Rebert, a longtime member of the Society and author of La Gran Linea: Mapping the United States-Mexico Boundary, 1849-1857 (Austin, 2001), read this paper at the Cody (WY) meeting of the Society.

Christopher Slogar, the winner of the 2004 SHD student essay competition, is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland.

Joyce Wright is a scholar from South Mountain, Ontario. She is the author of Numbers: A Message from the Past (The London Museum of Archaeology: London, Ont., 1999).


Joyce Wright True Peoples and Their Monsters: Speculations on the Other in the Age of Exploration 1
Christopher Slogar Polyphemus africanus: Mapping Cannibals in the History of the Cross River Region of Nigeria, ca. 1500-1985 16
Conrad Heidenreich The Changing Role of Natives in the Exploration of Canada: Cartier (1534) to Mackenzie (1793) 28
Daniel Murphree Perpetuating a Mythical Paradise: Transnational Visions of the Colonial Floridas 41
Alexey Postnikov The First Russian Voyage around the World and its Influence on the Exploration and Development of Russian America 53
Earnest Porta John Lloyd Stephens, Frederick Catherwood and the Collaboration of Art and Science in the Rediscovery of Maya Civilization 63
Paula Rebert Views of the Borderlands: The Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, 1857-1859 75

Debates and Corrections

Andrew David

The List of Charts and Drawings Brought Back to England from Monterey by Broughton in 1793


Current Bibliography

Fred Musto

Recent Literature in Discovery History


Book Reviews

Alan Day

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of Australia
Reviewed by Eric W. Wolf

Dayton Duncan Scenes of Visionary Enchantment: Reflections on Lewis and Clark
Reviewed by John Parker
Orcutt Frost Bering; The Russian Discovery of America
Reviewed by Dennis Reinhartz
Peter Ulf Moller and Natasha Okhotina Lind, eds. Under Vitus Bering’s Command: New Perspectives on the Russian Kamchatka Expeditions
Reviewed by Dennis Reinhartz
Peter Galvin Patterns of Pillage
Reviewed by Tim Sullivan
Marcus Rediker Villains of all Nations
Reviewed by Tim Sullivan
Londa Schiebinger Plants and Empire
Reviewed by David Buisseret
Kees Zandvliet, ed. The Dutch Encounter with Asia, 1600-1950
Reviewed by Cornelius Jaenen

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