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Terrae Incognitae

The Journal for the History of Discoveries

Contents of Vol 38, 2006



Roy Bridges, president of the Hakluyt Society, gave a version of this paper at the Williamsburg meeting of the Society.

Louis De Vorsey, longtime member and former president of the Society, presented this paper at the Williamsburg meeting.

Gregory Guzman is Caterpillar Professor of History at Bradley University.

J.R. Masson is a longtime member of the Society who lives in Mbabane, Swaziland.

James Newman is a professor in the Geography Department of Syracuse University.

Jeremy Pool is a software developer and map collector based in Cambridge, Massachusetts; he gave this paper at the Society’s Williamsburg meeting.

Alice Storey, of the Anthropology Department at the University of Auckland (New Zealand), was the winner of the Society’s essay contest for 2005.

Carol Urness was formerly Curator of the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota, having succeeded Jack Parker in that post.

Carol Urness In Memory of Jack Parker 1
Alice Storey Layers of Discovery 4
Gregory G. Guzman The Vinland Map Controversy and the Discovery of a Second Version of The Tartar Relation 19
Jeremy Pool The Kimmen Line: Seventeenth-century Navigation and the Continental Shelf 26
James Newman Discovering Gorillas: the Journey from Mythic to Real 36
Roy Bridges Images of Exploration in Africa: the Art of James Augustus Grant on the Nile Expedition of 1860-1863 55
Louis De Vorsey The History of Discovery before the Bar 75

Debates and Corrections

J.R. Masson

Comment on Gavin Menzies, 1421: The Year China Discovered the World


Current Bibliography

Mike Downs

Recent Literature in Discovery History


Book Reviews

Tony Ballantine, ed.

Science, Empire and the European Exploration of the Pacific
Reviewed by Richard Francaviglia

Antonio Barrera-Osorio Experiencing Nature: The Spanish-American Empire and the early Scientific Revolution
Reviewed by David Buisseret
Brandon K. Ruud, ed.
Carla Kelly, ed.
Karl Bodmer’s North American Prints On the Upper Missouri: The Journal of Rudolph Kurz, 1851-1852
Reviewed by Thomas Adam
Michael Brennan, ed. The Origins of the Grand Tour
Reviewed by Stanley Palmer
John Dee The Limits of the British Empire, ed. Ken Macmillan
Reviewed by Mike Downs
Felix Driver and Luciana Martins, eds. Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire
Reviewed by Richard Francaviglia
Ralph Ehrenberg Mapping the World: An Illustrated History of Cartography
Reviewed by Barbara McCorkle
Richard Francaviglia Mapping and Imagination in the Great Basin
Reviewed by Eric Wolf
James J. Holmberg, ed. Exploring with Lewis and Clark: the 1804 Journal of Charles Floyd
Reviewed by Keith Burgess-Jackson
Raymonde Litalien and Denis Vaugeois, eds. Champlain: The Birth of French America
Reviewed by David Buisseret
Marlene Deahl Merrill, ed. Seeing Yellowstone in 1871
Reviewed by Richard Francaviglia
Raymond Wood Prologue to Lewis and Clark: The Mackay and Evans Expedition
Reviewed by Emily Troxell Jaycox

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