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The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London. Volume 14

Date: 1844
Dimensions:
Overall: 222 x 145 x 35 mm, 0.74 kg
Medium: Ink on paper, leather, marbled boards, gilt
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Books and journals
Object Name: Book
Object No: 00019775
Place Manufactured:London

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    The journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London, volume 14.
    Published by John Murray in 1844. The contents include a report of the council and various matters concerning the Royal Geographic Society, 15 papers read before the Royal Geographical Society including XV - 'Report of the Country to the Eastward of Flinders' Range, South Australia.
    SignificanceThe Royal Geographical Society of London was established to promote geographical science and on the way became known as the home of British exploration. For nearly 200 years the Society has remained an active promoter of geography and discovery and still has a membership of over 15,000 people.
    HistoryThe Royal Geographical Society of London was established in 1830 in order to promote "the advancement of geographical science".
    Its early years parrelled British exploration of the globe and the Society published a journal from 1831. In addition to recording Society proceedings , the journal published accounts of Royal Geographical Society funded expeditions including that of Darwin, Livingstone, Stanley, Scott, Shackleton, Hunt and Hillary.
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    Publisher: John Murray

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