Author Results for Dr. Colin Jack-Hinton

Alexander Dalrymple and the Rediscovery of the Islands of Solomon

By Dr. Colin Jack-Hinton

The initial discovery of the island chain by the Spanish in 1568 was far from complete and even misleading. The article includes several fascinating contemporary charts slowly mapping out this portion of the South Pacific. Alexander Dalrymple pieced together, and corrected, many inconsistencies in his published work of 1769, followed by a French scholar in […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Science & Exploration