Roure, George M.

The 16th Century Spanish Plan to make Australia the New Holy Land: Pedro Fernández de Quirós and his Utopian ideas about Terra Australis Incognita
2017 1-4955-0545-6
Work examines the Spanish Empire in the late 16th century and the plan to establish a "new holy land" at the antipodes. Centering on the utopian ideas of the time, this study details the motivations of Portuguese explorer Pedro Fernández de Quirós in this pursuit for the Spanish empire. Additionally, this work contains the first English translations of the important document titled "The Fortieth Memorial of Quirós to the King of Spain."

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