Only one other copy is known with the charts bound-in: the Bass-Waterhouse copy (with variant title 'B'), sold at Christie's London in 1998 (8 April, Lot 130), and only 11 other copies of the text are known: 7 in Australian institutions (one of which is defective), 2 in Australian private collections, and 2 in the British Library.
There are two variants of the title recorded by Wantrup, issue 'A' (as here), with Lieutenant misspelt 'Lieutenat' and the imprint 'Printed by J. Nichols; and issue 'B' with Lieutenant spelt correctly and with the imprint 'Printed for A. Arrowsmith .. By J. Nichols.' Issue 'A' is assumed to be the earlier issue, given the correct spelling of Lieutenant in variant 'B' and that the variant 'B' title-page of a copy sold at Christie's in 1998 was a cancel.
The three large folding charts comprise:
1. Port Dalrymple, on the North Coast of Van Diemens Land as surveyed by the Norfolk sloop by M. Flinders ... Nov. and Dec. 1798. The Southernmost of Furneaux's Islands. Western Port on the S. Coast of N.S.W., examined by M. Flinders and Mr R. Simpson, October 1798; 4 charts on one sheet, (London: A. Arrowsmith, Feb. 20, 1801)
2. Chart of Part of the Coast of New South Wales, from Ram Head to Northumberland Isles, By M. Flinders, 2nd Lieut. of H.M.S. Reliance, 1800 (London: A. Arrowsmith, Feb. 20, 1801).
3. A Chart of Bass's Strait between New South Wales and Van-Diemen's Land; Explored by Mattw. Flinders 2nd Lieut. of his Majesty's Ship Reliance, by order of His Excellency Governor Hunter. 1798-9 (London: A. Arrowsmith, June 16th, 1800).
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