This is Volume II in 'A Voyage to Terra Australis' and was written by the British navigator Matthew Flinders. It recounts his exploration of the Australian coastline in command of HMS INVESTIGATOR in 1801-1803. Flinders circumnavigated Australia confirming it was one continent separated from the island of Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). On his return voyage to England he was imprisoned by the French for seven years on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, during which time he compiled this two volume narrative and atlas. Flinders died on 19 July 1814 in London - the day his work was published.