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- Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo. xiv, 383pp, index, bibliography, notes, bw & col ills, maps, endpaper maps. Or black cloth in jacket. Near new with very slight edge wear to jacket. Edition limited to 1000 copies. Study of British maritime and imperial expansion in the Indian and Pacific oceans encompassing seaborne discovery, strategy in wartime, and the creation of infrastructure necessary to support far-flung maritime activity, colonization and trade. Places the colonization of Australia in a broad context and shows its relationship to other imperial strategies of the period.