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Paris: Depaulis, 1826.
Departure medal for the first Dumont D'Urville expeditionBronze medal, 50 mm. Rare original medallion commemorating the departure on 25 April 1826 of the first voyage of the Astrolabe to the South Seas, under the command of Dumont d'Urville. The Astrolabe (Duperrey's old ship the Coquille renamed...
Paris: Depaulis, 1826.
Departure of the AstrolabeBronze medal, 50 mm, Rare original medallion commemorating the departure on 25 April 1826 of the first voyage of the Astrolabe to the South Seas, under the command of Dumont d'Urville. The Astrolabe (Duperrey's old ship the Coquille renamed in honour of La...
Paris: circa 1846. Tinted lithograph, 220 x 365 mm., disbound. Original lithograph from Dumont d'Urville's "Voyage au Pole Sud", showing a beautiful New Guinea harbor scene, with the two ships anchored and a survey party at work. Dumont d'Urville's instruction from King Louis-Philippe was to explore the South Pole. Up...
Paris: circa 1845. Tinted lithograph, 230 x 380 mm., mounted in acid-free card. Original lithograph from Dumont d'Urville's Voyage au Pole Sud, the official published account of his second voyage through the South Pacific into Antarctic waters. Dumont d'Urville's instruction from King Louis-Philippe was to explore the South Pole. Up...
Paris: Tatsu, 1833. Lithographed view, 205 x 355 mm. The Astrolabe (Duperrey's old ship the Coquille, renamed in honour of La Pérouse) sailed from Toulon in April 1826. Dumont d'Urville was instructed to explore the principal island groups in the South pacific, completing the work of the Duperrey voyage, on...
Paris: 25 March 1830.
A Baudin voyage veteran studies Dumont D'UrvilleLetter signed on official letterhead of the "Ministère de la Marine", 310 x 200 mm. Intriguing letter which shows the workings of the inner circle of French grands voyages experts and veterans, explicitly thanking Bory de Saint-Vincent for the...
Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1827.
Pioneering cartography of MicronesiaEngraved chart; 610 x 440 mm. Delicately engraved chart of the Gilbert Islands in present-day Micronesia, from the official atlas of the French scientific expedition of 1822-1825 under the command of Louis-Isidor Duperrey. The Duperrey voyage is of great importance to the...
Paris: Artus Bertrand, after 1828.
Tromelin voyage charts Rotuma.Engraved chart; 600 x 425 mm. Fine chart produced from the results of the Duperrey voyage through the Pacific (1822-1825) showing St. Augustine and Rotouma (modern day Rotuma). Both outlying islands are presently under the governance of Fiji. The expedition led...
Paris: 5 February 1838.
Duperrey, Krusenstern and Freycinet: a remarkable voyage correspondenceSmall folio, 18 pp. manuscript, comprising 4 pp. letter to Freycinet and four transcribed letters totalling 14 pp. An exceptional archive of correspondence involving three major Pacific voyagers. Louis-Isidore Duperrey, who had returned from his world voyage in...
Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1827.
The important mapping of the Pacific from Duperrey's voyage of 1822-25Folio, with 49 maps (18 folding) and four plates of boats, crisp tall impressions; an excellent copy in old French quarter calf over papered boards. The complete hydrographical atlas from the Duperrey voyage, published as...
Paris: circa 1828.
Ethnology of MicronesiaEngraved plate measuring 320 x 235 mm. (plate size). Proof plate of a splendid engraving of tools, sandals, outrigger canoes and blades for everyday use from the Marianas group of Islands (including Guam), a part of the present-day Micronesian Federation. the plate illustrates the...
Brussels: N.-J. Gregoir, V. Wouters et Cie. 1839.
Enriching the formal account of DuperryOctavo, four volumes bound in one, each with separate title page and frontispiece; to the first title page, yet quite a good copy in contemporary quarter black roan. Uncommon account of the voyage of the Coquille...
Paris: P. Pourrat Frères, 1839. Four volumes, octavo, with 42 engravings (portrait, two title-pages, over 20 views, costumes, objects and tools, and coastal profiles as well as 19 coloured engravings of birds and mammals); in a most attractive modern French binding of quarter red calf with glazed green sides, housed...
Paris: Andrieu & de Puymaurin, 1822.
Duperrey's Coquille voyageBronze medal, 50 mm, An excellent example of the very uncommon bronzed copper medal commemorating the first voyage of Duperrey to the Pacific. A similar example of this bronze version is held in the Rex Nan Kivell collection of the National...
Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1843.
With a signed letter from the authorOctavo, with four maps (two folding); some moderate foxing, binding a little rubbed and bumped; very good in contemporary green quarter roan. Scarce and important on the Marquesas by Vincendon-Dumoulin, the eminent French scientist who travelled as hydrographer on...
The death of a Pacific veteranSheet of laid paper 264 x 210 mm.,very good. Rare obituary notice for Dupetit-Thouars, the Pacific voyager, who died at Paris on 16 March 1864. 'Dupetit-Thouars's account of his stay in California, in 1837, is one of the most important and complete...
Amsterdam: Jan Jansz, 1645.
First voyage of the DuyfkenOblong folio, 28 pp.; bound in full dark-brown oasis. First edition of one of the first Dutch voyages across the Indian Ocean, published as one of the pieces that make up Commelin's voyage collection Begin ende Voortgangh. Harmensz was in joint...
London: Hippolyte Bailliere, 1853. Octavo, with five plates (four coloured) and two folding maps; half morocco. Important anthropological observations on the natives of New Guinea, but also on the North Australian Aborigines: chapter XII is devoted to Melville Island, Port Essington and North Australia in general, and one of the...
Manchester: issued for private circulation by James Edge-Partington & Charles Heape, "Lithographed by Palmer, Howe & Co., Manchester" 1890/1895/1898.
The complete set of a core ethnographical classic, in original portfoliosThree volumes, oblong folio, with 854 lithographic plates loose in the three original cloth portfolios, as issued, complete with the...
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, circa 1860.
A compassionate approach to natureOblong album containing 119 handcoloured plates, recent red cloth. Attractive collection of coloured zoological plates prepared for British schoolchildren during the mid-nineteenth century, including two Australian species (an emu and a kangaroo). The plates were issued by...
Stockholm: Lith. Art. Anstalt, 1872.
Fine Hawaiian royal portraitsQuarto, with 12 tinted lithographic plates; a very good copy in original decorated boards. Scarce and finely illustrated voyage account, including handsome lithographed portraits of the Hawaiian monarchs Kamehameha the Fourth and Kamehameha the Fifth. The author, Adolf Ekelöf, was a....
Sydney: 1885. Signed with initials, dated twice and extensively inscribed: 31viii 81.Quapena/Luepada of Maupa/District Aroma/South Coast/New Guinea. / "Carthona"/Sydney/23 Jan. 1885/'Momento" from New-Guinea- Commodore J. Erskine. R.N.-, pen and brown ink and pencil with coloured chalk; 34cm x 25 cm, mounted and framed. A superb portrait by the Russian scientist.....