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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.....
Brussels: N.-J. Gregoir, V. Wouters et Cie. 1839.
Enriching the formal account of DuperreyOctavo, four volumes bound in one, each with separate title page and frontispiece; old ownership stamp on first title-page and a related gift inscription on endpaper; contemporary quarter black roan. Brussels edition, published in the same.....
Paris: P. Pourrat Frères, 1839.
With coloured natural history platesFour 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.....
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: Printed for William Miller... by T. Bensley, 1804.
"Largest Paper", binding attributed to Edwards of HalifaxLarge octavo, with three steel-engraved plates and five finely engraved vignettes; a very large copy with wide margins in a splendid straight-grained red morocco binding (attributed to Edwards of Halifax) with elegant neoclassical.....
London: Thomas Tegg, circa 1808.
Flinders to the rescueOctavo, [ii], 7-28 pp. (as issued), paper water-marked "1807", with a folding engraved frontispiece, modern quarter calf. Very scarce chapbook account of the wreck of the Porpoise and Cato off the Great Barrier Reef in 1803. This was the beginning of.....
Göttingen: Johann Christian Dieterich, 1780.
Forster on Spanish visits to TahitiSmall octavo, a handsome copy in the original decorative wrappers (thus retaining the publisher's prospectus on the front and rear endpapers), untrimmed. A good copy and now rare: known to O'Reilly & Reitman's exhaustive bibliography as the earliest full.....
Paris: Puymaurin & Andrieu, 1817.
Medal for the departure of Freycinet on the UranieBronze medal, 41 mm, fine. Obverse: profile portrait of Louis XVIII. Reverse: "Hémisphère Austral. Physique Astronomie. La Corvette l'Uranie Mr. Ls. de Freycinet Commandt… S.A.R.M. Le Duc d'Angoulême, Amiral de France…." An excellent bronze example of.....
London: John Faber, 1732. Mezzotint measuring 350 x 250 mm. with detailed engraved caption. Mezzotint portrait of Admiral Charles Wager, an instrumental figure in the effective organisation of the British Navy in the first half of the eighteenth-century. Wager won his fame by capturing the rich Spanish prize Santa Cruz.....
London: Colburn, 1853.
Classic account of JapanTwo volumes, octavo; a very good, largely uncut and partly unopened copy in original green blind-stamped cloth. The Russian explorer's classic account of Japan, first published in 1817 and still a fascinating primary resource in the 1850s, one of the most valuable works.....
Exeter: W.C. Featherstone, 1847.
Bizarre shipwreck chronicleSmall octavo, with four plates including frontispiece; complete with errata, list of subscribers and like material; in original blue blind-stamped cloth boards with gilt Royal crest. An eccentric account of shipwreck on the Crozet Islands, subsequent rescue and deliverance to Van Diemen's Land.....
London: C.Cooke, 31 October, 1788.
Hand-colouredEngraving, 155 x 215 mm (plate size), early hand-colouring. An attractive and rather uncommon version of Webber's death of Captain Cook, newly engraved by William Grainger, with good early hand-colouring. Although in a reduced format, the engraving is neatly executed, and the use of.....
London: C. Raworth, 1803.
Grant on Bass Strait and the HunterQuarto, with a large folding plate, a folding chart, a coloured plate and five other engravings; with the uncommon leaf headed 'List of Encouragers'; contemporary half calf restored on original marbled sides. First edition: one of the most important.....
London: W. Innys, R. Manby, T. Woodward, 1763.
From men-of-war to the Drury Lane TheatreTwo volumes, octavo, five folding plates, contemporary speckled calf. First edition: Hales' ventilators became known as "ship's lungs", and were so appreciated by eighteenth-century sailors, and contributed so significantly to an improvement in seaboard conditions.....
Paris: Dumont and Charles Gosselin, 1834.
Conveying the Amherst Embassy to ChinaFour volumes, octavo; in uniform later nineteenth-century quarter calf. The French edition of Basil Hall's Voyages. Hall captained the sloop Lyra which, with the Alceste, brought the Amherst Embassy to China. Hall made a voyage to Korea and.....
Berwick and London: W. Phorson, B. Law and Son, 1793.
The Bounty mutineers wrecked in the Endeavour StraitOctavo, with an engraved frontispiece portrait of the author; untrimmed; in modern calf, gilt, in a matching half calf box. First edition: the only published account of the voyage of the Pandora.....
London: Jeffryes & Co, Ludgate Hill, 1 October, 1798.
A veteran of Cook's second voyageHandcoloured mezzotint measuring 554 x 655 mm. (plate size). Splendid mezzotint depicting the dramatic death of Alexander Hood, a Royal Navy captain who served under Captain Cook in his early career. This appears to be.....
The Parks Collection: Captain William Bligh and the Mutiny on the BountyCaptain William Bligh and the Mutiny on the Bounty is a companion volume to Captain James Cook, the Greatest Discoverer released by Hordern House in 2008. Sumptuously illustrated in colour and black & white, this catalogue contains 133.....
Copenhagen: Ernst Henrich Berling, 1743.
Royal copy of an important work on naval manoeuvresFolio, with woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials, engraved allegorical frontispiece and 68 full-page plates, mostly showing various formations, manoeuvring, and engagements of naval fleets; title-page with oval library stamp of "Søe Officerernes Bibliothek Stempel"; a fine.....
On board: 21 April 1822.
Please send the latest volumes relating to French voyagesSingle-page letter on single folded sheet, 255 x 195 mm., address panel, slightly torn where originally opened at red wax seal; very good. An intriguing letter sent from on board Hyacinthe de Bougainville's command the Thétis.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1847.
The Fly, in Torres Strait and surveying the Barrier ReefTwo volumes, octavo, two folding maps and 19 plates, three line-engraved views, and four natural history plates, textual illustrations, with various publisher's advertisements including for Leichhardt & Stokes; a very attractive set in the.....