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London: J. Nourse, 1764.
From the library at Westport HouseTwo volumes, large octavo, 11 folding plates and five folding maps (two celestial), many diagrams and engraved headpieces; an attractive set in contemporary sprinkled calf; spines numbered but unlettered. A fine set, with apt provenance, of the rare second edition.....
London: A. Strathan and T. Cadell, 1791.
Ancient seafaring contact between India and the West?Quarto, with two large folding maps; expertly rebacked in polished calf with gilt lettered label, original marbled boards retained, an attractive copy. Carefully researched history of contact between Europe and India, by Scottish parson and.....
London: John Murray, 1847.
"One of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration"Octavo, two volumes, with a total of eight lithographic plates (including frontispieces), eight maps (three folding), and chapter titles with attractive steel-engraved vignettes after sketches by Hooker; original dark blue-green grained cloth, ship vignette.....
Hobart Town: James Ross, 1836. Small octavo, xii, 12 (almanac), 13-270, 4pp., folding map; some scattered foxing, occasional minor marginalia, offsetting affects the map but a very good copy in original green cloth with gilt spine lettering. A lovely copy of this important almanac with its famous "Chart of d'Entrecasteaux.....
Sydney: Charles Potter, 1893.
A visit to the Sydney observatoryOctavo, three plates, colour folding map of Sydney, folding plan of the Sydney Observatory; original pebble-grain cloth, gilt vignette on upper board. The fold-out lithographic map of Sydney locates the site of the Sydney Observatory, a detailed site map shows.....
Paris & Brussels: G. van Oest, 1925. Folio, with 70 fine photogravure plates, three of them in colour, and a map; contemporary quarter vellum. A scarce book, evidently produced in quite a limited printing. This is an important study of the Buddhist sculpture of Thailand, handsomely produced and well illustrated.....
Salzburg: Johann Joseph Mayr, 1713.
Unusual 18th-century maps of Nova HollandiaFolio, with three engraved map plates; recent quarter dark calf and marbled boards. Rare: with little-known and unusual cartographic depictions of New Holland. This is an unusually lavish presentation of a thesis, presented at Salzburg University by the exotically.....
London: John Murray, 1914. Two volumes, large octavo, extensively illustrated including a frontispiece in each volume, six photogravures and 18 coloured plates, many full-page black & white plates, maps, diagrams, and a panorama; a good copy in original blue ribbed cloth, top edges gilt, others uncut, spines sunned. Fifth edition.....
London: John Senex, 1721.
With the Tsar's route to China delineatedHand-coloured engraved map measuring 540 x 625 mm. (sheet size), with ornamental title caption to the top left corner; slight aging, very good condition, mounted. Finely engraved map of greater Asia (including Arabia, India and a small portion of.....
Santiago, Chile: Imprenta Nacional, 1891.
Cruel and unforgiving waters.Thick quarto, with 95 plates and coastal profiles (many folding and printed in smaller format); but a very good copy overall in later quarter calf over old marbled boards. Scarce pilot guide to the Straights of Magellan and the coastline of.....
London: n.d., but, 1794.
Laying out the settlementsOctavo, large folding plate of plans with early handcolouring in red; bound in original heavy pink card wrappers, a bit faded, with early manuscript title to front. Very scarce first edition of this model for the planning and building of an ideal.....
Liepzig & Vienna: Bibliograpifches Institut, 1895.
Australian colour platesQuarto, eight chromolithographic plates, several maps; original publisher's half roan with gilt spine ornament. Detailed scientific description of Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand and the Pacific, reprinting many of the famous illustrations from published voyage accounts. The chromolithographs include Hawaiian lava.....
Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, August, 1884.
Superb lithographic map of the Dead HeartFoolscap folio, 16 pp., large folding map measuring 1240 x 825 mm. (closed tear now expertly repaired), a fine copy in polished half calf by Sangorski with crimson morocco label and gilt lettering. Scarce report commissioned.....
Stockholm: Adolf Bonnier, [1854-1855].
Royal Swedish circumnavigationTwo volumes in one, octavo, with three folding tinted maps, and 20 lithographs (18 coloured) and numerous woodcuts; original brown cloth, gilt. First edition: the official account of the voyage of the Eugenie, the first Swedish circumnavigation, with particularly good accounts of the.....
Adelaide: A. Murray, 1846. Octavo, folding frontispiece map, x, 140, xvi (advertisements), errata leaf; an excellent copy, with its original printed dark blue front wrapper laid down, in a fine Sangorski/Zaehnsdorf binding of dark blue morocco gilt. Of great significance for the rare folding map, "Plan of the Intended New.....
London: Ridgway and Sons, 1834.
With the recollections of veterans of the Flinders voyageOctavo, 80pp., three folding maps with original outline handcolouring, a fine copy polished tan half calf by Aquarius. Rare: 'the establishment of the South Australian Association proposed' (Ferguson). Remarkably, this edition includes detailed accounts by the.....
Stirling: E. Johnstone, 1838.
Printed for the Scottish market.Octavo, 31 pp., folding engraved map; paper with some staining and some tears, the map very good, early owner's name; in contemporary rough card wrappers, stitch-sewn, "Australia" in manuscript to front, in red quarter morocco box by Sangorski. Rare: Scottish-printed appeal.....
London: printed for the South Australian Society by J.C. Hailes, 1841.
Early reports from AdelaideSlim octavo, folding frontispiece map, a fine copy recent polished quarter calf, rubbed. Most uncommon: early reports on South Australia with an interesting map of the region. The House of Commons select committee was charged.....
Sydney: Mills, Pile and Gilchrist, Auctioneers, 1880. Quarto, 14pp., six plates and three folding plans, lower blank margin of one plan a little chipped and stained, wrappers spotted with heavy wear to the rear cover, a little water-staining affects some plates yet quite sound in a custom built red cloth.....
Paris: Buisson, 1787.
First French editionThree volumes, octavo, with a folding chart and 15 engraved folding plates; contemporary French quarter calf, flat spines with double labels. An attractive copy of the first octavo edition in French, published simultaneously with the quarto edition. Sparrman, professor of zoology at Uppsala University.....
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. 1876.
A close look at AustraliaOctavo, engraved frontispiece, plates and vignettes, folding map; original gilt decorated cloth; a good copy. First edition. A scientific voyage around the world from 1872-76, the Challenger expedition of scientific circumnavigation is an excellent example of the.....
London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1839.
With a detailed plan of the city of AdelaideOctavo, four lithographed plates, folding frontispiece map and plan of Adelaide; spine a little sunned, otherwise an attractive copy in the publisher's gilt decorated cloth, bookplate of Eric Bonython. Second edition, with four attractive lithographic.....
New York: H. Fisher, Son and Jackson, 1828.
One of the primary narratives of Hawaii in the 1820sSmall octavo, folding map and three engraved plates; a very good copy in contemporary cloth, with label to spine. First London edition appearing simultaneously with a New York version: the missionary Stewart's.....
Amsterdam: Joannes Wolters, 1707.
The best edition of the textFolio, with a fine engraved title-page, parallel text in Greek and Latin in double columns; small blind-embossed library stamp on preliminaries; a handsome copy in contemporary vellum; spine decorated in gilt between raised bands, leather label, covers ornately gilt with.....