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Lyon: Sebastianus Gryphius, 1556.
An early pocket Macrobius with the world map, in original dated pigskin bindingOctavo, with diagrams and woodcut map, woodcut initials, printer's device on title; marginal notes; contemporary dated binding (1560) of blind-embossed pigskin over wooden boards, two engraved metal clasps. This is a most attractive.....
Florence: Juntae, 1515.
The pocket MacrobiusOctavo, ff. [xii], 280, italic letter, woodcut printer's device on last leaf, with six woodcuts; contemporary vellum, This was the first popular pocket edition of Macrobius's influential text, printed by the Giunta family in Florence; such smaller format publications were a feature of publishing.....
Cologne: Eucharius Cervicornus, 1521.
Early Macrobius with a refigured world mapFolio, title within an ornate woodcut border; fine woodcut map of the world and several woodcut diagrams, woodcut initials; nineteenth-century continental binding of half calf, flat spine gilt in compartments. An important early edition of Macrobius, the first to.....
London: T. Dring & C. Harper, 1694.
First appearance of Macrobius in EnglandOctavo, with an additional engraved allegorical title, letterpress title printed in red & black, complete with the often missing imprimatur leaf at start; with a map and other figures in the text;; early eighteenth-century calf with contemporary.....
Lisbon: Typographia da Academia, 1863.
Controversial study of the Dieppe mapsQuarto, 24 pp., with a map integral to the text, original printed wrappers; a pleasing partially uncut copy. A controversial treatise claiming the primary discovery of the Australian continent as a Portuguese achievement. This theory derives from the author's.....
Lisbon: Melchiades & Co., 1863.
Controversial study of the Dieppe mapsLarge octavo pamphlet, 24 pp. with an additional map sheet, an excellent partially uncut copy. A controversial treatise claiming the primary discovery of the Australian continent as a Portuguese achievement. This theory derives from the author's belief in the.....
Lisbon: Typographia da Academia, 1863.
Preaching to the choirQuarto, 24 pp., integral map, original printed pink front wrapper bound into modern brown boards. A controversial treatise claiming the primary discovery of the Australian continent as a Portuguese achievement. This theory derives from the author's belief in the secret Portuguese.....
London: John Murray, 1818.
A Privateer in the PacificTwo volumes, octavo, large folding map, engraved frontispiece of Mariner in Tongan dress, three leaves of native music; an attractive set in contemporary handsome green half calf (with matching marbled boards, endpapers and edges), spine gilt with red labels. Second edition.....
London and New York: J. and F. Tallis, n.d., but, 1848.
British overseas dominions illustratedEight volumes, large octavo, with numerous plates and maps, some hand-coloured; a very fine, bright set in the original red cloth, spines and front boards richly decorated in gilt. A set in particularly fine condition.....
The earliest substantial work on Fra Mauro's famous world map: the centrepiece of the 2013 Mapping our world exhibitionFolio, folding map, engraved plate; contemporary calf, spine in compartments with gilt bands. Fra Mauro's mappamundi (1457) is approximately two metres in diameter, was drawn on parchment and mounted.....
The only substantial work on Fra Mauro's famous world mapFolio, folding map, engraved plate; uncut in modern quarter morocco. The first substantial study and reproduction of Fra Mauro's famous world map: the last and the greatest medieval mappa mundi and a treasure of Venice. Placido Zurla's handsome.....
London: John Murray, 1859. Octavo, with four maps (three folding), folding facsimile of record found of Franklin's Expedition, larger folding map in rear pocket of the binding; 14 wood engraved illustrations; original gilt decorated blue cloth. First edition: the discovery of the fate of John Franklin's final expedition. Jane Franklin.....
London: Sampson Low, Son and Co., 1863. Octavo, with a tinted lithograph frontispiece and 13 tinted lithograph plates, large folding map loose in the endpocket; an attractive copy in original green cloth, uncut, bookplate of Thomas Mollet. Signature on front fly leaf of W.T.L.Travers of Christchurch, William Travers was a......
Glasgow: Aird & Coghill for the Cowal Society, 1881. Small slim octavo, 48 pages, portrait frontispiece and decorated title page, full page map, occasional vignettes, cloth a little rubbed at extremities otherwise a fine fresh copy. An exceptionally rare Australian exploration title. McKinlay led the South Australian Burke and Wills.....
Adelaide: E. Spiller, Government Printer, 1880.
South Australians at the Melbourne FairOctavo, 84pp. (last blank), with two maps; in original gilt lettered limp green cloth. A glowing appraisal of South Australia prepared for visitors to the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880. This booklet includes chapters on the history of.....
London: J. Effingham Wilson, 1851.
First-hand record of convict life in Van Diemen's Land.Octavo, frontispiece map, attractive copy in very good condition in the original crimson cloth. A detailed personal account of the state of the Australian colonies, with ample first-hand accounts of convict management and prison discipline in.....
London: Hakluyt Society, 1901. Two volumes, octavo, photographic plates, four maps (two folding) in a pocket; original blue cloth. Translated from the original Spanish manuscripts, comprising six separate accounts of the journey, this is the standard scholarly edition of the narrative of the voyage of Mendaña and his associates aboard.....
St. Nicholas: Dalschaert-Praet, 1869.
Biography of the great cartographerQuarto, with a portrait plate and folding table, late nineteenth-century green quarter cloth with gilt lettering and marbled boards, original printed wrappers bound in. Standard reference on the cartographer, of special interest is the large folding genealogical table that provides a......
Paris: Aux Depens des Yachtsmen Bibliophiles, 1951.
Lavish French editionTwo volumes, quarto, engraved title in red and black, wove paper, 30 copper plate engravings including two frontispieces, many lino-cut tail-pieces, one map; unbound, uncut sheets in stiff printed paper wrappers, parchment folders and slipcase. An attractive private press edition.....
Sydney: J. Moore, George Street, 1850. Octavo, folding frontispiece map; in original attractive patterned cloth. Scarce first edition of a pioneering Australian geography textbook, inscribed by the author Sir Thomas Mitchell, renowned explorer and Surveyor-General of New South Wales. The fine world map is by the Sydney engraver John Carmichael.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1839.
Mitchell's early expeditions: a classic work of inland explorationTwo volumes, octavo, with a total of 51 lithographic plates including six colour chromolithographic and three folding plates, and a large folding map; in the original publisher's blocked green cloth, spines lettered in gilt. Second.....
Paris: Armand-Aubree, 1837.
Beautiful matching setSix volumes, small quarto, with a total of 38 engraved maps of various sizes, dissected and laid down onto 22 folding linen sheets (each about 480 x 680 mm); eight pages of descriptive text in folio format in vol. V; contemporary French quarter morocco.....
Sydney: Aldine Publishing Co., 1888. Two volumes, thick quarto with black & white frontispiece, numerous chromo-lithographed plates and maps; half-bound in original roan, all edges gilt, A patriotic celebration of early Australian life and progress, published in response to the perceived "need of a history for popular use" and to.....
London: T. Hatchard, 1852. Small octavo, frontispiece, folding map and numerous vignettes; in original gilt decorated green cloth. Rare: first edition, first issue of a work that was one of the most popular goldfields-era accounts of Australia. 'If you were in Sydney, you would hardly think you were in a......