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London: G. Scott, 1779.
Significant English voyage to New GuineaQuarto, with a portrait and a splendid series of 32 plates and maps, most of them folding or double-page; a large copy with good margins in contemporary sprinkled calf. First edition: a handsome copy of this classic account of experiences.....
Paris: after 1820 and before final publication in 1826.
Freycinet insisting on ethnographic and scientific detailEarly proof plate before letters and number; manuscript caption and notes, bold ink note with instructions to engraver. Early stage of an important engraving from the official account of Louis de Freycinet's voyage in.....
London: S.O. Beeton, 1863. Octavo, with a chromolithograph frontispiece and one other plate, woodcuts throughout, 8-pp. advertisements bound in at rear; good in the original highly-gilt pictorial cloth, some flecking. First edition of this extraordinary compendium, illustrated by Harden S. Melville, artist on the Fly expedition in the Great Barrier.....
Paris: Libraire Ethnographique, 1847.
Pacific warriors in brilliant colourQuarto, with a total of 55 handcoloured plates (six of which are browned), in publisher's black quarter roan with gilt lettering. Vibrantly handcoloured mid-nineteenth-century French book on native customs and costumes, with a substantial section treating Australia, New Zealand and the.....
London: John Stockdale, 1792.
First Fleet artist of some capacityEngraving, 210 x 285 mm. (sheet size). Engraved illustration of a Papuan outrigger by first fleet officer Captain John Hunter, originally printed for inclusion in his Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island (1792). Hunter sailed.....
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.....
London: James Madden and Co., 1840.
Tribal cultures of the MoluccasOctavo, two maps; in nineteenth century polished full black calf. A last gasp of Dutch interest in the seas off the northern coast of Australia, translated and published by George Windsor Earl, (?1813-1865) an important figure in the repeated.....
Paris: H. J. Jansen, 1800.
Searching for La PerouseTwo volumes, quarto, and folio atlas; text volumes uncut; the atlas with engraved title, folding chart of the voyage and 43 engraved maps, and plates; text in marbled papered boards, atlas in contemporary quarter calf with marbled paper sides; title page.....
Paris: H.J. Jansen, An VIII (1800) - 1817.
The naturalist's account of the expedition in search of La Perouse; a large copy with wide margins, uncut in original boardsTwo volumes, large quarto, with folio atlas containing 44 engraved plates and maps; an excellent uniform set, the text completely untrimmed.....
London: Leighton Brothers, n.d., but circa 1855.
Australia Felix: fine portrait of Westgarth's partner Alfred Ross.Engraving, 545 x 400 mm. (sheet size), laid down on publisher's light card, mounted. Fine and rare large format engraving of Alfred Ross, Australian merchant, partner of William Westgarth, and eminent member of the.....
Paris: Paulin, 1842.
including Australian speciesOctavo, 294pp (including 2pp index); original publisher's wrappers, spine strengthened. Very scarce: five Australian species are included in this zoological study. Most of the mammals discussed would have been encountered by Lesson during his three-year voyage under Duperrey and Dumont d'Urville. As naval surgeon.....
London: Longman's, Green, and Company, 1887.
Coastal cultures of New GuineaOctavo, autotype photographic plates; original gilt decorated cloth, recased with new endpapers; slipcase. First edition of this famous work, probably the most outstanding example of expedition photography undertaken in the Southern Hemisphere. This is an unusually good copy of.....
London: T. & W. Boone, 1852.
The surveying voyage of HMS RattlesnakeTwo volumes, octavo, with 13 lithograph plates and a folding chart; a good, clean copy in the original green-blue cloth. First edition: the last and most difficult to find of the great exploration journals published by Boone during.....
Amsterdam: circa, 1730. Engraved map in contemporary handcolouring; 593 x 502 mm.; well framed. A rare map of the eastern Hemisphere, extending eastwards from South America to New Guinea: an earlier version first appeared in the Neptune François produced in Paris in 1693. The present map is on Mercator's projection.....
London: W. Peacock and Sons, 1802-, 1804.
Delightful small reference libraryThree volumes altogether, duodecimo, engraved folding maps highlighted in watercolour; uniformly bound in contemporary dark blue straight-grained morocco, all edges gilt; in original matching bookform box, gilt tooled spine. Fine example of a gentleman's reference library in miniature, contained.....
London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, circa 1880.
Veteran of the Rattlesnake, friend of DarwinCarte de visite measuring 94 x 60 mm, Fine carte de visite portrait of Professor Thomas Huxley, one of the pre-eminent naturalists of Victorian England who championed the evolutionary theory propounded by Charles Darwin throughout his.....
Paris: Didot Fréres, 1836. Engraving, 135 x 220 mm.; very good condition. Charming engraved plate depicting coastal stilt dwellings on the Isle of Rawak (present day Indonesia) from Domeny de Rienzi's Océanie ou Cinquième partie du monde, revue géographique et ethnographique de la Malaisie, de la Micronésie, de la Polynésie.....
Paris: Vaugondy, 1750.
Handsome French chart of the Spice IslandsEngraved map with old handcolouring, 515 x 685 mm; mounted. A fine map of the East Indian islands and the Philippines, including the Malay Peninsula, the kingdoms of Cambodia, Cochin China, and Tonkin, and an inset of the Marianas Islands.....
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.....
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.....
Amsterdam: Joannes Wolters, 1707.
The best edition of Strabo's "colossal work"Folio, with a fine engraved title-page, parallel text in Greek and Latin in double columns; well-preserved contemporary vellum, spine elegantly lettered in ink with in gilt ornament between raised bands, covers ornately gilt with complex central emblematic device. The.....
Amsterdam: Joannes Wolters, 1707.
The best edition of the text.Two volumes, folio, with a fine engraved title-page, parallel text in Greek and Latin in double columns; some wear affects joints of the first volume (yet binding still firm); a very good copy in contemporary full calf with raised bands.....