Catalogues

Just published

Just published

OUR NEW CATALOGUE includes some fine illustrated natural history material, literature and travel. Some of the catalogue items are examined in more detail on our website here . There are links to the relevant pages in the catalogue.

Books from a private collection. Part 9: Voyages of other Countries

Books from a private collection. Part 9: Voyages of other Countries

Following our offerings of French and English voyage books from the same collection, this catalogue describes voyages by other Countries, including: Spanish voyages to the Straits of Magellen by Sarmiento de Gamboa in the sixteenth-century, and Cordoba in the eighteenth, both in fine royal armorial bindings; the first formal publication of the Malaspina voyage to America; Russian discoveries in the north...

Books from a private collection. Part 7. English voyages after Cook.

Books from a private collection. Part 7. English voyages after Cook.

This catalogue describes English voyages after Cook, dating from Thomas Forrest's classic account of experiences in New Guinea and the East Indies (1779) to Guillemard's first hand account of his voyage in the Marchesa from Japan to the South Pacific (1886). These form part of the collection of a long-term client and friend of Hordern House, with a few additions; their...
Books from a private collection. Part 6: French "Grands Voyages"

Books from a private collection. Part 6: French "Grands Voyages"

This catalogue describes French voyage books associated with the "grands voyages", the major French enterprises of discovery and exploration of the early nineteenth century, dating from Baudin’s voyage at the start of the century and closing with Dumont d’Urville’s second voyage, completed in 1840. These form part of the collection of a long-term client and friend of Hordern House, with...

Pictorial Maritime History

Pictorial Maritime History

AS THE LOCKS ARE DISCARDED and our Island Home again takes its place on the world stage, Hordern House has chosen a selection of original maps, pictures and engravings that illustrate the diverse legacy of early European explorers and artists who charted and recorded our seas.
The earliest engraving is the 1571 rare map by Arias Montanus which shows for...
Pacific voyages and major travel

Pacific voyages and major travel

The 1821 French edition of Krusenstern’s world voyage puts us in mind of a Pacific Midsummer Night’s Dream with its enchanting lithographs, while the aquatints in the 1802 Relación of the Spanish voyage to the American Northwest coast include a depiction of a breathtaking celebration at Nootka Sound in 1792. These are accompanied in our new catalogue by other major...

Books from a private collection. Part 4: French voyages before 1800.

Books from a private collection. Part 4: French voyages before 1800.

This catalogue describes the fourth part of the collection of a long-term client and friend of Hordern House, with a few additions. The subject matter ranges from Bougainville and Crozet’s voyages to the La Pérouse expedition, covered in the collection in detail; its tragic fate would remain mysterious for forty years — the eighteenth century’s MH370.

Books from a private collection. Part 3: English voyage books before Cook

Books from a private collection. Part 3: English voyage books before Cook

A shelf of English voyage books of the pre-Cook period is described in our catalogue of the third part of the collection of a long-term client and friend of Hordern House, with a few additions; their collection has been assembled over several decades, with books acquired from ourselves as well as from other specialist dealers. Anson and Dampier appear here...