This month we have featured one of the finest Pacific illustrated books of the nineteenth century, "Sketches in New Zealand" by Richard Oliver (1811-1889) who commanded the HMS Fly on survey voyages of New Zealand and Pacific waters between 1847 and 1851. This is a beautiful copy of the rare coloured issue, complete in the original illustrated wrappers. To view in full please click here.
We have also uploaded a selection of twenty five manuscripts relating chiefly to the Pacific voyages of Cook, de Bougainville and Dumont D'Urville, together with documents of early Australian colonial settlement.
To see the full catalogue please click here.