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Paris: Chez L. Tenré, 1836. Quarto, with two folding maps and numerous full-page engraved plates;an attractive copy in contemporary gilt half morocco trade binding. Popular account of the natural wonders and indigenous peoples of South America, compiled by the veteran explorer naturalist Alcide Dessalines d'Orbigny (1802-1857). An accomplished microbiologist, d'Orbigny.....
Paris: Tastu, 1833.
Indigenous dwellings of Australia and New ZealandHand-coloured lithograph depicting four native huts, 340 x 520 mm., very good. Hand-coloured lithograph depicting four native huts, two from New Zealand, one from Jervis Bay (with a distinctive cone shape) and the other from King George's Sound. The Astrolabe...
Sydney: Hordern House, 1996. Octavo, with 7 illustrations; quarter blue calf and marbled boards. Facsimile of the Account of the Discoveries made in the South Pacifick Ocean previous to 1764, acknowledged as one of the rarest of all eighteenth-century publications about the Pacific and Australia. Now, for the first time...
Sydney: Hordern House, 1996.
Hordern House: Maritime Series 3Octavo, with 7 illustrations; quarter blue calf and marbled boards. Facsimile of the Account of the Discoveries made in the South Pacifick Ocean previous to 1764, acknowledged as one of the rarest of all eighteenth-century publications about the Pacific and Australia...
London: W. Stahan and T. Cadell, 1771.
Biographical and anecdotal history of the timesTwo volumes, quarto, with the erratum leaf in the second volume; a very good set in contemporary polished calf, with double spine labels in red and green morocco. A handsome set in a contemporary binding of...
Paris: Didot, 1753.
With Dampier's famous botanical plates newly engravedDuodecimo, two folding plates, very good copy in contemporary full patterned calf. With voyage accounts extracted from the larger published accounts of Françoise Pelsart, Abel Tasman, William Dampier and Willem Schouten. Of special interest are the two attractive folding plates.....
Rouen: Robert Machuel le jeune & Eustache Herault, 1715.
A beautiful set of the first full collection of DampierFive volumes, duodecimo, with a total of 34 engraved maps, coastal profiles and harbour plans (12 folding) and 32 plates (13 folding) including engraved title pages and frontispiece for volume I-III;...
London: Argonaut Press, 1939. Octavo, frontispiece, folding map and other facsimile plates, fine in half green crushed morocco by Sangorski, top-edge gilt, spine with raised bands. A foundation document in the discovery of Australia, here offered in a splendid binding by Sangorski and Sutcliff. This Argonaut Press edition includes a....
London: John Harris, 1744.
Emanuel Bowen map of Dampier's discoveriesEngraved chart measuring 245 x 410 mm. (sheet size). The fine Bowen map of William Dampier's discoveries along the Papuan coastline and adjacent islands. Dampier sailed in the Roebuck in January of 1699, landing in Shark Bay, Western Australia in...
Leipzig: Arkstee & Merkus, 1754.
Dampier for German readersQuarto, with 26 maps and plates (numbered 1-25 with a plate 10 bis); contemporary calf. German compendium of travel accounts published in the mid-eighteenth-century, including Dampier's voyages and excellent maps of Australia and the South Pacific. This single volume from a....
Amsterdam: Jansson, 1646.
Across the Pacific to New GuineaEngraved map, 185 x 435 mm.; with central fold, in fine condition and mounted. Important early map of the Pacific with insets of the Le Maire Strait and New Guinea from Commelin's compendium of Dutch voyages, Begin Ende Voortgangh. This map...
Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1930. Large octavo, colour illustrations; original gilt-decorated cloth. An attractive copy of Dana's masterpiece of reportage. Dana, a Harvard man, spent two years voyaging by sea between 1834 and 1836, visiting many ports in the Americas. His work is vivid and important, particularly regarding California and rounding...
London: Edward Moxon, 1850. Octavo, a fine copy in a handsome mid nineteenth-century polished half calf prize binding, ornate gilt spine with crimson morocco label. A handsomely bound collection of treasured voyage and travel accounts. The volume includes four classic narratives: Dana's Two Years Before the Mast, Cleveland's Voyages and...
New York: circa 1886.
After the dance portraitMezzotint engraving with facsimile signature below portrait, 254 x 178 mm. This beautiful engraving, after the portrait of Cook by Nathaniel Dance, was published circa 1886 for The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia. The Picturesque Atlas publishing company was set up to publish...
London: House of Commons, 14 July, 1828.
Governor Darling roasted over the coalsTall quarto, 10 pp. and docket title sheet; unfolded. Fascinating collection of published correspondence from Governor Darling to British Parliament concerning the dramatic punishment of troops dodging their service in the New South Wales 57th Regiment. Darling...
Melbourne: Government printer, 1864.
Western Australia - the last convict colonySingle foolscap sheet. Parliamentary printing of a despatch from the acting Colonial Secretary, Henry Pelham Clinton (the fifth Lord Newcastle) to Governor Sir Charles Darling concerning the removal of convicts from Victoria to Western Australia: 'recommends that all male...
Sydney: 27 May 1828.
From convict to coach proprietorBifolium, printed form on vellum, early folds and some soiling, seal detached. A good, large original document, with signatures of the governor Sir Ralph Darling and Alexander McLeay, and remnants of red wax seal, granting a conditional pardon. William Cuthbert had...
London: Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 1 July 1830.
Freedom of the Press in SydneyFolio, 60 pp.; quarter calf, bookplate. A gritty insight into colonial politics of the 1820s, pitting individual liberty and the freedom of the press against the power of Governor Ralph Darling...
London: Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 1 September 1835.
Governor Darling attacked and exoneratedFolio, 168 pp., complete with the original blue printed wrappers bound in at end; edges uncut; a very attractive copy in a good modern binding of half blue morocco. A very good...
London: Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 20 July 1832.
W.C. Wentworth goes for Governor Darling in the Sudds caseFolio, 55 pp. and docket title; in a modern binding of quarter leather. One of the key pieces in the controversy over Governor Darling's handling of the...
London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1791.
Botany Bay and the Wedgwood medallionTwo parts in one volume, quarto, with separate title-pages to each part, two frontispieces, one engraved vignette in Part II, and 18 engraved plates, of which nine in Part I (four folding) and nine in Part II;; an...
London: published by William Mackenzie, circa 1885.
Portrait of the great scientist as an old manSteel engraving, 107 x 134 mm. within larger sheet, An engraved portrait of the legendary naturalist Charles Darwin. The engraving is taken from an image by the famous studio of Elliott & Fry, specialists...
London: John Stockdale, 1792.
First exploration of the Sydney basinEngraved chart measuring 415 x 548 mm. Important early map of the colony showing both coastal surveys and the extent of inland exploration attempted during the first three years of settlement. William Dawes is remembered as one of the most...
London: William Day, 1854.
The charm of Table BayLithographed plan; 340 x 425 mm. Attractive English map of Cape Town, showing the street plan of the city with detail of public parks and thoroughfares, the waterfront onto Table Bay, cemeteries, hospitals, quarries and the like. The lower portion of...