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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: 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...
Amsterdam: circa 1680.
Tasman map by Blaeu's apprenticeEngraved map, 460 x 560 mm., superb handcolouring; mounted. Fine early map of the East Indies showing the discoveries of Tasman by Frederick de Wit, at a time when he was one of the foremost map-makers in Holland. His firm's 'maps were...
London? circa 1800.
Popular issueEngraving, 16.5 x 22 cm. (image size), a good strong impression, mounted. An unusual version of the famous scene at Kealakekua Bay, in a very good impression.Although the original image on which this is loosely based is clearly that of Webber, the engraving bears close...
New York: I. Riley and Co., 1806. Three volumes, octavo, large folding map with closed tear at the fold, with light browning and foxing typical of American books of the era, but here unusually moderate; a very good set in attractive contemporary marbled sheep (scuffed, joints rubbed) original green morocco...
N.p. (Japan): 1854.
A Dutch ship in NagasakiStitch sewn booklet measuring 149 x 79 mm., with two fine coloured woodblock prints, one double-page; original stitched wrappers, original cloth folding case; now preserved in a quarter morocco box. Charming Japanese publication, with two fine coloured woodcuts, one a double-page view...
Nagasaki: Toshimaya, dated An'ei 9, i.e. 1780.
The earliest printed view of Deshima island, reserved for the VOC tradersWoodblock print measuring 550 x 420 mm., with highlights in contemporary handcolouring; in an excellent modern frame. Rare and beautiful bird's-eye view of Deshima island in the bay of Nagasaki, the...
London: G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823. Tall quarto, copperplate engraved music and text;; contemporary half calf, a very handsome copy, the spine gilt and with an unusual triple "harlequin" set of labels in red, white & blue. First edition of this early collection of the patriotic ditties and rollicking shanties...
London: T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1770-, 1772. Three volumes, quarto, folding map and eight plates (including frontispieces), a fine set in handsome contemporary gilt decorated calf, spine in raised bands with red and green morocco labels. A beautifully bound set of Dow's history of Bengal, illustrated with...
London: Printed by S. Gosnell for T. Chapman, 1799.
"Greater Australia" before FlindersQuarto, with six plates and seven maps (most folding), list of subscribers, errata leaf, library markings but a fine tall copy in modern red half calf by Sangorski. First edition, an attractive copy of the Chapman edition...
Turin: Stabilimento Tipografico Fontana, 1841.
With additional material on Hawaii and CaliforniaTwo volumes, octavo, four wood-engraved plates, errata page present at end of first volume; a really handsome copy in the original printed boards. First appearance in this important Italian translation, much expanded with additional chapters from its first...
N.P. N.D., but circa 1832.
Dumont d'Urville presents his new work to a scientific opinion-makerSingle sheet of laid paper, 207 x 260 mm., folded vertically to form a letter, written in a small and neat hand to first page and addressed – but not stamped – to the last...
Paris: Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, 1832-33.
Special version of the Dumont d'Urville voyageTen octavo text volumes bound as five, and folio atlas with a portrait of Dumont d'Urville and 20 maps and plates (six coloured); a good set in a recent French period-style binding of quarter dark blue polished.....
Stockholm: Ecksteinska Boktryckeriet, 1836-, 1839.
Swedish edition of a voyage classicEight volumes bound in seven, duodecimo; a very attractive set in contemporary patterned wrappers, with hand-lettered papered spine labels. Rare Swedish edition of Dumont d'Urville's historical account of voyages around the world from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries...
Paris: Depaulis, 1826.
Departure medal for the first Dumont D'Urville expeditionBronze medal, 50 mm. Rare original medallion commemorating the departure on 25 April 1826 of the first voyage of the Astrolabe to the South Seas, under the command of Dumont d'Urville.The Astrolabe (Duperrey's old ship the Coquille renamed in...
Original descriptions of Tasmania by a member of the Dumont d'Urville expeditionThree manuscripts, variously 4pp., 1½pp and 2pp., folio (approx. 365 x 225 mm); loose leaves in custom-made morocco box lettered "Dumont d'Urville. Tasmanie: Voyage de l'Astrolabe. Manuscrit autographe" Rare and important original manuscript source for the...
Paris: Depaulis, 1826.
Departure of the AstrolabeBronze medal, 50 mm, Rare original medallion commemorating the departure on 25 April 1826 of the first voyage of the Astrolabe to the South Seas, under the command of Dumont d'Urville.The Astrolabe (Duperrey's old ship the Coquille renamed in honour of La Pérouse)...
Paris: circa 1846. Tinted lithograph, 220 x 365 mm., disbound. Original lithograph from Dumont d'Urville's "Voyage au Pole Sud", showing a beautiful New Guinea harbor scene, with the two ships anchored and a survey party at work.Dumont d'Urville's instruction from King Louis-Philippe was to explore the South Pole. Up to...
Paris: circa 1845. Tinted lithograph, 230 x 380 mm., mounted in acid-free card. Original lithograph from Dumont d'Urville's Voyage au Pole Sud, the official published account of his second voyage through the South Pacific into Antarctic waters.Dumont d'Urville's instruction from King Louis-Philippe was to explore the South Pole. Up to...
Paris: Tastu, 1833.
Iconic indigenous portraitsLithographic sheet measuring 340 x 540 mm. Original lithograph from the official account of the Dunont d'Urville expedition, comprising portrait studies of West Australian Aborigines.Louis de Sainson, the topographical draughtsman travelling with the expedition, made many detailed studies of the local inhabitants of King...
Paris: Tastu, 1833.
Colonial architect Francis GreenwayLithographed view on china paper, mounted, well coloured, 215 x 310 mm. This view of the Governor's Stables shows the original Francis Greenway building before changes. Greenway, the colony's first architect worked under the patronage of Governor Lachlan Macquarie. This building still stands...
Paris: Tatsu, 1833. Lithographed view, 205 x 355 mm. The Astrolabe (Duperrey's old ship the Coquille, renamed in honour of La Pérouse) sailed from Toulon in April 1826. Dumont d'Urville was instructed to explore the principal island groups in the South pacific, completing the work of the Duperrey voyage, on...