A diverse selection of cartographic material from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. In addition to freestanding maps the list includes bound volumes with their charts as issued, as well as a separate section of historically significant atlases. The list concludes with some scarce books relating to the history of map-making, and a handful of recently published reference books.
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Paris: Gravé par Tardieu, 1808.
French designs for South Australia.Engraved chart; 580 x 850 mm. Impressive early chart of the South Australian coastline revealing French colonial ambitions for Australia, a result of the survey undertaken during the Baudin expedition in Australian waters during 1802. As the title "Terre Napoleon".....
Paris: Dépôt Génerale de la Marine, 1765.
Edmund Halley and William Dampier's work carried on by BellinChart, engraved; 620 x 930 mm. Mid eighteenth century world map showing magnetic variation through the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. This map represents decades of work by several enlightenment luminaries. The scientific study.....
London: printed for Robert Sayer and John Bennet, 53 Fleet Street, 1775.
The great map of NewfoundlandEngraved chart, 560 x 750 mm. Attractive large-format map of the entire coast of Newfoundland, and a striking testament to Cook's incredible skill as a cartographer: this map was used in a beautiful.....
Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1785.
First French quarto editionFive quarto volumes, including the final atlas volume containing a total of 88 engraved maps and plates;uniform contemporary full calf armorial bindings. The desirable first French edition of the official account of Cook's third voyage, here in outstanding contemporary French bindings.....
Madrid: Ibarra, 1788-1793.
Patagonia and the straits of MagellanQuarto, two volumes bound together, with an engraved portrait of Magellan as frontispiece, five fine large folding maps and five folding tables; contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. The full first edition, complete with the separately published Apendice a la Relación (Madrid, 1793).....
Coimbra: Junta de Investigação do Ultramar-Lisboa, 1969-1971.
Cortesao's opus presented to Boies PenroseTwo volumes quarto, colour frontispieces and many plates, inscribed by the author; in the original maroon cloth. First edition in English, limited to 1,000 copies. This is a presentation copy of Cortesao's authoritative work, inscribed by him.....
Paris: Artus Bertrand, after 1828.
Tromelin voyage charts Rotuma.Engraved chart; 600 x 425 mm. Fine chart produced from the results of the Duperrey voyage through the Pacific (1822-1825) showing St. Augustine and Rotouma (modern day Rotuma). Both outlying islands are presently under the governance of Fiji. The expedition led.....
Adelaide: Government Printer, 1893.
Enormous geological chart of the central desertFolio, 78 pp., with two large folding maps each measuring 720 x 1530 mm., recent black cloth. First published report of the Elder Scientific Expedition of 1891, complete with the two magnificent lithographic maps of the central desert on.....
London: G and W. Nicol, 1814.
Prepared for Flinder's Australian atlasEngraved map measuring 668 x 469 mm., neatly backed upon linen. Original engraved chart of the Gulf of Carpentaria published for the atlas volume of Flinders' masterpiece A Voyage to Terra Australis. Charting this region was particularly difficult for.....
London: J.D. Potter, 1861.
The chronometers of HMS Fly, by an officer on boardOctavo, xvi, 228 pp., including appendices and tables. New edition, revised and considerably expanded. The work includes important statistical tables from the north Australian survey conducted by HMS Fly under the command of Francis Blackwood between.....
Paris: Didot l'aîné, 1790.
Ancient Greek geographersQuarto, with ten folding engraved maps; later half red grained morocco. An analysis of the geographical knowledge of the ancient Greeks undertaken by Gossellin for a contest set by the French Academie Royale des Inscriptions. The ten folding maps are particularly interesting for.....
Paris: Imprimerie de la République, Imprimerie Impériale, An VI  to 1813.
Greek and Roman geographers.Four volumes, quarto, with 53 maps on 28 folding plates and an engraved compass rose; contemporary half calf and marbled boards, original spines with double labels retained. Only edition of this substantial study of.....
London: Luzac & Co., 1899.
With the Southland chart by by Hessel GerritszLarge quarto, with numerous photogravure plates and two folding maps printed in colour, a fine copy in early quarter black morocco, gilt decorated spine with crimson label. First edition of this important work, here offered in a......
London: J. Stockdale, 1789.
The first printed map of SydneyEngraved map, 530 x 470 mm. (sheet size). The first printed map of the settlement at Sydney Cove with fascinating details of the colony in its earliest days. It was engraved for the 1789 London publication of Phillip's Voyage to.....
London: W. Faden, 1822.
"Fine pasture country, uninhabited and considered as neutral ground"Engraved chart, hand coloured; 605 x 890 mm. Detailed topographic map of the Albany district (present day South Africa) presenting a wilderness mapped but largely untamed. This map was published by William Faden (1749-1836), one of the.....
Paris: Dépôt Général de la Marine, 1833.
The original township of Montevideo in 1831Engraved chart, two conjoined sheets measuring 655 x 988 mm. in total. Splendid map of the coastline of Uruguay - with detail of the original city grid of Montevideo - from the golden age of French.....
Bruxelles: Pilliet, 1852-1854-, 1857.
Rare complete set with the full complement of mapsFour parts text bound in one volume, with epilogue and atlas volumes, the latter oblong folio; 18 plates (some folding) in the text volumes, 50 plates (see note) in the atlas volume, excellent impressions of all the.....
Lisbon: Typographia da Academia, 1863.
Controversial study of the Dieppe mapsQuarto, 24 pp., with a map integral to the text, original printed wrappers; a pleasing partially uncut copy. A controversial treatise claiming the primary discovery of the Australian continent as a Portuguese achievement. This theory derives from the author's.....
Abbeville: Paillart et Retaux, 1873.
A pioneering revisionist voyage historianOctavo, 114pp., plus additional single leaf promoting the Société, old quarter roan. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the author: a thorough examination of Richard Henry Major's Life of Henry the Navigator by a member of the Société de Géographie.....
Adelaide: published by the author, 1953-, 1955.
Scarce self-published biography of FlindersTwo volumes, quarto, plates and maps, fine in original blue cloth. Limited edition of 500 copies (complete with the supplementary volume of 200 copies only). From the preface: 'The purpose of these modest pages is to present, with.....
Paris: Armand-Aubree, 1837.
Beautiful matching setSix volumes, small quarto, with a total of 38 engraved maps of various sizes, dissected and laid down onto 22 folding linen sheets (each about 480 x 680 mm); eight pages of descriptive text in folio format in vol. V; contemporary French quarter morocco.....
London: W. Bulmer, 1800.
Hanno the Navigator and the ancient naval empire of CarthageThick quarto, portrait frontispiece and eleven maps (ten folding), an excellent copy in contemporary polished calf, spine in panels with large crimson morocco labels. Handsome copy of the scarce first edition of Major James Rennell's magisterial.....