• # 22949

    HAWKESWORTH, John; COOK, James and KING James

    An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his present Majesty for making discoveries in the southern hemisphere,

    and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, Ll.D. in three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety …

  • # 22645

    N. K. ATLAS

    Map for the blind titled ‘Australie’.

    Paris : N. K. Atlas, circa 1880. Map, 175 x 227 mm (card), without any printing, the outline of the continents and adjacent islands cut by die, the lettering embossed in relief. A rare map for the blind of the Australian continent. The writing system devised by Louis Braille (1809-1852) was first published in 1829, …

  • # 22557

    DARTON, William (1781-1854)

    The world dissected upon the best principles to teach youth geography.

    London : made by William Darton, 58 Holborn Hill, 1820. Jigsaw puzzle map of the world in two hemispheres, dissected and laid on mahogany, in the publisher’s original wooden box with sliding lid, paper labels to the lid and sides, ‘Darton, London. Warranted’; also titled ‘The world from the best authorities’. A rare early puzzle …

  • # 22555

    Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)

    Histoire générale des voyages,

    ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues … … Paris : Didot, 1746 – 1789. Twenty volumes, quarto (290 x 230 mm), uniformly bound in period full French speckled calf, ruled in gilt, …

  • # 22556

    [SCHUTZ, Friedrich G.]

    Darstellung der fünf Welttheile durch Zufammensetzung in eine Kugelaehnliche Gestalt, zur leichteren Vorstellung und Gebrauch beim geographischen Unterricht in Schulen über die Beschaffenheit & Eintheilung der Erde

    Stuttgart : Friedrich G. Schutz, circa 1820. Collapsible globe in 6 gores, engraved with hand colouring, laid down on thin card, each gore 175 x 66 mm (irregular), in fine condition with vivid original colour; Australia with P. Nuyts Land, De Witsland, Eintrachts Land, Arnheims Land, Van Diemensland, Carpenteria and Basses Strasse all marked; the gores …

  • # 19849

    d'ANVILLE, Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon (1697-1782)

    Atlas général

    [Paris : circa 1780]. Elephant folio, 28 x 18 inches (730 x 465 mm), full green morocco, floral gilt decoration to edges, spine in compartments and lettered in gilt with contrasting red morocco title label (rebacked onto vellum with some early restoration to the upper portion), gilt stamped bee designs to the compartments of the …

  • # 20016

    WALLIS, John (Senior)

    Wallis’s new dissected map of Asia.

    Engraved from the latest authorities for the use of young students in geography. London (42 Skinner Street) : John Wallis, circa 1813. Engraved map of Asia and Australia, trimmed as issued without title or imprint, original hand colouring, pasted on wood and dissected into pieces (two of which are in facsimile, the Caspian Sea and central …

  • # 22215


    [COOK]. Newton & Berry’s new terrestrial globe 1831

    [London] : Newton & Berry, 1831. Terrestrial pocket globe, 1.5 inches (3.9 cm) in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colour over papier-mâché and plaster sphere, the surface in fine order with a recent shellac applied for protection, two metal pins resting the globe in the original turned mahogany case with fitted lid; a very fine …

  • # 20141

    ARROWSMITH, John (1790-1873)

    The London atlas of universal geography, exhibiting the physical & political divisions of the various countries of the world, constructed from original materials.

    London : John Arrowsmith, 1842 (1847). Folio (545 mm tall), contemporary full black morocco, ruled and lettered in gilt (scuffed, corners worn), marbled endpapers, owner’s name of James McCurly inscribed to the engraved titlepage, preface and contents page dated 1847 (the fore edge with some loss and restoration in manuscript), contents leaf in manuscript, 50 …

  • # 22259

    GRUNDEMANN, Reinhold (1836-1924)

    [MAP] Missions-Weltkarte zur Übersicht sämmtlicher evangelischen Missions-Gebiete,

    entworfen und gezeichnet von Dr R. Grundemann, Hilfsprediger (Herbst 1862). Zu haben in den Missionshäusern zu Barmen, Basel, Berlin, Hermannsburg und Leipzig. Im Buchhandel bei H. Petersen in Halle. Der Reinertrag ist zum Besten der Mission bestimmt. Die Ausgabe in andern Sprachen ist vorbehalten. Leipzig : Geographisch-Lithographisches Institut H. Kunsch, [1862 or 1863]. First edition. Lithographed …

  • # 21871

    NOBUKAZU, Yosai (1872 - 1944)

    [SYDNEY]. Godaishu Kanyu Sugoroku [Boardgame of a World Trip]

    Tokyo : Tsunashima Kamekichi, Meiji 23 (1890). Woodblock printed in colour, 712 x 698 mm, lined with Japanese tissue, old folds as issued, a clean and bright example. A board game of a voyage around the world, starting in Yokohama and with illustrated vignette scenes of the destinations visited, including Vanvouver, San Francisco, Niagara Falls, New …

  • # 22342

    AĞANIN, Hasan (publisher)

    صغير جغرافي اطلاسى [Small Geographical Atlas] 

    Constantinople : Hasan Ağanın [circa 1890]. Octavo, printed mauve papered boards with image of a globe (edges chipped), cloth spine, salmon endpapers (gutters split, early Armenian owner’s inscription dated 1892); unpaginated, 14 double page lithographed maps with hand colouring; a very good example. A rare Ottoman atlas of the world published in Constantinople by the …

  • # 21927

     جغرافياى طبيعى. اساس مختصر [Coğrafya-yi tabii ilmine esas-i muhtasar] [Physical Geography : the fundamentals]. 

    Constantinople : Boyaciyan Agop Matbaasında [Akkub Boyajian], 1908. Quarto, publisher’s blue cloth (slight wear to spine), gilt-titled in Ottoman Turkish, pp. 95, nine chromolithograph world maps, numerous illustrations in the text, text in Ottoman Turkish; a fine copy. A rare and sophisticated Ottoman book on geography published in Constantinople (Istanbul) by Armenian publisher Akkub Boyajian, who specialized …

  • # 22565


    [MAP] The Pacific Ocean

    London : Edward Stanford, 12, 13 & 14 Long Acre, W.C., [c.1920]. Dissected and folding colour map, linen-backed (some panels lifting from the linen), 520 x 685 mm, lower right-hand margin printed Stanford’s Geographical Establishment; lower left-hand corner printed London Atlas Series, the map in good condition, mild toning to the margins and a few very light marks; …

  • # 21946

    COLLINS, H. G.

    The emigrant’s map of the world

    London : H. G. Collins, circa 1852. Map with original hand colouring, lithographed from an engraving by J. Archer, 315 x 715 mm, dissected and laid on linen, showing the routes of emigrant ships from Britain to the colonies and distant lands, the map format unusually extended ‘in an east and west direction to show …

  • # 21992

    COLLINS, H. G.

    The emigrant’s map of the world

    London : H. G. Collins, circa 1853. Map with original hand colouring, lithographed from an engraving by J. Archer, 310 x 705 mm (border of map), archival tape repairs to a couple of folds, showing the routes of emigrant ships from Britain to the colonies and distant lands, the map format unusually extended ‘in an …