L’arte del navigare, con il regimento della Tramontana e del sole; e la vera regola et osservanza del flusso e reflusso delle acque sotto breve compendio ridotta.
[No place], 1587. Manuscript, quarto; 66 leaves followed by 13 leaves with additions in a different hand, 8 full-page illustrations (including one of the Southern Cross constellation), 4 with volvelles (movable paper figures); with a dedication to Don Pietro Borgia, Prince of Squillace (d. c.1624), dated 1587, and an accompanying sonnet; contemporary limp vellum sewn …
[HALLEY, Edmond, 1656-1742]
A Amsterdam, Chez Wolfgang, Waesberge, Boom, & van Someren, 1687. Tome quatrième. Duodecimo, contemporary full calf (rubbed), spine with raised bands with gilt ornament and lettering, edges speckled red, title with woodcut vignette, pp 552, [24 index], with  folding copperplate map (148 x 480 mm) and  folding copperplate diagram; with woodcut vignettes; woodcut …
STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870
including scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manilla (sic), the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena. London : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832. Two volumes in one, thick octavo, contemporary half green morocco over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornament, hinges cracked, front free-endpaper with early presentation inscription 'To …
Parliament of Great Britain
By the Commissioners for managing and causing to be levied and collected HIs Majesty's Customs and other Duties 23d November 1832. [Great Britain : Parliament, 1833]. Quarto, disbound from a volume of H.M. Customs General Orders for 1833, [pp 12], with ink annotations. Contains a list of foreign goods that can be shipped duty free and …
Spain. Sovereign (1759-1788 : Charles III); Peru. Manuel de Amat y Junient, Viceroy
$1,500 USD De orden de S.M. Reimpreso en Lima en la Oficina de los Niños Huérfanos, . Folio, modern marbled boards with morocco title label lettered in gilt; , 12 pp; title leaf with engraved vignette of royal coat of arms, sign of the cross at the head; initial. Originally published: [Madrid]: En la Oficina …
Mariz Carneiro, António de, d. 1642
$15,000 USD Maranhaõ, Ilhas, et Indias Occidentaes. Em Lisboa : Na officina de Lourenço de Anueres, 1642. Small quarto, full straight-grained morocco, gilt; spine with gilt lettering and ornament; pp [viii], 108; page 31 misnumbered 13; pp 81-108 misnumbered 51-78; decorative woodcut initials; trimmed by the binder along the top margin, shaving the top from a …
Mendes Pinto, Fernão, d. 1583; Cogan, Henry (translator)
$9,000 USD one and twenty years in the Kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchinchina, Calaminham, Siam, Pegu, Japan, and a great part of the East-Indiaes : with a relation and description of most of the places thereof, their religion, laws, riches, customs, and government in time of peace and war : where he five times suffered …
Tavares de Velles Guerreiro, João, active 1718
$150,000 USD Deos de Macao na China, fes de Goa athe chegar a ditta cide. : divida em duas partes. [Macau] : [s.n.], . Folio, near contemporary calf, rebacked; Chinese patterned paper wrappers; title page with contemporary inscription to bottom margin, a name roughly erased and paper restored; pp 185, [blank]; printed xylographically on one …
PEREIRA CRESPO, Lúcio Albino
$12,500 USD Manuscript journal. Octavo (195 x 120 mm), original marbled papered card covers, first page with calligraphic title: Brigue “Mondego” de S. M. F. – Viagens: de Macáo a Siam.– de Siaõ a Singapore e de Singapore a Macáo. – De Janeiro a Maio – 1859. Lúcio Albino P[ereira] Crespo 2º Tenente da Armada; ff ; …
Suárez de Figueroa, Cristóbal (1571-after 1644)
$100,000 USD A don Ivan Andres Hurtado de Mendoça su hijo, marques de Cañete, Señor de las Villas de Argete y su partido, Montero mayor del Rey nuestro señor, Guarda mayor de la ciudad de Cuenca, etta / por el doctor Christoval Suarez de Figueroa. En Madrid : en la Imprenta Real, Año 1616. Second …
Thévenot, Melchisédec (1620-1692)
$55,000 USD et qu’on a traduit ou tiré des Iriginaux des Voyageurs François, Espagnols, Allemands, Portugais, Anglois, Hollandois, Persans, Arabes & autres Orientaux, données au public par les soins de feu M. Melchisedec Thevenot. Le tout enrichi de figures, de plantes non décrites, d’Animaux inconnus à l’Europe, et de Cartes Geographiques, qui n’ont point encore été publiées. …
Anson, George, Baron (1696-1762); Walter, Richard
$2,400 USD door den heere George Anson, opperbevelhebber over een esquader Engelsche schepen op een expeditie naar de Zuidzee : opgesteld uit de papieren en bescheiden van den hoog ed. George, Lord Anson zelven, en onder zyn Opzigt uitgegeven door Richard Walter, M .A., Kapellaan, gedurende die expeditie, van ‘t schip den Centurion. Opgehelderd met …
Tench, Captain Watkin (1758-1833)
$8,000 USD with an account of New south Wales, its production, inhabitants, &c. To which is subjoined, a list of the civil and military establishments at Port Jackson. London : J. Debrett, 1789. Second edition. Octavo, half-calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with gilt fleurons, gilt lettered morocco title label, pp [xii, including the …
Bligh, William (1754-1817)
$12,500 USD and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship’s boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies. Illustrated with charts. London : George Nicol, 1790. Quarto, quarter-calf over marbled boards, expertly rebacked, new spine and corners, contrasting morocco title label, folding …
Burney, James (1750-1821)
$12,500 USD London : Printed by Luke Hansard, … and sold by G. and W. Nicol … 1803-17. Five volumes, quarto, recased using the original marbled papered boards, spines with raised bands, lettered in gilt Pacific Ocean / Burney and with volume numbers also stamped in gilt, each volume with the original marbled endpapers preserved, and discreet stamps …
PREVOST, abbé (1697-1763); KAEMPFER, Engelbert (1651-1716)
[JAPAN] Historische Beschryving der Reizen, of Nieuwe en volkome Verzameling van de aller-waardigste
en zeldsaamste Zee- en Landtogten ter ontdekkinge en naspeuringe gedaan … in Europa, Azia, Afrika, en Amerika … Te Amsterdam : J. Roman, G. de Groot, J. Loveringh, G. Tielenburg, S. van Esveldt, en P. Schouten, 1758. Volume 17 (of 21) of the Dutch edition of abbé Prévost's Histoire générale des voyages. Quarto, contemporary quarter calf …
Being some account of the ultimate development of the ocean-going square-rigged vessel, and the manner of her handling, her voyage-making, her personnel, her economics, her performance, and her end. Illustrated with the author's photographs and diagrams and drawings by Harold A. Underhill. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Octavo, illustrated cloth, illustrated endpapers, pp. …
SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry (1874-1922)
Öfversättning från författarens manuskript af Carl Forsstrand. Stockholm : Norstedt, 1910. Two volumes, small quarto, original gilt stamped light blue cloth (lower boards lightly rubbed; spines softened at head and tail and with a couple a tiny marks, else bright and fine); marbled endpapers, front free-endpapers with original ownership inscriptions dated 1918; pp xlii, 331; 408; …
DEPERTHES, Jean-Louis-Hubert-Simon (1730-1792)
hivernements, délaissemens, incendies, famines, famines, & autres evénements funestes sur mer, qui ont été publiées depuis le quinzieme siecle jusqu'à présens. Par M.D. … … A Paris : Chez Cuchet, Libraire, rue & maison Serpente, An III me. de la République [1794-95]. First edition. Three volumes, octavo, original plain grey wrappers, spines with contemporary printed …
EASTERN & AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY; LORCK, W. (editor)
: including trips to America and Europe / edited by W. Lorck. Sydney : Edward Lee & Co. [for The Eastern and Australian Steamship Company], 1904. “Edition de luxe” (p. xv). Large octavo, original cloth boards with pictorial onlay to upper board (rubbed), spine lettered in pen 'Handbook to the East', hinges weakened, pp xviii, …
D'ENTRECASTEAUX, Antoine Bruni [Bruny] (1737-1793)
[Toulon : 8 May 1781]. Manuscript in black ink on single sheet of wove paper, 170 x 220 mm; document written by the lieutenant of the ship Castellan, signed lower left in brown ink 'Bruny Entrecasteaux' [French naval officer and explorer Bruni d'Entrecasteaux]; the document is in support of a sailor, Joseph Augustin Recours, who, whilst …
[MOON, Henry, attributed]
With the encampment of her crew, and their march across the island of New Zealand : blended with moral and scriptural illustrations, by One of her Crew. Landport [Portsmouth] : Annett and Robinson, 1858. First edition. Duodecimo, original cloth (a little rubbed) with title label on upper board, pp [x], , 127; a near fine …
BANAU, Jean Baptiste
et à préserver de leur contagion; par M. BANAU, docteur en médecine et ancien médecin des hopitaux. A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris : Chez l'auteur, rue de Savoie, 1784. Octavo, contemporary quarter calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with gilt ornament and lettering; marbled edges; a presentation copy inscribed by the author on …
BEAGLEHOLE, John Cawte (editor)
Comprising Vol. 1. The voyage of the Endeavour, 1768-1771 – Vol. 2. The voyage of the Resolution and Adventure, 1772-1775 – Vol. 3. pts. 1-2 The voyage of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776-1780 – Portfolio of maps. Woodridge, UK : The Boydell Press (in association with Hordern House, Sydney). A comprehensiove reproduction of Cook's journals, …
FORBES, David W.
Volume I: 1780-1830. Volume II: 1831-1850. Volume III: 1851-1880. Volume IV: 1881- 1900. Sydney : Hordern House and Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 1999-2003. Quarto (250 x 205 mm.), four volumes, printed in black and red, bound in fine-weave green cloth. The complete set, as new condition. “The long-awaited bibliography of Hawaiiana, many years in …
London : Bayley & Ferguson, 2 Great Marlborough St., W. (incorporating F. Leadbeater & Son, Manchester) ; Glasgow, 54 Queen Street, [between 1890 and 1900]. Cover: Dedicated to Messrs Ismay. Imrie & Co. Folio, publisher's pictorial wrappers (re-stapled); 11 pages of music notation (arrangement for piano); rear wrapper is a “specimen page” with the first section …
1878. Albumen print photograph of twin engravings by an unidentified artist, carte de visite format, 62 x 100 mm, captioned below each image, verso with imprint of the photographic studio of George Richards, Ballarat; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition. The wreck of the Loch Ard was one of the most …
Oblong octavo, colour wrappers, pp , map, illustrations, list of passangers. Passanger list for the Orient Line pleasure cruise to the Mediterranean on the S.S. Otranto, departing London 21st April 1928. 8 pages are devoted to advertising the Orient Line to Australia, including images of the ship's interior, map of the route, list of agents …
Adventures ashore and afloat in North Australia. London : G. Bell & Sons, 1912. Octavo, lettered cloth in dustjacket issued by Cole's Book Arcade, Melbourne and Adelaide (a few chips but overall very good), pp. 327, illustrations, folding map. Scarce in the dustjacket.
[Title from pencilled inscription]. Circa 1920. Watercolour and gouache on paper, 173 x 253 mm, watercolour initials of the artist “I.M.” and caption in pencil, both at lower right; further pencilled inscription at lower left (illegible); laid down on modern board; in fine condition.
PORTMAN, Arthur F.B.
Small quarto size notebook, limp flush-cut cloth (spine repaired with tape), approximately  pages of manuscript entries, comprising the abstract log kept by 2nd Mate Arthur Portman for each of six voyages of the cargo and passenger ship Carlisle Castle: London to Melbourne, May-August 1885; Melbourne to London, November 1885-February 1886; London to Melbourne, March-August 1886; Melbourne …
CURLING & DOGGETT; [THOMAS TRAPP & SONS]
London : Curling & Doggett, 1874. Single sheet, 210 x 260 mm, lithograph printed on thin paper, cartouche illustration at upper left, manuscript entries recording the shipment of 150 cases of brandy (each with a dozen bottles) for Thomas Trapp & Sons, bound for Otago (Port Chalmers) for B.B. & C., Dunedin; embossed at upper …
Spoken by Miss Kate Inglis, on presenting her with a Bouquet of Flowers, when opening St. Andrew's Flower Show and Sale of Work, in the Town Hall, Parramatta, April 20th, 1893. Card, 165 x 117 mm, printed in gilt and with gilt edges; verso blank; a few light marks, otherwise in very good condition. Sir …
REED, E. J.
and its effects in still water, in waves, and in exceptional positions on shore. From the Philosophical Transactions – Part II. 1871. London : printed by Taylor and Francis, 1871. Quarto, fine presentation binding of full crushed blue moroco, monogrammed with the author's initials in nautical emblems to centre of front board, gilr rule and …
Villedieu-Vaison : Grande imprimerie provençale, 1906. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers; a presentation copy inscribed on the front free-endpaper by the author for his friend Leon Carrias; frontispiece portrait of the author; 246 pp; title page with identification of author in red pen; otherwise a fine copy. A round-the-world travel memoir containing chapters on the United …
KERAUDREN, Pierre François (1769-1857?)
dans les ports et à la mer. Paris : Annales maritimes et coloniales. II.e partie. Année 1824. – Juin. Octavo, bound in contemporary marbled wrappers, pp , 457-541, with an engraved diagram of a furnace ventilator (p.540); light browning to some of the leaves, but a very good copy. Text in French. An important treatise …
London : Sampson Low, Marston and Co., 1901. First edition. Octavo, rexine boards lettered in gilt, original wrappers bound in; bookplates of George Mackaness and Nancye Kent Perry; 31 pp; a very good copy. Ferguson, 7267; Pescott, 107; Carlsmith, 102. “An attempt to determine at what point 'Sting Ray Harbour', so named by Captain Cook, …
PENROSE, John, Rev.
London : John Murray, 1850. First edition. Octavo, original blind embossed cloth, spine lettered gilt; John Shillinglaw's copy, with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown and ownership inscription dated 1886 to free-endpaper; pp ix, , 301; some pencilled marginalia and notes on the rear blank pages; a bright, sound copy. Beddie 2485; not in Hill. …
IRELAND, John; TELLER, Thomas (editor)
and William Doyley who were wrecked in the ship Charles Eaton on an island in the South Seas. New Haven, Connecticut : S. Babcock, . Series: Teller's Tales, New Series, no. 5. Probably the first American edition. Square duodecimo, original decorative stiff wrappers (rubbed and darkened; short tears at fore-edge of upper wrapper; paper loss …
RALEIGH, Walter, Sir (1552?-1618); [DANIEL, Samuel, attributed, 1562-1619]
entitled the conqueror. Written by Sir Walter Raleigh, Kt. and dedicated to the then Earl of Salisbury. London : Printed for Sam. Keble at the Great-Turks-Head in Fleet-street. And Dan. Brown at the Black-Swan and Bible without Temple-Bar, 1693. First edition. Small octavo, contemporary calf (boards a little warped; short splits at head and tail …
Esménard, J. (Joseph), 1767-1811
Half-title: La navigation, poëme en six chants, avec des notes historiques et géographiques. A Paris : Chez Giguet et Michaud, 1806. Second edition. Octavo, fine contemporary full speckled calf with gilt borders, spine with gilt decoration and brown morocco label with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece (arrival of Cleopatra at Tarsus), xiv, 412 pp, …
in which the Author visited the principal Islands in the Pacific Ocean, and the English settlements of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island. London : Printed for Richard Phillips by T. Gillet, 1805. First edition. Three volumes, duodecimo, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, boards with gilt borders (lightly rubbed, corners bumped, upper board of first …
ABERDEEN LINE; BLUE FUNNEL LINE; WHITE STAR LINE.
Single sheet folding to  pp, 280 x 225 mm, vignette illustrations of the house flags of the three shipping companies, with calendar of sailings and explanation of fares for first class, cabin class and third class passengers; original folds, in very good condition.
QUEENSLAND ROYAL MAIL SERVICE.
Single sheet with lithographed letterhead, 230 x 280 mm, manuscript entries recording the shipment of an oil painting from London on board the steam ship Roma, to a Mrs. Pearce of Albert Street, Brisbane; dated 3 April 1887; embossed 6d revenue stamp at top left corner; original folds, in good condition.
CHEYNE, John Powles
Sent here by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. [Title from ms. label in image] [London : s.n., c.1861]. Stereographic albumen print photograph, each image approximately 74 x 65 mm (irregular), on pale yellow card mount; verso blank; the albumen prints are in fine condition and the mount is free from foxing. In 1861, with …
A weekly newspaper published on board the “Otago” during a four months' voyage from Glasgow to Brisbane. Also containing a complete and truthful statement of the privations and negligences experienced by the emigrants on the voyage, likewise a description of the treatment shown towards the immigrants on the voyage likewise a description of the treatment …
First published in 1767, reissued with a foreword by Dr Kevin Fewster of the Australian National Maritime Museum and an essay by Dr Andrew Cook of the British Library. Sydney : Hordern House for the Australian National Maritime Museum, 1996. Octavo, quarter-calf over marbled boards (spine a little sunned), pp. 48, [iv], xxxii, 103; portrait …
Also titled: Cruise of H.M.S. “Cornwall” : Plymouth to China via South America. Shanghai : Kelly & Walsh, Ltd., 1928. Octavo, original printed boards (lightly marked) with photograph of HMS Cornwall onlaid to the front, frontispiece portrait photograph of the ship's coomander, Captain W.S. Leveson-Gower, 41 pp, illustrated with photographic plates, internally very clean and …
KERAUDREN, Pierre François (1769-1857?)
dans les ports et à la mer. Half title: Médecine nautique. A Paris : de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1824. Second edition. Octavo, bound in modern cloth backed marbled boards, spine with gilt ornament and leather title label lettered in gilt, pp 115,  engraved diagram of a furnace ventilator; mild foxing to the last few leaves, …
The Spanish ship San Cristoforo was captured in the Mediterranean by HMS Anson, under the command of William Cracraft, on December 8 1804. She was carrying a cargo of hides and other products from Montevideo in the New World and was bound for Barcelona. The Anson was at the time acting independently of the rest …