BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)
The first Latin editions of Parts IV-XI (eight parts in two volumes) of one of the most important collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, primarily devoted to the exploration of the East Indies and containing 140 engraved plates and maps illustrating voyages to the Spice Islands, India, Africa and North America. The …
WOOLLEY, Charles, 1834-1922; [HENSLOWE, Frederic John Francis, 1799?-1890]
Photographic portraits of Commander Frederic John Francis Henslowe, R.N., and his wife, Hobart Town, 1860s.
A group of three albumen print photographs from a carte de visite album associated with the Henslowe and Campbell families of Hobart Town. Commander Frederic John Francis Henslowe, R.N., (1799?-1890), a Knight of Windsor, was the brother of Tasmanian civil servant and noted composer Francis Hartwell Henslowe (1811-1878). The ADB entry for F.H. Henslowe mentions his brother …
Silver gelatin photograph printed on card stock, 86 x 140 mm, verso inscribed in ink: ‘T.S.S. Paparoa, Brisbane, Nov. 1914. Emigrants disembarking at Brisbane. A rather poor one by the C/O [Chief Officer]’, with indecipherable signature bottom right; fine condition. T.S.S. Paparoa was a cargo and passenger vessel owned by the Australasian Union Steamship Company. …
[Title from caption on mount]. Circa 1868. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 60 x 98 mm, laid down on a section of a nineteenth century album page, contemporary inscription in ink above image; short tear at right edge, otherwise in good condition. This photograph was sourced together with another in the same format, …
[LA PÉROUSE]. ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE.
Donnée à Paris, le 4 Mai 1791. Melun [Département de Seine et Marne] : Tarbé, 1791. Quarto, 4pp, letterpress, stitch-bound with a number of other pieces of legislation from the period, without further binding; in crisp, fine condition. This decree by the Assemblée Nationale is the official order to bring forth all documents and manuscripts …
THORPE, Ashley; McCOLLIN, W.H.
Log book of the barque “Hippalos” (Sydney), for voyages between New South Wales and New Zealand, including her final voyage on which she was shipwrecked on November 20 1909.
Unique manuscript record of Australian-New Zealand maritime commerce prior to World War One – with an unexpected and dramatic conclusion! [Sydney : Turner & Henderson, … Nautical Stationers …, 1909]. Large quarto log book, original cloth backed papered boards with Turner & Henderson label to upper board (heavily rubbed and stained), containing the trans-Tasman voyage …
BEIT, Henry (1826-1881); SANDILANDS, Edward Vincent (1847-1871); GUTSCHMID, Felix von (1843-1905)
Group of correspondence from Henry Beit, land agent, Sydney, to E.V. Sandilands, cotton grower and Vice-Consul, Fiji. 1870-71.
Sydney businessman Henry Beit (1826-1881) was a land agent specialising in the sale of properties in outback New South Wales and Queensland, and also in the Fiji Islands. His correspondent, Edward Vincent Sandilands (1847-1871), was a young English cotton grower in the Yasawa Islands, Fiji, whose acquaintance Beit had presumably made when Sandilands had been …
A handmade pedagogical aid for explaining the Union Jack. [Australia? United Kingdom?] : [s.n.], [circa 1830]. Wallet of marbled card, 95 x 130 mm folded, opening to 95 x 375 mm; the inner centre panel of thick card is painted with the cross of St. Andrew; affixed to its left edge is a delicate, folding …
MAGRA, James Maria (attributed)
A Journal of a Voyage round the World in His Majesty’s Ship Endeavour, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771;
Undertaken in Pursuit of Natural Knowledge, at the Desire of the Royal Society: containing All the various Occurrences of the Voyage, with Descriptions of several new discovered Countries in the Southern Hemisphere; and Accounts of their Soil and Productions; and of many Singularities in the Structure, Apparel, Customs, Manners, Policy, Manufactures, &c. of their Inhabitants. …
Ramusio, Giovanni Battista
Primo volume et quarta edizione. Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio et con molti vaghi
discorsi da lui in molti luoghi dichiarato et illustrato … … Venetia : nella Stamperia de’ Giunti, 1588. [TOGETHER WITH] Secondo volume Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio … Venetia : Appresso i Giunti, 1583. [TOGETHER WITH] Terzo volume Delle Navigationi et viaggi raccolto da m. Gio. Batt. Ramusio … Venetia : nella Stamperia de’ Giunti, …
contra el Mindanao ; y en las de Terrenate, contra los Holandeses, por fin del año de 1636 y principio del de 1637. En Manila : por Tomas Pimpin Impressor, 1637 [colophon]. Small quarto, modern red calf, gilt crucifix to upper board, ornamental gilt borders, spine in compartments with gilt decoration, gilt inner dentelles; printed on …
Cuenca, Juan de
Celebres triunfos, victorias milagrosas, consagradas a la Sacratissima Virgen del Rosario Maria S.N.
conseguidas con dos galeones de su Magestad en cinco batallas q. tuuieron contra catorce naos de Olandes divididas en tres escuadras el año de 1646, en Philipinas. En Manila : en el Colegio de S. Thomas de Aquino por Gregorio Calara, . Small quarto, disbound; pp 67; printed on rice paper; title page with woodcut device of the …
Altamirano y Cervantes, José
Sermon que en la solemnissima accion de gracias, que hizo la muy noble, y leal Ciudad de Manila a Nuestra Señora de Guia en su santuario de extramuros,
por el feliz viaje de el Galeon Capitana Nuestra Señora de el Rossario. En Manila : en la Universidad de Sancto Thomas de Aquino, por Ambrosio Tongol, 1696. Small quarto, recent blue morocco with gilt lettering and ornament to upper board, ff , 9; title set within woodcut border; some marginal repairs including to title, which also …
Rugama, Lorenzo de; Fernandez Manilla, Miguel
pone a las reales plantas de su Majestad, con el mayor rendimiento, por medio de sus Diputados, arreglado a los Autos remitidos por le Virrey de Nueva-España; ordenes, y antecedentes de esta materia, refiriendo por mayor en defensa de las Islas quinto ha ocurrido desde su Conquista en razón de su Comercio … … [Madrid …
Draper, William, Sir; Cornish, Samuel, Sir
[London? : s.n., 1763 or 1764]. Duodecimo, later cloth binding (lightly marked) rebacked in half calf, title lettered in gilt on spine; browning to endpapers; title page with former owner’s Chinese red seal stamp; pp 30; woodcut initial and tail-piece; small loss at fore-edges of title and last leaf; else a good copy. Based on internal evidence, this work …
Gardoqui Jaraveitia, José
Manila, September 15, 1813. Folio, ff 2 (and a covering address leaf), manuscript in ink; the signature in pencil at the foot of the letter is not that of José Gardoqui; bound in modern quarter calf over marbled papered boards, spine lettered in gilt. ‘Draft of the original letter (in Spanish) sent by Jose Gardoqui, Governor General …