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 …
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, …
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. …
MORRISON, John Robert (1814-1843)
Canton : Printed at the Albion Press, and sold at the Canton Register Office, No. 4 Danish Hong, 1834. First edition. Octavo, recent gilt-ruled half morocco over marbled papered boards, spine lettered in gilt; marbled edges, pp xii, 116, the last five leaves with folding tables, large folding ‘Table of Logarithms to Accompany Stansbury’s Tonnage …
MARSH, Henry (1824 - c. 1885); ANGAS, George French (1822-1886)
[SHEET MUSIC; SYDNEY]. The Anniversary Polka. Composed & dedicated to the Committee of Management of the Anniversary Regatta.
Sydney : H. Marsh & Co. . Printed by J. Allan. Folio, lithographed cover by George French Angas, with a signed vignette of the Regatta entering Sydney Heads, above which is a banner ADVANCE AUSTRALIA and a coat of arms enclosing a vignette of a youthful Queen Victoria, light foxing, paper reinforcement to spine, 4 …
JARVES, James Jackson (editor)
The Polynesian, 1844-45 : 21 issues of the weekly Honolulu newspaper, official organ of the Hawaiian Government.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands : J. J. Jarves, 1844-45. Twenty-one individual issues, folio newspaper (460 x 300 mm), bifolium format; disbound; text in English and Hawaiian; most issues with some water staining (not affecting legibility of the print), otherwise well preserved; accompanied by the near-contemporary marbled papered board covers (now detached, chipped and heavily worn) …
PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)
with an account of the establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from authentic papers, which have been obtained from the several departments, to which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an account of their new discoveries. London : John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, full …
THOMAS, Robert (proprietor)
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register. Volume 1, Number 19. Saturday, April 28, 1838. Price 6d.
Adelaide : Robert Thomas & Co., 1838. Folio newspaper, 450 x 280 mm, bifolium, 4 pages printed in four columns; original folds, some mild scattered foxing, but a very well preserved example of a fragile early issue of the first newspaper printed in South Australia. The South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register was first published …
DOWN, Frederick E. (Ernest)
Manuscript diary of a mining engineer prospecting for gold in the Macquarie Harbour region on Tasmania’s west coast, 1915.
Duplicate carbon notebook, octavo (215 x 140 mm), quarter red leather over marbled papered boards, inner front board with owner’s inscription ‘Fred. E. Down, “Wombalano”, Neave Street, Upper Hawthorn, Victoria’, 100 numbered pages, the first 75 pages comprising the diarist’s duplicated manuscript written in a neat, legible hand, with daily entries covering the 5-week period …
"SIN TAUKA" (pseud.); JARRETT, F.C. (editor)
[PIRACY] Jottings from the log of a New South Welshman, or, Six years in the opium trade : being a captain’s yarn of several voyages in the above trade and the consequent encounters with pirates.
Sydney : Gibbs, Shallard, & Co., printers, 1867. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (heavily chipped and stained, lower wrapper detached), frontispiece engraving ‘Engagement with pirates off Hoetow Bay [Taiwan] April 1862’, pp 26; occasional foxing, else contents clean. Important first-hand narrative by an Australian trader who commanded a number of vessels used in the China …
COLLINS, H. G.
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 …
COLLINS, H. G.
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 …
[CLAYTON, John, 1853-1937]
Calling card of the Town Clerk of Melbourne, Mr. John Clayton. Presented to Commandeur de Chauleac of the French warship Scorff, 1892.
Steel engraved calling card, 37 x 76 mm, printed recto only ‘The Town Clerk of Melbourne / Mr. John Clayton’; presented to Commandeur Joseph de Chauleac (Chauliac), captain of the French warship Scorff, which visited Melbourne in November 1892; accompanied by two other calling cards relating to de Chauleac’s visit to Auckland, New Zealand around …
Rome : [s.n.], [1816?]. Broadside on laid paper, quarto (185 x 140 mm), a poem with 18 stanzas in two columns printed recto and verso; colophon at foot ‘In Roma, Con Permesso’; worn, and with a short tear at one edge of a horizontal fold, but complete. A scarcely recorded broadside with an anonymous poem …
WILSON, George Washington (1823-1893)
[Circa 1860]. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 73 x 73 mm, original plain yellow mount 85 x 174 mm, verso with original printed label ‘H.M.S. “Impregnable,” 104 Guns – Guard-ship in Hamoaze. No. 313 D. / G. W. Wilson, Photographer, Aberdeen’; both albumen prints are in good condition (some light rubbing and toning), with …
CHAMBERLAYNE, I. (Israel) (1795-1875)
The Australian Captive; or, An Authentic Narrative of fifteen years in the life of Wm. Jackman. In which, among various other adventures, is included a forced residence of a year and a half among the cannibals of Nuyts’ Land, on the coast of the Great Australian Bight. Also including, with other appendices, Australia and its Gold, from the latest and best authorities…
New York : C. M. Saxton, 1859. Third edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked black coth over boards, spine lettered in gilt (spine slightly rolled, front joint with short split in cloth); 2 lithographed frontispiece portraits of Jackman depicted in western clothing and as a naked “captive” (the first with small portion of loss at …