Voyages & Exploration

  • # 35426

    WOODS, Martin et al.

    Mapping our world : Terra Incognita to Australia

    Canberra, ACT : National Library of Australia, 2013. Oblong quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. xxix, 256, illustrated. An extraordinary exhibition of manuscript and printed maps of Australia, the Pacific and the world from the medieval period to nineteenth century.

  • # 35318

    EISLER, William and SMITH, Bernard

    Terra Australis : the furthest shore.

    Sydney : International Cultural Corporation of Australia Limited for the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1988. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 239, crease to half-title, illustrated. A large scale exhibition on the history of the discovery and colonisation of the Australian continent, a detailed catalogue.

  • # 33315

    TURNBULL (LEAKE) (née GELLION), Mary (1841-1920) (compiler); BONNEY, Frederic (1842–1921) (photographer)

    Two albums of photographs and ephemera compiled by Mrs Mary Turnbull (Leake), including photographs of Aborigines on Momba Station near Wilcannia, New South Wales, and a studio portrait of pastoral heiress Letitia Sarah Leake, of Glencoe Station, South Australia. Late 1870s to early 1880s.

    Album 1. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), gilt-ruled half brown morocco over tan pebbled cloth boards (detached from contents), upper board with the initials ‘M. T.’ stamped in gilt, spine with raised gilt bands; all edges gilt, front pastedown with binder’s ticket of Charlwood & Son, Bourke Street, Melbourne; [85] leaves (thickish paper stock, the …

  • # 34326

    Maker unknown.

    [NEW GUINEA] A group of hand-coloured magic lantern slides with ethnographic subjects.

    [s.l. : s.n., circa 1910]. Four glass magic lantern slides with hand colouring, uniform 82 x 82 mm format; the mounts have captions in white ink: ‘New Guinea holding up a piece of home made tapa cloth’; ‘New Guinea family crests’; ‘New Guinea carrying bird Birds of Paradise down to the coast’; and ‘New Guinea …

  • # 34878

    SWEET, Samuel White, Captain (1825-1886)

    View of Port Darwin, near Palmerston, 1870.

    Albumen print photograph, 152 x 203 mm, laid down on its original mount of thin cream-coloured card with gilt border (ass issued); verso of mount with fully contemporary caption in pencil ‘Port Darwin’; the print is in very good condition, with a little fading at the bottom edge and some mottling in the negative at …

  • # 34753


    Progress Reports and Final Report of the Exploration Committee.

    Melbourne : Royal Society of Victoria, [1863-73]. Small folio (315 x 200 mm), original printed papered limp boards (scuffed and marked) with cloth back strip; pp. [vi], 8, 4, 2, 6, 4, 4, 8, 6, 6, 8 (all on blue paper) + 16 (last leaf blank) on white; complete, with all of the reports in …

  • # 9731

    [SCOTT-WARING, John 1747-1819]

    [JOSEPH BANKS] The school for satire: or, a collection of modern satirical poems written during the present reign.

    London : Printed and sold by Jaques and Co. Lombard-Street, Fleet-Street, 1801. First edition. Octavo, contemporary half sheep over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with gilt lettering and rule; front paste-down with two later bookplates, bound without the half-title, [vii], 416 pp, (pp 81-96 duplicated in pagination); contents clean and crisp, a very good copy. …

  • # 34778

    COLLENS, J. H.

    A guide to Trinidad. A handbook for the use of tourists and visitors.

    London : Elliot Stock, 1888. Second edition, revised and illustrated. Octavo, gilt lettered cloth (marked and mottled), book label of Robert Gordon Melville Mitchell to front pastedown, and his signature to title page, hinges cracked, water stain to front free endpaper, pp. viii; illustrated.

  • # 34716

    DOWKER, L. O.

    [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] The Great Unknown : These narratives are true stories of my own life in the Australian Bush, 1888 – 1897.

    Cover: The Author L. O. D. Leederville, W.A. : G. W. Archer & Son, Printers [1930]. Duodecimo (130 x 105 mm), original printed brown wrappers (upper wrapper with a couple of stains and a very faint pencil inscription; lower wrapper with short edge tear), stapled; pp. 52, with 2 full-page illustrations; at the foot of …

  • # 8079

    KIPPIS, Andrew, 1725-1795

    Historia de la vida y viages del Capitan Jaime Cook

    / obra escrita en Ingles por Andres Kippis … ; y traducida al Castellano por Don Cesareo de Nava Palacio. Madrid : En la Imprenta real, 1795. First Spanish edition of Kippis. Two volumes, large octavo, full contemporary calf (lightly rubbed), spines with gilt ornament and contrasting leather labels with title and volume numbers lettered in …

  • # 35210

    MARSDEN, William (1754-1836)

    Histoire de Sumatra

    : dans laquelle on traite du gouvernement, du commerce, des arts, des loix, des coutumes & des moeurs des habitans de s productions naturelles, & de l’ancien ètat politique de cette isle … Paris : Chez Buisson, 1788. Two volumes, octavo, original marbled wrappers, spines with original printed title labels; vol. 1. pp 16, 360, folding …

  • # 12393

    MULLER, Elisabeth

    Le monde en estampes (deluxe coloured edition)

    Types et costumes des principaux peoples de l’univers. Paris : Bedelet, [c.1858]. Oblong quarto, polychrome cloth gilt (expertly rebacked), all edges gilt, 52 pp, with 24 hand coloured tinted lithographed plates; light foxing, but a very good copy. A finely illustrated study of the races of the world, with sections on the New Zealand Maori, Marquesas …

  • # 9262

    MÜLLER, Elisabeth

    Le monde en estampes. Types et costumes des principaux peoples de l’univers.

    Paris : Bédelet, n.d. [circa 1858]. Oblong quarto, original quarter black morocco over blind blocked black cloth boards (rubbed) with gilt lettering and design to upper board, spine with gilt lettering and ornament (softened at head and tail), all edges gilt, 52 pp, illustrated with lithographed vignettes + 24 tinted lithographed plates by J. Bocquin after …

  • # 35209


    [FIRST FLEET]. A tour through parts of Wales, sonnets, odes, and other poems.

    With engravings from drawings taken on the spot. By J. Smith. London : R. Blamire, 1794. Quarto, contemporary papered boards, all edges uncut, pp. 120, 13 tinted aquatints, a fine copy. Includes the first Sonnet titled ‘On the ships sailing for Botany Bay’, a poetic version of the voyage of the First Fleet in 1787-88, …

  • # 35221

    CRAIG, Clifford

    More old Tasmanian prints : a companion volume to The engravers of Van Diemen’s Land and Old Tasmanian prints.

    Launceston : Foot & Playsted, 1984. Edition limited to 1000 copies (no. 444). Large octavo, fine pictorial cloth boards in like dust jacket, colour frontispiece plate, 389 pp, illustrated with colour and black and white plates, a fine copy.

  • # 34754


    Colonial Office, 18th July 1831. Information respecting the Australian colonies.

    The Commissioners for Emigration have collected the following information for the use of Persons desirous of emigrating to New South Wales and Van Dieman’s [sic] Land. [Drop title]. [London] : Colonial Office, 1831. Foolscap folio (335 x 200 mm), contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt (worn at corners and with a …