Voyages & Exploration

  • # 19633

    GRASSET DE SAINT-SAUVEUR, Jacques (1757 - 1810)

    Tableau des decouvertes du Capne. Cook & de la Perouse

    Paris : chez l’auteur, rue Coqueron Mon. de France ; Bordeaux : chez le Cne. S. Sauveur sous le peristyle de la Grande Comedie, l’an 7 de la Republique Francaise [1798 or 1799]. Aquatint with hand colouring, 430 x 534 mm (sheet), old mount burn to margins, a very good copy with vibrant original colour. …

  • # 19024

    H.P. KRAUS RARE BOOKS

    A group of 90 H.P. Kraus rare book catalogues, 1940s-2000s

    The legendary Austrian-born New York antiquarian book seller Hans Peter Kraus (1907-1988) has been described by William Reese as ‘without doubt the most successful and dominant rare book dealer in the world in the second half of the 20th century’. His catalogues, filled with a breathtaking array of mediaeval illuminated manuscripts, incunables (books printed before 1501), and rare …

  • # 19417

    GOSSELIN, Hellier Robert Hadley (1849-1924)

    Manuscript diary recording an Englishman’s outward voyage to New Zealand via Hobart Town, his tour of the North Island, and homeward voyage on s.s. Ruapehu, June – October 1894.

    Small pocket diary (163 x 113 mm), limp roan covers with later handwritten paper label ‘Old diaries / Hellier Gosselin’, approximately 75 pages neatly written in ink, recording the owner’s journey to New Zealand, out via the Cape of Good Hope and Hobart Town, home via Cape Horn (both voyages on s.s. Ruapehu), and his …

  • # 19322

    MURRAY, James; MARSTON, George; SHACKLETON, Ernest

    Antarctic days. (Deluxe edition)

    Sketches of the homely side of polar life by two of Shackleton’s men. Illustrated by the authors, James Murray and George Marston, and introduced by Sir Ernest Shackleton. London : Andrew Melrose, 1913. Quarto, gilt-lettered blue cloth over bevelled boards with pictorial onlay (the covers flecked, short tear to headband), top edge gilt, front endpapers …

  • # 19135

    NEPOS, Cornelius

    Cornelii Nepotis Vitae excellentium Imperatorum

    cum notis selelectis Boecleri, Bosii, Buchneri, Ernestii, Gebhardi, Heidmanni, Lambini, Loccenii, Longolii, Magii, Ravii, Savaronis, Schefferi, Schotti, nec non excerptis P. Danielis. Hisce accedit locupletissimus omnium vocabulorum, index, studio & opera J.A. Bosii. Suas notas addidit Augustinus van Staveren. Editio altera, longe auctior. Leiden [Lugduni Batavorum], Apud Sam. et Joan. Luchtmans, 1774. Octavo, full diced …

  • # 19267

    HÜBNER, Johann (1668-1731)

    Johann Hübners neu-vermehrtes und verbessertes Reales Staats – Zeitungs – und Conversations – Lexicon,

    Darinnen sowohl die Religionen und geistlichen Orden, die Reiche und Staaten, Meere, Seen, Inseln, Flüsse, Städte, Festungen, Schlösser, Häven, Berge, Vorgebürge, Pässe und Wälder, die Linien deutscher hoher Häuser, die in verschiedenen Ländern übliche so geistliche und weltliche Ritter-Orden, Wapen, Reichs-Täge, gelehrte Societäten, Gerichte, Civil- und Militari-Chargen zu Wasser und Lande, und der Unterscheid der …

  • # 19184

    SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de (1900-1944)

    Terre des hommes. Avec des lithographies de Benno Vigny

    Paris : Gallimard, 1946. Special edition limited to 36 examples accompanied by a portfolio of Vigny’s lithographic illustrations; 8 examples are hors commerce (I-VIII) and 28 numbered 1-28; this copy is unnumbered. Two volumes large quarto, both in original card covers in matching orange chemise; the book volume is printed on vélin blanc, with 45 …

  • # 18727

    Mappe-Monde. Ou carte générale de toutte la terre, dressée sur les observations de Mrs. de l’Académie Royale des Sciences,

    Mise en jeu, Ouvrage aussi utille que curieux, et qui donnera une connaissance exacte du Monde entier. A Paris : [Imprimerie Royale Academie Royale des Sciences, circa 1768]. Copperplate engraving, measures 430 x 550 mm (plate line), 532 x 632 mm (paper), original hand colouring, old fold lines, small pin holes along the folds, old …

  • # 19269

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales. (Coloured edition)

    / with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions by John White Esqre., Surgeon General to the settlement. London : J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, full speckled calf, expertly rebacked with new spine, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, marbled edges, pp [xviii], 299, [36], …

  • # 19270

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales

    with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions by John White Esqre., Surgeon General to the settlement. London : J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, full tree calf, gilt decorated borders, spine with detailed ornamental tooling, contrasting morocco title label, marbled endpapers, pp [xviii], 299, [36], 65 …

  • # 9263

    TOMBE, Charles-François

    Voyage aux Indes orientales, pendant les années 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805 et 1806,

    contenant La Description du cap de Bonne-Espérance, des îles de France, Bonaparte, Java, Banca et de la ville de Batavia; des Observations sur le Commerce et les Productions de leurs pays, sur les Moeurs et les Usages de leurs habitans; la Campagne du Contre-Amiral de Linois dans les mers de l’Inde et à la côte de Sumatra; des Remarques sur …

  • # 18994

    FRANKLIN, John

    Narrative of a journey to the shores of the polar sea, in the years 1819 – 20 – 21 – 22.

    London : John Murray, 1824. Second edition. Two volumes, octavo, full calf, gilt-lettered to spine, lightly scuffed, expertly rebacked, bookplates to endpapers, pp. xix; 370; 399; four large folding charts, overall a very good copy. A classic account of arctic exploration by the future Governor of Tasmania.

  • # 10546

    KELL, Julius

    Reise nach der Verbrecher-Colonie Neu-Südwales

    [=Voyage to the penal colony of New South Wales]. Series: Neueren Entdeckungsreisen Nach grösseren Reisewerken für die Jugend; Band 3. Leipzig : Julius Meissner, 1848. Small octavo, contemporary half blue morocco over marbled papered boards, 240 pp, illustrated with [4] steel-engraved plates, scattered foxing and browning (particularly to the plates), a small faint damp stain …

  • # 19399

    HERISSON, Eustache ; BONNE, Rigobert

    Carte générale de l’Europe, ou l’on voit le départ et le retour du Capne. Cook, dans ses differéns voyages.

    Dressée par Hérisson, Eleve de Mr. Bonne, ancien Ingénieur Hydrographe de la Marine. A Paris : chez Basset Md d’Estampes Rue S. Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins, no. 64, 1809. Copperplate engraving, original outline hand colour, 525 x 765 mm (image), a couple of stains and edge tears expertly conserved. Map of Europe …

  • # 10580

    [LA PÉROUSE, Jean Francois Galaup de]

    Viaggio di La Perouse intorno al mondo

    / tradotto dal Cav. Angelo Petracchi con note del medesimo e con tavole in rame colorate. Half-titles: Raccolta de’ viaggi più interessanti eseguiti nelle varie parti del mondo, tanto per terra quanto per mare, dopo quelli del celebre Cook, e non pubblicati fin ora in lingua italiana. Milano : edito da Sonzogno e Compagni Editori, …

  • # 7861

    VITALE, J.M.

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONARY] Dictionnaire de la langue de Roro-Mekeo

    Unpublished manuscript. Undated, but circa 1900. Small quarto size notebook, 230 x 180 mm, bound in heavy boards covered in hessian cloth, the upper board with the blind stamped crest of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Issoudun, front paste-down with a printed map of France laid down, manuscript title page (almost detached) ‘Dictionnaire de …