Voyages & Exploration

  • # 15247

CESAREO, Agostino

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.

    # 15247

    CESAREO, Agostino

    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 …

  • [THE FIRST METEOROLOGICAL MAP] Bibliothèque universelle et historique de l’année MDCLXXXVII
[HALLEY, Edmond, 1656-1742]
# 14869

    # 14869

    [HALLEY, Edmond, 1656-1742]

    [THE FIRST METEOROLOGICAL MAP] Bibliothèque universelle et historique de l’année MDCLXXXVII

    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 [1] folding copperplate map (148 x 480 mm) and [1] folding copperplate diagram; with woodcut vignettes; woodcut …

  • Manuscript letter relating to 1930s Central Australian explorer Michael Terry
BARNARD, Charlotte; [TERRY, Michael, 1899-1981]
# 14909

    # 14909

    BARNARD, Charlotte; [TERRY, Michael, 1899-1981]

    Manuscript letter relating to 1930s Central Australian explorer Michael Terry

    Manuscript letter of Charlotte Barnard, widow of outback explorer and writer Michael Terry, addressed to Mrs. Hall, sister of Terry's fellow explorer during the early 1930s, the bushman Ben Nicker, informing her of Michael Terry's recent death; headed Mosman, NSW, December 28 1981; single sheet, small quarto, written on both sides; some silverfising at one …

  • A visit to the South Seas, in the United States’ ship Vincennes, during the years 1829 and 1830;
STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870
# 14957

    # 14957

    STEWART, C.S. (Charles Samuel), 1795-1870

    A visit to the South Seas, in the United States’ ship Vincennes, during the years 1829 and 1830;

    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 …

  • Quelques notes sur les debuts de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, 1774-1878
CARTER, Douglas
# 14916

    # 14916

    CARTER, Douglas

    Quelques notes sur les debuts de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, 1774-1878

    [Sydney : D. Carter, 1946]. Folio, original printed wrappers (marked and creased); presentation copy inscribed by the author on the Preface page; pp [2], 73, roneo printed on rectos only; map, bibliography; a few annotations in French, else internally very clean. Text in French. Copies are recorded in five Australian collections (National Library of Australia; Newcastle …

  • 150th anniversary of first settlement in North Australia : Fort Dundas-Melville Island, 1824-1974.
SPILLETT, Peter
# 14872

    # 14872

    SPILLETT, Peter

    150th anniversary of first settlement in North Australia : Fort Dundas-Melville Island, 1824-1974.

    [Cover title: Northern Territory]. Darwin, N.T. : Historical Society of the Northern Territory, [1974?]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 19 pp, photographic illustrations, map; a good copy. 

  • Coronica delas Indias. La hystoria general de las Indias agora nueuamente impressa corregida y
Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo (1478-1557); XEREZ, Francisco de
# 12411

    # 12411

    Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, 1478-1557; Francisco de Xerez, 1495-1565

    Coronica de las Indias. La hystoria general de las Indias agora nueuamente impressa corregida y

    $21,000 USD emendada. 1547 : y con la conquista del Peru. Impreso en Salamanca : Por Iuan de Iunta : , acabose a cinco dias del mes de julio año del nascimiento de nuestro señor Iesu Christo, de mil [y] quinientos [y] quarenta [y] siete años. [5 July 1547]. Folio, [4], contemporary limp vellum; cxcij, xxij, …

  • Le Historie del Sig. Agostino di Zarate contatore e consigliero dell’ imperatore Carlo V :
Agustin de Zárate
# 12488

    # 12488

    Agustin de Zárate, 1514-1577

    Le Historie del Sig. Agostino di Zarate contatore e consigliero dell’ imperatore Carlo V :

    $4,000 USD Dello scoprimento et conquista del Perù, nelle quali si ha piena & particolar relatione delle cose successe in quelle bande, dal principio fino alla pacificatione delle provincie, si in quel che tocca allo scoprimento, come al successo delle guerre civili occorse fra gli Spagnuoli & capitani, che lo conquistarono. Nuovamente di lingus Castigliana tradotte …

  • [Primera Parte de los] Commentarios Reales, que tratan del Origen de los Yncas,
Vega, Garcilaso de la, 1539-1616
# 12655

    # 12655

    Garcilaso de la Vega, "El Inca", 1539-1616

    [Primera Parte de los] Commentarios Reales, que tratan del Origen de los Yncas,

    $9,500 USD reyes que fueron del Peru, de su idolatria, leyes, y gouierno en paz y en guerra … Con licencia de la Sancta Inquisicion, Ordinario, y Paco. En Lisboa: En la officina de Pedro Crasbeeck, 1609 [but 1608]. Small folio, [9] preliminary leaves, 264 ff (colophon to verso of leaf 264, with date of 1608), …

  • Novvs orbis, sive Descriptio Indiae Occidentalis ... Metaphraste C. Barlaeo. Acc. et aliorum Indiae
HERRERA, Antonio de; Petrus Bertius; Pedro Ordóñez de Cevallos
# 12409

    # 12409

    Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas; Petrus Bertius; Pedro Ordóñez de Cevallos

    Novvs orbis, sive Descriptio Indiae Occidentalis, auctore Antonio Herrera …

    $13,500 USD Metaphraste C. Barlaeo. Acc. et aliorum Indiae e Occidentalis descriptiones et navigationis nuperae Australis Jac. le Maire historia, uti et navigationum omnium per Fretum Magellanicum succincta narratio. Also titled: Descriptio Indiae Occidentalis per Antonium de Herrera Regium Indiarum et Castellae Historiographum. Amstelodami [Amsterdam] : Colinius [Colijn, Michiel], M. D. C. XXII [1622]. Folio, contemporary full limp …

  • Relacion de la mission apostolica de los Moxos en la provincia del Peru, de la Compañia de Jesvs,
Diego de Eguiluz (1625-1704)
# 12659

    # 12659

    Diego de Eguiluz

    Relacion de la mission apostolica de los Moxos en la provincia del Peru, de la Compañia de Jesvs,

    $27,000 USD que remite su provincial p. Diego de Eguiluz à n.m.r.p. Tyrso Goncalez, preposito general de la misma Compañia, año de 1696. [s.n.] : [s.l.], [1696?]. Quarto, near contemporary Peruvian mottled calf ruled in double gilt, upper board with gilt armorial crest and ornament; [2 blank], 67 pp; first blank with early ownership inscription …

  • Observaciones astronómicas, y phisicas hechas de orden de S. Mag. en los reynos del Perù
ULLOA Y DE LA TORRE GIRAL (1716-1795), Antonio de and Jorge JUAN Y SANTACILLA (1713-1773)
# 12490

    # 12490

    Antonio de Ulloa y de la Torre Giral, 1716-1795; Antonio de and Jorge Juan y Santacilla, 1713-1773

    Observaciones astronómicas, y phisicas hechas de orden de S. Mag. en los reynos del Perù

    $6,000 USD Por D. Jorge Juan … y D. Antonio de Ulloa … de las quales se deduce la figura, y magnitud de la tierra, y se aplica a la navegacion. En Madrid : Impresso de orden del rey nuestro señor, por Juan de Zuñiga, Año M.D.CC.XL.VIII. [1748]. First edition. Folio, contemporary full speckled calf …

  • Reglamento de sueldos, y demas abonos para los individuos de marina, que sirvan en la Mar del Sur.
Spain. Sovereign (1759-1788 : Charles III); Peru. Manuel de Amat y Junient, Viceroy
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    # 12613

    Spain. Sovereign (1759-1788 : Charles III); Peru. Manuel de Amat y Junient, Viceroy

    Reglamento de sueldos, y demas abonos para los individuos de marina, que sirvan en la Mar del Sur.

    $1,500 USD De orden de S.M.  Reimpreso en Lima en la Oficina de los Niños Huérfanos, [1774]. Folio, modern marbled boards with morocco title label lettered in gilt; [4], 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 …

  • Account of the Russian discoveries between Asia and America.
COXE, William (1748 - 1928)
# 14845

    # 14845

    Coxe, William (1748-1828)

    Account of the Russian discoveries between Asia and America.

    $6,000 USD To which are added, the conquest of Siberia, and the history of the transactions and commerce between Russia and China. London : J. Nichols, 1780. First edition. Quarto, full polished calf (a couple of scuffs to the boards), spine extensively decorated in gilt, contrasting morocco title label, expertly rebacked, folding frontispiece map of …

  • [MANUSCRIPT] Tratado de la Calidad de las Yervas Aniales y Piedras de sus Virtudes, huso, y efectos
Delgar, Martin
# 12784

    # 12784

    Delgar, Martin

    [MANUSCRIPT] Tratado de la Calidad de las Yervas Aniales y Piedras de sus Virtudes, huso, y efectos

    $27,500 USD que compuso el Cirujano Botanico Don Martin Delgar, lo saca a la publica luz, el DD. Phelipe Loyaza de la Vega, Decan de la Santa Yglecia Cathed. de la Paz en el Peru … a quien lo dedica. [Peru : between 1780 and 1800]. Manuscript in ink on laid paper; quarto, crimson morocco, …

  • De rebus Emmanuelis Regis Lusitaniae invictissimi virtute et auspicio gestis libri duodecim.
Osorio da Fonseca, Hieronymo (Jeronimo)
# 13309

    # 13309

    Osorio da Fonseca, Hieronymo (Jerónimo Osório, Bishop of Silves), 1506-1580

    De rebus Emmanuelis Regis Lusitaniae invictissimi virtute et auspicio gestis libri duodecim.

    $18,000 USD Olysippone. Apud Antonium Gondisaluu[m] typographum. MDLXXI. [Lisbon : Antonius Gondisalvus, 1571]. First edition. Folio, later speckled calf (scuffed), spine with contrasting morocco title label and gilt ornament (small split at head); book label to front pastedown; pp 480, [2]; title page with woodcut cardinal arms, early ownership inscriptions; woodcut initials; a few stains (mainly …

  • Acta consistorii publice exhibiti a S.D.N. Gregorio Papa XIII. regum Iaponiorum legatis Romae,
Gonsalves, Gaspar; Boccapaduli, Antonio
# 13328

    # 13328

    Gonsalves, Gaspar, 1540-1590; Boccapaduli, Antonio, 1530-1593

    Acta consistorii publice exhibiti a S.D.N. Gregorio Papa XIII. regum Iaponiorum legatis Romae,

    $22,000 USD die XXIII. Martii, M.D. LXXXV. Romæ : Apud Franciscum Zannettum, 1585. [Rome : Francesco Zanetti, 1585]. Quarto, nineteenth century blue goatskin binding ruled in triple gilt and signed by Emile Rouselle of Paris (corners rubbed), spine in compartments with gilt tooling, gilt dentelles; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; pp 15; early manuscript foliation; …

  • Historia de las Missiones que han Hecho los Religiosos de la Compañia de Iesus,
Luis de Guzmán (c.1544-1605)
# 13342

    # 13342

    Guzmán, Luis de, c.1544-1605

    Historia de las Missiones que han Hecho los Religiosos de la Compañia de Iesus,

    $60,000 USD para predicar el Sancto Euangelio en la India Oriental, y en los reynos de la China y Iapon. En Alcala : por la biuda de Iuan Gracian, 1601. Two volumes, quarto, modern crushed burgundy morocco, gilt; spines in compartments with gilt ornament; gilt dentelles; silk endpapers; all edges stained red; vol. 1 pp …

  • De rebus Iaponicis, et Peruanis epistolae recentiores.
Hay, John (1546-1607)
# 13336

    # 13336

    Hay, John, 1546-1607

    De rebus Iaponicis, Indicis et Peruanis epistolae recentiores.

    $10,000 USD A Joanne Hayo Dalgatttiensi Scoto Societatis Jesu in librum unum coacervatae. Antuerpiæ : Ex officina Martini Nutij, ad insigne duarum Ciconiarum, Anno M. DC. V. [Antwerp : Martin Nutius, 1605]. Octavo, fine Jesuit binding of full calf ruled in gilt with ornamental cornerpieces; upper board with central Jesuit device, lower board with heraldic …

  • Historia Societatis Iesv,
Orlandini, Nicolo, 1553-1606; Sacchini, Francesco, 1570-1625
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    # 13318

    Orlandini, Nicolo, 1553-1606; Sacchini, Francesco, 1570-1625

    Historia Societatis Iesv,

    $4,500 USD authore Nicolao Orlandino, Societatis eiusdem sacerdote. Nunc primum in Germania in lucem edita. Accessit index rerum memorabilium locupletissimus. Coloniæ Agrippinæ : Sumptibus Antonij Hierat, Anno M. DC. XV. [Cologne : Antonius Hierat, 1615] Quarto, contemporary vellum over boards with manuscript title in ink to spine; pp [viii], 578, [42 index]; pages 89, 268, …

  • De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas suscepta ab Societate Jesu. Ex M. Ricij ... Com̄entariis libri 5
Matteo Ricci, S.J., 1552-1610; Nicolas Trigault (translator), 1577-1628
# 13351

    # 13351

    Ricci, Matteo, 1552-1610; Trigault, Nicolas (translator), 1577-1628

    De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas suscepta ab Societate Jesu. Ex P. Matthaei Ricii eiusdem

    $15,000 USD societatis comentariis, libri V … in quibus Sinensis regni mores leges atque instituta et novæ illius Ecclesiæ difficillima primordia accurate & summa fide describuntur. Auctore P. Nicolao Trigautio Belga ex eadem societate. Augustae Vind. [Augsburg] : Apud Christoph. Mangium, 1615. First edition. Small quarto, contemporary limp vellum; manuscript title along lower edge; engraved title …

  • Relacion del sucesso que tuuo Nuestra Santa Fe en los reynos del Iapon desde el año de seyscientos y
Piñeyro, Luis, 1560-1620
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    # 13449

    Piñeyro, Luis, 1560-1620

    Relacion del sucesso que tuuo Nuestra Santa Fe en los reynos del Iapon desde el año de seyscientos y

    $32,000 USD doze hasta el de seyscientos y quinze, imperando Cubosama … compuesta por el padre Luys Piñeyro, de la Compañia de Iesus. En Madrid por la viuda de Alonso Martin de Balboa, 1617. Folio, contemporary limp vellum; manuscript title in ink to spine; bookplate to front pastedown; title page with woodcut royal coat of arms (faint contemporary …

  • Nvevo descvbrimiento del gran Cathayo, ò Reynos de Tibet, por el Padre Antonio de Andrade,
ANDRADE, Antonio de (1580 - 1634)
# 14836

    # 14836

    ANDRADE, Antonio de (1580-1634)

    Nvevo descvbrimiento del gran Cathayo, ò Reynos de Tibet, por el Padre Antonio de Andrade,

    $12,500 USD de la Compañía de IESVS, Portugues, en el ano 1624. Madrid : Luis Sanchez, 1627. First Spanish edition. Small quarto, modern gilt-ruled half-calf over cloth, gilt-lettered spine, ff. 12; a very good copy. Antonio de Andrade, Portuguese member of the Society of Jesus, was dispatched to India in 1600 where he would spend over …

  • Relation ... Francis Xavier (manuscript)
# 13448

    # 13315

    Borri, Cristoforo, 1583-1632

    Relatione della Nuova Missione PP. della Comp. di Giesu, al Regno della Cocincina.

    $5,000 USD In Roma : per Francesco Corbelletti, 1631. Octavo, later vellum over boards ruled in red, with ornate calligraphic title to spine; pp 231; title with vignette woodcut of the Jesuit device; dedication with woodcut papal coat of arms of Urban VIII; woodcut historiated initials; side notes. “In 1616 Borri was sent to Indochina from …

  • A chart of the world on Mercator’s projection.
PURDY, John
# 14679

    # 14748

    ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Didier (1723-1786)

    Usages des globes celeste et terrestre, faits par ordre du roy.

    A Paris : Chez Antoine Boudet …, 1751. First edition. Duodecimo, original marbled paper wrappers (rubbed), spine with contemporary manuscript title label, pp [6], xviii, 248, [26], tables, [5] folding plates; a very good copy. In December 1751 Louis XV was presented with a famous pair of terrestrial and celestial globes that he had commissioned the …

  • Regimento de pilotos, e roteiro da navegaçam, e conquistas do Brazil, Angola, S. Thome, Cabo Verde,
Mariz Carneiro, António de, d. 1642
# 13313

    # 13313

    Mariz Carneiro, António de, d. 1642

    Regimento de pilotos, e roteiro da navegaçam, e conquistas do Brazil, Angola, S. Thome, Cabo Verde,

    $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 …

  • Relazione de’felici successi della Santa Fede predicata da padri della Compagnia di Giesv nel regno
RHODES, Alexandre de, S.J. (1593-1660)
# 14449

    # 14449

    RHODES, Alexandre de, S.J. (1593-1660)

    Relazione de’felici successi della Santa Fede predicata da padri della Compagnia di Giesv nel regno

    $12,500 USD di Tvnchino, all santita di N.S. PP. Innocenzio Decimo. Di Alessandro de Rhodes Avignonese della medesima Compagnia, e Missionário Apostolico della Sacra Congregatione de Propaganda Fide. In Roma : Per Giuseppe Luna. L’anno del Giubileo, 1650. Small quarto, contemporary full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt tooling and contrasting red leather label lettered in gilt, …

  • Dell’ Historia della Compagnia di Giesv : l’Asia ...
Bartoli, Danielo, 1608-1685
# 13447

    # 13447

    Bartoli, Danielo, 1608-1685

    Dell’ Historia della Compagnia di Giesv : l’Asia

    $15,000 USD In Roma, M.DC.LIII. Nella Stamperia d’Ignatio de’ Lazzeri. [Rome : Ignazio de’ Lazzeri, 1653-1663] Folio, contemporary vellum over boards, spine with raised bands, manuscript title in ink and manuscript label with collection number “1692”; front pastedown with nineteenth century label of the Fürstlich Auerspergische Fideikommissbibliothek, Laibach; pp [iv], 904, [8]; engraved frontispiece by Bloemaert after a …

  • The voyages and adventures of Fernand Mendez Pinto, a Portugal, during his travels for the space of
Mendes Pinto, Fernão, d. 1583; Cogan, Henry (translator)
# 13314

    # 13314

    Mendes Pinto, Fernão, d. 1583; Cogan, Henry (translator)

    The voyages and adventures of Fernand Mendez Pinto, a Portugal, during his travels for the space of

    $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 …

  • Innocentia Victrix
Gouvea, Antonio de (attributed), 1592-1677
# 13416

    # 13416

    Gouvea, Antonio de (attributed), 1592-1677

    Innocentia Victrix

    $45,000 USD sive Sententia Comitiorum Imperij Sinici pro innocentia Christianæ religionis lata juridicè per annum 1669. & Ivssv R.P. Antonij de Gouvea Soc. Iesu, ibidem V. Provincialis Sinico-Latinè exposita in Quam Cheu metropoli provinciæ Quam tum in Regno Sinarum. Anno Salvtis Hvmanæ MDCLXXI. Quam tum [Canton] : Jesuit Press, 1671. First Edition. Small folio, contemporary …

  • Relacion sincera, y verdadera de la justa defension de las regalias, y privilegios de la Corona de
Felix Leal de Castro
# 13343

    # 13343

    Castro, Felix Leal de (pseud.?)

    Relacion sincera, y verdadera de la justa defension de las regalias, y privilegios de la Corona de

    $135,000 USD Portugal en la Ciudad de Macao. Hiang Xan [Heungshan] : [s.n.], [1712?]. Small quarto, plain wrappers with manuscript title (detached and with early repair); title page; pp 49; printed xylographically on one side of the sheet only, on double rice paper folded at the fore-edge in the Chinese style; housed in a folding clamshell …

  • Informatio pro Veritate
Stumph, Killian, S.J.
# 13349

    # 13349

    Stumpf, Kilian, 1655-1720

    Informatio Pro Veritate Contra iniquiorem famam sparsam per Sinas

    $125,000 USD cum Calumnia in PP. Soc. Jesu, & Detrimento Missionis. Com̃unicata Missionariis In Imperio Sinensi. Anno 1717. [Peking] : [Society of Jesus], 1717 [i.e. 1718]. Small folio, early plain wrappers (stained and detached); title leaf, ff 94; printed xylographically on one side of the sheet only, on double rice paper folded at the fore-edge …

  • Jornada Que o Senhor Antonio de Albuquerque Coelho ...
Tavares de Velles Guerreyro, Joam
# 13350

    # 13350

    Tavares de Velles Guerreiro, João, active 1718

    Jornada que o senhor Antonio de Albuquerque Coelho governador, e capitam geral da ciudad do Nome de

    $150,000 USD Deos de Macao na China, fes de Goa athe chegar a ditta cide. : divida em duas partes. [Macau] : [s.n.], [1718]. 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 …

  • A description of the empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, together with the kingdoms of Korea
Du Halde, Jean Baptiste
# 13352

    # 13352

    Du Halde, Jean Baptiste, 1674-1743

    A description of the empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, together with the kingdoms of Korea

    $30,000 USD and Tibet: containing the geography and history (natural as well as civil) of those countries … London : T. Gardner for Edward Cave, 1738-41. First complete English edition. Two volumes, folio, contemporary full calf ruled in gilt, expertly rebacked preserving the original labels; spines with raised bands and gilt rule; vol. 1 frontispiece …

  • Account of the steps taken, in England, with a view to the establishment of an academical
LANG, John Dunmore (1799-1878)
# 14501

    # 14448

    PEREIRA CRESPO, Lúcio Albino

    Abstract of the log of the “Mondego”, kept on the voyage of the Portuguese ambassador to Siam, 1859

    $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 [37]; …

  • Ruins of desert Cathay. Personal narrative of explorations in central Asia and westernmost China
STEIN, M. Aurel (1862-1943)
# 14595

    # 14595

    STEIN, M. Aurel (1862-1943)

    Ruins of desert Cathay. Personal narrative of explorations in central Asia and westernmost China

    $1,750 USD London : Macmillan, 1912. Two volumes, thick octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (edges a little rubbed but a very good set), top edges gilt, pp xxxviii, 546; xxi, 492; extensively illustrated with photographic plates, panoramas, three folding maps (two detached with reinforcement to the folds); light foxing to preliminaries, overall clean, a very good set. …

  • The voyage of the ‘Discovery’
SCOTT, Captain Robert F. (1868 - 1912)
# 14783

    # 14783

    Scott, Captain Robert F. (1868 - 1912)

    The voyage of the ‘Discovery’

    $2,750 USD London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1905. Two volumes, octavo, gilt lettered cloth with gilt medallions on upper boards (very light edge wear), top edges gilt, pp xx, 556; xii, 508; photogravure frontispieces, numerous plates, folding maps in endpockets. Housed in custom made felt-lined slipcases. A bright and attractive set, in fine condition, of …

  • The South Polar Times (3 volumes with subscribers’ broadside)
SHACKLETON, E. H.; BERNACCHI, Louis; CHERRY-GARRARD, Aspley; et al.
# 14863

    # 14863

    Shackleton, E.H.; Bernacchi, Louis; Cherry-Garrard, Apsley; et al.

    The South Polar Times (3 volumes with subscribers’ broadside)

    $25,000 USD London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1907-14. Three volumes, quarto, original gilt-lettered blue cloth with pictorial inlay; various paginations, extensively illustrated with chromolithographs, all edges gilt, foxing to preliminaries but the text clean and bright, the bindings tight; the first two volumes limited to 250 copies, the third volume limited to 350 copies; …

  • [QUIROS] Hechos de Don Garcia Hurtado de Mendoça, marques de Cañete :
Suárez de Figueroa, Cristóbal, fl.1613.
# 14844

    # 14844

    Suárez de Figueroa, Cristóbal (1571-after 1644)

    [QUIROS] Hechos de Don Garcia Hurtado de Mendoça, marques de Cañete :

    $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 …

  • Relations de divers voyages curieux, qui n’ont point esté publiées,
Thévenot, Melchisédec (1620-1692)
# 14588

    # 14588

    Thévenot, Melchisédec (1620-1692)

    Relations de divers voyages curieux, qui n’ont point esté publiées,

    $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. …

  • A voyage round the world in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. [Subscriber’s copy]
ANSON, George, Baron (1696-1762); WALTER, Richard
# 13354

    # 13354

    Anson, George, Baron (1696-1762); Walter, Richard

    A voyage round the world in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. [Subscriber’s copy]

    $6,750 USD By George Andon Esq; Commander in Chief of a squadron of His Majesty’s ships, sent upon an expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled from the papers and other materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his direction, by Richard Walter, M. A. Chaplain of his Majesty’s ship the Centurion, in …

  • [ANSON] Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les années MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV
ANSON, George, Baron (1696-1762) / WALTER, Richard
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    # 12191

    Anson, George, Baron (1696-1762); Walter, Richard

    [ANSON] Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les années MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV

    $2,750 USD tiré des journaux & autres papiers de ce seigneur, & publié par Richard Walter … ; orné de cartes & de figures en taille douce ; traduit de l’anglois. A Geneve : Chez Barrillot et fils, 1750. Second French translation. Quarto, full vellum, spine lettered in black with sepia wash, all edges stained …

  • Reize rondsom de werreld, gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744,
Anson, George, Baron (1696-1762); Walter, Richard
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    # 14676

    Anson, George, Baron (1696-1762); Walter, Richard

    Reize rondsom de werreld, gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744,

    $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 …

  • A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s ship the Endeavour.
PARKINSON, Sydney (c.1745-1771)
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    # 14846

    Parkinson, Sydney (c.1745-1771)

    A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s ship the Endeavour.

    $12,500 USD Faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks, Esq. on his late Expedition with Dr. Solander, round the world. Embellished with views and designs, delineated by the author, and engraved by capital artists. London : printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the editor, 1773. Quarto, contemporary full calf, recased …

  • A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
COOK, James and KING, James.
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    Cook, James (1728-1779) and King, James.

    A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.

    $14,000 USD Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in his majesty’s ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. London, H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. Three volumes, …

  • A narrative of the expedition to Botany Bay;
TENCH, Captain Watkin
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    # 14834

    Tench, Captain Watkin (1758-1833)

    A narrative of the expedition to Botany Bay;

    $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 …

  • A narrative of the mutiny on board His Majesty’s ship Bounty;
BLIGH, William (1754-1817)
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    # 14849

    Bligh, William (1754-1817)

    A narrative of the mutiny on board His Majesty’s ship Bounty;

    $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 …

  • A chronological history of the voyages and discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean
BURNEY, James, 1750-1821.
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    # 11862

    Burney, James (1750-1821)

    A chronological history of the voyages and discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean

    $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 …

  • An account of a voyage to establish a colony at Port Philip in Bass’s Strait,
TUCKEY, James Hingston
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    # 14833

    Tuckey, James Kingston (1776-1816)

    An account of a voyage to establish a colony at Port Philip in Bass’s Strait,

    $6,000 USD on the South Coast of New South Wales : in His Majesty’s Ship Calcutta, in the years 1802-3-4 / by J. H. Tuckey, Esq. First Lieutenant of the Calcutta. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; and J.C. Mottley, 1805. First edition. Octavo, original polished calf, gilt-decoration, expertly recased with new spine to style by …

  • Pvrchas his Pilgrimes
PURCHAS, Samuel (1577? - 1626)
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    # 13410

    PURCHAS, Samuel (1577?-1626)

    Pvrchas his Pilgrimes

    $105,000 USD In five bookes. The first, contayning the voyages and peregrinations made by ancient kings, patriarkes, apostles, philosophers, and others, to and thorow the remoter parts of the knowne world: enquiries also of languages and religions, especially of the moderne diuersified professions of Christianitie. The second, a description of all the circum-nauigations of the …