New Zealand Company. West of England Board.
Comprising letters from settlers there; with an account of its general products, agricultural and commercial capabilities, &c. London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1842. First edition. Octavo, fine original printed wrappers, engraved frontispiece with view of New Plymouth, pp 57,  application form for allotments of land,  publisher’s advertisements; a superb copy.
BERGASSE, Nicolas and A.-M.-J. CHASTENET DE PUYSEGUR (attributed); [La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788]
[LA PEROUSE] La journée des dupes : pièce tragi-politi-comique : représentée sur le Théatre National par les grands Comédiens de la Patrie.
[Paris] : s.n., 1790. Octavo, modern marbled wrappers; 86 pp, engraved head-piece; a fine copy. Attributed to N. Bergasse and to A.M.J. Chasténet, marquis de Puysegur, this satirical play counts amongst its main characters the French explorer La Pérouse and his “Indian” (i.e. Polynesian) servant, O Paria. The other characters, all important figures in the …
[WRAXALL, Sir Nathaniel William, 1751-1831]
of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Seven … The Sixth Edition, with additions. London : Printed for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly, 1787. Octavo, in modern marbled wrappers, pp iv, 86; internally clean and fresh, a very good copy. Ferguson 27; Sabin 80688 (4th edition). On pages 77-83, the anonymous author, now known to be …
Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1998. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards, pp. 68, illustrated. Westall was a landscape and figure painter on the voyage of The Investigator, captained by Matthew Flinders, 1801; survey and chronology of the voyage; paintings include four portraits from Port Jackson; Port Lincoln; King George’s Sound; Blue Mud Bay: Body of …
CARRUTHERS, Jane and STIEBEL, Lindy
Canberra, ACT : National Museum of Australia, 2012. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 178, illustrated, large fold out map in rear pocket. Thomas Baines: Exploring Tropical Australia 1855 to 1857 focuses on a little known but fascinating contribution by Baines to Augustus Gregory’s North Australian Expedition: the artist–explorer’s audacious attempt, in an open longboat with two …
CRÉPIN, Louis-Philippe (1772-1851) (after)
Dédié à Monsieur Alexandre de Laborde leur frère. Paris : Ostervald, ca. 1807. Engraved by Prot and Dissard after a painting by Louis-Philippe Crépin. Copperplate engraving, 475 x 695 mm (image); 563 x 750 mm (sheet), small stain to lower margin, short repaired tear upper margin extending into the image, overall a very good example. …
London : J. Manning, circa 1860. Miniature globe, 1¾” (45mm) diameter, twelve gores with hand colouring, two axis pins; in the original cylindrical morocco box; the globe and box in fine condition (box label in facsimile). A beautiful miniature globe from the mid nineteenth century. Alaska is still marked as Russian Territory (pre-1867). On the …
SPITZ, Charles Georges (1857-1894)
[Circa 1887]. Albumen print photograph, 200 x 140 mm, unmounted; verso with fully contemporary caption in pencil: Marquesan dancer; a strong print with rich tonal range and excellent clarity and contrast; the print is in very good condition, with the tiniest of nicks at two of the corners and some insignificant light creasing to the …
de VRIES-EVANS, Susanna
Brisbane : Pandanus Press, 1993. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 208, illustrated. This book includes Conrad Marten’s formative years in England, his artistic journey on the Beagle, visiting Tahiti and New Zealand and excursions to the Blue Mountains, the Illawarra, Brisbane, the Darling Downs, New Zealand, and the Hunter Valley, as well as his life and …
LEWIS-JONES, Huw, et al.
London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2016. Oblong quarto, laminated boards, cloth spine, pp. 320, extensively illustrated. New copy. Includes works by Roald Amundsen, Thomas Baines, Ludwig Becker, Charles Darwin, James Cook, Bruce Chatwin, Eugene von Guerard, William Hodges, Marianne North, Sydney Parkinson, Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Abel Tasman, James Wallis, John White and …
Launceston : Foot & Playsted, 1964. Edition limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies. Large octavo, pictorial cloth boards, colour frontispiece, xii, 349 pp, illustrated with 81 plates (7 colour), edges slightly browned, corners slightly bumped, a very good copy.
FITZGERALD, John Coghlan, Captain (1803-1859)
[MORETON BAY; PORT JACKSON] Remarks. HMS Vernon: East Indies and China, 1847-1848. HMS Winchester, the same. HMS Calliope Australia and then to England, via Cape of Horn and Rio de Janiero 1854-1855.
Naval log. Small quarto (230 x 186 mm), original half vellum over marbled boards, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, manuscript in ink, pp [1 title page], , on faint ruled paper; written in a neat, legible hand; very clean throughout. Naval journal of Captain John Coghlan Fitzgerald, R.N. (1803-1859). Fitzgerald, who had joined the navy at …
Munich : Hirmer Verlag, 2019. Quarto, pictorial boards, pp. 208, illustrated. New copy, sealed in shrinkwrap. At the age of seventeen Georg Forster embarked on a voyage around the world with the famous Captain James Cook. Shortly after his return in 1775 the explorer met the open-minded Prince Franz of Dessau and his consort Louise …
Illustres de 172 vignettes par Riou, gravees par Pannemaker. Series title: Voyages extraordinaires. Paris : Bibliothèque d’éducation et de récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie., n.d. [circa 1890]. Large octavo, three volumes in one, original publisher’s red cloth gilt, spine in morocco with gilt lettering and decoration, light edge wear, all edges gilt, engraved frontispiece, 624 …
Alliance francaise de Melbourne
Melbourne : Alliance francaise de Melbourne, c1984. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, illustrated. An exhibition presented by the Alliance francaise de Melbourne at the Victorian Artists Society to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Victoria.
Sydney : Longueville Publications, 1987. Edition limited to 2000 copies. Large quarto, publisher’s navy cloth boards lettered in gilt, in illustrated dust jacket, 340 pp, illustrated throughout (mostly colour plates), introduction by Robert Irving, with biographical notes on the artists, index; a fine copy of this important reference work.