Voyages & Exploration

  • # 18191

    SMITH, Bernard and WHEELER, Alwyne (eds.)

    The art of the First Fleet & other early Australian drawings

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1988. Folio, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 256, illustrated. From the library of art historian Leigh Astbury, signed by him on preliminary blank. A significant survey of Australia’s earliest colonial art, including ethnographical studies, natural history drawings, early views of Sydney and New South Wales as well as early maps.

  • # 18039

    LA PÉROUSE, Jean-François de Galaup (1741–1788)

    Voyage de la Pérouse autour du monde, publié conformément au Décret du 22 Avril 1791, et rédigé par M. L. A. Milet-Mureau.

    Paris : de l’Imprimerie de la République, 1797. Four volumes quarto, (315 mm tall) and atlas volume (605 mm tall, 450 mm wide); the five volumes bound in matching contemporary half-crushed morocco, spines lettered and tooled in gilt, marbled boards, a fine period binding; with full wide margins, vol. I with half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait …

  • # 17785

    KAEMPFER, Engelbert (1651-1716)

    The History of Japan : giving an Account of the Antient and Present State of Government of that Empire; … together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam. (Standard second issue)

    London : for the Publisher, and sold by T. Woodward and C. Davis, 1728. First edition in English, second issue (with the ‘Second Appendix’). Two volumes, folio, contemporary full calf with double gilt rule (boards a little scuffed), spines in compartments with contrasting leather labels and gilt lettering and ornament, neatly rebacked, original endpapers, armorial …

  • # 17786

    KAEMPFER, Engelbert (1651-1716)

    The History of Japan : giving an Account of the Antient and Present State of Government of that Empire; … together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam. (Deluxe large paper copy)

    London : for the Publisher, and sold by T. Woodward and C. Davis, 1728. Deluxe large paper copy of the first edition in English, second issue (with the ‘Second Appendix’). Two volumes bound in one, large folio (51 x 31 cm), contemporary panelled calf (lightly rubbed), gilt dentelles, spine in compartments with gilt ornament and contrasting …

  • # 17435

    Weber Costello

    Weber Costello 12 inch globe

    Chicago : Weber Costello, circa 1930. Terrestrial globe 8 inches in diameter, colour printed gores over pasteboard base, graduated equator, ecliptic and Greenwich meridian, the oceans with an analemma, ocean currents, calibrated brass meridian ring, supported on the original turned wooden stand. A very good example with a couple of small dents expertly conserved. A good sized …

  • # 17918

    M. [Menzies] DICKSON

    [HAWAII] View of Keōua Hale, residence of Princess Keʻelikōlani

    Early 1870s. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, mount 110 x 165 mm, verso imprinted ‘M. Dickson, 61 Fort Street, Honolulu, H.I.’, and with contemporary inscription in ink: ‘Residence Princess Keelikolani’; the albumen print is in good condition, with some mottling in the negative; the mount has an ink stain to top left corner recto, but …

  • # 17916

    J. WILLIAMS & CO.

    [HAWAII] Photographic portraits of the Hawaiian royal family

    Circa 1875. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, mount 165 x 110 mm, verso imprinted ‘J. Williams & Co., (Successors to M. Dickson), Photographers, 102 Fort Street, Honolulu, H.I.’, the albumen print is in fine condition; the back of the mount has a couple of ink smudges, but is otherwise clean and free from foxing. …

  • # 17914

    J. WILLIAMS & CO.

    [HAWAII] Photographic portrait of King Kalakaua

    Circa 1875. Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, mount 165 x 110 mm, verso imprinted ‘J. Williams & Co., (Successors to M. Dickson), Photographers, 102 Fort Street, Honolulu, H.I.’, and with contemporary inscriptions in both ink and pencil: ‘King Kalakaua’; the albumen print with a couple of light marks bottom right, otherwise in very good …

  • # 17803

    Photographer unknown.

    Group of male dancers, northern Caroline Islands, circa 1910.

    Bromide print photograph, 85 x 113 mm, verso inscribed in pencil by the unknown photographer ‘N. Carolinen. Männer – Sitztänzer’ (=’Men – sitting dancers’); in fine condition, and with great detail when enlarged. This photograph of young male performers was taken towards the end of the German colonial administration of the Carolines, possibly on Yap or in the Ulithi …

  • # 17468

    MARTYR, Peter (Pietro Martire d'ANGHIERA, 1457-1526), et al.; EDEN, Richard (translator) (c.1520-1576)

    The Decades of the newe worlde or West India, Conteyning the nauigations and conquestes of the Spanyardes, with the particular description of the moste ryche and large landes and Ilandes lately founde in the west Ocean perteynyng to the inheritaunce of the kinges of Spayne.

    … Wrytten in the Latine tounge by Peter Martyr of Angleria, and translated into Englysshe by Rycharde Eden. Londini : In aedibus Guilhelmi Powell, Anno. 1555. Colophon (one of four known variants): Imprynted at London in Paules Churchyarde at the signe of the Bell by Robert Toy … M. D. LV. Quarto (178 x 130 …

  • # 17465

    CARON, François (1600-1673)

    Beschrijvinghe van het Machtigh Koninghrijcke Japan … …

    Amsterdam : Joost Hartgers, 1652. Small quarto, later quarter vellum over marbled papered boards, spine with manuscript title in black ink; title with woodcut vignette of two ships, pp 78; headpiece, historiated initials, side notes; a fine copy. Caron’s rare and highly important contemporary description of Japan was first published in 1648 as part of …

  • # 17446

    LAINE, Helene

    Pioneer days in New Caledonia. A story of Pacific Island settlement

    Edited and translated by H. E. L. Priday, accredited correspondent with United Nations forces in New Caledonia. Noumea : Imprimeries Reunies, 1943. Octavo, printed wrappers, portrait frontispiece, pp. 118.

  • # 17571

    BASEDOW, Herbert

    Narrative of an expedition of exploration in North-Western Australia

    Adelaide : W. K. THomas, 1918. Octavo, original printed wrappers, pp. 105 – 295, photographic illustrations, a fine copy. Reprinted from the Transactions of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Vol. XVIII., Session 1916 – 1917.

  • # 17416

    Anon. [for THE WORKING MEN'S EDUCATIONAL UNION]

    Interior of a Māori marae

    London : The Working Men’s Educational Union, n.d. [circa 1854]. Coloured lithographic wall hanging printed on calico, 1190 x 900 mm, wet stamped lower right ‘PUBLISHED BY WORKING MENS EDUCATIONAL UNION / 43, SKINNER ST. SNOW HILL LONDON / 1852’, and ‘M 10’; original brass eyelets at each corner; old folds, scattered foxing (mostly confined …

  • # 17080

    WESTGARTH, William

    Victoria ; late Australia Felix, Port Phillip District of New South Wales; (presentation copy)

    being an historical and descriptive account of the colony and its gold mines. With an appendix, containing the reports of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce for the last two years upon the condition and progress of the Colony. Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd and London : Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1853. Octavo, half-calf over marbled …

  • # 17436

    Kittinger Company

    8 inch terrestrial globe

    Buffalo : Kittinger, circa 1930. Terrestrial globe 8 inches in diameter, colour printed gores over pasteboard base, graduated equator band, ecliptic and Greenwich meridian, the oceans with an analemma and currents, calibrated brass meridian ring, engraved calendrical paper horizon ring with zodiac laid on wood (in expert facsimile), supported on the original stand of four turned wooden …