Africa

  • # 32889

    Photographer unknown.

    [ABOLITIONISM; BRAZIL] Henry (Harry) Ulusiboo, a slave freed by British diplomat Henry Hayne in Rio de Janeiro, probably around 1820.

    [Southampton, U.K.? : photographer unidentified, circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount); verso with an ink inscription, probably contemporaneous with the portrait, ‘Harry Ulusiboo, for 50 years servant to Henry Hayne Esq., who bought and “freed” him at Rio about 1817’, and with a small mounted albumen print …

  • # 32713

    CHURHILL, Winston Spencer

    London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

    London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. First edition. Octavo, illustrated cloth (a few stains, edges a little rubbed, slightly canted), frontispiece folding map printed in colour (short tear with tape repair to joint, slight misfold), pp. xiv; 498; [2]; 32, four plans (one folding), one quire very slightly sprung, some pencil underlining and early …

  • # 32039

    Bulawayo and District Publicity Association

    [RHODESIA] Bulawayo 1938

    Cover title: Bulawayo up-to-date. Bulawayo, Rhodesia : The Bulawayo and District Publicity Association, 1938. Quarto (255 x 220 mm), pictorial wrappers, staple bound; 40 pp, sepia-tone photographic illustrations by Payne Bros. Ltd. and Chronicle Process Works; a very good copy. ‘Bulawayo : the centre of education, commerce, industry, agriculture and mining in Rhodesia’ (inside front cover). …

  • # 27985

    Dépôt de la guerre

    Carte topographique des environs d’Alger

    d’Aprés les levés et les reconnaissances des Officiers d’Etat-major et autres documents. Paris : Publiée par le Depôt de la Guerre; Imprimerie chez Kaeppelin, 1856. Engraved by Erhard Schieble. Engraved map, dissected and laid on linen, 680 x 1010 mm, printed label. French colonial map of Algeria, invaded by the French in 1830 and occupied with much …

  • # 30054

    HOFFMANN, Nehemia Dov (1860 - 1928)

    The Jews in South Africa

    Of all matters concerning Jewish and Judaism in S Africa. By N. Hoffmann. Editor of the Monthly Journal DER AFRIKANER, and Author of several Hebrew Scientific Works. Assisted by Scholars, Rabbies, Reverends and Prominent men of South Africa, including Rabbi Dr J.L. Landau, Rev. Prof. A.P. Bender, Col. Sir David Harris, H. Liberman, Adv. M. …

  • # 28578

    MORRISON, Gabriel James (1840-1905); HOLUB, Emil (1847-1902)

    [CHINA] Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography. Vol. II, no. 3, New Monthly Series. March, 1880.

    London : Printed by William Clowes & Sons, [1880]. Tall octavo (245 mm), original printed blue wrappers (lightly marked, small paper loss at spine ends), pp 1-8 (advertisements), 145-208; folding colour plate at the rear with two Maps to Accompany Papers on Journeys in Eastern China by G. J. Morrison, M. I. C. E., 1878, which …

  • # 29758

    THE LONDON STEREOSCOPIC & PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY

    The coffin of British explorer David Livingstone lying in state in the Map Room at the Royal Geographical Society, April 1874, with New Zealand ornithologist Sir Walter Lawry Buller in attendance.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 64 x 105 mm (mount), verso with the imprint of the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company; the print has a short surface scratch at left hand edge, but is otherwise in good condition, as is the mount; accompanied by a section from the original album mount, inscribed in …

  • # 29393

    HUDDART, Joseph (1741-1816) (attrib.)

    The Oriental navigator; or, new directions for sailing to and from the East Indies.

    Also for the use of the country ships, trading in the Indian and China seas, to New Holland, &c. &c. Collected from the manuscripts, journals, memoirs, and observations, of the most experienced officers in the Hon. East India Company’s Service; and from the last edition of the French Neptune Oriental, by Mons. D’Après de Mannevillette. Being …

  • # 27598

    SIFTON, PRAED & Co.

    Juba river

    London : Sifton, Praed & Co., 1925. Chromolithograph map, dissected and laid on linen, 580 x 775 mm (sheet), marbled card wrappers, a very good copy. London Atlas Series. Compiled, drawn and printed at the War Office, 1925. Shows the coast of Somalia including Mogadishu. ‘The Jubba River or Juba River (Somali: Wabiga Jubbada, Italian: …

  • # 28620

    J. C. JUTA (bookseller and publisher)

    [SOUTHERN AFRICA] The Cape Monthly Magazine. New Series. Vol. XVIII, no. 110. June, 1879.

    Cape Town : J. C. Juta, 1879. Octavo (225 mm), original printed orange wrappers (a few marks and a light vertical crease, some paper loss at spine ends), pp 321-384; internally clean and sound. Published while the Anglo-Zulu War was still being fought, this issue of the Cape Monthly Magazine contains papers entitled Social Problems …

  • # 26267

    LETAILLE, Charles (1815 - 1908)

    Le tour du monde, ou Jeu du petit voyageur.

    Dédié aux Enfans studieux. Par Charles Letaille. [Title on box lid]. Paris : Charles Letaille, [circa 1839]. Box of thick card, 212 x 310 x 41 mm, the lid with lithographed title and hand-coloured lithographic onlay ‘Passage d’une rivière dans une foret du Brésil’, and a pressed paper border decorated in gilt; the interior of the …

  • # 27368

    STANFORD, Edward

    London Atlas Map of Central Africa

    London : Edward Stanford, circa 1900. Chromolithograph map, dissected and laid on linen, 560 x 730 mm (sheet), cloth covers (sunned) with title label, a very good copy. London Atlas Series. Map of central Africa including the Bight of Biafra (southern Nigeria), French Equatorial Africa (Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, southern portion of the …

  • # 26521

    STANDARD THEATRE (JOHANNESBURG]

    [SOUTH AFRICAN THEATRE] … Stephen Black and his South African Players in A Backveld Boer …

    [Johannesburg] : African Theatres, Ltd. [1929]. Promotional card for A Backveld Boer‘s season at the Standard Theatre, Johannesburg, commencing Saturday 23 March [1929]; lithographed in black on blue card, 123 x 203 mm, printed both sides, illustrated with a portrait of Stephen Black and line-drawn illustration of the protagonist; superb condition. This rare flyer bills …

  • # 25525

    PAM, Max (1949 - )

    Max Pam : The sea of love (deluxe edition with original photograph ‘Papier mache Mercedes, Bangkok, 1976’)

    Paris : Editions Bessard, 2019. Folio, blind embossed red calf, illustrated dustjacket and glassine wrapper, unpaginated, photobook of the artist’s images, printed on high quality matt photographic paper. Edition limited to 1000 copies, with an original signed photograph ‘Chim, Bangkok 1973’ measuring 190 x 125 mm loosely housed within a pocket inside rear pastedown. This …

  • # 25257

    WERNER, O. (Oscar)

    Katholischer Missions-Atlas. 

    Neunzehn Karten in Farbendruck mit begleitendem Text. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder’sche Verlagshandlung, 1884. Large quarto (310 x 235 mm), half gilt-ruled green cloth over printed papered boards, spine with gilt lettering and ornament, pp 18 (introductory text and explanations of each map), followed by full-page chart with family tree of the Catholic dioceses in Australia and …

  • # 22385

    Photographer unknown.

    [GOLD MINING] Photograph album compiled by a globetrotting mining engineer between 1900 and 1910, with his unique panoramic views of the King of the Hills mine in Western Australia, and topographical views in West Africa, Colombia, and the Caucasus, many of them documenting gold mining enterprises.

    Late nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (280 x 370 mm), half calf over black crushed morocco ruled in gilt (heavily worn, front board detached), all edges gilt, containing a total of 150+ silver gelatin photographs (and one albumen print) mounted on thick leaves; over 50 of the photographs were taken with a special panoramic …