Africa

  • # 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 …

  • # 28431

    BAUER, Carl Johann Sigmund, (1780-1857)

    [GLOBE; TASMANIA]. The world with ist [sic] inhabitants.

    Nuremberg : Bauer, c. 1830. Original card box with marbled paper sides measuring 60 x 52 x 54 mm, the engraved paper label on lid with title (mis-spelling ‘its’ as ‘ist’) and images of inhabitants from four continents, containing an original miniature terrestrial globe and folding paper concertina of vignettes of the races of the …

  • # 28113

    NOLAN, Sidney (1917 - 1992)

    Sidney Nolan. African Journey.

    London: Marlborough Fine Art, 1963. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, 24pp. illustrated

  • # 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 …

  • # 25297

    PAM, Max (1949 - )

    Max Pam : The sea of love (deluxe edition, with original photograph ‘Kanita, Bangkok, 1973’)

    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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 23910

    HADDON, Alfred C. (Cort) (1855-1940)

    [TORRES STRAIT] Environment and cultural progress among primitive peoples. (Inscribed by Alfred Haddon).

    The Herbertson Memorial Lecture delivered in London, October 26th, 1927. Newtown, U.K. : The Montgomeryshire Express Ltd. [for the author], [1927?]. Tall octavo (245 x 153 mm), original printed wrappers (toned, lower wrapper chipped at top edge), a presentation copy inscribed on the upper wrapper by the author, distinguished Cambridge anthropologist Alfred Cort Haddon, for Dr. …

  • # 22926

    STERN, Irma

    Wassily Kandinsky (Irma Stern’s copy with original lithograph self-portrait bookplate)

    Dresden : Rudolf Kaemmerer Verlag, 1920. Quarto, illustrated papers boards (backstrip defective), lithographed bookplate by Irma Stern for herself to front pastedown (176 x 136 mm), pp. 54, one colour and 10 black and white plates. Text in German. From the library of important South African artist Irma Stern (1894 – 1966), with her lithographed …

  • # 22555

    Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)

    Histoire générale des voyages,

    ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues … … Paris : Didot, 1746 – 1789. Twenty volumes, quarto (290 x 230 mm), uniformly bound in period full French speckled calf, ruled in gilt, …

  • # 22659

    FLEMING, W.

    “Treasure Trove”, found on fire and dismasted, by the Cape Mail ship “Celt”, off Sierra Leone, 1868.

    Pen and ink and pencil on paper, sheet 200 x 320 mm, signed in ink at lower left W. Fleming, Passenger, and captioned in lower margin in the artist’s hand: “Treasure Trove” (iron ship) derelict, found on fire & dismasted, by the Cape Mail sp. “Celt” Captain Baynton, outward bound 23 Sep 1868 Lat 9. …

  • # 22195

    PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. BOARD OF FOREIGN MISSIONS (USA)

    A Christmas missionary exercise : illustrated with scenes from our Foreign Mission Fields.

    Cover title: A Christmas missionary exercise and album. New York : The Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1894. Oblong octavo, original cloth backed printed stiff wrappers (lightly creased and marked), pp [24], illustrated with numerous half-tone photographic plates of various missions in China, Japan, Korea, Siam, Laos, India, Chile, …