Arctic

  • # 30173

    VANCOUVER, George (1757-1798)

    A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the world;

    in which the coast of North-West America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed. Undertaken by his Majesty’s command principally with a view to ascertain the existence of any navigable communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; and performed in the year 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery sloop …

  • # 29235

    KRUSENSTERN, Adam Johann von (Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern) (1770-1846)

    A voyage round the world, in the years 1803, 4, 5, & 6; performed, by order of His Imperial Majesty Alexander the First, on board the ships Nadeshda and Neva, under the command of Captain A. J. von Krusenstern, of the Imperial Navy. 

    In two volumes. Translated from the original German by Richard Belgrave Hoppner, Esq. London : Printed by C. Roworth [Volume II Printed by T. Davison], for John Murray, Bookseller to the Admiralty and the Board of Longitude, 1813. First edition in English. Two volumes in one, quarto, later half calf over marbled papered boards (lightly rubbed), …

  • # 35516

    BUSSIÈRE (publisher); MATENET, Jules Xavier (designer); COUDERT, B. (illustrator); JANNIN, H. (lithographer)

    [CHILDREN’S GAME] Voyage dans les cinq parties du monde.

    Paris : Bussière, [between 1870 and 1880]. Original cartonnage box, 235 x 295 x 40 mm, the lid with hand-coloured lithographic onlay of a scene on the Amazon with printed game title above and picture caption below, along with the publisher’s imprint ‘Bussière, Ed. Paris’, framed by an embossed paper border (scattered silver fishing at …

  • # 33567

    BAIN, Arthur

    Life and explorations of Fridtjof Nansen

    / By J. Arthur Bain. New edition revised and considerably enlarged. With numerous illustrations and map. London : Walter Scott, Ltd., [1897]. Thick octavo (210 x 145 mm), publisher’s burgundy cloth over boards with bevelled edges (a few light marks), upper board with lettering and portrait of Nansen in gilt, spine lettered in gilt and …

  • # 5235

    [BANKS]. TROIL, Uno von, Archbishop of Uppsala (1746-1803)

    [JOSEPH BANKS] Letters on Iceland

    Containing observations on the civil, literary, ecclesiastical, and natural history; antiquities, volcanos, basaltes, hot springs; customs, dress, manners of the inhabitants, &c. &c. Made, during a voyage undertaken in the year 1772, by Joseph Banks, Esq. P.R.S. assisted by Dr. Solander, F.R.S. Dr. J. Lind, F.R.S. Dr. Uno von Troil, and several other literary and …

  • # 33051

    HENRY, R. J., Captain

    On board the yacht “Maraquita”, photographed by Captain Henry at sea, on her outward bound voyage to Iceland, November 1858.

    [British, November 1858]. Stereoscopic photograph, each individual image 71 x 64 mm (arched format), on original card mount 110 x 170 mm (trimmed at the lower margin and so lacking the printed caption), verso with fully contemporary caption in pencil ‘On Board the Yacht – Maraquita’ (same wording as the original printed caption); the prints are …

  • # 25210

    STANFORD, Edward

    Stanford’s map of the Siberian Railway : the great land route to China and Korea.

    London : Edward Stanford, August 1917. Lithographed map, printed in colour, 760 x 1040 mm, dissected and laid on linen, publisher’s cloth folder with title label (edges a little worn), printed advertisements, a fine copy. An expansive map published during the midst of the Russian Revolution, while under authority of the Provisional Government, covering the …

  • # 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, …

  • # 19566

    CRAWFORD, Marian (1955 - ); DURRÉ, Caroline

    The want of objects

    [Melbourne : the artists], 2017. Artist’s book (240 x 210mm). Quarto, printed wrappers, pp. [24], printed letterpress and relief. Published by the artists in an edition of 8 signed and numbered copies. “When regular patterns interact, unexpected symmetries are generated. Following the methodical and mathematical rotation of a striped pattern through ninety degrees from vertical to …

  • # 18234

    Peyrère, Isaac de la (1596-1676)

    [MANUSCRIPT; ARCTIC] Extrait d’une Relation de Groenland addressée à M. de la Mothe le Vayer.

    [Drop title]. [No date, but circa 1800]. Unbound manuscript in ink on laid paper, 225 x 165 mm, 3 1/4 pages; initialled ‘D’ at the foot; in very good condition, clean and legible. This manuscript is an extract from a work entitled Une Relation du Groenland (1647), written by Isaac de La Peyrère (1596-1676) while he was …