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 …

  • # 29804

    HARRIS, John (1667?-1719)

    Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca, or, A complete collection of voyages and travels : consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers …

    Containing whatever has been observed worthy of notice in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America … the climate, soil and produce … of each country: likewise the religion, manners, and customs … To which is prefixed a copious introduction, comprehending the rise and progress of the art of navigation … together with the invention and use …

  • # 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), …

  • # 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, …

  • # 20075

    WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)

    Allgemeiner Atlas. Nach den bewährtesten Hülfsmitteln und astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen,

    nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by [35] engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …

  • # 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 …

  • # 19037

    RASMUSSEN, Knud (1879 - 1933)

    The bear in the ice hole

    Copenhagen : The Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1962. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 40, illustrated. A short story by Rasmussen, the great Danish explorer of the Thule expeditions. Also includes the essay Greenland and her people by P. H. Lundsteen, the governor responsible for modernising Greenland.

  • # 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 …