Arctic

  • # 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 …

  • # 19666

    CHRISTIE'S

    The Polar collection of Andreas Züst

    London : Christie’s, 2002. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 188, extensively illustrated. Landmark collection of polar books.

  • # 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 …

  • # 18994

    FRANKLIN, John

    Narrative of a journey to the shores of the polar sea, in the years 1819 – 20 – 21 – 22.

    London : John Murray, 1824. Second edition. Two volumes, octavo, full calf, gilt-lettered to spine, lightly scuffed, expertly rebacked, bookplates to endpapers, pp. xix; 370; 399; four large folding charts, overall a very good copy. A classic account of arctic exploration by the future Governor of Tasmania.

  • # 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 …