• # 19633

    GRASSET DE SAINT-SAUVEUR, Jacques (1757 - 1810)

    Tableau des decouvertes du Capne. Cook & de la Perouse

    Paris : chez l’auteur, rue Coqueron Mon. de France ; Bordeaux : chez le Cne. S. Sauveur sous le peristyle de la Grande Comedie, l’an 7 de la Republique Francaise [1798 or 1799]. Aquatint with hand colouring, 430 x 534 mm (sheet), old mount burn to margins, a very good copy with vibrant original colour. …

  • # 19407

    CRAWFORD, Marian (1955 - )

    Memory work

    [Melbourne : the artist, 2018]. Artist’s book. Octavo (21cm tall), self-wrappers, blue cellophane dustjacket, pp. [48], printed letterpress, relief and intaglio. Unique edition. A contemporary photobook created by Melbourne artist Marian Crawford, drawing on her memories growing up on Babana, or Ocean Island (contemporary Kiribati) and using historical photographs of what was at the time …

  • # 18727

    Mappe-Monde. Ou carte générale de toutte la terre, dressée sur les observations de Mrs. de l’Académie Royale des Sciences,

    Mise en jeu, Ouvrage aussi utille que curieux, et qui donnera une connaissance exacte du Monde entier. A Paris : [Imprimerie Royale Academie Royale des Sciences, circa 1768]. Copperplate engraving, measures 430 x 550 mm (plate line), 532 x 632 mm (paper), original hand colouring, old fold lines, small pin holes along the folds, old …

  • # 19036

    Tableau abrégé de l’histoire des voyages, ou Fragments les plus curieux des voyages récemment faits dans l’Asie, l’Afrique, l’Amérique et l’Océanie.

    Paris : Charles Letaille, [1839]. Duodecimo, pictorial cloth with a hand coloured lithograph on upper board of a Maori couple titled ‘Chongui [i.e. hongi] ou salut a la Nouvelle Zelande’, pp. 123, seven diecut tinted lithographs of people of the world based on the works of Jacques Arago and Domeny de Rienzi, each removable to display …

  • # 19082

    HESLOP, Robert

    Copper halfpenny token for Robert Heslop, dealer in natural curiosities, Finsbury Square, London, 1790s.

    London : Robert Heslop, n.d. [c.1795]. Æ halfpenny, diameter 29.7 mm. Obverse: A male contortionist and a monkey. Around the perimeter: CAN YOU DO SO. Reverse: An inscription on six lines THE FIRST SHOP IN LONDON FOR NATURAL CURIOSITYS PAINTINGS COINS COLOURS FOR ARTISTS &c. Around the perimeter: R. HESLOP NO. 86 CHISWELL STREET FINSBURY …

  • # 19088

    BOULTER, Daniel (1740-1802); BOULTER, Joseph (1743-1819); BOULTER, John (1745-1816)

    Copper halfpenny token for Daniel Boulter’s ‘Exhibition of natural and artificial curiosities’, Yarmouth, Norfolk, 1796.

    Yarmouth : Joseph, Daniel and John Boulter, 1796. Æ halfpenny, diameter 29.8 mm. Obverse: A female seated holding a scroll inscribed BOULTER’S EXHIBITION OF NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL CURIOSITIES. In ex. YARMOUTH in a straight line. Reverse: Three figures symbolising Asia, Africa and America presenting various curiosities to Britannia, who is recording them in a book. …

  • # 19146

    MACDONALD, D. (Daniel), Rev., (1846-1927)

    The Oceanic languages Shemitic

    / by Rev. D. Macdonald, Fate, Havannah Harbour, New Hebrides. [Melbourne] : Royal Society of Victoria, 1886. Octavo, original printed wrappers, stapled, 34 pp; a very good copy. Ferguson, 11924. Transcript of a lecture read before the Royal Society of Victoria on 11 March 1886, in which the missionary Rev. Daniel Macdonald further expounded his theory …

  • # 19105

    BÜHLER, Alfred; BARROW, Terry; MOUNTFORD, Charles P.

    Oceania and Australia : the art of the South Seas

    London : Methuen, 1962. First edition. Series: Art of the World, VIII. Small quarto, publisher’s maroon cloth boards, spine (a little sunned) lettered in gilt, front free-endpaper with previous owners’ inscriptions, pp 250, profusely illustrated with 63 tipped-in colour plates, 94 b/w line drawings, and 4 maps; housed in the original pictorial laminated slipcase (some …

  • # 19293

    Fiji islands

    [Sydney : Picturesque Atlas Publishing Company, 1886]. Chromolithograph map, 430 x 625 mm (sheet), inset map of Australia and the South Pacific, tape reinforcement to fold verso. Issued in the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia (1886)

  • # 18043

    Photographer unknown.

    A German plantation owner’s wife with native servants and horses, Neu-Mecklenburg (New Ireland), circa 1910

    Large format photographic magic lantern glass slide, 90 x 120 mm, the mount with paper label bearing contemporary manuscript caption in German ‘Matantetuk, Westküste v. Neu-Mecklenburg (Pferde)’ and the imprint of the Bavarian magic lantern firm Lichtbild-Anstalt G. Bachschmid, Kempten-Allgäu; in superb condition. This photograph, showing a scene on a copra plantation on the west …

  • # 19221

    CRAFWORD, Marian (1955 - )

    Picturing the island

    Melbourne : the artist, 2016. Quarto, illustrated wrappers with wraparound title band, pp. [52], illustrated. Signed and dated by the artist. A contemporary photobook created by Melbourne artist Marian Crawford, drawing on her memories growing up on Babana (contemporary Kiribati) and using historical photographs of what was at the time known as the Gilbert and …

  • # 18713

    DELILLE, l'Abbé Jacques (1738-1813)

    [COOK; TAHITI] Les jardins. Poëme par Jacques Delille.

    Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et augmenté. A Paris : Chez L.G. Michaud, 1822. Duodecimo, contemporary half vellum over marbled papered boards, spine (somewhat darkened) with black morocco title label lettered in gilt, pp 233, with 4 engraved plates; occasional pale foxing, but a very good copy. A late eighteenth century bucolic poem, inspired by the …

  • # 18690

    ROMILLY, Hugh Hastings

    From my verandah in New Guinea. Sketches and traditions.

    With an introduction by Andrew Lang, M. A. London : David Nutt, 1889.Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (spine slightly faded), folding frontispiece map, pp. xxvi; [2]; 277; (2 – catalogue), occasional light foxing. The author was the Deputy-Commissioner for the Western Pacific and late Acting Special Commissioner for New Guinea. Includes much detail on the indigenous people …

  • # 18039

    LA PÉROUSE, Jean-François de Galaup (1741–1788)

    Voyage de la Pérouse autour du monde, publié conformément au Décret du 22 Avril 1791, et rédigé par M. L. A. Milet-Mureau.

    Paris : de l’Imprimerie de la République, 1797. Four volumes quarto, (315 mm tall) and atlas volume (605 mm tall, 450 mm wide); the five volumes bound in matching contemporary half-crushed morocco, spines lettered and tooled in gilt, marbled boards, a fine period binding; with full wide margins, vol. I with half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait …

  • # 17953

    DAM, Meyndert van; STICHTER, Cornelis

    A VOC ship’s binding from the Chamber of Amsterdam.

    d’Erven Stichters Comptoir Almanach, Voor ‘t Jaar 1800. Voorzien van eene aanwyzing der Jaar-, Paarden-, Beesten- en Leermarkten, welke in de Bataafsche Republiek gehouden worden, als mede de Vacantien, het Varen der Trekschuyten en Beurtschepen, het vertrek der Posten en Postwagens. Nevens de maans op- en ondergang. Te Amsterdam : by de erfgen. van de Wed. C. Stichter, …

  • # 18639

    HAMELIN, Emmanuel, Amiral (1768-1839)

    [BAUDIN EXPEDITION] Autograph testimonial signed by Hamelin, commander of Le Naturaliste, written for one of his junior officers.

    Manuscript in ink on bluish laid paper, 195 x 160 mm; place and revolutionary date of ‘Paris 1er thermidor an 11’ [20 July 1803], signed ‘Capitaine de frégate Commdt. Eel. Hamelin’; wet stamp of the Collection Deséglise; some foxing. Provenance: Collection Deséglise, France (late 19th – early 20th century), housed in the original Deséglise manila folder with manuscript …