Pacific

  • # 35655

    DESPALLIERES, Marc

    Goodmans. Aboriginal and Oceanic Fine Art. Tuesday, 26 September 2000.

    Double Bay, NSW : Goodmans Auctioneers & Valuers, 2000. Auction catalogue. Quarto, 270 x 210 mm, 64 pp, 294 lots, many illustrated in colour; includes works by Charlie Tarawa Tjungurrayi, Narputta Nangala, Eunice Napangardi, Rover Thomas, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, and Queenie McKenzie, plus Arnhem Land barks and sculptures, Kimberley Wandjina paintings by Jack Wherra, Lily …

  • # 35632

    DESPALLIERES, Marc

    Goodmans. Aboriginal and Oceanic Fine Art. Sunday, 9 April 2000.

    Double Bay, NSW : Goodmans Auctioneers & Valuers, 2000. Auction catalogue. Quarto, 270 x 210 mm, 40 pp, 135 lots, many illustrated in colour; includes works by Rover Thomas, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Queenie McKenzie, and Ada Bird Petyarre, plus Arnhem Land barks and traditional Aboriginal and Oceanic artefacts; a good copy; auction invitation loosely inserted. …

  • # 35519

    Hawkesworth, John (1715-17773); Cook, James (1728-1779); King, James

    An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his present Majesty for making discoveries in the southern hemisphere,

    and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, Ll.D. in three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety …

  • # 35527

    [NEW CALEDONIA. CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT]

    [NEW CALEDONIA] “Congé de mer” (maritime passport), issued to the indigenous female owner of a commercial vessel in the Loyalty Islands, 1903.

    [Nouméa], Nouvelle Calédonie : Service des Douanes, 1903. Single sheet, 480 x 250 mm, printed recto and verso, with manuscript entries recording that the permit – valid for one year – was issued on 24 July 1903 to ‘femme indigène Kaïpiane’, resident of the Loyalty Islands and owner of the “Chanedra”, a cutter of 10 tons; entries …

  • # 35767

    [THEVENET FAMILY]

    [NEW CALEDONIA] Privately printed mourning letter sheet memorialising the death of Pierre-Auguste Thevenet at Nouméa, on 5 November 1917.

    [Nouméa] : [printer unknown], 1917. Letter sheet with black mourning borders; bifolium, folding to 130 x 200 mm (260 x 400 mm when opened); first side with lithographically printed notice of the death of Pierre-Auguste Thevenet on 5 November 1917, and his burial on 6 November, with above it a list of the bereaved family …

  • # 35911

    [LMS]

    London Missionary Society’s steamer, “John Williams,” built 1893.

    Cost of construction, £17,055, raised by Children’s New Year Offering. Work in South Pacific, steaming 30,000 miles a year. [London : LMS, circa 1910]. Chromolithographic postcard, 90 x 136 mm; unmailed; in fine condition. The only example of this postcard traced on Trove is held in the Gold Museum, Ballarat (FitzGerald Postcard Collection).

  • # 35782

    BRADLEY, William

    Portrait of Benjamin S. Jackson, R.N., navigating lieutenant, HMS Rosario. Sydney, 1868 or 1869.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 100 x 63 mm (mount), verso with imprint of ‘William Bradley, Artist Photographer, 140 Pitt Street, Sydney … By Appointment to H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh’; both the print and mount are in excellent condition; accompanied by a section of the window mount cut from the 19th-century album in …

  • # 30172

    Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas; Petrus Bertius; Pedro Ordóñez de Cevallos

    Description des Indes Occidentales, qu’on appelle aujourdhuy le Nouveau Monde:

    par Antoine de Herrera, Grand Chroniqueur des Indes, & Chroniqueur de Castlle: translatee d’Espagnol en François. A la quelle sont adjoustees Quelques autres Descriptions des mesmes pays, avec La Navigation du vaillant Capitaine de Mer Jaques le Maire, & de plusieurs autres. Le contenu de cest oeuvre se veoit en la page suyvante. A Amsterdam …

  • # 29076

    BROSSES, Charles de (1709-1777)

    Histoire des navigations aux terres australes

    : contenant ce que l’on scait des moeurs & des productions des contrées decouvertes jusqu’à ce jour; & où il est traité de l’utilité d’y faire de plus amples découvertes, & des moyens d’y former un établissement. Paris : Chez Durand, 1756. First edition. Two volumes, quarto (260 x 200 mm), contemporary full calf (boards …

  • # 29091

    BOUGAINVILLE, Louis-Antoine, Comte de (1729-1811)

    A voyage round the world performed by order of His Most Christian Majesty, in the years 1766, 1767, 1768 and 1769.

    / by Lewis de Bougainville, Colonel of Foot, and Commodore of the Expedition, in the Frigate La Boudeuse, and the Store-dhip L’Etoile. Translated from the French by John Reinhold Forster, F.A.S. London : Printed for J. Nourse, Bookseller to His Majesty, in the Strand; and T. Davies, Bookseller to the Royal Academy, in Russel-Street, Covent-garden, …

  • # 35948

    Anon.

    [COOK] Nachrichten von dem Leben und den Seereisen des berühmten Capitain Cook.

    Reval [Tallinn, Estonia] ; und Leipzig : bey Albrecht und Compagnie, 1780. [Bound with] Briefe aus England historisch-statistisch und artistischen Inhalts. 1s Heft. Reval [= Tallinn, Estonia] & Leipzig, Albrecht und Compagnie, 1780. Two works in one volume, octavo; contemporary half calf, sprinkled papered boards, brown morocco spine label with title in gilt (binding slightly rubbed, …

  • # 14834

    Tench, Captain Watkin (1758-1833)

    A narrative of the expedition to Botany Bay;

    with an account of New south Wales, its production, inhabitants, &c. To which is subjoined, a list of the civil and military establishments at Port Jackson. London : J. Debrett, 1789. Second edition. Octavo, half-calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with gilt fleurons, gilt lettered morocco title label, pp [xii, including the half-title], 146, …

  • # 31523

    PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)

    The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay (first edition, coloured)

    with an account of the establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from authentic papers, which have been obtained from the several departments, to which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an account of their new discoveries. London : John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, contemporary …

  • # 24673

    Hayes, William (1735-1802)

    Portraits of rare and curious birds, with their descriptions from the Menagery of Osterley Park, in the county of Middlesex.

    London : printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office; and published for the author by R. Faulder, 1794 [ – 1799]. Quarto, contemporary full calf (edges worn), spine with contrasting morocco title label (chipped at head and foot, rubbed), bookplate for Frances Hubert Barclay to pastedown, front hinge weak, two volumes in one, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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, …