Terra Australis Cognita : or, voyages to the Terra Australis, or Southern Hemisphere, during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth Centuries.
Containing an account of the manners of the people, and the productions of the countries, hitherto found in the Southern latitudes; the advantages that may result from further discoveries on this great continent, and the methods of establishing colonies there, to the advantage of Great Britain. With a preface by the Editor, in which some …
HAWKESWORTH, John; COOK, James and 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 …
[Grace CARTER, née FLECK, 1770-1855]; Jonathan L. BENNETT; John Thomas BENNETT
[COOK] Correspondence regarding payment of an annuity to Grace Carter (Fleck), niece of Captain James Cook, from the estate of Cook’s widow, Elizabeth.
30 December 1842 – 5 April 1853. Group of 19 manuscript letters from London solicitors J.L. Bennett of Merton (17) and J.T. Bennett of Finsbury (2) to Mrs. Grace Carter, of Redcar, Yorkshire (4), and Rev. Joseph Wilkinson, incumbent of Redcar (15), on the payment of an annuity to Grace Carter from the estate of …
Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)
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, …
HENRICY, Casimir (1814 - 1900)
Paris : Charles Noblet, . Oblong quarto, red patterned cloth with embossed and gilt pictorial design, spine with gilt lettering (rebacked), all edges gilt, pp 1-8 [text] and 25 leaves with engravings by de Laplante from drawings by Paris; scattered foxing. The circumnavigation by Admiral Paris in the Artémis took place between 1837 and 1840. …
BLISMON, Ana-Gramme (pseud.) [BLOCQUEL, Simon-François, 1780-1863]
Beautés de l’histoire des voyages en Amérique et dans l’Océanie : ouvrage contenant le portrait, le caractère, la religion, les Mœurs, les coutumes et les usages des différens peuples de cette partie du monde.
Series title: Le jeune voyageur dans les cinq parties du monde. Paris : chez Delarue ; Lille, chez Castiaux, [1829?]. “Édition augmentée”. Duodecimo, later full calf with gilt lettered contrasting leather title labels to spine, original wrappers bound in (the lower wrapper with engraved illustration), pp 240,  leaves of plates including natives of New …
[Title from pencilled inscription]. Circa 1920. Watercolour and gouache on paper, 173 x 253 mm, watercolour initials of the artist “I.M.” and caption in pencil, both at lower right; further pencilled inscription at lower left (illegible); laid down on modern board; in fine condition.
BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)
The first Latin editions of Parts IV-XI (eight parts in two volumes) of one of the most important collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, primarily devoted to the exploration of the East Indies and containing 140 engraved plates and maps illustrating voyages to the Spice Islands, India, Africa and North America. The …
[SPANISH COLONISATION OF THE PACIFIC] Relacion de la Vida de el Devotissimo hijo de Maria Santissima, y dichoso Martir Padre Luis de Medina, de la Compañia de Iesus, que murio por Christo en las Islas Marianas (llamadas antes de los Ladrones) con otro Compañero seglar, llamado Hipolito de la Cruz.
En Madrid : con licencia de el Ordinario, 1673. Quarto (197 x 142 mm), contemporary vellum, spine lettered in ink (faded), ties partially remnant; ff [1 blank], title leaf with early inscription and stamp of the Collegium Bareinonense Societatis Iesu, pp 146; text block starting to loosen, two pages with light soiling (one with short …
MAGRA, James Maria (c. 1746-1806) (attributed)
A Journal of a Voyage round the World in His Majesty’s Ship Endeavour, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771;
Undertaken in Pursuit of Natural Knowledge, at the Desire of the Royal Society: containing All the various Occurrences of the Voyage, with Descriptions of several new discovered Countries in the Southern Hemisphere; and Accounts of their Soil and Productions; and of many Singularities in the Structure, Apparel, Customs, Manners, Policy, Manufactures, &c. of their Inhabitants. …
FERRARIO, Giulio (1767-1847)
Il costume antico e moderno o storia del governo, della milizia, della religione, delle arti, scienze ed usanze di tutti i popoli antichi e moderni.
Milano : dalla Tipografia dell’Editore, 1818. First Italian language edition. Asia, part IV (including Oceania). One of 300 numbered copies, this being from set no. 60, dedicated to Don Giulio Ottolino. Large quarto, original half red calf over patterned cloth, spine with raised bands with gilt lettering and ornament; original endpapers, pp 610, , with …
NOBUKAZU, Yosai (1872 - 1944)
Tokyo : Tsunashima Kamekichi, Meiji 23 (1890). Woodblock printed in colour, 712 x 698 mm, lined with Japanese tissue, old folds as issued, a clean and bright example. A board game of a voyage around the world, starting in Yokohama and with illustrated vignette scenes of the destinations visited, including Vanvouver, San Francisco, Niagara Falls, New …
AĞANIN, Hasan (publisher)
Constantinople : Hasan Ağanın [circa 1890]. Octavo, printed mauve papered boards with image of a globe (edges chipped), cloth spine, salmon endpapers (gutters split, early Armenian owner’s inscription dated 1892); unpaginated, 14 double page lithographed maps with hand colouring; a very good example. A rare Ottoman atlas of the world published in Constantinople by the …
Series title: Bibliothèque illustrée des voyages autour du monde par terre & par mer. Paris : E. Plon Nourrit et Cie., [c 1898]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (a little sunned, chipped at corners), 32 pp (minor tears to fore-edges of first 2 leaves), illustrated; a good copy. This short illustrated essay deals specifically with the history, culture …
WHEELER, Daniel (1771-1840)
Effects of the introduction of ardent spirits and implements of war amongst the natives of some of the South-Sea Islands and New South Wales
: extracted from the letters and Journal of Daniel Wheeler … recently returned from a religious visit to some of those places. London : Edward Marsh, 1843. Series: Society of Friends. London Yearly Meeting. Meeting for Sufferings. Tracts relative to the aborigines ; no. 2. Second edition. Octavo, disbound, 21 pp, a very good copy. …
DRUMMOND, H. N.
and description of S. Barnabas Chapel, Norfolk Island, dedicated to his memory. Cover title: Bishop Patteson : pioneer and martyr. With an account of the Memorial Chapel. Parkstone, U.K. : Ralph & Brown, 1930. Quarto, publisher’s printed card wrappers, a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the inner front wrapper, 45 pp, illustrated; contents clean …