South America

  • # 34912


    The relations between the Hawaiian Islands and Spanish America in early times.

    [s.l. : s.n.], 1892. Series: Papers of the Hawaiian Historical Society, no. 1. “Read before the Hawaiian Historical Society, January 28, 1892”. Octavo (212 mm), original printed brown wrappers (chipped, nick to fore-edge of wrappers and all pages), stitched, 10 pp; internally clean and sound. A single copy is recorded in Australian collections (SLQ).

  • # 34546

    DAVILA, Juan


    Santiago de Chile : Gronefot Ediciones, March 2020. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. [76], illustrated. “This publication reproduces a selection of sketches done during 2018 by the artist Juan Davila in a ‘sketch book’ of 365 numbered pages. The selected sketches were ones done preliminary to his exhibition of 2019. ‘Painting and ambiguity’, at the Contemporary …

  • # 33504

    DUHAUT-CILLY, Auguste Bernard (1790-1849)

    [HAWAII; CALIFORNIA] Viaggio intorno al globo principalmente alla California ed alle isole Sandwich negli anni 1826, 1827, 1828 e 1829

    di A. Duhaut-Cilly con l’aggiunta delle osservazioni degli abitanti di quei paesi di Paolo Emilio Botta ; traduzione dal francese nell’ italiano di Carlo Botta. Torino : Stabilimento Tipografico Fontana, 1841. First Italian edition. (Note: although the imprint on the bindings is dated 1843, the title pages of both volumes have the date 1841). Two …

  • # 33887

    JOHNS, Captain W. E.

    Biggles in the Cruise of the Condor

    London : Dean & Son, circa 1960. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket (chipped and torn with old tape repairs verso), pp. 184, internally clean. Biggles in the depths of Brazil.

  • # 33652


    The Latin letter of Columbus : printed in 1493 and announcing the discovery of America. Reproduced in facsimile, with a preface.

    London : Bernard Quaritch, 1893. Royal octavo (220 x 180 mm), publisher’s printed stiff wrappers, pp vi, [8], partially uncut, a near fine copy. Published by Quaritch to mark the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s letter. Three copies traced in Australian collections: University of Sydney Library; National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales …

  • # 32889

    Photographer unknown.

    [ABOLITIONISM; BRAZIL] Henry (Harry) Ulusiboo, a slave freed by British diplomat Henry Hayne in Rio de Janeiro, probably around 1820.

    [Southampton, U.K.? : photographer unidentified, circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 62 mm (mount); verso with an ink inscription, probably contemporaneous with the portrait, ‘Harry Ulusiboo, for 50 years servant to Henry Hayne Esq., who bought and “freed” him at Rio about 1817’, and with a small mounted albumen print …

  • # 31176

    BORGET, Auguste (1808-1877)

    [HAWAII] Fragments d’un voyage autour du monde

    Moulins [France] : P.A. Desrosiers Imprimeur Editeur, [1850]. Oblong quarto, original illustrated full vellum (some marking and staining), pp [12], [12] leaves of lithographic plates in two tints; occasional very mild foxing, otherwise a clean, firmly bound and desirable copy of this seldom seen work. Not in Sabin; Forbes, 1766. ‘This is a very rare …

  • # 31181

    HENRICY, Casimir (1814-1900)

    Album pittoresque d’un voyage autour du monde exécuté par ordre du Gouvernement Francais.

    Paris : Charles Noblet, [1883]. 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. …

  • # 31184

    DUPETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert (1793-1864)

    Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate la Vénus, pendant les années 1836-1839 … Atlas pittoresque

    Paris : Gide, 1841. Folio (535 x 335 mm), contemporary quarter-calf over blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt (light rubbing), marbled endpapers, half-title, title page, 68 lithographed plates (14 with original hand colour, some others with tint blocks, occasional light foxing but remarkably clean), large engraved folding map of the world (a little miscreased), 3 …

  • # 31682

    HELMS, Anthony Zachariah (Anton Zacharias) (1751-1803)

    [MINING] Travels from Buenos Ayres by Potosi, to Lima.

    With notes by the translator, containing topographical descriptions of the Spanish possessions in South America, drawn from the last and best authorities. By Anthony Zachariah Helms, formerly Director of the Mines near Cracow in Poland, and late Director of the Mines and of the process of amalgamation in Peru. London, Richard Phillips, 1807. Small octavo …

  • # 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 …

  • # 31177

    RICHARD, Jérôme; [Babié de Bercenay, François, 1761-ca. 1830, editor]

    Voyages chez les peuples sauvages, ou l’homme de la nature : histoire des peuples sauvages des deux continens et des naturels des isles de la mer du Sud.

    Paris : Laurens aîné, 1808. Second edition. Three volumes, octavo, contemporary calf-backed papered boards (rubbed), spines with contrasting leather labels lettered and numbered in gilt, hinges a little weakened, pp xxxi, 464; 566; 480; illustrated with engraved plates; second volume with mild water stain at centre margin of first few leaves (not affecting legibility of …

  • # 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 …

  • # 13321

    Maffei, Giovanni Pietro, 1533-1603

    Historiarum Indicarum Libri XVI. : Selectarum item ex India epistolarum, eodem interprete, libri IV.

    Accessit Ignatii Loiolae vita. Coloniæ Agippinæ : in Officina Birckmannica, sumptibus Arnoldi Mylii, MDXCIII. [Cologne : Arnold Mylius, 1593]. Second Cologne edition. Small folio, contemporary calf with embossed armorial device to boards, ruled in blind, rebacked, spine with raised bands; edges stained blue, later endpapers, title with woodcut printer’s device, manuscript inscription lower margin; woodcut …

  • # 30116

    MIERS, John

    [BOTANY] The apocynaceae of South America

    With Some Preliminary Remarks on the Whole Family. With 35 plates, to illustrate the structure of the genera. London and Edinburgh, Williams & Norgate, 1878. Quarto, gilt-lettered pebbled cloth (spine sunned with small splits and rubbing), pp. 291, 35 lithographed plates, water stain to the margins of final leaves, intruding slightly into the plates. Overall …

  • # 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), …