South America

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 29804

    HARRIS, John (1667?-1719)

    Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca, or, A complete collection of voyages and travels : consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers …

    Containing whatever has been observed worthy of notice in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America … the climate, soil and produce … of each country: likewise the religion, manners, and customs … To which is prefixed a copious introduction, comprehending the rise and progress of the art of navigation … together with the invention and use …

  • # 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 …

  • # 29864

    HENRY, David (editor)

    An historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators; including those lately undertaken by order of his present Majesty.

    The whole faithfully extracted from the journals of the voyagers. Together with that of Sydney Parkinson, draftsman to Joseph Banks, Esq; who circumnavigated the globe with Capt. Cook, in his Majesty’s ship the Endeavour.  And the voyage of Mons. Bougainville round the world, performed by order of the French King. Illustrated with maps, charts, and …

  • # 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), …

  • # 29231

    DAMPIER, William (1651-1715) et al.

    A Collection of Voyages.

    In four volumes. Containing I.  Captain William Dampier’s voyages round the world : describing particularly, the coasts and Islands in the East and West-Indies. The South-Sea coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico. The countries of Tonquin, Achin and Malacca. The Cape of Good Hope, New-Holland, &c. II. The voyages of Lionel Wafer; giving an account of his …

  • # 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, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 27392

    WROTH, Lawrence C.

    The early cartography of the Pacific

    New York : Bibliographical Society of America, 1944. Octavo, gilt-lettered blue cloth, presentation inscription on the half-title, pp. 192, 22 folding maps, a fine copy. Printed in an edition of 100 copies. Includes chapters on Dutch discoveries, Captain Cook, mapping of Japan, Russian discoveries, New Guinea et alia. “One hundred copies, with an index added, …

  • # 28431

    BAUER, Carl Johann Sigmund, (1780-1857)

    [GLOBE; TASMANIA]. The world with ist [sic] inhabitants.

    Nuremberg : Bauer, c. 1830. Original card box with marbled paper sides measuring 60 x 52 x 54 mm, the engraved paper label on lid with title (mis-spelling ‘its’ as ‘ist’) and images of inhabitants from four continents, containing an original miniature terrestrial globe and folding paper concertina of vignettes of the races of the …

  • # 26536

    BROWN, John Carter

    Bibliotheca Americana. Catalogue of the John Carter Brown Library in Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

    Providence : the Library, 1919 – 1931. Three volumes bound in five, folio, gilt-lettered cloth, flecking to heads of spines and corners bumped, uncut and unopened, offsetting where an invoice has resided within, frontispieces, bookplates to pastedowns from the firm of Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont. Volume I (1919), Part I (to 1569), pp. vi; 250; Part …

  • # 28249


    West India and Pacific Steamship Co., Limited. Passenger tariff.

    Liverpool, UK : West India and Pacific Steamship Co., Ltd., [1877]. Octavo (210 x 130 mm), [4] pp; vignette illustration to front, printed on all four pages in black and red; light vertical and horizontal folds, old paper reinforcement along spine, but a clean example. The centre pages comprise the sailing schedule and rates of …

  • # 26095


    South America

    Edinburgh L W. & A. K. Johnston, circa 1860. Engraved map, 615 x 510 mm, dissected and laid on linen, outline hand colour, in gilt-lettered plum cloth folder (titled America), paper advertisements. A finely engraved separately issued map of South America, originally issued as plate 41 of Johnston’s National Atlas.

  • # 27147

    [GUGK] SERGEEV, S. I. ; KOVYLIN, N. M. ; KOTENKOV, N. V. (eds.)

    Атлас мира. Америка / Atlas mira. Amerika

    Moskva : Glav. upr. geodezii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR, 1981. Folio (335 mm), publisher’s pictorial laminated wrappers, pp 64; table of contents, symbols, abbreviations etc. (3-5), full-page colour maps with differing scales (6-38), index (40-64); text in Russian; a good, clean copy. Fourth edition (first published 1975) of this official Soviet government atlas …