South America

  • # 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 …

  • # 27118

    HAMY, E.-T.

    [MALAY ARCHIPELAGO] Les races malaiques et américaines; leçon d’ouverture du Cours d’anthropologie du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle (19 mars 1896). 

    Extrait de L’Anthropologie, t. 7, no. 2. Paris : Masson et cie, [1896]. Large octavo (243 x 160 mm), disbound offprint, pp 1-18; a very clean copy. A brief comparative study of the racial characteristics of the indigenous peoples of the Malay archipelago and the Americas.

  • # 25257

    WERNER, O. (Oscar)

    Katholischer Missions-Atlas. 

    Neunzehn Karten in Farbendruck mit begleitendem Text. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder’sche Verlagshandlung, 1884. Large quarto (310 x 235 mm), half gilt-ruled green cloth over printed papered boards, spine with gilt lettering and ornament, pp 18 (introductory text and explanations of each map), followed by full-page chart with family tree of the Catholic dioceses in Australia and …

  • # 22385

    Photographer unknown.

    [GOLD MINING] Photograph album compiled by a globetrotting mining engineer between 1900 and 1910, with his unique panoramic views of the King of the Hills mine in Western Australia, and topographical views in West Africa, Colombia, and the Caucasus, many of them documenting gold mining enterprises.

    Late nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (280 x 370 mm), half calf over black crushed morocco ruled in gilt (heavily worn, front board detached), all edges gilt, containing a total of 150+ silver gelatin photographs (and one albumen print) mounted on thick leaves; over 50 of the photographs were taken with a special panoramic …

  • # 25292

    TAYLOR, Tom

    Written in a tropical glow : books, prints, and manuscripts describing the biological exploration of the New World tropics

    Dallas : DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, 2018. Quarto, bound in two contrasting green Japanese fabrics, folding frontispiece, pp. 166 plus 32 pages of colour plates, printed letterpress. Limited to 390 copies (40 copies in a deluxe binding were also issued). A magnificent illustrated monograph being the catalogue for an exhibition of rare travel books …

  • # 23910

    HADDON, Alfred C. (Cort) (1855-1940)

    [TORRES STRAIT] Environment and cultural progress among primitive peoples. (Inscribed by Alfred Haddon).

    The Herbertson Memorial Lecture delivered in London, October 26th, 1927. Newtown, U.K. : The Montgomeryshire Express Ltd. [for the author], [1927?]. Tall octavo (245 x 153 mm), original printed wrappers (toned, lower wrapper chipped at top edge), a presentation copy inscribed on the upper wrapper by the author, distinguished Cambridge anthropologist Alfred Cort Haddon, for Dr. …

  • # 22555

    Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)

    Histoire générale des voyages,

    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, …

  • # 22195


    A Christmas missionary exercise : illustrated with scenes from our Foreign Mission Fields.

    Cover title: A Christmas missionary exercise and album. New York : The Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1894. Oblong octavo, original cloth backed printed stiff wrappers (lightly creased and marked), pp [24], illustrated with numerous half-tone photographic plates of various missions in China, Japan, Korea, Siam, Laos, India, Chile, …

  • # 21817

    Stories of foreign countries

    Boston : Crosby and Nichols, 1864. Duodecimo, gilt-lettered green cloth (a little worn), lacking the front free endpaper, pp. 128, woodcut illustrations. Chapters on Malta, Albania, Iceland, Japan, Borneo, Esquimaux, Persia, Siam, Hindoostan, Russia, Turkey, Chili etc.

  • # 21268

    BONAR, Andrew R. (editor)

    Incidents of missionary enterprise : illustrative of the progress of Christianity in heathen countries, and of the researches, sufferings and adventures of missionaries.

    Edinburgh and London : Thomas Nelson, 1845. Third edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked morocco gilt (corners and edges of boards a little worn),  all edges gilt, front free-endpaper with gift inscription dated 1848, front pastedown and endpaper with bookplates of later owners, first blank with recent ownership inscription, extra illustrated title page with lithographed …

  • # 21297

    ST. AULAIRE, Achille

    Récréations instructives : Voyage pittoresque à travers le monde

    Paris : Chez Aubert & Cie., n.d. [c 1840]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (marked, crudely stitch bound), 24 leaves of lithographed plates (occasional foxing), a couple of plates loose, generally worn. An imaginary voyage around the world, each exotic location illustrated with a detailed lithograph with accompanying text in French and English. Includes plates on Australian …