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New Testament in one of the main Native American languages

[BIBLE - NATIVE AMERICAN OJIBWE]; [Rev. Henry BLATCHFORD (transl.)]. Iu Otoshki-Kikindiuin au tebeniminung gaie bemajiinung Jesus Christ: ima Ojibue inueuining giizhitong. - The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: translated into the language of the Ojibwa Indians.
New York, American Bible Society, 1856. 8vo. Contemporary blind-tooled calf with black title-label on spine, sprinkled edges. [4], 717, [1] pp. Full description
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Hand-coloured copy of a landmark in Arctic cartography in its rare first state

BRY, Theodor de; with Johann Theodor de BRY & Johann Israel de BRY. [Map of the north polar region:] Conterfactur der 3 Schiffarten welche di Hollander dürch das Mitnachtischen Mer nemlich beij Norwegen Mosca Nova Zembla und durch Waygats noch den Orientallischen Indien suhrgenomen hatten allen klerlich mit puneten angezeichnet.
[Frankfurt am Main, Matthaeus Becker, 1599]. Oblong 1mo (whole sheet; plate mark 28 x 36.5 cm). Engraved map of the Arctic on watermarked laid paper in an azimuthal equidistant polar projection with parallels and meridians, the arctic circle, a reticulated scale of degrees. Coloured by a contemporary hand. Trimmed to the plate mark and mounted on later paper. In a passe-partout. Full description
€ 8,500
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Detailed early description of Newfoundland and Labrador

CHAPPELL, Edward. Voyage of His Majesty's ship Rosamond to Newfoundland and the southern coast of Labrador of which countries no account has been published by any British traveller since the reign of Queen Elisabeth.
London, R. Wates for J. Mawman, 1818. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece, a folding engraved map coloured in outline, 2 engraved plates and 5 engravings in the text. Contemporary diced calf; rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down. [10], XIX, [1], 270, [2] pp. Full description
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With plates of Moravian brethren among Greenland Eskimos, American Indians & black West Indian slaves

[CRANZ, David and/or J.K. ULRICH]. Briève & fidèle exposition de l'origine, de la doctrine, des constitutions, usages et ceremonies ecclesiastiques de l'eglise de l'unité des freres connus sous le nom de Freres de Boheme & de Moravie, ... avec XVI. planches.
[Saxony?], 1758. 8vo. With 16 numbered double-page engraved plates. Brown morocco (Lyon, ca. 1900) with gold-tooled turn-ins, signed by L(ouis) GUÉTANT. 87 pp. Full description
€ 4,500
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Expedition in Canada and shipwreck off Anticosti Island

CRESPEL, Emmanuel. Voyages du R.P. Emanuel Crespel, dans la Canada et son naufrage et revenant en France. Mis au jour par le Sr. Louis Crespel.
Frankfurt am Main, Heinrich Ludwig Broener, 1752. Small 8vo (16 x 9 cm). Contemporary boards, covered with gold-brocade paper with a floral pattern coloured in a calico pattern. [8], 135, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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North-West Passage not through Hudson Bay

ELLIS, Henry. Reize naar de baai van Hudson, ter ontdekkinge van eenen Noord-wester doortogt, gedaan in de jaaren 1746. en 1747.
Leiden, Elie Luzac jun., 1750. 8vo. With large folding engraved map (18 x 44.5 cm), and 9 engraved plates, mostly folding by N. van Frankendaal, with captions in French and Dutch. Contemporary red half roan. XXXII, 440 pp. Full description
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The division of Oregon Country between Britain and the United States of America

FÉDIX, P.A. L'Orégon et les côtes de l'Océan Pacifique du Nord, aperçu géographique, statistique et politique, avec une carte du pays d'après les documens les plus récens.
Paris, Librairie de Amyot (printed by Éd. Proux et Cie), 1846. 8vo. With a large folding map (40 x 52.5 cm) depicting what the United States called Oregon Country, dated 1846 and partly coloured in outline. Modern maroon half morocco. 258 pp. Full description
€ 9,500
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The North West Passage: rare Dutch translation of a journal
made on William Parrys first expedition
by the ships surgeon

FISHER, Alexander (J. LEHMAN DE LEHNSFELD, transl.). Dagboek eener ontdekkingsreis naar de Noorderpoolstreken, met de schepen Zijner Grootbrittanische Majesteit Hecla en Griper, in de jaren 1819 en 1820. Uit het Engelsch naar den vierden verbeterden druk door J. Lehman de Lehnsfeld.
Dordrecht, Blussé and Van Braam, 1822. 8vo. With a folding map of the Northwest Territories or Nonavut (Canada), including the Melville Island, and 2 engravings in the text of a musk ox and an Eskimo. Modern sprinkled orange paper over thin boards with a modern spine label with printed title. [4], 364 pp. Full description
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Splendid manuscript on the state, condition and organization of the French Royal navy in 1732,
from the library of Henri Beraldi

[FRENCH ROYAL NAVY]. [Binding title:] Abregé de la marine du Roy 1732.
[Paris?, 1732]. 13.5×19 cm. Manuscript in brown-black, red and blue ink on vellum, some of the lettering and borders gilt. With a beautiful frontispiece painting in coloured gouaches (14×9.5 cm) pasted on the page facing the opening of the text, showing a small warship at a shipyard in a small harbour being repaired by workmen. Contemporary red morocco, gold-tooled spine, gold-tooled fillets on boards and board edges, richly gold-tooled frame, gilt edges. Frontispiece plus [2], 26 ll., including 2 double and 1 larger folding. Full description
€ 95,000
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