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On the famous voyage of Captain Louis Freycinet

ARAGO, Jacques Etienne Victor. Souvenirs d'un aveugle, voyage autour du monde. Ouvrage enrichi de soixante dessins et de notes scientifiques.
Paris, Hortet and Ozanne, 1839. 4 volumes. 8vo. With 2 engraved portraits, of Jacques and François Arago, and 60 full-page lithographed plates, all after drawings by the author. Contemporary green half sheepskin, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 1,950
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Graphically stunning 3-volume historical manuscript atlas

[MANUSCRIPT - ATLAS - HISTORICAL]. Atlas historique. - Souvenirs historiques. - Tableaux et cartes.
[Montpellier?], [date on spine of vol. 1:] 1851. 3 volumes. Folio (vol. 1) and large 4to (vols. 2-3). Neatly written manuscripts on paper with 23 graphically vibrant maps, coloured in outline with subtly shaded washes in grey (for the coasts) and numerous bright colours (for political boundaries), and with calligraphic headings. Contemporary bindings: vol. 1 red half goatskin; vol. 2 black half goatskin; vol. 3 black sheepskin. Full description
€ 4,250
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Old Testament history in Maori

BAMBRIDGE, William and Robert MAUNSELL (translator). He whakapapa ara. Nga mahi me nga aha noa a te Atua raua ko tana Hahi (= A record. The works and the dealings of God with his Church).
Auckland, J. Williamson for the Church Mission, 1847. 12mo. Blue paper wrappers. Full description
€ 950
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Hawaiian lepers

BECHTINGER, Joseph. Ein Jahr auf den Sandwich-Inseln. (Hawaiische Inseln.) … Memoiren. - Band I. [all published].
Vienna, for the author (colophon: printed by W. Jacobi), 1869. 8vo. With wood-engraved frontispiece, 7 illustration plates (showing 14 numbered wood-engravings with letterpress captions), 3 woodcuts in the text, and a tinted lithographic folding map. Original publisher's yellow printed-paper wrappers with wood-engraved vignette. Full description
€ 750
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Letters from an Irish colonist in New South Wales,
with 2 wood-engravings, 1 by Caroline Clayton

[BESNARD, Thomas Pope]. A voice from the bush in Australia: shewing its present state, advantages, and capabilities, in a series of letters from an Irish settler and others in New South Wales. With appendices ...
Dublin, William Curry junior & Co.; London, Smith, Elder & Co.; Edinburgh, John Johnstone, 1839. 12mo. With wood-engraved frontispiece, nearly full-page wood-engraved illustration on page 25 and a letterpress folding table. Modern marbled wrappers. Full description
€ 4,000
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Mutiny on the Bounty in Swedish

BLIGH, William. Engelske capitainens Wilhelm Blighs resa, genom Södra Werlds-Hafvet, tolf hundrade sjömil i öpen bät, frän Tofoa till Timor.
Including: Nyaste tidningar frän Otahiti.
Uppsala, Joh. Edmans Enka, 1792. 12mo. Contemporary blue stiff paper wrappers. Full description
€ 2,450
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Spanish voyages to Tahiti and other Society Islands

BRATRING, Friedrich Wilhelm August and Pedro ESTALA. Reisen der Spanier nach der Südsee, insbesondere nach der Insel O-Taheite.
Berlin, Friedrich Maurer, 1802. 8vo. With an engraved illustration in text and a folding engraved map. Contemporary paper-covered boards with spine label, painted over in gold on the spine and blue on the sides. Full description
€ 2,750
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The Great Barrier reef

[BRITISH MUSEUM - NATURAL HISTORY]. Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29. Scientific Reports.
London, British Museum, 1930-1939. Volumes 1-6/2 (54 parts). 4to. With ca. 200 plates. Original cloth and wrappers. Full description
€ 1,500
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Magnificent engraving of the 1661 mosaic floor map of the world in 2 hemispheres
Incorporating Tasman's discoveries not otherwise published for decades

[PLAN - AMSTERDAM CITY HALL]. [CAMPEN, Jacob van]. Le pavé de la grand' sale des bourgeois.
[Amsterdam, Gerard Valk, 1719]. Very large engraved folding plan comprising 1 1/2 sheets (measuring 46 x 83 cm as assembled), engraved by Danckert Danckertsz. and his father after drawings by Jacob Vennekool, including the two hemispheres of the world map and a celestial map of the constellations of the northern hemisphere (each 10 cm in diameter). Full description
€ 2,500
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The architectural features and sculpture showing the Amsterdam City Hall in full glory.
With the magnificent engraving of the 1661 mosaic floor map of the world in 2 hemispheres,
incorporating Tasman's discoveries not otherwise published for decades

[CAMPEN, Jacob van, Hubert QUELLINUS and Jacob VENNEKOOL]. Bouw schilder en beeldhouwkonst, van het stadhuis te Amsteldam, vertoont in CIX figuuren: . . .
Amsterdam, J. Covens, C. Mortier and J. Covens junior, [ca. 1780]. Folio. With full-page engraved portrait of Jacob van Campen, engraved plates numbered I-CIX (here on 115 full-page, double-page and folding leaves) described under these numbers in the letterpress text. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 5,500
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Travel account with magnificent series of views; a superb set in the most original condition possible

CHORIS, Louis. Vues et paysages des régions équinoxiales, recueillis dans un voyage autour du monde, par Louis Choris, avec une introduction et un text explicatif.
Paris, Paul Renouard, 1826. 6 parts. Folio. With 24 lithographed plates. Each part in original mauve printed wrappers, preserved in a green morocco box. Full description
€ 40,000
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Dutch translation of the account of Captain Cook's third and last voyage

COOK, James and James KING. Reis naar den Stillen Oceaan, ... tot het doen van ontdekkingen in het noorder halfrond, ter uitvoering gebragt onder 't bestuur van de bevelhebbers Cook, Clerke en Gore in de jaaren 1776, 1777, 1779 en 1780. Met de schepen de Resolution en Discovery, ...
Rotterdam, Abraham Bothall and Dirk Vis II, 1788. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,650
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The languages of Oceania

CUST, Robert Needham. Les races et les langues de l'Océanie … traduit de l'anglais par A.L. Pinart.
Paris, Ernest Leroux (back of half-title: Le Puy, printing office of Marchessou fils), 1888. 12mo (17 x 11.5 cm). With a folding chromolithographed language map of Oceania, 1 headpiece in 17th-century style. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Full description
€ 500
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Important collection of travel accounts regarding early Pacific exploration,
by Captain Cook’s leading rival

DALRYMPLE, Alexander. An historical collection of the several voyages and discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean. Vol. I: being chiefly a literal translation from the Spanish writers. [-II: containing the Dutch voyages].
London, for the author, sold by J. Nourse, T. Payne, P. Elmsley, 1770-1771. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With 16 engraved plates (11 folding) including 4 large folding maps and sea charts, numerous smaller maps, coastal profiles and topographic and other views, a few signed by J. Collyer. Some plates include 2 views and 1 contains 4 coastal profiles. Lacking the half-title to vol. 1, but with the text and all plates complete.18th-century gold-tooled tan calf. Full description
€ 12,500
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French translation of William Dampier's travels in the south seas,
including the first successful English landing in Australia

DAMPIER, William. Nouveau voyage autour du monde, où l'on décrit en particulier l'Isthme de l'Amerique, plusieurs côtes & isles des Indes Occidentales, les Isles du Cap Verd, le passage par la Terre del Fuego, les côtes meridionales du Chili, du Perou, & du Mexique; l'Isle de Guam, Mindanao, & des autres Philippines, les isles orientales qui sont prés de Cambodie; de la Chine; Formosa, Luçon, Celebes, &c. la Nouvelle Hollande, les isles de Sumatra, de Nicobar, & de Sainte Helene & le Cap de Bonne Esperance.
Amsterdam, Paul Marret, 1698. 2 volumes. 12mo. With the same engraved frontispiece in both volumes, 6 engraved maps (including 4 folding), and 7 engraved plates (including 3 folding). Contemporary sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges. Full description
€ 14,500
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Beautifully coloured composite atlas

[DANCKERTS, ALLARD, VISSCHER, DE WIT, MORTIER and others]. Atlas.
[Amsterdam, Theodorus and Cornelis III Danckerts?, ca. 1706 (dated maps 1694-1706)]. Imperial folio (53.5 x 33.5 cm). Composite atlas, with an engraved title-page, 43 double-page engraved maps and 4 double-page engraved tables, all beautifully coloured in a consistent and balanced manner by a contemporary hand, probably in the workshop of the publisher. With maps by Johannes, Justus, Theodorus and Cornelis III Danckerts, Carel and Abraham Allard, Nicolaas Visscher I & II, Frederik de Wit, Pieter Mortier, Caspar Specht and even Alexis-Hubert Jaillot in Paris. Modern maroon sheepskin. Full description
€ 48,500
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Manuscript notes on archival documents concerning Abel Tasman

DOZY, Charles Marius. [Notes, annotations and references, used as source material for an important article on Abel Tasman, published in 1887].
[Amsterdam, Batavia, etc., ca. 1883-1887]. 2 single-leaf letters, 3 postcards and 40 leaves and slips, many pasted up on 6 leaves of a discarded printed catalogue. Kept together by a small contemporary folder with "Tasman" written on the front in Dozy's hand. Full description
€ 1,500
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French expedition to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific,with 60 lithographed plates

DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules Sébastien César. Entdeckungs-Reise der französischen Corvette Astrolabe unternommen auf Befehl König Karls X. in den Jahren 1826-1827-1828-1829.
Schaffhausen, J. Brodtmann, [ca. 1840]. 2 parts in 1 volume (text and plates). Folio.  With a lithographed title-page and 60 lithographed plates. Modern green half morocco, original boards. Full description
€ 4,950
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With hand-coloured views of Hawaii and Buenos Aires

EKBOHRN, Carl Mangus. Loggboks-anteckningar under en jordomsegling med fregatten Eugenie åren 1851-53.
Stockholm, P.A. Huldberg, (colophon: printed by Föreningkns Boktryckeri, 1856). 8vo. With 8 hand-coloured lithographed plates (including frontispiece), a folding map showing the tracks of the voyage, and several woodcut text illustrations. 19th-century black half sheepskin. Full description
€ 800
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Well-illustrated encyclopaedia of astronomical and surveying instruments from the time of Galileo,
with a world map in two hemispheres, and 3 volvelles

GALLUCCI, Giovanni Paolo. Della fabrica et uso di diversi stromenti di astronomia, et cosmografia, ove si vede la somma della teorica, et pratica di queste due nobilissime scienze.
Venice, Roberto Meietti, 1598. 4to (22 x 16.5 cm). With engraved title-page, folding woodcut plate, 3 woodcut volvelles with moving parts, and numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Including a world map in two hemispheres (incl. America and a scattering of islands at the location of Australia) on two facing pages, they reappear with volvelle attachments on both sides of leaf 149 and leaf 153. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 35,000
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Travels in, and history of China and the Philippines

GUIGNES, Chrétien-Louis-Joseph de. Voyages à Peking, Manille et l'Ile de France, faits dans l'intervalle des années 1784 a 1801.
Paris, l'Imprimerie Impériale (J.J. Marcel) for Treuttel and Würtz, 1808. 3 text volumes and 1 atlas volume. 8vo (text) and folio (atlas). The atlas with 92 engraved illustrations on 61 leaves by De Guines after Deserve and 6 engraved maps (4 folding) by D'Houdan. Text volumes in 19th-century half calf, atlas volume in contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 9,500
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First Dutch edition of 4 English maritime expeditions,
including the first official account of Cook's first voyage

HAWKESWORTH, John (editor). Reizen rondom de weereld, ondernomen . . . tot het doen van ontdekkingen in het zuider halfrond . . .
Including:
BYRON, John. [Drop title:] Verkort verhaal der reizen . . . Tocht van den Kommandeur Byron.
WALLIS, Samuel. Verkort verhaal eener reize rondom de weereld, gedaan in de jaaren 1766, 1767 en 1768. . . . voerende des Konings schip Den Dolphyn.
CARTERET, Philip. Verkort verhaal eener reize rondom de weereld, gedaan in de jaaren 1766, 1767, 1768 en 1769. . . . voerende des Konings sloep De Swaluw.
COOK, James. Verkort verhaal eener reize rondom de weereld, gedaan in de jaaren 1769, 1770 en 1771. . . ., voerende 's Konings schip, Den Onderneemer.
Rotterdam, Reinier Arrenberg, 1774. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece. With an extra folding engraved world map in 2 hemispheres incorporating Cook's recent discoveries: Rigobert Bonne, De oude en nieuwe waereld . . . verrykt met de ondekkingen der laatste reizigers, Amsterdam, 1792 (23×41.5 cm). Modern cloth. Full description
€ 1,950
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First edition of the official account of James Cook's first voyage, with 61 engraved charts, views and other plates

HAWKESWORTH, John. 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.
London, W. Strahan, T. Cadell, 1773. 3 volumes. Large 4to (29.5 x 24.5 cm). With 28 engraved charts and views of coasts, bays and estuaries (several large folding) and 23 numbered engraved illustrations (topographic views, portraits, etc., mostly folding). Contemporary uniform mottled calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 12,500
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The famous circumnavigation by Jacques L'Hermite,
with a description of Peru and Chile by Madriga and Spilbergen

L'HERMITE, Jacques de (Johan van WALBEECK). Journael van de Nassausche vloot, ofte beschrijvingh van de voyagie om den gantschen aert-kloot, gedaen met elf schepen.
Amsterdam, Joost Hartgertsz., 1648. 4to. With half-page woodcut with two ships on the title-page and a large double-page engraved plate. 18th-century marbled wrappers. Full description
€ 6,250
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First and only edition of a radical political pamphlet built around an imaginary voyage
a spin-off from Neville's 1668 "Isle of Pines"

[IMAGINARY VOYAGE]. Verhael van den wonderlijken oproer, voorgevallen in de provincie van Mallanbruino, gelegen een graed bezuiden het eyland Pines: ende hoe de zelve is gestilt. t'Samenspraek tusschen drie persoonen te wacht zijnde, Arent, Gijsbert, Dirck.
[Holland?], 1672. 4to. Later blue/grey paper wrappers. Full description
€ 6,850
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The main source of early knowledge of the Pelew or Palau Islands in Micronesia, in French translation

KEATE, George. Relation des Îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'océan pacifique; composée sur les journaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson, et de quelques-uns de ses Officiers, ...
Paris, Le Jay and Maradan, 1788. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved folding map of the Palau Islands, Philippines and the Chinese Sea, 12 folding engraved plates and 3 engraved portraits. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 750
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First edition of the first French translation of Kippis's Life of Captain James Cook,
in the rarer issue and with 2 extra-added portraits

KIPPIS, Andrew. Vie du Capitaine Cook, traduite de l'Anglois ...
Paris, [Charles-Joseph Panckouck], 1789. 4to. With 2 extra-added portraits of James Cook, one (bound in) by Klauber after Dance ("proefdruk"), dated 1793, engraved for Pasteur's 13-volume Dutch edition of Cook's voyages; and the other (loosely inserted) by Strunck, engraved for the second edition of Reis naar de Zuidpool (1793), a Dutch translation of Cook's second voyage. Contemporary mottled sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 950
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Dutch edition of a detailed account of an important circumnavigation

LAPLACE, Cyrille Pière Théodore. Reis rondom de wereld door de zeeën van Indië en China; . . .
Zaltbommel, Johannes Noman and sons, 1834-1836. 7 volumes bound as 3. 8vo. Each volume with a lithographed title-page, each with a different topographic view, folding engraved map tracking Laplace's journey, 13 lithographed plates (7 folding). Near contemporary uniform blue-black half calf, gold- and blind-tooled spines. Full description
€ 2,750
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Important scientific and trade voyage around the world

LAPLACE, Cyrille Pierre Théodore. Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de Chine ...  exécuté sur la corvette de l'état La Favorite pendant les années 1830, 1831 et 1832. 
Paris, Imprimerie Royale (views volume: Arthus Bertrand; map volume: Dépôt-Générale de la Marine), 1833-1835. 4 text volumes (8vo), 1 views volume (folio) and 1 atlas volume (1mo, 66 x 51 cm). With 1 folding engraved map in the first text volume, 2 full-page maps and 10 maps on 9 double-page plates in the "atlas hydrographique", and 72 extraordinary aquatint plates (ca. 27 x 36 cm) in the "album historique", most of them with the blind-stamped image of the ship La Favorite (15 x 28 mm). Contemporary half dark green calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 69,500
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Whaling in the Pacific

LECOMTE, Jules. Pratique de la pèche de la baleine dans les mers du sud.
Le Havre, J. Morlent (back of title-page: S. Faure), 1833. 8vo. With a wood engraved illustration on title-page by Dujardin after Lecomte, depicting a whale hunt. Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Full description
€ 1,950
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French Polynesia and Somaliland.
On occasion of the Exposition Universelle of 1900

[LEMASSON, Henry]. Notice sur les etablissements Français de l'oceanie.
[Paris, Alcan-Lévy, ca. 1900]. With 11 half-tone reproductions of photographs and a map in text.
With: (2) VIGNÉRAS, Sylvain. Notice sur la Cöte Française des Somalis.
Paris, Paul Dupont, 1900. With a folding lithographed map and 26 half-tone reproductions of photographs in text. 8vo. 2 works in 1 volume (ad 2 bound before ad 1). Contemporary black half sheepskin. Full description
€ 250
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Detailed itineraries and maps for travel to, in and around New Caledonia,
printed in New Caledonia

LEMIRE, Charles. La colonisation Française en Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances; …
Paris, Challamel ainé (colophon: Nouméa, Imprimerie du Gouvernement), [1878/79]. 
Including: LEMIRE, Charles. Itinéraire kilométrique voyage à pied en N[ouve]lle Calédonie … 1877.
Nouméa, lithographed by Ernest Melin, [ca. 1878]. 2 parts in 1 volume. Small 4to (22 x 17 cm). With 1 original photographic albumen print with a view of Nouméa; 3 (of 4) folding lithographed maps (1 tinted, 2 chromolithographed); 3 chalk lithographic views of indigenous New Caledonians by Ernest Melin (2 tinted); 2 lithographic illustrations; and 2 extra folding double-tinted lithographic plates. Bound with the wholly lithographic Itinéraire kilométrique: LXXIII pages on 37 leaves, also called for in the list of plates. The general map of New Caledonia is lacking. Later black goatskin morocco. Full description
€ 3,500
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Comprehensive scientific periodical, with articles on James Cook and Hawaii

LICHTENBERG, Georg Christoph and Georg FORSTER. Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaften und Litteratur.
Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1780. 6 parts in 3 volumes. 8vo. With an engraved portrait of James Cook as frontispiece of part 2, 5 engraved plates (including one coloured by hand), 4 folding engraved plates (including one printed on blue paper and with highlights in silver) and one folding plate with letterpress music. Modern paste-paper boards. Full description
€ 4,750
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Fictional account of life in Queensland, with illustrations reproduced photographically

MARCET, Edouard. Australie un voyage a travers le bush.
Geneva, Jules-Guillaume Fick, 1868. 8. Illustrated with 20 original albumen prints of drawings (10 full-page, mounted on inserted leaves of heavy paper as plates, and 10 smaller, mounted on the text leaves in spaces left for that purpose). Contemporary gold-tooled polished green calf, richly gold-tooled spine, gilt edges. Rebacked in green cloth with the original backstrip laid down. Full description
€ 3,750
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A key historical text on the Tonga Islands

MARINER, William and John MARTIN (editor). An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language.
London, John Murray, 1818. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Mariner by Bragg after Mouchet, and a folding engraved map of the Tonga Islands. 19th-century half calf. Full description
€ 1,250
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Collection of 11 sermons in Maori

[MAUNSELL, Robert]. [A series of sermons].
Including:
- Ko te Whakapono.
- Ko nga Mahi Hou.
- Ko te Hapa Tapu.
- He mahi aha ta nga Minita.
- Ko te inoi a te tahae.
- Ko te tino Tohunga Nui.
- Ko te Manawanui o Hopa.
- Ko te Iriiri Tapu.
[Purewa], Church-Mission Press, [1846-1847].
With:
(2) [MAUNSELL, Robert]. He patai.
[Purewa, 1845?]
(3) [WILBERFORCE, Samuel and William COLENSO? (translator)]. Te Motu Kohatu.
Purewa, St John's College, 1850.
(4) [FURQUHAR, Barbara H. and Mary Ann MARTIN (translator)]. Ko e tahi Hua o te Whakapono
Purewa, St John's College, 1852.
4 works in 1 volume. 8vo. 19th or 20th-century green cloth. Full description
€ 2,500
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First edition of a very rare and little-known journal of an important voyage to the Pacific

MICHELENA Y ROJAS, Francisco. Viajes científicos en todo el mundo, desde 1822 hasta 1842; durante los cuales fueron visitadas ... Dedicados a la nacion Venezolana.
Madrid, I. Boix, 1843. 4to. With full-page author's portrait by Leopoldo Lopez, woodcut coat of arms on dedication, 12 full-page lithographed illustrations by J. Aragon after J. Abrial, and 2 large lithographed folding maps (showing Sydney and the route of the voyage). Contemporary gold-tooled half sheepskin. Full description
€ 10,000
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Royal visit to the British Colonies. With original photographic portrait, graphotypes and chromo-lithographs

MILNER, John and Oswald W. BRIERLY. The Cruise of H.M.S. Galatea, Captain H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., in 1867-1868.
London, W. H. Allen & Co., 1869. 8vo. With a photographic portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh, 8 chromo-lithographed and 4 double-tinted plates, 6 full-page and 6 smaller black-and-white illustrations, and a folding "engraved" lithographed map (34 x 50 cm), mounted on cloth. Contemporary half calf, shell-marbled sides, re-backed and with new endpapers. Full description
€ 600
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First extensive naval history with 45 engraved maps & illustrations

MORISOT, Claude Barthélemy. Orbis maritimi sive rerum in mari et littoribus gestarum generalis historia: in qua inventiones navium, earundem partes, armamenta. instructiones classium, navigationes, prælia maritima, arma, stratagemata.
Dijon, Pierre Palliot, 1643. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio (36 x 22 cm). With an engraved title-page, a folding engraved view, 23 engraved maps and 21 other engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 6,500
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Ship's journal from Seychelles and Madagascar,
with numerous maps and earlier illustrated anatomical lecture notes

MORSE, Edward George. A journal of remarks and observations as kept by E. G. M. . ..
[mostly on board the barque Sarah of London], April 1831-14 March 1833 (with additions to 1835). with an engraved view as frontispiece, 15 full-page, 1 nearly full-page and 1 smaller manuscript maps and coastal profiles, plus a small engraved view ("Tomb of Napoleon") mounted on 1 page.
Including: MORSE, Edward George. Lecture Book [notes on anatomical lectures by Joseph Constantine Carpue].
[London], November-December 1828. with a matching pair of engravings of a scull on and facing the title-page, and 27 pencil and/or ink anatomical drawings (including 2 full-page), some also with red. 4to (19.5×16.5 cm). Contemporary sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 35,000
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The account of a voyage of a Swedish privateer
together with a vivid account of travels in Germany

MORTIMER, George. Engelsmannen Joh. Hindric Cox Resa Genom Söderhafvet Till On Amsterdam, Marien-Oarna, O-Taheiti, Sandvichs-och Räf-Oarna, Tinian, Unalaska och Canton i China.
Nyköping, Peter Winge, 1798.
With: (2) RISBECK, Gaspard. Bref, Rörande Tyskland, Scrifne af en resande Fransos til sin broder i Paris. Ofwersättning. Andra Uplagan.
Götheborg, Samuel Norberg, 1797-1798. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 5,000
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Essay on chronometry resulting from Roquemaurel's circumnavigation

MOUCHEZ, Amédée Ernest Barthélemy. Observations chronométriques faites pendant la campagne de circumnavigation de la corvette La Capricieuse, commandée par M. Roquemaurel, capitaine de vaisseau.
Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1855. With 4 folding plates.
With:
(2) MOUCHEZ, Amédée Ernest Barthélemy. Longitudes chronométriques des principaux points de la cote du Brésil, rapportées au premier méridien de Rio-Janeiro.
Paris, Paul Dupont, 1863.
(3) MOUCHEZ, Amédée Ernest Barthélemy. Positions géographiques des principaux points de la cote orientale de l'Amérique du Sud comprise entre la Guyane Française et le Paraguay.
Paris, Paul Dupont, 1868. 3 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary grained red half sheepskin. Full description
€ 3,500
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A fine example of nature printing,
reproducing specimens of the flora of Hawaii and the South Pacific

[NATURE PRINTING - HAWAII]. Na lau Hawaii. [The leaves of Hawaii].
[Hawaii & South Pacific, ca. 1850]. Large folio (18.4 x 29 cm). Hawaiian nature printing album containing 277 handmade botanical pressings (on 68 leaves) from Hawaii and other islands in the South Pacific. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine with title ''Na lau Hawaii', kept in modern brown cloth dropback box. Full description
€ 35,000
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Illustrated collection of Dutch sea voyages for children

OOSTKAMP, Jan Antonie. De merkwaardigste Nederlandsche zeereizen, sedert den jare 1594. Voor de vaderlandsche jeugd, ... Met platen.
Amsterdam, G.J.A. Beijerinck; Leeuwarden, Gerard Tjaard Nicolaas Suringar, 1825. 2 volumes. 8vo. Each volume with a letterpress half-title and engraved title-page with a vignette showing a Dutch sailing ship, and 7 engraved plates (2 folding). Contemporary half cloth, spines with letterpress title labels. Full description
€ 750
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Rare first Dutch edition of Oxley's expeditions into the interior of New South Wales

OXLEY, John. Reizen in de binnenlanden van Australie, in de jaren 1817 en 1818, . . . Uit het Engelsch, met platen en kaarten.
Dordrecht, Blussé, Van Braam, 1821. 8vo. With 2 engraved views (1 folding) by J.C. Bendorp and 2 engraved folding maps by C. van Baarsel & son (30.5×62 and 21.5×63 cm). Contemporary sprinkled half sheepskin. Full description
€ 3,950
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First French edition of Parkinson's account of Cook's first voyage

PARKINSON, Sydney. Voyage autour du monde, sur le vaisseau de sa majesté Britannique l'Endeavour, … précédé d'un discours en forme d'introduction sur les principaux navigateurs anglais et français qui ont précédé l'Endeavour: suivi d'un abrégé des deux derniers voyages du capitaine Cook, … Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglais. Par le C. Henri.
Paris, Guillaume, 1797. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 6 folding engraved plates. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 2,250
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Second and improved edition of one the finest items of Australiana

PÉRON, François Auguste and Louis Claude de Saulses de FREYCINET. Voyage de découvertes aux Terres Australes, fait par ordre du gouvernement, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste et la goëlette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804; historique.
Paris, (printed by Lebel for) Arthus Bertrand, 1824. 4 text volumes (8vo) and 1 atlas volume (folio). With lithographed portrait of François Péron; the atlas with engraved title-page and 68 (27 hand-coloured) lithographed plates, maps and charts, including a double-page map of Australia. Contemporary gold-tooled red half sheepskin. Full description
€ 35,000
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Early New Zealand imprint, in the Maori language

[PUCKEY, William Gilbert and William COLENSO (trans.)]. Ko nga upoko ewitu o te Pukapuka a te Poropiti a Raniera: me te Pukapuka ano hoki a te Poropiti a Hona: …
Paihia (New Zealand), "Perehi o nga Mihanere" (= Missionary Press [operated by William Colenso]), 1840. Large 12mo (20 x 12 cm). Contemporary grey paper wrapper. Full description
€ 2,500
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The history of Hawaii: only edition in Hawaiian and French

REMY, Jules (translator). Ka Mooolelo Hawaii[.] Histoire de l'archipel Havaiien (Iles Sandwich)[.] Texte et traduction précédés d'une introduction sur l'état physique, moral et politique du pays.
Including: REMY, Jules (translator). Moolelo Hawaii[.] Histoire Havaiienne.
Paris, A. Franck; Leipzig, Franck'sche Verlags-Buchhandlung (back of half-title: printed by Jules Claye), 1861-1862. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With original Hawaiian text on the left and the French translation on the right page. Modern brown half morocco, with the original printed wrappers bound in. Full description
€ 7,500
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Cook's third and final voyage of discovery

[RICKMAN, John]. Troisieme voyage de Cook, ou journal d'une expédition faite dans la Mer Pacifique du Sud & du Nord, en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 & 1780. Traduit de l'anglois.
Paris, Pissot & Laporte, 1782. 8vo. With folding engraved frontispiece showing Captain Cook's death at Kealakekua Bay (Hawaii), and a folding engraved chart illustrating the routes of the Resolution and the Discovery. Later half vellum. Full description
€ 3,500
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Important account of Cook's final voyage

[RICKMAN, John]. Troisieme voyage de Cook, ou Journal d'une expédition faite dans la Mer Pacifique du Sud & du Nord en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, & 1780 ... Seconde edition.
Paris, Belin, 1783. 8vo. With folding engraved plate, illustrating the death of Captain James Cook, and folding engraved chart, depicting the route of Cook's expedition. Modern half calf. Full description
€ 3,500
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Surprising respect for Australian Aboriginal languages,
with 4 botanical wood engravings and colour-printed decorations

RIDLEY, William. Kamilaroi, Dippel, and Turrubul: languages spoken by Australian Aborigines.
Sydney, Thomas Richards (New South Wales government printer), 1866. 4to. With an armorial vignette printed in several colours and gold (the unofficial “Advance Australia” Australian coat of arms), 4 fine full-page wood engravings of plants and flowers. Original publisher's maroon textured cloth. Full description
€ 1,950
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Classic imaginary voyage to Australia, with 41 plates and a map

[SERIMAN, Zaccaria]. Viaggi di Enrico Wanton alle terre incognite Australi, ed al paese delle Scimie.
Naples, printed by Alessio Pellecchia (vol. 1) and Stamperia Avelliniana (vol. 2) for Giacomo Antonio Venaccia, 1756-1775. 4 volumes. 8vo. With 41 engraved plates (incl. 25 folding by Dominique dell'Acerra) and 1 folding engraved map. Contemporary green half sheepskin, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 3,750
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Extremely rare collection of disastrous Dutch voyages, with 13 engraved plates

[SHIPWRECKS]. Schouw-tooneel van wederwaardigheden of verzameling van rampspoedige en ongelukkige reistochten, van en naar verscheide gewesten van den aardbodem, gedaan door Nederlandsche en andere schepen, …
Including:
[CAMSTRUP, Nicolaas Jansz.]. [Drop-title:] Rampspoedige reys-beschryving, ofte journaal van het ed: Oostindische Compagnies schip Blydorp, …
[STEENIS, Hendrik Cornelis]. Journaal wegens de rampspoedige reys-tocht, van … Hendrik Cornelis Steenis, ... Met het oorlogschip genaamt het Huys in 't Bosch, … Vyfden druk.
[LOP, Martinus]. Weederwaardige te huys-reyze, van het Neerlandsche Oost-Indische-Compagniesch retour-schip, gezegt de Gerechtigheid, …  gevoerd by den capitein-luitenant Martinus Lop, …
[MORIN.] Twee rampspoedige zee-reyzen, den eenen gedaan door den ed: heer capitein Morin, met een Fransch Oost-Indische Compagnie-schip, genaamt Le Prince, … Den anderen, met het Hollandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie schip, genaamt Rustenwerk, … Tweede druk.
[JONGE, Marten de]. [Drop-title:] Verhaal van het droevig ongeluk, dat het Nederlands Oost-Indisch retour-schip Nieuw Vyver-Vreugd, gevoerd door schipper Marten de Jongh, … [and 17 other accounts].
Amsterdam, Bernardus Mourik, [ca. 1778]. 5 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 13 engraved plates and 1 engraved frontispiece to the second part. Later marbled wrappers. Full description
€ 8,500
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A bestseller of illustrated 17th-century travel literature,
probably printed by Izaak Elzevier

SPILBERGEN, Joris van and Jacob Le MAIRE. Miroir Oost & West-Indical, auquel sont descriptes les deux dernieres navigations, faictes es années 1614. 1615. 1616. 1617. & 1618.
Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius [printed by Izaak Elzevier?], 1621. Oblong 4to (17.5 x 23 cm). With 24 (of 25) engraved plates, including 5 double-page and 10 larger folding. Modern vellum. Full description
€ 16,500
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Important early voyages to the East Indies and the impetus for the discovery of Australia

SPILBERGEN, Joris van and Steven van der HAGEN. Historis journael van de voyage gedaen met 3 schepen uyt Zeelant naer d'Oost-Indien onder het beleyt van den commandeur Joris van Spilbergen, syn eerste reyse. In den jare 1601. 1602. 1603. 1604. Als meede beschrijvinge van de tweede voyage ghedaen met 12 schepen na d'Oost-Indien onder den admirael Steven vander Hagen.
Amsterdam, Joost Hartgers, 1648. 4to. With a woodcut of 2 ships on the title-page and a folding engraved plate with 6 illustrations (each about 8 x 9 cm). Modern brown goatskin. Full description
€ 8,000
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Dutch anthropological treatise
with 41 hand-coloured plates of ethnic types

STUART, Martinus. De mensch, zoo als hij voorkomt op den bekenden aardbol.
Zaltbommel, Johan Noman and son, 1835-1836. 6 parts in 3 volumes. 8vo. With a hand-coloured etched/stipple-engraved frontispiece, 6 etched/stipple-engraved title-pages, each with a different hand-coloured vignette, 41 hand-coloured etched/stipple-engraved plates by Lodewijk Portman after Jaques Kuyper and 1 plain folding engraved plates (numbered pl. 1 & pl. 2). Contemporary dark green half sheepskin, gold- and blind tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,250
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An early mention of Australia and a window into early 17th-century Spanish daily life

SUAREZ DE FIGUEROA, Christobal (Thomaso GARZONI). Plaza universal de todas ciencias, y artes, parte traduzida de Toscano, y parte compuesta por el doctor Christoval Suearez de Figueroa.
Perpignan, Luis Roure, 1630 (colophon: 1629). 4to. With title printed in woodcut border with large woodcut coat of arms; interesting woodcut initials and head- and tailpieces. Contemporary mottled calf. Full description
€ 6,500
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Transport regulation from France to Tahiti and New Caledonia

[TAHITI & NEW CALEDONIA]. MINISTÈRE DE LA MARINE ET DES COLONIES. [Drop-title:] Cahier des conditions particulières relatives à l'adjudication sur soumissions cachetées du transport régulier de passagers, de vivres et de matériel à effectuer pendant trois ans entre la métropole et les colonies de Taïti et de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.
(Colophon: Paris, Paul Dupont), [1865]. Folio. With a letterpress table. Modern boards. Full description
€ 3,500
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The natural resources of New South Wales

TAYLOR, J. Mineral map and general statistics of New South Wales, Australia. [title on map: Sketch map of New South Wales showing the localities of the principal minerals, 1876].
Sydney, Thomas Richards, 1876. 8vo. With a folding chromolithographed map by G.W. Sharp after J. Taylor (37.5 x 44.4 cm). Original publisher's printed lavender wrappers, with a woodengraved view of the Sydney University on the back. Full description
€ 950
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Rare description of elephant seal for sale by famous dealer Umlauff,
with 6 halftone photographs

[UMLAUFF, Johannes]. Ein Riese vom Südpol! Der See-Elefant (Macrorhinus elephantinus) des Museum Umlauff Hamburg. Schilderung seiner Lebensweise und wissenschaftliche Beschreibung.
Hamburg, Adolph Friedländer, ca. 1902. 8vo. With 6 halftone photographs of elephant seals, including 1 small close-up of the head that is repeated on the wrapper. Original publisher's printed paper wrapper. Full description
€ 850
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Imaginary Dutch travels in Australia, with illustrated frontispiece and 16 plates

VAIRASSE D'ALAIS, Denis. Historie der Sevarambes, volkeren die een gedeelte van het darde vast-land bewoonen, gemeenlyk Zuid-land genaamd, ...
Amsterdam, Willem de Coup, Willem Lamsvelt, Philip Verbeek, and Joannes Lamsvelt, 1701. Small 4to (20 x 16 cm). With engraved frontispiece drawn and engraved by Joannes Lamsvelt and 16 plates engraved for this edition, at least mostly by Lamsvelt, after those of the first Dutch edition. Recased in contemporary(?) vellum, new endpapers. Full description
€ 8,250
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Imaginary Dutch travels in Australia

[VAIRASSE D'ALAIS, Denis]. Histoire des Sevarambes, peuples qui habitent une partie du troisiéme continent, communément appellé la Terre Australe.
Amsterdam, Etienne Roger, 1702. 2 volumes bound as 1. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece (repeated in volume 2) and 2 title-pages printed in red and black. Contemporary mottled, tanned sheepskin; rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down, with a new red title-label. Full description
€ 3,500
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The most comprehensive and authoritative source
on the Dutch colonial empire in the East
with 268 engraved plates

VALENTIJN, François. Oud en nieuw Oost-Indiën, vervattende een naaukeurige en uitvoerige verhandelinge van Nederlands mogentheyt in die gewesten, ... Te zamen dus behelzende niet alleen een zeer nette beschhryving van alles, wat Nederlands Oost-Indiën betreft, maar ook 't voornaamste dat eenigzins tot eenige andere Europeërs, in die gewesten, betrekking heeft.
Dordrecht, Johannes van Braam; Amsterdam, Gerard onder den Linden, 1724-1726. 5 volumes. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, engraved dedication to Egidius van den Bempden, engraved author's portrait, 265 engraved plates (many folding), 8 letterpress folding tables, and 80 engravings in text. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine with a floral/ornithological tool in 5 of 7 compartments, gold-tooled board edges. Bound by the so-called Pentateuch Bindery, located in Amsterdam. Full description
€ 39,500
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"This work ranks with the voyages of Cook and La Pérouse
among the most important of the 18th and 19th centuries"

VANCOUVER, George. Reisen nach dem nördlichem[!] Theile der Südsee während der Jahre 1790 bis 1795. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Joh. Friedr. Wilh. Herbst.
Berlin, (colophon: printed by Johann Wilhelm Schmidt) for the Vossische Buchhandlung, 1799-1800. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a large folding engraved map (52 x 42 cm) by Ferdinand Sprögel (Berlin, 1800) of the northwest coast of America, and 2 folding aquatints. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 2,950
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Famous Dutch voyages of discovery, with 2 maps, 1 plan and 61 plates

[VOC - WIC]. Nederlandsche reizen, tot bevordering van den koophandel, na de meest afgelegene gewesten des aardkloots. ... Met plaaten. Eerste[-veertiende of laatste] deel.
Amsterdam, Peterus Conradi; Harlingen, W. van der Plaats, 1784-1787. 14 volumes bound as 6. 8vo. With 2 engraved folding maps, 1 engraved folding city plan and 61 engraved plates (56 folding) including many topographic views. Uniform half tree calf (ca. 1820?), gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 9,500
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24-volume set of famous voyages and travels, with 23 aquatints and 1 folding map

[VOYAGES]. Magazijn der nieuwste en meest belangrijke reisbeschrijvingen tot nut en vermaak voor alle klassen van lezers, … [part-titles:] Nieuwe reisverhalen. Een tijdschrift, ...
Amsterdam, widow G.A. Diederichs and son (parts 1-12), Diederichs brothers (parts 13-24), 1820-1826. 24 parts intended as 12 volumes, here still in parts (as published). 8vo. With 23 aquatint frontispieces and 1 folding engraved map. Original publisher's green and blue stiff paper wrappers printed letterpress, many lined with the publisher's advertisements. Full description
€ 4,950
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