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Abendanon, E. C.

Onderzoek van Centraal-Celebes

Leiden, KNAG E.J. Brill 1909-1910-1911

8vo, modern dark blue wrappers. Complete with 159 pages, 5 folding maps, illustrations etc. + 3 related articles.

Complete collection of articles –preceding the book- published during his travels in “Tijdschrift van het Koninklijk Nederlandsch Aardrijkskundig Genootschap”. Added are 3 related articles “Celebes en Halmahera” (1910), “De breukenkust van Mandar” (1911 with textmap) and “De oude beddingen der Beneden Sadang-Rivier en de Baai van Pare Pare” (1911 with folding map). Together 195 pages and 6 folding maps.

€ 160


Ablijn, Cornelis / Grynaeus, S. / Huttich, J.

Die Nieuwe Weerelt der Landtschappen ende Eylanden die tot hier toe allen ouden weerelt bescrijveren onbekent geweest sijn. Maer nu onlancx vanden Poortugaloiseren ende Hispanieren, inder nedergankelijkcke zee gevonden Midtsgaders den zeeden, manieren, ghewoonten ende usantien der inwoonenden volcken... daer by vindt men oock den oorspronck ende ouder hercomen, der vermaersten, machtigsten, ende geweldichste volcken, der ouder bekender weerelt, ..

Antwerpen, vander Loe 1563

Folio, (near) contemporary vellum with manuscript title on spine. (4), 818 (recte 814) pages in double columns. Partly browned, some spotting and waterstaining, few marginal restorations, in all a very nice copy.

Rare, only a few copies in OCLC. Only Dutch edition of this important work, originally in Latin “'Novus orbis regionum” 1532. This edition translated and augmented from the 1534 German edition by Albion “so that it is the most complete of all editions (…)This Dutch edition is exceedingly rare, even in Holland, and will be sought in vain in many of the best Dutch libraries” (Muller). Here are the first Dutch translations of the major medieval travel stories: Itinerarium Portugallensium by Montalboddo 1508, with Cabral, Joseph the Indian, Columbus, Cadanosto, Cortes and others. Decades and De Legatione Babylonica by Peter Martyr. “The work is one of the most valuable sources for the history of the discovery of America, the author being at once the friend of Columbus, Vespuccius and Cabot” (Muller). And among the others Marco Polo, Haithon, Vespuccius and Varthema.

€ 18.300


Allen, William / Thomson, T. R. H.

A narrative of the expedition sent by her Majesty’s Government to the River Niger, in 1841, under the Command of Captain H. D. Trotter

London, Richard Bentley 1848 first edition 2 volumes

8vo contemporary polished calf gilt with marbled edges and endpapers, spines worn with restaurations, recent paper labels. xviii, 509; viii, 511 pages, complete as called for with 18 engraved plates, illustrations in text and 3 maps. Contents near fine.

Account of the ill-fated British Niger Expedition in 1841 with three vessels, the steamers Albert, Wilberforce, and Soudan. Its purpose was to make treaties with the native peoples against slavery, introduce Christianity and promote increased trade. Of the 150 Europeans on the expedition, 42 died quickly. There were 130 fever cases. Members who were of African descent suffered no deaths from illness. With such high mortality, the naval commanders called the expedition off, and withdrew to the island of Fernando Po.

€ 590


Amundsen, Roald

The North West Passage Being the record of a voyage of exploration of the ship "Gjöa" 1903-1907 by Roald Amundsen with a supplement by first lieutenant Hansen, vice-commander of the expedition

London, A. Constable and Company 1908 first English edition 2 volumes

8vo, original decorated boards. xiii, 335; ix, 397 pages with 141 b/w photos and plates, two frontispieces. Each volume has a map in full colour at rear. A very good set.

"In 1903, Amundsen led the first expedition to successfully traverse the Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (something explorers had been attempting since the days of Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Jacques Cartier, and Henry Hudson), with six others in a 47 ton steel seal hunting vessel, Gjøa. After a third winter trapped in the ice, Amundsen was able to navigate a passage into the Beaufort Sea after which he cleared into the Bering Strait, thus having successfully navigated the Northwest Passage. Continuing to the south of Victoria Island, the ship cleared the Canadian Arctic Archipelago on August 17, 1905, but had to stop for the winter before going on to Nome on the Alaska Territory's Pacific coast. Five hundred miles (800 km) away, Eagle City, Alaska, had a telegraph station; Amundsen travelled there (and back) overland to wire a success message (collect) on December 5, 1905. Nome was reached in 1906. Due to water as shallow as 3 feet, a larger ship could never have used the route."
€ 950


Amundsen, Roald

The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram" 1910-1912

London, John Murray [ november] 1912 first English edition first issue 2 volumes

8vo 22,6 x 16,8 cm, original maroon cloth decorated with the Norwegian flag on front covers, traces of use, top edge gilt, others uncut. xxxv, 392; x, 449 pages, 6 maps and charts (4 folding), a diagram of the journey and 99 photographic plates. Nice set with scattered foxing. Rosove 9.A1.

Amundsen's account of his conquest of the South Pole. "To their credit, John Murray produced a two volume set of real quality, incorporating the Norwegian flag, despite realising that British disappointment at being beaten to the Pole would ensure that it was not a publishing success in the United Kingdom".

€ 2.900


Amundsen, Roald

The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram" 1910-1912

New York, Lee Kedrick 1913 first US edition 2 volumes

8vo, publisher's gilt-lettered blue cloth, top edges gilt. xxxv, [1], 392; x, 449 pages with a little foxing in places. Illustrated with numerous photo plates, plus diagrams, maps (a few folding), facsimiles etc. With ink ownership signatures of Edward Johnson, dated April 1913, to front free endpapers, along with that of Lt. Commander Lloyd M. Harmon, U.S.N., dated November 1959.

Amundsen's account of his conquest of the South Pole. This first American edition has the imprint of the London publisher, John Murray, on the title-page as well that of Lee Kedrick.

€ 950


Amundsen, Roald

My life as explorer

New York, Doubleday Page & co 1927 first edition

8vo, original cloth. 282 pages, illustrated. Inscription (non-authorial) on front endpaper. Little shelfwear, title page lightly foxed; else a very good copy.

Gives an autobiographical account of Amundsen's various Polar endeavors and accomplishments. It tells the story of a career of intrepid courage resulting in a vastly increased knowledge of the Earth.

€ 190


Andersson, Charles John

Explorations and discoveries during four years' wanderings in the wilds of South Western Africa

Philadelphia, John E. Potter 1856 first US edition

8vo, publisher's cloth. 433 and 4 pages list of new publications. With numerous illustrations, representing sporting adventures, subjects of natural history, devices for destroying wild animals etc. Light traces of use.

"The narrative describes two expeditions, one of which the author was accompanied by Mr. Francis Galton, which extended to Nangoro's Werft in the Ovampo country, and the other when he traveled by himself to Lake Ngami....Few, if any, books give so full and complete an account of Namaqualand, Damaraland, and the Ovampo country, and the description of the fauna of the countries is absolutely unequaled."

€ 180


Anonymus

De aarde en haar volken
1865-1897 33 volumes

Complete run of this important Dutch geographical journal, bound in artificial leather. It was a Dutch illustrated magazine with scientific and cultural travel reports. The magazine appeared from 1865 to 1940 in separate weekly and monthly episodes with reports from travelers and adventurous scientists who could be compiled into reference works every year. The magazine was illustrated with engravings and photos in later editions. Many articles were translated from Journal des Voyages. Thousands of wood engravings.
€ 990 


Anson, George (compiled by Richard Walter)

A Voyage round the World in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV by George Anson, Esq; Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South Seas

London, Printed for the Author By John and Paul Knapton 1748 first edition

4to, contemporary half calf with marbled boards, spine skillfully restored with a new free front endpage. [34], 417, [2]; complete with list of subscribers and 42 folding plates and charts as called for. Textpages with scattered foxing, mainly in margins. Some plates with waterstaining. Good copy of the first edition, first issue (page 319 misnumbered 219).

Famous for the many engraved charts and views it contains, but also for the thrilling chronicling adventure and discovery as Anson roamed the Pacific Ocean in pursuit of Spanish treasure, at which he was at last very successful, capturing in 1743 the Manila galleon with a treasure of 400,000 British Pounds Sterling, returning to England a rich and famous man. "This compilation has long occupied a distinguished position as a masterpiece of descriptive travel. Anson's voyage appears to have been the most popular book of maritime adventure in the eighteenth century." Cox notes that four editions came out in the first year of publication and that 16 had been issued by 1781. He also comments on the "famous and unfortunate" nature of the expedition, with seven of the original eight ships that set out being lost rounding Cape Horn and on the coast of Chile, and more than two thirds of the 900 men that set out from England perishing.

€ 2.800


Anson, George (compiled by Richard Walter)

Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les annees MDCCXL,I,II,III,IV par George Anson, presentement Lord Anson, commandant en chef d'une escadre envoyee par sa majesté Brittannique dans la Mer du Sud

Amsterdam and Leipzig, Arkstee et Merkus 1749 first French edition

4to, full leather with coat of arms in gold, rubbed, joints and spine ends repaired, marbled endpapers. Half-title, title, dedication Henri XI Reuss, xvi, 334 pages with 34 (32 folding) plates, maps and charts, complete as stated in the binders instructions. Inside some browning and show through. Very nice copy.

Famous for the many engraved charts and views it contains, but also for the thrilling chronicling adventure and discovery as Anson roamed the Pacific Ocean in pursuit of Spanish treasure, at which he was at last very successful, capturing in 1743 the Manila galleon with a treasure of 400,000 British Pounds Sterling, returning to England a rich and famous man. "This compilation has long occupied a distinguished position as a masterpiece of descriptive travel. Anson's voyage appears to have been the most popular book of maritime adventure in the eighteenth century." Cox notes that four editions came out in the first year of publication and that 16 had been issued by 1781. He also comments on the "famous and unfortunate" nature of the expedition, with seven of the original eight ships that set out being lost rounding Cape Horn and on the coast of Chile, and more than two thirds of the 900 men that set out from England perishing.

€ 2.400


Arends, Fr.

Het Missisippi-Dal of het Westen der Vereenigde Staten van Noord-Amerika

Groningen, W. van Boekeren 1839 first Dutch edition

“Bevattende: Eene reis naar en door de Vereenigde Staten, eene algemeene beschrijving van de tot het Missisippi-dal behoorende gewesten, benevens wenken en raadgevingen voor hen, die zich aldaar willen vestigen.”

8vo, modern cloth with original title label pasted on. viii, 354 pages with scattered minor waterstaining. Very rare.

Translation of "Schilderung des Mississippithales" Arends “emigrated with his family to the United States in the year 1833. He settled in Missouri. Although he intended to write a book containing his experiences, a manual for settlers if you will”. The last 70 pages deal with the practical sides of emigration.

€ 480


Bagshawe, Thomas Wyatt

Two Men In The Antarctic. An expedition to Graham Land 1920-1922

New York and Cambridge England, Macmillan 1939 first edition

8vo, publisher's tan cloth. without the scarce dust jacket. xxi, 292 pages, 33 illustrations, 2 panoramas, maps on endpapers. Good copy with some unobstrusive marks that suggest an ex-library copy.

"The grandly named British Imperial Expedition of 1920-21 is one of Antarctica's ironies; four principals embarked for this poorly equipped journey, but Bagshawe and his enemy Lester were left on their own in the Antarctic during a hazardous winter... this account holds its own in the annals of polar exploits". Rossove 23.A2. Scarce.

€ 290


Baker, Samuel W.

The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile

London, Macmillan and Co 1866 first edition 2 volumes

8vo, original pictorial cloth, spine ends repaired. xxx, 395; ix, 384 pages with an engraved portrait frontispiece, tinted lithographed frontispiece, 2 maps, 1 folding, 13 plates. Rare early issue, with the incorrect plate list in volume II calling for two maps at end of the volume that are at the front of volume I; volume I includes an additional plate opposite page 351, not called for in list of plates.

In 1861 Baker went to Africa and for about a year explored the Nile tributaries around the Sudan and Ethiopia border. Using maps supplied by Speke, the Baker expedition set out in February 1863 to find the source of the Nile. In March 1864 Baker determined the source to be a lake, which he named Albert Nyanza (Lake Albert), lying between modern Uganda and Congo (Kinshasa).

€ 950


Bakhuis, L. A.

Verslag der Coppename-expeditie

Leiden, E.J. Brill 1902

8vo, boards over original wrappers. 158 pages with a very large folding map, 28 photos and 3 illustrations. 2 library stamps. A little scattered foxing. In a complete issue of 214 pages in Tijdschrift van het Koninklijk Nederlandsch Aardrijkskundig Genootschap (tweede serie deel XIX no. 5) with more articles.

Dutch expedition in Surinam.

€ 150

 

 


Bakhuis, L. A.

Verslag der Coppename-expeditie

Leiden, E.J. Brill 1902

8vo, bound in modern dark red wrappers. 158 pages with a very large folding map, 28 photos and 3 illustrations. Some mild waterstaining in lower right corners. Published in Tijdschrift van het Koninklijk Nederlandsch Aardrijkskundig Genootschap.

Dutch expedition in Surinam.

€ 160


Barlaeus, Caspar (Kaspar van Baerle)

Descriptio Totius Brasiliae in qua agitur de natura et indole Regionis et incolarum, de regimine politico, regum successione, de rebus privatis, de arundine saccharifera, de melle silvestri, de aquis et locis, de moribus, legibus, et ritibus istarum gentium.” Added is Pisonis’ treatise “Tractatus de aeribus, aquis & locis

Clivis, ex officina Tobiae Silberling 1698

8vo, contemporary vellum. 664 pages plus index, includes 8 folding plates, 2 illustrated initials and double frontispiece of John Maurice of Nassau. Rare, in very good condition (3 perforated stamps).

This so called Silberling edition, known for the high quality of the engravings and printing, was preceeded by a (first) edition of 1647, Rerum per Octennium in Brasilia, which appeared in two different versions: the "grand Barlaeus" (folio size, published by Blaeu), and the smaller sized "petit Barlaeus". Imporant contemporary account of the Dutch colonial empire in Brazil, inspired by the leadership of John Maurice of Nassau (Johan Maurits) at Recife. Piso arrived in Brazil early in 1638 and may have been on the same ship with other scientists, namely the astronomer, Georg Markgraf (1610-1644). Both men accompanied the Count on his military campaigns against the Portuguese in Brazil and were part of his inner circle until he returned to the Netherlands in 1644. Piso went with him, but Markgraf was sent to Angola by the West India Company and died there shortly after his arrival. Rare reprint of the 1689 edition.

€ 6.800


(Barrie, J. M.)

Like English Gentlemen: To Peter Scott from the Author of "Where's Master?"

London New York Toronto, Hodder & Stoughton (1913) first edition

8vo, publisher’s pictorial boards and endpapers, lightly rubbed. 62, (1) pages. Very good copy. Scarce.

Anonymous juvinile account of the expedition of Robert Scott to Antarctica, probably by J. M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan and friend of the family. Published to raise funds to aid relatives of those who lost their lives with the expedition. Scott’s son Peter was named after Peter Pan. Spence 13, Rosove 13.A2 with “Toronto” added.

€ 90


Barrow, John

An account of travels into the interior of Southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798

London, Cadell and Davies 1801 2 volumes first edition

4to, rebound in quarter leather with original boards and new endpapers. viii, 419; xi, 452 pages with 9 engraved maps and 1 folding sepia aquatint view, uncut. Some browning and foxing, small repairs. Very good.

"Barrow accompanied an expedition from Cape Town to Graaf-Reinet, and another to Namaqualand, and he gives an excellent description of the country traversed ... The second volume contains detailed accounts of the various divisions of the Cape Colony".

€ 2.150


Barth, Heinrich

Travels and Discoveries in north and central Africa

New York, Harper & brothers 1857-1859 first US edition 3 volumes

8vo, brown cloth. xxvii, (2) 30-657 (1) pages, 3 blank leaves; xiii, (2), 16-709 pages (1), 2 pages ads., 2 blank leaves; xvi, (1), 18-800 pages, 2 blank leaves, including list of illustrations in each volume, appendices, vocabulary of languages and index. Illustrated with plans, maps (including one folding), views, figures in the text and plates. Nice set with some collectors stamps.

Barth joined (1849) an expedition to the W Sudan. He visited the Fulani and the Hausa and discovered the upper Benue River. After exploring the Chad region he turned westward and made his way through Kano and Sokoto to Gwandu, in N Nigeria. Barth's interest in the Islamic culture of W Africa led him on to Timbuktu where he stayed eight months before returning (1855) to England.

€ 780


Bartolomeo, Paolino da San

A Voyage to the East Indies

London, J. Davis 1800 first English edition

“Containing an Account of the Manners, Customs, &c. of the Natives, with a Geographical Description of the Country. Collected from Observations made During a Residence of Thirteen Years, between 1776 and 1789, in Districts Little Frequented by the Europeans. With Notes and Illustrations by Johann Reinhold Forster”.

8vo, contemporary calf, used. xii, 478 pages, ad. Complete with half-title and 1 engraving.

First edition was in Italian: Viaggio alle Indie Orientale. This account of a thirteen-year stay in India is full of antiquarian research and reference to earlier literature on the region.

€ 550


Beechey, Frederick W.

Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions

Philadelphia, Carey & Lea 1832 first US edition

"Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N. ... in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28".

8vo, modern marbled boards and uniform endpapers, calf spine lettered gilt, black morocco lettering piece. vi, note, ii (dedication to the king), xi, 13-493 pages, publishers catalogue. Some spotting, chiefly marginal, 9 leaves browned, light text browning elsewhere, edges roughly opened, long tear to upper margin of page 369 affecting 9 lines of text, some dampstaining in final quire. This copy with the Note bound in from the publisher stating that some of Beechey’s remarks upon the moral condition of the Society and Sandwich Islands are “very defective and unjust”!

Considered one of the most important Pacific voyages of the 19th century it contains many important discoveries and notes including the encounter with famous mutineer John Adams of Bounty fame and for the first time records in detail the most extensive account of what happened on the Bounty with Beechey actually officiating in Adam's marriage to his fifth consort. In Tahiti, Hawaii, etc, he gives extensive accounts of the islands and events happening at the time of this voyage. Abridged from the two-volume English edition of 1831.
€ 950


Beke, Charles Tilstone

The Sources of the Nile: Being a General Survey of the Basin of that River, and of its Head-Streams: with the History of Nilotic Discovery

London, James Madden 1860 first edition

8vo, original cloth rebacked with new endpapers. xv, (4), 156 pages with half-title, folding litho map frontispiece, four single-page litho maps, folding sectional diagram, woodcut map to text. Very good.

In 1840 Beke went to Ethiopia to explore the area, establish commercial relations with the inhabitants, and help abolish the slave trade. His commercial venture was unsuccessful, but he ascertained the approximate course of the Blue Nile, mapped about 70,000 square miles of the country, and also compiled vocabularies of 14 Ethiopian dialects. In 1845 he sponsored an expedition that tried to explore the sources of the White Nile from the East African coast. This venture, though uncompleted, may have inspired the Nile explorations of John Hanning Speke of England in the 1850s.
€ 950


Belcher, Lady Diana

The Mutineers Of The Bounty And Their Descendants In Pitcairn And Norfolk Islands

New York, Harper & Brothers 1871 first US edition

8vo 13x19cm, red cloth covers, rubbed and soiled, spine chipped. 377 pages plus adverts, map and 9 illustrations including frontispiece.

Standard work regarding the Bounty and aftermath by the wife of Belcher, who visited Pitcairn Island in 1825 with Beechey in the H.M.S. Blossom speaking with the last surviver. She herself was step-daughter of Captain Heywood and possessed valuable documents including the journal of James Morrison. Written to give a "more connected and impartial narrative" than Barrow did.

€ 180


Bellot J. R.

Journal d'un voyage aux mers polaires éxécuté à la recherche de Sir John Franklin en 1851 et 1852

Paris, 1854 first edition

8vo, half blue leather, marbled endpapers, rubbed. lvi, 414 pages, table. Complete with portrait frontispiece, facs letter and folding map. Scattered foxing and collector's stamps on title page. Good copy.

Bellot volunteered for British service in the search for the missing Sir John Franklin, and accompanied the expedition of 1851-52 under command of Sir William Kennedy on Lady Franklin's yacht, the Prince Albert.

€ 490


Benoit, Pierre Jacques

Voyage a Surinam. Description des possessions neerlandaises dans la Guyane

Bruxelles, Societe des Beaux-Arts, De Wasme et Laurent 1839 first edition

Large folio. Contemporary green three-quarter morocco, spine blind and gilt tooled with the title lettered in gold, boards covered with green grained cloth; bound by A. van Rossum, Amsterdam. With lithographed frontispiece with title "Surinam" and 99 numbered views and illustrations on 49 numbered fullpage tinted lithographed plates, all by Madou and Lauters after the design of the author. (4), 76 pp. Stamp on half-title "Oudheidkamer Twente". Contents fine with hardly any foxing.

€ 3.500


Benzoni, G.

Der newen Weldt und Indianischen Königreichs newe unnd wahrhaffte History

Basel, S. Henricpetri 1579 first German edition

"von allen geschichten, handlungen, thaten, strengem vnnd ernstlichem regiment der Spanier gegen den Indianern, vnglåublichem grossem gut von goldt, sylber, edelgestein, peerlin, schmaragdt, vnnd andern reichtumb, so die Spanier darinn erobert : sambt von den sorglichen schiffarthen, kriegen, schlachten vnnd streit, eroberung vnd verhergung vieler prouintz, landtschafften, vnd ko̊nigreich, so sich bey vnser gedåchtnuss haben darinn verloffen vnd zugetragen : dessgleichen von der Indianer wunderbarlichen sitten, statuten, glauben, religion, gottesdienst, ceremonien, gebråuch in essen vnd trincken, kleidung, handthierung vnnd gewerbschafft, &c. : item von ihrer eygenschafft, natur, seltzamen gewåchss der früchten, båwmen, metallen, specerey vnd andere vnbekandtliche ding mehr, so von ihnen in vnsere landtschafft gefůhrt werden”.

Folio, recent half vellum with marbled boards. 4, 219 pages, small erased stamp on title page, otherwise an excellent crisp copy.

"Girolamo Benzoni, Italian traveller (1518/19-1570); a native of Milan. After extensive travels throughout Europe, Benzoni decided to sail for the New World and seek his fortune as a soldier of the Spanish army. In 1541 he embarked at Sanlúcar de Barrameda for Gran Canaria, from where he sailed for the West Indies, subsequently visiting the Antilles, Venezuela, the isthmus of Panama and the western coast of South America. He arrived in the north of Peru in 1547 and spent the next three years in the country. Benzoni then proceeded to Nicaragua, where he lived for a further four years, and spent two months in Guatemala”.

€ 3.450


Bernacchi, Louis Charles

Saga of the “Discovery”

London and Glasgow, Blackie & Son 1938 first edition

8vo, original dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust wrapper, plates and maps (2 folding). Dustwrapper rubbed and soiled, chipping and wear to extrems. with some slight losses, price-clipped.

Bernacchi served as physicist on Scott's first expedition in the Discovery. The present book follows the life of the vessel, first as Scott's ship, then as a British Government whale research ship and later as the ship used by Sir Douglas Mawson for the British-Australian-New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition in 1929.

€ 170


Bidlingmaier, Friedrich

Zu den Wundern des Südpols. Erlebnisse auf der Deutschen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903

Stuttgart, Sterinkopf 1916 second edition

8vo, brown paper covered boards. 157 pages plus ad., frontispiece portrait and 22 illustrations. Very good.

A first person account by a member of the German "Gauss" expedition under Drygalski. Rosove 42: “This virtually unknown book is the young man’s narrative account, with his diary entries. The second edition (...) is about as rare as the first” dated 1905.

€ 220


Blanc, Henry

Onze gevangenschap in Abessinië: met eene schets van koning Theodorus, zijn land en zijn volk

Zwolle, Van Hoogstraten & Gorter 1869

8vo, 14x22cm, half cloth with lithographed front cover. Spine with repairs, new label, cover rubbed. 357, v pages.

Translation into Dutch of "A narrative of captivity in Abyssinia. With some account of the late emperor Theodore, his country and people".

€ 140


Blanc, Vincent Le

De Vermaarde Reizen Van de Heer Vincent le Blanc Van Marsilien

Amsterdam, Ian Hendriksz. en Ian Rieuwertsz 1654 first Dutch edition

“Die hy sedert d'ouderdom van veertien jaren, tot aan die van zestig, in de vier delen des Werrelts, gedaan heeft; Te weten In Oost- en Westindien, in Persien, Arabien, Pegu, en in meest alle de Landen van Oostindien; in de Koninkrijken van Fez en Marokko, in Guinea, en in't geheel innerlijk deel van Afrika, van de Kaap de Bone Esperance af, tot in Alexandria, deur de Landen van Monomotapa, Abissyna, en Egypten; in Spanjen, Frankrijk, Italien en Nederlandt, en in veel vermaarde Eilanden van de Werrelt.”

4to, contemporary vellum with soiling. 2 parts in 1 volume, (4), 152, 116 pages with an engraved title and 7 plates. Very good with a little worming, front board bit warped.

“Much of Le Blanc's life was spent traveling, and he eventually circumnavigated the world. This work is divided into three parts covering Asia, Africa, Europe, and America. He claims to have made more exact descriptions than his predecessors, and his account is embellished with much historical background and details of the mercantile activities in the various cities where he stopped. The third part has accounts of Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and the West Indies.” Translation of "Voyages fameux".

€ 1.450


Bligh, William

The voyage of the Bounty’s launch, as related in William Bligh’s despatch to the Admiralty and the journal of John Fryer

London, Golden Cockerel Press 1934

Slender folio. Original cloth, gilt titling on spine, t.e.g. others uncut. With wood engravings by Robert Gibbings. 300 copies printed on Arnold’s all rag paper, this being nr 277.

Bligh's famous story published in the Golden Cockerel series. After the mutiny on the Bounty Bligh undertook the seemingly impossible 3,618-nautical-mile voyage to Timor, the nearest European settlement. Bligh succeeded in reaching Timor after a 47-day voyage, the only casualty being the crewman killed on Tofua

€ 750


Bligh, William

The Dangerous voyage of Captain Bligh in an open boat

Dublin, Courtney 1820

"over 1200 leagues of the ocean; in the year 1789: with an appendix, containing an account of Otaheite, and of some productions of that island".

12mo, original paper wrappers, worn. Later Dublin reprint of Bligh’s account. 179 pages with 7 wood engravings. Rare collector’s item.

After the mutiny on the Bounty Bligh undertook the seemingly impossible 3,618-nautical-mile voyage to Timor, the nearest European settlement. Bligh succeeded in reaching Timor after a 47-day voyage, the only casualty being the crewman killed on Tofua.
€ 850


Bogaert, A.

A. Bogaerts historische Reizen door d'oostersche deelen van Asia zynde eene historische beschryving dier koninkryken en landschappen, door hem bezocht en doorwandelt ... : 

Amsterdam, Nicolaas van Hoorn 1711 first edition

“mitsgaders een omstandig verhaal van den Bantamschen inlandschen oorlog, het verdryven der Francoizen uit het Koninkryk Siam, en 't geen aan Kaap de goede Hoop in den jaare 1706 is voorgevallen, tot aan het opontbod des gouverneurs Willem Adriaan van der Stel.”

4to, modern half vellum with manuscript spine title. 6, 604, 4 pages and 10 (of 17) plates. Some waterstaining in margins, some plates with a bit childish colouring. Rare.

Contemporary account of the VOC, the war in Bantam and formost the situation at Cape of Good Hope in 1706 during the tyranny of Governor Van der Stel. “For this period of Cape history his work is of great value”. See Mendelssohn.

€ 470


Boissevain, Charles

Leven en streven van L.R. Koolemans Beynen

Haarlem, H.D. Tjeenk Willink 1880 first edition

8vo, original gilt-lettered cloth. 258 pages with a frontispiece portrait. Nice copy with presentation ticket from the author. Scarce.

Biography of the Dutch naval officer L.R. Koolemans Beynen (1852-1879) who took part in the expedition against Aceh in 1874. Later he took part in two expeditions towards the North Pole, on the British ship Pandora (1875) and on the Dutch ship Willem Barentsz (1876).

€ 120


Bolingbroke, H.

Voyage to the Demerary Containing a statistical account of the settlements there, and those of the Essequebo, the Berbice and other contiguous rivers of Guyana

London, Richard Phillips [1807] first edition

4to, contemporary half calf with restaurations, new label. (12), 400 pages and a folding map (map browned and soiled).

An account of a voyage to the north coast of South America. Bolingbroke remained there for six years as deputy vendue master at Surinam and gives an important revue of the geography, natural history, agriculture (cotton and sugar), the Dutch plantations, the practice of slavery, the culture of the Creole, and other local customs of Guiana and the surrounding area.

€ 1.100


Borchgrevink, Carsten

First on the Antarctic Continent, Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1898 - 1900

London George Newnes 1901 first edition

8vo, red orange cloth with gilt titling on front and spine. xvi, 333 pages and 31 pages ads. With portraits, 186 illustrations and 3 maps at end of the volume: Robertson Bay, Track of the Southern Cross over "Wilkes Land " and Coast of Victoria Land. Some wear to the covers, spine ends repaired.

A Rosove 45.A1b copy: orange cloth in stead of blue and "lacking the illustration on the front cover ... Presumably a secundary binding and considerably scarcer than the former".

€ 800


Bougainville, L. A. de

Voyage autour du monde, par la frégate du roi "La Boudeuse" et la flûte "L'Etoile", en 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769

Paris, Saillant & Nyon 1772 second enlarged edition 2 volumes

8vo, contemporary full calf, gilt to spine with some rubbing and bumping, marbled edges and end papers. (4), xliii, 336; 453, (3) pages complete with 21 folded engraved maps and 3 copper engravings. Title leaves with cut-out and faint stamp erasure.

In 1766 Bougainville received from Louis XV permission to circumnavigate the globe. He would become the 14th navigator, and the first Frenchman, to sail around the world. This was a large expedition, with a crew of 214 aboard Boudeuse and 116 aboard Étoile. The book describes the geography, biology and anthropology of Argentina (then a Spanish colony), Patagonia, Tahiti and Indonesia (then a Dutch colony). The book was a sensation, especially the description of Tahitian society. Bougainville described it as an earthly paradise where men and women lived in blissful innocence, far from the corruption of civilisation. Bougainville's descriptions powerfully expressed the concept of the noble savage, influencing the utopian thoughts of philosophers such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau before the advent of the French Revolution. Aboard -disguised as a man- was a French woman called Jeanne Baré or Jeanne Baret and she was the first of her sexe who circumnavigated the world.

€ 1.650


Boyd, Alexander

From the Niger to the Nile

London, Edward Arnold 1907 first edition 2 volumes

8vo, publisher's decorated cloth. xv, 358; xi, 420, 16 pages. Frontispiece in each volume, 48 plates and numerous text illustrations, 3 coloured folding maps. Good copies with normal traces of use. Exlibris Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson, an English painter of still-life, landscape and portraits.

Lieutenant Alexander was a member of an expedition which travelled across Africa from the Niger to the Nile, exploring the Lake Chad area.

€ 180


Brau de Saint-Pol Lias, Xavier

La cote du poivre. Voyage à Sumatra

Paris, Lecène Oudin 1891 first edition

8vo, original decorated boards. 239 pages plus index with 17 illustrations. Traces of use. Good.

In 1880-81 a second exploration tour was made under command of governor Van der Heyden during which they obtained some tin concessions in Malaya. His tour in Atcheen yielded no results as the Dutch East Indian government thought the situation at that time too precarious. He continued his explorations in these regions up to 1885.

€ 190


Brett, Rev. W. H.

The Indian Tribes of Guiana; Their Condition and Habits With researches into their past history, superstitions, legends,antiquities, languages, & c.

London, Bell and Daldy 1868 first edition

8vo, publisher’s green cloth with traces of use. xiii, 500 pages with a folding map, 8 striking hand-coloured lithographs and 11 plain plates, title-vignette and a few illustrations in the text. Errata slip present. Hinges reinforced. Bath Public Reference Library’s bookplate stating that the book is a gift of M. Oppenheim (pioneer naval historian) in 1919 with their scattered blind stamps, and a stamp of the East London Institute for Home and Foreign Missions. Uncommon.

Reverent Brett spent almost forty years as a missionary to the native peoples of Surinam and the Guiana’s - the Pomeroon, Arawaks, Caribs, Acawoios, Waraus, Waramuri, Mahaiconi - and retired in 1879.

€ 220


Brodie, Walter

Pitcairn's island and the islanders in 1850

London, Whittaker & co 1851 second edition

8vo 14x21 cm, original green blind stamped cloth over boards with paper label affixed to spine. Spine ends chipped, joints repaired. Scattered foxing. Frontispiece of Brodie, iv, (5)-260 pages with illustrations, subscriber's list and a complete list of all the inhabitants of Pitcairn's Island in 1850. Good copy.

Very scarce book about the mutineers of the Bounty and their life on Pitcairn's Island. Plate of John Adams (Alexander Smith), the last living mutineer! With the popularity of this title when initially released, two immediate prints were produced in the same year. This is the first reprint, made from the first edition plates. Subscribers could buy more copies than 1, the others being sent to the Pitcairn Islanders to sell for themselves. Peculiar: Tipped in is a sheet Brodie asking the subscribers to pay him.

€ 490


Brown, R. N. R. and others

The Voyage of the “Scotia” Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration in Antarctic Seas by Three of the staff

Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood 1906 first edition

8vo, original grey cloth, spine and front board decorated and lettered in white and black, the usual attrition of the spine lettering, top edge gilt, others uncut, deep blue endpapers. 375 pages, large coloured folding map, 2 other maps, 59 plates, foxing and traces of use. Scarce primary binding. Good.

The 'official' narrative of the ill-financed Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902 - 1904 that nonetheless made important contributions to the scientific exploration of the Antarctic, undertaking the first oceanographic exploration of the Weddell Sea and charting the northern part of the Caird Coast. Brown was the expedition botanist. Rosove 50.A1a

€ 600


Browne, W. G.

Travels in Africa, Egypt, and Syria from the year 1792 to 1798

London, Cadell and Davies 1799 first edition

4to, contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked and corners repaired. xxxviii, 496 pages, steel engraved frontispiece, 2 folding maps (repaired tears), 1 engraved plan, tables. Frontispiece and inner margin of title stained, otherwise very good.

Browne, who contributed important information on the course of the Nile, underwent considerable hardships whilst accompanying the Sudan Caravan to Darfur in 1793, a country not previously visited by Europeans. He gives ample information on Darfur where, as the first European visitor, he was detained by the Sultan after crossing the desert from Egypt with the annual Caravan. He travelled through Syria and Asia Minor to Constantinople.

€ 880


Bruce, James

Travels to discover the Source of the Nile in the Years 1768 [to] 1773

Edinburgh, J. Ballantyne 1804-05 8 volumes (text and atlas) second edition

8vo and 4to (30,3 x 23,3 cm). Text volumes in contemporary tree calf, atlas in contemporary half calf, gilt spines, atlas with leather lettering piece on spine (all sympathetically rebacked with original spines preserved, new lettering pieces on text volume, some extremities rubbed). Atlas with half-title, engraved portrait, 3 folding engraved maps and 78 plates and plans (foxing as usual in the atlas volume). Second enlarged edition.

Intent on reaching the source of the Nile River, Bruce left Cairo on an arduous journey by way of the Nile, Aswān, the Red Sea, and Mitsiwa (now Massawa, Eritrea), eventually reaching the Ethiopian capital of Gonder on Feb. 14, 1770. Despite serious political unrest in Ethiopia, Bruce continued his expedition and reached Lake Tana, where the Blue Nile rises, on November 14. The journey homeward was one of extreme hardship. This vivid account of his travels is considered one of the epics of African adventure literature.

€ 2.200


[Bruce, W. S. / Scottish National Antarctic Expedition]

Life in the Antarctic

London, Gowans & Gray 1907 first edition third printing may 1907

“Sixty photographs by members of the Scottish national Antarctic expedition”.

8vo, original colour illustrated parchment paper around stiff wrappers, 10x14,5cm. [8] (advertising), 67, [5] (advertising). 60 full-page photographs, Scarce.

A charming chapbook issued as Cowan's Nature Books No. 10. Photos show whales, penguins, seals, shags, skuas etc. 4 photos show members of the expedition, one photo shows the Scotia in the background and one photo shows an emperor penguin on board the Scotia. Small portion of the back cover missing but with the illustrated front wrapper largely intact.

€ 450


Bry, J. D. and J. I. de
Orientalische Indien parts IV-VII

 

Vierdter Theil der orientalischen Indien

Oppenheim bey Hieronymo Gallern 1617

 

Fünffter Theil der Orientalischen Indien

Frankfurt, J.F. Weiss, 1623

 

Sechster Theil der orientalischen Indien

Frankfurt, Wilhelm Fitzers 1630

 

Siebender Theil der Orientalischen Indien

Frankfurt, Matthias Beckern 1605

4to, contemporary leather, rebacked, worn. Inside traces of use, browning, tears and soiling.

Vierdter Theil der orientalischen Indien, in welchen erstlich gehandelt wirt, von allerley Thiern, Früchten, Obs und Bäumen ; item von allerhand Würtz, Specereyen und Materialien ... so in gemeldten Indien gefunden werden / Beschrieben durch Johann Hugen von Lintschotten, und andere
Title vignet worn and laid down, [3], [3], 121 pages, [2nd title], 21 engravings + text. Pages 114-121 relate in short Jacob van Neck’s “ letzte Reise der Holländer in die Ost-Indien, welche aussgefahren im Früling dess 1598. Jahrs, vnd mit 4. Schiffen widerumb glücklich anheim gelanget, im Monat Julio dess 1599. Jahrs, auss niderländischer Sprach in die Hocteutsche versetzt” .

 

Fünffter Theil der Orientalischen Indien, eygentlicher Bericht vnd warhafftige Beschreibung der gantzen volkommenen Reyse oder Schiffart, so die Holländer ... in die Orientalische Indien, sonderlich aber in die Javanische vnd Molukische Inseln, als Bantam, Banda, vnd Ternate, &c. gethan haben

Title vignet, 58 pages title included, [2nd title], 20 engravings + text. The voyage of Van Neck and Van Warwijck, first published in Dutch by Claesz.

 

Sechster Theil der orientalischen Indien, warhafftige historische Beschreibung dess gewaltigen goldreichen Königreichs Guinea, sonst das Goldgestad von Mina genandt, so in Africa gelegen, sampt derselben gantzen Beschaffenheit, auch Religion unnd Opinion, Sitten unnd Sprachen, Handel unnd Wandel der Eynwohner daselbst ….

Title vignet, 114 pages including vignet, blank leave, 21 engravings + text. German translation of Pieter de Marees “Beschrijvinghe ende historische verhael van het Gout Koninckrijck van Gunea”, first published in Dutch by Claesz.

 

Siebender Theil der Orientalischen Indien, darinnen zwo ... Schiffarten begrieffen. Erstlich eine dreyjährige Reyse Georgii von Spielbergen ... auss Seeland nach den Orientalischen Indien ... Zum andern ein neunjärige Reyse eines Venetianischen Jubilirers, Casparus Balby genannt, sampt allem, was jme auff derselben ... begegnet ... neben Anweisung aller zöllen, Gewichten ... deren man sich von Alleppo auss biss ins Königreich Pegu zu gebrauchen

Title vignet, 2 pages preface with vignet, 52 pages, 2 pages register. 134 pages, 2 pages register, [2nd title], 22 engravings + text. Contains the first voyage of Joris van Spilbergen and the voyage of Balbi.

€ 8.800


Burckhardt, J. L.

Travels in Nubia

John Murray, London 1822 second edition

4to, rebound in half calf with marbled boards. (4), xcviii, 498 pages with engraved frontispiece portrait, 3 engraved maps of which 2 are folding. Maps with browning.

The travels described here took place in 1813 and 1814. Burckhardt left Aleppo in 1812 and made his way to Cairo; he then carried out two journeys: one along the upper Nile and the other through the Nubian desert. These travels were edited from Burckhardt"s journals by Leake; he also wrote the biographical memoir which is prefaced to the travels. This was the first of Burckhardt's works to be published and was followed by Travels in Syria, 1822.

€ 1.280


Burdo, A.

Stanley. Zijn jeugd, leven, avonturen en reizen

Arnhem, Cohen 1891 first Dutch edition

8vo, half cloth with marbled boards. With 24 illustrations and a map.

A bio of the famous explorer, issued shortly after his Emin Pasha expedition. An uncommon critical book on Stanley. Very good copy. Casada 1569.
€ 90


Buren Schele, A. D. van

Keur van gedenkwaardigheden uit de Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Oost en West-Indische bezittingen

Nijmegen Arnhem, Gebr. E & M Cohen 1892 second (enlarged) edition

"in boeienden verhaaltrant voor jongelieden bewerkt ".

8vo, 14x20 cm, red pictorial cloth. 280 pages with 4 lithographed plates. On the back cover the blindstamp of J.S. de Haas, boekbinderij, Amsterdam. In very good condition.

A history of the Dutch Indies, written for young readers.

€ 50


Burnaby, Fred

On Horseback Through Asia Minor

London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington 1877 first edition 2 volumes

8vo, original publisher’s cloth. xxxii, 352 pages with a folding map, errata, list of publications; xix, [1], 399 pages with two folding maps. Mounted Woodburytype portrait frontispiece. Very good.

Burnaby spent five months on a tour of Asia Minor and Armenia, travelling more than 1,000 miles across some of the cruellest winter landscape in the world, to try to ascertain Russian intentions in this remote corner of the Great Game battlefield.

€ 480


Burton, Sir Richard Francis

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El Medinah and Meccah

London, Longman 1857 second edition 2 volumes

8vo, half morocco by Zaehnsdorf, front joint volume 1 repaired, gilt edges. xiv, 418; v, 422 pages with 2 chromo-lithographed frontispieces, 11 tinted or choromolithographed plates and 3 folding maps. Very good, slightly browned in places.

Disguising himself as a Pathān, an Afghanistani Muslim, in 1853 he went to Cairo, Suez, and Medina, then travelled the bandit-ridden route to the sacred city of Meccah, where at great risk he measured and sketched the mosque and holy Muslim shrine, the Kaʿbah.

€ 1.250


Burton, Richard Francis

The Lake Regions of Central Equatorial Africa

London, Longman Green Longman and Roberts 1860 2 volumes first edition

8vo, original red cloth, some light soiling and discolouration on covers, gilt spine lettering rubbed. xvii, 412; vii, 468 pages with 12 tinted wood engraved plates and folding engraved map. Half-titles present. Marginal browning on some plates. Bequeathed in 1884 by the ref. Henry, library stamps on (half-)titles.

First edition, in the second issue bound in red cloth, of the narrative of the 2-year expedition undertaken by Burton and Speke to find the source of the Nile, which culminated in an acrimonious feud. Strained relations between them worsened after Speke discovered Lake Victoria (which he correctly believed to be the source) while Burton lay ill. Reaching England first and announcing his discovery independently of Burton, Speke was chosen by the Royal Geographical Society to lead a return expedition without him. His findings continued to be disputed by Burton and others as unsatisfactorily proven.

€ 4.200


[Burton, Richard F.]

Wanderings in West Africa, from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By A F.R.G.S.

London, Tinsley Brothers 1863 first edition 2 volumes

8vo, original dark purple cloth, spines titled in gilt, only little rubbed. viii, [2], 303; [6], 295 pages. With folding map in volume I; wood engraved frontispiece in volume II. A very good copy.

“It was Burton's intention to entirely suppress his name from this work and, in a roundabout way, to demonstrate his pique with the R.G.S. over having appointed Speke to lead the second expedition to Central Africa. The publishers did, however, print Burton's name on the spines of the first edition”. “The Preface is dated December, 1862 and so this is treated as his first West African book on his first consular posting. His reports on journeys into Sierra Leone and Nigeria to track stories of gold and gold mining are credited with drawing public and corporate attention to mining prospects in a region not more unhealthy than the East or West Indies”.

€ 2.200


Burton, Richard F.

A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome With Notices of the so called "Amazons", the Grand Customs, the Yearly Customs, the Human Sacrifices, the Present State of the Slave Trade, and the Negro's Place in Nature

London, Tinsley Bros 1864 second edition 2 volumes

8vo, recent green half morocco with new endpapers. xvii, 382; vi, 413 pages with 2 engraved frontispieces. Very good, only the first frontispiece with marginal foxing, the rest clean.

This second edition has the same date, publisher and collation as the first edition, with the addition of “Second Edition” to the title-page. “In 1863 Burton led a mission to Dahomey, traditional enemies of the Egba at Abeokuta. The object was to order the cessation of slave raiding and human sacrifice. King Gele was unmoved, although the early signs were good when Burton presented the king with pictures of three naked women. Diplomatic failure did not prevent Burton from amassing a wealth of detail presented in this work.”

€ 650


Burton, Richard Francis

Zanzibar; City, Island, and Coast

London, Tinsley Brothers 1872 first edition 2 volumes

8vo, contemporary half calf, edges marbled. xii, [2], 503, [1]; vi, [2], 519, [1] pages. Illustrated with 14 plates, including frontispieces and three plans (lacks frontispiece map, but copy present), no half titles. Scattered marginal foxing.

The book was written while Burton and John Hanning Speke were making preparations for their expedition to solve one of the major geographical mysteries of the nineteenth century the location of the source of the Nile. The pair arrived in Zanzibar in December 1856, and Burton made detailed notes on his surroundings which were developed into Volume 1, which focuses on 'The City and the Island', including Burton's journey preparations and arrival. He discusses the significance of the 'Nile question'. The manuscript on which the book is based, entrusted to an East India Company official for dispatch to the Royal Geographical Society, was initially misplaced, thus delaying publication by twelve years, but enabling Burton to add a chapter on Speke's achievement and untimely death.

€ 2.400


Burton R. F. Captain / Lacerda e Almeida

The Lands of Cazembe. Lacerda’s Journey to Cazembe in 1798

London, John Murray 1873 first edition

“Also Journey of the Pombeiros, P.J. Baptista and Amaro José, Across from Angola to Tette on the Zambeze” and “résumé of the Journey of Mm. Monteiro and Gamitto”.

8vo, original blue cloth. vii, [1], 271, [1] pages with a large folding map. Very good.

In 1798, Lacerda led a Portuguese expedition to the Kazembe region of Zambia. After his death on this mission, the group was led by Francisco Pinto.

€ 220


Burton, Richard Francis

The gold-mines of Midian and the ruined Midianite cities

London, C. Kegan Paul & Co 1878 second edition

8vo, publishers' (first edition!) binding, rebacked retaining original cloth. xvi, 395, [5], 30 pages, ads, [2]. New endpapers, 2/3 of the folding map disappeared, supplied in copy. Spine sunned/discoloured.

Burton was hopeful he could find gold in NW Arabia for the Khedive of Egypt. This short trip led to a longer exploration the next year, and the two volume work, The Land of Midian. Unfortunately, no gold was found, but this remains a sequel to his first Arabia venture, Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah. This edition is published the same year as the first and textually nearly identical.

€ 350


Byron, John

A Voyage Round the World, in his Majesty's Ship The Dolphin + The Narrative of the Honourable John Byron

London, Newberry 1767 second edition and London S. Baker etc 1768 second edition

8vo, contemporary tree calf, rubbed, marbled end papers. (2), 186, (2); (6), 258, (2) pages. The first work with the famous frontipiece of the Patagonian giants and two engraved plates. The second with an engraved frontispiece. Very good interior.

The 2 famous works of John Byron bound together. “A Voyage Round the World, in his Majesty's Ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron” and “The Narrative of the Honourable John Byron... Containing an Account of the Great Distress Suffered by Himself and his Companions on the Coast of Patagonia, from the Year 1740, till their Arrival in England, 1746... Also a Relation of the Loss of the Wager ship of War, one of Admiral Anson’s Squadron”.

€ 1.380


Byron, John

Byron's Narrative of the loss of the Wager With an Account of the Great Distresses Suffered by Himself and his Companions on the Coast of Patagonia from the year 1740

London, Henry Leggatt & co 1832

12mo, beautiful full calf, raised bands and spine with gilt decorations. xvi, 219 pages, catalogue. Very good condition.

The Wager was one of the ships in Anson's fleet. "Byron was a midshipman aboard the Wager, which was wrecked on an island off the Chilean coast. He describes the privations endured by the survivors who remained with Captain David Cheap. They were made prisoners by the Indians and turned over to the Spanish authorities. This narrative supplied his grandson, Lord Byron, the poet, with many particulars for the shipwreck in Canto II of Don Juan. Byron, known as "foul weather Jack" commanded a voyage round the world in the Dolphin from 1764-1766. He was later governor of Newfoundland and became an admiral in 1775."

€ 280


Cameron, Verney Lovett

Across Africa

London, Daldy Isbister and Co 1877 first edition 2 volumes

8vo, contemporary half calf, rubbed and marked, marbled edges. xvi, 389; xii, 366 pages with numerous wood engraved plates, 4 facsimile letters (3 folding), folding map, folding map in pocket at rear of volume 1, minor spots. A nice set.

Cameron's experience in Africa led to his being selected to command an expedition sent by the Royal Geographical Society in 1873, to assist Dr Livingstone. He was also instructed to make independent explorations, guided by Livingstone's advice. Soon after the departure of the expedition from Zanzibar, Livingstone's servants were met bearing the dead body of their master. He reached Ujiji, on Lake Tanganyika, in February 1874, where he found and sent to England Livingstone's papers. Cameron determined the true form of the south part of the lake, and solved the question of its outlet by the discovery of the Lukuga river. From Tanganyika he struck westward to the Lualaba. This river Cameron rightly believed to be the main stream of the Congo. He then turned south-west. After tracing the Congo-Zambezi watershed for hundreds of miles he reached Bihe and finally arrived at the coast on November 28, 1875, being the first European to cross equatorial Africa from sea to sea.

€ 490


Campe, J. H.

Belangrijke reisverhalen

Amsterdam, Westerman en zoon (1830) second Dutch edition

8vo, original boards. Title, 249 pages with 3 plates and one of Patagonians on title page. Rare.

Contains accounts of the voyages of Byron and Wallis.

€ 350


Casas, B[artolomé] de Las

Relation des Voyages et des Decouvertes Que les Espagnols ont fait dans les Indes Occidentales

Amsterdam, J. Louis de Lorme 1698

"Avec la Relation Curieuse des Voyages du Sieur de Montauban, Captaine des Filbustiers, en Guinee l'an 1695". Bound with, as usual: [Chevremont, J.B. de] L'Art de Voyager Utilement.

12mo, full calf with later rebacking. [x], [1]-[358], [2] blank, [359]-402, [2] ads, [2] blank leaf; [iv], 51, [1] pages. Engraved frontispiece by B. Picart.

Second Edition of the abbreviated French translation by J.B. Morvan de Bellegarde of parts of Las Casas' famous Nine Tracts, relating to Indian rights and Spanish cruelties in the West Indies and South America. The pirate Montauban's Relation, describing a voyage along the African coast, has its own title but continuous pagination and signatures.

€ 840


Casati, Major Gaetano

Ten Years in Equatoria and the Return with Emin Pasha

London and New York, Frederick Warne and Co 1891 first English edition 2 volumes

“Translated from the Original Italian Manuscript by The Hon. Mrs. J. Randolph Clay assisted by Mr. I. Walter Savage Landor.”

8vo 23,5x15 cm, beautiful pictorial cloth, spine ends with little shelf wear. xi, 376; xvi, 347 pages with 60 full page illustrations (some tinted/coloured), 90 in text and 4 folding maps loosely inserted in the rear pockets. A little foxing. Very good.

From 1880 Casati travelled in the Bahr-el-Ghasal area. In 1887 he discovered Ruwenzoni just 4 months before Stanley. He became Emin Pasha's companion and actively assisted him in his scientific work supplying most of the information about the Unyoro and Lower Welle. An important first-hand account of Stanley's ill-fated Relief Expedition.

€ 390


Chaillu, Paul B. du

A Journey to Ashango-land; and further penetration into Equatorial Africa

New York, Appleton 1867 first US edition

8vo, original red cloth gilt, rebacked with original spine relaid. xxiv, 501, 2 ads pages. Numerous woodcut illustrations and a folding map.

The account of Du Chaillu's second African expedition. "In 1863 Du Chaillu returned to Gabon, did a little trading, assembled a caravan well equipped with scientific instruments and cameras and hired seventy porters and a few guides. He met with Massangou people (in what he called Ashango) 200 miles southeast of the Gabon River and visited a pygmy settlement nearby. When one of his men accidentally shot two Massangous, his party was forced to abandon many supplies and flee for their lives. He was wounded by two poisoned arrows. Fortunately, he saved his extensive notebooks. Back in England in 1865, Du Chaillu prepared 'A journey to Ashango-Land' for publication in 1867. Many readers disputed his sensational descriptions of pygmies until later explorers asserted that they were substantially accurate".

€ 250


Chapman, F. S.

Northern lights

London, Chatto and Windus 1932 first edition

8vo, blue cloth with a gilt-lettered, gilt-framed cloth label on the spine. xv, [i], 304 pages with 64 plates including frontispiece and portraits from photos, 5 maps including 4 folding (3 coloured). In very good condition.

Chapman was attached as "ski expert and naturalist" to Gino Watkins' 1930–31 British Arctic Air Route Expedition, a privately funded expedition to the east coast and interior of the island of Greenland to do work on a probably air route from America to Europe over the North Pole, concentrating on Greenland ice shelf. The expedition travelled to Greenland aboard the Quest, a historic sealing vessel previously used by Ernest Shackleton in 1921-1922 and was led by Gino Watkins. They explored East Greenland in 1930-1931.

€ 120


Chappe d'Auteroche

Reize naar Siberië, op bevel des Konings van Vrankryk ondernomen in 1761

Deventer, Lucas Leemhorst 1771 1772 first Dutch edition 2 volumes

"door den abt Chappe d'Auteroche, behelzende deszelfs waarnemingen nopens de Zeden, Gewoonten, Regeering, Godsdienst, Krygs- en burger-staat, Koophandel, Luchts- en grondsgesteldheid, Landbeschryving, Natuurlyke historie, enz"

8vo, full calf, rubbed and marked, marbled endpapers. xiv, (2), 331 (1); (2), 327, (1) pages with a coloured folding map "Kaart van Rusland en Noord-Tartaryë", 7 plates and 8 tables. Not in Tiele.

Chappe travelled to Tobolsk in Siberia to observe the transit of Venus expected for 6 June 1761. The trip was arduous and Chappe arrived in Tobolsk with little time to spare, but he was able to observe the lunar eclipse. The spring floods of the Tobol and Irtysh rivers had been particularly severe that year, and some of the local peasants blamed the foreigner with his strange equipment who was "messing with the Sun": Chappe had to be protected by a cordon of armed Cossacks to make his observations.

€ 950


Charcot, Jean

Le "Français" au Pole Sud. Journal de l’Expedition Antarctique Français 1903-1905

Paris, Flammarion 1906 first edition

"Préface de l'amiral Fournier,ouvrage contenant 300 illustrations et une carte hors-texte"

8vo, 26 x 17 cm, Publisher's half calf with the original wrappers bound in, marbled endpapers. Half title, portrait frontispiece, title, dedication, préface, photo, xxxvii, 486, (4) with 6 maps (1 folding), 4 full-page, illustrations, some full-page. Very good clean copy.

Jean-Baptiste Charcot was appointed leader of the French Antarctic Expedition with the ship Français exploring the west coast of Graham Land from 1904 until 1907. The expedition reached Adelaide Island in 1905 and took pictures of the Palmer Archipelago and Loubet Coast.

€ 750


Charcot, Jean

Le "Français" au Pole Sud. Journal de l’Expedition Antarctique Français 1903-1905

Paris, Flammarion 1906 first edition

"Préface de l'amiral Fournier,ouvrage contenant 300 illustrations et une carte hors-texte"

8vo, 26 x 17 cm, half vellum, marbled endpapers. Blank, half title, portrait frontispiece, title, dedication, préface, photo, xxxvii, 486, (6) with 6 maps, 1 folding, 4 full-page, illustrations, some full-page. Light foxing.

Jean-Baptiste Charcot was appointed leader of the French Antarctic Expedition with the ship Français exploring the west coast of Graham Land from 1904 until 1907. The expedition reached Adelaide Island in 1905 and took pictures of the Palmer Archipelago and Loubet Coast.

€ 680


Charcot, Jean

Le Pourquoi Pas? dans l’Antarctique. Journal de la deuxième expédition au Pôle Sud 1908-1910

Paris, Flammarion 1910 first edition

Large 8vo, original half morocco with marbled boards, top edge gilt, original wrappers bound in. viii, 428 pages with 3 maps and 300 photos. "Rectification" tipped in. Very nice copy.

From 1908 until 1910, Charcot’s second expedition followed with the ship Pourquoi-Pas, exploring the Bellingshausen Sea and the Amundsen Sea and discovering Loubet Land, Marguerite Bay and Charcot Island, which was named after his father, Jean-Martin Charcot.

€ 450


Charcot, Jean

Dans la mer du Groenland. Les croisières du Pourquoi Pas?

Bruges, Librairie de l'Ouvre Saint-Charles [1938]

“Par le commandant J.B. Charcot. Complété par une notice biographique de l’auteur et le récit du naufrage du Pourquoi Pas? par José Gers”

Large 8vo 26x17 cm, bound in original wrappers with portrait photo tipped in. vii, 208 pages with many photos and 3 maps. Excellent copy.

An account of the voyages in 1926/1927 of this famous French naval vessel and its search for Amundsen and his companions following the Italia disaster in 1928, also chapters on eskimo’s etc. This edition was published shortly after Charcot died in the shipwreck of the Pourquoi pas? in 1936 and was enlarged with a bio and the account of the shipwreck.

€ 100


Chardin, Jean

Voyages de Mr. le Chevalier Chardin, en Perse, et autres lieux de l'Orient

Amsterdam, Chez Jean Louis de Lorne 1711 10 volumes

“Enrichi d'un grand nombre de belles figures en taille-douce, representant les antiquitez, les choses remarquables du pais.”

12mo, half calf, rebacked, corners repaired. Titles in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved portrait, folding map and 77 folding plates, some light waterstaining to volume 6. Excellent set.

Chardin travelled with a Lyon merchant to Persia and India in 1665. At Eṣfahān, Persia, he enjoyed the patronage of the shah, ʿAbbās II. On returning to France (1670), he published an account of the coronation of Soleymān. In August 1671 he again set out for Persia. Traveling through Turkey, Crimea, and the Caucasus, he reached Eṣfahān nearly two years later. He remained in Persia for four years, revisited India, and returned to France (1677) via the Cape of Good Hope.

€ 3.800


Cherry-Garrard, Apsley

The Worst Journey in the World, Antarctic 1910-1913

London, Constable and Company 1929 2 volumes second edition

8vo, original blue cloth gilt, used and rubbed. lxiv, 300, [4]; viii, 301-585, many illustrations, many in colour by Dr. Edward A. Wilson and other members of the expedition. Includes 5 maps including one panoramic folding map. Volume 1 lacks front free endpaper, scattered foxing and traces of use. Good.

“Cherry-Garrard’s book has often been referred to as the finest polar book ever written. Scott’s diary left many facets of the expedition and the experiences of its men untold: it was Cherry-Garrard who pulled the entire story of the main party together.” Already in 1935 the early editions were becoming expensive and increasingly difficult to procure.

€ 980


Clapperton, Commander Hugh

Journal of a Second Expedition into the Interior of Africa

London, John Murray 1829 first edition

"from the Bight of Benin to Soccatoo. To which is added, the journal of Richard Lander from Kano to the sea-coast, partly by a more eastern route with a portrait of captain Clapperton, and a map of the route, chiefly laid down from actual observations for latitude and longitude"

4to, old papered boards, repairs. xxiii, [iv], 355, portrait frontispiece, folding map and engraved plan.

Clapperton was sent out in 1825 for a second expedition to Africa, the sultan Bello of Sokoto having professed his eagerness to open up trade with the west coast. He landed at Badagry in the Bight of Benin, and started overland for the Niger and, passing through the Yoruba country, in January 1826 he crossed the Niger at Bussa, the spot where Mungo Park had died twenty years before. In July, Clapperton arrived at Kano and thence the Fulani capital Sokoto, intending to continue to Bornu. However, the Fulani were now at war with al-Kaneimi, and Sultan Bello refused him permission to leave. After many months' detention, afflicted by malaria, depression, and dysentery, Clapperton died, leaving his servant Richard Lander the only survivor of the expedition.

€ 450


Coillard, Francois

On the Threshold of Central Africa. A Record of Twenty Years Pioneering Among the Barotsi of the upper Zambesi

London, Hodder and Stoughton 1897 first edition

8vo, pictorial cloth. xxxiv, 646 pages, ads. with 44 illustrations (1 photo in copy), including frontispiece portrait of author with tissue-guard, and portrait of author's wife. Folding map of Southern Africa to rear with repaired tears.

English translation of "Sur le Haut-Zambèze: Voyages et travaux de Mission." This book was translated by the author's niece Catherine Winkworth Mackintosh, yet precedes the first French edition by one year. "Mr. Coillard appears to have been a tactful and resourceful man, and his accounts of the customs of the natives, and of the political questions affecting the countries in which he resided, make the volume very useful as a reference work."

€ 150


Cole, William

Life in the Niger, or, the Journal of an African Trader

London, Saunders, Otley, and Co 1862 first edition

8to, publisher's pebbled cloth, rubbed and soiling. 208 (8 ads) pages. Good copy of a rarely found book.

William Coles journal records his experiences in the highly challenging circumstances of a trading expedition to Africa. The journal tells of the barbarity and cruelty he witnessed, alongside occasional acts of kindness or amusing situations. Describing his life in Africa as a mixture of smiles and tears, Cole paints a vivid picture of a European in Africa during the mid-nineteenth century.

€ 180


Colonial office

Correspondence on the subject of the removal of inhabitants of Pitcairn's Island to Norfolk Island

London, Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode 1857

And “ Further papers on the subject of removal of inhabitants of Pitcairn's Island to Norfolk Island, pts. 1-2”

Folio, modern half cloth binding with paper boards. 3 parts in 1 volume, 40; 9,(1); 11,(1) pages. Binding and contents in Fine condition.

Rare Bounty – Pitcairn item, only 2 copies in OCLC. British Parliamentary Paper, containing letters and despatches presented to the House of Parliament concerning the emigration of the Pitcairn islanders to Norfolk etc. In 1855 the elders of Pitcairn, finding it increasingly difficult to support the population, wrote to Queen Victoria, humbly begging for help. The islanders were offered Norfolk Island which was being abandoned as a penal establishment. Initially thirty four islanders declined the offer, but finally, on May 3rd 1856 the entire Pitcairn community sailed for Norfolk Island on the Morayshire. Account of the ressettlement.

€ 760


Commelin, I.

Begin ende Voortgang Vande Vereenigde Neederlandtsche Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie

Amsterdam, Facsimile Uitgaven Nederland 1969 4 volumes

Oblong 4to, in original wooden display!

The voyages described are: Candish and Drake; Raleigh and Keymis; De Veer; Houtman; Van Neck and Warwijck; De Weert; Van Noort; Both and Van Caerden; Van Neck (2nd voyage); Van der Hagen; Harmansz; Spilbergen and Le Maire, Warwijck and De Weert; Van der Hagen (2nd voyage); Matelief; Van Caerden; Verhoeff; Van den Broecke; Van Twist; Spilbergen (1st voyage); L’Hermite; Schram and Van Rechteren.

€ 390


Cook, Dr. Frederick A.

My Attainment of the Pole

New York, Polar Publishing 1911 first US edition

“Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center 1907-1909 with the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy”.

4to, publisher’s brown pictorial cloth with the profiles of Cook and his two Eskimo companions on the front board. Titles lettered in gilt. 604 pages. With portrait frontispiece and 49 other photographic illustrations and with a profusion of other illustrations, charts, and drawings.

Cook achieved fame as an explorer serving as surgeon on Peary’s first Arctic expedition (1891–92) and leading others to explore and climb Denali (Mount McKinley; 1903–06). Cook’s claim that he had reached the North Pole on an expedition in 1908 was immediately disputed by Peary. Cook’s Inuit companions on his journey later asserted that he had stopped short hundreds of miles south of the Pole, and that the photographs of his expedition were actually shot at locations far distant from the North Pole.

€ 360


Cook, Captain James / Anderson, George William

A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages around the World

London, Alexander Hogg [1784-86]

"undertaken and performed by Royal Authority, Containing an authentic, entertaining, full and complete history of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages, undertaken by Order of His Present Majesty ..". "The present edition, by being published in only eighty six-penny numbers, (making, when completed, either one or two very large handsome volumes in folio)".

Large folio, contemporary calf-backed boards, rubbed. Only occasional marks and minor marginal soiling. This one being volume I (of 2) only, text complete in itself with 71 (of ?) full-page folio engravings and maps. Contains the first and second voyage of Cook and the stories of Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Phipps, Anson and Drake.

€ 1.800


Cook, James

Reis naar de Zuidpool en rondom de Weereld

Utrecht/Amsterdam, G.T. van Paddenburg en Zoon/ M. Schalekamp, 1793 second Dutch much enlarged edition

"Gedaan, op Bevel van zijne Brittanische Majesteit, met de Schepen De Resolution en de Adventure, In de jaren 1772, 1773, 1774 en 1775 (...). Waarbij gevoegt is Kaptein Furneaux's Verslag van deszelfs Reize met het Schip de Adventure, na dat het zelve van de Resolution was afgeraakt. Uit het Engelsch vertaald (...); Verrijkt met eene Lofrede over James Cook, door den Heer P.L. Paris".

4to, contemporary half calf, gilt spine with morocco letterpiece and gilt lettered owner's initials "W.H.L." on foot of spine. xii, 72, 498 pages, engraved frontispiece and 2 folding portraits of Cook and Omai (with repaired tear). Upper cover with modern pastedown end paper. Very good. Scarce.

€ 1.250


Cook, James

Reize rondom de waereld

Leyden, Amsterdam & 's Haage, Honkoop, Allart & Van Cleef 1795-1809 14 Volumes

8vo, contemporary gilt half calf, rubbed and spine ends repaired. Complete –as called for in the index volume- with engraved titles, portrait of Cook, 52 (folding) maps (incl. the large folding worldmap & map of the Southern Hemisphere) and 134 fine numbered (folding) views and plates by J.S. Klauber generally in very good condition. Small blind stamps on half titles.

First complete edition in Dutch of Cook's voyages. Rare complete set.

Captain James Cook FRS was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer and captain in the Royal Navy. He made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. In three voyages, Cook sailed thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe. He mapped lands from New Zealand to Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean in greater detail and on a scale not previously achieved. Cook was attacked and killed in 1779 during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific while attempting to kidnap Hawaiian chief Kalaniʻōpuʻu in order to reclaim a cutter stolen from one of his ships. He left a legacy of scientific and geographical knowledge which influenced his successors well into the 20th century.

€ 7.250


Cramp, W. B.

Narrative of a voyage to India; of a shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh and a description of New South Wales

London, printed by G. Sidney for R. Phillips and Co 1823 first edition

8vo, contemporary half morocco, rebacked with old title. 112 pages with an aquatint view of Taormina. Good copy from the libraries of Boudewijn Büch and James Edge Partington (was an authority on the material culture of the Pacific, and at one time was the owner of a very extensive collection of objects from the South Seas, which included many rarities), with his bookplate on upper pastedown. Rare.

"From 1815-1817, Cramp sailed on board the Princess Charlotte to India and visited Madras, Bombay, and Bengal. After returning to England, he voyaged to Australia in the convict ship Lady Castlereagh, where he arrived in April of 1818. He gives a description of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). The ship then travelled to Madras and took on cargo; a terrific storm blew up, causing great damage to the ship. Having obtained his acquittal from the Lady Castlereagh. Cramp journeyed overland, giving geographical descriptions and observations on native life, religion, and customs. At Bombay, he joined the ship Marquis of Huntly as captain's clerk, and traveled to Calcutta, Canton, Macao, Malaya, and St. Helena; he returned to England in 1821." (Hill). Also containing Recollections of Sicily by Count de Forbin on pages 44-112.

€ 450


Cunningham, Peter

Two years in New South Wales

London, Henry Colburn 1827 2 volumes second edition revised and enlarged

“comprising sketches of the actual state of society in that colony; of its peculiar advantages to emigrants; of its topography, natural history, &c. &c.”

8vo, contemporary rebacked half green calf with gilt lettered title on spine. xvi, 346 (2 ads); viii, 336 pages. Map with browning, else very good.

The author had made four voyages as surgeon-superintendent of convict-ships. Published in the same year as the first edition. With the very interesting map “Map of the colony of New South Wales, reduced by permission from Cross's large map". London. Henry Colburn. 1827. Hand-coloured engraved map by Sid Hall, from Sally Point in the north to Green Cape in the south. Inset maps of Australia, section of the Country from Bathurst to Cugee-gang River etc.

€ 450


Damberger, Christian Frederick

Travels In The Interior Of Africa, From The Cape of Good Hope To Morocco

London, Longman and Rees, 1801 first edition

"From The years 1781 to 1797; Through Caffraria, The Kingdoms Of Mataman, Angola, Massi, Monoemugi, Muschanko, & c. Likewise Across The Great Desert Of Sahara, And The Northern Parts Of Barbary" 8vo, contemporary tree calf, rebacked with new title. [xvi], 222; [1], 299, [4] pages. Illustrated with 3 finely executed handcoloured plates and a large folding map. "One of the cleverest volumes of fabricated travel ever produced. The details are so circumstantial, and the mixture of fact and fiction is accomplished with so much skill, that it is not uncommon to find people who do not know that the account of the travels is nothing more than a well-contrived literary deception" (Mendelssohn).

€ 350


Dampier, W. / Wafer, L.

Nieuwe reistogt rondom de wereld (...), volume 3

Nieuwe reistogt en beschryving van de landengte van America volume 4.

Nijmegen, I. van Campen 1772

8vo, 2 (of 4) parts in 1 volume, half calf. (5), 80,(3); (4),92 pages, 1 engraved folding map of Africa, Europe and Asia, 1 map of central America and 17 (folding) plates. Several plates/text leaves frayed etc; paper over covers lacking; spine damaged.

Dutch translation by W. Sewel. Two parts only, but complete in themselves. "Dampier was the best known, and probably the most intelligent of the famous group of buccaneers that tormented the Spaniards in the South Sea from 1680 to 1720. His industry in taking notes of all he saw was equalled by his pains in preserving them from destruction".

€ 850


Dapper, Olfert

Gedenkwaerdig bedryf der Nederlandtsche Oost- Indische Maetschappye, op de Kuste en in het Keizerrijk van Taising of Sina

Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs 1670 first edition

“behelzende het tweede gezandschap aen den onder-koning Singlamong en veldheer Taising Lipoui; door Jan van Kampen en Konstantyn Nobel: vier en zestig, op de kuste van Sina, en ontrent d'eilanden Tayowan, Formosa vervolgt met een verhael van het voorgevallen des jaers zestien hondert drie en, Ay en Quemuy, onder 't gezag van Balthasar Bort: en het derde gezandschap aen Konchy, Tartarsche keizer van Sina en Oost-Tartarye: onder beleit van zijne ed. Pieter van Hoorn: beneffens een beschryving van geheel Sina”

Large 4to, full calf, rubbed etc. with raised bands, richly decorated gilt back, upper part of first free endpaper torn off, margins waterstained in places, a bit browned/foxed. Complete with engraved frontispiece, double page map, 38 plates (most are double-page or folding) and 57 half-page illustrations.

€ 5.600


Dapper, O.

Naukeurige Beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche Gewesten

Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs 1676 second revised edition

“van Egypten, Barbaryen, Libyen, Biledulgerid, Negroslant, Guinea, Ethiopien, Abyssinie: Vertoont In de Benamingen, Grenspalen, Revieren, Steden, Gewassen, Dieren, Zeeden, Drachten, Talen, Rijkdommen, Godsdiensten en Heerschappyen./ Naukeurige Beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche Eylanden: als Madagaskar, of Sant Laurens, Sant Thomee, d'eilanden van Kanarien, Kaep de Verd, Malta, en andere”.

4to, contemporary blind stamped vellum with manuscript title, restorations, new ties and endpapers. Frontispiece with marginal loss laid down, title, Aen den Lezer (3), Privilegie, 428; 349,(17); (2),121,(4) pages. With 14 double-page maps, 28 double-page views/ plates and many in text engravings. Good copy with scattered soiling and marginal water staining.

An English translation was published as “Africa: being an accurate description” by John Ogilby. “important gathering of European knowledge of the African continent, with a striking array of illustrations … and a significant series of maps”. Attention is given to many explorers.

€ 7.500


Dapper, Olfert

Naukeurige Beschryving van Asie

Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs 1680

"Behelsende De Gewesten van Mesopotamie, Babylonie, Assyrie, Anatolie, Of Klein Asie: Beneffens Eene volkome Beschrijving van gansch Gelukkigh, Woest, en Petreesch of Steenigh Arabie."

Folio. Modern blindstamped sheep in antique style, new marbled endpapers. [8], 357, [3], 324, [4] pages, including engraved additional title. Complete with 12 double-page engraved plates, 3 double-page maps and 23 text illustrations. Very good copy with scattered some browning and spotting..

Olfert Dapper (1636-1689), Dutch physician and scholar, devoted most of his life to geographical studies without ever leaving his home town of Amsterdam. Using the most reliable eye-witness accounts and his own extensive library of travel books he composed authoratitive works on Asia, Africa and America.

€ 3.800


Davis, John

Tracks of McKinlay and Party across Australia

London, Sampson Low, Son & Co 1863 first edition

“By John Davis, one of the expedition. Edited from Mr. Davis's Manuscript Journal; with an Introductory View of the Recent Australian Explorations of McDoualI Stuart, Burke and Wills, Landsborough, Etc., by William Westgarth, Author of ''Victoria and the Australian Gold Mines,'' Etc. With Map and Illustrations.”

8vo, original green cloth, a little rubbed and marked. xvi, 408, 16 pages with a tinted lithograph frontispiece (foxed) and 13 tinted lithograph plates, some with original tissue guard. Large folding map loose in the endpocket.

First edition of this elaborate and substantial work: the only London publication relating to the expedition, it was based on the papers of John Davis, a member of MeKinlay's expedition. Davis's papers were edited and arranged by the noted Victorian pioneer, business man and historian, William Westgarth, who also provided an introductory account of recent Australian exploration. Davis' book is, by default, the 'formal' journal of this important expedition.

€ 650


Davis, Rear Admiral C. H.

Narrative of the North Polar Expedition. U. S. Ship Polaris, Captain Charles Francis Hall Commanding

Washington, Government Printing Office 1876 first edition

4to, publisher’s green cloth gilt, rubbed. 696 pages with 2 steel engraved plates, 35 wood engraved plates, 6 maps, 2 photolithographs and several wood engraved text illustrations. Front endpapers a bit damaged, text block clean.

The work is a well-illustrated account of the expedition, the sledge and boat journeys, scientific activities, the death of Hall on the expedition, with an extended review of his work, the attempted voyage south, drift of the ice-floe party to the Labrador coast, and the rescue of both parties and the subsequent inquiry.

€ 350


Delegorgue, L. A. J.

Voyage dans l'Afrique Australe notamment dans le territoire de Natal dans celui des Cafres Amazoulous et Makatisses et jusqu'au tropique du Capricorne Durant les années 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843 et 1844

Paris, A. René et Ce 1847, first edition 2 volumes signed presentation

8vo, quarter black leather gilt, rubbed, edges gilt. 580, 622 pages, 2 folding maps, frontispiece portrait of the author, 8 tinted lithographic plates. Some light foxing. There is a presentation inscription signed by the author in each volume but the name of the person to whom the book was presented has been removed. It reads: 'Offert par Delegorgue a son ami C......... le 26 aout 1847.'

"An important work on Natal and Zululand in the nineteenth century. The author arrived in Cape Town in 1838 and describes the affairs of the Cape in detail and then travelled to Zululand where he witnessed the wars between the Zulu and Boer...."

€ 650


Denham, Major Dixon / Clapperton, Hugh / Oudney

Narrative of travels and discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the years 1822, 1823, and 1824

London, Murray 1826 first edition

Large 4to, calf with original spine neatly rebacked. xlviii, 335; (2), 269 (1) pages with 37 (1 coloured) plates and a large folging map. Map with foxing, plates mainly in the margins.

The authors crossed the Sahara from Tripoli and reached Lake Chad in 1823. Denham discovered River Benue. Oudney died in January 1824. At Sokoto, Clapperton learnt that River Niger's outlet was in the Gulf of Guinea.

€ 1.250


Departement van Oorlog and others
Verslag van de Militaire Exploratie van Nederlandsch-Nieuw-Guinee 1907-1915
Weltevreden, Landsdrukkerij 1920 first edition

“met medewerking van andere departementen en van het Bataviaasch genootschap van kunsten en wetenschappen, samengesteld door het Departement van oorlog in Nederlandsch-Indië.”
8vo, original boards. (2), 440 pages with 9 maps 9 in 4 parts in endpocket), 166 photo’s and 10 sketches. Good copy with some traces of use.


Dixon, James

Narrative of a voyage to New South Wales, and Van Dieman's Land, the ship Skelton, during the Year 1820

Edinburgh, printed by Hay Gall & Co for J. Anderson 1822 first edition

“With observations on the state of these colonies, and a variety of information, calculated to be useful to emigrants. with an appendix containing governor McQuarle's report regarding Van Dieman's Land, tables of the population, list of articles suitable for exportation, &c. &c.”

8vo, modern panelled leather with gilt lettered spine. Without the frontispiece and the 4 advertorial pages at the end. Title backed with thin paper, first leaves with worming, a few scattered faint library stamps of the Victoria Public Library 1887. From the library of Boudewijn Buch.

“A notable and much-prized rarity: but lacks the frontispiece portrait of Cobawn Wogy that is frequently missing. This is one of the earliest accounts of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land by a private individual and one of very few accounts of the colonies under the enlightenend administration of Governor Lachlan Macquarie. The long appendix contains Macquarie's report on Van Diemen's Land.”

€ 1.800


Dumont d'Urville, M. (J. S. C.)

Voyage pittoresque autour du monde. Resumé général des voyages de découvertes

Paris, Furne et Cie. 1839 2 volumes

“de Magellan , Tasman , Dampier , Anson , Byron , Wallis , Carteret , Bougainville , Cook , Laperouse , G.Bligh , Vancouver , d'Entrecasteaux , Wilson , Baudin , Flinders , Krusenstern , Porter , Kotzebue , Freycinet , Bellinghausen , Basil Hall , Duperrey , Paulding , Beechey , Dumont D'Urville , Lutke , Dillon , Laplace” etc etc.

4to, contemporary half gilt morocco with restauration. viii, 576; 584 pages with 2 steel engraved frontispieces and 142 wood engraved plates (incl. 6 folding maps). Volume 1 bookblock bound upside down.

€ 390


Duse, S. A.

Unter Pinguinen und Seehunden. Erinnerungen von der Schwedischen Sudpolexpedition 1901-1903

Berlin, Verlag Wilhelm Baenich 1905 first edition

8to, original cloth rubbed. (viii), 262 pages with 80 plates, clean interior.

“Despite its end and the great hardships endured, the expedition would be considered a scientific success, with the parties having explored much of the eastern coast of Graham Land. The expedition, which also recovered valuable geological samples and samples of marine animals, earned Nordenskjöld lasting fame at home, but its huge cost left him greatly in debt.”

€ 290


Dijk, Jan van

Lotgevallen van een Nederlandschen Kolonist in de binnenlanden van Zuid-Afrika

Rotterdam, Nijgh 1858 first edition

"bewerkt met gebruikmaking van de werken van de werken van Cumming, Anderson, Gerard, Livingston, en anderen”.

8vo, cloth worn. 380 pages with many illustrations. Fair. Rare.

Tiele 344 writes that Van Dijk really existed.....  A second edtion appeared in 1881.

€ 190


Earl, G. Windsor

Enterprise in Tropical Australia

London, Madden and Malcolm 1846 first edition

8o, original cloth. 177 pages plus the publisher’s catalogue of new books for Jan, 1 1846, with two folding maps (one handcoloured in outline).

First edition: first issue, of this very scarce account of the second attempted settlement of Port Essington on the Cobourg Peninsula from 1838 to 1849. Eye witness information on the settlement garrison. Information on the success and failures of Melville Island settlement, the troubles with settlement at Raffles Bay, the loss of the Lady Nelson and the Stedcombe and the shipping movements in and around Torres strait. Nice folding map at the front of south east Asia into Australia and another of the Cobourg Peninsula. Windsor Earl was linguist to the North Australian Expedition and Commissioner of Crown Lands for Port Essington.

€ 450


Eilerts de Haan, J. G. W. J.

Verslag van de Expeditie naar de Suriname-Rivier (30 Juni - 20 November 1908)

Leiden, KNAG E.J. Brill 1910

8vo, modern dark blue wrappers. Complete with 127 pages, 2 folding maps, folding sketch and photos.

In 1908 Eilerts de Haan led an expedition in Suriname to the source of the Suriname River. During the expedition a river was discovered on October 16, which he called the Lucie River. Extracted from “Tijdschrift van het Koninklijk Nederlandsch Aardrijkskundig Genootschap”.

€ 140


Ellis, Henrik

Reize naar de baai van Hudson, ter ontdekkinge van eenen Noord-Wester doortogt

Leiden, Elias Luzac 1750 first Dutch edition

"gedaan in de jaaren 1746 en 1747 met de schepen de Dobbs-Galley en de California [...]. Opgeheldert met kopere plaaten en een nieuwe en verbeeterde kaart van de Baai van Hudson en de aangrenzende landstreeken".

8vo, 14x23cm, half calf with marbled boards, uncut. Spine and marbled papers worn, lacking free endpaper, rebacked preserving most of the spine. xxxii, 440 pages with a map and 9 plates in excellent condition.

"Ellis joined this expedition, consisting of the vessels Dobbs and California, which left Gravesend in May, 1746 under Captains Moor and Smith. They stopped at Yarmouth and then crossed the ocean; passing through Hudson's Straits they were finally forced by bad weather to winter in Hayes River, about three miles above Fort York. In the spring of 1747, when the ice broke up, they reprovisioned at the Fort and started on their way. The results of the expedition were limited, but they did put an end to the theory that the North West Passage lay through Hudson's Bay. The ships returned to England in 1747 and Ellis published this work the following year."

€ 1.350


Ellis, Henry

Voyage en Chine, ou journal de la derniere ambassade anglais a la cour du Pekin

Paris, Delaunay 1818 first French edition 2 volumes

8vo, 13x21 cm, contemporary half leather bindings with marbled paper boards and gilt decoration. One vignette with damage, one of the spine ends expertly restored. viii, 340; 398 pages with engraved portrait and 7 engraved plates (views) plus 3 folding maps. Textpages clean except for a scattered spot. Maps and plates sometimes with light spotting.

The maps include one very large (42x55 cm) foldout map of East China, also showing the Yellow Sea and Formosa. The first English edition appeared a year earlier with the title "Journal of the proceedings of the late Embassy to China". Account of the events and adventures surrounding the embassy of Earl Amherst's to China in 1816, sent out by King George III to protest ill-treatment of British subjects. Sir Henry Ellis, a noted diplomat and historian, served as the third commissioner. Amherst and his retinue were sent home in disgrace after he refused to "kow-tow" (nine strikings of the forehead on the ground) at his presentation to the Emperor Khien Lung in Peking. As if this humiliation was not enough, their ship, the Alceste, was wrecked off the coast of Sumatra on the return voyage. On the return voyage the ship stopped at St. Helena; included in the text is Sir Henry's interview with Napoleon Bonaparte.

€ 950


Ellis, William

Polynesian Researches, during a Residence of Nearly Six Years in the South Sea Islands

London, Fisher Son & Jackson 1829 first edition

8vo, original cloth rebacked, rubbed. xvi, 536; viii, 576 pages. Engraved frontispieces, 2 maps (1 folding) and 7 plates, plates and titles discoloured due to tissue guards, offsetting. New endpapers.

"One of the most important books on the history and ethnology of the Society Islands by one of the most perceptive of the missionary travellers in the Pacific". Ellis stayed at Tahiti from 1817-1822, during which time he took notes on all kinds of subjects concerning the South Sea islands. Throughout the text Ellis refers and compares between the Tahitian and Hawaiian islands.

€ 470


Ellis, Ref. William

Three Visits to Madagascar During the Years 1853-1854-1856 Including a Journey to the Capital with Notices of the Natural History of the Country and of the Present Civilisation of the People

London, John Murray 1858, first edition first impression

8vo, publisher’s cloth. xvii, (2), 470, 2 (ads) pages with folding frontispiece, map and many (in text) illustrations. Very good with some traces of use. Ex libris Edward Brown Lees of Thurland Castle.

Arriving in 1853, to investigate whether Christians were being maltreated, he was rebuffed by officials in attempting to establish a mission and refused permission to go to the capital. Establishing a temporary base in Mauritius, he again sought entry to Madagascar, but was refused. He made a third visit in 1856, but Queen Ranavalona I permitted him only a one-month stay.

€ 240


Elmslie, W. A.

Among the Wild Ngoni. Being some chapters in the history of the Livingstonia Mission in British Central Africa

Edinburgh and London, Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier 1899 first edition

8vo, original decorated covers. 320 pages, large coloured folding map and 14 photographs. Very good copy of a scarce title. "The sphere chosen by the Livingstonia Mission [named after Dr Livingstone] was the west shore of Lake Nyasa, an inland sea some 400 miles long, discovered by Livingstone and Dr Stewart, and in 1875 the 'Ilala', bearing the pioneers of the mission, Dr Laws and his helpers, steamed into the Lake and took possession for Christ."

€ 150


Elphinstone Mountstuart

Tableau du royaume de Caboul et de ses dependances dans la Perse, la Tartarie et l'Inde

Paris, Nepveu 1817 first French edition

"offrant les moeurs, usages et costumes de cet empire, traduit et abrege de l'anglais par M. Breton".

12mo, 13x9 cm, recent marbled wrappers in original style, 3 parts in 1 volume: xliv, 189 (3); (4), 222, (2); (4), 223, (1) pages with 14 handcoloured costume plates. Some traces of use, but overall very good.

Mountstuart was appointed the first British envoy to the court of Kabul, Afghanistan with the object of securing a friendly alliance with the Afghans against Napoleon's planned advance on India. However this proved of little value, because Shah Shuja was driven from the throne by his brother before it could be ratified.

€ 1.150


Elton, J. Frederick

Travels and Researches among The Lakes and Mountains of Eastern & Central Africa

London, John Murray 1879 first edition

“edited and completed by H.B. Cotterill”

8vo publisher’s decorated cloth, minor traces of use. xxii, 418 pages, 3 folding maps, 14 plates and 33 in text.

As British consul to Mozambique he set off in 1877 to visit the British mission stations on Lake Nyassa, explore the lake and surrounding country and ascertain the possibility of a route from the north end of the lake to Quiloa, at which seaport he proposed to embark in a steamer for Zanzibar. His mission to the chiefs and the circumnavigation of the lake were successfully accomplished, but with the land journey he encountered difficulties. The country was devastated by wars among the different tribes and Elton was compelled to travel by a circuitous route to the north. There he collapsed from malaria and died. His journals were arranged, edited and completed by his hunting companion, H.B. Cotterill.

€ 550


Fennekol, F. W.

Proeve over de kust van Guinea

's Gravenhage, J. Immerzeel 1831 first edition

8vo, original boards with wear. 154, (2) pages, partly unopened.

Fennekol was Dutch official on the Gold Coast, where he planted a cotton plantation in 1766, born in Elmina on the coast of Guinea in 1761 and was in 1795 among the provisional representatives of Holland.

€ 250


Fermin, Philippe

Description generale, historique, geographique, et physique de la colonie de Surinam

Amsterdam, Chez E. van Harrevelt 1769 first edition 2 volumes

“Contenant Ce qu'il y a de plus Curieux de plus Remarquable, touchant sa Situation, ses Rivieres, ses Fortresses: son Gouvernement & sa Police; avec les moeurs & les usages des Habitants Naturels du pais & des Europeens qui y sont etablis; ainsi que des Eclaircissements sur l'oeconomie generale des Esclaves Negres, sur les plantations & leurs Produits, les Arbres Fruitiers, les Plantes Medecinales, & toutes les diverses Especes d'animaux qu'on y trouve, & c. Enrichie de Figures, & d'une Carte Topographique du pais.”

8vo, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments, a couple of worm-tracks, extremities rubbed. xxiv, 252; (4) 352 pages. Half-titles present, folding engraved map (with marginal repair), 3 folding engraved plates. Exlibris Franz Pollack-Parnau. Very good.

€ 1.600