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        Viagens extensas e dilatadas do celebre Arabe Abu-Abdallah, mais conhecido pelo nome de Ben-Batuta. . Tomo I[-II]. Lisbon, Typografia da academia, 1840-1855. Small 4to (21 x 15.5 cm). Non matching brown paper wrappers.

      - Innocêncio 2613-2614; List NYPL Arabia, p. 167 (vol 1 only); Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 8 (vol. 1 only); cf. Howgego, to 1800, B47. First and only edition of the Portuguese translation (from an Arabic manuscript) of the travel account of Abu Abdullah Mohammed ibn Batuta (1304-1368/69), known in the West as the Islamic Marco Polo. Once little-known, his account of his travels was discovered in the 19th century and has now become a classic of travel literature. At the time of publication, Moura's translation was the most complete edition in any language. "While on a pilgrimage to Mecca he [Ibn Batuta] made a decision to extend his travels throughout the whole of the Islamic world. Possibly the most remarkable of the Arab travellers, he is estimated to have covered 75,000 miles in forty years" (Howgego). His account, known as the Rihla, is esteemed for its lively descriptions of his travels, giving notable information on the history, geography and botany of the countries and cities Ibn Batuta visited.The wrapper of volume 2 has some damage to the spine, otherwise good. With only a few spots in one leaf of volume 1 and an occasional spot in volume 2. A very good copy, wholly untrimmed and unopened.

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        Opera. Ex antiquis monimentis illustrata cura, studio & sumtibus Henrici Justice

      Bruxellis: J.L. De Boubers, n.d., 1800. First Justice edition, 5 volumes, 8vo, contemporary full straight-grain morocco, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-paneled spines; engraved throughout, and printed on rectos only, with title vignettes, head- and tail-pieces, and historiated initials by G.M. Pitteri after Fidance and C.F. de La Traverse; folding map in vol. II engraved by Herman Condet; vol. V has imprint "aere & sumtibus Guilielmi Iustice, Henr.F." and his dedication, dated The Hague, 1765; spine a little darkened, but overall a very good set, each volume with the engraved bookplate of William Everett. The last volume is an index by Chr. Saxius; it also contains Justice's dedication of the work to Catharine II the Great of Russia. A reimpression of the original edition of 1757-1765, with de Boubers' imprint added at foot of the title-pages.

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        [Title in Russian followed on the same page by:] Traité d'alliance défensive conclu entre leurs majestés, Empereur de toutes les Russies et le Roi de Prusse le 16/28 Juillet 1800.St Petersburg, Imperial Printing Office, 1801. Folio (29.5 x 21.5 cm). Treaty between Russia and Prussia in Russian and French in 2 parallel columns in cyrillic (left) and roman (right) types. Loose bifolia (and 1 singleton leaf).

      KVK & WorldCat (State Library, Moscow only); not in G.F. von Martens, Recueil des principaux traités ... Rare first and only edition, in Russian and French, of a defensive alliance concluded at St Petersburg between Tsar Pavel I of Russia and King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia on 28 July 1800 (16 July by the Julian calendar used in Russia until the Revolution), revising that concluded on 27 July/7 August 1792 following the Polish-Russian War. The 1792 treaty allied was drawn up when the parties were subjugating the once great and powerful Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, dissolved with its third partition in 1795. Nine months after Napoleon seized power in a coup d'état, these allies faced a much more dangerous foe. In spite of the greatly different political and military context, the treaty largely repeated the XIV articles of the 1792 treaty, but added a new article VIII (concerning the governance and provisioning of the army) and revised articles I, VII, XXII-XIV (this last group becoming XXIII-XV). We have found no other copy outside the Russian State Library in Moscow.Slightly browned and with an occasional minor marginal stain or tattered edge and the gutter folds somewhat weak, but otherwise in very good condition. Rare first and only edition (in Russian and French) of an 1800 treaty between Russia and Prussia, revising their 1792 treaty in the new political situation.

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        Handgeschriebenes Kochbuch - Süsse Suppen, Pastetlein, Fleischspeisen, Mehlspeisen, Cremes+Gelees, Getränke, Torten, Kleines Backwerk, Arzneien

      OA ca1800, OA - PP, 257 handgeschrieben Seiten, schöne Schrift, neu gebunden ca. 1900, schönes Exemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De uytnemende en seer vvonderlijcke zee-en-landt-reyse van de heer Ludovvyck di Barthema, van Bononien, Ridder &c. Gedaen inde Morgenlanden, Syrien, vrughtbaer en woest Arabien, Perssen, Indien, Egypten, Ethiopien en andere. Utrecht, Gerard Nieuwenhuysen and Willem Snellaert, 1654. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 4 engraved plates. Re-cased in contemporary vellum.

      Tiele, Bibl. 1128; cf. Howgego, to 1800, V15; Lach I, pp. 164-166. Second Dutch translation of a highly important and adventurous narrative containing the first recorded visit of a non-Muslim to Mecca. Ludovico di Varthema or Barthema (ca. 1468-1517) sailed from Venice to Egypt in 1502 and travelled through Alexandria, Beirut, Tripoli, and Aleppo, arriving in Damascus in April 1503. Here he enrolled in the Mameluke garrison and proceeded overland to Khaybar, Medina and Mekka, thereby becoming the first European to enter the two holiest cities of Islam. His travels furthermore took him to South Arabia, Shiraz (Persia), India, Goa, Cochin, and supposedly the Malay isthmus, Sumatra, Banda, the Moluccas, the Spice Islands, Borneo, Java and Malacca. He finally returned to Lisbon in 1508. "Varthema's Itinerario, first published in 1510, had an enormous impact at the time, and in some respects determined the course of European expansion towards the Orient" (Howgego). His account, moreover, contains a detailed description of Mecca and the Islamic pilgrimage, and four evocative plates (including an illustration of a Sati ritual).Plates shaved, head of title-page reinforced, otherwise in good condition.

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        Das Gesamtwerk - Druckgraphik ( 2 Bde) signiert , Bildhauerei mit gr. Vorsatzzeichnung und Widmung + Schriften ( signiert )

      Ca. 1800 Seiten gebundene Ausgabe Alfred Hrdlicka , das Gesamtwerk . Enthalten : Bildhauerei - mit einer Widmung und einer großen Handzeichnung für den Veranstalter einiger Hrdlicka Ausstellungen . Desweiteren die beiden Bände Druckgraphik im Schuber ( ein Band ist signiert und datiert ) und der Band Schriften , ebenfalls signiert und datiert. Alle Bände in schönem sauberen Zustand bei leichten üblichen Gebrauchspuren. Der SU des Bandes Schriften und Bildhauerei leicht gilbrandig . Kanten des Pappschubers Druckgraphik etwas bestossen.Im Scan die Vorsatzzeichnung und Widmung des Bandes Bildhauerei. ( Versandkosten Österreich 13,50 Euro ) F204

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        De uytnemende en seer vvonderlijcke zee-en-landt-reyse van de heer Ludovvyck di Barthema, van Bononien, Ridder &c. Gedaen inde Morgenlanden, Syrien, vrughtbaer en woest Arabien, Perssen, Indien, Egypten, Ethiopien en andere. Utrecht, Gerard Nieuwenhuysen and Willem Snellaert, 1654. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 4 engraved plates. Re-cased in contemporary vellum.

      Tiele, Bibl. 1128; cf. Howgego, to 1800, V15; Lach I, pp. 164-166. Second Dutch translation of a highly important and adventurous narrative containing the first recorded visit of a non-Muslim to Mecca. Ludovico di Varthema or Barthema (ca. 1468-1517) sailed from Venice to Egypt in 1502 and travelled through Alexandria, Beirut, Tripoli, and Aleppo, arriving in Damascus in April 1503. Here he enrolled in the Mameluke garrison and proceeded overland to Khaybar, Medina and Mekka, thereby becoming the first European to enter the two holiest cities of Islam. His travels furthermore took him to South Arabia, Shiraz (Persia), India, Goa, Cochin, and supposedly the Malay isthmus, Sumatra, Banda, the Moluccas, the Spice Islands, Borneo, Java and Malacca. He finally returned to Lisbon in 1508. "Varthema's Itinerario, first published in 1510, had an enormous impact at the time, and in some respects determined the course of European expansion towards the Orient" (Howgego). His account, moreover, contains a detailed description of Mecca and the Islamic pilgrimage, and four evocative plates (including an illustration of a Sati ritual).Plates shaved, head of title-page reinforced, otherwise in good condition.

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        Advis . envoyé de Paquin cité de la Chine, au R.P. Loys de Gusman . Sur le succes de la religion chrestienne au royaume de la Chine. De l'entree d'aucuns peres de ladire compagnie en la cour du roy, & de plusieurs choses memorables, qu'ils ont veu en ce païs.Lyon, Pierre Rigaud, 1607. 12mo. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment, remains of ties.

      - De Backer & Sommervogel VI, col. 173; Howgego, to 1800, P15. First edition in French, of an account of the Jesuit mission in China, written by the Spanish Jesuit Diego de Pantoja (1571-1618). Pantoja was sent to Japan in 1596, but ended up in China, where he accompanied Matthieu Ricci (1552-1610), establishing the Jesuit mission in Beijing. "In 1602 Pantoja wrote an account of the progress of the Chinese mission in a letter from Peking to Luis de Guzman, the provincial of Toledo. It was to become one of the most popular and widely read of the Jesuit letterbooks: an extract was printed by Guerreiro in 1603, then it was published in full at Seville in 1605. Apart from detailing the progress of Ricci's expedition, it also provides some of the most accurate information on China to be found in the first half of the seventeenth century" (Howgego).With a small blank slip on the title-page covering an owner's inscription. Title-page with a restoration in the outer margin, just touching the woodcut device, an inkstain on the opening flyleaf and the title-page and some minor browning. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The travels of Ibn Batuta; translated from the abridged Arabic manuscript copies, preserved in the public library of Cambridge. With notes, illustrative of the history, geography, botany, antiquities, &c. occurring throughout the work.London, printed for the Oriental Translation Committee (colophon: by J.L. Cox). Large 4to (32 x 26). With various passages including the original Arabic text. Later half calf.

      Howgego, to 1800, B47. First edition of the first substantial English translation of the travel account of Abu Abdullah Mohammed ibn Batuta (1304-1368/69), known in the West as the Arabian Marco Polo, with extensive footnotes. "While on a pilgrimage to Mecca he made a decision to extend his travels throughout the whole of the Islamic world. Possibly the most remarkable of the Arab travellers, he is estimated to have covered 75,000 miles in forty years" (Howgego). His journeys included trips to North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa and Eastern Europe in the West, and to the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China. The account known as the Rihla, is esteemed for its lively descriptions of his travels, giving notable information on the history, geography and botany of the countries and cities Ibn Batuta visited. He describes, for example, the city of Aden as follows: "From this place I went to the city of Aden, which is situated on the sea-shore. This is a large city, but without either seed, water, or tree. They have, however, reservoirs, in which they collect the rain-water for drinking. Some rich merchants reside here: and vessels from India occasionally arrive here. The inhabitants are modest and religious" (p. 55).Endpapers, half-title and subscription leaf foxed, some spots on the title-page, otherwise a very good copy, only slightly trimmed leaving generous margins. Binding very good as well.

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        Voyage en Sibérie fait, par ordre du roi en 1761; contenant les mœurs, les usages des Russes, et l'état actuel de cette puissance; la description géographique & le nivellement de la route de Paris à Tobolsk; l'histoire naturelle de la même route; des observations astronomique, & des expériences sur l'electricité naturelle ...Paris, Debure (printed by Didot), 1768. 2 text volumes (the first in 2 parts) in 3 volumes & 1 atlas volume. Imperial 4to (33.5 x 24.5 cm). With engraved frontispiece, 56 finely engraved views and maps (4 double-page, 52 full-page) and 1 engraved table in the text volumes. The atlas with engraved frontispiece and 30 folding maps, including a large map of Kamchatka (87 x 65.5 cm), some with highlights in hand-colouring. The text volumes in gold-tooled contemporary mottled calf. Rebacked, with the original backstrips laid down. The atlas recased in contemporary mottled, gold-tooled calf.

      Cat. Russica C493; Hill 277; Howgego, to 1800, C101 & K37. First edition of Chappe d'Auteroche's account of his scientific expedition to Siberia, illustrated with dozens of remarkably skilful and evocative illustrations. Abbé Jean Chappe d'Auteroche, a French astronomer, was sent to Siberia to observe the transit of Venus, which was due in June 1761. From St Petersburg Chappe d'Auteroche sledged to Tobolosk, where he spent several months, observing the transit and carrying out a large number of scientific measurements. The first volume details the journey, with descriptions of Siberia's geography, natural history, and the culture of its inhabitants. The plates include maps, portraits of native inhabitants in their respective dress, views of cities and villages and several illustrations of experiments with lightning.Volume two is the first unabridged French translation of a renowned description of Kamchatka by Stepan Petrovich Krasheninnikov, translated from the original Russian.Slightly browned, some spotting, some maps in the atlas with a tear along the folds, one map with restorations. The text volumes neatly rebacked, as noted, and slightly rubbed. The atlas with new endpapers and the maps pasted on new stubs, the front hinge with two old restorations. First edition of a great account of Siberia.

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        Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert konstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten, gewassen en platen, die daer gevonden worden ...Amsterdam, Willem and David Goeree for the author, 1711. Folio (40x25.5 cm). With engraved frontispiece by Bernard Picart, engraved author's portrait, 2 folding engraved maps, 109 engraved plates (13 folding, 55 double-page, 41 full-page) and 36 engraved illustrations in text. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum.

      Howgego, to 1800, B177; Klaversma & Hannema 310; STCN (9 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 209. First edition of one of the most richly illustrated accounts of a voyage to Russia, Persia and adjacent countries and territories by the Dutch artist and traveller Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1726/27). De Bruyn sailed for Archangel in 1701, proceeding to Moscow, where he stayed for over a year. In 1703 he left Moscow, traveling by way of Asia Minor (Turkey) to Persia, where he remained until 1705. After nearly a year in Isfahan, he headed for Persepolis, the ancient Achaemenid palace complex, the ruins of which had his special interest. He spent three months there, carefully drawing the ruins of the palace, the remaining reliefs and cuneiform inscriptions. His drawings of these ruins are the first reliable pictures of this palace made accessible for Western scholars. Leaving Persia in 1705 he proceeded to India, Ceylon and the East Indies. He returned by much the same route, residing in Persia in 1706 and 1707, visiting, amongst other things, the ruins of Pasaragdes. The plates include large folding views of Moscow and Isfahan (194x40.5 cm!), portraits of Samoyeds, as well as many illustrations of local flora and fauna. Title-page with 1.5 cm trimmed off the lower margin and mounted on similar old paper, the lower corners of four preliminary leaves crudely reinforced, some plates with folds reinforced as well, and plate 127 with a part of the margin torn-off, just touching the image; otherwise a good copy with some occasional spots. Front hinge partly cracked, the binding slightly soiled and lacking the clasp, but still firm and good.

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        [Album with a series of 27 original drawings designed for Poeppig's Reise in Chile, Peru und auf dem Amazonstrome während der Jahre 1827-32 ].[South America, 1825-1831]. Oblong large folio (43 x 56 cm). With 27 original drawings in various mediums and various sizes mounted on leaves of 43 x 56 cm, most in a finished state and signed and dated. Late 19th-century or early 20th-century gold-tooled red morocco, front cover and spine with gilt-lettered title, gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers (Riviere & Son). Preserved in modern red cloth box.

      Cf. Borba de Moraes, p. 681; Bosch I, 411; Engelmann I, p. 202; Howgego, 1800-1850, P31; Sabin 63629. Splendid and unique set of original drawings by Eduard Friedrich Poeppig (1798-1868), made for his celebrated account of his expedition to Peru, Chile, the Andes and the Amazon basin. The collection includes 26 landscapes and outdoor scenes and 1 portrait, of which 9 were actually lithographed and published in Poeppig's narrative Reise in Chile, Peru, und auf dem Amazonstrom (Leipzig, 1835-36). The others do not appear in the book, so that they add even more to our knowledge, and include landscapes of Cuba and North America. Most of the accurate and lively drawings (in pencil, pen and ink and wash) are in a finished state: ready for translation by the lithographer or engraver with the title and Poeppig's name at the foot.Poeppig began in Cuba in 1825 but worked mostly in South America, making geographical, botanical and zoological studies, describing over 4,000 types of plants, investigating Incan ruins, and travelling the length of the Amazon River by raft and canoe. He returned to Germany in 1832. "The account of his expedition and the botanical surveys he published are comparable to the work of Humboldt" (Borba de Moraes).The drawings overall in very good condition. The binding has its posterior inner hinge restored, but is otherwise also very good.

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        Journael oft daghelijcx-register van de voyagie na Rio de Plata, ghedaen met het schip ghenoemt de Silveren Werelt, ...Amsterdam, Cornelis Claesz. (colophon: printed by Cornelis Claesz., bookseller), 1603. Oblong 4to (18.5 x 24.5 cm). With a large engraving on the title-page, 5 engraved plates (1 nautical chart and 4 views, numbered [1], 2-3, [4], 5). Plate 4 sophisticated from a later edition. 17th-century(?) gold-tooled vellum, each board with an arabesque centrepiece and double fillets, cloth ties, later endpapers.

      Alden & Landis 603/88; Borba de Moraes, pp. 640-641 ("very rare"); Sabin 57901; STCN (5 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 835; WorldCat (3 copies, incl. 2 the same); cf. Howgego, to 1800, G25. Rare first edition of the account of one of the most famous and one of the earliest Dutch voyages to South America, written by the captain of the smallest of the 2 ships that made up the expedition, Hendrick Ottsen. The 2 ships were called De Gulden Werelt and De Silveren Werelt ("The Golden World" and "The Silver World"), and they were fitted out by Admiral Laurens Bicker (1563-1606) and Pieter Gerritsz Ruytenburch for the purpose of trading with Guinea on the West coast of Africa and the Rio de la Plata in South America, with Bicker himself as the commander of the expedition and Cornelis van Heemskerk (1573-1618?), the brother of the famous Jacob van Heemskerk, as the "commies" (merchant) on De Silveren Werelt . It is the first printed account of a Dutch voyage to South America, and proved to be very important for later voyages, as the account includes a nautical chart and an extensive description of the harbour and city of Buenos Aires, founded only 20 years earlier, which is, as such, "one of the earliest descriptions of Buenos Aires" (Howgego).Although the first plate is numbered "2", the second plate (unnumbered) was apparently intended as plate 1. Plate 4, showing 2 natives of Rio de la Plata, is a sophistication (without number or caption), printed either from the heavily reworked original copper plate or from a copy engraved at a later date. It is printed on 18th-century paper, watermarked with a crowned "GR" (for George I, crowned Prince-Elector of Hanover 1708 and King of England 1714), vaguely similar to Heawood 3150, 3154, 3697, 3702 and 3715 (dated 1724-1776). Imprint on title-page shaved. Further in good condition and attractively bound.

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        Collectio nova patrum et scriptorum Graecorum, Eusebii Caesariensis, Athanasii, & Cosmae Aegyptii.Paris, Claudius Rigaud, 1707. 2 volumes. Folio. With 4 engraved plates, and 3 woodcut illustrations in the text. Each volume with an engraved headpiece, the first incorporating the coat of arms of Pope Clement XI, and the second that of Jean-Paul Bignon. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine and binding edges.

      Howgego, to 1800, C199; cf. Cridle, Christian topography of Cosmas (1897); for Montfaucon: Sandys II, pp. 385-388. First edition, second issue, of a monumental collection of Greek voyages, often overlooked in the literature, including the first complete edition of Cosmas of Alexandria's celebrated Christiana topographia . Cosmas, a merchant from Alexandria, sailed in the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf and visited Ethiopia ca. 530. Though he was known as "Indicopleustes", or Indian Voyager, it is doubtful whether he actually visited India. In his Christiana topographia Cosmas aimed to show that the earth was flat and the cosmos shaped like rectangular vaulted box. Several of the engravings in the present volume, reproduced from a manuscript, illustrate this view. One shows the earth as a rectangle with three notches, one notch representing the ArabianGulf, and the whole surrounded by an ocean, with in the east another rectangle representing Paradise, out of which four rivers flow into the inhabited world.Slightly browned, with some occasional minor foxing or thumbing, and some faint stains, otherwise in very good condition. Binding also very good, only slightly rubbed and the spine of the second volume slightly damaged at the head.

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        Voyage a l'Oasis de Thèbes et dans les déserts situés a l'orient et a l'occident de la Thébaïde, fait pendant les années 1815, 1816, 1817 et 1818. Paris, Royal press, 1821. With 24 numbered engraved plates, including 2 engraved maps (1 folding), 1 plate coloured by hand and 1 double-page. With: (2) CAILLIAUD, Frédéric and Bernardino DROVETTI. Voyage a l'Oasis de Syouah ... pendant leurs voyages dans cette oasis, en 1819 et en 1820.Paris, Rignoux, 1823. With 20 numbered plates (1 engraved map and 19 lithographed plates). 2 works in 1 volume. Folio. Contemporary green goatskin morocco, richly gold-tooled spine.

      Howgego, 1800-1850, C1; ad 1: Blackmer 268; cf. Gay 1967 (1822 ed.); Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 113 (1822 ed.); not in Atabey; ad 2: Gay 2515; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 113. Ad 1: first edition of the account of Cailliaud's travels in the Oasis of Thebes and his expedition to locate the ancient emerald mines of the Red Sea coast. Together with an account of Drovetti's discovery of the Oasis of Dakel. The plates include a map of the Eastern Desert ("Déserts fréquentés par les Arabes A'babdeh") and plans and beautiful views of antiquities discovered.Ad 2: after Cailliaud returned to Paris in 1819 he went back to Egypt on an official mission to continue the exploration of Egypt and its monuments in areas where Napoleon's scholars had been unable to penetrate. He set out on a journey to the oasis of Siwa, where he studied the temple of Umm al-Ibeida. Afterwards he joined up with Drovetti, who was part of the Hasan Bey expedition, a military expedition to get control over the inhabitants of Siwa. The plates include a map of the Siwa Desert and plans and beautiful views of antiquities discovered.The journals and notes of Cailliaud and Drovetti were edited and published by Edme-François Jomard.Some foxing, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding also very good.

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        Voyage en Sibérie fait, par ordre du roi en 1761; contenant les mœurs, les usages des Russes, et l'état actuel de cette puissance; la description géographique & le nivellement de la route de Paris à Tobolsk; l'histoire naturelle de la même route; des observations astronomique, & des expériences sur l'electricité naturelle ...Paris, Debure (printed by Didot), 1768. 2 text volumes (the first in 2 parts) in 3 volumes & 1 atlas volume. Imperial 4to (33.5 x 24.5 cm). With engraved frontispiece, 56 finely engraved views and maps (4 double-page, 52 full-page) and 1 engraved table in the text volumes. The atlas with engraved frontispiece and 30 folding maps, including a large map of Kamchatka (87 x 65.5 cm), some with highlights in hand-colouring. The text volumes in gold-tooled contemporary mottled calf. Rebacked, with the original backstrips laid down. The atlas recased in contemporary mottled, gold-tooled calf.

      Cat. Russica C493; Hill 277; Howgego, to 1800, C101 & K37. First edition of Chappe d'Auteroche's account of his scientific expedition to Siberia, illustrated with dozens of remarkably skilful and evocative illustrations. Abbé Jean Chappe d'Auteroche, a French astronomer, was sent to Siberia to observe the transit of Venus, which was due in June 1761. From St Petersburg Chappe d'Auteroche sledged to Tobolosk, where he spent several months, observing the transit and carrying out a large number of scientific measurements. The first volume details the journey, with descriptions of Siberia's geography, natural history, and the culture of its inhabitants. The plates include maps, portraits of native inhabitants in their respective dress, views of cities and villages and several illustrations of experiments with lightning.Volume two is the first unabridged French translation of a renowned description of Kamchatka by Stepan Petrovich Krasheninnikov, translated from the original Russian.Slightly browned, some spotting, some maps in the atlas with a tear along the folds, one map with restorations. The text volumes neatly rebacked, as noted, and slightly rubbed. The atlas with new endpapers and the maps pasted on new stubs, the front hinge with two old restorations. First edition of a great account of Siberia.

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        Reys-togten naar en door Oost-Indien; in welke, de voornaamste landen, koningryken, steden, eylanden, bergen, en rivieren, met haare eigenschappen, beneffens de wetten, godsdiensten, zeden en dragten der inwoonders, en wat verder zoo van dieren, vrugten, en planten aanmerkelyks in die gewesten is; naauwkeurig word beschreven ...Amsterdam, Andries van Damme, 1708. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With engraved frontispiece (giving the title as "Gedenkwaardige reysen naar Oost-Indien"), engraved author's portrait, 43 engraved plates (including 16 double-page and 2 larger folding) and 4 engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine and board edges.

      Howgego, to 1800, S66; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 284; STCN (6 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 990. Second edition of a popular account of the extensive travels of Wouter Schouten (1639-1704), a ship's surgeon in service of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1658 in India, the East Indies and the Far East. He visited Colombo (Sri Lanka), the Malabar coast, Bengal, Arakan, Batavia, Formosa (Taiwan), Sumatra, the Moluccas and Amboina. He describes the cities he visited, often illustrated as well, and gives description of the inhabitants, commenting on their food, dress, religion, customs, etc. The second "book" includes extensive references to Arabia and Persia, describing the Arabian Peninsula, the Red Sea, Medina (including Muhammad's tomb), Aden, Mocha and Socotra (Yemen). "Schouten was an observant traveler who explored inland into the environs of nearly every port-of-call, sometimes by himself or with a small group of comrades. His narrative, full of anecdotes as well as information gleaned about countries he had not visited, became particularly popular with readers in the eighteenth century, when it was republished in no fewer than seven editions" (Howgego).With a manuscript inscription in ink on first flyleaf. Only very slightly browned, with a few small spots and the last six quires with a water stain in the upper half. Binding slightly worn along the extremities, a small tear at the top and bottom of the spine. Overall in very good condition, with broad margins.

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        Expédition dans les parties centrales de l'Amérique du Sud, de Rio de Janeiro a Lima, et de Lima au Para; exécutée par ordre du gouvernement Français pendant les années 1843 a 1847. Paris, P. Bertrand, 1850-1859. 7 parts in 15 volumes. 8vo (6 vols.), 4to (7 vols.), folio (2 vols.). With 493 lithographed and tinted lithographed plates and maps, including 401 partly or completely hand-coloured. Later rust-red half morocco.

      Borba de Moraes, pp. 167-168; Howgego, 1800-1850, C14; Nissen, ZBI 88-89; Sabin 11411. First edition, beautifully illustrated, of the reports of the most important scientific expedition to South America in the 19th century, led by the French naturalist Francis de Castelnau (1810-1880). The scientific results of this expedition are of considerable importance. Besides the zoological, botanical, mineralogical and ethnographical collections he brought to Europe, Castelnau provided a wealth of information with the astronomical, barometrical, hydrographical and hydraulic observations and determinations he made. The beautifully coloured plates make it a desired work for bibliophiles as well. During their travels Castelnau and his men gathered an enormous amount of information through meteorological, magnetic, botanical and zoological observations. They lost a great deal of their work when Indians killed one of the expedition members and destroyed most of his records of the astronomical and barometrical observations. Fortunately his minutes were saved and with considerable effort the reports of the expedition were completed. The expedition ended when Castelnau returned to France in 1848. Fine, complete set. The binding with occasional small chips or minor abrasions, but still very good.

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        Narrative of voyages to explore the shores of Africa, Arabia, and Madagascar; performed in H.M. ships Leven and Barracouta.London, Richard Bentley, 1833. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 5 full-page lithographed plates, 4 folding engraved maps, 5 wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary grey boards. First volume rebacked. Untrimmed.

      Gay, Bibl. de l'Afrique et l'Arabe 101; Howgego, 1800 to 1850, O1; cf. Marshall, "European travellers in Oman and Southeast Arabia 1792-1950", in: Bidwell et al. (eds), New Arabian Studies 2 (1994), pp. 10-11. First edition of Owen's account of his voyage to survey the coast of East Africa, Madagascar and Oman. Owen set out on 1 January 1824 to survey the coast of Oman. He began at Ras al Hadd, continuing to Masirah Island and along the coast past Ras Markhaz and the Khurya Muriya Islands to Ras Mirbat, from where he sailed back to the African coast by way of Socotra. When in Bombay to take on supplies, Owen had encountered a delegation of Mazrui, an Omani-Arabic clan that lived in the region of Mombasa, seeking British protection against the threat of Said bin Sultan, Sultan of Muscat and Oman. Owen, recognizing an opportunity to establish a British colony in Africa, set sail for Mombasa, where he was welcomed by a letter from Sheikh Sulaiman bin Ali al-Mazrui. However, the British government, honouring its treaty with the Sultan of Oman, did not formally recognize the colony and withdrew the British flag. Said bin Sultan immediately jumped to the occasion, sending several expeditions to the Mazrui until he ruled over the entire coast. The first volume includes references to pearl fishery in Bahrein.With Bentley's 24-page publisher's advertisement tipped in volume 1. Each title-page with embossed owner's stamp, each volume with contemporary owner's entry on first page. Some spotting, boards worn, spine-labels slightly tattered.

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        Relation du voyage et retour des Indes Orientales pendant les années 1690. & 1691.Paris, the widow of Jean-Baptiste Coignard; Brussels, George de Backer, 1692. 12mo. Contemporary vellum.

      Polak 7721; Howgego, to 1800, C166-167; Lach & Van Kley III, p. 431; not in Cordier, Indosinica. Second edition, published in the same year as the first, of a rare account of a voyage to the East Indies (1690-1691) under command of the French naval officer Abraham Duquesne-Guiton, the son of the famous protestant French naval officer Abraham Duquesne. In 1690 a fleet of six ships was despatched under Duquesne-Guiton to rescue the Siam mission and to pick up company goods stored in India. The Siam enterprise had met with disaster due to the political upheavals in Siam during 1688. During this voyage the fleet visited Cape Verde, Madagascar, Pondicherry and Ceylon. After coasting southern India and attacking a few places, the ships returned to France in 1691 via America (the islands Ascension and Martinique) with a valuable cargo. The author describes in detail the natives, and the difficulties the encountered during the voyage, observations on the fauna, the battles with the English and the Dutch, etc.Title-page slightly thumbed and a faint waterstain in the first few leaves, otherwise in very good condition. Binding with a brown patina and a few smudges, but otherwise good.

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        Sechzehenjährige Reise nach Indien; Aus dem Holländischen nach der 2. Ausg. übersetzt: Nebst einem Auszuge aus Jakob Frankens unglücklichen Reise in den Jahren 1756-1760.Leipzig, Christian Gottlob Hilscher, 1771. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved plates (a map of the coast of Malabar & Coromandel, and a map & coastal view). Modern mottled boards with grey label on spine.

      Mendelssohn I, pp. 425-426; cf. Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 294 & 295 (Dutch editions); Tiele, Bibl. 213 (Dutch edition); not in Howgego, to 1800. Very rare German translation of the second Dutch edition of a 16-year voyage in the East Indies ( Zestien jaarige reize naa de Indiën , Haarlem, 1757; first published as Aanmerckelyke ontmoetingen in de zestien jaarige reize naar de Indiën, Haarlem, 1744), together with the unfortunate voyage of Jacob Franken in the years 1756-1760. Jacob de Bucquoy (b. 1693), a surveyor and cartographer for the Dutch East India Company (VOC), relates remarkable adventures, including attacks by pirates during his travels from 1720 to 1735 via the Cape of Good Hope to Goa, Madagascar, the African and Malabar coasts, the Dutch trading station at Delagoa Bay (now Maputo Bay in Mozambique), abandoned in 1730, and Batavia. The unfortunate voyage of Jacob Franken with the ship de Naarstigheid (first published Haarlem, 1761) describes the voyage from Batavia along the coast of Bengal to Holland in the years 1756 to 1760. Small tear in folding map. Good copy of this narrative on a voyage to the East Indies by Jacob de Bucquoy.

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        Voyages du R.P. Emanuel Crespel, dans la Canada et son naufrage et revenant en France. Mis au jour par le Sr. Louis Crespel.Frankfurt am Main, Heinrich Ludwig Broener, 1752. Small 8vo (16 x 9 cm). Contemporary boards, covered with gold-brocade paper with a floral pattern coloured in a calico pattern.

      Howes C-880; Howgego, to 1800, C218; Huntress 49C; Sabin 17476; cf. Streeter, Americana 122. Second edition of Crespel's account, edited by his brother Louis. Emmanuelle Crespel (1703-1775) sailed for Quebec in the Chameau in 1724. Two years later he was ordained priest and subsequently served at Fort Richelieu. While in Canada he accompanied a punitive expedition to raid the Fox Indians (in present-day Wisonsin), who were disrupting French trade around Lake Michigan. "Crespel's account provides the only account of that expedition" (Howgego). Crespel was called back to France in 1736 and left Quebec in the Renommée , which was wrecked on the southern tip of Anticosti Island after 11 days. He wintered in Anticosti, surviving famine, illness and the harrowing cold, finally reaching France in 1737.Crespel relates these adventures in the form of letters written from Paderborn (Germany) in 1742 to his brother Louis, who inscribed the present copy.With modern bookplate. In very good condition with only some minor browning and staining. The binding slightly chafed and the foot of the spine chipped. Crespel's "relation is an important supplement to those of Sagard and Le Clerq on the same region" (Streeter).

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        Voyage en Sibérie fait, par ordre du roi en 1761; contenant les mœurs, les usages des Russes, et l'état actuel de cette puissance; la description géographique & le nivellement de la route de Paris à Tobolsk; l'histoire naturelle de la même route; des observations astronomique, & des expériences sur l'electricité naturelle Paris, Debure (printed by Didot), 1768. 2 text volumes (the first in 2 parts) in 3 volumes & 1 atlas volume. Imperial 4to (33.5 x 24.5 cm). With engraved frontispiece, 56 finely engraved views and maps (4 double-page, 52 full-page) and 1 engraved table in the text volumes. The atlas with engraved frontispiece and 30 folding maps, including a large map of Kamchatka (87 x 65.5 cm), some with highlights in hand-colouring. Th

      - Cat. Russica C493; Hill 277; Howgego, to 1800, C101 & K37. First edition of Chappe d'Auteroche's account of his scientific expedition to Siberia, illustrated with dozens of remarkably skilful and evocative illustrations. Abbé Jean Chappe d'Auteroche, a French astronomer, was sent to Siberia to observe the transit of Venus, which was due in June 1761. From St Petersburg Chappe d'Auteroche sledged to Tobolosk, where he spent several months, observing the transit and carrying out a large number of scientific measurements. The first volume details the journey, with descriptions of Siberia's geography, natural history, and the culture of its inhabitants. The plates include maps, portraits of native inhabitants in their respective dress, views of cities and villages and several illustrations of experiments with lightning.Volume two is the first unabridged French translation of a renowned description of Kamchatka by Stepan Petrovich Krasheninnikov, translated from the original Russian.Slightly browned, some spotting, some maps in the atlas with a tear along the folds, one map with restorations. The text volumes neatly rebacked, as noted, and slightly rubbed. The atlas with new endpapers and the maps pasted on new stubs, the front hinge with two old restorations. First edition of a great account of Siberia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Afhandling om coffardiskibes construction. Copenhagen, printed by Bianco Lunos for the author, 1842-1843. 2 parts in 1 volume. Large 4to (32.5 x 24 cm). With 7 numbered lithographed plates in the first part (including 5 folding and 4 in red & black) and 10 numbered lithographed plates in the second part (including 9 folding and 5 in red & black). Also with 7 double-page tables in the first part and 2 double-page tables in the second part. Somewhat later tree-pattern tanned sheepskin, richly gold-tooled spine, with the original gray printed wrappers on paper-boards bound in.

      - Bruzelius, p. 152; KVK/WorldCat (7 copies); E.M. Nielsen, Skibsbygning i Danmark: Om træskibets konstruktionshistorie ca. 1800-1920, pp. 139-140. Rare first and only edition of a work on the construction of merchant ships by the royal Danish shipbuilder Diderich Hansteen Funch (1791-1856). Funch was both a master shipbuilder at the royal dockyard, and a reputable author, known for several books on shipbuilding. The work is divided into two parts, the first covering the ship's hull and the second its masting and rigging. It "contains a complete system for the determination of all of a ship's calculated figures as well as its shape. The latter can be ascertained by consulting a table and following certain rules. Ships designed according to Funch's system had parabolic waterlines and curves; all the curves were thus mathematically determined. Funch's system seems to have influenced ship design in the provinces from about 1830 to 1845-50. Sheer draughts from the period show that the ships had parabolic curves as well as the fish shape prescribed by Funch. The interdependent proportions of the hull are also recognisable as the ones stipulated by Funch" (Nielsen).With the bookplate of the Swedish shipbuilder Nils Ljungzell (1885-1964) on pastedown, library stamp on title-page and a deaccession stamp on the title-pages of both parts. Slightly browned, some occasional minor spots, and a minor water stain in the foot margin of the second part (not affecting the plates). Good copy.

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        Narrative of voyages to explore the shores of Africa, Arabia, and Madagascar; performed in H.M. ships Leven and Barracouta.London, Richard Bentley, 1833. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 5 full-page lithographed plates, 4 folding engraved maps, 5 wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary grey boards. First volume rebacked. Untrimmed.

      - Gay, Bibl. de l'Afrique et l'Arabe 101; Howgego, 1800 to 1850, O1; cf. Marshall, "European travellers in Oman and Southeast Arabia 1792-1950", in: Bidwell et al. (eds), New Arabian Studies 2 (1994), pp. 10-11. First edition of Owen's account of his voyage to survey the coast of East Africa, Madagascar and Oman. Owen set out on 1 January 1824 to survey the coast of Oman. He began at Ras al Hadd, continuing to Masirah Island and along the coast past Ras Markhaz and the Khurya Muriya Islands to Ras Mirbat, from where he sailed back to the African coast by way of Socotra. When in Bombay to take on supplies, Owen had encountered a delegation of Mazrui, an Omani-Arabic clan that lived in the region of Mombasa, seeking British protection against the threat of Said bin Sultan, Sultan of Muscat and Oman. Owen, recognizing an opportunity to establish a British colony in Africa, set sail for Mombasa, where he was welcomed by a letter from Sheikh Sulaiman bin Ali al-Mazrui. However, the British government, honouring its treaty with the Sultan of Oman, did not formally recognize the colony and withdrew the British flag. Said bin Sultan immediately jumped to the occasion, sending several expeditions to the Mazrui until he ruled over the entire coast. The first volume includes references to pearl fishery in Bahrein.With Bentley's 24-page publisher's advertisement tipped in volume 1. Each title-page with embossed owner's stamp, each volume with contemporary owner's entry on first page. Some spotting, boards worn, spine-labels slightly tattered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reis naar de noord-west kust van Amerika. Gedaan in de jaren 1785, 1786, 1787 en 1788.Amsterdam, Matthijs Schalekamp, 1795. 4to. With folding engraved map (34.5 x 46 cm) showing the routes of the ships King George and Queen Charlotte, 1 plate with engraved music and 8 folding engraved plates (last plate partly hand-coloured). Modern red half leather.

      - Forbes 253 (cf. 177); Howgego, before 1800, P141; Sabin 64395; Tiele, Bibl. 878. First edition of the Dutch translation of Portlock's account of "the first commercial voyage to the northwest coast [of America] and the first English voyage to visit Hawaii after that of Captain James Cook" (Forbes). The object of the voyage was to trade furs between China and the northwest coast of America. The expedition was fitted out with two ships, the King George commanded by Portlock and the Queen Charlotte by George Dixon: both commanders had accompanied Captain Cook on his last voyage. They rounded Cape Horn and sailed for the northwest coast of America by way of Hawaii. The expedition cruised Cook Inlet and the Gulf of Alaska and the King George called three times at Hawaii, visiting Kealakekua, Aohu, Niihau, Kawaihae, Waimea and Kauai. The plates include an illustration of Hawaiian artefacts and a portrait of Hawaiian chief Kiana (here spelled "Tijaana") in feather cape and helmet. Slightly browned, some marginal stains, occasional foxing and small spots. In good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language.London, John Murray, 1818. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Mariner by Bragg after Mouchet, and a folding engraved map of the Tonga Islands. 19th-century half calf.

      - Forbes 487; Hill 1076; Kroepelien 819; cf. Howgego, 1800-1850, M14. Second enlarged edition of an account containing an elaborate dictionary and grammar of the Tonga language as well as several songs. Volume two, moreover, includes some interesting notes on James Cook, who had named the Tonga Islands the Friendly Islands in remembrance of the friendly reception accorded to him and his crew. With inscription on endpapers and title-pages; volume 1 lacking half-title; spines chafed. Very good set with the armorial bookplate of the Tennant family on front pastedown.

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        Die Gesantschaft der Ost-Indischen Geselschaft in den Vereinigten Niederländern, an den Tartarischen Cham, und nunmehr auch Sinischen Keyser, verrichtet durch die Herren Peter de Gojern, und Jacob Keisern. Itzund zum zweiten mahle hier und dar verbessert, und üm ein guhtes theil vermehret, heraus gegeben.Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1669. Folio (31 x 21 cm). With engraved title-page, engraved author's portrait, large folding engraved map of China, 34 double-page engraved plates and 110 half-page engravings in the text (topographic, botanical & zoological, costume, architectural, etc.), all coloured by a contemporary hand. The engraved title-page shows the Emperor of China with what must be Blaeu's 68 cm terrestrial globe (showing India & Ceylon, Southeast Asia, China, Japan & Korea, the East Indies and western Australia). Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards.

      Cordier, Sinica, col. 2346; Howgego, to 1800, G85 & N25; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 541 note; Tiele, Bibl. 801 note; Walravens, China illustrata 64. Second edition of the German translation of "the definitive account" (Howgego) of the embassy that the VOC (Dutch East India Company) sent to the Emperor of China, the entire trip occupying the years 1655 to 1657. Nieuhof's eyewitness account was the first extensively illustrated book describing China and is, among works on China, "bis heute eines der bedeutendsten und gesuchtesten" (Walravens). The second part gives a general description of the Chinese empire, including botany and zoology. The first part covers the East Indies and Southeast Asia before going on to China itself. Japan, Korea and Formosa appear as well.Nieuhof (1618-1672) joined the VOC in Batavia by 1655 after an earlier voyage to Brazil with the West India Company. He served as steward, artist and chronicler on Pieter de Goyer and Jacob de Keyzer's VOC embassy to the Chinese Emperor. While the embassy was more successful than the Russian one shortly before (which was not even granted an audience), the Jesuits in the Chinese court hindered contacts between the Emperor and the Protestant Dutch as much as they could. The party nevertheless got a more intimate view of China than almost any other Dutch visitors of the 17th century, and the breadth of Nieuhof's interests and the large number of drawings he made provided a wealth of new material that makes the present work an essential primary source. Nieuhof apparently didn't return to the Netherlands until 1670, but sent his manuscript and drawings.Slightly thumbed, some occasional browning and minor foxing, a few water stains, restorations to the engraved title-page and the folding map with folds reinforced, still a good copy and the binding in very good condition. An essential primary source for any study of seventeenth-century China and especially its relations with the Netherlands, coloured by a contemporary hand.

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        [Album with a series of 27 original drawings designed for Poeppig's Reise in Chile, Peru und auf dem Amazonstrome während der Jahre 1827-32 ].[South America, 1825-1831]. Oblong large folio (43 x 56 cm). With 27 original drawings in various mediums and various sizes mounted on leaves of 43 x 56 cm, most in a finished state and signed and dated. Late 19th-century or early 20th-century gold-tooled red morocco, front cover and spine with gilt-lettered title, gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers (Riviere & Son). Preserved in modern red cloth box.

      Cf. Borba de Moraes, p. 681; Bosch I, 411; Engelmann I, p. 202; Howgego, 1800-1850, P31; Sabin 63629. Splendid and unique set of original drawings by Eduard Friedrich Poeppig (1798-1868), made for his celebrated account of his expedition to Peru, Chile, the Andes and the Amazon basin. The collection includes 26 landscapes and outdoor scenes and 1 portrait, of which 9 were actually lithographed and published in Poeppig's narrative Reise in Chile, Peru, und auf dem Amazonstrom (Leipzig, 1835-36). The others do not appear in the book, so that they add even more to our knowledge, and include landscapes of Cuba and North America. Most of the accurate and lively drawings (in pencil, pen and ink and wash) are in a finished state: ready for translation by the lithographer or engraver with the title and Poeppig's name at the foot.Poeppig began in Cuba in 1825 but worked mostly in South America, making geographical, botanical and zoological studies, describing over 4,000 types of plants, investigating Incan ruins, and travelling the length of the Amazon River by raft and canoe. He returned to Germany in 1832. "The account of his expedition and the botanical surveys he published are comparable to the work of Humboldt" (Borba de Moraes).The drawings overall in very good condition. The binding has its posterior inner hinge restored, but is otherwise also very good.

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        Album with a series of 27 original drawings designed for Poeppig's Reise in Chile, Peru und auf dem Amazonstrome während der Jahre 1827-32].[South America, 1825-1831]. Oblong large folio (43 x 56 cm). With 27 original drawings in various mediums and various sizes mounted on leaves of 43 x 56 cm, most in a finished state and signed and dated. Late 19th-century or early 20th-century gold-tooled red morocco, front cover and spine with gilt-lettered title, gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers (Riviere & Son). Preserved in modern red cloth box.

      - Cf. Borba de Moraes, p. 681; Bosch I, 411; Engelmann I, p. 202; Howgego, 1800-1850, P31; Sabin 63629. Splendid and unique set of original drawings by Eduard Friedrich Poeppig (1798-1868), made for his celebrated account of his expedition to Peru, Chile, the Andes and the Amazon basin. The collection includes 26 landscapes and outdoor scenes and 1 portrait, of which 9 were actually lithographed and published in Poeppig's narrative Reise in Chile, Peru, und auf dem Amazonstrom (Leipzig, 1835-36). The others do not appear in the book, so that they add even more to our knowledge, and include landscapes of Cuba and North America. Most of the accurate and lively drawings (in pencil, pen and ink and wash) are in a finished state: ready for translation by the lithographer or engraver with the title and Poeppig's name at the foot.Poeppig began in Cuba in 1825 but worked mostly in South America, making geographical, botanical and zoological studies, describing over 4,000 types of plants, investigating Incan ruins, and travelling the length of the Amazon River by raft and canoe. He returned to Germany in 1832. "The account of his expedition and the botanical surveys he published are comparable to the work of Humboldt" (Borba de Moraes).The drawings overall in very good condition. The binding has its posterior inner hinge restored, but is otherwise also very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage autour du monde, pendant les anneés 1790, 1791 et 1792, par Étienne Marchand, précédé d'une introduction historique; auquel on a joint des recerches sur les terres Australes de Drake, et un examen critique du voyage de Roggeween. Paris, De l'imprimerie de la République, [1798-1800]. 6 volumes: 5 text volumes and 1 atlas. Large 8vo (23 x 15 cm) and 4to atlas. With 3 folding tables with vocabulary in 3rd volume and 15 engraved maps and 1 engraved plate in atlas volume. Contemporary light brown calf, spine gilt with star and flower pattern and 2 red morocco title labels, gilt ornamental borders on sides, gilt board edges, gilt inner dentelles with meander pattern, g.e. (COURTEVAL).

      Forbes 293; Howes F-195; O'Reilly & Reitman 618; Sabin 44491; cf. Lada-Mocarski 54 (4to edition); Howgego, to 1800, M44. A renowned account of the first French commercial voyage to the Pacific Northwest, under command of Étienne Marchand. The main objective of the voyage was to trade fur from North America with Cantonese merchants and to return with Chinese merchandise for the home market. The narrative "added considerably to the scanty knowledge of Northwest America" (Howes). It includes a learned and valuable introduction in which Fleurieu discusses early navigators to the North Pacific, including Drake, Bering, Cook, La Pérouse and Malespina. The subsequent volumes contain a discussion of Roggeveen's discoveries, detailed descriptions of Norfolk Sound, Sitka, the Queen Charlotte Islands (today's Haida Gwaii), valuable hydrographical and nautical information, as well as observations on natural history. The maps depict Alaska and the northwest coast, the Marquesas and Hawaii. "This is a very important and authoritative work for the history of the northwest coast" (Lada-Mocarski).A 4to edition in four volumes was published simultaneously.Splendid set on large paper in beautiful bindings.

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        Advis ... envoyé de Paquin cité de la Chine, au R.P. Loys de Gusman ... Sur le succes de la religion chrestienne au royaume de la Chine. De l'entree d'aucuns peres de ladire compagnie en la cour du roy, & de plusieurs choses memorables, qu'ils ont veu en ce païs.Lyon, Pierre Rigaud, 1607. 12mo. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment, remains of ties.

      De Backer & Sommervogel VI, col. 173; Howgego, to 1800, P15. First edition in French, of an account of the Jesuit mission in China, written by the Spanish Jesuit Diego de Pantoja (1571-1618). Pantoja was sent to Japan in 1596, but ended up in China, where he accompanied Matthieu Ricci (1552-1610), establishing the Jesuit mission in Beijing. "In 1602 Pantoja wrote an account of the progress of the Chinese mission in a letter from Peking to Luis de Guzman, the provincial of Toledo. It was to become one of the most popular and widely read of the Jesuit letterbooks: an extract was printed by Guerreiro in 1603, then it was published in full at Seville in 1605. Apart from detailing the progress of Ricci's expedition, it also provides some of the most accurate information on China to be found in the first half of the seventeenth century" (Howgego).With a small blank slip on the title-page covering an owner's inscription. Title-page with a restoration in the outer margin, just touching the woodcut device, an inkstain on the opening flyleaf and the title-page and some minor browning. A very good copy.

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        Journael ende historis verhael van de reyse gedaen by oosten de Straet Le Maire, naer de custen van Chili . inden jare 1643 voor gevallen. Including: [VRIES, Maerten Gerritsz.]. Als mede een beschryvinghe van het eylandt Eso, ghelegen ontrent dertigh mylen van het machtigh Rijcke van Japan . soo als eerst in 't selvige jaer door het schip Castricum bezeylt is.Amsterdam, Broer Jansz., 1646. 4to. With 2 folding engraved maps and a folding engraved plate. Modern wrappers, in cloth clamshell box.

      - Cordier, Japonica, cols. 354-355; Howgego, to 1800, B169, V63; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 372; Muller, America 358 ("of the highest interest"); Sabin 8427; STCN (7 copies). First edition of the account of the charting voyage by Maerten Gerritsz. Vries (1589-1646) to the north of Japan, together with the popular account of a Dutch West India Company voyage to Chile under Hendrik Brouwer (1581-1643). Brouwer, one of the directors of the Dutch West India Company, acted as the commander of a fleet of six ships, specially sent to the western coast of South America to activate the trade between the Dutch and the natives. During this voyage, which resulted in the first place in a better knowledge of that coast, Brouwer died at Chiloe and was buried at Valdivia in August 1643. Appended to that journal is the very important account of a charting voyage to Japan. That same year (1643) Maerten Gerritsz. Vries, got "instructions from Governor Van Diemen . to examine the countries to the north of Japan and to assess their economic and trading potential, particularly with regard to mineral wealth" (Howgego). He visited Hokkaido (Yezo) and Sakhalin, discovered the islands Iturup and Urup and gave his name to the strait between those islands. La Pérouse considered him one of the most eminent seafarers of his time. A couple of leaves slightly browned and a few occasional spots and smudges, otherwise a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        De uytnemende en seer vvonderlijcke zee-en-landt-reyse van de heer Ludovvyck di Barthema, van Bononien, Ridder &c. Gedaen inde Morgenlanden, Syrien, vrughtbaer en woest Arabien, Perssen, Indien, Egypten, Ethiopien en andere. Utrecht, Gerard Nieuwenhuysen and Willem Snellaert, 1654. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 4 engraved plates. Re-cased in contemporary vellum.

      - Tiele, Bibl. 1128; cf. Howgego, to 1800, V15; Lach I, pp. 164-166. Second Dutch translation of a highly important and adventurous narrative containing the first recorded visit of a non-Muslim to Mecca. Ludovico di Varthema or Barthema (ca. 1468-1517) sailed from Venice to Egypt in 1502 and travelled through Alexandria, Beirut, Tripoli, and Aleppo, arriving in Damascus in April 1503. Here he enrolled in the Mameluke garrison and proceeded overland to Khaybar, Medina and Mekka, thereby becoming the first European to enter the two holiest cities of Islam. His travels furthermore took him to South Arabia, Shiraz (Persia), India, Goa, Cochin, and supposedly the Malay isthmus, Sumatra, Banda, the Moluccas, the Spice Islands, Borneo, Java and Malacca. He finally returned to Lisbon in 1508. "Varthema's Itinerario, first published in 1510, had an enormous impact at the time, and in some respects determined the course of European expansion towards the Orient" (Howgego). His account, moreover, contains a detailed description of Mecca and the Islamic pilgrimage, and four evocative plates (including an illustration of a Sati ritual).Plates shaved, head of title-page reinforced, otherwise in good condition.

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        Collectio nova patrum et scriptorum Graecorum, Eusebii Caesariensis, Athanasii, & Cosmae Aegyptii.Paris, Claudius Rigaud, 1707. 2 volumes. Folio. With 4 engraved plates, and 3 woodcut illustrations in the text. Each volume with an engraved headpiece, the first incorporating the coat of arms of Pope Clement XI, and the second that of Jean-Paul Bignon. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine and binding edges.

      - Howgego, to 1800, C199; cf. Cridle, Christian topography of Cosmas (1897); for Montfaucon: Sandys II, pp. 385-388. First edition, second issue, of a monumental collection of Greek voyages, often overlooked in the literature, including the first complete edition of Cosmas of Alexandria's celebrated Christiana topographia. Cosmas, a merchant from Alexandria, sailed in the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf and visited Ethiopia ca. 530. Though he was known as "Indicopleustes", or Indian Voyager, it is doubtful whether he actually visited India. In his Christiana topographia Cosmas aimed to show that the earth was flat and the cosmos shaped like rectangular vaulted box. Several of the engravings in the present volume, reproduced from a manuscript, illustrate this view. One shows the earth as a rectangle with three notches, one notch representing the ArabianGulf, and the whole surrounded by an ocean, with in the east another rectangle representing Paradise, out of which four rivers flow into the inhabited world.Slightly browned, with some occasional minor foxing or thumbing, and some faint stains, otherwise in very good condition. Binding also very good, only slightly rubbed and the spine of the second volume slightly damaged at the head. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The travels of Ibn Batuta; translated from the abridged Arabic manuscript copies, preserved in the public library of Cambridge. With notes, illustrative of the history, geography, botany, antiquities, &c. occurring throughout the work.London, printed for the Oriental Translation Committee (colophon: by J.L. Cox). Large 4to (32 x 26). With various passages including the original Arabic text. Later half calf.

      - Howgego, to 1800, B47. First edition of the first substantial English translation of the travel account of Abu Abdullah Mohammed ibn Batuta (1304-1368/69), known in the West as the Arabian Marco Polo, with extensive footnotes. "While on a pilgrimage to Mecca he made a decision to extend his travels throughout the whole of the Islamic world. Possibly the most remarkable of the Arab travellers, he is estimated to have covered 75,000 miles in forty years" (Howgego). His journeys included trips to North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa and Eastern Europe in the West, and to the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China. The account known as the Rihla, is esteemed for its lively descriptions of his travels, giving notable information on the history, geography and botany of the countries and cities Ibn Batuta visited. He describes, for example, the city of Aden as follows: "From this place I went to the city of Aden, which is situated on the sea-shore. This is a large city, but without either seed, water, or tree. They have, however, reservoirs, in which they collect the rain-water for drinking. Some rich merchants reside here: and vessels from India occasionally arrive here. The inhabitants are modest and religious" (p. 55).Endpapers, half-title and subscription leaf foxed, some spots on the title-page, otherwise a very good copy, only slightly trimmed leaving generous margins. Binding very good as well. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert konstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten, gewassen en platen, die daer gevonden worden .Amsterdam, Willem and David Goeree for the author, 1711. Folio (40x25.5 cm). With engraved frontispiece by Bernard Picart, engraved author's portrait, 2 folding engraved maps, 109 engraved plates (13 folding, 55 double-page, 41 full-page) and 36 engraved illustrations in text. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum.

      - Howgego, to 1800, B177; Klaversma & Hannema 310; STCN (9 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 209. First edition of one of the most richly illustrated accounts of a voyage to Russia, Persia and adjacent countries and territories by the Dutch artist and traveller Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1726/27). De Bruyn sailed for Archangel in 1701, proceeding to Moscow, where he stayed for over a year. In 1703 he left Moscow, traveling by way of Asia Minor (Turkey) to Persia, where he remained until 1705. After nearly a year in Isfahan, he headed for Persepolis, the ancient Achaemenid palace complex, the ruins of which had his special interest. He spent three months there, carefully drawing the ruins of the palace, the remaining reliefs and cuneiform inscriptions. His drawings of these ruins are the first reliable pictures of this palace made accessible for Western scholars. Leaving Persia in 1705 he proceeded to India, Ceylon and the East Indies. He returned by much the same route, residing in Persia in 1706 and 1707, visiting, amongst other things, the ruins of Pasaragdes. The plates include large folding views of Moscow and Isfahan (194x40.5 cm!), portraits of Samoyeds, as well as many illustrations of local flora and fauna. Title-page with 1.5 cm trimmed off the lower margin and mounted on similar old paper, the lower corners of four preliminary leaves crudely reinforced, some plates with folds reinforced as well, and plate 127 with a part of the margin torn-off, just touching the image; otherwise a good copy with some occasional spots. Front hinge partly cracked, the binding slightly soiled and lacking the clasp, but still firm and good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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