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1723 - 2056     FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS

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71/1723 De aardbol Magazijn van hedendaagsche land en volkenkunde Vol 4 6 8 and 9 71/1723 De aardbol Magazijn van hedendaagsche land en volkenkunde Vol 4 6 8 and 9
71/1723 De aardbol. Magazijn van hedendaagsche land- en volkenkunde. Vol. 4, 6, 8 and 9. Amst., J.H. Laarman, 1841-1854, 4 parts in 6 vols., (fold.) engr. maps, num. portraits, views and ills., contemp. unif. gilt hcl. w. 2 mor. letterpieces, 4to.

- (Sl.) foxed/ yellowed as usual. Backstrips sl. discoloured; bindings w. minor imperfections.

= 4. Luxemburg, België, Groot-Brittanje en Ierland; 6. Oost- en Noord-Europa (3 vols.); 8. Afrika; 9. Amerika en Australië.

€ (80-100) 80
71/1724 De aarde en haar volken. Year 1865-1895, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1905 and 1912-1919. Haarlem, Tjeenk Willink etc., 1865-1919, 43 vols., num. (woodengr.) plates and ills., orig. mainly unif. gilt dec. cl., 4to.

- Occas. w. (sm.) defects. Mostly fine. Sold as a periodical, not subject to return.

= Hemels/ Vegt I, p.91-93.

€ (100-150) 100
71 1725 Africa  Dapper O 71 1725 Africa Dapper O
71 1725 Africa  Dapper O 71 1725 Africa Dapper O
71 1725 Africa  Dapper O 71 1725 Africa Dapper O
71 1725 Africa  Dapper O 71 1725 Africa Dapper O
71/1725 [Africa]. Dapper, O. Naukeurige Beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche Gewesten van Egypten, Barbaryen, Libyen, Biledulgerid, Negroslant, Guinea, Ethiopiën, Abyssinie: vertoont in de Benamingen, Grenspalen, Steden, Revieren, 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. Amst., J. van Meurs, 1668, 2 parts in 1 vol., (6),728,(18); (2),120[=128],(4)p., engr. frontisp., title-vignette, fold. general map, 14 double-p. maps, 28 double-p. plates, large number of half-p. ills., contemp. calf w. richly gilt spine, gilt boardedges, folio.

- Pastedowns partly loosening; partly waterstained in lower outer corners; six maps sl. frayed along outer margin. Corners showing; spine-ends chipped; backstrip sl. worn; lower edge frontcover w. sm. dam. spot. Despite defects a fine, complete copy.

= The rare first edition. Tiele 296/ 297; Paulitschke 190. Cat. NHSM, Mendelssohn, Kainbacher, Gay all later editions and translations. The first large general description of the African continent. The work is based on the early accounts of the Portuguese and Spanish explorers, the English works by Purchass and Jarrick, the journals and descriptions of Dutch navigators like Van Noort, Van Neck, Linschoten, Spilbergen, but especially on unpublished reports and eye-witness accounts of Dutch merchants, visitors and soldiers. Very detailed on the West Coast, where the Dutch ivory-, gold- and slave-trade flourished and on Angola (Luanda was captured by a WIC fleet in 1647). On the settlement on the Cape only a cursory note is found, while the surrounding tribes are described with remarkable detail. The second part, devoted to the African islands, from Malta to Madagascar, includes an ample account of the French colonization of the latter. The work is famous for its splendid detailed maps and plates, i.a. engraved after drawings by Reinier Noomsz (Zeeman). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXII.

€ (1.800-2.000) 2000
71 1726 Africa  Denham D  Clapperton H and Doctor Oudney 71 1726 Africa Denham D Clapperton H and Doctor Oudney
71/1726 [Africa]. Denham, D., Clapperton, H. and Doctor Oudney. Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824 (...) extending across Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude, and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Felatah Empire. London, J. Murray, 1826, 2nd ed., 2 vols., LXXXVIII,321,(1); IV,467,(1)p., 12 steelengr. plates (1x col.) by E. FINDEN, 3 fold. maps, woodengr. ills., later unif. gilt and blindst. red hcalf.

- Most plates waterstained (also affecting images). Otherwise fine.

= Gay 337; Howgego C33 and D18: "(...) Drawn on an impulse to African exploration, in 1821 he was appointed by Earl Bathurst to command an expedition across the Sahara to Bornu in association with Hugh Clapperton and Walter Oudney (...). Published in 1826, the Narrative of travels and other discoveries (...) co-authored with Clapperton and Oudney, provided a wealth of new material on the African interior but so belittled Clapperton's contribution that it almost reads as though Denham was travelling alone (...)." (Howgego D18).

€ (100-150) 120
71 1727 Africa  Guillain C 71 1727 Africa Guillain C
71 1727 Africa  Guillain C 71 1727 Africa Guillain C
71/1727 [Africa]. Guillain, C. Voyage à la Coté orientale d'Afrique exécuté pendant les années 1846, 1847 et 1848 par le brick Le Ducouëdic. Paris, A. Bertrand, n.d. (1856-1857), title-p., list of contents, 53 (of 55) (fold./ double-p.) lithogr. maps/ plans and tinted lithogr. plates, contemp. hcalf, folio.

- The atlas only; lacks 2 plates; waterst. throughout in upper inner blank margin. Binding worn; backstrip dam./ loose(ning) and partly lacking.

= Comprises several attractive views of i.a. Zanzibar, Mombasa, Diou, Moutsamoudou and Ambavaranou. Hilmy I, p.280 and Numa Broc p.169: "(...) Pour la première fois dans un voyage scientifique, la photographie est utilisée pour fixer les paysages et les types humains (...)." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXI.

€ (800-1.000)
71/1728 [Africa]. Jensen, A.E. Im Lande des Gada. Wanderungen zwischen Volkstrümmern Südabessiniens. Stuttg., Strecker und Schröder, 1936, XVI,608p., 3 maps (1 fold.), 40 plates, 174 ills., orig. hcl. w. dustwr.

- Dustwr. strengthened/ repaired w. scotch tape.

Das überseeische Deutschland. Die deutschen Kolonien in Wort und Bild. Stuttg. etc., Union, n.d. (±1900), VIII,679,(1)p., 5 fold. col. lithogr. maps, plates and ills., orig. gilt pict. cl.

- Binding sl. stained; joints and spine-ends rubbed.

Schwabe, K. and Leutwein, P. (ed.). Die deutschen Kolonien. Berlin, Verlagsanstallt für Farbenphotographie, 1924, VIII,(2),344p., 2 col. maps, col. photogr. ills., orig. gilt cl., a.e.g., folio. - AND 3 otthers: H. ROSKOSCHNY, Europas Kolonien. West-Afrika vom Senegal zum Kamerun (Leipsic, n.d. (±1900), ills.,orig. pict. cl., 4to) and W. SCHEEL, Deutschlands Kolonien (Berlin, 1912, col. ills., orig. cl.).

€ (60-80) 60
71 1729 Africa  Winkler K 71 1729 Africa Winkler K
71/1729 [Africa]. Winkler, K. Die deutschen Kolonien. Kunstmappe. Berlin, C. Weller, n.d. (±1910), (2),14 text lvs. in orig. paper portfolio, 40 col. photogr. plates, all tipped onto mount, together loose in orig. gilt dec. hcalf portfolio, folio.

- Joints portfolio split.

AND 1 other: W. SCHEEL, Deutschlands Kolonien (Berlin, 1912, col. ills., orig. cl.).

€ (50-70)
71 1730 America  Bryant W C  ed  71 1730 America Bryant W C ed
71/1730 [America]. Bryant, W.C. (ed.). Picturesque America. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, waterfalls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities and other picturesque features of the United States. London, Cassell, Petter and Galpin & Co., n.d. (±1890), 4 vols., 4 steelengr. titles (2 pairs of 2 identical), 47 steelengr. plates, num. woodengr. ills., orig. unif. gilt and dec. cl., a.e.g. (vol. 1 and 2), folio.

- Plates in vol. 1-3 (vaguely) waterst. in lower margin; occas. sl. foxed; vol. 3 partly w. some pink offsetting in lower edge; new endpapers. All vols. rebacked w. use of orig. backstrip.

= Sabin 62692 (1st ed. 1872-1874).

€ (80-100) 120
71 1731 America  Crevaux J 71 1731 America Crevaux J
71 1731 America  Crevaux J 71 1731 America Crevaux J
71/1731 [America]. Crevaux, J. Voyages dans l'Amérique du Sud. Paris, Hachette, 1883, XVI,635,(1)p., woodengr. portrait of the author, 4 col. lithogr. maps, 6 lithogr. facs. plates, 252 woodengr. (plates/ (full-p.) ills., orig. richly gilt and dec. hmor., a.e.g., folio.

- All maps and facs. plates browned. Spine sl. worn; corners showing.

= Contains: Voyage dans l'intérieur des Guyanes (1876-1877), exploration du Maroni et du Yari; De Cayenne aux Andes (1878-1879), exploration de l'Oyapock, du Parou, de l'Iça et du Yapura; A travers la Nouvelle-Grenade et le Venezuela (1880-1881), exploration, en compagnie de M.E. Le Janne, du Magdalena, du Guaviare et de l'Orenoque; Excursion chez les Guaronous (1881).

Bryant, W.C. and Révoil, B.H. États-Unis et Canada. L'Amérique du Nord pittoresque. Paris, A. Quantin and G. Decaux, 1880, (2),779p., 1 lithogr. fold. map, num. (full-p.) engr. ills., orig. gilt and dec. hmor., a.e.g., folio.

- Sl. foxed; small tear in map; lower hinge sl. weak. Corners showing.

€ (100-150) 170
71 1732 America  Hennepin L 71 1732 America Hennepin L
71/1732 [America]. Hennepin, L. Voyage ou nouvelle découverte d'un très-grand pays, dans l'Amérique, entre le nouveau Mexique et la mer glaciale. Avec un voyage qui contient une Relation exacte de l'Origine, Moeurs, Coûtumes, Religion, Guerres & Voyages des Caraibes, Sauvages des Isles Antilles de l'Amérique, faite par De La Borde. Amst., A. Braakman, 1704, (34),604,(32)p., engr. frontisp., 6 fold. plates, contemp. calf, spine gilt, sm. 8vo.

- Lacks both maps; yellowed almost throughout. Binding worn and leather dried.

= Contains the earliest view of the Niagara Falls. Sabin 31355.

€ (300-500)
71 1733 America  Meares J and Douglas W 71 1733 America Meares J and Douglas W
71 1733 America  Meares J and Douglas W 71 1733 America Meares J and Douglas W
71/1733 [America]. Meares, J. and Douglas, W. Reisen nach der Nordwestküste von Amerika, in den Jahren 1786 bis 1789. German transl. and ed. by G. Forster. Nebst eine Abhandlung von eben demselben, über die Nordwestküste von Amerika, und den dortigen Pelzhandel. Berlin, Vossische Buchhandlung, 1796, 2 parts in 1 vol., IV,130; 302p., 2 fold. engr. maps, 6 (fold.) (stipple-)engr. plates, contemp. boards w. later backstrip, 4to.

- A few scattered libr. stamps (i.a. twice on title-p.); one map sl. spotted and w. sm. tear on one fold. Binding sl. worn.

= Cf. Howes M468; Lada-Mocarski 46; Forbes 201; Hill 1126f; Ricks p.153; Sabin 47620: "The voyages of Meares are an important link in the chain of American discovery, of which he was one of the pioneers. The English claim to Oregon depended mainly on his discoveries, and the seizure of his ships by the Spaniards, led to the convention by which the Spanish claims to any Northern territory were finally disallowed." Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXII.

€ (500-700) 550
71 1734 America  d'Orbigny A  ed  71 1734 America d'Orbigny A ed
71/1734 [America]. d'Orbigny, A. (ed.). Voyage pittoresque dans les deux Amériques. Résumé général de tous les voyages. Paris, L. Tenrée, 1836, XVI,568p., engr. frontisp., 2 fold. maps, num. plates (1x fold.), contemp. gilt hcalf, 4to.

- Occas. trifle foxed. Binding sl. rubbed along edges. = Sabin 57458; Borba de Moraes 632.

€ (80-100) 120
71 1735 America  Tocqueville A  C H Clérel de 71 1735 America Tocqueville A C H Clérel de
71/1735 [America]. Tocqueville, A. (C.H. Clérel) de. De la démocratie en Amérique. Paris, C. Gosselin, 1840-1842, 9th (vol. 1-2)/ 4th ed. (vol. 3-4), 4 vols., contemp. unif. gilt hcalf.

- Possibly lacks a map; vols. 1, 2 and 4 trifle foxed; vol. 3 and 4 sl. waterst. throughout; chapter 12 of vol. 4 sl. browned. All bindings sl. worn along extremities; all backstrips trifle rubbed.

= Cf. Sabin 96060f; Goldsmiths 28903 (ed. Paris, 1835-1840); Cf. Miller, Encycl. of Political Thought p.518-520. "(...) In 1831 Tocqueville journeyed to the United States (...) to study the Americal penal system. He then wrote Democracy in America, the first volume of which appeared in 1835, the second in 1840. (...) Tocqueville was interested in the political, cultural, and to a lesser extent, economic consequences of 'democracy', by which he meant not representative government or political arrangements of any sort, but 'equality of conditions'. (...) Tocqueville's major intellectual, not to say political, preoccupation was discovering how 'liberty' might be preserved under democratic conditions." (New Palgrave IV, p.656).

€ (70-90) 70
71 1736 Anson G 71 1736 Anson G
71/1736 Anson, G. Reise um die Welt (...) in den Jahren 1740, 41, 42, 43, 44 (...). Ed. W. Walther. Göttingen, Widow A.Vandenhoeck, 1763, new edition, XLIV,570,(39)p., 19 (of 22) (fold.) maps /plates, contemp. calf.

- Mediocre copy: lacks 3 maps/ plates; remaining plates occas. sl. creased and/ or with tear in inner margin. Backstrip and backcover dam.; frontcover loosening. Sold w.a.f.

€ (100-150) 110
71 1737 Anson G 71 1737 Anson G
71 1737 Anson G 71 1737 Anson G
71 1737 Anson G 71 1737 Anson G
71/1737 Anson, G. Reize rondsom de Werreld, gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744. Ed. R. Walter./ Reize naer de Zuidzee, met het schip De Wager (...) Ondernomen in den Jaere 1740. Amst., I. Tirion, 1748 and Leyden/ Amst., J. Le Mair, S. Baalde and C. van Hoogeveen Junior, 1766, 1st Dutch ed., 2 vols., (26),386,(2); (36),212,(16)p., 15 (fold.) engr. maps/ charts/ plans, 20 (fold.) plates; 8 (fold.) plates by N. VAN DER MEER JR. after D. KUIPERS, contemp. unif. blindst. vellum w. mirror ornament on both covers, 4to.

- Tear in inner margin of maps of South America and the Phillipines extending into image; both vols. w. contemp. owner's entry "C. Muller". Bindings sl. rubbed. Otherwise fine copies.

= Tiele 42 and 43; Howgego A100; Henze I, p.82-83; cf. Cat. NHSM p.136 (2nd Dutch ed. of the first work, 1749); Borba de Moraes I, p.38-39 and Bosch 199 (French editions); Sabin 1641 (Dutch editions 1754 and 1765): "This famous and unfortunate expedition, consisting at the start of eight ships, was sent under the command of George Anson at the beginning of the war with Spain, to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America. Seven ships were lost at around Cape Horn and on the coast of Chile and out of 900 men who left England on board more than 600 perished. (...) The primary object of the expedition was not attained, but by the capture of the Manila Galleon near China, Anson and the surviving members of his crew reached England much the richer. (...) Walter's account of the voyage is a model of what such literature should be." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIII.

€ (500-700) 650
71 1738 Anson G 71 1738 Anson G
71/1738 Anson, G. Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les années MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. Ed. R. Walter. Amst./ Leipsic, Arkstée & Merkus, 1751, 2 parts in 1 vol., (8),XVI,(4),333,(1)p., engr. printer's mark, 36 (fold.) engr. maps/ charts/ plans and plates, contemp. marbled calf w. gilt spine and red mor. letterpiece, 4to.

- Vague libr. stamp on title-p. vol.1; one map reattached and w. closed tears in upper inner margin.

= Bosch 199; cf. Borba de Moraes I, p.38-39; cf. Howgego A100, Henze I, p.82-83, Sabin 1637 and Cox I, p.49 (ed. London, 1740): "This famous and unfortunate expedition, consisting at the start of eight ships, was sent under the command of George Anson at the beginning of the war with Spain, to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America. Seven ships were lost at around Cape Horn and on the coast of Chile and out of 900 men who left England on board more than 600 perished. (...) The primary object of the expedition was not attained, but by the capture of the Manila Galleon near China, Anson and the surviving members of his crew reached England much the richer (...)". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIII.

BOUND WITH: Idem. Voyage à la Mer du Sud, fait par quelques Officiers Commandants le Vaisseau Le Wager. Lyon, Frères Dupain, 1756, XVI,(4),185,(1),XIII,(1)p., engr. printer's mark.

€ (500-700) 550
71 1739 Anson G 71 1739 Anson G
71 1739 Anson G 71 1739 Anson G
71/1739 Anson, G. Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les années MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. Ed. R. Walter. Geneva, H.-A. Gosse, 1750, XXIV,363,(1)p., engr. title-vignette, 13 (mostly fold.) maps and 21 (mostly fold.) plates, num. headpieces, contemp. mottled calf w. gilt spine w. mor. letterpiece, 4to.

- One map and one plate vaguely waterstained/ foxed; final textleaf, blank and final free endpaper sl. dam.; upper hinge strengthened. Mor. letterpiece on spine sl. dam.; top of spine sl. rubbed.

= Sabin 1637. Cf. Henze I, p.82-83 (the 1st, Engl., ed. of 1748 and the German ed. of 1749): "[Anson war ein] Englischer Weltumsegler, der am 18. September 1740 in Portsmouth zu einer Kaperfahrt nach den Spanischen Häfen an der Westküste Süd-amerikas auslief. (...)". Anson returned from his four year circumnavigation with the spoils of the Manila treasure-ship, and an equal treasure in hard-won experience, his own and that of the other officers who were to be the backbone of the British navy for a generation. Possibly no voyage excited more patriotic fervour than this; and none before Cook's excited so much interest in the Pacific" (J.C. Beaglehole. I, p. LXXVII)." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXI.

€ (300-500) 350
71/1740 [(Ant)arctica]. Amundsen, R. Die Nordwest-Passage. Meine Polarfahrt auf der Gjöa 1903 bis 1907. Nebst einem Anhang von Premierleutnant Godfred Hansen. Munich, A. Langen, 1908, (16),544p., 3 fold. col. lithogr. maps, num. ills., orig. pict cl.

- Image on frontcover sl. flaking off.

Payer, J. Die österreichisch-ungarische Nordpol-Expedition in den Jahren 1872-1874, nebst einer Skizze der zweiten deutschen Nordpol-Expedition 1869-1870 und der Polar-Expedition von 1871. Vienna, A. Hölder, 1876, CVI,(2),696p., frontisp. portrait, 3 fold. tinted lithogr. maps, num. (full-p.) woodengr. ills., orig. gilt dec. cl.

- Frontisp. and title-p. w. traces of formerly sticking together; hinges strengthened. Lacks backstrip; covers sl. soiled/ stained.

AND 6 others, i.a. A. FRIIS, Im Grönlandeis mit Mylius-Erichsen. Die Danmark-Expedition 1906-1908 (Leipsic, 1913, 2nd German ed., tipped-in col. plates, ills., orig. pict. cl.) and F.A. COOK, Meine Eroberung des Nordpols (Hamb./ Berlin, 1912, plates, orig. cl.).

€ (100-150) 140
71 1741  Ant arctica  Anderson J 71 1741 Ant arctica Anderson J
71/1741 [(Ant)arctica]. Anderson, J. Nachrichten von Island, Grönland und der Strasse Davis, zum wahren Nutzen des Wissenschaften und der Handlung. Frankf./ Leipsic, n.publ., 1747, (30),368,(7)p., engr. frontisp., 1 fold. map and 3 (of 4) fold. plates, contemp. calf, sm. 8vo.

- Lacks the plate of the sperm whale and free endpapers; frontisp. and title stained in lower corner and soiled; the larger part w. (marginal) waterstaining. Bookblock reattached to binding; backstrip cracked; spine-ends and corners worn/ sl. dam.

= The second ed. (first publ. 1746). Sabin 1405; Alden/ Landis 747/3; Chavanne 2145; Lauridsen II, 45. "First published in 1746, Anderson's detailed account of the arctic regions was immediately accepted and highly regarded. It was followed the next year by a second German edition, then by Danish, Dutch, English, and French editions" (Ingalls 446). "The appendix contains a brief grammar and vocabulary of the Esquimaux language explained in German and Danish" (Sabin).

€ (200-300) 200
71 1742  Ant arctica  Kerguelen Trémarec Y J de 71 1742 Ant arctica Kerguelen Trémarec Y J de
71/1742 [(Ant)arctica]. Kerguelen Trémarec, Y.J. de. Relation d'un Voyage dans la Mer du Nord, Aux Côtes d'Islande, du Groenland, de Ferro, de Schettland, des Orcades & de Norwége; Fait en 1767 & 1768. Amst./ Leipsic, Arkstée & Merkus, 1772, VIII,220p., 12 (fold.) engr. maps, 4 (fold.) plates, engr. title-vignette and 2 other vignettes, contemp. calf w. gilt spine, 4to.

- Covers chafed and sl. worn along extremities; contents fine.

= Lauridsen p.9, 96; Cox II, p.21; Sabin 37616; Henze III, p.22; Howgego K12: "In 1767 he commanded the frigate La Folle, then in 1768 the frigate l'Hirondelle, stationed in Icelandic waters for the protection of French fishermen. He frequently sailed between Greenland and Bergen, and spent several months in England 'pour examiner, sans se faire connaître, la construction navale des Anglais'." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIV.

€ (500-700)
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