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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Books and Works on Paper: Part II - Incl. Travel & Natural History
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Tuesday 25th October 9.30 am - 5.30 pm Wednesday 26th October 9.30 am - 5.30 pm Day of Sale 9.30 am - 10.30 am

Books and Works on Paper: Part II - Incl. Travel & Natural History (200 Lots)

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


200 lots | 197 with images

27 October 2016

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London, United Kingdom

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Bridgens (R.) - Furniture with Candelabra and Interior Decoration,

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Description: first edition in book form, 59 hand-coloured, etched, aquatinted and engraved plates over 60 leaves, numbered 1-60, including title page and 1 double page plate numbered 53-54, closed tear across plate 10 and minor tears across a couple of other plates expertly repaired, bookplate to front pastedown, contemporary morocco backed cloth, rebacked preserving back strip, spine gilt, extremities slightly rubbed, large 4to, W.Pickering, 1838

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Duppa (Richard) - Heads from the Fresco Pictures of Raffaello in the Vatican,

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Description: engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved title, 12 engraved plates, 5 etched plates on tissue-guard, occasional light spotting, a few small marginal closed tears, contemporary half morocco, gilt, a little worn, folio, 1802; and another copy (2)

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Lugar (Robert) - Architectural Sketches for Cottages,

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Description: (A New Edition) 38 plates, of which 23 hand coloured, [Abbey Life 30], 1823, bound with Plans and Views of Buildings Executed in England and Scotland , (A New Edition) 32 plates of which 16 sepia aquatints, [Abbey Life 31], 1 823 and Thomson (James) Retreats: A Series of Designs , first edition , 41 plates, of which 31 hand-coloured aquatints, [Abbey Life 76], 1927, together 3 works in 1 vol., very light offsetting, contemporary straight-grained morocco, elaborately gilt panelled boards and spine, g.e., extremities a little rubbed, housed in custom slipcase, 4to, 1823-27. An incredibly well preserved collection of works with exceptionally clean plates.

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Moss (Hugh) - By Imperial Command,

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Description: An Introduction to Ch-ing Imperial Painted Enamels , 2 vol., one of 1000 copies, colour plates, some double, original blind-stamped blue cloth, dust-jackets, together in pictorial 2-part slip-case, extremities a little rubbed, top-edge layer slightly starting to peel off, an otherwise beautiful set, folio, Hong Kong, 1976 .

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Nativelle (Pierre) - Nouveau Traite D'Architecture,

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Description: 2 vol., engraved title vignettes, large head-piece, 124 engraved plates (? only, of 125), 4 folding or double-page (one with 2 flaps, one of which loose), one or two becoming loose at joins, unrelated engraved portrait of Sophie Arnould after J.B. Greuze loosely inserted, stained and marked, bookplates of John, Earl of Bute on versos of title, and of Luton Library on paste-downs, contemporary calf backed boards, with calf borders crudely added to covers, worn and marked, ends of spines defective, paste-down lifting, folio, Paris, G. Dupuis , 1729. Scarce work based on Vignolle, Palladio, Philibert de Lorme and Scamozzi. The title calls for 125 plates, though vol 1 seems to be complete with 69 plates, and vol 2 with 55. Provenance: John, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-1792), Prime Minister 1762-1763. In 1762 he acquired the estate of Luton (also known as Luton Hoo) in Bedfordshire and commisioned a magnificent house, designed by Robert Adam, and park, by Capability Brown. It remained in the possession of the earls and then marquesses of Bute until 1848, though the house was largely destroyed by fire in 1843.

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Plaw (John) - Rural Architecture; or Designs,

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Description: from The Simple Cottage to the Decorated Villa; sepia aquatint frontispiece and 61 plates, 4 pp. folio booksellers' catalogue, folded to fit, at end, occasional spotting, name at head of title 'P. Goodlad', contemporary half calf, marbled boards, worn, spine defective, uncut, I. & J. Taylor , 1796.

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Borlase (William) - The Natural History of Cornwall,

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Description: first edition, folding engraved map, 28 engraved plates, spotting, bookplates of the Marquis of Donegall and William Grenfell, later calf, gilt, rubbed, small split to head of joint, head of spine worn, folio, for the Author, W. Jackson , 1758.

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British Antiquities.- King Canute.- - a bound volume containing 12 discrete short works of various dates...

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Description: a bound volume containing 12 discrete short works of various dates culled, mostly, from proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries , many by Richard Gough, some bearing imprints, 18 steel- or copper-engraved plates and 10 maps, 4 plates and all maps folding, copper-engraved illustrations, woodcut vignettes and tail-pieces, ex libris of Prinknash Abbey to front free endpaper, bookplate of John G. Tolhurst to front pastedown, foxing and offsetting, soiling and creasing to extreme fore edges, also a few short closed tears, later half morocco, a little worn along extremities, rubbed elsewhere, joints splitting a little, 4to , [each 18th cent.] Richard Gough (1735-1809), topographer and antiquary; beqeathed to the Bodleian an invaluable mediæval map of Britain (dubbed 'The Gough Map'). Includes Gough's A Catalogue of the Coins of Canute , his Conjectures on an Ancient Tomb in Salisbury Cathedral , and his A Roman Altar inscribed to Belatucader ; also the anonymous An Essay on the Rise and Progress of Geography in Great-Britain and Ireland Illustrated with Specimens of our Oldest Maps , Samuel Pegge's Observations on an Ancient Font at Burnham Deepdale in Norfolk , and sundry short pieces by Samuel Carte.

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Logan (James) - The Clans of the Scottish Highlands,

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Description: 2 vol. in 24 parts, first edition , chromolithograph armorial additional titles, dedication in gold and black, 66 only, of 72, hand-coloured lithograph plates after R.R. McIan, lacking nos 22, 35, 38, 61-63, little spotting, loose as issued with descriptive text in pictorial wrappers, spotted and little frayed, folio , 1845-1847. Uncommon in parts.

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Crystal Palace.- - Palace View Estate, Upper Norwood,

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Description: surveyor's site plan for prospective buyers of this Edwardian development, north oriented to the left, vignette interior view of the local landmark and perceived selling point, the Crystal Palace, title banderole, inset text panels and key plan, chromolithographed plan, 650 x 965mm., linen-backed and mounted on lower roller, only, edges frayed, surface laminated or varnished with some rolling creases, [c.1900].

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Owen (William) - The Ichnography of the Cities of London and Westminster and the Borough of Southwark,

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Description: detailed street plan from Sadlers Wells to Lambeth Palace, and from Hyde Park to Brick Lane, for the General Magazine of Arts & Sciences, engraved plan of London, 215 x 410mm., trimmed close to plate mark at right-hand margin, some marginal staining, [Howgego 108], 1757.

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Sams (William) - Coronation of George IV,

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Description: continuous strip view of the coronation procession of George IV, original hand-coloured aquatint, 80 x 6250mm., lacking figures 1-6 and beyond 123, of 133, some initial creasing and wear, a few old tape repairs to occasional splits and tears, with associated staining, the right hand end with a few more extensive repairs and a small surface loss, this section linen-backed, but otherwise the majority clean and bright, the edges generally unfrayed, mounted on a contemporary wooden spindle at the right end with remnants of the original publisher's label, and preserved in the original boxwood drum, lacking lid, with coloured label, [Abbey Life 483], William Sams, 1822.

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Walker (Ralph) - Plan of the West India Wet Docks,

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Description: rare, separately issued proposal for the intended docks authorised by the West India Docks Act of 1799, the plan of the docks, canal and quay overlaying the ghosted outline of the existing land and Poplar Cut, with title and key below, a perspective View of the North Side of the Great Dock and Warehouses, above, engraved plan with hand-colouring, 550 x 820mm., trimmed on or just within the platemark, affecting publisher's imprint but outside the engraved border, Blackwall, 1801.

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Lysons (Daniel & Samuel) - Magna Britannia, being a Concise Topographical Account of the Several Counties of Great Britain,

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Description: 6 vol. in 8, first edition, large paper copy, complete with 264 etched and engraved plates and maps including some double, folding, and hand coloured, errata ff. in vol. 1 and 2 (both parts), publisher's advertisements in vol. 1, 3, 4 and 5, light scattered foxing, armorial bookplates to front pastedowns and free endpapers, later ink presentation inscription to front free endpaper of vol. 1, contemporary half calf, rebacked preserving original spines and lettering pieces, rubbed, extremities a little frayed, 4to, for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806-22. Provenance: 1. D. Higford D. Burr (1811-1885) MP and JP. 2. Urban Huttleston Rogers Broughton, Lord Fairhaven (1896-1966), presentation note in his hand, to 3. Sir Albert Richardson, P.R.A. (1880-1964), architect who designed Fairhaven's picture gallery in his Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire, purchased in 1926, now propoerty of the National Trust.

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Mercator (Gerard) and Henricus Hondius. - [Northern Ireland] Hiberniae pars Australis,

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Description: the pair, here joined, the lower sheet, only, with decorative title cartouche, engraved map with hand-colouring, on 2 sheets, joined, 635 x 475mm., English text verso, central vertical fold, a tear in the lower left margin, Amsterdam, [1636].

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Morris (William) - Chart of St George's Channel,

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Description: large blue-backed chart of the coastline from Cardiff to Formby Point in Lancashire, with a stretch of North Somerset, and the east coast of Ireland from Greenore Point, south of Wexford Bay, to Shenez (Shenick) Island, north of Dublin, engraved chart, on two sheets, joined, 910 x 900mm., blue-backed, old folds, slight dampstaining and surface dirt, 1800 § Collins (Greenville) [The Firth of Murry], chart of the Moray Firth, dedication cartouche to Lord Viscount Torbat, upper right, north oriented to the right, compass rose and rhum lines, engraved chart with original hand-colouring in outline, 450 x 570mm., central vertical fold, two wormholes affecting upper washed border, repaired and retouched, 1689 (2)

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Ortelius (Abraham) - Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo,

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Description: map of Wales after Humphrey Lhuyd, with large strapwork title cartouche, upper left, galleon, sea monster and compasses, engraved map,370 x 495mm., French text verso with page number 13, central vertical fold, a few tears and repairs in the wide margins, [vdB 21], Antwerp , [1592-1612].

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Smith (Charles) - Smith's Map of England & Wales Containing the whole of the Turnpike Roads, Rivers & Canals...,

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Description: engraved map, with hand-colouring, on two sheets joined, 795 x 625mm., dissected and backed on linen, light spotting and browning, minor surface dirt, in contemporary cloth covered slipcase, with original engraved title, rubbed , 1833; with a disbound copy of James Smith's 1816 The Principal Divisions of the Earth Delineated and Described , 8vo (2)

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[Speed (John)] - Wight Island,

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Description: inset town plans of Newport and Southampton, lower left and right, respectively, ornamental title cartouche and coats-of-arms, engraved map with hand-colouring, 385 x 510mm., English text on verso with woodcut initial by Thomas Snodham, [1614-16].

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Taylor (George) and Andrew Skinner. - Survey and Maps of the Roads of North Britain, or Scotland,

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Description: engraved vignette title and index, 61 engraved maps on both sides of 31 leaves, each c.475 x 190mm., with 1 hand-coloured general map, maps with soft central folds, title and index browned with small tears, general map with large repaired tear and large section of fold splitting, otherwise occasional minor tears, a few repaired, surface dirt, spotting and some browning to the final 2 maps, contemporary flexible calf, worn, folded at centre to 4to, for the Authors, 1776.

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Warren (Henry) Attributed to. - A view of Burton upon Trent around 1870,

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Description: looking from Stapenhill across Burton Washlands to the breweries beyond, watercolour and gouache over pencil, 250 x 345mm., bears signature, H. Warren, lower right, mounted at sheet edges to card support, [later 19th century].

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Westall (William) and Samuel Owen. - Picturesque Tour of the River Thames,

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Description: first edition, aquatint title-vignette and vignette tail-piece, with 24 aquatint plates, all in original hand-colouring, uncoloured folding engraved map with light offsetting, also to some plates, as usual, an area of light abrasion in the sky of the Twickenham plate, later burgundy half-morocco, gilt, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands, t.e.g., a small repair to lower front corner, [Abbey Scenery 435; Tooley 503], 4to, R. Ackermann, 1828. "The scenery of the river Thames afforded material for several books, all very attractive in their different ways. Perhaps the finest is the Picturesque Tour of the River Thames, published by Ackermann, the joint-production of W. Westall, who executed nineteen plates and S. Owen, who is responsible for two vignettes and five plates, showing the open part of the Thames from Southwark to Sheerness. Like so many of Ackermann's publications the book appeared in instalments, and was complete in six monthly parts. Fifteen of the engravings are by R.G. Reeve, the rest being by C. Bentley, J. Bailey, and J. Fielding. Two tints are used for the printing, notably a bright blue for the sky. The vignettes are very beautiful, and show how especially suitable aquatint is for the purpose" Prideaux, pp. 268-269.

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Ackermann.- Shoberl (Frederic) - The World in Miniature...Africa,

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Description: 45 stipple-engraved plates, 7 folding, all but one hand-coloured, 2 hand-coloured engraved folding maps, faint offsetting and foxing, occasional soiling, tape burn to front free endpapers, vol. IV glue residue to pastedowns, vol.II lower hinge strengthened, original pink boards, rebacked, edges uncut, soiled and a little damp-stained, corners worn, tape burn, [Abbey, Travel 6], 12mo, R. Ackermann , [1821].

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Africa.- Godlonton (R.) & Edward Irving. - Narrative of the Kaffir War of 1850-51,

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Description: part 3 only, first London edition, 3 engraved or lithograph plates only, table, map in text, stamp on title, cloth-backed printed boards, rubbed and marked, London & Graham's Town , 1851 [1852 on cover] § Forbes (Rosita) The Secret of the Sahara: Kufara, map .1921 § Statham (Colonel J. C.B.) Through Angola, a Coming Colony, 2 folding maps , 1921 § Rayne (Major H.) Sun, Sand, and Somals, 1921, plates, original cloth, except the first, 8vo (4).

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Blaeu (Willem) - Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima, describebat Abrah: Ortelius,

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Description: Morocco and the Straits of Gibraltar, orientated to the west, decorative title cartouche with satyrs lower left, and galleons in the Atlantic ocean, engraved map with hand-colouring, 380 x 500mm., faint central vertical fold, latin text verso with the lower half of the sheet lined, Amsterdam, [c.1640]; with L¯rique, by Hubert Jaillot, the continent of Africa showing Southern Europe and the coast of Brazil, some staining and repairs, 1719; with two coloured views of Pagoda's in Rangoon after J. Moore (4)

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Blome (Richard) - A Generall Mapp of the Coast of Barberie,

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Description: where in are the Kingdoms, and Estates of Morocco, Fez, Algier, Tunis, and Tripolis, also the Kingdoms, Estates and Deserts of Barca, Egipt, Libya, Biledulgerid, Segelmesse, and Darha, strip map of the north coast of Africa and the southern Mediterranean, after Sanson, including Cyprus, Anatolia, southern Greece and Crete, Sicily, Malta, and southern Spain, 36 English armorials along the upper edge, ships and sea monsters, with camels, lions, leopards, elephants and ostriches on land, engraved map by Francis Lamb, with original hand-colouring on 2 sheets, joined, 350 x 1060mm., slight splitting at foot of vertical folds, slight spotting and surface dirt, small loss to upper right border, 1667; with the upper sheet, only, of Robert Sayer's large map, Africa According to Mr D'Anville, depicting the continent north of the equator, with large title cartouche of cannibals and trophies, splitting on folds, surface dirt, 1772; also with an SDUK map of Morocco (3)

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Burton (Richard F.) - The Lake Regions of Central Equatorial Africa

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Description: The Lake Regions of Central Equatorial Africa, with Notices of the Lunar Mountains and the Sources of the White Nile, published in vol. 29 of The Royal Geographical Society Journal, engraved folding map, slightly browned, original printed wrappers, margins browned, edges and joints a little chipped, spine splitting and head and tail of spine chipped, housed in a modern half morocco box, 8vo, [1859]. A 464 page article concerning the results of Burton's expedition in the years 1857-1859. It precedes his two volume work The Lake Regions of Central Africa, 1860, a classic work on East Africa, in which Burton describes his journey from Pemba and Zanzibar to the western shore of Lake Tanganyika.

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De l'Isle (Guillaume) - Carte du Congo et du Pays des Cafres,

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Description: southern Africa and Madagascar, title panel above, engraved map with original hand-colouring, 505 x 630mm., central vertical fold, slight browning and surface dust, Amsterdam, Covens and Mortier, [c.1730] § Chatelain (Henri Abraham) Carte du Royaume de Congo, du Monomotapa et de la Cafererie, southern Africa and Madagascar, title panel above, engraved map with original hand-colouring, 405 x 520mm., vertical fold, Amsterdam, [c.1719] § Mortier (Pierre) Carte Particuliere des Costes de l¯rique Depuis Cabo Ledo jusques au Cap de Bone Esperance, the south west coast of South Africa with inset plan of Baye de Saldagne, upper right, with title panel below, large compass rose upper left, engraved map with original hand-colouring, 580 x 435mm., faint central horizontal fold, Amsterdam, [c.1700] (3)

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Lotter (Tobias Conrad) - Africa Concinnata Secundum Observationes Membror. Acad. Regal. Scientiarum,

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Description: based on De l'Isle's map of the continent, title vignette of elephants, hunters chasing an ostrich, and an alligator, engraved map with original hand-colouring, some later colour added, 450 x 580mm., central vertical fold, ink number to upper right corner, light surface dirt, Augsburg, [c.1760].

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Paterson (William) - A Narrative of Four Journeys into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffraria,

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Description: first edition , without pp.vii-viii as usual, with 17 engraved plates (mostly botanical or natural history subjects), folding engraved map at end lightly offset, Liverpool library's blindstamps to plates, light spotting, some discrete repairs to edges chipping and occasional closed tears, an otherwise clean copy, modern library cloth, gilt, [Mendelssohn III p.635], 4to, 1789.

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Robert de Vaugondy (Gilles & Didier) - L'Afrique divisée en ses Empires, Royaumes et Républiques,

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Description: the continent in 2 parts, north and south, unjoined, with large decorative title cartouche upper right, engraved map with original hand-colouring in outline, each part in 2 sheets, joined, approx 990 x 1130mm. overall, dissected and linen-backed, a wormhole affecting two panels upper right, slight surface dust, Paris, Delamarche, c.1790.

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Sanson d'Abbeville (Nicolas) - Basse Æthiopie,

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Description: southern Africa and Madagascar, large drapery title cartouche upper centre, engraved map with hand-colouring, 430 x 560mm., faint central vertical fold, minor handling creases, Paris, 1655 § Merian (Matthaeus) Æthiopia Inferior vel Exterior Monomotapa, southern Africa and most of Madagascar, after Blaeu, tile cartouche of animal hide held by native huntsmen, lower right, shipps and turtle, animals in the interior, engraved map with hand-colouring, 290 x 375mm., short split at foot of central vertical fold, [Frankfurt], [c.1690] § Albrizzi (Giovanni Battista) Carta Geografica del Capo di Buona Speranza, detailed map of the area around Table Mountain and Robben Island, from Saldanha to False Bay, large title vignette of native figures, elephant and rhinoceroses, engraved map with hand-colouring, 350 x 440mm., central vertical fold, Venice, [c.1750] (3)

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Speke (John Hanning) - What Led to the Discovery of the Source of the NIle,

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Description: first edition, half-title, wood-engraved frontispiece (margin little stained), 2 maps (one folding, one double-page), 32pp. publishers' catalogue at end, half-title, frontispiece & title partly loose, inner margins marked, bookplates on paste-down and front free endpaper, original brown cloth, spine gilt, little rubbed, ends of spine and corners knocked, 8vo, Edinburgh & London , 1864. Provenance: Herbert G Squiers (1859-1911), United States diplomat; Maurice Sheldon Amos and Lucy Amos. Sir Maurice Amos (1872-1940), lawyer & judge, resident and working in Egypt for many years, awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Nile in 1923, bookplates.

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Stanley (Henry M.) - How I found Livingstone;

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Description: first edition , half-title, mounted albumen portrait frontispiece, 5 maps, all but one folding, 3 with tape repairs, marked, wood-engraved plates and illustrations, 8pp. publisher s catalogue at end, original pictorial cloth, little rubbed, 8vo , 1872.

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Aa (Pieter van der) - America of Nieuw-Ontdekte Weereld,

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Description: North and South America, with western Europe, West Africa, showing insular California, vignette title of explorers, geographers and native figures examining a globe in a tent, lower left, compass rose above, engraved map with original hand-colouring, 160 x 230mm., a vertical fold, Leiden, [1713]; with 't Amerikaans Gewest van Florida Door Ferdinand de Soto, and Jonathan Dickensons Ramspoedige Reystogt van Jamika na Pensylvania nagespoord, 2 detailed Aa maps from Lake Erie to the Gulf of Mexico, both with large title vignettes of explorers and native figures, the latter with north oriented to the left and including Cuba, Jamaica and Hispaniola, engraved maps with original hand-colouring, each c.155 x 225mm., each with a vertical fold, Leiden, [1713] (3)

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Albrizzi (Giovanni Battista) - Carta Geografica dell'America Settentrionale,

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Description: after De l'Isle, with peninsular California, large coastal vignette title depicting Neptune and dolphins with native figures and fishing traps, in the undefined north west, plotting the Pacific voyages of Cortez, Drake and Olivier, compass rose in the South Atlantic, engraved map with hand-colouring, 345 x 445mm., central vertical fold, Venice, [c.1750] § Tardieu (Pierre François) Carte de la Floride et de la Georgie, engraved map with original hand-colouring in outline, 330 x 445mm., Paris, [c.1798] (2)

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Cary (John) - A New Map of North America from the latest authorities,

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Description: the continent, joined in the north east with Greenland, also showing Iceland, the West Indies and Central America, the United States confined east of the Mississippi, the north west regions of Alaska and Canada defined as the 'Icy Sea', oval title cartouche lower right, engraved map with full original hand-colouring, 520 x 590mm., central vertical fold, faint offsetting of title oval, 1806 § Brue (Adrien Hubert) Carte Générale des États Unis, du Canada, et d'une Partie des Pays Adjacents , engraved map with original hand-colouring in outline, 395 x 545mm., central vertical fold, publisher's blindstamp lower left, wide margins with slight dampstaining at left sheet edge, Paris, 1823 (2)

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Curtis (Edward S.) - An Oasis in the Badlands, 1905

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Description: golden tone print, printed 2000s, copyrighted 'Atland Limited Editions' in black ink verso, 28.5 x 38cm (11 1/4 x 15in)

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Dezauche (J.A.) - Carte du Mexique et des Etats Unis d'Amérique, Partie Méridionale,

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Description: after De l'Isle, the southern states, Mexico and Central America, from New Hampshire to Venezuela, large decorative title cartouche lower left, engraved map with original hand-colouring in outline, 490 x 665mm., central vertical fold, slight surface dust, Paris, 1783.

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Girardet (Paul) - Washington Crossing the Delaware

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Description: after E. Leutze, steel engraving with hand-colouring, 640 x 1010mm., slight marginal spotting, New York, M. Knoedler, and Goupil & Co., 1853; with an engraving of Trumbull's Battle of Bunker's Hill, trimmed into the image; both unframed, (2)

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Homann (Johann Baptist) - Amplissimæ Regionis Mississipi Seu Provinciæ Ludovicianæ,

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Description: the eastern half of North America with Southern Canada, from the St Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico, decorative title cartouche with native American, missionary and military figures, upper left, with a vignette view of Niagara Falls just below, and second cartouche of native American family with buffalo and pelican, lower right, engraved map with hand-colouring, 495 x 585mm., short repair at foot of central vertical fold, repaired tear in upper left and right margins, some surface dust, Nuremberg, [c.1730].

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Lindbergh (Charles) - Receipt signed for an annual free pass from Juan Trippe of Pan...

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Description: Receipt signed ('C.A. Lindbergh') for an annual free pass from Juan Trippe of Pan American Airways, 8.6 x 16.2cm , New York, 15 December 1932. Accompanied by a news clipping and a copy of the transmittal letter (3)

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Lindbergh (Charles) - Typed letter signed to Mr Nelson Buhler, concerning the Baruch...

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Description: Typed letter signed ('Charles A. Lindbergh') to Mr Nelson Buhler, concerning the Baruch award and reading "On returning from several weeks abroad, I find your June 20th letter on the stacks of accumulated mail in my home in Connecticut Obviously, an embarrassing situation is arising I now want to lead a life that is unrelated to honors and awards Let me repeat here that I have the greatest respect for the name Baruch, and consider the award a high honor - especially so in view of the distinguished members of the award committee But I am most anxious to continue living and working quietly I do not work well under the distractions and among the superficial values resulting from publicity", two pages, mailing folds, staple holes to top left corner, 4to , Scott Cove, Darien, 12 July 1969. With original mailing envelope.

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Stedman (Charles) - The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the...

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Description: The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War , 2 vol., first edition , without half-titles , 15 engraved maps and plans, 11 folding, one with overslip, tear to one, without loss, foredge margins of two trimmed, just touching plate-mark, little foxing, bookplates of C.H. Butler Clarke, Ulcombe, over those of the Earl of Ormonde & Ossory, contemporary tree calf, spines gilt, with red and black morocco labels, little rubbed, joints tender, 4to, For the Author, 1794.

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Visscher (Nicolaes) - Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septenrionali ac Regiones Adiacentes...,

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Description: the eastern coastline of the Americas around the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, from Virginia through Central America to Guyana, including anomolous lakes and mountains, with the mythical city of Eldorado, title banner suspended by putti, upper right, scale vignette with sea deities, lower left, ships and compass rose, engraved map with original hand-colouring, 470 x 570mm., central vertical fold, a short crack on a pigment line, Amsterdam, [c.1680] .

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Visscher (Nicolaes) - Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americæ Descriptio,

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Description: the Americas with the tip of Greenland, the Iberian peninsula and West Africa, showing insular California, decorative title cartouche with native figures, lower left, dedication cartouche with angels and demons, upper left, ships and compass rose, engraved map with original hand-colouring, 440 x 545mm., repaired split at foot of central vertical fold, a short crack on a pigment line, Amsterdam, [c.1680] .

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Wright (Orville) - Cheque signed for the sum of $7.50 payable to the Ohio Bell...

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Description: Cheque signed ('Orville Wright') for the sum of $7.50 payable to the Ohio Bell Telephone Company, drawn on The City National Bank, vertical fold, cancellation holes and marks, 7.7 x 19.5cm, 4 March 1922.

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Wright (Orville) - Cheque signed for the sum of $4.31 payable to The Dayton Builders...

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Description: Cheque signed ('Orville Wright') for the sum of $4.31 payable to The Dayton Builders Supply Co, drawn on The Winters National Bank, two vertical folds, staple hole to left side, cancellation holes, 8 x 21.3cm , 7 May, 1917.

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