Partly browned, some spotting and waterstaining, few marginal restorations, in all a very nice copy. Rare, only a few copies in OCLC. Here are the first Dutch translations of the major medieval travel stories: Itinerarium Portugallensium by Mo n talboddo , with Cabral, Joseph the Indian, Columbus, Cadanosto, Cortes and others.
London, Richard Bentley first edition 2 volumes. Contents near fine. Account of the ill-fated British Niger Expedition in with three vessels, the steamers Albert, Wilberforce, and Soudan. Its purpose was to make treaties with the native peoples against slavery, introduce Christianity and promote increased trade. Of the Europeans on the expedition, 42 died quickly. There were fever cases. Members who were of African descent suffered no deaths from illness.
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With such high mortality, the naval commanders called the expedition off, and withdrew to the island of Fernando Po. Each volume has a map in full colour at rear. A very good set. After a third winter trapped in the ice, Amundsen was able to navigate a passage into the Beaufort Sea after which he cleared into the Bering Strait, thus having successfully navigated the Northwest Passage.
Continuing to the south of Victoria Island, the ship cleared the Canadian Arctic Archipelago on August 17, , but had to stop for the winter before going on to Nome on the Alaska Territory's Pacific coast. Five hundred miles km away, Eagle City, Alaska, had a telegraph station; Amundsen travelled there and back overland to wire a success message collect on December 5, Nome was reached in Due to water as shallow as 3 feet, a larger ship could never have used the route.
London, John Murray [ november] first English edition first issue 2 volumes. Nice set with scattered foxing. Rosove 9. Amundsen's account of his conquest of the South Pole.
Illustrated with numerous photo plates, plus diagrams, maps a few folding , facsimiles etc. With ink ownership signatures of Edward Johnson, dated April , to front free endpapers, along with that of Lt. Commander Lloyd M. Harmon, U. This first American edition has the imprint of the London publisher, John Murray, on the title-page as well that of Lee Kedrick.
Amundsen, Roald. My life as explorer. Inscription non-authorial on front endpaper. Little shelfwear, title page lightly foxed; else a very good copy. Gives an autobiographical account of Amundsen's various Polar endeavors and accomplishments. It tells the story of a career of intrepid courage resulting in a vastly increased knowledge of the Earth.
Andersson, Charles John. Explorations and discoveries during four years' wanderings in the wilds of South Western Africa.
Philadelphia, John E. Potter first US edition. W ith numerous illustrations, representing sporting adventures, subjects of natural history, devices for destroying wild animals etc. Light traces of use. Francis Galton, which extended to Nangoro's Werft in the Ovampo country, and the other when he traveled by hims e lf to Lake Ngami Few, if any, books give so full and complete an account of Namaqualand, Damaraland, and the Ovampo country, and the description of the fauna of the countries is absolutely unequaled.
Anonymus De aarde en haar volken 33 volumes Complete run of this important Dutch geographical journal, bound in artificial leather. It was a Dutch illustrated magazine with scientific and cultural travel reports. The magazine appeared from to in separate weekly and monthly episodes with reports from travelers and adventurous scientists who could be compiled into reference works every year. The magazine was illustrated with engravings and photos in later editions.
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Many articles were translated from Journal des Voyages. Thousands of wood engravings. Anson, George compiled by Richard Walter. Textpages with scattered foxing, mainly in margins. Some plates with waterstaining.
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Good copy of the first edition, first issue page misnumbered Famous for the many engraved charts and views it contains, but also for the thrilling chronicling adventure and discovery as Anson roamed the Pacific Ocean in pursuit of Spanish treasure, at which he was at last very successful, capturing in the Manila galleon with a treasure of , British Pounds Sterling, returning to England a rich and famous man.
Anson's voyage appears to have been the most popular book of maritime adventure in the eighteenth century. He also comments on the "famous and unfortunate" nature of the expedition, with seven of the original eight ships that set out being lost rounding Cape Horn and on the coast of Chile, and more than two thirds of the men that set out from England perishing.
Amsterdam and Leipzig, Arkstee et Merkus first French edition. Half-title, title, dedication Henri XI Reuss, xvi, pages with 34 32 folding plates, maps and charts, complete as stated in the binders instructions. Inside some browning and show through. Very nice copy. Arends, Fr. Groningen, W. Very rare. He settled in Missouri. The last 70 pages deal with the practical sides of emigration.
Bagshawe, Thomas Wyatt. Two Men In The Antarctic. An expedition to Graham Land New York and Cambridge England, Macmillan first edition. Good copy with some unobstrusive marks that suggest an ex-library copy. Rossove Baker, Samuel W. Rare early issue, with the incorrect plate list in volume II calling for two maps at end of the volume that are at the front of volume I; volume I includes an additional plate opposite page , not called for in list of plates.
In Baker went to Africa and for about a year explored the Nile tributaries around the Sudan and Ethiopia border.
Using maps supplied by Speke, the Baker expedition set out in February to find the source of the Nile. Bakhuis, L. Verslag der Coppename-expeditie. Leiden, E. Brill Library stamps. Dutch expedition in Surinam. Rare, in very good condition 3 perforated stamps. This so called Silberling edition, known for the high quality of the engravings and printing, was preceeded by a first edition of , Rerum per Octennium in Brasilia, which appeared in two different versions: the "grand Barlaeus" folio size, published by Blaeu , and the smaller sized "petit Barlaeus".
Piso arrived in Brazil early in and may have been on the same ship with other scientists, namely the astronomer, Georg Markgraf Both men accompanied the Count on his military campaigns against the Portuguese in Brazil and were part of his inner circle until he returned to the Netherlands in Piso went with him, but Markgraf was sent to Angola by the West India Company and died there shortly after his arrival.
Rare reprint of the edition.
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Barrow, John. An account of travels into the interior of Southern Africa, in the years and London, Cadell and Davies 2 volumes first edition. Some browning and foxing, small repairs. Very good. The second volume contains detailed accounts of the various divisions of the Cape Colony". Barth, Heinrich.
Travels and Discoveries in north and central Africa. Illustrated with plans, maps including one folding , views, figures in the text and plates.
Nice set with some collectors stamps. Barth joined an expedition to the W Sudan. He visited the Fulani and the Hausa and discovered the upper Benue River. Barth's interest in the Islamic culture of W Africa led him on to Timbuktu where he stayed eight months before returning to England.