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Barrow, Voyage dans la partie meridionale de l'Afrique

Barrow, John.

Voyage dans la partie meridionale de l’Afrique; fait dans les années 1797 et 1798; par John Barrow, Ex-Secretaire de Lord Macartney…Contenant des observations sur la géologie, la géographie, l’histoire naturelle de ce continent, et une esquisse du caractère physique et moral des diverses races d’habitans qui environnent l’Etablissement du Cap de Bonne-Espérance. / Accompagné: Nouveau Voyage dans la partie méridionale de l’Afrique; Où l’on examine quelle est l’importance du Cap de Bonne-Espérance pour les différentes puissances de l’Europe, considéré comme station militaire et navale; comme boulevart du commerce et de la domination des Anglais dans l’Inde; comme centre des établissemens pour la pêche de la baleine dans les mers Australes; comme acquisition territoriale, et comme entrepôt commercial en tems de paix. Accompagné d’une description statistique de la colonie rédigée sur les documens les plus hautentiques, enrichi de huit belles cartes, contenat celle de la Côte d’Afrique depuis la baie de la Table jusqu’a la baie de Saldanha, des cartes de la baie de Pletenberg, d’Algola, de Mossel et de False bay; du plan militaire de la péninsule du Cap, et de ceux de la baie de la Table et du Knisna. (2 Volumes).

First French Edition. 4 Volumes [complete set of two works with 2 Volumes each]. Paris, Dentu, 1801-1806. 35.5 cm x 55.8 cm. Collation: complete. Pagination: Volume I: XVI, 403, (1) pages / Volume II: 326, (2) pages including Errata-leaf / Volume III: X, 310 pages / Volume IV: 312 pages. Original contemporary red calf with gilt lettering and ornament to lacquer-polished-spine. The Volumes are numbered consecutively, even though these are two separate works. Excellent condition of the binding and interior of this important publication with very minor signs of foxing only ! All the maps in wonderful condition ! First french edition of “Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa” (Barrow’s journey with Lord Macartney in 1797 to the Cape of Good Hope) plus two further Volumes which describe the second journey in 1801 / 1802 to Saldanha Bay [Saldanhabaai] with an early image of Robben Island. The survey of the Dutch colonies was not only a seminal work on South Africa but the beautifully engraved, large folding map of South Africa was a turning point of african cartography and geographical illustration.

EUR 1.800,-- 

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James Bell, A System of Geography (Best edition / Enlarged edition with 44 maps and 13 engravings)

Bell, James.

A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific, or A Physical, Political and Statistical Account of the World and Its Various Divisions. Illustrated by a Complete Series of Maps and other Engravings. [With 44 Fold-out Maps [often with inset-engravings], 13 Decorative Views of Cities and Landscape in steel-engravings and one (1) “Large Fold-Out-Plan about the Political Scale of the Globe”].

6 Volumes (complete set). Edinburgh / Glasgow / London, A.Fullarton & Co., 1844. Octavo. Volume I: CXXXII, 508 pages with several maps and plans / Volume II: VI, 608 pages with many maps and illustrations / Volume III: VI, 558 pages with many maps and illustrations / Volume IV: VI, 647 pages with many maps and illustrations / Volume V: V, 627 pages with many maps and illustrations / Volume VI: V, 549 pages with many maps and illustrations // Hardcover / Original, very decorative half-leather bindings with ornament and with gilt lettering on spine. Amazingly beautiful marbled endpapers with armorial Bookplate / Exlibris of Michael Lawlor with the Motto “Percute”. One page with a tear. All maps in excellent condition without any tears. One map only very slightly looesened at one end (holding fine). Very firm and excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. With some minor signs of foxing to illustrations and maps, as usual with this set. An abundance of maps and illustrations makes this early 19th century Geography a very interesting collectable. Ask for full list of Maps and Illustrations. See detailed list of maps below and on our website. An unusually excellent set.

EUR 2.800,-- 

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Bellin / Senex / Ogilby - The Roads through England or Ogilby's Survey. Revised, improved and reduced by Senex. [Enlarged Edition of John Ogilby's 1675 published

[Bellin, Jacques Nicholas / Senex, John / Ogilby, John]

The Roads through England or Ogilby’s Survey. Revised, improved and reduced by Senex. [Enlarged Edition of John Ogilby’s 1675 published “Britannia”] Distinctly laid down on onehundred & one Plates with the addition of some Roads newly drawn and several corrections of more general use to Travellers. [Including an Appendix with Cityplans of London (double-page), Plymouth, Shrewsbury, Yorck (York), Chester, [Scene of Carrick-Fergus (Ireland)], Waterford, Oxford, Leith [Edinburgh], Harwich, Scenery of Edinburgh / Itinéraire de toutes les routes de l ‘Angleterre. Revues corrigées, augmentées & réduites par Senex en 101 Cartes. [Titlepage bilingual in french and english].

Paris, Desnos, 1766. Quarto (30 cm x 22.5 cm). Collation complete: Bilingual titlepage, 12 double-page maps of England, partly beautifully border-coloured, 6 unnumbered pages of Index with distances in miles, one (1) General Map of England (″Carte Generale” of Engand by D’Ogilby), 101 full-page maps of routes/streets, Engraved titlepage for the Appendix, One (1) double-page of explanations for the London-City-Plan, 17 beautiful maps and engravings of a variety of english cities, also with a section on Ireland (Dublin, Waterford, Kinsale, Galway, Limerick). Original 18th-century contemporary calf with gilt lettering on spine and on five raised bands. The Volume is now protected in Collector’s Mylar. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some rubbing and corners slightly bumped but overall excellent. Interior near fine with only the slightest occasional spotting. Rare and even rarer in this condition !

EUR 2.400,-- 

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[Colburn, The United Service Journal and Naval and Military Magazine.

[Colburn, Henry] Napier, Charles and others

The United Service Journal and Naval and Military Magazine. 1833 Part I and Part II. [Including the essay: “On the Invasion and Defence of Ireland”/ The Volumes include for example further essays on: Ireland and the British Army / Naval Operations on the Potomac / Artillery Practice at the Siege of the Citadel of Antwerp / History of the Coldstream Guards / Cavalry Warfare / The Jamaica Station / Siege of Badajoz in 1812 / Military Organization of Belgium / Record of the Services of the twenty-third Regiment / Plan for the suppression of Piracy / The Indian Army / Observations on the Construction and Qualities of the Vernon and Castor and on Naval Architecture in General by Capt.Charles Napier / Remark on the Defence and Invasion of Ireland / On the Defective Discipline of the Merchant Service with Hints for Amending it / Colonies – Their Influence on Maritime and Military Ascendancy / The Crisis of Turkey / Royal Naval School / On the Overland Invasion of India / Reply to Major Gawler on his “Crisis of Waterloo” by Sir Hussey Vivian / Debate on Sir Thomas Troubridge / Memoir on the Defence of Canada in 1833 (with a Map) / Narrative of Captain Ross’s First Voyage of Discovery / Military Establishments of Germany / The Port of Hastings / The Jamaica Station / Jersey, as a Residence for Officers on the half-pay of the Army and the Navy / Military Equipments: Waterproof Cartridges – Sapata – Self-fixing Bayonets / James Toggle – A Tar of the Old School etc. etc.

First Edition. Two Volumes (complete set for the year 1833). London, Published for Henry Colburn, 1833. Octavo. Pagination: Volume I: IV, 596 pages with Index and Diagrams and the large folding map: “Plan of Attack on the Citadel of Antwerp from 29 November to 23 December, 1832, with handcoloured portraits of Marshal Gerard, Baron Chasse and a “View of Scheldt” from Fort Bathz to Antwerp, showing Fort Lille, Fort Bathz, Fort Liefkenshoek, Fort Phileppe, Fort Maria, Plan of City of Antwerp and an excellent birdseye-view of the Antwerp Citadel. / Volume II: IV, 580 pages with Index and Diagrams, illustrations within the text (Capture of the Diamond Rock / Ascent of the Peter Botte Mountain with Lloyd, Phillpotts, Taylor and Keppel showing on ascent and resting in the wall / Depiction and explanation of a Boomerang / Boomarang by Henry Wilkinson !), Folded Plan of “Waterloo Crisis from 7 to half past 8 o’clock and close to the action”/ with the large, folded, handcoloured “Sketch of Part of Upper and Lower Canada with reference to the proposed Military Districts”. Hardcover / Original, publisher’s half leather with gilt lettering and ornament to spine. Both Volumes with only very minor signs of foxing – interior very bright and clean with the map/plan in excellent condition. Pages 3 to 5 and 537 to 540 with some defects. Otherwise in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of Edward Westby, Esq. with his armorial bookplate / exlibris to the pastedown of both Volumes.

EUR 480,-- 

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