881 - 1017 FOREIGN HISTORY and TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Lacks 2 maps (incl. the general map) and 1 double-p. plate; map of Guinea and plate of Benin dam. (both lack 1/3 of image); frontisp. dam.; lower blank half of final preliminary leaf cut off; 3 textleaves badly dam.; second part lacks final 2 unnumb. (index?) leaves; part of lower blank margin of view of Tripoli cut off; 1 plate w. closed tear; final 10 leaves of 2nd part waterstained (not affecting the plates); otherwise many leaves fingersoiled and/ or water-/ duststained/ foxed in (mainly blank) margins; lacks free endpapers and htitle. Vellum soiled.
= 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the journals and descriptions of Dutch navigators like Van Noort, Van Neck, Linschoten, Spilbergen, but especially on unpublished reports and eye-witness accounts of Dutch merchants, visitors and soldiers.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 XXV.
- Apart from a few false folds in the large map, a fine and attractively bound copy.
= Abbey Travel, 347; Mendelssohn I, p.908-910; Henze III, p.270; Gay 3034; cf. Kainbacher p.87. PMM 341: "Livingstone's services to African geography during thirty years are almost unequalled (...). He made three great expeditions; in 1853-56 (described in this book), 1858-64 and 1865-73, of which the first and third are the most important. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXVI.
- All vols. occas. sl. foxed, esp. first (incl. plates) and last lvs.; vol.1 upper hinge partly splitting; vol. 3 one leaf repaired w. sellotape. Binding sl. worn.
= Vol. 54 of Asher's Collection of English Authors, British and American.
- Lacks one large fold. map; one map loose; both vols. hinges weak(ening). Second vol. upper joint split(ting); both vols. spine-ends/ corners rubbed/ sl. worn.
= Henze V, p.214; Howgego S59.
- Lacks the map. Frontisp., htitle and 2nd blank strengthened in inner margin w. tape; owner's entry on 2nd blank; 3 pages w. sm. tear in outer margin.
= Gay 2696; Milkias 4997.
- Library stamps on title-p. Sl. worn along margins.
= Howgego W40; Kainbacher I, p.148. Hermann von Wissmann was a German explorer who travelled to Central Africa. He was in command of the military 'protection force', Schutztruppe and was renowned for his brutal suppresion of Southwestern Africa.
AND 4 others in 5 vols., various languages, i.a. H.W. WILSON, With the Flag to Pretoria (London, 1900, 2 vols., 2 fold. col. fold. maps, num. ills., orig. unif. gilt dec cl., folio. Owner's stamps on title-p. Covers sl. fingersoiled; without the 2 subsequent vols. titled After Pretoria).
- A few steelengr. plates dampstained; occas. sl. foxed. Otherwise a fine copy. = Sabin 62691.
- Sl. foxed. Otherwise fine.
- Sl. foxed; lower hinge of vol.1 broken. Bindings sl. rubbed along extremities; corners sl. worn.
= Attractive plates.
- Frontisp. to vol.2 dampstained. Both vols. bookplates on upper endpaper; both vols. leather sl. dried and chafed/ sl. worn along extremities.
- Vol. 1 closed tear in map; 6 leaves w. receding inkstain in text (max. Ø 8 mm); occas. sl. foxed; both vols. shelf no. ticket on upper pastedown. Frontcover of the first vol. loose; both vols. foot of spine chipped and binding worn along extremities.
= The rare first English edition, published in the same year as the first American edition. The 'Texan Santa Fe Expedition' was a commercial and military expedition to secure the Republic of Texas's claims to parts of Northern New Mexico for Texas in 1841. Sabin 37360; Howes K75; Palau 127837.
- Stripped copy; lacks at least 52 pages; bookblock broken; libr. stamps on engr. title. Backcover loose; spine dam. Sold w.a.f.
= Cf. Tiele 626; Willems 230; Asher 2; Sabin 38554; Borba de Moraes I, p.450. De Laet (Antwerp, 1581-1649) had participated in the Synod of Dordrecht on the Contra-Remonstrant side and was director of the West India Company. To prepare for his work on the New World, he interviewed Dutch seamen and reviewed virtually all the existing books on the subject in all languages. The outcome was less alluring than Linschoten's Itinerario, but it was a more informative book with its clear sailing instructions and coastal cards."
Marmontel, (J.F.). Les Incas, ou la destruction de l'empire du Perou.Paris, Lacombe, 1777, 1st ed., 2 vols., (2),VIII,252; (4),280,(4)p., contemp. unif. calf w. gilt spine.
= Good/ fine copy of the first edition without the plates (published in the same year as the illustrated edition). Cioranescu 43018; cf. Cohen/ De Ricci p.690; Tchemerzine VII, 463; Sabin 44652; Sander 1303.
AND 2 others.
- One map and 3 preceding textleaves sl. dampstained in outer margin. Otherwise fine.
Comprises i.a. the following interesting items:
"Noordpoollied, of de waarachtige geschiedenis der kloekheid en onversaagdheid van Nederlanders in de IJszeeën". No date (±1883), pen and ink, 1 fold. leaf, (3)p.
= A festive song apparently written for H.J. Kremer, nicknamed "Oude Beer" or "alle bear" (accord. to a note on the first page), who was the doctor of the 1882-83 expedition.
Holm, Th. Recherches anatomiques et morphologiques sur deux monocotylédones submergées. Stockholm, P.A. Norstedt & Soner, 1885, 1st ed., 24p., 4 lithogr. plates, orig. wr.
- Partly dampstained, title-p. yellowed. Frontwr. loosening.
= With AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION signed "de l'auteur" to "Monsieur Dr. Ekama" on verso frontwr.
Idem. Novaia-Zemlia's Vegetation, saerligt dens Phanerogamer. Copenhagen, Bianco Lunos, 1885, 71p., 12 lithogr. plates, orig. wr.
- Damp/ waterstained almost throughout. Spine broken; frontwr. foxed.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION to "le professeur M. Snellen" on frontwr.
Weypregt, C. Praktische Anleitung zur Beobachtung der Polarlichter und der magnetischen Erscheinungen in hohen Breiten. Vienna, M. Perles, 1881, 48p., orig. wr.
- Contents loose and trifle dampstained/ yellowed along margins.
= With SIGNED "Mit Gruß!" on tilte-p. and w. owner's entry of "MAURITS SNELLEN" on frontwr. With loosely inserted AUTOGRAPH LEAF w. TRANSCRIPT (possibly by M. SNELLEN) of "Schema voor de Poollicht waarnemingen" (with annot. "Overgenomen uit Weyprecht" in lower margin). With another copy of the same work also w. owner's entry of "Maurits Snellen".
"Vad. H.C. Nielsens Begravelse Karqa havet den 18 Mai 1883". Bifolium, (3)p., lithogr. and manuscript text on p.(1), manuscript burial service text in pen and ink on p.(2-3).
= Nothing could be traced on H.C. Nielsen.
Koolemans Beynen, L.R. De reis der Pandora naar de Noordpoolgewesten in den zomer van 1875/ 1876. Amst., C.F. Stemler, 1880, 4 parts in 1 vol., 16 (fold.) maps/ plates/ tables, orig. cl, .4to.
- A few maps/ plates sm split on fold(s). Backcover dampstained.
= Also includes 2 parts on the expedition with the Willem Barents to and in "de IJszee, in den Zomer van 1878/ 1879."
Koolemans Beynen, L.R. De reis der Pandora naar de Noordpoolgewesten in den zomer van 1875. Amst., C.F. Stemler, 1876, 1st ed., (8),96p.,1 col. lithogr. map, orig. wr.
- Backwr. sl. creased. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXVI.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; a few lvs. waterst. in upper margin.
= Henze IV, p.668ff (on James Clark Ross) and p.677ff (on John Ross); Cat. Nat. Maritime Mus. 850: "As a result of the failure of his voyage in 1818, the Admiralty refused to support Ross in a second attempt. It was not until 1829 that the assistance of Felix Booth, the Sheriff of London, enabled him to set out in the small paddle-steamer Victory, with his nephew, James Clark Ross, as second-in-command. The expedition survived four winters beset in the Arctic, during which James Clark Ross discovered the northern magnetic pole on May 31, 1831. John Ross was knighted on the expedition's return."
- Occas. vaguely foxed. Both covers a few vaguely rubbed spots and trace of moisture.
= Very rare copy of the DELUXE edition bound (by ?) in full gilt pannelled calf, inner panel unpolished blue calf surrounded by darkblue polished calf, gilt inside dentelles, gilt board edges, a.e.g., orig. gilt pict. cloth wrappers. Probably one of the 15 presentation copies printed for the 10 members of the expedition and 5 closely involved parties, incl. Buys Ballot. No other copy of the deluxe edition traced in the trade. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXVII.
- Lacks plate 22 and the description of plates 1-3; three plates waterstained, otherwise fine.
= Kat. Orn. Berlin 3951.
- Occas. trifle foxed. Binding sl. rubbed and chafed.
= Cf. Phillips 288 (mentions only 44 maps). With (contemp./ sl. later) manuscript index bound at the beginning. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXVII.
- Partly sl. foxed/ yellowed; one map (Switzerland) heavily browned; one table loose; one map loosening.
= Espenhorst 188.8.131.52.