97 items including a Map of Peking revised just after the Boxer Rebellion to illustrate the areas of occupation by the Eight Nation Alliance; Robert Scott ALS written in the Antarctic, possibly one of his last autographs; rare view of Singapore by George Edward Madeley, 1840; unrecorded sample book by Australian photographer & early filmmaker H. Walter Barnett; Charles Kean presentation programs for Royal performances at Windsor Castle 1849; photograph albumsof Gledswood an early Australian vineyard in NSW; South Asian/Indian people and trades ca. 1920; a US military man’s travels through the Philippines, Southeast Asia, Australia, NZ & Canada, 1926; a young man’s European tour visiting the 1900 Paris Exposition; Civil War tintype of a young boy in a Confederate great coat; WWII hand-made soldier’s album Netherlands East Indies, Visit to a Village. ALS from Ernest Shackleton, Edmund Fanning and an appeal from a Sing Sing Prisoner 1876. Books, photographs, autographed letters, ephemera, maps, prints.
103 items including Rembrandt’s etching of Studies of the Heads of Saskia and Others, signed by a Parisian printseller in 1801; 1st edition of Aaron Arrowsmith’s New and Elegant General Atlas, with the first printed map of the State of Ohio; long run of the cult periodical The Voice of the I Am; archive of photographs & letters of the Selfridge family nanny; Novvus Orbis, sive descriptio Indiae Occidentalis, the 1st true account of Le Maire - Schouten's expedition, the 1st around Cape Horn, 1622; Julia Child letters on Californian wine; rare children’s work Geography Epitomized, one of the first American works to include Cook’s Voyages, Stanford NY 1805; handsome lithograph portraits of Maori chiefs, 1877; a striking photograph album of a voyage from Canada to New York City via Lake Champlain and the Hudson River, 1907; inscribed photograph of Robert Peary to his financial backer, Zenas Crane; a copy of the Borman Report on the West Point Honor Code, extensively annotated by Col. Reeder. Books, photographs, ephemera, maps, prints.
An impressive collection of 262 antiquarian Australian maps & double hemispheres with Australian interest, a collection over 50 years in the making. For sale as a collection.
Including a 30-year collection of portraits & "Death of Cook" images, notably the FIRST PRINTED IMAGE OF COOK printed in 1759; autograph letters of his associates; maps; an early American collection of Cook's family crest, a portrait & letter assembled by an American relation of Cook's; a set of Cook's Voyages with Kippis' Life of Cook & the "Death of Cook" plate in the atlas; a 1790 playbill; 1810 George III Jubilee puzzle with Cook influences; Webber views. Books, maps, prints, early newspapers, ephemera, etc.
Cook's Last Voyage - The Artistic Vision in John Webber's Prints Unpublished Aquatints; Lifetime Issues; Boydell Issues A series of Webber views of Cook's third voyage to the South Pacific including New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, Krakatoa, French Polynesia, Vietnam, Russian Kamchatka and Macao in China, published from 1787 to 1820.