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Books, Maps/Atlases

by Dominic Winter Auctions


887 lots | 83 with images

June 23, 2004

Mallard House

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South Cerney, GL7 5UQ United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1285 860006

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Lot 1: Africa. Portfolio of 12 proof steel engravings by E. Finden from 'Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa' by Dixon Denham and Hugh Clapperton, 1826, printed on India paper, each image approx. 21.5cm x 15cm, overall approx. 45cm x

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Description: Africa. Portfolio of 12 proof steel engravings by E. Finden from 'Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa' by Dixon Denham and Hugh Clapperton, 1826, printed on India paper, each image approx. 21.5cm x 15cm, overall approx. 45cm x 30cm, together with another portfolio of twelve proof steel engs. on six sheets from the same work, each pair of images approx. 14 x 19.5 cm., both sets contained in recent purpose-made cloth portfolio with morocco label to upper cover, oblong folio The two sets almost duplicate one another except that the first set contains two engravings not duplicated, 'A Woman of Sockna' and 'View of the Bahir Mandia from the North' and the second set contains portraits of Clapperton and Denham, plus an engraving entitled 'Hut and Carpenters Workshop', not contained in the first set. (2)

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Lot 2: Amundsen (Roald). The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the 'Fram', 1910-1912, trans. A.G. Chater, 2 vols., 1912, num. b & w illusts. from photos. but lacks all maps and charts, light waterstain to upper margin of

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Description: Amundsen (Roald). The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the 'Fram', 1910-1912, trans. A.G. Chater, 2 vols., 1912, num. b & w illusts. from photos. but lacks all maps and charts, light waterstain to upper margin of contents of vol. 1, ex- lib copy bound in stout qtr. morocco gilt, thick 8vo (2)

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Lot 3: Anson (George). A Voyage round the World in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV, by George Anson, Esq; Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South Seas, 1st. ed, Compiled by Richard Walter, printed for

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Description: Anson (George). A Voyage round the World in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV, by George Anson, Esq; Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South Seas, 1st. ed, Compiled by Richard Walter, printed for the author, 1748, forty- one eng. plts. and maps, incl. many folding, some plts. with a little marginal foxing, creasing, etc., one or two minor stains to margins, list as described at front, contemp. half calf, worn, with covers det , 4to (1)

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Lot 4: Apianus (Petrus). Cosmographia Petri Apiani, per Gemmam Frisium apud Louanienses Medicum & Mathematicum insignem, iam demum ab omnibus vindicata mendis ..., Additis eiusdem argumenti libellis ipsius Gemmae Frisii, Antwerp, Johann Withagius for Johann

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Description: Apianus (Petrus). Cosmographia Petri Apiani, per Gemmam Frisium apud Louanienses Medicum & Mathematicum insignem, iam demum ab omnibus vindicata mendis ..., Additis eiusdem argumenti libellis ipsius Gemmae Frisii, Antwerp, Johann Withagius for Johann Beller, 1574, title with lge. woodcut of a globe (some early ink inscriptions and names crossed out), numerous woodcut illusts. to text of astronomical figures, charts, etc., incl. four with volvelles (complete), folding woodcut world map present (in good condition), two or three minor chips to extreme fore-margin of title, one or two minor marks ( generally a good copy), early vellum, rubbed and sl. wear, small 4to Adams A1283; Shirley, Mapping of the World 96. One of the most important geographical/astronomical texts of the Renaissance and an influential instrument book for navigators and travellers. The (often missing) world map is one of the earliest to show the new continent of America. (1)

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Lot 5: Baedekers. The Dominion of Canada, with Newfoundland and an Excursion to Alaska, 1st ed., 1894, together with Egypt, 5th re-modelled ed., 1902, and The Mediterranean, Seaports and Searoutes including Madeira The Canary Islands, The Coast of Morocco,

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Description: Baedekers. The Dominion of Canada, with Newfoundland and an Excursion to Alaska, 1st ed., 1894, together with Egypt, 5th re-modelled ed., 1902, and The Mediterranean, Seaports and Searoutes including Madeira The Canary Islands, The Coast of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, 1st ed., 1911, (the only ed. in English, contains the only description of Constantinople in an English Baedeker), with twelve others, including Paris, Italy, Tyrol & Dolomites, etc., num. folding maps and plans, all orig. cloth gilt, a little rubbed and some with minor wear to head and foot of spines, small 8vo (15)

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