Antiquariaat Junk - personalized rss feed http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/ Antiquariaat Junk B.V. - Search criteria: Subject: Travel / Voyages / Expedition GAIMARD, P. - Voyage en Scandinavie, en Laponie, au Spitzberg et aux Feröe pendant les années 1838-1840 sur la corvette La Recherche, commandée par M. Fabvre. Publiés par ordre du Roi sousla direction de M. Paul Gaimard. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10044&s_currency= GAIMARD, P.

Voyage en Scandinavie, en Laponie, au Spitzberg et aux Feröe pendant les années 1838-1840 sur la corvette La Recherche, commandée par M. Fabvre. Publiés par ordre du Roi sousla direction de M. Paul Gaimard.

Paris, A. Bertrand, (1842-1855). 17 text-volumes (bound in 16). 8vo (220 x 140mm). & 5 atlases (bound in 3), with 449 (76 hand-coloured) plates. Folio (523 x 360mm). Contemporary red half calf, richly gilt decorated spines with gilt lettering and red boards & 1 atlas differently bound in contemporary dark brown calf, richly gilt decorated spine with gilt lettering and dark green boards.

A complete set of the most important scientific expedition to Scandinavia, which is composed as follows: Text-volumes: Relation du Voyage, by X. Marmier, 2 volumes; Météorologie, by V. Lottin, A. Bravais and others, 3 volumes; Magnétisme terrestre, by V. Lottin, A. Bravais and others, 3 volumes; Aurores boréales, by V. Lottin, A Bravais and others, 1 volume; Géologie, by E. Robert, 2 volumes (bound in 1); Géologie, by J. Durocher, 1 volume; Géographie physique, Botanique et Physiologie, by C. Martins, J. Vahl and others, 2 volumes; Astronomie et hydrographie, by V. Lottin, A. Bravais and others, 1 volume; Littérature scandinave, by X. Marmier, 1 volume; Histoire de la Scandinavie, by X. Marmier, 1 volume. Atlases: Atlas Pittoresque, with 311 lithographed plates; Physique, with 31 plates and maps; Géologie (by Durocher), with 11 plates (on 12 sheets); Géologie (by Robert), with 20 plates; Zoologie, with 76 hand-coloured engraved plates. The fine plates of the 'Atlas Pittoresque'' are by Mayer, Lauvergne and Giraud. Plates 1-27 concern Denmark, plates 28-36 Faroe Islands, plates 37-39 Hamburg, plates 40-127 Norway, plates 128-154 Spitzbergen, plates 155-171 Lapland, plates 172-220 Sweden, plates 221-251 Finland, plates 252-287 Russia, plates 288-310 Lithuania, Poland, etc. There is an extra plate 103A, not called for in the index of plates. The 'Atlas de Physique' shows among other subjects, 15 splendid as well as dramatic views of the northern lights, the most dramatic is an aurora observed at Bossekol, Finnmark (northern Norway), on Jan 21, 1839. The 'Atlas de Géologie' has impressive plates of glaciers, a particularly fine one is 'Vue répresentant l'enceinte de montagnes et des glaciers qui entourne la baie de la Madeleine (Spitzbergen)'. The 76 hand-coloured engraved plates of the Zoological Atlas are composed as follows: Birds. 6 plates (unnumbered) - Fishes. 20 plates (numbered 1, 4-9, 11-22 & 16bis) - Crustacea. 40 plates (numbered 1-11, 13-20, 22-31, 35-43 & 5a, 11b) - Vermes, Coelenterata, Protozoa. 10 plates (numbered C-M). The text to this atlas remained unpublished as well as the printed title to the atlas. Joseph Paul Gaimard served as naturalist on four major scientific voyages. His first voyage was a circumnavigation of the globe on the 'Uranie' 1817-1820 led by de Freycinet, the second voyage was the search for La Perouse on the 'Astrolabe', 1826-29. In 1835-6 he was on board the 'Recherche' as the scientific leader to an expedition to Iceland and Greenland. And finally in 1838-40 Gaimard was the leader of a scientific expedition, see the above offered copy, on the 'Recherche' to Northern Norway, Lapland, Spitzbergen, and the Faroe Islands. "The commission was instructed to investigate and report on all phases of science, on history, and social conditions of the northern countries mentioned in the title. The Scandinavian countries, Sweden and Norway, and the Spitsbergen archipelago were visited during the summer of 1838 and 1839, and in the summer of 1840 a trip was made to Archangel" (Arctic Bibl.). "Born and educated in the French Midi, Paul Gaimard became one of the most widely traveled naturalists in the history of scientific exploration? serving as director of the Scientific Commission for the North, he conducted extensive explorations in Lapland and on Spitzbergen and the Faroes. With the latter journey (1838-1840) Gaimard's frenetic, albeit highly productive, wandering apparently came to an end" (DSB V, p. 225). Some occasional browning and foxing, generally a fine and complete set. Provenance: Bookplate of Schloss Brunsee, the library of Marie Caroline Duchess of Berry, daughter of King Francis I of Naples-Sicily and daughter-in-law of King Charles X of France. All volumes have the bookplate of Schloss Brunsee. B.M.(N.H.) II, pp. 607-608,

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BRENCHLEY, J.L. - Jottings during the cruise of H.M.S. Curaçoa among the South Sea Islands in 1865. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10036&s_currency= BRENCHLEY, J.L.

Jottings during the cruise of H.M.S. Curaçoa among the South Sea Islands in 1865.

London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873. Large 8vo (255 x 175 mm). pp. xxviii, 487, with 1 folded coloured frontispiece, 58 plates of which 42 handcoloured and 1 folding coloured map and numerous figures in the text. Contemporary black morocco, gilt lettered spine (joints splitting).

Julius Lucius Brenchley, English explorer, was born 30 november 1816 in Maidstone. 'This voyage wasespecially significant for the natural history data collected. The ship sailed from Sydney under command of Sir William Wiseman to display the British flag in the different archipelagoes of the western Pacific. Vistits were made to Lord Howe Islands, Norfolk Islands, and Niue or Savage Island; Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji; the New Hebrides, Santa Cruz, and Solomon Islands; New Caledonia, and the Loyality Islands' (Hill p. 33). The first section of the book describes the history, anthropology etc. of the trip, the second section from page 351 descibes the natural history of the region. The first part pp. 353-394, with 21 fine handcoloured plates by J. Smith covers birds by G.R.Gray. Followed by a section on reptiles by A. Günther pp. 395-407, with 4 plates, and a section on fishes by A. Günther pp. 409-430, with 10 (5 handcoloured), a section on shells pp. 431-454, with 7 coloured plates, and insects pp. 455-474, with 8 coloured plates. 'The section on birds was prepared on the basis of material collected by Brenchley during the cruise of the fregatte 'Curaçoa', in the western Pacific. Only birds new to science or particularly rare are noted' (Anker 185). A rare work. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Henry Anson and former owner`s stamp on title. Henze I, p. 349; Hill p. 33.

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BOWLES, G. - Introduction à l'histoire naturelle et à la géographie physique de l'Espagne. Traduite de l'Original Espagnol de Guillaume Bowles, par le Viconte de Flavigny. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9967&s_currency= BOWLES, G.

Introduction à l'histoire naturelle et à la géographie physique de l'Espagne. Traduite de l'Original Espagnol de Guillaume Bowles, par le Viconte de Flavigny.

Paris, L. Cellot & Jombert Fils, 1776. 8vo (190 x 115mm). pp. xii, 516. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorates spine with red gilt lettered label (front hinge cracked but firm).

First French edition, the first Spanish edition was published in 1775 (see Bibliografia Mineral Hispano-Americana 283). William Bowles (1705-1780) was an Irish naturalist. Being introduced by Don Antonio de Ulloa, Bowles entered the Spanish service and was appointed to superintend the state mines. The present work describes the natural history of Spain and Spanish America. A part is devoted to mining in Spain as well in South America. "It is not systematically arranged, but has very considerable value as being the first work of its kind" (The Dictionary of National Biography II, p. 977). Graesse I, p. 514.

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DUMONT D'URVILLE, J.S. - Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, sous le commandement de M.J. Dumont d'Urville, capitaine de Vaisseau. Publié par ordonnance de Sa Majesté. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9900&s_currency= DUMONT D'URVILLE, J.S.

Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, sous le commandement de M.J. Dumont d'Urville, capitaine de Vaisseau. Publié par ordonnance de Sa Majesté.

Paris, Tastu, 1830-35. Text volumes only: Botanique: Vol. 1: par A. Lesson & A. Richard. Paris 1832. pp. (6), 376. Contemporary calf, gilt lettered spine. Vol. 2: par A. Richard. Paris 1834. pp. (6), lvi, 167. Contemporary calf, gilt lettered spine. Zoologie: Vol. 1: par Quoy & Gaimard. Paris 1830. pp. (4). xlx, 268. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt lettered spine.

The complete text of the botanical section and the first volume of four of the zoological section. The subtitle of the first botanical text volume is 'Essai d'une flore de la Nouvelle-Zélande'. This important voyage was one in a great series undertaken by the French government in the late 18th and early 19th centuries for scientific and political purposes. Old stamp on title pages.

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DUMONT D'URVILLE, J.S. - Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9899&s_currency= DUMONT D'URVILLE, J.S.

Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840.

Text-volumes only: Zoologie. Vol. 1. Paris 1846. pp. (6), 404. Publisher's printed blue boards. Vol. 2. Paris 1846. pp. (6), 384. Publisher's printed blue boards.

5 text volumes were published.

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DUMONT D'URVILLE, J.S. - Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9898&s_currency= DUMONT D'URVILLE, J.S.

Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840.

Text-volumes only: Zoologie. Vol. 1. Paris 1846. pp. (6), 404. Publisher's printed blue boards. Vol. 2. Paris 1846. pp. (6), 384. Publisher's printed blue boards. Vol. 4. Paris 1853. Description des Insectes par Emile Blanchard. pp. (6), 422. Contemporary half calf (worn). Géologie, Minéralogie et Géographie Physique. Paris 1848 & 1854. 2 vols. pp. xv, 458, (1), with 1 folding plate & pp. (iv), 218, (1). Publisher's printed blue boards. Hydrographique. Vol. I. Paris 1845. pp. iv, 332, with 2 folded plates. Publisher's printed blue boards. Vol. 2. Paris 1851. pp. xxxii, 240. Publisher's printed blue boards. Botanique. Paris 1845 & 1853. 2 vols. pp. (4), xiv, 549 & pp. 96. Contemporary half calf.

The complete text volumes of the Geology, Hydrography, Botany section. The zoological section lacks 2 vols. Scientifically the most rewarding of the French expeditions and of any other expedition before. The charts, collections of anthropology, zoology and botany of the Pacific region, which were brought home, were to be unsurpassed in the period after Cook, and contributed much to the knowledge of that region.

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PHIPPS, C.J. - Voyage au Pole Boréal, fait en 1773, par ordre du Roi d'Angleterre. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9541&s_currency= PHIPPS, C.J.

Voyage au Pole Boréal, fait en 1773, par ordre du Roi d'Angleterre.

Paris, Saillant & Nyon/ Pissot, 1775. 4to (245 x 195mm). pp. xii, 259, (2), with 12 folded engravedplates and many folded tables. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine, marbled sides (binding rubbed and hinges splitting).

First French edition. The original English edition was published in 1774. "... the official accountwritten by Captain Phipps, later Lord Mulgrave. This expedition of the 'Race-horse' and 'Carcass', undertaken for the purpose of discovering a route to India through the northern polar regions, was blocked by pack ice north of Spitzbergen. The valuable appendix gives geographical and meteorological observations, zoological and botanical records, accounts of distillation of fresh water from the sea, and astronomical observations. The voyage is perhaps best remembered for the presence of the young Horatio Nelson, as midshipman on board the 'Carcass', and his encounter with a polar bear" (Hill 1351). Pages 187 to 208 cover natural history, describing mammals, including whales, birds, amphibians, fishes, insects, crustacea, invertebrates, shells and plants. Plate 11 shows a crustacea and plate 12 two shells. Nissen ZBI, 3165.

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LINNAEUS, C. - Reisen durch das Königreich Schweden, welche auf Befehl der hohen Obrigkeit zur Verbesserung der Naturkunde, Haushaltungs- und Arzneykunst von ihm angestellt.... Aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8880&s_currency= LINNAEUS, C.

Reisen durch das Königreich Schweden, welche auf Befehl der hohen Obrigkeit zur Verbesserung der Naturkunde, Haushaltungs- und Arzneykunst von ihm angestellt.... Aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt.

Leipzig, G. Kiesewetter, 1756. 8vo (202 x 120mm). pp. (32), 336, with 1 large folded engraved map 'Charta über das Herzogthum Schonen' and 2 engraved plates. Contemporary red boards, spine with gilt lettering (top of spine a bit rubbed).

First German translation of 'Skånska Resa' published in 1751."Linnaeus' research work during his mature years began with trips to various Swedish provinces. By order of the parlement, which wanted an inventory of all natural resources of the country, during three summers in the 1740's Linnaeus travelled through selected areas to describe them and to search for dyestuff, minerals, clay and other economically useful substances. His reports of these expeditions were published as 'Ölandska och gothländska resa' (1745), 'Västgöta resa' (1747) and 'Skånska resa' (1751), all written in Swedish. Nothing escaped his attention on his travels on horseback - plants and insects, ruinic stones and other ancient remnants, farmers working in the fields and meadows, the changes in the weather" (DSB). Soulsby 213.

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GERMAR, E.F. - Reise nach Dalmatien und um das Gebiet von Ragusa. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8814&s_currency= GERMAR, E.F.

Reise nach Dalmatien und um das Gebiet von Ragusa.

Leipzig and Altenburg, F.A. Brockhaus, 1817. Royal-8vo (208 x 125mm). pp. xii, 323, (1), with 11 engraved plates of which 9 finely hand-coloured, plate 5 is a large folded map of 'Dalmatien und dem Gebiete von Ragusa' and plate 6 is a smaller folded map 'Petrografische Charte der Halbinsel Spalatro'. Contemporary red half calf, gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering.

A travel account to Dalmatia and the area of Ragusa on the eastern coast of the Adriatic sea. ErnstFriedrich Germar (1786-1853) was a well-known German entomologist, paleontologist and mineralogist and professor of the Univeresity of Halle. "1811 durchwanderte er Dalmatien. Dies war seine einzige grössere wissenschaftliche Reise ausserhalb Deutschlands... Seine unermüdlichen Aufsammlungen legten den Grundstock des ihm anvertrauten 'Mineraliencabinets' der Univ. Halle. Seine eigene entomologische Sammlung war neben dem Berliner Museum die grösste Deutschlands" (NDS VI, 31 1). The work describes the natural history of the area. 3 plates concern inhabitants in their local dresses, one plate shows a bird, and 4 plates concern insects. Evenhuis 1817; Horn-Schenkling 7570.

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DESCOURTILZ, M.E. - Voyages d'un Naturaliste, et ses observations. Faites sur les trois règnes de la Nature, dans plusieurs ports de mer français, en Espagne, au continent de l'Amerique septentrionale, à Saint-Yago de Cuba, et à St.-Domingue, où l'Auteur devenu le prisonnier de 40,000 Noirs révoltés, et par suite mis en liberté par une colonne de l'armée française, donne des détails circonstanciés sur l'expédition du général Leclerc. Dédiés à ... le Comte de Lacépède. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8729&s_currency= DESCOURTILZ, M.E.

Voyages d'un Naturaliste, et ses observations. Faites sur les trois règnes de la Nature, dans plusieurs ports de mer français, en Espagne, au continent de l'Amerique septentrionale, à Saint-Yago de Cuba, et à St.-Domingue, où l'Auteur devenu le prisonnier de 40,000 Noirs révoltés, et par suite mis en liberté par une colonne de l'armée française, donne des détails circonstanciés sur l'expédition du général Leclerc. Dédiés à ... le Comte de Lacépède.

Paris, Dufart, 1809. 3 volumes. 8vo (220 x 135mm). pp. lxiv, 17-365; (4), 470; x, 11-476, with 43 stipple engraved plates (including frontispieces and 2 engraved plates of music) and 11 folding (some printed on both sides) tables. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spines, marbled sides.

A rare complete copy of a book which is often found with less plates. Wood quotes a copy with 17, Sabin with 20 and Leclerc with 22 plates. Stafleu 1390 listing a copy with 34 plates informs as follows: 'Number of plates (of the third volume) varies'. Michel Étienne Descourtilz (1775-1836) was a French physician, naturalist and traveller. "Following his marriage to the daughter of Rossignol-Desdunes, who had plantations in Artibonite, he went to Saint-Domingue (Haiti) in 1798, on the way visiting Charleston, South Carolina, and Santiago de Cuba. Descourtilz became involved in the Negro revolution and, in spite of the protection of Toussaint L'Ouverture was nearly executed by Dessalines... but in 1803 escaped and sailed to Cádiz... Most of his original drawings and manuscripts, as well as his herbarium, were burned in Haiti; and in writing his books he had to rely on the works of Plumier, Joseph Surian, Alexandre Poiteau, and Turpin. His zoological contributions, particularly those on the caiman, were highly praised" (DSB). Descourtilz is better known for his 'Flore Pittoresque et Médicale des Antilles'. Many plates show zoological matter such as shells, fishes, an octopus, crocodiles, insects as well as plants, exotic fruit and sceneries. An uncut copy, signed by Descourtilz on verso of first title. Stafleu & Cowan 1390.

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KANGETSU (SHITOMO) Illustrator. - Nihon Sankai Meisan Zue [Illustrations of the Noted Products of Mountain and Sea]. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8658&s_currency= KANGETSU (SHITOMO) Illustrator.

Nihon Sankai Meisan Zue [Illustrations of the Noted Products of Mountain and Sea].

Osaka, Shioya Chobei, 11th year of Kansei, 1799. 5 volumes. 8vo (250 x 175mm). With double-page woodblock illustrations throughout. Contemporary stitched blue limp covers (edges a bit worn).

Rare, particularly as a complete set, as here. The author is not named, but Kimura Kokyo, who wrotethe preface, was a wealthy brewer of sake in Osaka, also known by his literary name of Kenkado. The work describes and depicts the technology and industry of sake production, various forms of fishing including for giant squid, other forms of hunting, trapping, bee-keeping, porcelain and textile manufacture, quarrying and lime production, and other subjects. The last volume ends with busy scenes of commerce and Dutch galleons, alluding to the export trade.

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GUMILLA. J. - El Orinoco ilustrado, y defendido, historia natural, civil, y geographica de este gran rio, y de sus caudalosas vertientes; govierno, usos, y costumbres de los Indios sus habitadores, con nuevas, y utiles noticias de animales, arboles, frutos, aceytes, resinas, yervas, y raices medicinales... Secunda impression, revista, y aumentada por su mismo autor, y dividida en dos partes. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8292&s_currency= GUMILLA. J.

El Orinoco ilustrado, y defendido, historia natural, civil, y geographica de este gran rio, y de sus caudalosas vertientes; govierno, usos, y costumbres de los Indios sus habitadores, con nuevas, y utiles noticias de animales, arboles, frutos, aceytes, resinas, yervas, y raices medicinales... Secunda impression, revista, y aumentada por su mismo autor, y dividida en dos partes.

Madrid, Manuel Fernandez, 1745. 4to (220 x 150mm). pp. (48), 403, (5); pp. (8), 412, (16), with 1 large engraved folding map of the Orinoco and 2 engraved plates. Contemporary limp vellum, with contemporary manuscript title on spines (remains of ties).

A very fine copy of the second enlarged edition. The first edition was published in 1741. José Gumilla (1686-1750), Spanish Jesuit, stayed for 30 years at the Orinoco missions and was the first to publish a comprehensive account on the Orinoco river, its people, tribes and natural history. "The work of father Gumilla is one of the most curious and interesting hitherto published upon the country of the Orinoco." (Sabin 29276). "He travelled widely on the Middle Orinoco and had ascended to Apure, Arauca and Meta rivers... and in 1741 published what was the first descriptive account of the Orinoco and its tributaries... In his book Gumilla spoke bitterly of the slave traders who invaded his country" (Howgego p. 464). The present work is based on Gumilla's personal observations as well as material he found in manuscripts left by fathers Mercado and Ribera. The beautiful engraved folding plate shows the Jesuit missions, towns and tribes along the Orinoco. Sabin 29275; Leclerc 1471.

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BORCH, M.J. Comte de. - Lettres sur la Sicile et sur l'Ile de Malthe. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8194&s_currency= BORCH, M.J. Comte de.

Lettres sur la Sicile et sur l'Ile de Malthe.

Turin, Freres Reycends, 1782. 2 volumes. 8vo (192 x 125mm). pp. xix, (1), 236; 256, with 3 folding maps and 26 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly floral gilt spines with red gilt lettered label.

First edition. A beautifully bound copy of this very attractively illustrated work. Michal Jan Comte de Borch (1753-1810) was a Polish aristocrat and naturalist. He held the military rank of commander of the Maltese Order and was a member of many learned societies. The work contains 2 large folding maps of Sicily and 1 folding map of the Etna, 2 plates show 'Champignon astringens de Malthe' formely considered a fungi and other plates show ancient temples, people etc. "Very scarce. The published letters describing Borch's extensive trips through the islands of Sicily and Maltha. Because of the author's interest in mineralogy, he provides many vivid descriptions of his visits to geological formations and working mines" (Schuh, Bibliography of Mineralogy). Borch was the author of two other books on the minerals and rocks of Sicily as well as a famous work on the on the truffles of the Piemont. Pescarzoli 104.

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NIEUHOF, J. - Het gezandtschap der Neêrlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, Den tegenwoordigen Keizer van China: waar in de gedenkwaerdigste geschiedenissen... beneffens een naauwkeurige Beschryvinge der Sineesche Steden, Dorpen, Regeering... Gewassen, Dieren... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7702&s_currency= NIEUHOF, J.

Het gezandtschap der Neêrlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, Den tegenwoordigen Keizer van China: waar in de gedenkwaerdigste geschiedenissen... beneffens een naauwkeurige Beschryvinge der Sineesche Steden, Dorpen, Regeering... Gewassen, Dieren...

Amsterdam, W. Waasberge, 1693. Folio (315 x 205mm). pp. (6), 208, 258, (9), with engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait of the author, 1 folding engraved map of China and 34 double-page engraved plates and about 100 engravings in the text. Contemporary calf, richly gilt ornamented spine in 7 compartments with red gilt lettered label (head of spine chipped).

Third edition of this beautifully illustrated work on China. The first edition was published in 1665. "Jan Nieuhof was a "Dutch traveller and adventurer" (1618-72). Between 1640 and 1644 Nieuhof was serving as an official of the Dutch West India Company in Brazil, but by 1655 he was in Batavia, in Java, as a servant of the Dutch East India Company. From there he accompanied Pieter de Goyer as a member of the Dutch embassy to Peking... In 1665 Nieuhof published what is regarded as the definitive account of the Dutch embassy to Peking, and it is for that he is best known" (Howgego p. 752). The beautifully engraved plates show Chinese towns, Chinese life and animal- and plant life. The present work describes the first embassy of the Dutch East India Company to the court of the Emperor of China in the years 1655-57 in command of Pieter de Goyer and Jakob de Keyser. It is the most profusely illustrated work on China of the period. The Paolinxi plate mentioned in the index is only present in the Latin edition and is always lacking. A fine and clean copy. Landwehr, VOC, 539.

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PHIPPS, C.J. - Voyage au Pole Boréal, fait en 1773, par ordre du Roi d'Angleterre. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7665&s_currency= PHIPPS, C.J.

Voyage au Pole Boréal, fait en 1773, par ordre du Roi d'Angleterre.

Paris, Saillant & Nyon/ Pissot, 1775. 4to (248 x 200mm). pp. xii, 259, (1), with 12 folded engravedplates and many folded tables. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label, sides with gilt borders.

A fine copy of the first French edition. The original English edition was published in 1774. "... the official account written by Captain Phipps, later Lord Mulgrave. This expedition of the 'Race-horse' and 'Carcass', undertaken for the purpose of discovering a route to India through the northern polar regions, was blocked by pack ice north of Spitzbergen. The valuable appendix gives geographical and meteorological observations, zoological and botanical records, accounts of distillation of fresh water from the sea, and astronomical observations. The voyage is perhaps best remembered for the presence of the young Horatio Nelson, as midshipman on board the 'Carcass', and his encounter with a polar bear" (Hill 1351). Pages 187 to 208 cover natural history, describing mammals, including whales, birds, amphibians, fishes, insects, crustacea, invertebrates, shells and plants. Plate 11 shows a crustacea and plate 12 two shells.

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SONNINI, C.S. - Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt, undertaken by order of the old government of France. Illustrated by engravings, consisting of portaits, views, plans, antiquities, plants, animals... Translated from the French. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7248&s_currency= SONNINI, C.S.

Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt, undertaken by order of the old government of France. Illustrated by engravings, consisting of portaits, views, plans, antiquities, plants, animals... Translated from the French.

London, J. Debrett, 1800. 4to (267 x 200mm). pp. xl, 730, (12), 1, with frontispiece portrait of the author, 1 folded engraved map of Egypt by Danville (540 x 320mm) and 27 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, rebacked preserving the old spine.

First English 4to edition. Sonnini (1751-1812) was a French natural historian and traveller. "Sonnini set out with baron de Tott's expedition in 1777. On arrival at Alexandria he found orders to explore Egypt from Louis XVI awaiting him. This he proceded to do, going on to Turkey, Greece, Crete and the Archipelago... He returned to Manoncourt in 1780 where he cultivated many new vegatables and herbs, his interest in natural history is evident from the number of plates in the above work showing plants and fish; indeed Sonnini collaborated with Buffon on an edition of the latter's works. (Blackmer, Sotheby's, 1006). 3 plates show fish. Slightly spotted. Hage Chahine, Guide du livres orientaliste, Levant, 4565

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[BIBRA, ERNST VON.] - Zur Südamerikanischen Reise. 1849-1850. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6936&s_currency= [BIBRA, ERNST VON.]

Zur Südamerikanischen Reise. 1849-1850.

German manuscript, title with motto and 139 illustrated leaves, mostly pencil or brown pen drawings, about 20 with handcolouring, some grey-, brown or ochre wash drawings, and 1 watercolour, showing ships, nautical instruments, portraits, Indians, hydro-biological matter, fishes, birds, coastal sceneries, landscapes, geological structures and plants. 8vo (160 x 102 mm). Contemporary calf, sides with gilt border, gilt edges, preserved in a brown half morocco box.

The diary in form of a sketchbook in chronological order of Freiherr Ernst von Bibra's well-known voyage to South America. Ernst von Bibra (Schwebheim 1806 - Nüremberg 1872) was a famous naturalist and traveller and one of the early pioneers writing on psychoactive drugs. As a result of his voyage he published his 'Reise in Südamerika' in 1854. The title of the present manuscript has the following device: 'Wen(n) Euch nicht gefällt was ich hier gezeichnet, so ist mir das gleich. Ist auch solches nicht desshalb geschehen, sondern nur damit ich selbst eine Erin(n)erung habe, an das, so ich in fremden Lande gesehen' [When you do not like what I have written, I do not care. It is not for you, but to have a recollection what I have seen in foreign countries]. Almost all drawings have pencil annotations many with dates, starting 14.4. (18)49 ending 4.7.(18)50. The first drawing shows an early bronze of an animal in the Bremen cathedral; followed by portraits of probably crew members or passengers (Lamers, Friedmann, Kunitz, Kühn and others); profiles of the coast of Portland (England); medusa; a flying fish; the coast of Brasil; the coast near Rio de Janeiro; several drawings showing the harbour entrance of Rio de Janeiro and its surroundings; a detailed landscape with palm trees, agaves and mountains signed Rio de Janeiro 27.6.49; several detailed drawings of Cape Horn; the coast of Chile (Valdivia & Conception); Valparaiso seen from the sea; a view of Valparaiso town and harbour; 2 drawings of an aloe; la casa del Caballero Michael Dores; a view of the Cordillera; a camp with tent, rifle, fire etc. in the Cordillera; illustrations of the island 'mas a fuerta'; the harbour of Porto Coral; an old Spanish chapel of Porto Coral; several plates of indians; a skull of a whale; a view of Tocopilla; detailed study of porphyry rocks; a view from the roof of the hotel in Callas; some exotic fruit; an old Peruvian mummy; a shark; crustacea; several exotic fishes; a number of plates of evertebrates with the longitude and latitude; the Eddystone lighthouse; a section of 6 plates with a separate ornamental title 'Nautica' portraying a ship, sails and ship equipment. Bibra wrote several scientific works regarding his voyage, one of which 'Beiträge zur naturgeschichte von Chile' was published in the 'Denkschriften der Kaiserl. Akad. der Wissenschaften' 1853. On the first page he mentions that he will consult his [the here offered] 'Tage- und Skizzenbuch' [diary- sketchbook] in writing the article. Plate vii 'Fernsicht von der hohen Cordillera über das Flachland von Chile bis zur Küsten-Cordillera' is an exact copy of a plate found in his sketchbook. On page 95 of his article he writes 'Ich habe eine Zeichnung an Ort und Stelle zu entwerfen gesucht ... und habe sie auf Taf. vii, beigegeben [I made a drawing on the spot, which is shown on plate vii]. Ernst von Bibra studied law, chemistry, and medicine at the University of Würzburg. In 1824 he inherited the family estate, allowing him to travel and study without worrying about money. In 1855 he published 'Die narkotischen Genussmittel und der Mensch'. The work is based on his experience in South America and became a pioneering study of psychoactive plants and their role in society. Drawing on his own travel experience as well as the writings of his predecessors, Baron Ernst von Bibra devotes a full chapter to each of seventeen plants, ranging from such mild stimulants as coffee and tea, through tobacco and hashish, to powerfull narcotics and hallucinogens such as opium and fly agaric. This classic text on the use of mind-altering plants was translated into English and still is a famous and classic text.

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KAEMPFER, E. - De Beschryving van Japan, behelsende een verhaal van den ouden en tegenwoordigen staat en regeering van dat ryk, van deszelfs tempels, paleysen, kasteelen en andere gebouwen;van deszelfs metalen, mineralen, boomen, planten, dieren, vogelen en visschen... benevens eene beschryving van het Koningryk Siam. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6871&s_currency= KAEMPFER, E.

De Beschryving van Japan, behelsende een verhaal van den ouden en tegenwoordigen staat en regeering van dat ryk, van deszelfs tempels, paleysen, kasteelen en andere gebouwen;van deszelfs metalen, mineralen, boomen, planten, dieren, vogelen en visschen... benevens eene beschryving van het Koningryk Siam.

Amsterdam, Jan Roman de Jonge, 1733. Folio (335 x 210mm). pp. (4), 50, 500, with 48 engraved plates, many double-page including folding maps. Contemporary blind pressed vellum.

Second Dutch edition of this great classic on Japan and the chief source of western knowledge on this country. Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716) was a German physician in the service of the Dutch East India Company. "He remained in Nagasaki from September 1690 to October 1692 and twice accompanied the chief of the factory at Deshima on his embassy to Edo (now Tokyo). In Nagasaki he made a profound study of Japanese history, geography, customs, and flora... it contains an account of his journey, a history and description of Japan and its fauna, a description of Nagasaki and Deshima; a report on two embassies to Edo with a description of the cities which were visited on the way; and six appendixes, on tea, Japanese paper, acupuncture, moxa, ambergris, and Japan's seclusion policy" (DSB). In November 1692 he left Japan for Java and Europe, and in October 1693 he landed at Amsterdam. Receiving the degree of M.D. at Leiden, he settled down in his native city, becoming also physician to the count of Lippe. He died at Lemgo on the 2nd of November 1716. The present work was first written in German but the English translation appeared first in print. A very fine copy. Landwehr, VOC, 531; Cordier 418.

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MEIJLAN, G.F. - Japan. Voorgesteld in schetsen over de zeden en gebruiken van dat rijk, bijzonder over de ingezetenen der stad Nagasaky, door C.F. Meijlan Opperhoofd aldaar. Uitgegeven door Mr. J.H. Tobias. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6869&s_currency= MEIJLAN, G.F.

Japan. Voorgesteld in schetsen over de zeden en gebruiken van dat rijk, bijzonder over de ingezetenen der stad Nagasaky, door C.F. Meijlan Opperhoofd aldaar. Uitgegeven door Mr. J.H. Tobias.

Amsterdam, M. Westerman & Zoon, 1830. 8vo (210 x 125mm). pp. (14), 190, with charming handcolouredtitle-vignette heightened with gold and 2 folded aquatint plates. Later half green cloth, marbled sides.

First and only edition. "Germain Felix Meijlan (1785-1831) entered the Dutch East India Company in 1806. From 1827 to 1830 he was the head of the company's factory in Nagasaki. It was during his period of office on Dejima that there occurred the notorious 'Siebold affair,' which called for the utmost discretion on his part in order to affect an amicable solution. Meanwhile he had begun to devote himself to a survey of Japanese foreign trade, the results of this study appearing posthumously in his 'Geschiedkundig oversigt van den handel der Europezen op Japan' (1833). It appears that he was contemplating a sequel to the present volume, this to center around impressions gained during his visit to Edo in 1830, but his untimely death thwarted any such plans. The present work was completed in the spring of 1829 and is concerned chiefly with the author's observations of life and conditions in Nagasaki. It is divided into fifteen chapters treating of such diverse topics as the government of the town of Nagasaki and that of Japan as a whole, the island of Dejima, Japanese religion and festivals and including a short sketch of the Japanese language" (Nipponalia, XVI). Alt-Japan-Kat. 1001; Cordier 486; Tiele, 754.

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CASEMBROOT, F. DE. - De Medusa in de Wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6867&s_currency= CASEMBROOT, F. DE.

De Medusa in de Wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864.

s'Gravenhage, de gebroeders van Cleef, 1865. 8vo (220 x 135mm). pp. xii, (2), 150, with 5 folded coloured maps. Contemporary half red calf, gilt lettering on spine, sides gilt pictorial cloth, gilt edges (small repair to foot of spine).

Rare first edition. A very interesting association copy with a warm and highly charming dedication from the author to his son: "Aan Leonard Willem de Casembroot van zynen hem hartelijk liefhebbenden vader, s'Hage 1865, 29 Aug." as well as a later dated note of 20 March 1897 that the book should now be kept for Robert's son on free endpaper, visiting-card of F. de Casembroot, Vice-Admiral e.r. Mauritskade 4, inserted, as well as a Japanese woocut map on Japanese paper, with English text, similar but not identical to the last map in the book, as well as newspaper cuttings dated 20 october 1865 describing the fighting of the 'Medusa' in Japan, also newspaper cuttings of 16 april 1895 concerning the death of F. de Casembroot. "On 11 July 1863 the Dutch corvette 'Medusa', commanded by Lieutenant François Casembroot and on its way to Yokohama, was attacked as it passed through the Straits of Shimonoseki at the entrance of the Inland Sea. It was not the first time that the local daimyô of Nagato had fired on foreign shipping, but ... until then there had been no casualties. This time, as a result of prolonged firing of cannons, during which the 'Medusa' was struck no less than twenty times, four members of her crew were killed and a further five injured. The 'Medusa' put up a brave fight, and managed to sail through the straits and on to her destinantion. This incident led to retaliative measures the following year by Britain, France, the Netherlands, and the United States, which succeeded in quelling the daimyô's ambition and securing a safe passage for foreign shipping through this important stretch of water. Casembroot's own account of the incident and the measures taken to avenge the loss of Dutch lives was published on his return home in 1865. It may be taken as a fair sign of the indignation felt by the Dutch reading public concerning this incident that this slim book went into a second printing within the year of its first publication" (Nipponalia II, VII). The second edition has one frontispiece and only 2 maps. Nipponalia II, VII (second edition); Cordier 579 (second edition); Tiele 234.

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ASSENDELFT DE CONINGH, C.T. VAN. - Mijn verblijf in Japan. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6866&s_currency= ASSENDELFT DE CONINGH, C.T. VAN.

Mijn verblijf in Japan.

Amsterdam, gebroeders Kraay, 1856. 8vo (230 x 130mm). pp. (2), vi, 180, with illustration on title.Later half cloth, marbled sides.

First and only edition. "Cornelis Theodoor van Assendelft de Coningh (1824-1890) had been in Japan in 1845 while serving as a junior officer on board a ship of the Dutch East India Company. Although on that occasion scarcely even setting foot on shore, he nevertheless seems to have gained a most favourable impression of the land. It was thus, he writes, with great pleasure that in May of 1851, now captain of the Joän and based in Surabaya, he received orders from the Dutch government to sail once more for Japan. He arrived in Nagasaki in August and stayed for three months, during which time he not only made the notes which form the basis of the present work, but did a small amount of research into records concerning the strange and elusive figure of Count Benyowsky. He is also author of two volumes of memoirs. The present work, a slim volume in paper covers, is as the title suggests a journal of the author's stay in Japan. It is perhaps chiefly of interest for the side-glances it affords on relations between the Dutch in Dejima and the officials of the bakufu" (Nipponalia. Books on Japan in European languages in the library of the Kyoto University of foreign studies, no. xix). Small dampstain to lower magin of title. A fine copy of this rare item. Provenance: Bookplate of C.C. Krieger. Cordier 522.

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POEPPIG, E. - Reise in Chile, Peru und auf dem Amazonenstrome während der Jahre 1827-1832. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6845&s_currency= POEPPIG, E.

Reise in Chile, Peru und auf dem Amazonenstrome während der Jahre 1827-1832.

Leipzig, F. Fleischer & J.C. Hinrichssche Buchhandlung, 1835-1836. 2 text volumes & atlas. 4to (268x 220mm, text vols) & oblong-folio (480 x 650mm, atlas). pp. xviii, 466; pp. viii, 464, with 16 large lithographed plates. Contemporary boards (a bit worn).

Famous and beautifully illustrated South American expedition. "After his visiting Chile and Peru Poeppig journeyed down the Amazon river to Parà. Part of his scientific collection was lost but he managed to save an enormous quantity. The account of the expedition and the botanical surveys he published are comparable to the work of Humboldt" (Barba de Moraes). "Der sächsische Botaniker Poeppig lebte schon einige Jahre in den Vereinigten Staaten, bevor er Ende 1826 in Baltimore zu einer Südamerikareise aufbrach. Er reiste allein durch verschiedene Provinzen von Chile, dann durch Peru, bestieg der Vulkan Antuco und überquerte von Lima aus die Anden. Zwei Jahre verbrachte er bei den Indianern in Maynas. Im zweiten Band berichtet er über seine Flossfahrt auf dem Huallaga, Marañon und Amazonas bis Parà, wo er Ende April 1831 eintraf" (Brasilien-Bibliothek der Robert Bosch GMBH). The fine large plates are by Joseph Anton Sedlmayr, Joh. Nepomuk Ott and Ignaz Bergmann after drawings by Poeppig. The two text vols have considerable foxing and occasional waterstaining, and do not contain the folded map as well as the sheet of music (lacking in most copies). The atlas volume is very fine showing charming South American sceneries. Barba de Moraes p. 681; Sabin 63 629; Robert Bosch 411.

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BIBRA, FREIHERR VON. - Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte von Chile. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6352&s_currency= BIBRA, FREIHERR VON.

Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte von Chile.

Wien, W. Braumüller, 1853. 4to (310 x 245 mm) & atlas oblong-folio (307 x 405 mm). pp. 70, with 5 chromo-lithographed plates, 4 showing sceneries of the Andes mountains. Publisher's printed wrappers.

A beautifully illustrated work on the natural history of Chile. It was published in volume V of the'Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akad. der Wissenschaften. Math.-Naturw. Classe', pages 73-142.

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SIEBOLD, P.F. VON. - Nippon. Archiv zur Beschreibung von Japan und dessen Neben- und Schutzländern: jezo mit den südlichen Kurilen, Krafto, Koorai und den Liukiu-Inseln, nach japanischen und europäischen Schriften und eigenen Beobachtungen bearbeitet. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=5848&s_currency= SIEBOLD, P.F. VON.

Nippon. Archiv zur Beschreibung von Japan und dessen Neben- und Schutzländern: jezo mit den südlichen Kurilen, Krafto, Koorai und den Liukiu-Inseln, nach japanischen und europäischen Schriften und eigenen Beobachtungen bearbeitet.

Leiden, Siebold, 1832-1852. 7 parts bound in 7 volumes. Folio (370 x 275mm). With 364 (of 365) plates, many folding or double-page. 19th century half morocco (2 text volumes bound to match).

First and only edition of this magnificent publication depicting for the first time on a large scale the ethnography and geography of Japan. The present copy has 29 plates and 227 text pages in the Ernst Wasmuth Verlag reprint of 1930 and has one plate not called for in the collation made by Bernard Quaritch in 1869, however lacks the frontispiece to the first volume as well as the 'Schilling-Cannstadt Denkmahl' plate. The following text is lacking: Abtheilung I one leaf 'Inhalt des ersten Heftes'; Abtheilung V pp. 45-186; Abtheilung VI pages 65-72; Abtheilung VII pp. 165-328. Not included in the total count of 365 plates are 19 appendix plates of Japanese text (1 plate in Abtheilung 5 and 18 numbered plates in Abtheilung 7), 25 numbered plates of Japanese text Wa Nen Kei "Annales Japonici" as well as 2 unnumbered plates belonging to this section and the lithographed title (Abtheilung 3). All these plates are listed in the Quaritch collation in the section plates 'Stein-tafeln' and for this reason there seems to be some confusion about the total number of plates. A few copies were issued on large paper, our copy is the normal issue. The work remained unfinished and 7 parts were published dealing with the following subjects: Mathematical and physical geography of Japan, hydrographical and geological maps, views and tables; People and state, a description of the inhabitants of Japan, their manners and customs, government and administration, with illustrations; Contributions to the history of Japan: mythology, history, archaeology, numismatics, with chronological maps, illustrations and tables; Arts and sciences, in particular the Japanese language and literature, with excerpts from original texts and illustrations; Religion: description of the deities, deified rulers, temples and monasteries, priests, monks and nuns, religious monuments, utensils and dress in Shintoism and Buddhism; Agriculture, industry and commerce with descriptions of related natural products and illustrations of commercial crops, animals, machines and implements; Neighbouring countries of Japan: Ezo with the Southern Kurile Islands, Korea and the Ryukyu Islands. Von Siebold was the most important European scientist who almost single handedly put Japanese studies on the European academic map. In 1823 he was posted to Japan as a surgeon to the Dutch factory on Deshima. He played a significant role in introducing Japan to the West and in his introduction of Western science to Japan. For the illustrations of the present work use was made of Siebold's large ethnographical collection, some 4700 items, which was opened to the public in 1831 and bought by the Dutch government in 1837. The Dutch were the only western nation to trade with Japan from 1639 until the opening of Japan by Perry. Von Siebold (1796-1866) was a German surgeon in service of the Dutch East India Company. 'Despite the restrictions imposed on the freedom of movement of the inhabitants, Siebold found life on the settlement quite comfortable... Since the late eighteenth century, when it had become easier to import and read books in Dutch, groups of scholars had started to engage themselves in the study of Western medicine. Dutch became the medium for these 'Dutch Studies', Rangaku. The main activities of these scholars, 'Rangakusha', were centered around the capital Edo, but all over the country was a growing interest in Western sciences during Siebold's time on Deshima... Soon, Siebold started teaching on a regular basis, mainly on the subjects of the natural sciences and medicine. In return, his students taught him Japanese and a little written Chinese. In addition, his students helped him with his botanical research... Siebold had secured the help of the Japanese painter Kawahara Keiga (1786-1865?) to make visual records of landscapes, buildings and other things which were physically impossible to collect" (K. Vos, 'Assignment Japan, Von Siebold pioneer and collector', pp. 10-13). During Siebold's stay in Edo he met the court astronomer Takahashi Sakuzaemon, the famous geographer Mogami Tokunai and Mamiya Rinzo, who provided Siebold with important information, maps etc. Siebold was expelled from Japan in the autumn of 1829 because maps were considered by the authorities as secret. Siebold had managed already to ship his collection to Batavia. However some of his Japanese friends were imprisoned. Cordier 477-48; Assignment Japan, Von Siebold pioneer and collector pp. 22-25; Nipponalia 1135; Alt-Japan Katalog 1396.

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BRUCE, J. - Voyage en Nubie et en Abyssinie, entrepris pour découvrir les sources du Nil. Pendant les années 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 & 1773. Traduit de l'Anglais, par M. Castera. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=5752&s_currency= BRUCE, J.

Voyage en Nubie et en Abyssinie, entrepris pour découvrir les sources du Nil. Pendant les années 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 & 1773. Traduit de l'Anglais, par M. Castera.

Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1790-1791. 5 volumes of text & 1 atlas. 4to. pp. lxxxiii, 620; 784; 858; 752;328, clxiii, with 7 (4 large folding) engraved maps, and 81 (19 double-page) engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spines with red and green gilt-lettered labels (a bit rubbed).

An attractive uniformly bound copy of the first French edition in 4to, of one of the most splendid narratives in the literature of African exploration. "Bruce's most notable journey began in Alexandria in June 1768. He travelled extensively in Ethiopia and claimed to have been the first European to find the source of the Nile (on 4 November 1770), he did know that the Portuguese Jesuit missionary Piedro Páes had been there more than a century earlier. Bruce actually had found the source of the Blue Nile, the main tributary of the White Nile, which it joins below Khartoum. He knew of the White Nile, although he denied that it was the major branch. James Bruce was justly considered an explorer rather than an adventurer because of his scientific approach. Before setting out, he learned as much as was known about the geography, customs, and languages of the area. Bruce brought back drawings of buildings, fauna, and flora, collected seeds; and kept precise meteorological and astronomical records. His writings are generally accurate... (DSB). The first French edition was published in 8vo and 4to. About half the plates show plants, the specimens collected went to Sir Joseph Banks and Lamarck, the other plates show a.o. birds, reptiles, mammals, and people. Bruce manuscripts are at the Royal Society, London. With the bookplate of Philippe de Vilmorin. Brunet p. 1283; Cox p. 389.

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