COOK, James. James Cook 1778- 1978. Hawaii bicentenary. Royal Copenhagen plate. Diameter 18 cm. Decorated in classic shades of cobalt blue depicting James Cook, and his sailing ship off the coast of Hawaii. Limited edition. - Den Kongelige Porcelainsfabrik started with the tradition of producing a Christmas plate in 1908. This one was produced to celebrate Captain James Cook discovery of Hawaii in 1778. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 35706 ]

€ 45,00

DONNE, M.A. The Sandwich Islands and their people. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, (1866).Sm.8vo. Original embossed cloth with gilt vignette of an 'Indian' woman on the upper cover, spine gilt. With frontispiece portrait of Queen Emma and 5 wood-engraved plates. 188 pp. First edition. - 'The visit of Queen Emma, of the Sandwich Islands, to this country, has naturally raised a wish in many minds to know something about her native land and its people; and it is hoped this short and plain account of the natural features of the Sandwich Islands, and of the past history and present condition of their native inhabitants, may not prove wholly unacceptable to the public' (Introduction). The appendix list missionaries of the Hawaiian Church Mission and Hawaiian monarchs.Forbes 2681; Hill 486. [Boeknr.: 31711 ]

€ 350,00

KOTZEBUE, Otto van. Ontdekkingsreis in de Zuid-Zee en naar de Berings-Straat in de jaren 1815, 1816, 1817 en 1818. Uit het Hoogduitsch. Amsterdam, Johannes van der Hey, 1822.3 volumes. Later half blue morocco, spines gilt, with title labels to spines. With 3 different engraved title-pages by D. Veelwaard (1 handcoloured), 3 folding plates, 4 handcoloured plates and 6 folding engraved maps. VIII,428; IV,413; VIII,492 pp. First Dutch edition; first published in Weimar in 1821 Entdeckungs-Reise in die Süd-See und nach der Berings-Strasse. - A celebrated narrative of the second Russian expedition into the Pacific for scientific exploration. Leaving Kronstadt in 1815, the Rurik rounded Cape Horn and visited Chili, Easter Island and the Marshall Islands. Kotzebue explored the North American coast and Hawaii and searched unsuccessfully for a passage to the Arctic Ocean. The description of the northwest coast of America is a most important contribution (Hill p.333). Kotzebue descripion of the missions in California is considered one of the most important early accounts of that state, also important is its descriptions of Alaska. The Hawaiian portion is extensive and contains important observations on life and customs - (Some waterstains at end of volume 1). - A beautiful copy of the very rare Dutch edition of one of the great Pacific exploratory voyages. Cat. NHSM I, p.144; not in Tiele; Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 336; Forbes 551, Cf. Hill 943 (English and German ed. only); Lada-Mocarski 80. [Boeknr.: 32817 ]

€ 2950,00

PORTLOCK, Nathaniel & George DIXON. Reis naar de noord-west kust van Amerika gedaan in de jaren 1785, 1786, 1787 en 1788. Uit derzelver oorspronklijke reisverhalen zamengesteld en vertaald. Amsterdam, Matthijs Schalekamp, 1795.4to. Later half calf, with red morocco title label to spine. With folding engraved map and 9 folding engraved plates, views and portraits (including the Indian music score). XII,(4),265,(1) pp. First Dutch edition; first published in London in 1789 A voyage round the world, but more particularly to the North-West coast of America. - Two ships, the King George and Queen Charlotte, under the commands of Portlock and Dixon were sent out by the King George's Sound Company in 1785 for the purpose of pursuing the fur trade in America and China. Both men had accompanied Captain Cook on his last voyage. After visiting the Falkland Islands, the two ships made a long stay at the Hawaiian Islands, then proceeded to America, they sailed home by way of Macao and St.Helena in 1789. They surveyed the north-west coast of America, which was the most important result of the voyage. This is the principal account of the first commercial voyage to the Northwest Coast and the first English voyage to visit Hawaii after that of Captain James Cook. - (Small library stamp on verso of plates). - Important and rare book.Tiele 878; Cat. NHSM I, p.270; Muller, America, p.147; Sabin 64395; Howes 494; Lada-Mocarski 42/43; Hill 1376; Forbes 253. [Boeknr.: 1188 ]

€ 1250,00

TWEEDIE, Alex Ethel Brilliana. My legacy cruise (The peak year of my life). 2nd impression. London, Hutchinson & Co., (ca. 1936). Red cloth. With 4 coloured plates and 66 photographic illustrations. 319 pp. Ethel Brilliana Tweedie (née Harley) (1862-1940) was a prolific English author, travel writer, biographer, historian, editor, journalist, photographer and illustrator. She writes about Naples, Egypt, Suez Canal and Red Sea, Bombay, Delhi, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Siam, Bali, Zamboanga, Hongkong, Shanghai, Peking, Japan, Hawaii, and the United States.Robinson, Wayward women, p.198-199; Theakstone, Victorian & Edwardian women travellers, p.276. [Boeknr.: 36152 ]

€ 65,00

WILKES, Charles. Narrative of the United States exploring expedition, during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard, 1845.5 volumes. Contemporary speckled calf, spines with raised bands, gilt ruled and green morocco title labels. With 11 folding maps (10 folding), 64 steel-engraved plates and ca. 300 wood-engravings in the text. Official trade edition, this edition and all later editions later than 1845 appeared without the atlas (Haskell p.40); the official first edition, of which only 100 copies were printed, issued also in 1845. - The first major American expedition visited and explored the coast of South America, over 200 Pacific islands, Australia and New Zealand (1839-40), the Hawaiian Islands (1840-41), the northwest coast of America and California (1841) and the South Pacific again in 1841. In 1842 he visited South Africa. Wilkes did find icecovered land, now called Wilkes Land, west of Adélie Land. He also surveyed more than two thousand kilometres of Antarctic coastline, confirming the existence of a vast polar continent. The expedition was made up of a number of notable American scientists, and their botanical, natural history and geological findings are included. 'Wilkes was tried in a court-martial for numerous varieties of scandalous conduct, neglect of duty, cruelty, oppression and illegal punishment of seamen' (Conrad p.50). 'Charles Wilkes, no poster-boy of American polar exploration, was a flogging tyrant, paranoid and peevish, insecure and insensitive. Yet as 'Commander' of the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-42, Wilkes achieved a great deal of lasting significance, not only in his relatively brief visit to Antarctica but throughout the four-year voyage, especially in the South Pacific Islands' (Stam, Books on ice, p.80). - A nice set of Wilkesís great United States Exploring Expedition. Haskell 3, Cf. Sabin 103994; Hill 1866; Ferguson 5584; NZNB 6072; Mendelssohn II, p.610; O'Reilly/Reitman 995; Forbes 1575. [Boeknr.: 11901 ]

€ 2450,00

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