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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

FORBES-LINDSAY, C.H. America's insular possessions. Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Co., 1906.2 volumes. Original decorated cloth gilt, with dust-jackets, top edges gilt. With folding profile of the Panama Canal, folding coloured map and 51 plates in photogravure. 560; 566 pp. Contents: The Great Antilles, Porto Rico, Guam, Hawaii, Panama and the Philippines. - A fine set. [Boeknr.: 36765 ]

€ 125,00

HILL, S.S. Travels in the Sandwich and Society islands. London, Chapman and Hall, 1856.Sm.8vo. Modern half cloth. With folding map. XII,428 pp. First edition; with bookplate The Rodiek Collection of Hawaiiana. - An interesting travel narrative by an English gentleman-traveler, who devotes more than 300 pages of the text to his visit to Hawaii. Samuel Hill arrived at Honolulu on the Josephine, December 24, 1848, direct from Kamchatka, where he had made an exploratory tour. He describes Honolulu, gives a general history of the islands since Captain Cook's time, and visits local sites of picturesque or historical interest. His travels around the island of Hawaii, however, are the most interesting portions of the text (Forbes III, 2175). Another part of the book covers his time in Tahiti, the Society Islands and Valparaiso. The appendix includes a transcription of the Hawaiian Declaration of Rights and an account by Robert McNally on the Schooner Amelia relating the murder of the first mate by three men. O'Reilly & Reitman, 1143. [Boeknr.: 36752 ]

€ 475,00

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 with instructions to find a passage across the Arctic Ocean and to explore the islands of the Pacific. 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; Howgego II, p. 327-328. [Boeknr.: 32817 ]

€ 2950,00

MATHISON, Gilbert Farquhar. Narrative of a visit to Brazil, Chile, Peru, and the Sandwich islands, during the years 1821 and 1822. With miscellaneous remarks on the past and present state, and political prospects of those countries. London, Charles Knight, 1825.Later half calf, spine gilt with red morocco title label. With folding chart of the Sandwich Islands (foxed) and 4 hand-coloured aquatint plates. XII,478,(1) pp. First edition; with bookplate of Robert Herries. - More than a third of the book relates to Brazil including a visit to the Swiss settlement of Nova Friburgo, an account of Rio de Janeiro and its environs and an overview of Brazililian history. On Brazil the best passage is the description of the attempted Swiss colonization at that time in full decay (Borba de Moraes II, p.537).The rest of the book concerns Chile, Peru, and the Hawaian Islands. Much information is given on the cultural life of the various places visited, including Hawaii. Among the Hawaiian material are accounts of the natives, the missionaries, the government and the royal family, shipping, and the speculation of the King in the Canton trade (Hill 1105). This is the main source for an account of the famous 'Cannibal Stone' located at Helemano, Oahu (Forbes 610). - (3 leaves with small holes). - A fine copy.Sabin 46838; Abbey, Travel, 700. [Boeknr.: 36904 ]

€ 975,00

MOSELEY, H(enry) N(ottidge). Notes by a naturalist. An account of observations made during the voyage of H.M.S. 'Challenger' round the world in the years 1872-1876, under the command of G.S. Nares and F.T. Thomson. New revised edition .. with a brief memoir of the author. London, John Murray, 1892.Original cloth (sl. soiled). With portrait, folding map, and many woodengravings. XXIV,540 pp. First published in London in 1879. - The HMS Challenger was the first steam vessel to cross the Antarctic Circle (1874). Includes a general description of Tristan da Cunha, Marion Islands, Iles Crozet, Iles Kerguelen, Heard Island, Juan Fernandez, Magellan Strait and the Falkland Islands, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji & Cape York and Queensland, with numerous observations on natural history, especially birds. Conrad p.69; Headland 1039; Spence 820; Ferguson 12883b; Forbes III, 3267; O'Reilly & Reitman 1302. [Boeknr.: 21802 ]

€ 375,00

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

PORTLOCK, Nathaniel & George DIXON. A voyage round the world; but more particularly to the North-West coast of America: performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and in 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte. London, John Stockdale & George Goulding, 1789.4to. Contemporary tree-calf (top of spine sl. dam.; hinges restored). With engraved frontispiece portrait of Portlock, 5 handcoloured engravings depicting birds, 6 folding engraved charts and 8 engraved plates. XII,384,XL pp. First edition; copy on large and thick paper; with armorial bookplate of Samuael Beckwith. - 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. Portlock and Dixon separated, with Portlock exploring northward up the Alaskan coast and Dixon proceeding southward to Nootka Sound. Both captains published accounts of the voyage, but Portlock is of greater value for his particularly vivid descriptions of the Native Americans and Russians in the region. 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. - Tear in one leaf; dampstain in lower corner of first leaves otherwise fine. - A classic narrative of the early exploration on the Northwest Coast of North America; one of the very few copies of deluxe issues with coloured plates.Sabin 64389; Howes 494; Lada-Mocarski 42; Hill 1376; Forbes 177. [Boeknr.: 32946 ]

€ 9250,00

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, Palestine, 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, circumnavigated the globe under the command of Charles Wilkes between the summer of 1838 and the summer of 1842. He 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). This expedition was probably the last voyage of discovery around the world completed entirely by sailing ships.- 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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