Condition: Octavo, contemp. vellum, stained and spine contemporarily renewed. - Browned, heavily finger-stained, in places brown or water stained throughout. The folding plates, slightly cleaned with a few repaired tears along the folds, plate 2 (Batavia) right hand margin trimmed to neat line, with extended margin. Fronts. bound before “Americanische Reis=Beschreibung”.
Very rare first illustrated edition of collected travel accounts by citizens of Zürich, containing : Hans Jacob Amman, "Narra..
Condition: Very good condition. Folds as issued. Paper very slightly age toned. Dark impression. ans. Two plates detached from Volumes I and II, wax spots (?) p. 176 of Vol. IV, hole deleting two-word letters from pp. 225-226 of volume IV, small paper scarf in the lower margin of the board opposite p. Volume IX. Clear rednesses. Restorations with some caps and bit, small trace of worm to a box on the back of the volume.
Important richely illustrated compendium of the first Dutch voyages to East India, of great interest for the history and esta..
Condition: 6 parts in one vol. 8vo. Contemporary blind tooled vellum, title in ink on spine. Engraved allegorical frontispiece by J.C. Philips (1729), 3 engraved folding maps of (1) China, including Japan and Kamchatka, (2) Japan.
Original edition of the first volume of the Dutch translation of an extensive series on the geography, history and culture of..
Condition: 8vo. Contemp. vellum. 512pp. Illustrated with 4 plates including one with Japanese people. 1 folding view of Deshima and two folding maps of Japan and the Philippines with Italian text after I. Tirion.
This most uncommon work provides an interesting focus on the dissemination of the outline of Japan provided by Kaempfer. Besi..
Condition: Contemp. mottled brown calf with moderate wear; 2° (52x39cm.) Printed title page., 2pp advertisement, 8pp text, 42 engraved maps of China, Tibet, Tartary and Korea, 12 folding. The 3 overview maps with original outline colours. On title page some paper cu
First edition of "the principal cartographic authority on China during the 18th century". It was the second major atlas of Ch..
Condition: (2pp), title page with engraved vignette, table of contents, 630pp, (2pp), 9 fold-out maps (cpl.), contemporary full calf leather binding with ribbed spine with floral motif, and a mention of title and volume, red edges.<br />Paper very slightly browned,
Volume 21 of this informative publication with a description of the discoveries, conquests, and settlements by the Portuguese..
Condition: Text vol. in 4to (325 x 245mm) in half red Shagreen and 199 (of 200) plates in tall folio (573 x 402mm.). Text: (ii) + (viii) + 296 pp with 34 engraved plates. Plates are lithographed or engraved, approximately 130 printed in colours. Spotting troughout text and plates, water staining affecting a few plates, titles and tables of third volume. Some original publisher’s wrappers remain with the mention of second edition.
Rare et remarquable ouvrage sur l'Orient, le plus important du XIXe siècle entièrement consacré à l'art arabe.Illustré de 199..
Condition: 26 photographies par Emile Gsell d'après des négatifs au collodion, épreuves sur papier albuminé contrecollées sur carton et 13 autres photographies anonymes de la même période. Certaines sont un peu jaunies, rousseurs affectant les cartons.
VOYAGE A ANGKOR. - Collection constituée de 26 photographies par Emile Gsell, 13 autres photographies, 2 fascicules concernan..
Condition: 4 volumes folio ; (2) leaves, viij-lij-iv-592 pp. — (2) leaves, iv-725 pp. — (2) leaves, iv-564-(2) pp. — (2) leaves, ij-520 pp. Contemporary calf, spines divided in compartments by six raised bands, contrasting red morocco labels in two, others richly gilt with floral tools, leaf sprays, etc., sides ruled in gilt with three-line fillet, marbled endpapers, red edges. With 65 maps and plates (all but one double-page or folding); titles in red and black incorporating engraved pictorial vignette by Baquoy after Humblot; with all half-titles; woodcut head- and tailpieces, typographic ornaments, historiated and decorative initials.
First edition of this cornerstone of any collection of books on China, which is also among the rarest and most desirable of i..