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Travel Asia - Oceania

Location: 1678
Published: Zürich, M. Schauffelberger Erbin, 1678
Size: 170 x 105 mm.
Color: Uncoloured.
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..
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Location: 1725
Published: Rouen, Pierre Le Boucher, 1725
Size: 305 x 425 mm.
Color: Uncoloured.
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..
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Location: 1729
Published: Amsterdam, 1729
Size: 320 x 240 mm.
Color: Uncoloured.
Condition: Folio. Contemporary calf spine gilt with a red gilt lettered label. Several pages a little stained as usual. Altogether in very good condition.
First French edition, published by P.Gosse, J.Neaulme and B.Lakeman. The basic work on Japan from the second half of the 17th..
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Location: 1729
Published: Amsterdam, 1729
Size: 200 x 125 mm.
Color: Uncoloured.
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..
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Location: 1734
Published: Venice, 1734
Size: 200 x 130 mm.
Color: Uncoloured.
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..
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Location: 1737
Published: The Hague, H. Scheurleer, 1737
Size: 520 x 390 mm.
Color: In original o/l colours.
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..
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Location: 1763
Published: Amsterdam, Leipzig, 1763
Size: 242 x 283 mm.
Color: Uncoloured
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..
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Location: 1877
Published: Paris, Morel, 1877
Size: 573 x 402 mm.
Color: Uncoloured.
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..
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Location: 1878
Published: 1866 et 1873, tirage vers 1878
Color: Uncoloured
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..
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Location: 1897
Published: Leipzig, 1897
Size: 270 x 190 mm.
Color: Uncoloured.
Condition: 4to. Two volumes bound in one. Second edition. Würzburg und Leipzig Verlag der K.U.K. Hofbuchhandlung von Leo Woerl, frontisp. and a map of Japan. XXXV 421p vii 342p.
The book has been re-bound early this century in full leather binding. Plates covered with snake-skin imitation leather. Edge..
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Location: 1904
Published: Leipzig: Spamer, 1904
Size: 240 x 160 mm.
Color: Uncoloured.
Condition: 8vo. XXXI, 296 pp.
¤ With 114 illustrations after photographes and one map...
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Location: 1906
Published: Altenburg, S.-A., Stephan Geibel Verlag, 1906
Size: 230 x 160 mm.
Color: Uncoloured.
Condition: 9vo, xvi, 462 p. illus., folding colour printed map.
Illustrated with ca. 200 illustrations. All photographes are taken by the author...
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Published: Paris, P. G. Le Mercier, 1735
Size: 430 x 280mm.
Color: Uncolored
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..
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