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  • Captain Woodes Rogers Voyage – Cruising Voyage Round the World: First to the South-Seas, thence to the East-Indies, and Homewards by the Cape of Good Hope – 1718

    Captain Woodes Rogers Voyage – Cruising Voyage Round the World: First to the South-Seas, thence to the East-Indies, and Homewards by the Cape of Good Hope – 1718

    This the scarce second corrected edition. Published by Andrew Bell, London in 1718. Octavo, with five folding maps including frontispiece map of the World showing the track of Woodes Rogers vessels the Duke and the Duchess. The remaining four maps represent a continuous chart from Chiloe Island (Chile) to Mexico and are derived from Spanish manuscripts taken during the voyage.

    Finely bound in contemporary style in full leather with paneled boards, raised bands to spine with gilt lines and separate black leather title label.

    A buccaneering classic to was taken on board and often referred to in journals of subsequent important circumnavigations. William Dampier who was pilot onboard and expert all things Pacific.

    The voyage took place between 1708-1711 with a mandate to raid Spanish possessions on the Pacific Coast of South America and the famous attack on the Acapulco Galleon. During the voyage they also rescued Alexander Selkirk from Juan Fernandez Island. Selkirk having been left there at his own request during a previous voyage captained by Dampier (Selkirk believing the vessel unseaworthy). It is well know that the account of Selkirk was the inspiration for Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.

    The chart of the world has a number of curiosities of the period. California is shown as an island. Nothing is known of North West America. Australia (New Holland) represents the Portuguese and Dutch understanding with the Cape of Carpentaria connect to New Guinea and nothing known of the East Coast being well before James Cook. Tasmania reflects the knowledge acquired by Tasman on his voyager of 1642.

    Rare sought after fundamental voyage account

    SO SORRY SOLD – A BEAUTY

    $2,200.00

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  • Maps are Territories – Science is an Atlas [Includes Australian Aboriginal Mapping] – Turnbull and Others – Modern but Scarce

    Maps are Territories – Science is an Atlas [Includes Australian Aboriginal Mapping] – Turnbull and Others – Modern but Scarce

    A very unusual softcover published by Deakin University and produced as part of a the study materials for Nature and the Human Environment at Deakin.

    It was prepared by a team of seven academics of whom David Wade Chambers was the Chair but is more specifically attributed to David Turnbull with the contribution of Helen Watson with the Yolngu community at Yirrkala being specially noted. It was also published in an academic context in Chicago.

    In this form really quite rare and hard to obtain given its original purpose. The US equivalent commands quite high prices.

    Softcover, small landscape quarto, glossy and heavily illustrated in colour. This is a corrected printing of 1993. Fine condition apart from crease from holing open front cover.

    The underlying purpose is to display good evidence for the equivalent of maps in early cultures and to link that with “purpose’. For example, the London Tube map is an easily identified and understood modern map. Winding the clock well back we have incredible “clay tablet”’ maps from Nippur dated 1,500BC, and Nuzzi even earlier at 2,300BC. Our favourite, the incredible carved wooden coastal charts carried in the kayaks of the Greenland Eskimo. And more so the Australian Aboriginal depictions such as the homeland of the Gumatj clan with the names of parts of a Crocodile image representing the names of areas of land and coastal areas.

    Rare chance to obtain this work

    $55.00

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  • The Mapping of Terra Australis – Robert Clancy (Signed First Edition)

    The Mapping of Terra Australis – Robert Clancy (Signed First Edition)

    Published by Universal Press, Sydney, a first edition 1995 of Robert Clancy’s thoughtful and well-presented and illustrated book on the history of the cartography of Australia .. and a little bit more.

    Quarto hardback, 192 pages in very good condition, with a very good dust jacket.

    We have put up a good image of the Contents Page rather than a precise here.

    Clancy, a leading Australian pathologist was hooked on maps at an early age. His selections and perspective are excellent and we must say whilst Tooley is the key reference at least here we get to see in some splendour good images of the key items. We love it. The book was bought at auction and the author was there … and signed it!

    Essential Australian Cartography

    $120.00

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  • Map of Van Diemen’s Land – By Joshua Archer – 1837

    Map of Van Diemen’s Land – By Joshua Archer – 1837

    Published in London by Grattan & Gilbert (Map Agents by Appointment to the Board of Ordnance), 51 Paternoster Row, London in 1837.

    An early map by Joshua Archer who was active between 1833 and 1866. One of a progressive series, the date clear from the boundaries set out a consistent with the only example on Trove, at the State Library of N.S.W. reference 44200287.

    Key parishes identified. Count boundaries and parishes numbered. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Original colour, a bright and clean example.

    Map dimensions … printed area 28.3cm by 23.0cm on paper 32.5cm by 26.0cm.

    Joshua Archer was born at Barnstaple, Devon about 1792. As a adult he moved to London and became a successful and prolific engraver. He had a rather difficult life. He was declared bankrupt around the time of producing this map. He was married to Jane by whom he had two sons John and Albert. Around 1845 he spent time in debtors prison. His address at the time of his death in 1863 was 2 Southampton Terrace, Islington.

    Price $240.00 unframed. Enquire if you wish framing options.

    Early collectable map of Tasmania (Van Diemen’s Land)

    CURRENTLY ON HOLD

    $240.00

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  • Map of the Middle East – Isaak Tirion – 1732

    Map of the Middle East – Isaak Tirion – 1732

    An original copper engraved map by Dutch cartographer Isaak Tirion (1705-1765) of the broader Middle East. Published in Amsterdam and dated in the plate 1732.

    Very good original condition with centrefold as issued. Relief shown for all mountainous regions. Incredible detail throughout with many historical references. An extensive map taking in the whole of the area between the Red Sea, The Gulf, The Black Sea and the Caspian.

    34cm by 26cm with borders to top and bottom, narrow at the sides. A good very clean example of a rare and detailed map.

    Tirion produced several Atlases and Dutch town plans. Some suggest that his maps were based on those of Guillaume de L’isle although we see them as being much more detailed than de L’ísle’s standard.

    Price $190.00 unframed

    One of the best 18th Century Maps of the Region

    $190.00

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  • Map of Spain and Portugal – Isaak Tirion – 1730

    Map of Spain and Portugal – Isaak Tirion – 1730

    An original copper engraved map by Dutch cartographer Isaak Tirion (1705-1765) of Spain and Portugal. Published in Amsterdam 1730. Very good original condition with centrefold as issued. Incredible detail throughout with mountain ranges shown pictorially. Scale shown in Dutch and Spanish miles

    Map 33cm by 28cm with left and right borders tight to map reasonable mounting borders top and bottom, cut to boarder at the sides. Central fold as issued very clean condition.

    Tirion produced several Atlases and Dutch town plans. Some suggest that his maps were based on those of Guillaume de L’isle although we see them as being much more detailed than de L’ísle’s standard.

    Price $170.00 unframed

    Nice detailed early 18th century map by Tirion

    $170.00

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