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  • The Cruise of Her Majesty’s Ship “Challenger” – W.J.J. Spry – 1878

    The Cruise of Her Majesty’s Ship “Challenger” – W.J.J. Spry – 1878

    An 1878 edition of Spry’s book about the Challenger Expedition, the most important and certainly largest 19th Century Scientific Expedition.

    Published by Sampson Low etc London. Octavo, 320 pages with 46 black and white illustrations and large folding chart showing the track and activities of H.M.S. Challenger. Original burnt sienna colored cloth covered binding, with gilt image of vessel to front. Map with small repaired tear, slight ageing otherwise a very good copy of this desirable work.

    Challenger gave its name to the deepest Ocean and the best means of space travel.

    SO SORRY SOLD

    $130.00

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  • Wooden Hookers of Hobart Town & Whalers out of Van Diemen’s Land [Two Works] – Harry O’May

    Wooden Hookers of Hobart Town & Whalers out of Van Diemen’s Land [Two Works] – Harry O’May

    Published by the author a fine copy of the second impression 1978.

    Octavo, 137 pages plus 101 pages indices not paginated. Very clean superb dust jacket.

    Harry O’May’s compilation of two books packed with historic detail about the Tasmanian early whalers – superb photographic record nowhere else seen.

    One of the best Tasmanian Maritime

    $40.00

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  • Wrecks & Reputations [The Loss of the Schomberg and Loch Ard] – Don Charlwood

    Wrecks & Reputations [The Loss of the Schomberg and Loch Ard] – Don Charlwood

    Published by Angus & Robertson in 1977. A very good copy, 190 pages with fine dust jacket.

    Don Charwood’s well researched tightly composed and nicely illustrated account of the difficulties of early vessels sailing through the Western entrance of the Bass Strait.

    Particular reference to the fate of the Schomberg and the Loch Ard and to its only survivors Eva Carmichael and the young man that saved her Tom Pearce.

    The fate of many other ships of the “Loch” brand are listed – leads one to conclude never to sail in a vessel named Loch anything!

    What out for the rocks!

    $25.00

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  • Studia Bountyana 1 [Mutiny on the Bounty] – Rolf Du Rietz

    Studia Bountyana 1 [Mutiny on the Bounty] – Rolf Du Rietz

    Seemingly, quite a few “Bounty Authorities” took exception to some of the ideas put forward by Marge Darby in her book “Who Caused the Mutiny of the Bounty?”. Notably, Rolf Du Rietz, of Uppsala was particularly motivated and produced this well researched and referenced contribution.

    Limited to 500 copies, self-published in the English language and printed in Uppsala in 1965. Soft covers, perfect bound (23cm by 16cm), 59 pages including list of references.

    Rolf du Rietz manages to thank a distinguished cast of thousands and the usual library bodies …. Including the illustrious Mackaness. We cannot help feel this supports his, at times, heavy criticism of Madge who no doubt intended her book to be of more general appeal. Regardless, we like this work, it certainly sets the mind in motion regarding “Who Caused the Bounty Mutiny” … not me said Bligh!

    Intellectual work on the Bounty Mutiny and the right to have original thought!

    $30.00

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  • Atlas of Columbus and The Great Discoveries – Kenneth Nebenzahl

    Atlas of Columbus and The Great Discoveries – Kenneth Nebenzahl

    A first printing 1990 of Kenneth Nebenzahl’s striking work on early maps. Despite the title much more than New World focused

    Published by Rand McNally and probably one of their best works. Folio, 168 pages, extensively illustrated in colour. A fine copy in a complete and pristine dust jacket. Heavy and will be difficult to send Overseas.

    Nebenzahl, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Trustee of the Newberry Library , Chicago … a map lovers heaven. Recipient of the “Tooley” award of the International map Collectors Society.

    With the backbone of Columbus the book is set out in four parts. Part I – The Geographic Tradition inherited by Columbus; Part II – Columbus and His Contemporaries Change the Map; Part II – Filling in the Features of the Earth and Part IV Europe’s Colonial Era Begins. We must say the only rather dull thing about this book is the “Part Headings”. It is not al all dull and contains many beautiful cartographic curiosities not found in other books of aligned topic.

    Special cartographic work with super examples and illustrations.

    $80.00

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  • Mapping Our World – Terra Incognita To Australia

    Mapping Our World – Terra Incognita To Australia

    Published by The National Library of Australia in 2013 a substantial quality work. Published on the occasion of the landmark exhibition of the title name held at the National Library of Australia from November 2013 to March 2014.

    Landscape 30cm by 27cm perfect bound with stiff French style wraps. 256 pages printed to a very high quality.

    Beautifully illustrated with maps that most collectors would willingly die for … following sensible format … Ancient Conceptions of the World; Medieval religious Mapping; The Age of Discovery; The Dutch Golden Age; Europe and the South Pacific. Followed by the most useful bibliography, glossary, checklist, etc. A fine copy.

    Heavy and if Overseas may require a postage supplement.

    A beautiful map book … indeed a beautiful book by any standards.

    $80.00

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