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Italian explorer in New Guinea

ALBERTIS, Luigi Maria d’. La nouvelle-Guinée ce que j'y ai fait, ce que j'y ai vu.
Paris, Hachette & Co. (back of half-title and colophon: printed by Motteroz), 1883. 8vo. With 2 engraved maps (1 folding) and 64 wood-engravings, many full-page, including the author's portrait as frontispiece. Contemporary half morocco. Full description
€ 125
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On the famous voyage of Captain Louis Freycinet

ARAGO, Jacques Etienne Victor. Souvenirs d'un aveugle, voyage autour du monde. Ouvrage enrichi de soixante dessins et de notes scientifiques.
Paris, Hortet and Ozanne, 1839. 4 volumes. 8vo. With 2 engraved portraits, of Jacques and François Arago, and 60 full-page lithographed plates, all after drawings by the author. Contemporary green half sheepskin, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 1,950
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The Great Barrier reef

[BRITISH MUSEUM - NATURAL HISTORY]. Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29. Scientific Reports.
London, British Museum, 1930-1939. Volumes 1-6/2 (54 parts). 4to. With ca. 200 plates. Original cloth and wrappers. Full description
€ 1,500
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Travel account with magnificent series of views; a superb set in the most original condition possible

CHORIS, Louis. Vues et paysages des régions équinoxiales, recueillis dans un voyage autour du monde, par Louis Choris, avec une introduction et un text explicatif.
Paris, Paul Renouard, 1826. 6 parts. Folio. With 24 lithographed plates. Each part in original mauve printed wrappers, preserved in a green morocco box. Full description
€ 40,000
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Rare reissue of the complete set of the Dutch translation of Cook's three voyages

COOK, James. Reizen rondom de waereld door James Cook vertaald door J. D. Pasteur met kaarten en plaaten.
Leiden, Jan & Abraham Honkoop; Amsterdam, Johannes Allart; The Hague, Isaak van Cleef, 1803. 13 general text volumes (8vo) and 1 atlas volume (folio). With engraved title-pages to the 13 text volumes and 4 letterpress folding tables. With all illustrations in a separate plate volume, including an engraved portrait of James Cook, 134 engraved plates and 52 engraved maps.
With: (2) CHEVALLERAEU, Willem. Bladwijzer der voorvallen en ontmoetingen van den Kapitein James Cook, op zijne drie togten, en der onderscheidene landen, enz. door hem op die togten waargenomen of nieuwelings ontdekt.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1809. 1 volume (8vo).
The 14 text volumes bound in contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines; the plate volume in modern cloth. Full description
€ 5,500
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The languages of Oceania

CUST, Robert Needham. Les races et les langues de l'Océanie … traduit de l'anglais par A.L. Pinart.
Paris, Ernest Leroux (back of half-title: Le Puy, printing office of Marchessou fils), 1888. 12mo (17 x 11.5 cm). With a folding chromolithographed language map of Oceania, 1 headpiece in 17th-century style. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Full description
€ 500
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