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A French view on the Arabs in a Dutch translation

ARVIEUX, Laurent d'. Reis naar de legerplaats van den Grooten Emir, en beschrijving van de zeeden en gewoonten der woestijn-bewoonende Arabieren ... Tweede druk.
Dordrecht, A. Blussé & Zoon, 1802. 8vo. With 3 full-page engraved plates and 1 engraved illustration in text. Contemporary gold-tooled half calf, shell-marbled sides. Full description
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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
€ 2,500
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The most interesting sources of American history

ENS, Gaspar. Indiae Occidentalis historia: in qua prima regionum istarum detectio, situs, incolarum mores, aliaque eo pertinentia, breviter explicantur. Ex varius auctoribus collecta, opera & studio.
Köln, Wilhelm Lutzenkirchen, 1612. 8vo. With a letterpress title in an elaborate engraved border. 19th-century calf; rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down. Full description
€ 2,500
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The natural history, politics and medicine of India and Persia,
with a section on Muscat

FRYER (FREYER), John. Negenjaarige reyse door Oostindien en Persien.
The Hague, Abraham de Hondt, Jacobus van Ellinkhuysen and Meyndert Uytwerf, 1700. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, engraved author's portrait, 3 folding engraved maps and 7 folding engraved plates and views. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, modern flyleaves. Full description
€ 3,750
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First substantial English translation of Ibn Batuta's travels through the Islamic world and beyond

IBN BATUTA and Samuel LEE (editor). The travels of Ibn Batuta; translated from the abridged Arabic manuscript copies, preserved in the public library of Cambridge. With notes, illustrative of the history, geography, botany, antiquities, &c. occurring throughout the work.
London, printed for the Oriental Translation Committee (colophon: by J.L. Cox). Large 4to (32 x 26). With various passages including the original Arabic text. Later half calf. Full description
€ 17,500
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An informative account of a voyage to the Mediterranean

JONG, Cornelius de. Derde reize naar de Middellandsche zee gedaan in de jaren 1786, 1787 en 1788.
Haarlem, François Bohn, 1810-1812. 2 volumes bound as 1. 8vo. Witha  stipple engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, an engraved view of two Corsican farmers and a folding engraved view of the Cave of Dogs, a small cave on the eastern side of the Phlegraean Fields near Pozzuoli, Naples. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 750
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Two British voyages to the Middle East and the Moghul Empire

MILDENHALL, John, John CARTWRIGHT and [Samuel PURCHAS (editor)]. Oost-Indise voyagien van Johan Mildenhal en Johan Cartwright; onder veel avontuuren en opmerkelyke waarnemingen, (in de jaren 1599 en 1606) te water en te lande, gedaan na de landen van Persien en den Grooten Mogol.
Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706. Folio. With an engraving on the title-page by Jan Goeree and 2 engraved illustrations in text. Modern decorated cloth. Full description
€ 750
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Only published edition of the original version of the navigation book by the great Ottoman admiral

PIRI REIS and Paul KAHLE (ed.).

Bahrije. Das türkische Segelhandbuch für das Mittelländische Meer vom Jahre 1521.
Berlin and Leipzig, Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1926-1927. 3 volumes. Large 8vo (26 x 18). Volume 1 with 137 reproductions of manuscript pages of Ottoman Turkish text and maps and volume 2 with 4 plates. Publisher's original printed wrappers.

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Birds, fish and Inuit from the Alaska region, with 12 plates

ROSSE, Irving C. Cruise of the revenue-steamer Corwin in Alaska and the N.W. Arctic ocean in 1881. Medical and anthropological notes on Alaska.
Including:
MUIR, John. Botanical notes.
NELSON, E.W. The birds of Bering sea and the Arctic ocean
BEAN, T.H. List of fishes.
Washington, Government Printing Office, 1883. 4to. With 9 chromolithographed plates, 3 full-page heliotypes, and woodengraved illustrations in text. Modern green cloth. Full description
€ 250
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Rare Dutch adaptation of the account of the second voyage of captain John Ross, with 6 plates

ROSS, John. De reizen en lotgevallen van kapitein John Ross, op zijne ontdekkings togten naar de Noordpools gewesten. Voor jonge lieden ... Uit het Hoogduitsch vertaald.
Amsterdam, Ten Brink & De Vries, 1837. 8vo. With the title-page, 6 plates (including frontispiece) and folding map of the Arctic region all lithographed. Slightly later half cloth. Full description
€ 650
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The discovery of the sources of the Mississippi

SCHOOLCRAFT, Henry Rowe. Narrative of an expedition through the upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake, the actual source of this river; embracing an exploratory trip through the St. Croix and Burntwood (or Broule) rivers in 1832.
New York, Harper & Brothers (back of title-page: printed by Whitney, Detroit), 1834. 8vo. With 5 engraved maps (2 folding). Later half calf. Full description
€ 850
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Rare collection of travel accounts, with 12 aquatint views

SOMMER, Johann Gottfried. Merkwaardige bijzonderheden, inhoudende de nieuwste ontdekkingen in de natuurkunde, natuurlijke historie, land- en volkenkunde, op alle gedeelten van den aardbol.
Amsterdam, Ten Brink and De Vries, 1825-1827. 4 volumes. 8vo. With 4 engraved title-pages, each with one of two aquatint views, plus 10 aquatint views on 8 plates, all by H.W. Hoogkamp. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,500
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Rare German translation of Speelman's expedition against the Kingdom of Makassar

[SPEELMAN, Cornelis Janszoon]. Journal, oder kurtze Erzehlung des Anfangs, Fort- und Aussgangs des Krieges, welcher zwischen dem König und mehrerer Regierunge des Reichs Macassar und der Oost-Indischen Compagnie der Vereinigten Niederlanden in den Jahren 1666, 1668 und 1669 geführet worden.
Hamburg, Gottfried Schulken, 1670. 4to. Disbound, preserving the original endpapers. Full description
€ 3,250
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First-hand accounts of Russia ca. 1670, also with a section on Muscat;
from the library of a famous German explorer

STRUYS, Jan Jansz. Drie aanmerkelyke reizen, door Italien, Griekenland, Lyfland, Moscovien, Tartaryen, Meden, Persien, Oostindien, Japan, en verscheiden andere gewesten.
Including: HEIDEN, Frans Jansz. van der. Vervaarlyke schipbreuk van 't Oostindiesch jacht Ter Schelling, onder het land van Bengale, …
Amsterdam, Steven van Esveldt, 1746. 4to. 2 parts in 1 volume. Part 1 with an engraved title-page, 19 engraved folding plates and 1 engraved folding map; part 2 with an engraved title-page and 12 engraved plates. 19th-century red half sheepskin. Full description
€ 4,000
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Dutch edition of Thévenot's travels in the Levant, with Jan Luyken's splendid illustrations of 1681

THÉVENOT, Melchisedec Jean-Baptiste. Alle de gedenkwaardige en zeer naauwkeurige reizen …; mitsgaders de voornaamster byzonderheden van d'Archipel, Konstantinopolen, 't Heilige Land, Egypten, de woestynen van Arabie, Mekka …
Amsterdam, Gerrit Bos, 1731. 4to. With engraved title-page, standing portrait of the author in Eastern garb, 19 engraved plates (including 2 folding) drawn, etched and engraved by Jan Luyken. 18th-century half calf, sprinkled-paper sides, refurbished in the 19th century and with a 20th-century spine label. Full description
€ 2,500
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Weddell's second voyage to South America

WEDDELL, Hugues Algernon. Voyage dans le nord de la Bolivie et dans les parties voisines du Pérou ou visite au district aurifère de Tipuani.
Paris, P. Bertrand & London, H. Baillière, 1853. 8vo. With two lithographed plates, three woodcut illustrations in text (one music) and a folding engraved map. Contemporary red half morocco, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,000
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