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Japan: c. 1800.
Collection of six plates depicting the traditional attire of countries west of Japan including England, Germany, Portugal, Holland, Denmark, and Russia. Folio, each painting housed in a custom mat with a mylar guard. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 132604
[Livorno]: [Marco Coltellini], .
Engraved map of Southeastern North America during Florida's first Spanish Colonial period from Marco Coltellini's Il Gazzettiere Americano. One page, the map shows the peninsula of Florida and part of the Gulf of Mexico. In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 14 inches.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 135711
Paris: Sold by W. & S. Jones, c. 1845.
Rare mid-19th century Charles Dien celestial table globe. The globe measures 11.5 inches in diameter with an engraved longitude ring and brass latitude ring. Mounted on brass and mahogany stand. The globe contains twelve bodies including the sun and earth with its moon. The entire piece measures 18 inches in height. French astronomer and cosmographer Charles Dien published highly detailed atlases, works on astronomy, and both celestial and terrestrial globes in Paris throughout the 1840s and 1850s. Dien was also renowned for the sophisticated engravings he designed for the many books produced by his father's publishing house Delamarche. In very good…
Price: $6,200.00 Item Number: 97888
"Here Nature has contrived to unite conditions of soil and climate in a manner most delightful": Rare first edition pamphlet of Fort Lauderdale, Florida: "Gateway to the Everglades"
Fort Lauderdale: Snyder & Hortt, Real Estate and Investments, c. 1915.
Rare first edition promotional brochure for the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Octavo, profusely illustrated with photographs taken c. 1914-1915 of the business district, boulevards, markets, railways, farms, orange groves, beaches, marinas, streams, and homes of Fort Lauderale. Map of Florida on the final page. In near fine condition. Scarce, OCLC/WorldCat locates only one other example housed in the Alachua County Library which lists the publication date as 1915, the year Fort Lauderdale was designated the county seat of the newly formed Broward County.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 103801
Exceptionally rare pair of William and Thomas M. Bardin's New British Terrestrial and Celestial Globes; on the original mahogany tripod stands
Fine pair of two large Regency period globes produced by William and Thomas M. Bardin, two of the most highly regarded globemakers of the period. Both the celestial and terrestrial globe measure 18 inches in diameter and are mounted on the original mahogany tripod stands with central compasses mounted on raised brass casters. Fitted with brass meridian rings, the terrestrial globe with an additional brass hour circle at the north pole. The horizon circles for both globes have engraved paper zodiacal rings with calendar. Each with a cartouche reading, "Sir Joseph Banks, Bart K.B., President of the Royal Society, this…
Price: $150,000.00 Item Number: 129376
Rare Eighteenth Century Map Of the mouth of the Pearl River by renowned French cartographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
Carte Des Isles Qui Sont a l’Embouchure de la Riviere de Canton. [Eighteenth Century Map Of The Islands Which Are At The Mouth Of The Canton River].
Paris: c. 1750.
Eighteenth century map of the isles of the Pearl River (formerly the Canton River) by French cartographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin. One page, hand-colored, central fold. In very good condition. Later hand-coloring. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 18.25 inches by 14 inches.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 137244
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind": Rare Original July 21st 1969 Delaware Evening Journal Front Page; Signed by legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong
Wilmington: Delaware Evening Journal, July 21, 1969.
Rare original Delaware Evening Journal featuring the headline "Eagle Jets Safely Off Moon; In Orbit for Rendezvous", a front page article on the Apollo 11 moon landing, and large photograph of Neil Armstrong collecting dirt on the lunar surface. Boldly signed by Neil Armstrong on his photograph. Below the headline is Armstrong's famous quote, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Articles featured on the front page include, "Neil, Buzz Leave Prints on Moon", "Kennedy Charged in Crash", and "Luna 15 Lands On Moon, 500 Miles from LM." In very good condition. Double matted and framed.…
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 100158
1964: William Morrow & Company, New York.
First edition of Huxley's authoritative report on the rapidly changing political climate of post-colonial East Africa. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with maps and drawings by Jonathan Kingdon. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Joe Ferrier with my best wished Elspeth Huxley." Laid in is the original typed transmittal letter, an autograph card and photograph of Huxley; all three signed by her to Ferrier. The recipient, Joe Ferrier was a lifelong fan and pen pal of Huxley’s. They often exchanged letters, books, and article clippings between England and the United States. Near fine in a…
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 96083
"No Doubt, the most interesting part of our visit here to-day consists in looking at the great ships and learning a little of how they are built": Arthur O. Cooke's The World at Work: A Day in a Shipyard
New York: Hodder & Stoughton, c. 1912.
First edition of Arthur O. Cooke's The World at Work: A Day in a Shipyard. Small octavo, original illustrated boards with pictorial pastedown, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with engravings from photographs, three full-page colored plates including frontispiece, mechanical charts. In near fine condition. Rare.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 104861
New York: Johnson and Ward, c, 1865.
Large hand-colored map of Asia by American cartographers Johnson and Ward. One page, hand-colored. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 21.5 inches by 19 inches.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 137233
Amsterdam: c. 1630.
Rare 17th century Jodocus Hondius map of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Jamaica. One page, hand-colored, the map shows the islands of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Jamaica with an inset of Havana and detailed embellishments of ocean waves, sea monsters and ships. In near fine condition. An excellent example of the bold and highly detailed Mercator-Hondius style of engraving.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 138671
Commemorative cover with an inlaid medallion honoring the 25th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest, boldly signed by both Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Housed in its original presentation folder, the cover measures 8 inches by 4.5 inches. In fine condition. An exceptional piece of mountaineering history, signed by the two individuals who ascended Mount Everest.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 138460
Moscow: Various, c. 1960.
Two volumes in Russian from the library of American literary master John Steinbeck. Quarto, two volumes including a book of early Russian Orthodox paintings with many in color and a folio of loose plates featuring artwork from the Hermitage Museum. From the library of John Steinbeck. In very good condition.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 117588
New York: The Walter Scott Publishing Co., Ltd, n.d. c. 1908.
Finely bound example of this anonymous work on the life of David Livingstone. Octavo, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, frontispiece. In near fine condition. Bookplate. A fine example of early 20th century binding.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 124055
Boston: Josiah Loring, c. 1833.
Fine pair of rare early 19th century American celestial and terrestrial table globes published by Josiah Loring. Both the celestial and terrestrial globe measure 17 inches in diameter with a calibrated brass meridian ring and 17 inch mahogany horizon ring decorated with mounted hand colored decorations. Mounted on ebonized oak stands. Each globe is comprised of 12 richly detailed hand-colored gores with polar calottes, the terrestrial globe detailing the earth’s landmasses, major countries and cities and the celestial showing the major stars in various sizes related to their brightness. Major constellations and all twelve zodiac signs are illustrated with detailed…
Price: $30,000.00 Item Number: 132508
Nineteenth Century Engraved Map of Asia by American cartographers Nathaniel and Simeon Smith Jocelyn
Rare hand-colored engraved map of Asia by American cartographers Nathaniel and Simeon Smith Jocelyn. One page, hand-colored. In very good condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 11.5 inches.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 137394
"Produced by the most important and active printing press of 17th century Rome": Rare early seventeenth century Italian celestial globe produced by Roman cartographer Giuseppe de Rossi
Rome: Giuseppe de Rossi, .
Rare early seventeenth century Italian celestial globe produced by Roman cartographer Giuseppe de Rossi, the founder the most important and active printing press of 17th century Rome, the Rossi firm. Laid horizontally and mounted on a turned mahogany stand, the celestial globe measures 8 inches in diameter and is comprised of 12 hand-colored engraved gores depicting the major constellations and all twelve zodiac signs, illustrated in detail after Jodocus Hondius famed celestial globe of 1601. The inscribed cartouche reads, "Globus Coelest, in quo stellae fixæ omnes quæ a N. Viro Tychone Brahe suma cura observatæ sunt, accuratissime dessignantur: quibus adjuncte…
Price: $28,000.00 Item Number: 127575
La Floride, Suirvant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs de l’Academie Royale des Sciences, etc. [17th Century Map of Florida and America].
Leiden: Pieter van der Aa, .
Rare 17th century hand-colored engraved map of Florida and 17th century America by Dutch cartographer Pieter van der Aa. One page, the engraved hand-colored map features Florida, part of Mexico, the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland and Illinois, Native American territories of Conchaques, Apalachicoli, and Apalache, Villages of the Chaktas Indians, and the Bahamas. Embellished cartouche. In near fine condition. Matted and framed. A very nice example.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 138431
"China, with her five thousand years of history, her vast territory and her enormous population stands like a mountain peak among the nations of the world": Photographic View Book of China, Manchuria, and Korea during the period of Japanese occupation
Japan: c. 1930.
First edition, oblong quarto, original boards. Gilt-lettered cloth, string-bound. Text in Japanese with captions in both Chinese and English. Illustrated with photographs throughout, large folding panorama of the Great Wall of China; folding map of Korea, Manchuria and portions of northeastern China. A unique record of history.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 60076
William Alexander's Picturesque Representations and the Dress and Manners of the Chinese; finely bound in full morocco
Picturesque Representations and the Dress and Manners of the Chinese. Illustrated with Fifty Coloured Engravings, with Descriptions.
London: Printed for James Goodwin, c. 1829.
Finely bound example of Alexander's profusely illustrated work on t19th century China. Octavo, original full straight-grain morocco richly decorated in gilt, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, illustrated with fifty hand-colored engravings. In good condition. Rare.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 133048