Catalogue Number 15, February 2008

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This catalogue contains 37 books, 17 government documents, 11 journals, 10 maps, 29 prints and 4 sea charts. Many other items are available on my website: www.indianoceanbooks.com Please send orders or inquiries to Larry W. Bowman, Indian Ocean Books, Maps, and Prints, P.O. Box 232, Storrs, CT 06268-0232, USA, or via PHONE (860-429-4289), FAX (860-486-3347), or EMAIL: indianoceanbooks@earthlink.net   

BOOKS:

1. Bellingham, Beatrix L, compiler. Guide to Mombasa and Surroundings (Mombasa, The Mombasa Times, n.d., c. 1950). 1st edn, 12mo, 144 pp, two folding maps, many ads and photographs, decorative paper cover. $25

2. Brady Jr., Cyrus Townsend. Commerce and Conquest in East Africa with particular reference to the Salem Trade to Zanzibar (Salem, Essex Institute, 1950). 1st edn, 8vo, 245 pp, 40 illus, endpaper maps. $30

3. Broome, Lady. Colonial Memories (London, Smith Elder & Co., 1904). 1st edn, 8vo, 301 pp, cover is rubbed and spotted. Pages 55-79 Natal; 80-109 Mauritius; 110-148 Western Australia; 184-202 Rodrigues, The author was born in Jamaica as Mary Anne Stewart, and she spent her entire life going back and forth from England to various parts of the empire, initially as Lady Barker with her first husband and subsequently, after his death, with her second husband as Lady Broome. $175

4. Colin, Pierre. Aspects de l’Ame malgache (Paris, Editions de L’Orante, 1959). 1st edn, 12mo, 143 pp, map, decorative paper cover. . Largely on the region de L’Onilahy in southern Madagascar. $40

5. D’Unienville, Noel. L’Ile Maurice et sa Civilisation (Paris, Durassie; Port Louis, Boulle, 1949). 1st edn, 4to, 380 pp, map, many photos, Beautifully rebound in half-leather with marbled boards, gilted spine. No. 237 of a limited edition of 350. A gorgeous copy. $350

6. Decary, Raymond. L’Habitat a Madagascar (Pau, Imp. Marrimpouey Jeune, 1958). 1st edn, 8vo, 80 pp, 87 illus, paper cover. $45

7. Di Varthema, Ludovico. The Itinerary of Ludovico di Varthema of Bologna from 1502 to 1508 (London, The Argonaut Press, 1928). Translated from the original Italian edition of 1510 by John Winter Jones, F.S.A. in 1863 for the Hakluyt Society with A Discourse on Varthema and his Travels in Southern Asia by Sir Richard Carnac Temple. 8vo, lxxxv, 121 pp, 5 maps, two illus, no. 266 of an edition limited to 975, decorative gilted boards, corners bumped, printed on Japon Vellum, largely uncut. On his great trip to the East, di Varthema visited, inter alia: Arabia, Persia, the Malabar and Coromandel coasts of India (esp. Calicut), Ceylon, the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago as far east as the Moluccas, and Mozambique Island and Sofala on his homeward trip. $150

8. Dundas, F. G. Expedition up the Jub River Through Somali-Land, East Africa, from The Geographical Journal (London, The Royal Geographical Society, no. 3, 1893), pp. 209-223, plus three folding maps of the River Jub. $15

9. Ellis, Rev. William. History of Madagascar embracing the progress of the Christian mission and an account of the persecution of the native Christians (Philadelphia, American Sunday-School Union, 1839). This is an abridged edition of Ellis’ two volume History of Madagascar published in 1838. 342 pp, 16 mo, worn marbled and half-leather boards, small library plate on front endpaper. $40

10. Gendarme, Rene. l’economie de Madagascar (Paris, Editions Cujas, 1963). 1st edn, 8vo, 208 pp, maps, charts, tables, decorative paper cover, largely uncut. $30

11. Herbert, Thomas. Sir Thomas Herbert Baronet, His Travels, begun in 1626, into divers parts of Africa and Asia Major, in which the two famous Monarchies of the Mogul and Persian are principally describ’d, with what is remarkable in those places from other Authors in Purchas, &c. (London, 1705). Folio size pages (15 x 9 ½ inches), disbound, 65 pp. of double column, closely spaced text. Some scattered staining and margin tears, one leaf torn into text without loss, the engraved plate also torn without loss. This comprises pages 404-468 extracted from volume one of John Harris, Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliothjeca; or a Compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels (London, 1705). In the text herein Herbert describes his travels in 1626-1627 from Dover, down the West coast of Africa to the Cape, on to Persia, India, and Ceylon, returning in 1627 via Mauritius and St. Helena. The text includes one of the earliest descriptions of the dodo and the plate page includes his drawing of the dodo. $250

12. Kaplan, Marion. Twilight of the Arab Dhow, from National Geographic Magazine 146, 3 (September 1974), pp. 330-351, richly illustrated. The author took a 4000 mile trip aboard a dhow from the Persian Gulf to East Africa. The entire issue is supplied. $10.

13. Kloss, C. Boden. In the Andamans and Nicobars: The Narrative of a Cruise in the Schooner “Terrapin,” with Notices of the Islands, Their Fauna, Ethnology, etc. (New Delhi, Asian Educational Services, 1994). Reprint of 1903 1st edn, 8vo, 373 pp, 78 illus. $20

14. LeBlond, Marius-Ary. Madagascar: Creation Francaise (Paris, Librairie Plon, 1934). 1st edn, 12mo, 252pp, map, paper cover. There are water marks on the cover. The book is completely uncut and has been warmly INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by the author. $100

15. Lionnet, Guy. Scientific Investigations in Seychelles During the 19th Century, from Indian Ocean Newsletter, vol. 6, no. 2 (December 1985), pp 1-3 with detailed bibliography. $10

16. Madagascar 1964 (Tananarive, The Wednesday Group, 1963). 1st edn, 8vo. Pictorial paper cover. Fifty-two week engagement calendar with full-page b/w photo for each week. $10

17. Mauritius Family Planning Association. Annual Report, 1987 (57 pp); and 3-Year Plan, 1989-1991 (75 pp). Both items $10

18. Milon, Ph., J-J Petter et G. Randrianasolo. Faune de Madagascar: Publiee sous les auspices du Gouvernement de la Republic Malagache, 1st edn (Tananarive, ORSTOM; Paris, CNRS, 1973). Two volumes. Vol. 1, tall 8vo, 263 pp, map, many drawings, pictorial soft cover. Vol. 2, tall 8vo, 18 full page plates of birds, seventeen in color, soft cover. $250

19. Oberholser, Harry C. Birds of the White-Fuller Expedition to Kenya, East Africa, Scientific Publications of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (vol. IV, No. 3, pp. 43-122, November 29, 1945). 1st edn, 8vo, pp. 43-122, 14 full-page photographic plates plus map, pictorial soft cover. Bookplate of the famous ornithologist S. Dillon Ripley 2nd who was also Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1964-1984. $20

20. Pakenham, R. H. W. The Birds of Zanzibar and Pemba: An Annotated Check-list (London, British Ornithologists’ Union, 1979). 1st edn, 8vo, 134 pp, 3 full-page maps, 10 tables, extensive references, pictorial soft cover. Bookplate of the famous ornithologist S. Dillon Ripley 2nd who was also Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1964-1984. $35

21. Penney, J. C., C.M.G., M.C. Notes on the Elections in the Protectorate of Zanzibar, 1957, from Journal of African Administration (London, HMSO), vol. X, no. 3 (July 1958), 144-153. The complete issue is supplied including several other academic articles. $10

22. Petterson, Hans. Westward Ho with the ‘Albatross” (London, Macmillan, 1954). 1st English edn, 8vo, 205 pp, 28 plates. The story of a Swedish deep-sea expedition. Pages 103-126, Dutch East Indies, Ceylon, Seychelles, Red Sea. $15

23. Pidoux, Edmond. Madagascar maitre a son bord (Lausanne, Editions du Soc, 1962). 1st edn, 12mo, 240 pp, map, b/w photos, pictorial paper cover. $40

24. Platt, Cameron and John Wright. Treasure Islands: The Fascinating World of Pirates, Buried Treasure and Fortune Hunters (London, Michael O’Mara, 1992). 1st edn, 8vo, 224 pp, profusely illus with maps, plotos and drawings. Pages 99-104 Lord Howe Island, Australia; 165-184, Mahe Island Seychelles including 6 illus. $25

25. Powell, E. Alexander. The Last Home of Mystery: Adventures in Nepal together with accounts of Ceylon, British India, The Native States, The Persian Gulf, The Overland Desert Mail and the Baghdad Railway (New York, The Century Co., 1929). 1st edn, 8vo, 332 pp, 64 illus, endpaper maps, gilted Indian elephant on front cover. $10

26. Premillieu, Cyrille. Chants et Poemes, avec des interpretations en texte malgache de DOX (Tananarive, La Librairie de Madagascar, 1962). 1st edn, 8vo, 42 pp, paper cover. $50

27. Rand, A. L. The Distribution and Habits of Madagascar Birds: Summary of the Field Notes of the Mission Zoologique Franco-Anglo-Americaine a Madagascar, Bulletin of The American Museum of Natural History, Vol. LXXII, Art. V, pp. 143-499, 48 maps and photographs (New York, December 30, 1936). Bookplate of the famous ornithologist, S. Dillon Ripley 2nd who was also Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1964-1984. $200

28. Riviere, Lindsay, ed. Mauritius: The Business Year Book, 94/95 (Port Louis, 1995). 1st edn, 4to, 140 pp, richly illus with charts, tables, and color photos. $10

29. Riviere, Lindsay, ed. Maurice 85: Un ouvrage de reference sur l’ile Maurice d’aujourd’hui (Port Louis, Maurice Almanach, 1985). 1st edn, 4to, 104 pp, richly illustrated, decorative soft cover. $15

30. Ramandraivonona, Denis. Le Malgache: Sa Langue et sa Religion (Paris, Presence Africaine, 1959). 1st edn, 8vo, 241 pp, decorative paper cover, new and uncut. $50

31. Ryan, Vincent W., D.D., Bishop of Mauritius. Mauritius and Madagascar: Journals of an Eight Years’ Residence in the Diocese of Mauritius, and of a Visit to Madagascar (London, Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1864). 1st edn, 12mo, 340 pp, folding map plus six tinted litho illus, embossed gilt cover. Pp 3-91, Mauritius; 92-145, visitation tour to Seychelles and the Chagos Islands (May-June 1859); 148-156 in Seychelles again (April 1861); 156-219, Mauritius; 220-323, Madagascar; 326-336, Seychelles again, October 1862. $600 (ALSO, see item 94).

32. Saron, Gilbert. Madagascar et Les Comores (Paris, Paul Hartmann, 1956). 1st edn, 8vo, no pagination, pictorial paper cover. This books comprises 186 b/w photos by Robert Lisan plus a map. The photos are all annotated. $30

33. Sibree, James. Madagascar and its People, Notes of a four Years’ Residence. With a Sketch of the History, Position, and Prospects of Mission Work Amongst the Malagasy (London, The Religious Tract Society, n.d., but 1870). 1st edn, 8vo, 576 pp, 51 illus, embossed gilt vignettes of Memorial Church Ambatonakanga on the front cover and a Malagasy man on the spine. Good condition, small ¼ inch crack at top of spine. $200

34. The Story of “Trevessa’s” Boats. Logs of the Master and Chief Officer. Reprinted from “Lloyd’s List & Shipping Gazette,” August 27, August 28, and September 5, 1923 (London, Lloyd’s 1923). 15 pp. The Trevessa sank in the Indian Ocean and the survivor’s boats drifted 1700 miles until they landed in Rodrigues. $15

35. Strachan, Michael and Boies Penrose, eds. The East India Company Journals of Captain William Keeling and Master Thomas Bonner, 1615-1617 (Minneapolis, Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1971). 8vo, 237 pp, large pocketed chart 28 x 23 inches showing the route of the voyage from England, around the Cape, Comoros, East Africa, Socotra, Malabar Coast, Ceylon, Sumatra, and return, as new. No. 680 of limited edition of 1000 copies. $50

36. Thierry, Solange. Madagascar “Petite Planete” (Bourges, Editions du Seuil, 1963). 1st edn, 12 mo, 192 pp, profusely illus, endpaper map, pictorial paper cover. $20

37. Turner, Malcolm. Shipwrecks & Salvage in South Africa 1505 to the Present (Cape Town, C. Struik, 1988). 1st edn, 4to, 224 pp, lavishly illustrated on every page with photographs, documents, maps, prints, etc., pictorial endpapers, dj, as new. $150  

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS:

38. Agency for International Development, Critical Issues for American Investors in Mauritius (London, Business International, 1990). 1st edn, 4to, 141 pp, decorative paper cover. $10

39. International Mauritius Directory, 1985. 8vo, 387 pp, illustrated, decorative soft cover. A complete guide to government, diplomatic corps, international organizations, business enterprises, agricultural sector, trading companies, presidents and directors of firms, transportation and tourism companies, etc. $20

40. International Mauritius Directory, 1996. 8vo, 456 pp, illus, decorative paper cover. A complete guide to the government, civil service, and diplomatic corps; industries and agriculture, principal enterprises, presidents and directors of firms, trademarks, and the tourism industry. $20

41. Mauritius and Seychelles Business Directory incorporating Madagascar, Reunion, Rodrigues, 2002 (Curepipe, B & T. Directories, 2002). 8vo, maps, ads, 1-8 Madagascar; 1-164 Mauritius; 1-8 Reunion; 1-44 Seychelles, decorative soft cover. $20

42. Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture, President’s Annual Report. 1984/85 to 1992 /93, 1994/95, 1996/97 to 2002/03. Seventeen (17) issues in all. The Reports average about 120 pp of text and statistics and offer detailed reports on the sugar industry in particular, but also on trade and labor issues, research and scientific developments, and other minor crops. $150

43. Madagascar. Ministere de la Justice, Code de la Nationalite Malgache et recueil des texts ralatifs a son application (Tananarive, Impr. National, 1960). 1st edn, 8vo, 88 pp, paper cover. $10

44. Mauritius. Colonial Reports (London, HMSO). 1951, 1952, 1954-1962, 1964, 1965. Thirteen (13) issues in all. The Reports average between 150-200 pages and include detailed reports on all government departments, plus maps, and scholarly bibliographies. $250

45. Mauritius. Colonial Reports (London, HMSO). Individual reports are available for the years: 1952, 1956, 1958, 1964, and 1965. All five for $35.

46. Mauritius. Development Plans. 5-Year Plan 1975-1980 (200 pp plus numerous maps, charts, and tables); Two Year Plan 1980-1982 (248 pp plus numerous maps, charts, and tables); 1984-1986 Development Plan (252 pp plus numerous maps, charts and tables). Three (3) items in all. $15

47. Mauritius. Economic Survey/Review. 1970-1972 (108 pp); 1972-1974 (86 pp); 1975-1977 (134 pp); 1981-1983 (184 pp). Four (4) items in all. $20

48. Mauritius Telephone and Telex Directory, 1986. xiv, 326 pp. $10

49. Mauritius Telecom, 1995 Directory. 16 pp, 4 pp, 682 pp, 24 pp, 81 pp. $10

50. Mauritius Telecom, 1996 Directory. 16 pp, 4 pp, 779 pp, 32 pp, 76 pp $10

51. Mauritius Telecom, 2002 Phone Book: Residential and Business listings. 10 pp, 1145 pp, 16 pp. $10

52. Seychelles Telephone, Telex & Telefax Phone Book, 1991. 113 pp, 8 pp, 92 pp, ads. $10

53. Seychelles Telephone, Telefax & Telex Phone Book, 1997. 108 pp, 112 pp, 20 pp ads. $10

54. Seychelles. Twenty six (26) annual government reports between 1969-1974 including, interalia: Judicial, Welfare, Lands and Surveys, Income Tax, Printing and Stationary, Postal, Agricultural Loans, Labour, Electricity, Hotels, and Ordinances. All for $20.  

JOURNALS:

55. Annales Malgaches, no. 1 (1963). 1st edn, 8vo, 156 pp, maps, drawings, and photos. Comprises six scholarly articles. $10

56. Biblio: The Magazine for Collectors of Books, Manuscripts, and Epherema (Eugene, Oregon). Vol 1, nos. 1-3 (1996); vol 2, nos. 1-12 (1997); vol 3, nos. 2-12 (1998); vol. 4, nos. 1-4 (1999). With the exception of vol. 3, no. 1, this represents the complete publication run of this beautiful and erudite journal devoted to all aspects of the book trade: authors, artists, publishers, bibliophiles, collectors, fine libraries, etc. 30 issues in all. $150

57. Bulletin de Madagascar (Tananarive, Service General de l’Information). No. 111 (8/1855); 133 (6/1957); 158 (7/1959); 222 (11/1964). Each issue ca. 80 pp with b/w photos. Four (4) items in all. $20

58. L’Express—Cultural & Research (Port Louis, L’Express, 1991-1992). Five issues of this short-lived quarterly journal briefly published by L’Express and edited by Dev Virahsawmy. Vol. 1, nos. 1-4 (1991) and vol. 2, no. 1 (1992). Each issue was 4to, 36 pp, decorative paper cover. $25

59. Indian Ocean Newsletter, vol. 1 to vol. 8 (1980 to 1987). Published by various institutions in Western Australia; all issues edited by Professor Kenneth McPherson. From 1980 to 1985 (vols. 1-6), two issues per year; in 1986 and 1987 (vols. 7 and 8), three issues per year. A complete set of all 18 issues. $125

60. Indian Ocean Review, vol. 1 to vol. 13 (1988-2000). Published by various institutions in Western Australia; all issues edited by Professor Kenneth McPherson. From 1988-1994 (vols. 1-7), it was issued quarterly; in 1995 and 1996 (vols. 8-9), issues were doubled up and only six were published; in 1997 (vol. 10) it was again a quarterly; 1998 (vol. 11) had only two numbers; 1999 (vol. 12) had three numbers; 2000 (vol. 13) had two nos. before publication ceased. A complete set of all 45 issues. $325

61. Indian Ocean Newsletter. Three individual issues are available: vol. 4, no. 2 (December 1983); vol. 5, no. 1 (June 1984); vol. 6, no. 2 (December 1985), and vol. 7, no. 1 (March 1986). All for $5

62. Indian Ocean Review. Four Individual issues are available: vol. 1, no. 1 (March 1988); vol. 1, no. 2 (June 1988); vol. 7, no. 2 (June 1994); and vol. 12, no. 1 (June 1999). All for $10

63. Journal of Mauritian Studies (Moka, Mahatma Gandhi Institute). Vol. 1, nos. 1-2 (1986); and Vol. 2, no. 1 (1987). Three issues in all, featuring scholarly articles on Mauritius. All for $15

64. Madagascar: Revue de Geographie, no. II (Janvier-Juin 1963). 1st edn, 8vo, 110 pp, maps, charts, tables, 21 b/w photos. Consists of three major articles including: R. Battistini et G. Donque, “L’Excursion dans le Massif Volcanique de L’Itasy, 24 et 25 Novembre 1962,” pp. 32-59, and G. Bastian, “La Situation Economique des Comores,” pp. 61-87. $10

65. Mercator’s World: The Magazine of Maps, Geography, and Discovery (Eugene, Oregon). Vol. 1 (1996), nos. 1-6; vol. 2 (1997), nos. 1-6; vol. 3 (1998), nos, 1-6; vol. 4 (1999), nos. 1-6; vol. 5 (2000), nos. 1, 3-6; vol. 6 (2001), nos. 1-6; Vol. 7 (2002), nos. 1-6 (2002); vol. 8 (2003), nos. 1-2. 43 issues in all. $200

MAPS:

Scans of most of these maps can be provided upon request.

66. Arrowsmith, John. South Eastern Africa. Map of the River Shire, the Lakes Nyassa & Shirwa, the Lower Courses of the Rivers Zambezi & Rovuma, Based on the Astronomical Observations & Sketches of Dr. Livingstone (New York, Harper & Bros, 1865). This is a very detailed map. In addition to what the title says, the map also offers incredible detail of the towns, rivers, islands, inlets, shoals, and harbors of the Indian Ocean coast from the mouth of the Zambezi to Lindy Bay, just north of the Rovuma River. 23 x 15 inches, b/w, with a one inch water mark not affecting image. $150

67. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte de Toutes les Isles Connues sur la Coste de Zanguebar et de Madagascar/Kaart van alle de bekende Eilajden op de Kust van Zanguebar en van Madagascar (Amsterdam, c. 1740). The Dutch edition of this detailed map of the islands of the Southwest Indian Ocean. Centered just east of northern Madagascar, the map includes the East Africa coast from just north of Lamu to south of Sofala, Madagascar, the Comoros, the Mascarenes, the Seychelles, and islands as far east as Diego Garcia. 11 x 9 ¼ inches, rhumb lines, later hand coloring. $250

68. F. A. Brockhaus, Indischer Ocean, from Brockhaus’ Konversations (Leipzig, 1912). A map of the entire Indian Ocean region, 10 ½ x 8 ½ inches, full color. $15

69. (Christian Missions). Five maps on a single sheet: Transvaal; Pretoria and Rustenberg; Madagaskar; Die Povinzen Imerina und Betsileo; Antananarivo (Leipzig, 1902). 14 ½ x 9 ¼ inches, color. $20

70. Cowan, Rev. W. Deans. Map of South-Eastern Provinces of Madagascar comprising part of the Tanala, Betsileo, and Bara Country from a Sketch Survey by the Rev. W. Deans Cowan, 30 x 22 inches, full original color. The lithographer for this large detailed map is Edward Weller. The map is included in the complete issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society (September 1882) which includes an article by Cowan, Geographical Excursions in South-Eastern Madagascar, pp. 521-537. The issue also includes an article and accompanying maps on the Shaktu Valley, Wazirstan, which perhaps should be passed on to U.S. Special Forces. $100

71. Ortelius, Abraham. Abissinorvm Regio Presbiteri Iohannis Sive Abissinorvn Imperivm (c. 1595). Copperplate engraving of the central part of Africa, the Red Sea, Arabia, Persian Gulf, and the Indian Ocean coast of Africa to south of Mozambique Island. 4 ¾ x 3 ¼ inches, b/w, with Latin text verso. $350

72. Particular Plans of Islands, Rocks and Shoals in the Indian Ocean. Copperplate engraving from The Oriental Pilot (London, Laurie & Whittle, 1794). Comprising four maps on a single sheet, 21 ½ x 20 inches, b/w with some offsetting; the entire page is 36 x 25 inches. The four maps are: The Bassas de Chagas from Vankeulen with rhumb lines, compass rose and sight lines for Bassas de Chagos; The Shoals of St. Brandon from the English Waggoner with rhumb lines and compass rose; The Isles and Reef of Pedro dos Banhos from Vankeulen with rhumb lines, compass rose, and sight lines for both the northern and southern islands; and Cosmoledo Islands from Vankeulen with rhumb lines, compass rose and sight lines for Cosmoledo. A rare and unusual chart. $250

73. (Reunion Island). Two maps: The Grand Brule (4 ½ x 3 inches, b/w, with accompanying text; and St. Pierre (4 ¼ x 3 ¾ inches, b/w, with accompanying text). Both pages from Elisee Reclus, The Earth and its Inhabitants: Australasia (New York, D. Appleton, c. 1890). $20

74. Walker, J. & C. Islands in the Indian Ocean (London, Society for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1844). Eleven maps on one sheet, 15 ½ x 12 ½ inches, outline color. The islands depicted are: Kerguelen, Mauritius and Bourbon, Madagascar, Keeling, Chagos, Maldives, Nicobars, Rodrigue, Socotra, Seychelle, and Amirantes. $75

75. Weller, Edward. (East Coast of Africa). The Slave Caravan Route from Dar-es-Salam to Kilwa, by Captn. F. Elton. (London, John Murray, c. 1880). 15 ¾ x 7 ½ inches, color. $50

 

PRINTS:

Scans of most of these prints can be supplied upon request.

 
Antarctica and sub-Antarctic Islands:

76. Islands in the South Indian Ocean Visited by H.M.S. Comus in Search of Shipwrecked Crews, from Illustrated London News (Sept. 18,1880). Ten views on a single sheet: Crozets (6); Kerguelen (3); St. Pauls (1) with accompanying text overleaf. $40

77. A View of Christmas Harbour, in Kerguelen’s Land (c. 1800). Copperplate engraving 15 x 9 inches; plate mark 16 x 10 ½ inches. J. Webber del; Newton sculp. Very clean large engraving with penguins, seal, figures, ships at anchor; matted. $175

Ceylon and Maldives:

78. A Buddhist Ordination in Ceylon, from Harper’s Weekly (February 19, 1876). Three engravings on a single sheet, 14 ½ x 9 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text. $25

79. The Natives of Ceylon, from The Illustrated London News (July 9, 1870). Two views: High-Caste Ladies of Kandy; and Kandyan Chiefs, on a single sheet, 14 ½ x 10 inches, b/w, with accompanying text. $30

80. Opening of a New Church at Miligraya, near Colombo, in Ceylon; and Milagraya Industrial School and Garden, in Ceylon, from The Illustrated London News (Jan. 29, 1853). Two views on a single sheet with accompanying text, 15 x 9 ½ inches, b/w. $25

81. The Perahara Festival at Kandy, Ceylon, before the Prince of Wales, from The Illustrated London News (January 8, 1876), double page, 19x 14 inches, b/w. An elaborate view of musicians, dancers, elephants, and much more at the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy. Could be beautifully colored and framed. $75

Dodos and Lemurs:

82. Dodo, and others, from Encyclopaedia, or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Miscellaneous Literature (Philadelphia, 1798). Engraved by Thackara & Vallance. The dodo is 4 ½ x 4 inches on a 10 ½ x 8 ¼ inch page, b/w. $125

83. Dodo with Ostrich and Cassowary, from F. J. Bertuch, Atlas Naturgeschitche (Weimar, 1824). Fine stipple engraving on Whatman Turkey Mill paper, 10 ½ x 8 ½ inches, original color. A facsimile of the title page is included. $250

84. The Red-Ruffed Lemur, Plate VII. Chromolithograph from Wyman & Sons, lithographers, in an unknown publication (c. 1890). 7 ¼ x 5 inches, vivid full color. $35

85. Ring-Tailed Lemur. (1920s?). Matted water-color print of three ring-tailed lemurs in a tree, 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches, lovely full color. $35

East Africa and Zanzibar:

86. The East African Slave Trade, from The Illustrated London News (August 16, 1873). Five views of Quiloa, Dar-es-Salaam, Johanna, Majonga, and Mayotte on the single sheet, 13 ½ x 9 ¼ inches, b/w, with text on all five port overleaf. $50

87. Panorama of the Town of Zanzibar Looking East, from The Graphic (March 29, 1873). Four views, each 9 x 2 ¾ inches, on a single sheet, b/w, showing, inter alia: Negro Huts, French Consulate, Sultan’s Palace and Arsenal, New Battery, German Consulate, English Consulate, American Consulate, Bishop Tozer’s Central African Mission House, Gaol, and British Indian Steam Navigation Steamship “Punjab”. $50

88. The Slave Market, Zanzibar, from The Illustrated London News (June 8, 1872). Detailed Sketch by Lieut. Henn of the Livingstone Relief Expedition, 12 ¼ x 8 ½ inches, b/w. $40

India and the East Indies:

89. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Masulipatam, from Prevost, Histoire General des Voyages, vol. 9 (Paris, 1751). 13 ¾ x 9 inches, b/w. A large and elaborate view of this port on the Coromandel Coast, looking east from the hillside across the town to the sea in the distance, with people, elephants, many structures, ships in the distance. A spectacular print. $125

90. General View of Bombay from Malabar Hill, from The Illustrated London News (June 4, 1853). 14 x 7 inches, b/w, with accompanying text below. $35

91. The Solar Eclipse Observatory in the Nicobar Islands, from The Illustrated London News (June 26, 1875). Six views on a single sheet, 14 x 9 ½ inches, with two additional pages of accompanying text. $40

92. Vue of Goa (c. 1800). A steel engraving with small boats in the foreground looking toward the port with mountains behind. 5 x 3 ½ inches, b/w. $25

Madagascar and Comoros:

93. Madagascar—Paysage de La Baie de Passandava, from L’Illustration, Journal Universel (c. 1860). 12 x 8 ¼ inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. $20

94. Procession of the British Envoys to Madagascar from the Seashore to the Fort of Tamatave to Dine with the Governor of Tamatave, from The Illustrated London News (Nov. 8, 1862). There are four etchings on the page, each 9 ½ x 3 ½ inches. The drawings include the advanced guards, the band, officers, a native of rank borne by slaves, and several named individuals: Mr. Andronisa, Mr. Marks, Lieut. Oliver, Capt. Anson, Dr. Ryan, Bishop of Mauritius, and Major-General Johnstone in a palankeen. Dr. Ryan is the author of Mauritius and Madagascar (London, 1864). The full page is 14 ½ x 9 ½, b/w. $40 (ALSO, see item 31).

Mauritius, Reunion, and Seychelles:

95. The Coming Transit of Venus—The Triangulation of the Island of Rodriguez, from The Graphic (October 24, 1874). 9 x 6 ½ inches, b/w. $25

96. Eruption du Volcan de L’Ile de La Reunion– d’apres un croquis de M. P. Cassein (c. 1870). 8 ¾ x 6 ½, later hand coloring. $35

97. Hindoo Costumes, Mauritius; and Mauritius from the “Pouce”. Each is 9 ½ x 7 inches and both are beautifully matted. The first shows 12 individuals bathing and praying near a stream with boulders and volcanic peaks in the background. The second shows a man looking down upon Port Louis and the harbor. Tinted lithographs by P. S. Duval & Co., Philadelphia. Taken from Commodore Matthew C. Perry, Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, performed in the Years 1852-1853 and 1854, …by Order of the Government of the United States (Washington, DC, A.O.P. Nicholson, 1856). 3 vols. These two lithographs appear in Volume 1. On his famous expedition to try to force Japan to open up to Western trade, Perry coaled in Mauritius for ten days, February 18-28, 1853. The Narrative, a valuable antiquarian book, is renowned for its lithographs. These are the only two set in Mauritius. $275

98. Saint-Denis, Reunion, from Elisee Reclus, The Earth and its Inhabitants, Oceanica (New York, D. Appleton and Co., 1890). A wood engraving drawn by Taylor and engraved by Bertrand. 7 ½ x 5 ¼ inches, overlooking the port from the mountains behind, with later hand coloring. A facsimile of the title page is included. $50

99. Training Militia in the Mauritius, from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News (Nov. 24, 1883), 8 ½ x 7 inches, b/w. $25

Red Sea and Arabian Peninsula:

100. El Wuish. Red Sea., from Captain Robert Elliot, R.N., Views in the East: Ceylon, India, Canton, and the Shores of the Red Sea (London, Fisher, Son & Co., 1833) . Sketched by Elliot, drawn by C. Stanfield, engraved by E. Goodall. 7 ½ x 5 inches, color. $50

101. The Island of Karrack, Persian Gulf, from The Illustrated London News (1873). 9 ½ x 5 ½ inches, b/w. $15

102. Plan du Detroit de Bab-El-Mandeb; and L’Ile Perim et Le Detroit de Bab-El-Mandeb, dans La Mer Rouge, from L’Illustration, Journal Universel (24 Avril 1858). This is the cover page of this issue including the two views and an elaborate Parisian masthead. Could be beautifully colored and framed. $40

103. (Petra). 6 x 5 inches, b/w, on the front page of The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (April 30, 1836). The entire front page is 11 x 7 inches with accompanying text on Petra both front and back. $35

South Africa and Mozambique:

104. The Struggle against the Slave Trade: Mozambique, parts 1 and 2, from The Graphic (March 9 and 16, 1895). Written and illustrated by H. H. Johnston, C. B., Commissioner and Consul-General of the Territories under British Influence North of the Zambesi. Five pages of text, each 14 x 10 inches, b/w, with 11 engravings including: Fort of Sao Sebastiao at Mocambique, View of the Town of Mocambique from the British Consulate, and two views of Quelimane. $50

 

SEA CHARTS:

105. (Chagos Archipelago). Walker, J. & C. Chagos Archipelago Surveyed by Comm.d R. Moresby and Lieu.t F. T. Powell, Indian Navy 1837 (London, Admiralty Hydrographic Office, 1839), with small corrections to 1942. 39 x 25 inches, b/w. Large chart of the entire Archipelago including soundings, magnetic variations, and details of all the islands and banks, fine condition. $150

106. (India. East Coast). Anchorages in the North Western Part of the Bay of Bengal (London, Admiralty, 1885), with small corrections to 1938. There are three separate charts on this single page: Balasore Road and Burhabalong River (1883), 18 ½ x 13 inches; Calingapatam (1884), 11 x 9 inches; and Vizagapatam (1884) 11 x 9 ½ inches. The entire sheet is 25 x 19 inches, b/w, fine condition. $75

107. (Madagascar). Davies and Company. Madagascar: Southern Portion. Cape St. Mary to Bevato I. & Ambatozoa from the Surveys by Capt.n W.F.W. Owen R. N. and the Officers of the H.M.S. Leven & Barracouta, 1822-6….(London, Admiralty, 1873), with small corrections to 1943. 39 x 28 inches, b/w, fine condition. $75

108. (South Africa). Riet Point to East London Surveyed by Commander J. Dalgleish, S. A. N. S. (London, Admiralty Hydrographic Office, 1941), with tiny hand corrections to 1942. Great coastal detail with sounding in fathoms and magnetic variations. 38 ½ x 25 ½ inches, b/w, fine condition. $50


Larry W. Bowman, Ph.D. February 2008
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