Catalogue Number 16, September 2008

INDIAN OCEAN BOOKS, MAPS, AND PRINTS Specializing in Antiquarian Materials about the Indian Ocean Islands and Rim

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This catalogue contains 33 books, 52 maps, 11 prints and 5 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. Berthelot, Lilian. La Petite Mascareigne Aspects de l’histoire de Rodrigues (Port Louis, Centre Culturel Africain, 2002). 1st edn, 4to, 255 pp, illus with photos, maps, and drawings, decorative soft cover, as new. $35

2. Carter, Marina. Carter, Marina. Servants, Sirdars & Settlers: Indians in Mauritius, 1834-1874 (Delhi, Oxford UP, 1995). 1st edn, 8vo, 343 pp, figures, tables, and 10 plates, dj, as new. $50

3. Cousteau, Jacques-Yves. Aldabra Sanctuaire de Corail (Paris, Editions Ima, 1959). 1st edn, 8vo, 91 pp, 82 laid in photos of fish, flora, and fauna. $125

4. D’Offay, Danielle and Guy Lionnet. Diksyonner kreol-franse/Dictionnaire creole Seychellois francais (Hamburg, Helmut Buske Verlag, 1982). 1st edn, 8vo, 422 pp, $45

5. De Mahy, Francois. Autour de l’ile Bourbon et de Madagascar (Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1891). 1st edn, 8vo, 291 pp, rebound in gorgeous red leather with marbled boards and gilted lettering on spine. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author. $300

6. Frater, Alexander. Chasing the Monsoon (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1990). 1st edn, 8vo, 273 pp, map, decorative paper cover. In 1987 Frater followed the monsoon northward from Cape Comorin to Bombay and Delhi and then eastward to Calcutta and Assam. $5

7. Ferreira, M. Os Escarabideos de Mocambique in Revista de Entomologia de Mocambique (Lourenco Marques, Instituto de Investigacao Cientifica de Mocambique, v. 10, nos. 1, 2, 1967. 1st edn, 8vo, 778 pp, 659 figures, 68 plates both b/w and color, 5 maps, decorative soft cover, Portuguese text. Surely the definitive work on Mozambique beetles. $200

8. Harvey-Brain, V. C. Seychelles Saga: The Story of Two Small Boats and a Dream Which Came True (Riverton, Western Australia, V. C. Harvey-Brain, 1982). 1st edn, 8vo, 172 pp, 23 photos, numerous maps and drawings, pictorial soft cover. SIGNED by the author. $100

9. Hazareesingh, K. A History of Indians in Mauritius (Port Louis, General Printing and Stationary, 1950). 1st edn, 12mo, 231 pp, 14 pp appendices, 12 illus, folding chart, paper cover. There are chips on the spine. $60

10. Koechlin, Bernard, ed. Les Seychelles et L’Ocean Indien (Paris, Editions L’Harmattan, 1984). 1st edn, 8vo, 174pp, 51 illus, pictorial soft cover, as new. $40

11. Lehembre, L’ile Maurice (Paris, Editions Karthala, 1984). 1st edn, 8vo, 246 pp, 6 maps and figures, decorative soft cover, as new. $25

12. Marion, A. P. Charme de L’Imerina (Antananarivo, La Librairie de Madagascar, 1961?). 1st edn, 4to, unpaginated, soft cover. This is a book of 28 large b/w photos by Marion; the locale for each photo is given. There are small chips on the spine and the corners are bumped. $75

13. Martin, Esmond Bradley. The History of Malindi: A geographical Analysis of an East African Coastal Town from the Portuguese Period to the Present (Nairobi, East African Literature Bureau, 1973). 1st edn, 8vo, 301 pp, 36 tables, 45 illus, decorative soft cover. $25

14. McAteer, William. To Be a Nation: The History of Seychelles 1920-1976 (Mahe, Pristine Books, 2008). 1st edn, 8vo, 478 pp, 8 plates, 46 photos, 5 maps, illustrated endpapers, hardback with beautiful dust jacket, new. This is the third and final volume in McAteer’s History of Seychelles from discovery to independence. $60

15. Middleton, John. The World of the Swahili: An African Mercantile Civilization (New Haven, Yale UP, 1992). 1st edn, 8vo, 254 pp, 11 maps, tables, and figures, decorative soft cover, as new. $10

16. Mottram, R. H. Traders’ Dream: The Romance of the East India Company (New York, D. Appleton-Century Co., 1939). 1st edn, 8vo, 322 pp, 25 illus, dj. $25

17. Moyse-Bartlett, H. The Pirates of Trucial Oman (London, Macdonald, 1966). 1st edn, 8vo, 256 pp, 12 plates maps and sketches, dj. A study of the origins of British policy in Oman and the Gulf during the Napoleonic period. $50

18. Murray, Marischal. Ships and South Africa: A Maritime Chronicle of the Cape with Particular Reference to Mail and Passenger Liners from the Early Days of Steam Down to the Present (London, Oxford UP, 1933). 1st edn, 4to, xxvi, 360 pp, 283 illus, dj. This is an extraordinary scholarly study on South African shipping from the early 19th century until its publication. SIGNED presentation copy by the author. $350

19. Nagapen, Amedee. Histoire de la Colonie Isle de France – Ile Maurice 1721-1968 (Port Louis, Diocese de Port-Louis, 1996). 1st edn, 8vo, 226 pp, 73 illus, pictorial soft cover, as new. $75

20. Njozi, Hamza Mustafa. Mwembechai Killings and the Political Future of Tanzania (Ottawa, Globalink Publications, 2000). 1st edn, 8vo, 247 pp, 25 photos, decorative soft cover, new. $5

21. Paine, Ralph D. In Zanzibar (Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1925). 1st edn, 8vo, 327 pp, decorative cover. A novel by this fine historian of early American trade to the East. $25

22. Powell, E. Alexander. Beyond the Utmost Purple Rim: Abyssinia, Somaliland, Kenya Colony, Zanzibar, The Comoros, Madagascar (New York and London, the Century Co., 1925). 1st edn, 8vo, 431 pp, 111 photos, 2 maps, pictorial cover. $40

23. Razi, G. M. Le Despatch Book des Consulats Americain et Britannique de Majunga (1881-1904), from Bulletin de l’Academie Malgache 54, 1-2, 1976 (1978), 19 pages. $15

24. Resendes, M. Bettencourt (Director) and Ricardo de Saavedra (Editor). A Era de Vasco da Gama/The Era of Vasco da Gama, in DN Descobrimentos (Seville, 1992). 1st edn, 4to, 162 pp, richly illus with color maps and photos. This is a special edition of Diario de Noticias published for Expo 92 in Seville and prepared with the help of the National Committee for the Commemorations of the Portuguese Discoveries. This issue comprises 31 articles with parallel text in English and Portuguese. $20

25. Sedgwick, James, Captain Robert Methven, and Commander A. P. Ryder, R. N. This is actually three booklets bound together; gold lettering on the spine reads Law of Storms. The booklets are:

James Sedgwick, The True Principle of the Law of Storms, practically arranged for both Hemispheres (London, printed for the author and sold by J. D. Potter, 1855). 5th edn, ix, 28 pp, plus two large diagrams, each 21x 14 inches, showing the vortex and movement of hurricanes in each hemisphere; and Captain Robert Methven. Narratives written by Sea Commanders, Illustrative of the Law of Storms, and of its Practical Application to Navigation No. 1 The Blenheim’s Hurricane of 1851; with some observations of the storms of the South-East trade winds (London, John Weale, 1851). 51 pp, plus ten charts of the hurricane; and  Commander A. P. Ryder, R. N. Practical Rules for Determining the Course to be Steered to Escape from a Hurricane Deduced from the Rotatory Theory Established by Colonel Reid (London, M. Taylor, 1847). 5 pp, plus a hurricane map, and two rotational diagrams showing the paths of West India and East India hurricanes. This item is not in the best of condition. The book is bound in one-quarter leather, with marbled end papers, and a green hard cover the is spotted and scuffed. There are tears along the folds in the Sedgwick diagrams, but no text or images are lost in any of the three pieces—all of which are quite rare. $300

26. Subrahmanyam, Sanjay. Improvising Empire: Portuguese Trade and Settlement in the Bay of Bengal 1500-1700 (Delhi, Oxford UP, 1990). 1st edn, 8vo, 269 pp, map, dj. A fine pioneering study of Portuguese activities on the Coromandel Coast of India. $25

27. Teelock, Vijayalakshmi and Edward A. Alpers, eds. History, Memory and Identity (Reduit, University of Mauritius, 2001. 1st edn, 8vo, 235 pp, maps, folding charts and illus, decorative soft cover, as new. Thirteen papers focused on the complex nature and origins of Mauritian slavery. $40

28. Tolmacheva, Marina, editor and translator. The Pate Chronicle, and reproducing the versions published by C. H. Stigand, Alice Werner, M. Heepe, and Alfred Voeltzkow, edited and partially translated by Marina Tolmacheva with the assistance of Dagmar Weiler (East Lansing, Michigan State UP, 1993). 1st edn, 8vo, 607 pp, maps, as new. The definitive work on Pate with translations from both Swahili and Arabic texts. $35

29. Veevers-Carter, Wendy Day. Island Home (New York, Random House, 1970). 1st edn, 8vo, 345 pp, many lovely drawings, dj. A memoir by the daughter of Clarence Day (Life with Father) of living on the tiny coral island of Remire in the Amirantes with her husband, children, and a few Seychellois during the 1960s. A good book to read BEFORE deciding to retire to that remote isolated island! $30

30. Watson, James L., ed. Asian & African Systems of Slavery (Berkeley, Univ. of California Press, 1980). 1st edn, 8vo, 348 pp, dj. Eleven scholarly chapters on the subject. $25

31. Williams, Mrs. H. Dwight. A Year in China; and a Narrative of Capture and Imprisonment, When Homeward Bound, on Board the Rebel Pirate Florida, with an introductory note by William Cullen Bryant (New York, Hurd and Houghton, 1864). 1st edn, 12mo, 362 pp, 6 pp ads, cover bumped, spine very sunned. Pages 31-113 Cape Town, Mauritius and Singapore; 114-131 Hong Kong; 132-150, and 233-248 Macao; 151—174 Whampoa; 175-232 Canton; 249-266 Swatow. Chronicle of a voyage from 1861-1863; Mrs. Williams was the wife of the U.S. Commissioner at Swatow. $150

32. Williams, J. R. Butterflies of Mauritius (Pailles, Mauritius, Precigraph, 1989). 1st edn, 8vo, 41 pp, 7 pages of color plates. $15

33. Wilson, Michael. A Submariners’ War: The Indian Ocean 1939-1945 (Stroud, UK, Tempus Publishing, 2000). 1st edn, 8vo, 192 pp, richly illus with maps and photos, dj. Water mark along edge of text, not affecting text itself, dj. $15

 

MAPS:

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

34. Archer, J. India (Southern Part) (London, H. G. Collins, c. 1840). A fine map of Southern India and Ceylon with a detailed key to British, French, Danish, and Portuguese possessions. 11 ¼ x 9 inches, full color. $40

35. Archer, J. Madagascar, Mozambique &c. (London, Grattan & Gilbert, 1840). A fine map of the Southwest Indian Ocean including Bourbon, Mauritius, Comoros, and East Coast of Africa from Zanzibar to Natal. 11 x 9 inches, compass rose, original outline color. $135

36. Baldaeus, Philippus. Descriptio Nova Imperii Malabar, Canara, Decan et Aliarum Provinctarum, from his Naauwkeurige beschryvinge van Malabar en Choromandel (Amsterdam, c. 1672). 14 ¼ x 11 ¼ inches, copperplate engraving, elaborate decorative cartouche, compass rose and rhumb lines, three scales, b/w. An elaborate map of the Malabar Coast and part of the Maldives, with three animals, and north oriented to the left. $175

37. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte de L’Ocean Oriental ou Mer des Indes Pour Servir a l’Histoire Generale des Voyages (Paris, c. 1747). Comprises the entire IO region from Cap de Boone Esperance to the Western edge of Nouvelle Hollande and the entire littoral of Africa, Arabia, Persia, India, and Southeast Asia as far east as Java. It also includes Madagascar, the Mascarenes and other IO islands, rhumb lines, compass rose, and a decorative cartouche. 19 x 13 ½ inches, b/w. Could be beautifully colored and framed. One of the great Indian Ocean maps of the 18th Century. $650

38. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte de L’Isle de Bourbon autrefois Mascareigne Pour Servir a l’Hist. Gener.des Voyages/Kaart Van’t Eiland Bourbon of Mascarennas om te dienen voor de Hist. Reschr. Des Reizen (Amsterdam, c. 1764) Titled in both French and Dutch. 9 ½ x 8 inches, copperplate engraving, rhumb lines, compass rose, and later hand coloring, $125

39. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte de L’Isle de Bourbon autrefois Mascareigne (Paris, c. 1764). From Volume 8 of Prevost’s, l’Histoire Generale des Voyages. 9 ½ x 8 inches, copperplate engraving, rhumb lines, compass rose, b/w. $125

40. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Plan du Fort Dauphin Construit par les Francais dans L’Isle de Madagascar (Paris, 1750). A detailed birds-eye view of the fort and grounds with decorative cartouche, rhumb lines, and compass rose. $75 I also have a combined French/Dutch version of the same map for $75.

41. Bellin Jacques Nicolas. Coste de Canara depuis Mangalor jusque Goa; Suite de la Coste de Malabar Depuis Cranganor jusque Mangalor; Coste de Malabar Depuis le Cap Comonin jusqua Cranganor (Paris, c. 1764). Three detailed maps of the Malabar Coast of India side by side on a single sheet, 14 x 8 ½ inches, b/w. $85

42. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte de L’Ance Dauphine dans l’Isle de Madagascar (Paris, 1764). 13 ¾ x 8 ¾. I have a b/w copy for $75 and a copy with later hand coloring for $100.

43. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte des Costes de Perse Gusarat et Malabar turee de la Carte Francoise de l’Ocean Oriental (Paris, 1740). A detailed coastal map with decorative cartouche and compass rose. 8 x 9 ½ inches, copperplate engraving, b/w, with small water mark at upper ½ inch of map. $75

44. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte des Isles de Comore Johanna ou Anjouan Mohilla ou Moaly et Mayotte (Paris, c. 1749). 10 x 8 ½ inches, copperplate engraving, rhumb lines, compass rose, later hand coloring. $100 I also have a b/w copy for $85.

45. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte des Costes de Concan et Decan Depuis Goa jusqu’au Cap S. Jean (Paris, 1764). Two adjoining detailed coastal maps on a single sheet. 8 ½ x 7 inches, b/w, decorative cartouche, rhumb lines, and compass rose. $60

46. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Suite de la Carte de L’Indoustan Comprenant la Presque’Isle de L’Inde, for vol. 10 of Prevost’s Histoire Generale des Voyages (Paris, 1770). A map of India as far north as Bombay, and Ceylon. 9 ¾ x 8 ¾ inches, copperplate engraving, b/w, with decorative cartouche. $85

47. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte des Isles Maldives, from vol. 4 of Prevost’s l’Histoire Generale des Voyages (Paris, 1750). 8 ½ x 6 inches, rhumb lines, compass rose, decorative cartouche, and later hand coloring. $75 I also have a b/w copy for $50.

48. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte de L’Isle d’Anjouan Une des Isles de Comore, for vol. 5 of Prevost’s Histoire Generale des Voyages (Paris, 1770). 8 ¼ x 6 ½ inches, copperplate engraving, b/w, with rhumb lines and compass rose. $65

49. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Ile Maurice Nommee Depuis Ile de France, from Vol . 8 of Prevost’s Histoire General des Voyages (Paris, c. 1770). A map of the harbor, coastline and mountains and clouds behind. 8 ¾ x 7 ½ inches, compass rose, b/w. $150

50. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Empire du Monomotapa et Etats Voisins (Paris, c. 1770). A map of the Mozambique coastal and hinterland, with mountains, rivers, mines, forts, and other details of the Zambezi given. 10 ½ x 8 inches, copperplate engraving, b/w. $75

51. Bellin Jacques Nicolas. Carte de la Baye de Mosambique, from vol. 5 of Prevost’s Histoire General des Voyages (Paris, 1770). 8 ¼ x 6 ¼ inches, copperplate engraving, b/w. A fine map of the bay and Mosambique Island with reefs, soundings, rhumb lines, and a compass rose. $100

52. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Plan de Maye a la Coste de Malabar (Paris 1764). A detailed birds-eye view of this French possession on the Malabar Coast including the harbor, two forts, churches, and a pagoda, with rhumb lines, compass rose, and decorative cartouche. $75

53. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Baye Ville et Forts d’Andarajapour a la Coste de Malabar (Paris, 1764). A birds-eye of the bay, town, and fortifications. 8 ¼ x 6 ¾ inches, copperplate engraving, with rhumb lines, compass rose, and decorative cartouche. $75

54. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Isle de Madagascar autrement Isle de St. Laurent (Paris, 1747). 11 ½ x 9 inches, with rhumb lines, compass rose, b/w. A fine 18th century map of Madagascar. $125 I also have a copy with later hand coloring for $150.

55. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte de la Coste Orientale d’Afrique following a map drawn by the Comte de Maurepas in 1740 (Paris, c. 1749). 9 ¾ x 7 ¾ inches, compass rose, decorative cartouche, b/w. A map of the East Coast of Africa from the Red Sea south to Mozambique. $100 I also have a lovely hand colored copy for $125.

56. Bertius, Petrus. Narsinga (Amsterdam, J. Hondius, 1616). A miniature map of the Indian peninsula and northern Ceylon. 5 ¼ x 3 ¾ inches, copperplate engraving, b/w, with north oriented to the left and Latin text verso. $275

57. Bertius, Petrus. Malabar (Amsterdam, J. Hondius, 1616). A miniature map of the Malabar Coast and Maldive Islands. 5 ¼ x 3 ¾ inches, copperplate engraving, b/w, with north oriented to the left and Latin text verso. $275

58. Bonne. Rigobert. Indes II. Feuille. (London, c. 1780). A map of Southern India, Ceylon, the Maldives, the Chagos Archipelago, the Andamans, the Laquedives, and the Western Coast of Burma and Sumatra. This map also includes rhumb lines, a compass rose, and wind directions for the annual monsoons. 16 ¼ x 11 ½, copperplate engraving, later outline color. $150

59. Bonne, Rigobert. Partie de la Cote Orientale d’Afrique avec l’Isle de Madagascar et les Cartes particulieres des isles de France et de Bourbon (Paris, ca. 1780). A fine map of Madagascar, the East coast of Africa from south of Inhambane in Mozambique to Quiloa in the North, with fine inset maps of Isle Bourbon and Isle de France. 16 x 11 ½ inches, copperplate engraving, decorative cartouche, and later outline color. Tiny 1 inch watermark not affecting image. $300

60. Bonne, Rigobert. Cartes Particulieres des Isles de France, de Bourbon, et de Rodrigue (Paris. 1770). Detailed individual maps of the three island adjacent to one another across the top with a single map of the three islands positioned n the Indian Ocean below, all four on a single sheet. 12 ½ x 8 ½ inches, b/w. $175

61. Bordone, Benedetto. Zanzibar Maidegascar; (verso seilam (Ceylon), from his Isolario (Venice, 1528). This single leaf from the Isolario contains three maps plus text. The entire page measures 11 ¾ x 8 inches. On one side is a map of Zanzibar and Maidegascar (5 ¾ x3 ½ inches) and a map of Southeast Asian islands (5 ¾ x 3 ¼ inches) (including an island of men and an island of women); verso is a map of Seilam (5 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches) (Ceylon) though Thomas Suarez in his Early Mapping of Southeast Asia believes this map is actually Sumatra. The Bordone atlas was revolutionary in that it was the first atlas covering the entire world not based on classical (Ptolemic) geography and the first atlas to contain maps of the new world. $325

62. Bowen, E. A Map of India on the West Side of the Ganges, Comprehending the Coasts of Malabar, Cormandel, and the Island Ceylon , from J. Harris’s, Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca, vol. 1 (London, T. Woodford & A. Ward, 1744). 12 ¾ x 9 inches, copperplate engraving, decorative cartouche, b/w. A beautifully detailed map as far north as Bombay and Masulipatan. $125

63. Du Val, Pierre. Insuvlae Maldivae (Paris, c. 1670). 5 x 4 inches, b/w. $125

64. Du Val, Pierre. Zangvebar (Paris, c. 1670). A map of the East Coast of Africa from the Red Sea south to Quilimane and including Mombasa, Zanzibar, Pemba, Quiloa, the Comoros and other islands, some fanciful. 5 x 4 inches, b/w. $150

65. Du Val, Pierre. Isle de Madagascar dite de St. Laurens et aujourdhui Isle Dauphine (Paris, 1663). 4 ¾ x 4 inches, copperplate engraving, b/w. Includes Bourbon, Maurice, and Comores. $200

66. Du Val, Pierre. Insula Madagascar dictae St. Laurens (Paris, 1694). 4 ¾ x 4 inches, copperplate engraving, b/w. Includes Bourbon, Maurice, and Comores. $200

67. De Vaugondy, Robert. Cote de Zanguebar (Paris,1749). 7 ½ x 6 ¼ inches, copperplate engraving, outline color. A fine map of the East Africa coast from north of Lamo to south of Mozambique Island, including Monbaza, Pemba, Zanzibar, Quiloa, etc. $125

68. Faden, W. Geographer to the King and to the Prince of Wales. A Map of the Peninsula of India, from the 19th Degree North Latitude to Cape Comorin MDCCXCII (London, W. Faden, 3rd edition, 1800). A very large map, 32 ¼ x 19 ½ inches, copperplate engraving, cartouche, original color. Includes the Laccadives and northern Ceylon. $175

69. Jeffreys, Thomas, Geographer to the King. The East Indies with the Roads (London, Robert Sayer, 1768). A very large map of Southern India, Ceylon, and the Lakedive, Andaman, and Nicobar Islands. 54 x 21 inches, five scales, original color. Text includes: “To the Directors of the Hon.ble East India Company Thos. Jeffreys humbly Dedicates this Map.” $200

70. Johnston, W. & A.K. Madagascar, from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th edition (London, 1875 and after). 9 x 6 ½ inches, full color, includes the Comoros. $45

71. Lasor a Verea, Alphonsus. S. Lorenzo (Padua, 1713). 5 ½ x 4 inches, copperplate engraving, decorative cartouche, compass rose, dragons at sea, and north oriented to the left. Closely cropped with Latin text verso. This is the same map as Porcacchi (See Item No. 78). $75

72. Levasseur, Victor. Ile de La Reunion. Engraved by A. Piat for Levasseur’s Atlas National Illustre (Paris, 1847, and later editions). 17 x 12 inches, steel engraving, outline color. There are about 24 lines of statistical information at the bottom. The map is beautifully decorative with insets of Parny and Bertin, fashionable dwellings, seascapes, volcanic peaks, elaborate flora, mother and child, etc. $100

73. Mallet, Alain M. Costes d’Abex, d’Aian et de Zanguebar, from his monumental Description de L’Univers (Paris, 1683). 5 ¾ x 4 inches, copperplate engraving, b/w. Includes the East Coast of Africa from the Egypt and the Red Sea south to Mozambique and including Mozambique Island, Zanzibar, the Comoros, and several much more fanciful islands. $150

74. Mallet, Alain M. Ile Bourbon, from his monumental Description de L’Univers (Paris, 1683). 5 ½ x 4 inches, copperplate engraving, b/w, with three small worm holes on the paper’s edge (outside the map) not affecting image. $100

75. Mallet, Alain M. Mozambique, from his monumental Description de L’Univers (Paris, 1683). 6 x 4 inches, copperplate engraving, b/w. A bird’s eye view of Mozambique Island with several ships at sea. $100

76. The Moguls Empire divided into its principal Governments, from Gentlemen’s Magazine (London, March 1767). 7 ½ x 7 ¾ inches, b/w. $45

77. A Plan of the Town & Fortress of Garlah Belonging to Angria the Admiral to the Sahou Rajah on the Coast of Malabar, from Gentlemen’s Magazine (London, December 1756). A detailed map of the fortress with a lengthy engraved key to the left of the map. 17 ½ x 10 inches, b/w. $60

78. Porcacchi, Tomaso. Descrittione Dell’Isola di S. Lorenzo (Venice 1604). Engraved by Girolamo Porro. The map is 5 ½ x 4 inches with decorative cartouche, compass rose, dragons at sea, and north oriented to the left. The overall image is 10 x 6 inches with title above and text both below and verso. $225

79. Sanson d’Abbeville, Nicolas. Isle de Madagascar ou de St. Laurens (Paris, 1656). 10x 8 inches, copperplate engraving, decorative cartouche, outline color. A fine map of Madagascar with a bit of the Mozambique coast, the Comoros and Mascarenes, and various fanciful islands. A fine example of mid-17th Century cartographic knowledge (and lack thereof). $350

80. Thomson, John. Southern Hindostan, for Thomson’s New General Atlas (London, 1816). 23 ½ x 20 inches, copperplate engraving, full original color. A gorgeous map including northern Ceylon. $175

81. Walker, J. & C. India I and Ceylon (London, Chas. Knight for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1846). A map of Ceylon and Southern India. 13 ¼ x 10 ½, distinctive outline color. $100

82. Walker, J. & C. India II. Madras (London, Edward Stanford for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, c. 1846). A map of Central India including Madras and Pondicherry on the East Coast and from Goa South to Ponany on the Malabar Coast. 13 ½ x 10 ¼ inches, distinctive outline color. $75

83. Walker, J. & C. India II Madras Presidency (London, Baldwin & Cradock for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, c. 1846). Exactly the same map as above without the outline color. Copperplate engraving. $60

84. Walker, J. & C. Islands in the Indian Ocean (London, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (London, c. 1846). Maps of eleven island groupings on a single sheet: Amirantes, Seychelle Archipelago, Madagascar, Socotra, Rodrigue, Chagos Group, Keeling Isles, Mauritius and Bourbon, Kerguelen, Nicobar Isles, Maldive Islands). 15 ½ x 12 ¼ inches, distinctive outline color. $100

85. Zatta, Antonio. Indie II. Foglio (Venice, c. 1780). This is almost exactly the same map as Bonne (No. 58 above) except it lacks the wind directions. 15 ¾ x 11 ¾ , copperplate engraving, later outline color. $150

 

PRINTS:

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

86. (Bourbon/Reunion) Berlie, L. Ile Bourbon: Palanquin (c. 1840). Four figures carrying a palanquin with a couple lightly embracing near a small structure. 6 ¼ x 4 inches, b/w. $10

87. (Bourbon/Reunion) De Sainson, Louis Auguste. Two views of Bourbon on a single sheet from Jules S-C Dumont d’Urville, Voyage pittoresque Autour de Monde (Paris, Chez L. Tenre, 1834), vol. 1. The views are: St. Denis, Ile Bourbon; and Debarcadere de St. Denis. Each view is 5 x 4 inches on a 10 ¾ x 7 inch page. $30

88. (Bourbon/Reunion). Vue de Saint-Denis (Reunion) (Paris, c. 1860). A view of the harbor engraved by Obrux with ships in the foreground and the town and mountains behind, 5 x 3½ inches, b/w. There is accompanying text; verso there is text and a small map La Reunion ou Bourbon, 2 ¾ x 2 ¼ inches, b/w. $20

89. (Madagascar). Three side by side etchings of Sakalave Policeman; Hova Beach Governor at Morondova; and Sakalave Policeman, Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (May 28, 1881). Each individual print is 5 x 3 ½ inches; the overall print is 11 x 6 ¼ inches, b/w. $10

90. (Mauritius) Black River; and verso, Natural Bridge near Mahebourg, from Leo de Colange, ed., Voyages and Travels or Scenes in Many Lands (Boston, E. W. Walker, 1887). The Black River print is 6 ¼ x 4 inches; the Natural Bridge print is 6 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches, with accompanying text both front and rear. $15

91. (Mauritius). Le mont Peter-Botte (Ile Maurice), from Le Monde Illustre (1860). 13 x 9 inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. $35. I have the same print with later hand coloring for $60.

92. (Mauritius). Training Militia in the Mauritius, from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News (Nov. 24,1883). 8 ½ x 7 inches, b/w. An officer faces seven men obviously drawn from different classes, religions, and racial groups. A fascinating ‘snapshot’ of the time. $30

93. (Muscat) Mascate et son Iman, from L’Illustration, Journal Universel (1851). A full page of text with three engravings: L’iman de Mascate, Mascate (a view of the harbor drawn by Lebreton), and Danse de negres a Mascate. 14 x 10 inches, b/w. $50

94. (Seychelles) De Sainson, Louis Auguste. Four views of Seychelles on two sheets from Jules S-C Dumont d’Urville, Voyage pittoresque Autour du Monde (Paris, Chez L. Tenre, 1834), vol. 1. The views are: Rade de Mahe; Habitation pres de Mahe; Hippopotames; Cocotier des Sechelles. Each image is 5 ½ x 4 inches, later hand coloring. $150 I also have a b/w set for $100.

95. (Zanzibar) Le Sultan de Zanzibar, from Le Monde Illustre (Paris, 17 July 1875). This is the complete front page of this issue featuring a large sitting portrait of Seyyid Bargash Bin Said with sword and dagger. 14 x 10 inches, b/w. Could be beautifully colored and framed. $50

96. (Zanzibar) The Sultan of Zanzibar at Ascot, from The Illustrated London News (June 19, 1875). This is the full front page of this issue including an elaborate London masthead. Could be beautifully colored and framed. 14 x 10 inches, b/w. $45

 

SEA CHARTS:

97. D’Apres de Mannevillette, J. B. N. Carte Reduite de l’Ocean Orientale qui Contient La Cote d’Afrique…avec L’Isle Madagascar et les Isles adjacentes (Paris, 1775). This chart is centered on Madagascar and includes the Mascarenes, Comores, Aldabra, the East Coast of Africa from Natal to Quiloa. There are two small insets: Plan de Tullear-Baye; and Isle de Sable. There are rhumb lines and a compass rose; coastal soundings are given throughout. . This is a seminal sea chart of the Southwest Indian Ocean. 26 x 19 inches, copperplate engraving, b/w. $750

98. D’Apres de Mannevillette, J. B. N. Carte Plate de la Cote Occidentale de L’Isle Madagascar depuis la Baye de St. Augustin jusqu’an Cap St. Andre (Paris, 1775). There is also an inset of Plan de La Rade et Riviere de Moroundava . 19 x 13 ¼, copperplate engraving, b/w, with rhumb lines and a compass rose. $125

99. D’Apres de Mannevillette, J. B. N. Cote Orientale de Madagascar Depuis la Riviere d’Ivondrou jusqu’a Mananzari (Paris, 1775). There are also two insets: Plan Particulier de la Rade de Manourou; and Cours de la Riviere de Mananzari. 19 x 13 ¼ inches, copperplate engraving, b/w, with rhumb lines and a compass rose. $125

100. D’Apres de Mannevillette, J. B. N. Cote de L’Isle Madagascar depuis la Baye de Vohemare jusqu’a la Pointe de l’Est (Paris, 1775). There is also an inset Plan du Port et de al Baye du Cap de L’est. 18 ¼ x 12 ¾ inches, copperplate engraving, b/w, with rhumb lines and a compass rose. $125

101. Dyonnet, Ch., grave; F. Lefevre, ecrit. Mer des Indes. Cote Occidentale de L’Hindoustan et de L’Ile de Ceylan de Calicut a Pointe de Galle. Iles Maldives (Paris, Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine, 1865). 36 x 24 ½ inches, b/w but with color at major ports, soundings throughout. A large finely detailed chart. $200


Larry W. Bowman, Ph.D. September 2008
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