Catalogue Number 17, February 2010

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

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This catalogue contains 56 books, two sets of reprints, one government document, one journal, nine maps, and 23 prints. 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 or bowmanlarryw@hotmail.com

 

BOOKS:

1. Adam, John Louis. Histoires Vraies des Seychelles (Victoria, Seychelles, Printec, 1999). 2nd edn, 8vo, 120 pp, illus with photos and maps, French text, decorative paper cover, new. True stories about the Seychelles including many on the outer islands. $30

2. Adolphe, Harold. Les Archives Demographiques de L’Ile Maurice Registres paroissiaux et d’etat civil (1721-1810) (Port Louis, R. Coquet, 1966). 1st edn, 8vo, 145 pp, pictorial soft cover. $50

3. Allen, Philip M. Security & Nationalism in the Indian Ocean: Lessons from the Latin Quarter Islands (Boulder, Westview, 1987). 1st edn, 8vo, 260 pp, paperback. $35

4. Allen, Philip M. Self Determination in the Western Indian Ocean, in International Conciliation, no. 560 (Washington DC, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, November 1966). 1st edn, 8vo, 74 pp, decorative paper cover. $20

5. Andrada, Jacinto Freire de. The Life of Dom John de Castro The Fourth Vice-Roy of India (New Delhi, Asian Educational Services, 1994). Translated by Peter Wyche. Reprint of 1664 1st edn, 8vo, 272 pp plus lengthy index, frontispiece illus, folding map of Dio, dj with small tears at bottom. $20

6. Atoll Research Bulletin, nos. 193-205 (Washington DC, Smithsonian Institution, February 1977). 1st edn, 8vo, c. 200 pages, decorative paper cover. This issue contains 13 articles including five on Aldabra and two on the Mascarenes. $30

7. Benedict, Burton. Indians in a Plural Society: A Report on Mauritius (London, HMSO, 1961). 168 pp, illus, map, dj. Owner’s signature of Currim J. Currimjee, London, May 1965. $45

8. Bernardin de St. Pierre, J. H. Paul and Virginia with an Original Memoir of the Author and Three Hundred and Thirty Illustrations (London, W. H. Orr & Co., 1839). 8vo, 306 pp, 28 full-page steel engravings with India paper mounts and over 300 smaller engravings, all designers and engravers are acknowledged, original leather binding, five raised bands, decorative gilt on front, back and spine; edges worn, aeg. David Bland in his History of Book Illustration considers this one of the finest productions of the period. Toinet, No. 390. $225

9. Boxer, C. R. Portuguese Society in the Tropics: The Municipal Councils of Goa, Macao, Bahia, and Luanda, 1510-1800 (Madison, Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1965). 1st edn, 8vo, 240 pp, 6 illus, 27 appended documents, dj. $50

10. Caldwell, Dr. George W. Oriental Rambles (Poughkeepsie, NY, G. W. Caldwell, M.D., 1906). 1st edn, 12 mo, 251 pp, photos, decorative hard cover. INSCRIBED by the author. Pp. 107-113 Singapore and Penang; 114-133 Ceylon; 134-205 India; 206-208 Aden and Red Sea. $60

11. Carpin, Sarah. Odyssey Illustrated Guide to Seychelles (Hong Kong, Guidebook Co., 1996). 1st edn, 8vo, 232 pp, richly illus with maps and color photos, decorative soft cover. $10

12. Carter, Marina D. and Philippe La Hausse de Lalouviere. Souillac Village Historique et Cimetiere Marin (Port Louis, Heritage, 1997). 1st edn, 8vo, 114 pp, illus, pictorial soft cover, as new. $25

13. Collis, Maurice. Raffles (London, Faber & Faber,1966). 1st edn, 12mo, 228 pp, 5 maps, decorative soft cover. $10

14. Colvin, Ian D., compiler and editor. The Cape of Adventure being strange and notable discoveries, perils, shipwrecks, battles upon sea and land, with pleasant and interesting observations upon the country and the natives of the Cape of Good Hope (London, T. C. & E. C. Jack, 1912). !st edn, 8vo, 459 pp, 25 full-page plates, maps, decorative hard cover, edges worn. Extracts from the writings of 27 early visitors to the Cape, including: John de Barros, John Jourdain, Sir Thomas Herbert, Jacques Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, and Francois Le Vaillant. $50

15. Ducrotoy, Athalie. Beautiful Isles, Beautiful People: A Family in olde Seychelles 1780-1995 (Kent, UK, Rawlings Publications, 1995). 1st edn, 8vo, 144 pp, richly illus with maps, photos and documents. Pictorial soft cover, SIGNED by the author, new. A history of the Savy and Ducrotoy families in Seychelles and in Mombasa, Kenya. $35

16. Ducrotoy, Athalie. Air Raid Sirens and Fire Buckets: Wartime in Seychelles 1939-1945 (Kent, UK, Rawlings Publications, 1997). 1st edn, 8vo, 84 pp, illus with maps and photos, SIGNED by the author, new. $25 I have a copy that has not been signed for $15.

17. Dull, Paul S. A Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy (1941-1945) (Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press, 1978). 1st edn, 8vo, 433 pp, 42 maps and tracks of major battles, endpaper maps, dj. While mostly on the Pacific, this book has detailed coverage of the taking of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore, and the Dutch East Indies; there is also a chapter on Japanese raids in the Indian Ocean. $15

18. Edwardes, Michael. The Battle of Plassey and the Conquest of Bengal (London, B. T. Batsford, 1963). 1st edn, 8vo, 167 pp, 24 illus, 5 maps and plans. $15

19. Ellins, Charles, compiler. The Pirates Own Book, or Authentic Narratives of the lives, exploits, and executions of the most celebrated Sea Robbers (Salem, MA, Marine Research Society, 1924). 1st edn, 12 mo, 469 pp, illus throughout. $50

20. Fisher, Robert L. ed. Preliminary Results of Scripps Institution of Oceanography Investigations in the Indian Ocean during Expeditions Monsoon and Lusiad 1960-1963 (San Diego, Scripps IO, 1964). 1st edn, 4to, 237 pp, b/w photos, many maps and charts, decorative soft cover. Expedition report covering such topics as currents, temperature, carbon dioxide, seismic refraction, biology, magnetic data, gravity, heat flows, and microfossils. $25

21. Friedmann, Herbert. New Light on the Dodo and its Illustrators, from The Smithsonian Report for 1955 (Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution, 1956). Pp. 475-481 plus five full-page plates. $25

22. Gerbault, Alain. In Quest of the Sun: The Journal of the “Firecrest” (Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co, 1930). 1st edn, 8vo, 303 pp, 15 illus, decorative hard cover, endpaper map. This is Gerbault’s journal of his single-handed trip around the world from 1924-1929. Pages 220-260 (June 1927 to March 1928) find him in the Indian Ocean including: Keeling-Cocos, East Indies, Rodriguez, Reunion, Durban, and Cape Town. $20

23. Gibson, Mary Jane, compiler. Portuguese Africa: A Guide to Official Publications (Washington, DC, Library of Congress, 1967). 1st edn, tall 8vo, 217 pp, 2831 entries, pictorial paper cover. $25

24. Gordon-Brown, A. ed. The Year Book and Guide to East Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, Zanzibar, Portuguese East Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, etc. (London, Robert Hale, 1964). Published for the Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co. 12 mo, 336 pp, 77 pp of ads, profusely illus with photos, plans, and maps, ragged dj. $15

25. Hachisuka, Masauji. The Dodo and Kindred Birds; or The Extinct Birds of the Mascarene Islands (London, H. F. & G. Witherby, Led, 1953). 1st edn, 4to, 250 pp, 22 full-page plates, 10 in color; 35 drawings, teg, gilted dodo on cover and gilt lettering on spine, dj. A celebrated work on the dodos of Mauritius and Reunion, the solitaire of Rodrigues and Reunion, and various other extinct birds of the Mascarenes. This is one of the three great books on the dodo (the others Strickland, 1848; and Owen, 1866) and is coveted collectors and research institutions. The book was published in a limited edition of 485; this copy is unnumbered. $2750

26. Hazareesingh, K. Profil de L’Ile Maurice (Paris, Librairie D’Amerique et d’Orient, 1976). 1st edn, 8vo, 179 pp, pictorial paper cover. INSCRIBED by the author. $75

27. Herrick, Allison Butler, and others. Area Handbook for Mozambique (Washington DC, USGPO, 1969). 1st edn, 8vo, 351 pp, maps. $20

28. Honwana, Luis Bernado, Per Kraus, and others. Ilha de Mocambique Relatorio—Report 1982-85 (Mozambique, Secretaria de Estado da Cultura; Denmark, Arkitektskolen I Aarhus, 1985). 1st edn, 4to, 224 pp, hundreds (thousands?) of drawings, maps, and photos, decorative paper cover. This book is a architectural survey of every structure on Mozambique Island undertaken over a three year period by a Danish team in collaboration with the Mozambican Secretariat for Culture. This is a brilliant historical and architectural study with parallel text in English and Portuguese. $100

29. Lackner, Commander Peter R., U. S. Navy. Tropical Cyclones Throughout the World, from United States Naval Institute Proceedings 71, no. 511 (September, 1945), pp. 1059-1081 with 23 maps. The entire issue is provided. $10

30. By a Lady. Life at the Cape A Hundred Years Ago (Cape Town, C. Struik, 1963). Reprint of letters published in the Cape Monthly Magazine in 1871-1872, 8vo, 119 pp, reproduction of 16 full-page illustrations drawn by Thomas Bowler, dj. The text comprises ten letters which the Lady wrote to her sister describing life in Cape Town in the early 1860s. $35

31. Lagesse, Marcelle. L’Ile de France avant La Bourdonnais (1721-1735) (Port Louis, Impr. Commerciale, 1973). Mauritius Archives Publication No. 12. 1st edn, 8vo, 111 pp, decorative paper cover. $60

32. Le Forestier, Francois. Le Forestier’s Relation: Autobiography and Voyages of Francois Le Forestier, A Refugee from Mauritius and a Teacher in New England (Boston, The Boston Athenaeum, 1904). 1st edn, 8vo, 77 pp, 6 illus, French text. $50

33. Lickford, Peter. Shipwreck or Shangri-la? (Dobbs Ferry, NY, Sheridan House, 2001). 1st edn, 8vo, 320 pp, 27 color photos, two map, decorative soft cover, new. The story of a sailing trip from Durban to Thailand and Malaysia, but overwhelmingly focused on the wreck of their boat in the Salomon Atoll near Peros Banhos in the Chagos Archipelago and their many and varied adventures their as they sought to get the boat repaired so they could make their way home. $30

34. Lingayah, Sam. A Comparative Study of Mauritian Immigrants in two European Cities: London and Paris (London, Mauritius Welfare Assn, 1991). 1st edn, 8vo, 162 pp, decorative paper cover. $20

35. Lorrimer, Claire. Chantal (Garden City, NY, Nelson Doubleday, 1981). 1st edn, 8vo, 401 pp, bumps and small tears in dj. Novel set in 1830s Seychelles. $10

36. Malleson, Colonel G. B. Lord Clive and the Establishment of the English in India (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1907). 1st edn, 12mo, 229 pp, folding map, the book is uncut! $50

37. Marion, A. P., photographer. Preface by Flavien Ranaivo. Charme de L’Imerina (Antananarivo, La Librairie de Madagascar, n.d., but ca. 1961). 1st edn, 4to, paper cover, corners bumped and bent, small tears at top and bottom of spine. This book is comprised of 28 full-page b/w photos by Marion. $35

38. Martin, R. Montgomery. History of the British Possessions in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean; comprising Ceylon, Penang, Malacca, Singapore, …(London, Whittaker & Co, 1837). 1st edn, 16 mo, 358 pp, engraving of Colombo and two folding maps, full leather binding. Pages 1-122 Ceylon; 122-167 on Penang, Malacca, and Singapore. $325

39. Mauritius Quarterly Directory (No. 182, April 1944). 12 mo, 93 pp, plus 48 pp. of ads, paper cover. A Directory of war-time Mauritius including listings of telephone numbers of (mostly) European residents, doctors and dentists, clubs and associations, road distances, railway timetables, tourist hints, boat taxi and bus fares, and much more. $100

40. Miles, William. Britain, France, and the Dual Colonial Inheritance of Mauritius: Mauritian Decolonization in Comparative Perspective, Occasional Paper No. 8 (Port Louis, Mauritius, The Hassam Toorawa Trust, 2008). 29 pp, 8vo, decorative paper cover, new. $10

41. Milon, Philippe, Jean-Jacques Petter & Georges Randrianasolo, Faune de Madagascar: XXXV Oiseaux (Paris, CNRS; and Tananarive, ORSTOM, 1973). Two volumes. First edn, tall 8vo. Vol. 1, 263 pp with illustrations from line drawings, a map, pictorial soft cover, and bookplate of S. Dillon Ripley. Vol. II, Planches. Eighteen full-page plates (17 in color) of well-over 200 birds. $150

42. Mormando, Franco and Jill G. Thomas, eds. Francis Xavier and the Jesuit Missions in the Far East; An Anniversary Exhibition of Early Printed Works (Chestnut Hill, MA, The Jesuit Institute of Boston College, 2006). 1st edn, tall 8vo. 104 pp, profusely illus, decorative paper cover, new. $25

43. Mount, W. and Th. Page. The English Pilot, The Third Book. Describing the Sea-Coasts,…The Islands,…and Ports in the Oriental Navigation (London, 1743). In three parts: 1. Shewing the Nature and Properties of Winds and Monsoons in the Navigation from England to the East-Indies…; 2. Containing neceffary Instructions for failing between England and the East-Indies in the Spring and the Fall; and 3. Defcribing the Sea-Coafts, Capes, Headlands, Streights, Soundings, Sands, Shoals, Rocks and Dangers. The Iflands, Bays, Roads, Harbours, and Ports from Cap Bonaesperance all over the Oriental Ocean. 80 pp, folio (pages are 19 ½ x 11 ½ inches), paper wrappers. The pages largely contain detailed text, but there are also over 100 maps and sight-lines including: Mohilia, Joanna, Mauritius, Diego Raies (Rodriques), Don Mafcharinhas (Reunion), Socotra, Aden, Maculla Bay, Sharar, Dofar, Diu, St. Thome (Madras), Pullacat, Palmiras, Sumatra, Pulo Parcelar, Carimon, Banca, Paffage Island, Pulo Timoan, Patany, Pulo Condore, Canton, Ladarones, Lantoun, south coast of Borneo, etc. There are three pages at the end with longitude and latitude readings covering the entire region. There is foxing on nearly every page but with no loss of text or drawings. $750

44. Nagapen, Amedee. Le Marronnage a l’Isle de France—Ile Maurice: Reve ou Riposte de l’Esclave? (Port Louis, Centre Culturel Africain, 1999). 1st edn, 4to, 439 pp, maps and prints, decorative soft cover. This is no. 308 of a limited edn of 1500. $45

45. Oliver, Captain Pasfield, ed. and intro. Madagascar, or Robert Drury’s Journal, During Fifteen Years’ Captivity on that Island (London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1890). 2nd edn (1st 1729), 8vo, 399 pp, 13 illus, map, decorative cloth cover worn with two small tears, spine sunned. Most of the book is uncut. Pages 353-398 are an abridged version of Abbe Rochon’s Description of Madagascar from 1768. $250

46. Ommanney, F. D. Eastern Windows (London, Readers Union, 1962). 8vo, 245 pp, 16 illus. 13-172, and 236-245 on Singapore and Malaya. $15

47. Peabody, R. E. The Log of the Grand Turks (Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1926). 1st edn, 8vo, 249 pp, 26 illus, decorative hard cover. The Grand Turk was the first New England ship to reach Mauritius in 1786. The book includes 20 pages on Mauritius in the 1780s, a full page plate of Port Louis from the MacPherson collection. $25

48. Phillips, Wendell. Oman A History (Beirut, Librairie du Liban, 1971). 8vo, 246 pp, 24 illus, 2 maps, dj. $25

49. Prior, James, Esq. R.N. Voyage Along the Eastern Coast of Africa, to Mosambique, Johanna, and Quiloa; to St. Helena; …in the Nisus Frigate (London, Sir Richard Phillips, 1819). 1st edn, 8vo, 114 pp, folding map, plate, beautifully rebound in marbled boards. $400

50. Rais, Rasul B. The Indian Ocean and the Superpowers (Totowa, NJ, Barnes & Noble Books, 1987). 1st edn, 8vo, 215 pp, dj, in fine condition but ex-lib from Army War College. $10

51. Rand, A. L. The Distribution and Habits of Madagascar Birds: Summary of the Field Notes of the Mission Zoologique Franco-Anglo-Americaine a Madagascar, in Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History (New York, December 30, 1936). vol. 72, art. V., pp. 143-499, with figures and maps. Rebound as hardcover with gilt lettering. Bookplate of S. Dillon Ripley. $100

52. Samuels, Adelaide F. Palm Island; or Dick Travers in the Chagos Islands (Boston, Lee & Shepard, 1873). 1st edn, 16 mo, 98 pp, frontis plate and engraving, gilt spine letters and decoration. Surely the only children adventure fiction ever set in the Chagos! $75

53. Sim, Katharine. Malayan Landscape (London, Michael Joseph, 1946). 1st edn, 8vo,248 pp, 19 illus, endpaper maps. Life in colonial Malaya (Penang, Lumut, Ipoh) ending with the fall of Malaya to the Japanese. $20

54. Simon, William J. Scientific Expeditions in the Portuguese Overseas Territories (1783-1808) and the Role of Lisbon in the Intellectual-Scientific Community of the Late Eighteenth Century (Lisbon, Instituto de Investigacao Cientifica Tropical, 1983). 1st edn, 4to, 193 pp, 23 illus and maps in color and b/w, gilt spine and boards, dj. An impressive scholarly work. $60

55. Turner, Malcolm. Shipwrecks & Salvage in South Africa—1505 to the Present (Cape Town, C. Struik, 1988). 1st edn, 4to, 224 pp, profusely illus throughout, pictorial endpapers, dj. $100

56. Waugh, Alec. Hot Countries (New York, Farrar & Rinehart, 1930). 1st edn, 8vo, 304 pp, woodcuts by the acclaimed artist, Lynd Wood, gilt spine and cover. Pages 143-202, Siam, Malaya, Singapore, and Ceylon. $15 Exactly the same book (The Literary Guild, 1930) except for a pictorial cover $10

 

REPRINTS:

(nb. These two items are NOT originals)

57. Seychelles Reprints No. 1 (seven articles): W. E. Davidson, Notes on the Naval Operations in the Indian Ocean 1800-1810 (1909), 19 pages; Mrs. E. H. (Ada) Edwards, Seychelles Archipelago (1893), 20 pages; G. Harrison, The Seychelles (1839), 4 pages; Alfred Merian, The Seychelles Islands (1898), 9 pages; M. Murat, Gordon’s Eden: or the Seychelles Archipelago (1900), 25 pages; Lieut.-Colonel Lewis, On the Island of Mahi, Seychelles (1863), 7 pages; and T. J. Spurs, Report on the Island of Aldabra (1891), 7 pages. These seven articles are bound together with a cover and spiral binding. $25

58. Seychelles Reprints No. 2 (one article): Nicolas Pike, A Visit to the Seychelles Islands, published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences of Mauritius, New Series, Vol. VI (Port Louis, Mauritius, 1872), 60 pages. This article is bound with a cover and spiral binding. $25

 

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS:

59. Seychelles, Colonial Reports, 1937-1968, inclusive. 1927-1937, eleven issues; 1938-1945, no reports were issued; 1946-1946, three issues; 1949-1950 to 1967-1968, ten issues published biannually. All 24 issues for $375

 

JOURNALS:

60. Mauritius International (quarterly paper published in London; each issue from 12 to 30 pages).
v. 23 (1986, nos. 9-12); v. 24 (1987, 13-16); v. 25 (1988, nos. 17-20); v. 26 (1989, nos. 21-24); v. 27 (1990, nos. 25-28); v. 28 (1991, nos. 29-32); v. 29 (1992, nos. 33-36); v. 30 (1993, nos. 37-39); v. 31 (1994, nos. 40-44); v. 32 (1995, nos. 45-48). Complete set for ten years running. $150

 

MAPS:

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

61. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte de la Coste Orientale d’Afrique, from Prevost’s, Histoire Generale des Voyages, vol. 1 (Paris, c. 1764). Copper plate engraving, 9 ¾ x 7 ¾ inches, later hand color. A finely detailed map of the East African coast from the Red Sea, Moka, and the Horn of Africa south to the Quirimbo islands in Northern Mozambique, and including Socotora, Pemba, Zanzibar, the Comoros, a compass rose and a decorative cartouche. $125

62. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Representation du Cours ordinaire des Vents de Traverse qui regnent le long des Cotes dans la Mer Atlantique & celle des Indes (Paris, 1757). Copper plate engraving, 11 ¾ x 6 inches, b/w. An unusual map centered on the Africa continent but focused on showing the prevailing wind directions throughout the tropical regions of both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. $100

63. Bonne, Rigobert. Terre de Kerguelen, Appellee par M. Cook, Isle de la Desolation; Plan du Havre de Noel dans la Terre de Kerguelen; Plan du Port Palliser dans la Terre de Kerguelen; Isles du Prince Edouard (Paris, 1788). Copper plate engraving, 13 ½ x 9 ¼ inches, later hand color. On a single sheet there is the primary map of Kerguelen Island with a beautiful compass rose, accompanied by smaller maps of Port Palliser, Havre de Noel, and Isles du Prince Edouard. $50 I also have a b/w version for $35.

64. Kitchin, Thomas. A Chart of all the Known Islands off the Coaft of Zenjibar & Madagascar lying in the way to India. Drawn from the French Chart of the Eaftern Ocean Publish’d in 1740 by Order of the Count de Maurepas, improved from particular Surveys and regulated by Astronomical Obfervations (London, c 1752). Copper plate engraving, 11 x 9 ½ inches, b/w. A fine map of the Southwest Indian Ocean including the East African coast from Lamu/Pate south to Mozambique and including Madagascar, the Mascarenes, Comoros, Amirantes and other islands of Seychelles, Diego Garcia and the Chagos, with a compass rose and rhumb lines. $150

65. Mallet, Alain Manesson. Die Kusten von Abex, Aian und Zanguebar–Costes d’Abex d’Aian et de Zangvebar, from Mallet’s, Description of the World (Frankfurt, 1719). Copper plate engraving, 6 x 4 inches, later hand coloring. This map shows mountains, rivers, place names, the Red Sea, the East Africa coast from Egypt to Mozambique, and includes much of Madagascar, the Comoros, Zanzibar, Pemba, and several islands now in Seychelles. It has also been professionally matted. $150

66. Mallet, Alain Manesson. Die Insel Ceylan—Isle de Ceylan, from Mallet’s, Description of the Universe (Frankfurt, 1719). Copper plate engraving, 6 ½ x 4 ½ inches, later hand coloring. This map is a decorative bird’s eye view of Ceylon along with the southern part of India. There mountains, rivers, place names, three sailing ships, and a ribbon title. It has also been professionally matted. $175

67. Mallet, Alain Manesson. Die Insel Madagascar, sonst S. Lonentz oder Dauphin genanndt.—Isle de Madagascar dite de St. Laurens ou Isle DAufine, from Mallet’s, Description of the World (Frankfurt, 1719). Copper plate engraving, 5 ¾ x 4 inches, later hand coloring. This lovely map of Madagascar shows mountains, rivers, place names, a sailing ship, and an allegoric title cartouche. It has also been professionally matted. Lwb $150

68. Monin. Ile Bourbon, from France Pittoresque (Paris, c. 1860). 7 x 5 inches, later hand color. A beautifully drawn bird’s eye map of Bourbon with mountains, place names, and two insets—one of an active volcano, and the other of Madagascar, Bourbon, and I. de France (Mauritius). $45

69. Parr, N. The Ifland and City of Quiloa (London, 1747). 8 ¼ x 6 inches, b/w. A bird’s eye view of the island of Quiloa on the East African coast including the fort, church, housing, trees, and gardens, with three sailing ships and two smaller boats. $100

 

PRINTS:

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

Antarctica and sub-Antarctic Islands:

70. Prevost, l’Abbe. Isle d’Amsterdam and Isle St. Paul, from Prevost’s Histoire General des Voyages (1757). 4 ¾ x 2 ¾ inches, later hand coloring. On a single sheet, each island is separately drawn with sailing ships in the foreground and decorative ribbon titles. $45

71. Transit of Venus Observations at Kerguelen Island: Erecting Buildings at the Chief Station, from The Illustrated London News (March 27, 1875). 9 ½ x 5 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. $25

Ceylon and Maldives:

72. The Ceylon Pearl Fishery, from The Saturday Magazine (May 9, 1835). 8 ½ x 5 ½ , b/w, etching from the front page of this issue with masthead. Entire page 11 x 7 inches. $35

73. Penfield, Frederic Courtland. The Lure of the Pearl, from The Century Magazine (1906), pp. 61-77, with map and 16 etchings and photos. The article is on the pearling industry in the Gulf of Manar. $35

74. Woolf, Bella Sidney. Fishing for Pearls in the Indian Ocean, from The National Geographic Magazine (1926), pp. 161-183. A long article on the Ceylon Pearl Industry with 26 photos. $22

Dodos and Lemurs:

75. 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. $200

76. Le Dronte, from Magasin Pittoresque (c. 1830s). 5 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches, b/w, on a full page of the magazine (11 x 7 inches) with accompanying text in French. $25

77. The Woolly Lemur (Lemur langier) (1882). 8 x 5 inches, full color. $25

East Africa and Zanzibar:

78. Return of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition: Sketches from Zanzibar, from The Illustrated London News (Jan. 25, 1890). Three views: Bagamoyo, Opposition Zanzibar, with Encampment of Mr. Stanley’s Followers; British and German Naval Squadrons Escorting Mr. Stanley to Zanzibar (illustrations of ships: Kilwa, Schwalbe, Sperber, and Turquoise); and Mr. Stanley Landing at the British Consulate, Zanzibar; on a single sheet, 14 ½ x 10 inches, b/w. $25

79. Rueit, from Illistrirte Zeitung (20 Marz 1902). 9 x 5 ½ inches, b/w. View of the harbor. $15

80. Shangany, The European Quarter of Zanzibar, from The Illustrated London News (April 21, 1866). 9 ½ x 4 inches, b/w, with accompanying text. View from the sea showing the Hanseatic Consulate, British Consulate, House of the Sultan’s Secretary, American Consulate, and British Mission. $30

81. Zanzibar im Jahre 1886. Two pages from the Illustrirte Zeitung (8 May 1886), including six engravings of Zanzibar with accompanying text (in German). $35

India and the East Indies:

82. General View of Bombay, from Malabar Hill, from The Illustrated London News (June 4, 1853), 14 x 7 inches, b/w, with accompanying text. $25

83. Surf-Ship at Madras Going out to a Ship, from The Illustrated London News (Jan. 8, 1876). 12 ½ x 9m inches, b/w. Surf-ship with about 15 oarsman aboard in very heavy surf. $20

84. Kucking Fort, Sarawak (9 ½ x 5 inches) and Government House, Sarawak (9 ½ x 6 ½ inches), from The Illustrated London News (November 26, 1864), on a single sheet. 14 ½ x 10 inches, b/w, with accompanying text. These are two of the earliest etchings of Sir James Brooke’s government in Kuching, Sarawak. $75

Madagascar and Comoros:

85. Infanticide in Madagascar (London, Fisher & Son., 1845). Copperplate engraving. Drawn by H. Melville, Engraved by J. Redaway. 4 ½ x 3 inches, b/w. $30

86. The Madagascar Difficulty—Views in the Island, from The Graphic (Dec. 23, 1882). Five views: The Battery, Ambodinandohalo, Antananarive; The Queen’s Palace, Antananarivo; Guards at the Entrance-Gate of the Queen’s Palace, Antananarivo; The Queen’s Pew in the Chapel Royal Within the Palace Precincts; and Antananarivo frm the North, on a single sheet, 13 ½ x 9 inches, b/w. $25

Mauritius, Reunion, and Seychelles:

87. Imperial German Consulate, Mahe (c. 1900). Photographer, S. Ohashi, Seychelles. This is a postcard, 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches, sepia color. $20

88. Mallet, Alain Manesson. Die Insul Moritz—Isle Maurice, from Mallet’s Description of the Universe (Frankfurt, 1719). Copper engraving, 6 x 4 inches, later hand coloring This famous print shows an elaborate coastal scene with people hunting birds (dodos?), costumed hunters sitting atop a giant tortoise, palm trees, a distant mountain, and ships coming ashore. There is a ribbon title and the print has been professionally matted. $200

Red Sea and Arabian Peninsula:

89. En Route to China: Sketches at Aden, from The Illustrated London News (June 13, 1857). Six sketches (The Beach at Aden: A Rush for the Cantonments (9 ½ x 6 ½ inches); and five figures: Negro; Queen’s Man (86th); Aden Policeman (Hindoo); Hindoo Woman; and Sumaulay (Arab Girl), all on a single sheet, 14 ½ x 10 inches, b/w, with accompanying text. $25

90. Sir Bartle Frere’s Anti-Slavery Mission—View of Muscat, Arabia, from The Graphic (May 31, 1873). 12 x 4 ½ inches, b/w. An expansive view from the sea of the port, harbor, forts, with ships in the foreground and mountains behind. $25

South Africa and Mozambique:

91. Emigration to Natal. Three views: Bay and Settlement of Natal, now D’Urban; Zoolu Man; and Natal, now D’Urban—The Bluff, from The Illustrated London News (March 16, 1850), on a single sheet, 14 ½ x 9 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text. $25

92. The Portuguese Defences of Lourenco Marques, from The Graphic (December 15, 1894). Three views: A Watch Tower on the Railroad; A Street Barricade of Iron Tanks and Trollies; and A Funeral Near Delagoa Bar, South Africa on a single sheet, 14 x 9 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text. The etchings are from photographs taken by F. A. Cocks, R. N. on H.M.S. “Philomel.” $20


Larry W. Bowman, Ph.D. February 2010
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