Catalogue Number 19, November 2011

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

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This catalogue contains 50 books, 3 sea charts, 13 maps, and 38 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. Alexander, Douglas. Holiday in the Islands: A guide to Comores, Reunion, Rodrigues, Madagascar (Cape Town, Purnell and Sons, 1976). 1st edn, 8vo, 251 pp, maps, b/w and color photos, pictorial hard cover. $20

2. Alexander, Douglas. Holiday in Mauritius: A Guide to the Island (Cape Town, Purnell and Sons, 1973). 1st edn, 8vo, 240 pp, 10 maps, b/w and color photos, pictorial hard cover. $20

3. Badger, George Percy, F. R. G. S. , editor and translator. History of the Imans and Seyyids of Oman, by Salil-ibn-Razik, from A.D. 661-1856 (New York, Bert Franklin, n.d., but c. 1980). Exact reprint edition of the Hakluyt Society, First Series, no. 44, from 1871. cxxvii, 435 pp, folding map, in fine condition. $50

4. Benoit, Gaetan. The Afro-Mauritians: An Essay (Moka, Mahatma Gandhi Institute, 1985). 1st edn, 8vo, 105 pp, decorative paper cover. INSCRIBED by the author to Ken McPherson, an esteemed historian of the Indian Ocean region. An important early effort to understand African ancestry in Mauritius; tragically, the author committed suicide not long after its publication. $100

5. 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, xxix, frontis plate of author, 28 full-page steel engravings with India paper mounts and over 300 smaller engravings, with all designers and engravers acknowledged. Leather binding, AEG, gilt title and boards. David Bland in his History of Book Publication cites this as one of the finest productions of the period. Toinet, No. 390. $200 I have an identical copy that lacks only the frontis plate of the author. $150

6. Bernardin de Saint Pierre, J. H. A Voyage to the Isle of France The Isle of Bourbon, and the Cape of Good Hope with Observations and Reflections upon Nature and Mankind; to which is added Some Account of the Author (London, J. Cundee, Ivy Lane, 1800). 2nd English edn, 8vo, xx, 334 pp, beautifully rebound in half burgundy roan leather, marbled boards, spine ornately gilt with five raised bands and fleurons in each compartment, gilt title, and covers gilt ruled. An account of this French writer’s travel to Mauritius in 1769-1770. A gorgeous book. $750

7. Berthelot, Lilian. La Petite Mascareigne: Aspects de l’Histoire de Rodrigues (Port Louis, Centre Culturel Africain, 2002). 1st edn, 8vo, 255 pp, maps and illustrations, pictorial soft cover. $25

8. Brewington, M. V. and Dorothy. Kendall Whaling Museum Prints (Sharon, MA, Kendall Whaling Museum, 1969). 1st edn, 4to, 209 pp, 6 color plates, 580 illus, plus an addenda of 17 additional illus, famous scholarly book, as new. I have a SIGNED copy for $200 and an unsigned copy for $100.

9. Buckland, C. E. Dictionary of Indian Biography (New York, Greenwood Press, 1969). Reprint of 1906 1st edn, 8vo, 494 pp. $20

10. Clarke, Thurston. Equator: A Journey (New York, Avon Books, 1990). 1st paperback edn, 8vo, 463 pp, maps, pictorial soft cover. A three year trip around the world from west to east along the Equator. $5

11. Cleveland, Richard J. A Narrative of Voyages and Commercial Enterprises (Cambridge, John Owen, 1842). 1st edn, 12 mo, two volumes. Vol. 1, xvi, 249 pp; Vol. 2, viii, 240 pp. Both volumes beautifully rebound in ½ leather, marbled boards, gilt ruled boards, and lettering, five raised bands with fleurons on spine, some foxing. A gorgeous set and rare first edition of this important memoir by a famous Salem sea captain’s voyages to the East including Bourbon, South African Batavia, Calcutta, China, etc. Cleveland was in Ile de France three times: June-November 1793; April 1794; and July 1799-March 1800. The memoir also includes his passages along California and the Northwest coast of America in 1799-1801, and 1803-04. $1000

12. Connolly, James B. Master Mariner: The Life and Voyages of Amasa Delano: The Story of a Great American Seaman (New York, Doubleday Doran, 1943). 1st edn, 8vo, 324 pp, endpaper maps, dj. A life in the China trade by a great American sea captain; pp. 113-145 in Ile de France and India in 1794. $20

13. Cottrell Alvin J. and R. M. Burrell, eds. The Indian Ocean: Its Political, Economic, and Military Importance (New York, Praeger, 1972). 1st edn, 8vo, 457 pp, 21 tables, map. A conference collection of 23 scholarly essays by Indian Ocean specialists. $25

14. Coupland, Sir Reginald. The Exploitation of East Africa: The Slave Trade and the Scramble (Chicago, Northwestern UP, 1967). Reprint of 1939 1st edn, 8vo, 507 pp, 5 illus, folding map in pocket. $20

15. D’Unienville, Alix. Les Mascareignes: Vielle France en mer indienne (Paris, Editions Albin Michel, 1954). 1st edn, 12 mo, 281 pp, map, 16 plates, pictorial soft cover. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author. $100

16. de Grandpre, L. A Voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, undertaken in the Year 1790, containing an account of the Sechelles-Islands and Trincomale,,,(Boston, David Carlisle, 1803. 1st edn, 300 pp, original leather, worn and water stained but complete. Pages 3-13 Seychelles, one of the earliest descriptions of the islands; 32-45 Trincomale, 45-123 Madras/Pondicherry/Kerikal/Coromandel coast of India; 123-196 Calcutta and Bengal; 208-286 Mocha. $200 or, same book with slightly different pagination (Brattleborough, VT, William Fessenden, 1814). 311 pp, original leather, some water marks. $150

17. de Mahy, Francois. Autour de l’ile Bourbon et de Madagascar (Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1891). 1st edn, 8vo, 291 pp. This is an odd book. Pages 1-178 chronicle a trip from France to Bourbon and Madagascar and back in 1885. Pages 28-32, and 169 are in Seychelles; 35-54 and 163-167 are in Bourbon; and 57-160 Madagascar. Pages 179-290 detail an earlier trip in 1876, where a proof-reader would have helped! Pages 180-192 are missing though I don’t think they were ever included in the original binding; on p. 207 the date is given as 1871. Pages 207-218 are about Aden; 227-232 and 278-279 about Seychelles; and 236-278 Bourbon. The book has been beautifully rebound in half-calf with marbled boards and endpapers. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author. $100 as is.

18. Fuller, Capt. Joseph J. Master of Desolation: The Reminiscences of Capt. Joseph J. Fuller. Edited by Briton Cooper Busch (Mystic, CT., Mystic Seaport Museum, 1980). 1st edn, 8vo, 349 pp, 4 illus, dj, as new. Fuller was a whaling captain out of New London, CT. specializing in the hunting of sea elephants for oil. This memoir is of a year wrecked on Kerguelen with a mutinous crew. $20

19. Green, Lawrence G. Tavern of the Seas (Cape Town, Howard B. Timmins, 1953). 1st edn, 8vo, 205 pp, 13 illus, endpaper map, ragged dj. $20

20. Hamilton, Genesta. In the Wake of da Gama: The Story of the Portuguese Pioneers in East Africa 1497-1729 (London, Skeffington and Son, 1955). Reprint of 1951 1st edn, 8vo, 176 pp, 22 illus, dj. $15

21. Hibon de Frohen, J-F, E. Boulogne, Y. Patel, and J. Ryckebusch. Repertoire des Cartes Postales Anciennes de l’ile de La Reunion (Reunion, Editions JFHF, 2009). 1st edn, 4to, 183 pp, profusely illus, pictorial soft cover, new. $50

22. Hopson, S. and B. M. McCloy, Seychelles: Postal History and Postage Stamps to 1976 (Weybridge, UK, Indian Ocean Study Circle, 2002). 1st edn, 4to, 172 pp, profusely illus, pictorial end papers, dj, new. $75

23. Hourani, George Fadlo. Arab Seafaring in the Indian Ocean in Ancient and Early Medieval Times (Princeton, Princeton UP, 1951). 1st edn, 8vo, 131 pp, 8 plates, 7 maps, dj. $20

24. Hulugalle, H. A. J. Guide to Ceylon (Colombo, Lake House Investments, 1969). 1st edn, 8vo, 125 pp, 14 illus, 3 maps, dj. Includes a three page letter from Thomas Cook and Son, Colombo, to P. C. Risley, Esq., detailing a seven-day tour of Ceylon in March, 1971. $25

25. Ibbotson, Peter. Mauritius: Postal History and Stamps (London, The Royal Philatelic Society, 1991). 1st edn, 4to, 239 pp, profusely illus, pictorial endpapers, dj, new. The definitive study of Mauritius stamps and out of print since shortly after publication. This volume has a warm INSCRIPTION by the author and on p. 125 a missing line has been hand-written in by the author.
Two short articles by Ibbotson in Stamp Collecting Magazine (June 24, 1976) are also included. $275

26. Ibbotson, Peter. Mauritius: Postal History and Stamps: Revisions and Additions (Newbury, Berks., Indian Ocean Study Circle, 1995). 1st edn, 4to, 117 pp, illus, dj, new. This volume also has been INSCRIBED by the author. These two volumes are classics–the standard works on Mauritius postal history. $125.

27. Issacman, Allen F. Mozambique: The Africanization of a European Institution: The Zambezi Prazos (Madison, WI, Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1972). 1ST edn, 8vo, 260 pp, 7 maps, 10 tables. INSCRIBED by the author. $50

28. Captain and Mrs. Irving Johnson, Sailing to See: Picture Cruise in the Schooner Yankee (New York W. W. Norton, 1939). 1st edn, 223 pp, 346 illus mostly in the East, dj. SIGNED by the author. $50

29. Keller, Professor Dr. C. Madagascar, Mauritius and the other East –African Islands (New York, Negro Universities Press, 1969). Reprint of 1901 1st edn, 8vo, 242 pp, 67 illus including many maps. $50

30. Lefebvre, Jeffrey A. Arms for the Horn: U.S. Security Policy in Ethiopia and Somalia, 1953-1991 (Pittsburgh, Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, 1991). 1st edn, 8vo, 351 pp, map, dj. INSCRIBED by the author. $40

31. Macmillan, Mona. Sir Henry Barkly: Mediator & Moderator 1815-1898: West Indies, Victoria, Mauritius, Cape of Good Hope (Cape Town, A. A. Balkema, 1970). 1st edn, 8vo, 302 pp, a few illus. Governor in Mauritius, pp. 146-174; Governor at Cape of Good Hope, pp. 176-259. $40

32. Mahadeo, Premlall. Mauritian Cultural Heritage (Beau Bassin, Gold Hill Publication, 1995). 1st edn, 8vo, 127 pp, profusely illus with b/w and color photos, new. $15

33. Mannick, A. R. Mauritius: The Politics of Change (East Sussex, Dodo Books, 1989). 1st edn, 8vo, 172 pp, pictorial soft cover, as new. $15

34. Mauritius Classic Postage Stamps and Postal History, including the entire collection formed by Hiroyuki Kanai, R. D. P., F.R.P.S.L. (Geneva, David Feldman SA, 1993). 1st edn, 8vo, 204 pp, profusely illus, bound in blue velvet cloth with gold lettering. And, Mauritius, Supplement to the Auction Catalogue Geneva, David Feldman SA, 1993). 1st edn, 8vo, 91 pp, map, illus, paper cover. Both volumes are presented in a blue slipcase. As new. Also included is an article from The Times (London, November 4, 1993) reporting highlights of the sale including the sale of the Bordeaux cover of a perfect pair of the first two stamps issued by Mauritius in 1847 for 2.2 million pounds; and the sale of unused examples of the “Post Office” One Penny Red and Two Pence Blue for l.32 million pounds; and a formal invitation to the Auction including a representation to the Fancy Dress Ball hosted by Lady Gomm, wife of the Governor of Mauritius, for which the One Penny “Post Office” stamps were used to frank the invitation envelopes. $100

35. Mintz, Sidney W. Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History (New York, Viking, 1985). 1st edn, 8vo, 274 pp, 18 illus, dj. $15

36. Marischal Murray, 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, 360 pp, 332 illus, dj. SIGNED by the author. $275

37. Nicholls, C. S. The Swahili Coast: Politics, Diplomacy and Trade on the East African Littoral 1798-1856 (New York, Africana Publishing, 1971). 1st edn, 8vo, 419 pp, 6 maps. $25

38. Harold Nossiter, Northward Ho! An Account of a 14,000 Mile Voyage from Australia to England in a 35 ton Staysail Schooner (London, H. F.& G. Witherby, 1937). 2nd impression, 222 pp, folding maps and figures, 30 plates, dj. WARMLY INSCRIBED by the author. $75

39. Nwulia, Moses D. E. The History of Slavery in Mauritius and the Seychelles 1810-1875 (Rutherford, NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1981). 1st edn, 8vo, 246 pp, two maps, library marking but the book is clean and in good condition. This book was published in a very small edition and has been hard to find for many years. $150

40. Paullin, Charles Oscar. American Voyages to the Orient, 1690-1865 (Annapolis, U.S. Naval Institute Press, 1971). 1st edn, 8vo, 182 pp. A collection of fourteen scholarly essays by Paullin. $15

41. Pfeiffer, Ida. A Lady’s Voyage round the World (New York, Harper & Bros., 1852). 1st English edn translated by Mrs. Percy Sinnett, 8vo, 302 pp., worn cover. pp 81-95, Singapore; 96-109 Ceylon, 110-188 India. $90

42. Harry Pidgeon, Around the World Single-Handed: The Cruise of the “islander” (New York and London, D. Appleton,1932). 233 pp, 64 illus almost all in the East, endpaper map. SIGNED by the author. $75

43. Raven-Hart, Major R. Before Van Riebeeck: Callers at South Africa from 1488-1652 (Cape Town, C. Struik, 1967). 1st edn, 8vo, 216 pp, 19 illus. A fine scholarly study. $50

44. Sheowring, William, ed. South Place Institute. British Africa (New York, Funk & Wagnalls Co, 1899). 1st edn, 8vo, 413 pp, four large folding maps, decorative gilt cover, spine sunned, largely uncut. Including scholarly essays on The Cape of Good Hope, Natal, The Protectorate of Zanzibar, the East Africa Protectorate, and Mauritius. $50

45. Shillington, Kevin. History of Modern Seychelles (Oxford, Macmillan, 2009). 1st edn, 8vo, 242 pp, 13 maps, photos, pictorial soft cover, new. $35

46. South Africa in Print: Catalogue of an Exhibition of Books, Atlases, and Maps Held in the South African Library, Cape Town, 1 March till 5 April 1952 in commemoration of the Arrival of Jan Van Riebeeck at the Cape 6 April 1652 (Cape Town, Book Exhibition Committee, 1952). 1st edn, 8vo, 187 pp, 21 illus, in both English and Afrikaans., decorative paper cover. $35

47. Tazieff, Haroun. South from the Red Sea (London, Travel Book Club, n.d., but 1956). 8vo, 213 pp, 8 illus, ragged dj. Photos, drawings, and maps. Pp. 11-118 on the Red Sea where the author worked with Captain Cousteau; the rest on the Great Rift Valley in Central Africa. $15

48. Thomson, Keith S. Living Fossil: The Story of the Coelacanth (New York, W.W. Norton, 1991). 1st edn, 8vo, 252 pp, 45 figures, dj, as new. $15

49. Vine, David. Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia (Princeton, NJ, Princeton UP, 2009). 1st edn, 8vo, 259 pp, 16 illus, 2 tables, dj, new. A long review of the book is also included. $25

50. William Maxwell Wood, Fankwei; or, The San Jacinto in the Seas of India, China, and Japan (New York, Harper & Bros, 1859). 1st edn, 545 pp, marbled endpapers, library marking on spine but nowhere else. $50

 

SEA CHARTS:

51. D’Apres de Mannevillette, J. B. N. Plan des Isles Querimbo, Oybo et Matemo situes a la Cote d’Afrique par la Latitude de 12 degres 20 minutes Sud (Paris, 1775). 13 ¼ x 9 inches, copperplate engraving, b/w. A very rare chart of these remote islands off the northern coast of Mozambique, with rhumb lines, soundings, and a half compass rose. Small villages are indicated on each island. $250

52. Imray, James. Mauritius (London, James Imray, 1854). Blue-Backed Sea Chart, 33 x 24 inches, with large insets of Grand Port and Port Louis, a smaller inset of Le Trou Fanfaron, and a view of the northwestern coast of Mauritius. $1250

53. Approaches to Colombo Harbour, Surveyed by Commander B. T. Somerville, R. N., in 1906 (London, The Admiralty, 1908, with small corrections to 1940). 38 ½ x 25 ½ inches, b/w, with two compass roses, soundings, great detail of Colombo. $50

 

MAPS:

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

54. Bellin, Jacques N. Carte de L’Isle de Ceylan, from Abbe Prevost, L’Histoire Generale des Voyages, vol. 4 (Paris, c. 1750). 10 x 9 ½ inches, copperplate engraving, later hand color. $175
55. (Mozambique). Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Empire du Monomotapa et Etats Voisins (Paris, c. 1770). A map of the Mozambique coast and hinterland, with mountains, rivers, mines, forts, and other details of the Zambezi Valley given. 10 ½ x 8 inches, copperplate engraving, b/w. $125
56. Bellin, Jacques N. Plan de la Ville de Cochin, from Abbe Prevost, L’Histoire Generale des Voyages, vol. 9 (Paris, 1759). 10 ½ x 7 inches, b/w, copperplate engraving with compass rose. A birds’ eye view of this historic island on the Malabar Coast with many buildings, ships, vegetation, and the famous fishing nets at the north end of the island (they’re still there!). $125

57. Bellin, Jacques N. Plan de Pondicheri en 1741/Grondtekening van Pondichery in 1741 (Amsterdam, c. 1759). A Dutch printing of Bellin’s Pondicheri map. Copperplate engraving, 7 ½ x 6 inches, later hand color. $100

58. Bellin, Jacques N. Plan de L’Isle et Ville de Quiloa, from Abbe Prevost, L’Histoire General des Voyages, vol. 5 (Paris, c. 1753). 8 ¾ x 5 ¾, copperplate engraving, b/w. A birds-eye view of this early settlement on the East African coast. $75

59. 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, c. 1788). Copper plate engraving, 13 ½ x 9 ¼ inches, b/w. 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. $100

60. Grundemann, R. Five maps on a single sheet: Madagaskar, Die Stadtteile von Antananarivo, Die Provinzen Imerina und Betsileo, Transvaal, and Hermannse Mission im Kraise Pretoria and Rustenbg (Leipzig, 1902). All five maps are of German missions in South African and Madagascar. 14 ¾ x 9 ¼ inches, full color. $25

61. (Reunion). Levasseur, Victor. Ile de La Reunion. Engraved by A. Piat for Levasseur’s Atlas National Illustre (Paris, 1847). 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. There is accompanying text from the Atlas. $100

62. Madras, from E. Reclus, India and Indo-China (New York, 1884). 4 ½ x 4 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text. A facsimile of the title page is provided. $25

63. The Cochin Backwaters, from E. Reclus, India and Indo-China (New York, 1884). 6 x 3 inches, b/w, with adjacent text. A facsimile of the title page is provided. $25

64. Mauritius, from E. Reclus, The Earth and its Inhabitants: Oceanica (New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1890). 5 x 4 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text. A facsimile of the title page is provided. $50

65. Sanson de Abbeville, N. Two maps on a single sheet. Partie du Zanguebar ou Sont les costes d’Ajan et d’Abex., 7 ¼ x 7 inches; and Le Zanguebar, 7 ¼ x 4 ½ inches, copperplate engraving, outline color; both maps have decorative cartouches, and are ruled on all four sides. The entire sheet measures 11 ¾ x 7 ¼ inches. (Paris, c. 1683). The first map is of the Red Sea, the Horn of Africa and the East African coast as far South as Pata; the second map is of the East African (Zanguebar) coast from Pata south to Sofala in Mozambique. Pemba, Zanzibar, Monfia, the Comoros and other islands are shown with little suggestion of their actual size and at times place. Sanson was the Geographe Ordinaire du Roi to Louis XIII, and his work represents the best of 17th century French cartography. $275

66. Schley, J. V. Ile d’Ormus ou de Jerun t’Eiland Ormus, of Jerun (Amsterdam, c. 1745). 9 ½ x 7 ½ inches, copperplate engraving, lovely ribbon cartouche. A highly detailed birds-eye view of the island including the fortress, the parade, other buildings, hills, and flora, with many ships at sea. Excellent condition. $175
 

PRINTS:

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

Antarctica and sub-Antarctic Islands:

67. (Crozet Islands). Possession Island (One of the Crozet Group), Southern Indian Ocean, Where the Strathmore was Wrecked; and Hog Island (One of the Crozet Group), from The Illustrated London News (April 8, 1876). Two views from sketches by Captain Ashby, Late of the Ship City of Auckland, each 8 ½ x 6 ½, b/w, on a single sheet with text overleaf. $25

68. Islands in the South Indian Ocean Visited by H. M. S. Comus in Search of Shipwrecked Crews, from The Illustrated London News (Sept. 18, 1880). Ten views (6 of the Crozet’s, 3 of Kerguelen, and one of St. Paul) on a single sheet, 13 x 9 inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. . $25

69. (Kerguelen). Transit of Venus Observations at Kerguelen Island: Erecting of Buildings at the Chief Station, from The Illustrated London News (March 27, 1875). 9 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. $20

70. (Kerguelen). H. M. S. Challenger’s Scientific Surveying Expedition, from The Illustrated London News (May 28, 1874). Two views: Off Cape Challenger, the most southern Extremity of Kerguelen Island; and Among the Icebergs of the Antarctic on a single sheet, 14 x 9 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. $25

71. (Crozet Islands). Life on the Crozet Islands, from The illustrated London News (April 22, 1876). Several views on a single page, 13 x 9 inches, b/w. $20

72. (Crozet Islands). Wreck of the Strathmore on the Crozet Islands: Turf Tower Erected by the Survivors—Making Signals to a Ship, from The Illustrated London News (April 15, 1876). The engraving is from sketches supplied by Mr. Spencer Joslen, First-Class Passenger. The is the complete front pages of this issue with elaborate masthead, 15 x 9 inches, b/w. $35
Ceylon and Maldives:

73. Cingalese Chiefs Waiting for the Prince of Wales at Kandy, Ceylon, from The Illustrated London News (Jan. 15, 1876). 15 x 10 inches, b/w. This is the full front page of this issue with masthead. Could be beautifully framed. $45

74. Cinnamon Culture in the Island of Ceylon, from Harper’s Weekly (May 19, 1883). Seven views on a single sheet with accompanying text both front and overleaf. 9 x 12 inches, later hand color. $35

75. Wana-Ranee The Perfume of Ceylon, from The Graphic Dec. 20. 1919). This is lovely decorative ad with flowery text: “mystic charm” “Distinctively Eastern” for “the most fastidious lover of Sweet scents” , 14 x 9 inches, b/w. $25

76. (Maldives). Sketches in the Maldive Islands, Indian Ocean, from The Graphic (June 4, 1881). Nine sketches on a single sheet, 13 x 10 inches, b/w. The sketches are all on Male Island and include the harbor, the Sultan’s palace, the chief mosque, and the fort, as well as several figures. $35

Dodos and Lemurs:

77. Der Dodo (c. 1848). 4 ½ x 3 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying German text. $25

78. Dodo (London, Harrison, Chase & Co., No. 78, Fleet St., Sept. 1, 1798). Full page size, 6 x 3 ½ inches, original color. The print is on one page and there are four pages of accompanying text about the dodo. $175

79. The Woolly Lemur (Lemur laniger) (1882). 8 x 5 ½ inches, full original color. $50

80. The Aye-Aye, Recently added to the Zoological Society’s Collection, Regent’s Park, from The Illustrated London News (Sept. 6. 1862). 6 ½ x 5 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text. $50

East Africa and Zanzibar:

81. The East African Slave Trade: Steam-Pinnace of the H. M. S. London Chasing a Slave Dhow from a sketch by our special artist, J. Bell, from The Illustrated London News (Dec. 17, 1881). Double Page, 18 ¾ x 13 ½ inches, b/w. $50

82. (Zanzibar). Marche aux fruits, from Le Tour du Monde (c. 1875). Very detailed drawing by Barbaut featuring dozens of individuals in the seafront market. 9 ½ x 7 inches, b/w. $30
83. (Zanzibar). Shangany, The European Quarter of Zanzibar, from The Illustrated London News (April 21, 1866). 9 ½ x 4 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. $30
India and the East Indies:

84. (Bombay). Bombay Harbour in the Monsoon, from R. M. Martin, The Indian Empire (London, 1860). Elegant steel engraving, 7 ¼ x 5 inches, b/w. $35

85. (Cochin). Jewish Women of Cochin, from E. Reclus, India and Indo-China (New York, 1884). 6 x 4 ½ inches, b/w, with facsimile of title page provided. $30

86. (Masulipatam). Bellin, Jacques N. Vue de Masulipatam, from Abbe Prevost, L’Histoire Generale des Voyages (Paris, c. 1757). Copperplate engraving, 7 x 5 inches, b/w. A very elaborate rendition of the Coromandel port city with ships in the harbor, a large town, with many individuals and elephants going about their business. This print closely follows the great Awhsham Churchill etching of 1695. $75

87. (Madras). Madras (Hildburghausen, 1834). Steel engraving, 5 ¾ x 4 inches, with later hand color. A view of the British town with ships and people in the surf and ashore. $35

88. (Madras). Fort George, Madras, from R. M. Montgomery, The Indian Empire (London, 1860). Elegant steel engraving, 7 ½ x 5 inches, b/w. A view of the port with ships at sea, surf, and people and cattle. $40

Madagascar and Comoros:

89. (Comoros). Djombe-Fatouma, reine de Moheli, from Le Monde Illustre (18 Juillet 1868). This is the full front page of this issue, 14 x 10 inches, b/w, with an elaborate masthead, the engraving, and accompanying French text. Could be beautifully colored and framed. $75

90. (Madagascar and Comoros). Tsimiar, ancient souverain de Nossi-Be (possessions francaises; et Jombe-Souli, reine de Moheli, place sous le protectorat de la France, from Le Monde Illustre (28 September 1861). This is the complete front page of this issue, 14 x 10 inches, b/w, with elaborate masthead, the two engravings, and French text. $50

91. (Madagascar). Paysage de la Baie de Passandava, from L’illustration, journal Universel (c. 1860s). 12 x 8 ½ inches, b/w. $20

92. (Madagascar). Coronation of the Queen of Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (Feb. 6,1869). Double page view, 21 x 10 inches, with accompanying text overleaf. Elaborate view of Antananarivo, the palace, thousands of people. $45

93. (Madagascar). The Madagascar Difficulty—Views in the Island, from The Graphic (Dec. 23, 1882). 13 ½ x 9 ½ inches, b/w. Five views of Antananarivo. $25
94. (Madagascar). The Madagascar Difficulty—Views in the Island II, from The Graphic (Dec.30, 1882). 13 ½ x 9 ½ inches, b/w. Five views including the Queen’s palace and her summer palace. $25

95. (Madagascar). Travelling in Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (Sept. 5, 1863). Two views: The Queen’s Picture being Conveyed to Antananarivo; and Travelling through the forests of the island. 14 x 10 inches, b/w, with accompanying text by Bishop Ryan of Mauritius overleaf. One view shows the palanquin in which Bishop Ryan was carried from the sea to Antananarivo . $30
Mauritius, Reunion, and Seychelles:

96. Castelmans, H. Ile Maurice, from L’Illustration: Journal Universel (Paris, c. 1857). Double Page, 20 x 13 ½ inches, b/w, with five engravings and accompanying text front and verso. $45

97. Newbegin, Marion. Indian Ocean and its Islands: Scattered Relics of a Sunk Continent, from Places of the World (London, 1905). Pp. 2219-2230, with a map and 10 photos (six are of Mauritius). $30

98. Public Square, Port Louis, Mauritius, from Francis L. Hawks, Narrative of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan….(New York, D. Appleton and Co, 1856). This wood engraving by W. Heine was drawn when the Perry Expedition to open Japan to Western trade coaled in Mauritius on its way East. 6 x 4 ½ inches, b/w. with accompanying text. $40

99. The Royal Mail Screw Steam-Ship “Calcutta” in a Hurricane, off the Island of Mauritius, from The Illustrated London News (Feb. 26, 1853). 9 x 6 inches, with later hand color and accompanying text. $30

100. Hurricane at the Island of Mauritius, from The Illustrated London News (May 16, 1874). 9 ½ x 5 ½ inches. I have a b/w copy for $35 and a later hand color copy for $45.

101. Ascension du Peter-Botte, from L’Illustration, Journel Universel (Paris, 1848). Full page 13 x 9 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text. $35

South Africa and Mozambique:

102. (Mozambique). The Difficulties in Portuguese South Africa: The Defences of Lorenco Marques, from The Graphic (Dec. 12, 1894). 14 x 10 inches, b/w. Three views from photographs by F. A. Cocks, R. N. of the H. M. S. “Philomel” with accompanying text. $25

103. (Mozambique). Burning of a Slave Establishment by British Seaman and Marines, at Keonga Rover Mozamba, in the Mozambique Channel, from The Illustrated London News (Jan. 18, 1851). 9 x 6 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text. $25

104. (South Africa) Port Natal, Durban—View Taken from the Bluff (c. 1870). 7 ½ x 5 ½ inches, b/w. $25


Larry W. Bowman, Ph.D. November 2011
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