Catalogue Number 29, November 2017


Specializing in Antiquarian Materials about the Indian Ocean Islands and Rim

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This catalogue contains 68 books, 51 prints, and 6 maps. Other items are available on my website: 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/home, or 860-338-4340/cell), or EMAIL: or    



Mauritius Books (Under $40.00 U.S.)

1. Allen, Philip M. Security & Nationalism in the Indian Ocean (Boulder, Westview, 1987). 1st edn, 260 pp, paper. Pp 67-103 chapter on Mauritius. $10

2. Alladin, Ibrahim, Economic Miracle in the Indian Ocean: Can Mauritius Show the way (EOI, 1993) 1st edn, 204 pp, paper. $10

3. Allen, Richard B. Slaves, Freedman and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius (Cambridge UP, 1999). 1st edn, 221 pp, maps and tables, dj, new. INSCRIBED by the author. $30

4. Baker, Ken. The B53 Obliterators of Mauritius (Peterborough, UK, Harry Hayes Philatelic Studies, 1976). 32 pp, paper. $5

5. Baker, Philip and Chris Corne, Isle de France Creole: Affinities and Origins (Ann Arbor, Karoma Publishers, 1982). 1st edn, 299 pp, dj, as new. $25

6. Benedict, Burton. Indians in a Plural Society: A Report on Mauritius (London, HMSO. 1961). 1st edn, 168 pp, dj. As new in original box. $25

7. Benedict, Burton. Mauritius: The Problems of a Plural Society (London, Institute of Race Relations, 1965). Proof copy, 72 pp, paper. $5

8. Benedict, Burton. Same book. Hard cover, dj. $10

9. Benoit, Gaetan. The Afro-Mauritians: An Essay (Moka, Mahatma Gandhi Inst., 1985). 1st edn, 105 pp, paperback. INSCRIBED by the author. $25

10. Cheke, Anthony and Julian Hume, Lost Land of the Dodo: An Ecological History of Mauritius, Reunion & Rodrigues (New Haven, Yale UP, 2008). 1st edn, 8vo, 464 pp, dj, new. Lavishly illustrated with maps, drawings, color photos, and prints covering the entire ecological history of the Mascarenes. A gorgeous scholarly book. $30

11. Critchfield, Richard. The Golden Bowl Be Broken: Peasant Life in Four Cultures (Bloomington, Indiana UP, 1973). 1st edn, 312 pp, Pp. 45-98, Octave and Prem, Grand Gaube Village, Mauritius”. Paperback $5

12. Critchfield. Same book. Hardback with dj. $10

13. De Chazal, Malcolm. Sens-Plastique (New York, Sun, 1979). 163 pp. paper back. $10

14. De Marigny, Count Alfred. More Devil than Saint (New York, Beechhurst Press, 1946). 1st edn, 256 pp. Autobiography of Marie Alfred Fouquereaux De Marigny. $10

15. De Pitray, Alfred S. The “Post Office Mauritius” and its Legend: A philatelic study. (EOI, 1990, 40 pp, paperback). Two copies. $10, both for $15.

16. Durrell, Gerald. Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons (Fontana Paperback, 1979). 157 pp. $5

17. Durrell, Gerald, Ark on the Move (New York, 1983). 1st edn, 141 pp, dj. Pages 17-64 are on Mauritius. $10

18. Green, Lawrence G. Harbours of Memory (Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1969). 1st edn, 8vo, 255 pp, 5 illus, dj. A book largely on IO harbors: pages 1-40, Cape Town; 41-53 Simon’s Bay; 61-80 Mossel Bay; 81-90 Port Elizabeth; 91-101 Port Alfred; 102-110 East London; 111-128 Wild Coast; 129-136 Durban; 137-151 Lourenco Marques, Beira, Mozambique Island; 152-159 Dar es Salam; 160-173 Port Louis, Mauritius. $15

19. Gudger, G. W. Nicolas Pike and his Unpublished Paintings of the Fishes of Mauritius, Western Indian Ocean, with an Index to the Fishes, from Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, LVIII, Article IX (September 7, 1929), 489-530, including 8 illustrations. $25

20. Hart, Robert-Edward. The Poet of the Indian Ocean (Portland, ME, The Mosher Press, 1937). 1st edn, 8vo, 29 pp, b/w illus, partially uncut, gray boards with paper label; translated by Edna Worthley Underwood. $40

21. McCarry, John, text, and Joseph Rodriguez, photos. Mauritius, Island of Quiet Success, from National Geographic 183, 4 (April 1993), pp. 110-132. The entire issue is supplied. $5

22. McCue, Paul. Behind Enemy Lines with the SAS: The Story of Amedee Maingard SOE Agent (Barnsley, UK, Pen and Sword Military, 2007). 1st edn, 8vo, illus, dj, as new. A detailed story of the role and actions of Amedee Maingard and other Franco-Mauritians as British secret operatives in occupied France. $35

23. Meade, J., et al. The Economic and Social Structure of Mauritius (London, Metheun, 1961). 1st edn, 246 pp, hardback. $10

24. Naipaul, V.S. The Overcrowded Barracoon (New York, Vintage, 1984). 286 pp, paperback. Pages 255-286, “The Overcrowded Barracoon,” on Mauritius. $10

25. (Natural History). Three natural history items: Madeleine Ly-Tio-Fane, Notice Historique publiee a l’occasion du Cent-Cinquantenaire do la Societe Royal des Arts et des Sciences du L’Ile Maurice 1829-1979, 25 pages, paper cover. SIGNED by the author; P. M H. Davis and M. J. C. Barnes, The Butterflies of Mauritius, from Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 30, 3-4 (1991), pp. 145-161 including three color plates; and Carl Jones, et. al., The restoration of the Mauritius Kestrel Falco punctatus population, from Ibis, 137 (1994), pp. S173-S180. All three items for $30.

26. Noel, Karl. L’esclavage a l’isle de France de 1715-1810 (Paris, edition Two Cities, 1991). 1st edn, 190 pp, pb. $40

27. North-Coombes, Alfred. The Island of Rodrigues (Port Louis, 2002). 2nd edn (1st 1971), 8vo, 337 pp, 17 illus, 3 maps, hard cover. as new. In retirement, North-Coombes wrote this definitive history of Rodrigues where he had been going regularly since 1937, including military duty in 1942-43. INSCRIBED by North-Coombes’s daughter. $20

28. North Coombes, Frederick. Mes Champs et Mon Moulin: Les reminiscences de Robert Weller, 1901-1944 (EOI, 1993). 362 pp, paperback, as new. $10

29. O’Brian, Patrick. The Mauritius Command (New York, WW Norton, 1977). 348 pp, paperback, in fine condition. Two copies. Both copies for $10

30. Ramdoyal, Ramesh. L’ile Maurice a travers ses fetes (Rose Hill, EOI, 1993). 1st edn, tall 8vo, 153 pp, over 100 color photos, pictorial laminated boards. A lavish book presenting and explaining the different religious festivals in Mauritius: Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian. $40

31. Simmons, Adele Smith. Modern Mauritius: The Politics of Decolonization (Bloomington, Indiana UP, 1982) 1st edn, 242 pp, dj. INSCRIBED by the author. $25

32. Stoddard, Theodore L., and others. Area Handbook for the Indian Ocean Territories (Washington DC, Supt. of Documents, 1971). 1ST edn, 161 pp. Pages 75-107 on Mauritius. $5

33. Storey, William Kelleher. Science and Power in Colonial Mauritius (Rochester, Univ. of Rochester Press, 1997). 1st edn, 238 pp, dj, as new. $10

34. Titmuss, Richard M., and Brian Abel-Smith assisted by Tony Lynes, Social Policies and Population Growth in Mauritius (London, Frank Cass, 1968) 308 pp, dj. $10

35. Titmuss, etc. same book (London, Methuen, 1961). 308 pp, dj. $10

36. Vaughan, Megan. Creating the Creole Island: Slavery in Eighteenth-Century Mauritius (Durham, NC, Duke UP, 2005). 1st edn, 8vo, 360 pp, illus, pb, as new. $40

37. Virahsawmy, Dev. Li, translated as The Prisoner of Conscience by Ramesh Ramdoyal (EOI, 1982). 1st edn, 76 pp, paperback in English and Creole. Inscribed by Dev Virahsawmy. $15

38. Virahsawmy, Dev. Flame Tree Lane (Lenpas Flanbwayan). Edited and translated by Shawkat M. Toorawa, with a bibliography of Dev Virahsawmy’s Literary Works (London, Pink Pidgeon Press, 2012) . !st edn, 163 pp, paperback, new. $10  

Other Mauritius Books:

39. Bernardin de Saint Pierre, J. B. Paul and Virginia, with an original memoir of the author. (London, George Routledge and Sons, 1879). 8 vo, 306 pp, ads, 316 illustrations, decorative gilt cover and spine. $50

40. 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 ½ leather binding, elaborate decorative gilt boards both front and back, gilt spine and edges, five raised bands on spine. David Bland in his History of Book Illustration considers this one of the finest productions of the period. Toinet, No. 390. $100

41. Bertuchi, A. J. The Island of Rodriguez: A British Colony in the Mascarenhas Group (London, John Murray, 1923). 1st edn, 8vo, 117 pp, 47 photos, folding map. Ex-library with the only mark being the remnants of a label inside the back cover. $175

42. Bruce, Sir Charles. The Evolution of the Crown Colony of Mauritius, from The Scottish Geographical Magazine (February 1908). 1st edn, 8vo, 22 pp, 4 illus, rebound. Bruce was a former Governor of Mauritius; this copy is SIGNED by the author. $100

43. The Burrus Collection—Mauritius (London, Robson Lowe, 1963). 1st edn, 8vo, 52 pp, 316 lots, many illus, five color plates. The auction catalogue from a famous collection of Mauritius stamps, including a list of the prices realized. $75

44. Chapman, J. B. The Career of Arthur Hamilton Gordon, First Lord Stanmore 1829-1912 (Toronto, Univ. of Toronto Press, 1964). 1st edn, 8vo, 387 pp. Hamilton-Gordon was Governor of Mauritius from 1871-1874, and Governor of Ceylon from 1883-1890. There is some underlining on the New Brunswick chapter. SIGNED by the author. $75

45. Handbook of the City Council of Mauritius (Port Louis, City Council, 1966). 1st edn, 8vo, 57 pp, 27 photographic plates. This book was produced to celebrate Port Louis’ newly attained status as a city. $100

46. D’Unienville, Noel. L’Ile Maurice et sa civilization (Paris, Durassie, 1949). 1st edn, 8vo, illus. Limited edition of 350 copies. $175

47. Dictionnaire de Biographie Mauricienne/Dictionary of Mauritian Biography, nos. 1-40 (Port Louis, 1941-1984). This is the seminal scholarly work on individuals who have been important in Mauritian history. The Dictionnaire was originally edited by the great Mauritian historian and bibliographer, August Toussaint, from 1941-1952; he was followed by L. Noel Regnard, 1952-1972; J. R. d’Unienville, 1975-1984; and by Raymond d’Unienville, Guy Rouillard, and Alain Mathieu from 1984-present. These forty issues comprise 1224 pages of text, nos. 1-7 of Mutanda et Addenda published (updating prior entries and adding 68 new pages), and a 16 page index to these 40 issues. This is a unique scholarly resource with every biography backed by supporting bibliographical references. These 40 issues have been beautifully rebound in ¾ leather with burgundy marbled boards, gilt lettering, fleurons, and seven raised bands on the spine. $500

48. Filliot, J.-M. La Traite des Esclaves vers Les Mascareignes au XVIII siècle (Paris, Ostrom, 1974). 1st edn, 8vo, 273 pp, 63 maps and illus. $175

49. Grihault, Alan. Solitaire: The Dodo of Rodrigues Island (Port Louis, Preciraph, 2007). 1st edn, 8vo, 117 pp, color and b/w illus, pb, as new. The solitaire, also extinct, was a relative of the dodo unique to the tiny island of Rodrigues. SIGNED by the author. $45

50. Jackson, Ashley, War and Empire in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean (London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2001). 1st edn, 8vo, 241 pp, illus. $75

51. Le Juge de Segrais, Rene. Les deux princesses (Port Louis, Mauritius Archives Publication No. 7, 1963). 1st edn, 8vo, 119 pp, 3 photographic plates, pb. This publication is ½ text ½ documents and tells the story of a woman who lived in Ile de France (Mauritius) in the 18th century and professed to be a princess of the Russian Imperial court. Le Juge is an esteemed genealogical scholar. $100

52. Lorence, David H. and Reginald E. Vaughan. Annotated Bibliography of Mascarene Plant Life (Kauai, Hawaii, National Tropical Botanical Garden, 1992). 1st edn, 8vo, 274 pp, illus, dj. $50

53. Ly Tio Fane, Madeleine, compiler. Mauritius and the Spice Trade: The Triumph of Jean Nicolas Cere and his Isle Bourbon Collaborators (Paris, Mouton & Co., 1970). 1st edn, 8vo, 302 pp, 4 plates, 110 documents, 2 maps. $50

54. Ly Tio Fane Pineo, Huguette. La Diaspora Chinoise dans l’Ocean Indien Occidental (Aix-en-Provence, Institut d’Histoire des Pay d’Outre-Mer, 1981). 1st edn, 8vo, 408 pp, illus, pictorial soft cover. $75

55. Mason, Michael. Willoughby the Immortal. An Account of the Life and Actions of Rear-Admiral Sir Nesbit Willoughby, KT, C.B., K.C.H. (1777-1849) “The Hero of Mauritius”. (Oxford, Alden, 1969). 1st edn, 8vo, 102 pp, 3 plates, chart, map, blue cloth. SIGNED by the author. $65

56. Maudave, Armand and Jean Pierre Lenoir, eds. Presence francaise. Isle de France—Ile Maurice, 1715-2015 (Port Louis, Editions du Corsaire, 2015). 1st edn, tall 8vo, 195 pp, profusely illus with rare photos, lithographs, maps, hard cover. A large and beautiful book published on the 300th anniversary of the French arrival on the island, with contributions from various authors on all aspects of the French presence. $125

57. Millard, Catherine. Rodrigues: The First Settlement, 1691 (Mauritius, Christian Heritage Ministries, 2004). 1st edn, 8vo, 114 pp, illus, maps. On Francois Legaut on Rodrigues, 1691-1693. $100

58. Miller, Frederic P. Aapravasi Ghat (Alphascript Publishing, 2009). 1st edn, 8vo, 100 pp, illus, pb. The Aapravasi Ghat was the immigration building complex in Port Louis, Mauritius, through which nearly 500,000 Indian indentured laborers passed between 1849-1923. The surviving buildings are now protected as a national monument. $80

59. Nourault, Anne and Jean-Claude, eds. Mauritius: Ten Years After Independence (Mauritius, Ile de France Publishing House, 1977). 1st edn, 4to, 391 pp, numerous colored illus. Presentation copy SIGNED by Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, the first Prime Minister of Mauritius. $125

60. Nicolas. Sub-Tropical Rambles. Personal Experiences and Adventures in the Mauritius (New York, Harper & Brothers, 1873). 1st USA edition, 509 pp, appendix, ads, 48 illus, tissue guards on full-page plates, four folding maps and charts, original green cloth. $200

61. Prosper, Jean-Georges. Histoire de la literature mauricienne de langue francaise (Port Louis, EOI, 1978). 1st edn, 8vo, 345 pp, pictorial paper cover. A reference book on Mauritian writers, poets, and journalists covering everything published since the French period. $75

62. Quincy, Ferdinand M., ed. Rodrigues College: Edumenism (United States, Stapress, 2011). 1st edn, 8vo, 128pp, pb. Rodrigues College, a secondary school located in Port Mathurin, Rodrigues, was formed in 1973 by the merger of an Anglican and a Roman Catholic school. This book is comprised of articles about the school and its history. $75

63. Ravi, Srilata. Rainbow Colors: Literary Ethnotopographies of Mauritius (Lanham, MD, Lexington Books, 2007). 1st edn, 8vo, 188 pp. This study explores the competing colonial experiences, the social geography of free and forced labor migration, and the resulting racial and cultural mixing through an analysis of Mauritian novels of the second half of the 20th century. $45

64. Toussaint, Auguste. Port-Louis Deux Siecles D’Histoire (1735-1935) (Port-Louis, La Typographie Moderne, 1936). 1st edn, 8vo, 517 pp, 50 engravings, 9 maps (several folding), 13 appendices. The book has been beautifully rebound in 3/4th burgundy leather, marbled boards, fleurons, gilt lettering, and five raised bands on the spine. $500

65. Toussaint, Auguste and Harold Adolphe. Bibliography of Mauritius (1502-1954) covering the printed record, manuscripts, archivalia and cartographic material (Port Louis, Esclapon 1956). 1st edn, 8vo, 884 pp, paper cover, fine condition. The standard reference work on Mauritius. $175

66. Wenban-Smith, Nigel, and Marina Carter. The Chagos: a History – exploration, exploitation, expulsion (Chagos Conservation Trust, Sandy, UK, 2016). 559 pp, b/w illus, 26 tables, paper cover. This is a new scholarly work, covering the origins of the Chagos Archipelago, its discovery, and its utilization up to 1973, by which time it had become known as the British Indian Ocean Territory, reserved for the development of defense facilities by the USA. Carter is an historian and the author of several fine books on Mauritius; Wenban-Smith was the Commissioner for the BIOT from 1982-1985 during which time he realized how little was known about the earlier human and ecological history of the Chagos. Hence this impressive volume. $50

67. 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, 12 mo, 362 pp, 6 pp ads, cover bumped, small ( 1 ½ inch) library plate inside front cover. Pages 31-113 Cape Town, Mauritius, and Singapore; 114-131 Hong Kong; 132-150 and 233-248 Macao; 151-174 Whampoa; 175-232 Canton; and 249-266 Swatow. This is a chronicle of a voyage from 1861-1863. Mrs. Williams was the wife of the U.S. Commissioner at Swatow. $75

68. Wood, William Maxwell. Fankwei: or, The San Jacinto in the Seas of India, China, and Japan (New York, Harper & Bros, 1859). 1st edn, 8vo, 545 pp, marbled endpapers and edges, worn boards. Includes chapters on South Africa 69-95, Mauritius 95-104, Ceylon 105-122, Penang 123-142, Singapore 142-146, Siam 149-260. $50    

Mauritius Prints: from The Graphic, The Illustrated London News, and Harper’s Weekly


69. Hurricane at the Island of Mauritius, ILN (May 16, 1874). 9 ½ x 5 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text. Two copies, $10 each.

70. Same print, with later hand coloring, $20.

71. The Royal Mail Screw Steam-Ship “Calcutta” in a Hurricane off the Island of Mauritius, ILN (February 26, 1853). 9 x 6 inches, later hand color, with accompanying text. $25

72. Same print, b/w. $15

73. Sub-Tropical Rambles, from Harper’s Weekly (November 8, 1873). Full page textual review of Nicholas Pike’s book, 14 ½ x 9 ½ inches, b/w, with three accompanying prints: The Tamarind Mountains, The Souffleur, and Port Louis, on a single sheet. Three copies, $15 each.

74. An Ascent of the Pieter Both Mountain, Mauritius, from Harper’s Weekly (July 19, 1879), 15 x 9 ½ inches, b/w. Comprised of three views with accompanying text. Two copies, $10 each.

75. Hold of the Barque “Eleanor,” on a Voyage with stock from the Cape to Mauritius, from ILN (July 6, 1850), 6 x 4 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text. $15

76. Up the Morne Brabant, from Harper’s Weekly (May 14, 1881) comprising five engravings on a single sheet, 14 x 9 inches, with accompanying text. Three copies, $10 each.

77. An Ascent of the Morne Brabant, Mauritius, from The Graphic (May 21, 1881) comprising five engravings on a single sheet, 13 x 9 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. Three copies, $10 each.

78. Sketches of Stations Where the Transit of Venus was Observed, from ILN (January 23, 1875). Includes three views of Mauritius among others, 14 x 9 inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. $15

79. Palms in the Botanic Gardens, Pamplemousses, Mauritius, from The Graphic (February 5, 1881). 9 x 6 ½ inches, matted with later hand coloring. $35

80. Same print. Beautifully matted and shrink wrapped, b/w. $45

81. Grand River Bridge of the Midland Railway, Mauritius, from ILN (January 19, 1867), 9 ½ X 7 ¼ inches, b/w. Two copies, $15 each.

82. Same print, later hand color. $30

83. A Visit to the Island of Mauritius, from Harper’s Weekly (March 18, 1882). Four views: Tamarind Bay, The Mountains Around Port Louis, Attempt to Harpoon a Porpoise—No Luck, and The harpoon Laid Aside, 14 x 9 inches, b/w. $15

84. The same print with later hand color. $25

85. The Surrender of the Island to the British in 1810, from ILN (July 4, 1903). 14 x 9 inches, b/w. $25

86. An Ascent of the Pieter Both Mountain, Mauritius, from The Graphic (July 5, 1879), 15 ½ x 11 ½ inches, b/w. Comprised of three views: The “Ladder Rock”, The “Pieter Both”, and The Last Climb on a single sheet. Four copies available, $10 each.

87. Statue of Adrien d’Epinay at Port Louis Mauritius, from ILN (January 19, 1867), 7 x 3 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text. $5

88. Grand River Railway-Bridge, Mauritius, Destroyed by the Late Hurricane, from ILN (June 13, 1868), 9 ½ x 7 inches, later hand color. $35

89. Ascent of the Peter Both Mountain, Mauritius, from ILN (February 4, 1865), 9 ½ x 8 inches, b/w. Comprised of two views: The Head of the Mountain, and Climbing the Ladder Rock, with accompanying text. Two copies, $10 each.

90. Sketches from the Mauritius—A Hindoo Religious Ceremony, from The Graphic (March 5, 1881). 9 x 6 inches, b/w. An engraving of Tamil fire-walking. Two copies, $25 each.

91. Tomb of Virginia, Mauritius, from ILN (November 7, 1874). 5 x 4 ½ inches, b/w. $5

92. Cutting up a Shark at Port Louis, Mauritius, from ILN (November 17, 1880). 9 x 6 ½ inches, b/w. Two copies, $10 each.

93. Ascent of the Peter Botte Mountain, Mauritius, from ILN (February 4, 1865). Three views: The Head of the Mountain, Climbing the Ladder Rock, and General View of the Mountain from the Harbour of Port Louis, 15 x 9 ½ inches, b/w, and accompanying text. $35

94. Recent Ascent of the Peter Botte Mountain, in the Mauritius, from ILN (September 2, 1848), 9 x 5 ½ inches, b/w. Two copies. $5 each.

95. Port Louis, Mauritius, from ILN (June 13, 1868), 9 ½ x 7 inches, beautifully matted and shrink wrapped, with later hand coloring. $50

96. Scene in Port Louis, Mauritius, after the Hurricane, from ILN (June 11, 1892). 8 x 7 inches, b/w, and accompanying text. $20

97. Views in Rodriguez relating to the Transit of Venus, from ILN (November 28, 1874). 13 ½ x 9 ½ inches, b/w, beautifully matted and shrink wrapped. Comprising eight views blended on a single sheet. $60  

Other Mauritius Prints:

98. Der Dodo (c. 1848). 5 x 4 inches, with accompanying German text. $5

99. The Dodo, from The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (June 1, 1833). The print is 6 x 4 ½ inches and in on the front page (10 ½ x 7 inches) of this issue with accompanying text. The entire issue is supplied, pp. 209-216. $75

100. Walgvogel (Didus) with four others (including cassowary, ostrich, and kiwi), published in Lorenz Oken, Allgemeine Naturgeschichte, Vol. VII. Zoologie (Stuttgart, Hoffmann’sche Verlag & Buchhandling, 1843). Original hand colored lithograph, 13 ¼ x 10 ½ inches, with facsimile of title page. Gorgeous page. $45

101. Dodo (Didus Ineptus), with Sacred Kingfisher and Garganey Mate. Drawn by S. Edwards and published in Pantologia: A New Cyclopaedia (London, G. Kearsley, et. al, 1813). 9 x 6 inches, later hand color. A facsimile of the title page is supplied. $45

102. L’ile Maurice—Pont de la Grande-Riviere, from Le Monde Illustre (c. 1870), 7 ½ x 6 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text by Fulgence Girard. $20

103. Voyages d’Ida Pfeiffer, Ile Maurice, from Le Tour du Monde (Paris, 1861), pp. 305-320, with full-page map and 11 etchings. $40

104. Three woodcuts: Peter Botte, A Cyclone, and Port Louis (c. 1850). Each engraving is 5 ½ x 4 inches, b/w, on three different sheets. All three for $20.

105. Hindoo Costumes, Mauritius, from Francis L. Hawks, Narrative of an American Squadron to the China Sea and Japan (Washington, D.C., A.O.P Nicholson, three volumes, 1856). 9 ½ x 7 inches, tinted lithograph by P. S. Duval and Co., Philadelphia. The lithograph shows 12 individuals bathing and praying near a stream with boulders and volcanic peaks in the background. This publication is noted for its lithographs and this is only of only two set in Mauritius. $40

106. Two prints. “The Souffleur”, 4 ½ x 4 inches, later hand color; and Le Pont Naturel, 6 x 4 inches, later hand color. Both were drawn for Nicolas Pike, Sub-Tropical Rambles in the Land of the Aphanapteryx (New York, 1873), and were published in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine (October 1873). Both for $20

107. Ascension de Peter-Botte, from Magasin Pittoresque (Paris), 26 Octobre 1833. 8 x 5 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text front and verso. $15

108. Port Louis, Ile de France (c. 1850). 5 ¾ x 4 inches, later hand color, matted. A very delicate steel engraving of Port Louis from the mountains overlooking the town and harbor. $35

109. L’Ile Maurice—Pont de la Grande-Riviere, from Le Monde Illustre (Paris, 1860s). 7 ½ x 6 1/6 inches, b/w, with accompanying text by Fulgence Girard. $15.

110. The Souffleur Rock, Mauritius (London, Spottiswoode and Co., n.d. but ca. 1870. Hand tinted wood engraving, 7 x 4 ½ inches. $10

111. Ascension du Peter-Botte, from L’Illustration, Journal Universel (1848). The engraving is 9 x 5 ½ inches on a single sheet 13 ½ x 9 ½ with accompanying text. $10

112. Francolin de L’Ile de France, from Pierre Sonnerat, Voyage a la Nouvelle Guinee…(Paris, Ruault, 1776). Copperplate engraving, 8 x 6 inches, matted, later hand color. This book which documented Sonnerat’s voyage from Mauritius to the East was famous for its 119 plates, many of which were of birds. $40

113. Port Louis Quay, from Leo de Colange, ed., Voyages and Travels or Scenes in Many Lands (Boston, E. W. Walker, 1887). 6 ½ x 2 ½ inches, b/w, on a 12 x 9 ½ page. Four copies at $5 each.

114. The same print, later hand color. Two copies at $10 each.

115. Black River, from Le de Colange, ed., Voyages and Travels or Scenes in Many Lands (Boston, E. W. Walker, 1887). 6 ¼ x 4 ¼ inches, later hand color, with Natural Bridge near Mahebourg, 6 ¼ x 3 ¼, b/w, verso. Two copies, $10 each.

116. The same print, b/w. Two copies at $5 each.

117. Two engravings: Public Square, Port Louis, and Costumes, Mauritius, from Francis L. Hawks, Narrative of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan….(New York, D. Appleton and Co, 1856). These wood engravings were drawn by W. Heine when the Perry Expedition coaled in Mauritius on its way East to open Japan to Western trade. Each print is 6 x 4 ½ inches with later hand coloring and accompanying text. Both prints for $30

118. Port Louis—Statue of Bourdonnais, from Elisee Reclus, The Earth and its Inhabitants, Oceanica (New York, D. Appleton And Co, 1890). Woodcut, 7 ¼ x 5 inches, later hand coloring. A view of the statue from the ocean side with people, horse-drawn carts, much vegetation, and Pieter Both in the background. $40

119. Dumont d’Urville, J-S-C., Voyage pittoresque Autour du Monde (Paris, Chez L. Tenre, 1834), vol. 1. Four steel engravings: Port Louis, Riviere du Mesnil, Eglise des Pamplemousses, and Une Sucrerie, on a single sheet, 15 x 11 inches. Each engraving is approximately 5 x 3 inches, with elegant later hand color. $100

120. Dufour & Leroy, Tableaux-Tentures (Paris, Librairie des Arts Decoratifs, n.d, c. 1900). Five plates about Paul and Virginia. Plates 26 and 27, Paul et Virginia, each plate, 17 ½ x 4 ½ inches; Plate 28, Domingo and his faithful dog discover the two children lost on the mountain, 11 x 8 ½ inches; Plate 29, Slaves bring back Paul and Virginia in a litter, 11 x 8 ½ inches; Plate 30, The Shipwreck of the Saint-Geran and the Death of Virginia, 11x 8 ½ inches. All five plates for $40.  

Maps of Mauritius:

121. Mauritius, from Elisee Reclus, Oceanica: The Earth and its Inhabitants (New York, D. Appleton and Co., 1890). 5 x 4 ½ inches, b/w. A facsimile of the title page is included. $10

122. Walker, J. & C. Islands in the Indian Ocean (London, Society for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, c. 1844). Eleven maps on one sheet, 15 ½ x 12 ½ inches, all eleven maps are ruled. The islands depicted are: Kerguelen, Mauritius and Bourbon, Madagascar, Keeling, Chagos, Maldives, Nicobars, Rodrigue, Socotra, Seychelle, and Amirantes. I have a copy with original outline color for $50, and another with gorgeous later hand coloring for $75.

123. Bonne, Rigobert. Cartes Particulieres des Isles de France, de Bourbon, et de Rodrigue (Paris. 1770). Detailed individual maps of the three islands adjacent to one another across the top with a single map of the three islands as located in the Indian Ocean below, all four on a single sheet. All four maps are ruled. 12 ½ x 8 ½ inches, lovely later hand color. $125

124. Diego Garcia, from Elisee Reclus, Asia: The Earth and its Inhabitants, vol. 3, India and Indo-China (New York, D. Appleton, 1884), 6 x 4 inches, b/w. A facsimile of the title page is provided. $10

125. Sanson d’Abbeville, N. Isle of Madagascar ou de St. Laurens (Paris, Chez l’Auteur, 1656). 10 x 8 inches, decorative cartouche, outline color. A fine map of the Western Indian Ocean centered on Madagascar but including the Comoros, the Mascarenes, a bit of the Mozambique coast, and various fanciful islands. $250

126. Bry, Theodore. Contersactur der Insel do Cerne sonst Mauritius genannt (Frankfurt, 1601). This map is from the German edition of De Bry’s, Petits Voyages. This is the first printed map of Mauritius, published just three years after the Dutch landing in 1598 at the south-east harbor of Grand Point. The map shows eleven ships in the harbor and presents sailing directions for those seeking an appropriate anchorage. Landmarks include palm trees, mountains, a fresh-water stream, and islets where tortoises can be found. 10 x 7 ½ inches, b/w, compass rose, with text at bottom. A core item for Mauritius collections. $100

Larry W. Bowman, Ph.D.
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