Antarctica & sub-Antarctic Islands


Scans can be provided for many of these items upon request.   Prints and maps can also be professionally colored if desired.

Bellin, J. N. Isle d’Amsterdam; Isle St. Paul (Paris, c. 1759).  7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.  SOLD

Region Around the South Pole Giving the Records of the Different Explorers    (New York, C. S. Hammond, the World Book, 1929).  Detailed tracking of all the major explorers, with a large inset of West Antarctica, 12 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches, full color. $25

Map of Kerguelen’s Land called by C. Cook Island of Desolation, with an inset of Prince Edward Isles, accurately engraved for Anderson’s Large Folio Edition of the Whole of Capt. Cook’s Voyages &c Complete (London, Alex. Hogg, c. 1786). 10 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches, closely cropped top and  bottom, b/w. SOLD 

Sketches of the Island of Santo Paulo, commonly called Amsterdam, in the Indian Ocean to Latitude 38, 42 South, Longitude 76, 54 East. Four maps or views on the single sheet: Sketch of the form of the island by Mr. Perron, Plan of the Crater, Sketch of the Island by Mr. Parish, and View of the Island of Santo Paulo or Amsterdam, the Conical Rock near the entrance of the Crater bearing West, distant one mile (London, G. Nicol, 1796), 22 x 16 inches, in excellent condition.  SOLD



Christmas Harbour (in Kerguelen’s Land)   (London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1811). Fine steel engraving by George Cooke with penguin, seal, figures, ships in harbour.  8 x 5 3/4 inches, b/w.  SOLD

Christmas Harbour in Kerguelen’s Land, with the manner of Killing Penguins (London, Alexander Hogg, 1784).   A fine copperplate engraving with Cook’s ships in the harbour. 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches.  SOLD

H.M.S. Challenger’s Scientific Ocean Surveying Expedition, from The Illustrated London News (November 28, 1874). Two views: Off Cape Challenger, the Most Southern Extremity of Kerguelen Island; and Among the Icebergs of the Antarctic, each 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, b/w, on a single sheet with text overleaf. $30

Crater on the Island of Amsterdam in the Indian Ocean (London, 1804), 8 1/4 x 7 inches, b/w.   Engraved by George Cooks;  drawn by W. Alexander from a sketch  made by E. H. Locker, October 11, 1804  (London,  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown,  1811).  An elegant steel engraving.  $75

Inhabitants of Amsterdam Island, from Middleton’s Complete System of Geography (London, 1779).  10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.  SOLD

The Island of Saint Pauls, Indian Ocean, from Ballou’s Pictorial Drawing Room Companion (1857).  Three engravings of St. Paul on a single sheet with accompanying text. 14 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w. $75

Island of Saint Paul–view Taken From the North-East.   From Elisee Reclus, The Earth and its Inhabitants: Oceanica (New York, D. Appleton, 1890). A fine woodcut by T. Taylor looking into the caldera.  7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, b/w. A facsimile of the title page is included.   $50

Islands of the South Indian Ocean Visited by the H.M.S. Comus in Search of Shipwrecked Crews,   from The Illustrated London News (Sept. 18, 1880).  Ten views (6 of Crozet’s; 3 of Kerguelen, and 1 of St. Paul) on a single sheet. Each view is 4 1/4 x 2 3/8 inches. $40 

The Last of the Megaera, from The Illustrated London News (November 4, 1871). Four views from St. Pauls Island with accompanying text.  SOLD

Life on the Crozet Islands, from The Illustrated London News (April 22, 1876).  Four sketches on a single sheet from sketches supplied by Mr. Spencer Joslen.   13 x 8 1/2 inches, b/w.  $30

L’Ile Saint-Paul, ocean Indien, l’une stations d’observation des savants francais pour le passage do la planete Venus sur le disque du Soleil, from Le Monde Illustre (c. 1874).  A birds-eye view of the island, the volcanos, the caldera.  8 1/2 x 4 inches.  SOLD

L’Ile Saint-Paul au moment du passage de Venus sur le Soleil, from Le Monde Illustre (1875).  Ten views on a single sheet,  13 x 9 inches.  The Transit occurred on Dwec. 9, 1874.  SOLD

The Ocean Depth Exploring Voyage, from The Illustrated London News (May 30, 1874).  Two views:  H.M.S. Challenger at Anchor in Royal Soound, Kerguelen Land; and Grave Island, Royal Sound, Kerguelen Land.  14 x 9 1/2 inches, with accompanying text overleaf.  $35

Plan of the Island of Amsterdam; and Huts on the Island of Amsterdam, South Indian Ocean, from The Illustrated London News(Sept. 11, 1880). Two views: (Plan, 7 x 6 3/4 inches) and (Huts, 6 1/4 x 6 inches), b/w, on a single sheet with accompanying text.  $35

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 8 1/2 x 6 inch engravings, b/w,  on a single sheet,  from sketches by Captain Ashby, late of the ship City of Auckland.    $30

The Rescue of a Castaway Crew from heard Island, near Kerguelen, from The Graphic (March 3, 1883).  9 x 4 1/2 inches.  SOLD

Sketches from H.M.S. Challenger: Christmas Harbour, Kerguelen Island, from The Illustrated London News (June 10, 1876).  This is the complete front page of this issue including masthead, 15 x 10 inches, b/w.  The could be beautifully framed.   $50

The Strathmore on the Crozet Islands, from The Illustrated London News (April 15, 1876). 9 x 6 inches, b/w. sketched by the carpenter of the ship.  The Strathmore was wrecked on the island.  SOLD

Transit of Venus Observations at Kerguelen Island: Erecting Buildings at the Chief State, from The Illustrated London News (March 27, 1875). 9 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. $30

A View of Christmas Harbour in Kerguelen’s Land  (London, late 18th century).  An elaborate copperplate engraving of the harbor with ships at anchor, fisherman, seals, penguins, etc.  Drawn by J. Webber and engraved by Newton. 15 x 9 inches, the plate mark is 16 x 10 1/2 inches, b/w.   $200

A View of Christmas Harbor in Kerguelen’s Land, from the First American Edition by Gomez, Ticbout, and O’Brien (1796).  Fine copperplate engraving, 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches, later hand color.  SOLD

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 is the full front page of this issue, including masthead, 15 x 9 inches, b/w, from sketches supplied by Mr. Spencer Joslen, First-Class Passenger. This could be beautifully colored and framed. SOLD

The Wreck of the Strathmore:  Taking the Survivors from the Island, from The Illustrated London News (Nov. 22, 1876). 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w. SOLD

Updated October 2007