Polar Regions

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Reizen ove...
Bruin, C., De [De Bruyn or Bruijn]
Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert kunstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten, gewassen en planten, die door gevonden worden: voor al derzelver oudheden, en wel voornamentlyk heel uitvoerig, die van het heerlijke en van oudts de geheele werrelt door befaemde hof van Persepolis, by den Persianen Tchilminar genaemt. Alles door den Autheur zelf met groote naeukeurigheit na 't leven afgetekent, en nooit voor dezen in 't ligt gebragt.
Amsterdam, R. and G. Wetstein, J. Oosterwyk and H. van de Gaete, 1714. Folio (33.3 x 21.1 cm). Allegorical frontispiece (by Picart, dated 1711), title page (in red and black), engraved portrait of de Bruyn (by G. Kneller), [vi], 472, [xii] pp., and 260 numbered engraved plates (many double, folded), two large maps, and 34 large text engravings, not numbered, including portraits, views, etc. Contemporary blind ruled and embossed vellum. Spine with six raised bands, title written in ink, in a neat contemporary hand.
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€8,000.00
One of the most richly illustrated voyages through Russia
Expédition...
Gerlache de Gomery, A. [J. V. de]
Expédition Antarctique Belge. Résultats de Voyage de la Belgica en 1897-99 sous le commandement de A. de Gerlache de Gomery. Rapports scientifiques publiés aux frais du Gouvernement Belge, sous la direction de la Commission de la Belgica. Fragments de recit de voyage.
Anvers, J. E. Buschmann, 1938. 4to (34.0 x 26.9 cm). 74 (1) pp.; four folding plans of the ship "Belgica" and photogravure frontispiece (portrait of Gerlache). Original printed wrappers.
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€150.00
A fine travelogue of this important scientific voyage to Antarctica
A yacht vo...
Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, F. T. [Lord Dufferin]
A yacht voyage. Letters from high latitudes; being some account of a voyage, in 1856, in the schooner yacht "Foam" to Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Spitzbergen, by Lord Dufferin, Governor General of the Dominion of Canada.
Toronto, Adam, Stevensen, 1873. 8vo (18.1 x 12.0 cm). 281 pp., engraved frontispiece, tissue-guarded portrait of the author, nine engraved plates including one of a skeleton in a coffin captioned: "Et ego in arctis", several wood engravings in the text. Original decorated cloth with bevelled edges and gilt title on the spine, and gilt title and large vignette on the front board.
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€250.00
Signed and dated by the author, the governor of Canada
De walvisc...
[Jong, D. De]
De walvischvangst, met veele byzonderheden daartoe betrekkelyk. Met plaaten. Eerste - Tweede - Derde - Vierde deel. [Complete].
Amsterdam, Peter Conrad; Harlingen, Volkert van der Plaats, 1784-1786. Four parts in two. 4to (27.0 x 22.0 cm). Six folding engraved maps, of which one of the first maps showing the entire Arctic region including Greenland, Spitsbergen, Nova Zembla and the northern coast of eastern Siberia, and a special (perhaps first) map exclusively of Nova Zembla (including the northern part of Russia, Spitsbergen and the Island of Jan Mayen). 15 engraved plates show the hunting of the whales, the "cachelot" itself and several arctic birds. Uniform later full mottled calf in a stunning period style. Spines with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartment rich gilt with floral vignettes. Red and olive morocco labels with gilt title. Gilt dentelles.
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€4,400.00
18th century whaling: explained and illustrated
The figure...
Maupertuis, P. [L. M.] de et al.
The figure of the Earth, determined from observations made by order of the French king, at the polar circle: By messrs De Maupertuis, Camus, Clairaut, le Monnier; the Abbé-Outhier, correspondent of the Academy, and Mr. Celsius, Professor of Astronomy at Upsal. Translated from the French of M. de Maupertuis.
London, Cox, Davis, Knapton, and Millar, 1738. Small 8vo (19.5 x 12.6 cm). vii, 232 pp., one folded engraved "Mapp of the Country where the Arc of the Meridian was measured" (i.e today's border between Sweden and Finland in Lapland) and nine folded engraved plates. Contemporary style full calf. Spine with gilt lines and black morocco label with gilt title.
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€750.00
The work in which Maupertuis proved that Newton was right
Wissenscha...
Nordenskjöld, O. (ed.)
Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903. Unter Mitwerkung zahlreicher Fachgenossen herausgegeben von Otto Nordenskjöld. Leiter der Expedition.
Stockholm, N. Nordenskjöld, 1905-1920. 59 parts in eight volumes [numbered I-II, III-1, III-2, IV-1, IV-2, V-VI]. 4to (26.2 x 20.5 cm). Text with over 300 plates, many being lithographed and several in full colour; 19 maps (many folded). Later uniform half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with red label and gilt title.
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€8,000.00
Rare complete set of the results of an iconoclastic Antarctic expedition
Reis ter o...
Parry, W. E.
Reis ter ontdekking van eene noordwestelijke doorvaart uit de Atlantische in de Stille Zee, gedaan in de jaaren 1819 en 1820 door de schepen The Hecla en The Griper onder bevel van W. E. Parry. Uit het Engelsch. Met kaarten en platen.
Amsterdam, Johannes Van der Hey, 1822. 8vo (20.8 x 12.1 cm). xii, 333 pp.; two large, folded engraved plates, two engraved folded maps. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornamental bands and red morocco label with gilt title.
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€400.00
Rare first Dutch edition with a new map, not present in the English edition
Voyage en...
Robert, E. [Gaimard]
Voyage en Islande et au Groënland executé pendant les années 1835 et 1836 sur la corvette La Recherche commandée par M. Tréhouart Lieutenant de Vaisseau dans le but de découvrir les traces de La Lilloise. Publié par ordre du Roi sous la direction de M. Paul Gaimard président de la Commission Scientifique d'Islande et de Groënland. Minéralogie et géologie.
Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1838-1840. Two parts in one. Large 8vo (22.7 x 15.1 cm). Title page (to the text, dated 1840), xi, 469 pp.; second title page (to the atlas, dated 1838), [ii] pp., 36 lithographed plates. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards. Spine rich gilt. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.
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€4,500.00
A rare early work on the geology of Iceland
Historia M...
Schröck, L.
Historia Moschi, ad normam Academiae Naturae Curiosorum.
Augsburg, Theophil Göbel, 1682. 4to (19.7 x 15.8 cm). Engraved allegorical title, letterpress title page, [x], 124, [v] pp.; three engraved plates (one folded), large wood-engraved vignette. Contemporary blue paper boards. Spine with small dark red morocco label with gilt border and title. Edges red.
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€365.00
Rare, first monograph on the "Moschus", or Musk deer in a very good condition
Georg Vanc...
Vancouver, G.
Georg Vancouvers Reisen nach dem nördlichen Theile der Südsee während der Jahre 1790 bis 1795. Aus dem Englisch übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Joh. Friedr. Wilh. Herbst. Erster - Zweiter Band. (Complete).
Berlin, Voss, 1799-1800. Two volumes in two. 8vo (20.4 x 12.6 cm). Title pages to each volume, 796 pp. [(1)-386; (v)-viii, (3)-406; including half-title to second volume]. Two large double-folded aquatinted views, one very large, multi-folded engraved map. Uniform marbled paper covered boards. Two small black morocco labels with title and volume number on the spines.
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€1,500.00
German translation of the results of Vancouver's important exploration of the northernmost part of the Pacific Ocean