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Australasia & Oceanie
GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.,  [The natives eat, drink and dance for their king]., antique map, old maps GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [The natives eat, drink and dance for their king].
Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633, Uncoloured.. 167x205mm. Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper lightly browned and stained, as is usual. Small crude repair with white tape to lower right corner. Size of sheet: 345 x 222 mm. German text and on verso.
Food was carried on the natives’ heads as they humbly crept forward on their knees to greet the Dutch. The drink, called cava, was made from a certain plant, which they chewed up thoroughly and then spat out into a bowl. On going ashore by moonlight, the Dutch were greatly amazed when they came acro... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 60 - 80)

Starting bid
$ 40
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
TARDIEU, Ambroise., Oceanie., antique map, old maps TARDIEU, Ambroise. - Oceanie.
Paris, 1874, In original o/l colours.. 337x428mm. In good condition, with one small tear to lower centerfold (3cm). Good margins, centerfold as issued.
This is a map of the Pacific Ocean, that includes Australia, Polynesia, Melanesia and Malaysia by the French cartographer Amboise Tardieu. It covers the region in good detail, including parts of North America and Asia.
The map extends as far north as Japan and as far south as Auckland Island ...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 100)

Starting bid
$ 40
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
Cook, J., De vloot van Otahiti te Oparree verzameld., antique map, old maps Cook, J. - De vloot van Otahiti te Oparree verzameld.
Amsterdam, c. 1795, uncoloured. 205x360mm. excellent
Captain James Cook (1728-79), explorer, circumnavigator and hydrographer. Three voyages, 1768-71, 1772-75 and 1776-79. From 1778 on printed editions of' Captain Cook's Travels' appeared in English, Italian, French and Dutch.A nice view of the fleet of prao's from Tahiti. From a Dutch edition of Cook... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 70 - 80)

Starting bid
$ 45
Condition:
Condition Rating: 1
COWPERTHWAIT, Thomas., The Pacific Ocean including Oceanica with its several Divisions, Islands, Groups &c., antique map, old maps COWPERTHWAIT, Thomas. - The Pacific Ocean including Oceanica with its several Divisions, Islands, Groups &c.
Philadephia, 1850, In original colours.. 320x395mm. In very good condition. Lightly age toned. Good impression.
This nicely coloured map of the Pacific Ocean, or Oceania, is from Mitchell's" New Universal Atlas". The atlas was published by Thomas Cowperthwait in Philadelphia.
Cowperthwait acquired the rights to the "New Universal Atlas" in 1850 from Mitchell and continued annual updates until 1855.
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Estimate
($ 70 - 90)

Starting bid
$ 45
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules.,  Montagne de la Manchiri., antique map, old maps DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules. - Montagne de la Manchiri.
Paris, 1842, Uncoloured.. 535x350mm. Lithography on tinted grounds. Some foxing, and light general toning, else good. With unobtrusive publisher blind stamp below title.
Lithograph of the Montagne de la Manchiri in Papua New Guinea. It shows Breton, the artist on Dumont D'urville's voyage setting up a camera obscura in the foreground. Plate 125 taken from the 'Voyage au Pole et dans L'Oceanie…'

Departing in late 1837 in the Astrolabe and Zélée, Dumont D'...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 80)

Starting bid
$ 50
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.,  [The description of Horn's Island]., antique map, old maps GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [The description of Horn's Island].
Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633, Uncoloured.. 150x205mm. Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper lightly browned and stained, as is usual. Size of sheet: 345 x 222 mm. German text and on verso.
This was a charming and beautiful island, full of coconuts, upas-root and wild pigs, which the natives either offered or sold to the Dutch. The natives seemed very wild and rough at first but were soon mollified by the friendliness of the Dutch. The houses all along the shore were round with pointed... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 90 - 125)

Starting bid
$ 50
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
TARDIEU, J-B., Océanique orient., antique map, old maps TARDIEU, J-B. - Océanique orient.
Paris, 1812, Coloured.. 220x300mm. Very good condition. Map may have been cleaned and coloured. Good impression, good margins
In lower right hand corner a vignette view of a Pacific sailing craft. A nice steel engraved map showing most of the east coast of Australia from the Torres Strait to Tasmania, also depicted are the Marquesas, and Caroline Islands, New Zealand and Pitcairn Island and many south Pacific Islands.
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Estimate
($ 100 - 125)

Starting bid
$ 70
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.,  [The Dutch are received at another island]., antique map, old maps GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [The Dutch are received at another island].
Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633, Uncoloured.. 150x200mm. Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper lightly browned and stained, as is usual. One margin lightly cropped, a small hole to left margin, tiny piece of lower right corner missing. Size of sheet: 345 x 222 mm. German text and on verso.
On visiting another island [in Samoa] the Dutch were made heartily welcome by the king and all the inhabitants. A king of another neighbouring island also called to meet them, bringing with him gifts and preparing a fine banquet for them. To honour the natives, the Dutch entertained the inhabitants ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 100 - 150)

Starting bid
$ 75
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.,  [The adventures of the Dutch at 'Bottomless' island]., antique map, old maps GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [The adventures of the Dutch at 'Bottomless' island].
Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633, Uncoloured.. 170x207mm. Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper lightly browned and stained, as is usual. One margin slightly uneven, one margin slim, with a tiny hole, offsetting etc. Size of sheet: 345 x 222 mm. German text and on verso.
The Dutch arrived at an island [in Samoa] fringed with wild vines on which there were native men with long hair and native women with short hair. Because the water surrounding the island was so deep as to appear bottomless, the Dutch had to either swim ashore, or be pulled in by ropes or rowed there... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 125 - 150)

Starting bid
$ 75
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
BELLIN, J.N., Carte Reduite de la Mer du Sud., antique map, old maps BELLIN, J.N. - Carte Reduite de la Mer du Sud.
Paris, 1753, Coloured.. 210x355mm. Lightly age toned, some minor creasing to the centerfold - else in good condition.
A nice map of the Pacific region as published by Bellin in Paris in the middle of the 18th century. It shows the eastern Australian coast 'as one', with Tasmania and Papua New Guinea still 'attached'. There is only a small outline of a small part of New Zealand.
Rhumb lines fan out from a cent...
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Estimate
($ 180 - 210)

Bid received
$ 150
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
Australia
MIGEON, J., AUSTRALIE, antique map, old maps MIGEON, J. - AUSTRALIE
Paris, 1878, Original full colour.. 315x423mm. In excellent condition, with wide margins.
A superb map of Australia published by J. Migeon. The states are divided by colour. In the lower left hand corner is a vignette view of Sydney, drawn by Fillatreau, and engraved by Soudain. ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 125 - 150)

Starting bid
$ 80
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules.,  Pecheurs de Tripang a la Baie Raffles., antique map, old maps DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules. - Pecheurs de Tripang a la Baie Raffles.
Paris, 1842, Uncoloured.. 345x535mm. Lithography on tinted grounds. Light spotting, good wide margins. Unobtrusive blind stamp below the title.
Fine lithograph of Javanese fishermen in the Bay of Raffles. Located at the eastern end of the Cobourg Peninsula, Raffles Bay was the site of the second abortive attempt at settlement on the northern coastline of Australia. It was named by Phillip Parker King in 1818 after Sir Thomas Stamford Raffle... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 240 - 300)

Starting bid
$ 200
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
ARROWSMITH, J.,  The Colony of Western Australia, from the surveys of John Septimus Roe, Esqr. , Surveyor Genl. and from other Official Documents in the Colonial Office and Admiralty, compiled by John Arrowsmith., antique map, old maps ARROWSMITH, J. - The Colony of Western Australia, from the surveys of John Septimus Roe, Esqr. , Surveyor Genl. and from other Official Documents in the Colonial Office and Admiralty, compiled by John Arrowsmith.
London, 1832, In original o/l colours.. 525x605mm. In fine condition. Paper very slightly age toned and spotted. Printed on heavy paper.
The Colony of Western Australia, with address "London : Pubd. by J. Arrowsmith, 35 Essex Street Strand Octr. 1st. 1839". The state 2 map. The map included the original five inset maps found in the Discoveries in Western Australia map but updated all and added one further inset of the Perth region at... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 850 - 950)

Bid received
$ 750
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
CASSINI, G.M.,  La Nuova Olanda e La Nuova Guinea delineate sulle ultima osservazioni., antique map, old maps CASSINI, G.M. - La Nuova Olanda e La Nuova Guinea delineate sulle ultima osservazioni.
Rome, 1798, In original o/l colours.. 350x480mm. Good and dark impression, worm holes on the upper center margin, but generally in very fine condition.
Cassini’s splendid and rare map of Australia and New Guinea, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. The emphasis of the map is the charting of Captain Cook down the east coast: most of the marked features are those named by Cook and his crew between the Torres Strait and Tasmania, which is ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 4,250 - 4,500)

Bid received
$ 3,800
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
New Zealand general
CASSINI, G.M.,  La nuova Zelanda delineate sulle ultima osservazioni del Capitan Cook., antique map, old maps CASSINI, G.M. - La nuova Zelanda delineate sulle ultima osservazioni del Capitan Cook.
Rome, 1798, In original o/l colours.. 475x350mm. Good and dark impression, some light marginal foxing and water staining but generally in good condition.
First edition on laid paper Cassini’s splendid early map of New Zealand, being the most decorative version of Captain Cook's map of New Zealand, published in the very scarce 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. It marks the route of Cook during his circumnavigation of the islands and has a title c... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 5,500 - 6,500)

Starting bid
$ 4,500
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
Hawaii
CASSINI, G.M.,  Le Isole di Sandwich delineate sulle osservazioni del Cap Cook., antique map, old maps CASSINI, G.M. - Le Isole di Sandwich delineate sulle osservazioni del Cap Cook.
Rome, 1798, In original o/l colours.. 345x480mm. Good and dark impression, some light marginal foxing but generally in fine condition. Strong paper.
FIRST EDITION on laid paper. Cassini’s splendid map depicts Sandwich islands, old name for Hawaii islands, at the end of the eighteenth century. The splendid cartouche in lower left corner illustrating the death of Captain Cook on the island of Hawaii in 1779.

Captain Cook's daring voyag...
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Estimate
($ 5,500 - 7,500)

Starting bid
$ 4,500
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
New Guinea
FLEURIE / BUACHE, Nouvelle Carte Reduite, l’Archipel des Arsacides., antique map, old maps FLEURIE / BUACHE - Nouvelle Carte Reduite, l’Archipel des Arsacides.
Paris, 1790, Coloured.. 220x325mm. In good condition, originally published with folds, but now flattened out. Paper slightly age toned.
Interesting map of New Guinee, also called “Archipel des Iles de Salomon” from “Descouvertes des Francois au Sud-Est de la Nouvelle Guinee”. It was published in 1790 by Fleurie / Buache and was based on a map by Medana in 1567.

It has inserts of two maps of New Guinea, and notes conc...
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Estimate
($ 75 - 100)

This item has no reserve price.
Starting bid
$ 1
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4