Refine search resultsSkip to search results
Paris: Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1753. Sea Chart. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 8" x 11". Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), was the official hydrographer to the French king and the first person to hold the title of "Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine" (chief engineer of the French Hydrographical Office).
Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu, 1638. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 16.25" x 21" This intriguing 1638 map depicts Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago off the southernmost tip of South America that is separated from Patagonia by the Straits of Magellan. Discovered in 1520 by its namesake, this narrow strip of water attracted significant European attention as the fastest connection between the Atlantic and the Pacific. Enticing, but not easy: as the illustration of seven ships in the lower.....
Bernal, Argentina: 1924. 1 page, 5 x 8.25 inches, Berrnal, Argentina, June, 1924 -- translated in full: "The radio will one day be able to transport human ideas to the ends of the earth. Bernal June 1924, C. Braggio." Very good condition. Argentinean inventor who developed a booster to increase the range of two-way radios. He set the world distance record for two-way radio communication in 1924 with a relay between Argentina and China. This is essentially a manuscript souvenir.....
Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1822. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 13" x 9", image plus text measures 17" x 21". Includes information pertaining to history, climate and culture. One of the new maps of Argentina after it declared its independence from Spain in 1816. From "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas..." of 1822. Top margin cropped.
New York: J.H. Colton & Co., 1857. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 13" x 15.5". Clean impression of the southern tip of South America, with insets of South Orkney, South Georgia Island and the Falkland Islands. Some chipping and tears along edges. The Colton family was one the most prolific and successful publishers of maps and atlases in the United States. J.H. Colton (1800-1893) founded his business in NYC in 1831.
Buenos Aires: Guillermo Kraft, 1937. Numerous illustrations in color and in black & white, some folding. Slim 8vo, 167 pages, blue cloth (lightly rubbed). Buenos Aires: Guillermo Kraft, 1937. First Edition. Very good (+). Detailed account of the little known unsuccessful British attempts in the very early 1800s to seize the former Spanish colony.
U.S. Government, 1854. Case Map. Color lithograph in original brown buckram case. Image measures 9.25" x 5.75". Case map of two maps pertaining to the Amazon River and it's surrounding area with notes on gold and copper mining. Embossed cloth cover with gilt title. Some wear to spine, but both maps are attached. First map is "Map of the Andes", a minimalist chart of altitudes measured by varying boiling points. Measures 17" x 19.75". Second map is "Map Drawn by.....
London: Murray, 1846. 166 pages, 12mo, 3/4 red calf, ornately gilt spine, marbled boards, marbled edges, rubbed. BOUND WITH: Fortunato Prandi, (ed. & trans.) Memoirs of Father Ripa, During Thirteen Years Residence at the Court of Peking in the Service of the Emperor of China. 160 pages, London: John Murray, 1846, 1844. Very good (+). Previous owner's bookplate.
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1920. With 22 fine colored illustrations by H. Gronvold. 2 volumes, 4to, tan and green cloth, d.w. London: J.M. Dent, 1920. Near fine. Hudson's revision of his first work on bird life, Argentine Ornithology (1888-89). Fine copies, in very good dust wrappers (few closed tears). The American imprint is on the spines and dust wrappers.