Frontispiece, and many b/w plates. 211 pages. Small 4to, black printed paper wrappers. New York: The Asia Institute, (1948). Near fine.
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Singapore: Times Editions, 1988. Profusely illustrated. 240pp., 4to, black cloth, d.w. Singapore: Times Editions, 1988. A very good copy in a very good dust wrapper. Presentation copy signed by the author on the half title.
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1979. Illustrated in black and white. 228 pages, oblong 8vo, red cloth, dust wrapper. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1979. A fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper.
Engraving with original hand-colored. Image measures 8.5" x 5.75". Sheet measures 12.5 x 9.25". This map, published circa 1764, shows the course of the Menan River (Chao Phraya River) to the Gulf of Thailand, passing through the town of Bangkok. The Gulf is tinted with a light yellow and the river is outlined in a subtle blue. A ornamental compass rose appears to the right of the map, and a decorative border surrounds the title to the left. The map...
2 maps on 1 sheet. Engraving. Image measures 11.25 x 7". These unusual aerial maps depict Machian and Bachian, now known as Makian and Bacan, located off the coast of Indonesia. These two islands were part of the historical "Spice Islands," which the Europeans and Chinese valued for their vegetation, particularly mace and nutmeg, and which belonged to the Dutch East Indies. Published circa 1756, these two maps emphasize the volcanic nature of the two islands, with the empty center...
Illustrated. 460pp. Tall thick 8vo, cloth (bit worn; some pages lightly damsptained in margins). Haarlem, 1931. A very good(-) copy.
Paris: Saillant & Nyon, 1771. Complete with 20 folding maps and 3 plates. , 417, pp. 4to, contemporary mottled calf, gilt decorated spine with red leather spine label, spine rubbed with light wear on spine ends, edges of corners worn and bumped, maps and text slightly wavy throughout, light browning to margins of half-title page, last 3 leaves with some light dampstaining to some margins. Paris: Saillant & Nyon, 1771. First Edition Internally a clean, bright and tight copy. Narrative...
London: 1915. 20 plates, 293 illustrations and 3 maps. 8vo, cloth backed green boards; upper corner bumped. London: Printed by Order of the Trustees, 1925. Second Edition. Very good. Ownership signature of art historian Meyer Schapiro.
Garden City: Doubleday, 1923. 125 illustrations plus 2 folding maps. xv + 280pp., 8vo, decorative blue cloth; scattered, light foxing. Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. First edition. A very good copy Carpenter's World Travels.
Leipzig: Hiersemann, 1927. 400 photographic illustrations on 128 plates. 324 pages of text in German. Thick 4to, ornately gilt green cloth. Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1927. A very good(+) copy.
Lithograph. Artist's proof. Signed in lower right and inscribed "For Ellie." Image measures 11 x 8.5". Sheet measures 16.25 x 13". This image of a Balinese women is one of the iconic mages of Miguel Covarrubias's series of paintings, prints, and drawings about the island of Bali. Cocarrubias made two trips to the Indonesian locale, one in 1931 and one in 1933, both funded by either artist prizes or fellowships. After spending months immersed in the culture, he and his...
New York: Knopf, 1956. Many Illus., some in color. folding map. thick 8vo, green cloth, d.w. chipped and torn, a few small areas of wear to front cloth cover. New York: Knopf, 1956.
Paris: Réne Augustin Constantin De Renneville, 1725. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 12" x 16.5". This rare and wonderful map of Southeast Asia and the East Indies dates to 1725. Issued by Réne Augustin Constantin De Renneville, the map extends from Pegu in modern day Myanmar (Burma) to New Guinnea and Timor and includes Java, Malay, Sumatra, Borneo, Indonesia, Philippines, and the Moluccas. Incredibly detailed with rhumb lines and beautifully rendered forest and mountains, the map notes numerous important cities...
Illus. 8vo, cloth. Garden City, 1953. very good in good dust wrapper.
New York: Cornell University Press, 1963. 431pp. 8vo, cloth. Ithaca, N.Y.; Cornell University Press, (1963). A very good(+) copy.
New York: Macmillan, 1969. Many photo Illus., some in color. 8vo, green cloth, d.w. (New York): Macmillan, (1969). Very good.
illus. 8vo, cloth, d.w. Hong Kong: Amerasian, (1974). vg.
Dusseldorf: Arnz. Lithograph with hand coloring. 24.25 x 19.5 inches. Shows some minor wear to edges and some light foxing. In very good condition. A handsome illustration of a Southern Cassowary, a large flightless bird native to Indonesia, northeastern Australia, and New Guinea, shown here in profile with details of plumage at 1/3 of natural size. This is plate 86 from Goldfuss' 'Naturalists Atlas', a collection of large folio sized lithographs published in serial form (unbound) in Dusseldorf by Arnz...
London: Henry Gregory, 1777. Sea chart. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 20.5 x 33 inches, sheet measures 22.5 x 35.75 inches. Shows some light foxing. In very good condition. Striking sea chart based on a VOC manuscript map, fathoms, depths rocks and safe soundings are noted. Batavia was the name of the capital city of the Dutch East Indies that corresponds to the present day Central Jakarta. Henry Gregory (1744-1782) was a British mathematical and optical instrument maker. One of his...
Lausanne: Elsevier, 1974. Color photography by Co Rentmeester. Slim 4to, brown boards. Lausanne: Elsevier, 1974. Very good.
New York: Scribner, 1975. Color Illus. 8vo, blue cloth, d.w. New York: Scribner's, (1975). Very good.
New York: David McKay, 1967. 304 pages. 8vo, cloth, d.w. New York: David McKay, (1967). Inscribed by the author, very good.
New York: Asia Society, 1990. 225 illustrations including 140 color plates. 288 pages, 4to, glossy pictorial wrappers. New York: Asia Society & Abrams, (1990). First softcover edition. A fine copy. Printed on the occasion of the 1990 exhibition at the Asia Society Galleries.
New York: Scibner, 1997. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 385 pages, 8vo, black cloth backed ocher colored boards, dust wrapper. New York: Scribner, 1997. A very good(+) copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1959. 353 black & white illustrations. 4to., red cloth, d.w. Cambridge: Harvard University Pres, 1959. A fine copy in a worn dust wrapper.