Paris: l'Abbe Antoine Francois Prevost, 1748. Map. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 11.5 x 9". This map issued by Jacques Nicolas Bellin in 1748, depicts the island of Madagascar, named by the Portuguese as Sao Lourenco (St. Lawrence). The map shows the entire island in beautiful detail and features rivers, capes, towns, sand bars, harbors, and other topographical features with mountains rendered in profile. The Isle de St. Marie (Ile Saint-Marie) or Nossi Hibrahim (Nosy Baroha) is noted near...
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Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu. Map. Engraving. Image measures 14.75 x 19.25". This stunning circa 1640 map of the volcanic island of Ischia located in the Tyrrhenian Sea on the northern part of the Gulf of Naples depicts the mountainous island in exquisite detail. A combination of a map and a Bird's-eye view, it covers the island as well the coast of nearby Naples. The peninsula of Capo Miseno as well as the island of Procida are included. Oriented with north at...
1582. Map. Hand colored engraving. 13" x 18 1/2". Four views of the major ports of Arabia (Yemen) and Mombaza, Quiloa and Cefala. These Indian Ocean trading ports were important supply points for traders in the Far East. Georg Braun (1541-1622) was a Catholic cleric who edited the "Civitates orbis terrarum," a collection of 546 prospects, bird's-eye views and maps of international cities. Hogenberg created the tables for the first 4 volumes. Together, these two geographers created a work that...
London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1891. xv, 382pp. 8vo, original blue cloth, cloth lightly soiled, small chip to right margin of last page of table of contents, otherwise very good. London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1891. Reprinted from the London, 1816 edition.
Orando: Harcourt, 2005. Illus. 706pp. 8vo, two-toned boards, d.w., top of board spine lightly worn. Orlando: Harcourt, (2005).
Madrid: Manini Hermanos, 1855. Novel Historica. 10 color lithograph plates. 953, pp. 4to, 1/2 contemporary leather; (small dampstain in margins of several pp., scattered light foxing, not affecting plates), decorative edges. Madrid: Manini Hermanos, 1855. First Edition in Spanish. Very good . Palau III, p. 93.
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1951. Plates, folding map. xxxv, 272pp. Tall 8vo, handsomely bound in later 3/4 red morocco. London: George Allen & Unwin, (1951). Very good.
New York: Dutton, 1930. Ed. by William Swan Stallybrass. Illus. 480pp. 8vo, orange cloth, small bump to top edge of front cover, otherwise very good. New York: Dutton, n.d., circa 1930.
Philadelphia: Lippincott. An account of the Kuravers, a remarkable Tribe of Hereditary Criminals, their extraordinary skill as Thieves, Cattle-lifters & Highwaymen...and their Manners & Customs. Frontispiece, black and white photographic illustrations and folding map, 272pp., thick 8vo, gilt-stamped red cloth; (cover and top margin of frontispiece slightly water-stained). Philadelphia: Lippincott, n.d. Very good (-).
New York: Macmillan, 1923. xxvi, 619pp. 8vo, rebound in later red library buckram. New York: Macmillan, 1923. Ex libris from the Conrad Library, Seamen's Church Institute of New York. The last three pages of table of contents torn with some loss of text. Pages 115 and 117 repaired with no loss of text.
New York: Macmillan, 1923. xxvi, 619pp. 8vo, original red cloth, cloth lightly soiled, ex-lib, otherwise very good. New York: Macmillan, 1923. Ex libris with the embossed stamp on the title page margin of the Peabody Museum of Salem.
London: Janeway, 1734. 26 large exquisite copper engravings. 484 pages +2 page index. Folio, full calf, re-cased; covers rubbed, decoratively gilt spine, burgundy leather label, old marbled flyleaves & endpapers. London: J. Janeway, 1734. First Edition. The section on pirates comprises pages 197-316 and includes chapters on Mary Read, Ann Bonny, Black Beard, Captain Avery, Henry Morgan, and others, many of whose exploits took place in North America. The illustrations include depictions of John Falstaff, Captain Avery, and Black Beard...
New York: Dial Press, 1976. 90 Illus., 15 in color. Small 4to, red cloth, d.w. New York: Dial Press, 1976. Near Fine.
London: Morden, Robert. Miniature map. Uncolored engraving. Sheet measures 7.75" x 6.25". Beautiful miniature map of the Barbary Coast in northern Africa dating to circa 1687. Divided in two sections, the top section features a map of West Barbary including the coast of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The bottom section features a map of East Barbary and covers from Libya to Egypt and the Nile Delta. Beautifully details the Barbary Coast which was at the time known for the Barbary...
Amsterdam. Map. Engraving with original hand-coloring. Image measures 17" x 21.5". This scarce map of Algeria and its vicinity includes the Western Mediterranean, part of North Africa, and part of Spain around Alicante. Published circa 1740, the map extends from the Moulouya River in present-day Morocco to Tabarka in Tunisia, and south to the Saharan Atlas. The map also includes a large inset in the lower left of the Bay of Alger (El-Jazir). Beautifully details the Barbary Coast which was...
illus. 4to, cloth, d.w. Fordham UP, 1992. vg Presentation copy. Also includes parts on Adolph Esmit and Gabriel Milan, both Governors of St. Thomas.
New York: Pantheon, 2008. Illus. 8vo, 1/2 black cloth, d.w. New York: Pantheon Books, (2008). Fine.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1949. Illus. 8vo, green cloth, d.w. lightly dampstained. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1949.
(Bound with): Knowles, James Sheridan. The Irish Beauty; or, Phil Brennan's Marriage. 2 vols. in one. 50 double-column pages. 8vo, rebound in modern 3/4 green morocco; (morocco faded on front cover, light foxing). Boston: Jones's Publishing, 1848.
Rouen: Francois Vaultier, 1678. 267pp. + 1 page from the publisher. 24mo, 18th century or early nineteenth century 1/2 calf with gilt spine and marbled boards, head of spine and edges of corners very lightly worn, several pages cropped on top margin, bottom margins throughout are lightly soiled, later annotations on margins of title page, preface, and page 266., bottom margin lacking on last page of text, with a slight loss to letters in two words of the publisher's ad...
New York: Walker & Company, 2004. Illus. 8vo, brown boards, d.w. dampstained on blank side, otherwise very good. New York: Walker & Company, (2004).
Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg, 1969. Illus. 8vo, black boards, d.w. chipped. Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg, (1969). Piracy along the coast of Colonial America.
London: J. Seller. Miniature map. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 4 3/4" x 5 3/4". This charming miniature map of the Kingdoms of Tesset, Darha and Segelomess covers the northwestern part of Africa includes Morocco and parts of modern day Western Sudan, Algeria and Mauritania. Depicts part of the Barbary Coast including the Canary Islands. Incredibly detailed, the map notes several important cities, towns, waterways and beautifully rendered topography. During this time, the Barbary Pirates operated in...
New York: Scribner, 1982. Color illustrations by N.C. Wyeth. Large 8vo, navy blue cloth with inset color pictorial label; matching cloth slipcase. New York: Scribner, (1982). Limited De Luxe Edition. Reproduction of the original Wyeth edition. Number 350 of 350 numbered copies. Mint, in original glassine wrapper.
Cleveland: Burrows Brothers Company, 1903. Reprinted from the original edition of 1699. Ed. by George Parker Winship. 2 folding maps, 3 folding plates. 8vo, green cloth, cloth lightly soiled, corners bumped, foxing throughout, not affecting plates. Cleveland: Burrows Brothers Company, 1903. One of 500 copies.