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Highly important unpublished eyewitness diary of the famous tour of France by emperor Joseph II in 1777, revealing, among other things, the true circumstances of the meetings with Benjamin Franklin and Jean Jacques Rousseau

COBENZL, Philipp von - Journal de mon voyage en France avec l'Empereur Joseph en 1777. Manuscript on paper. 92 pp. folio.
EUR 45.000,-

Highly important unpublished eyewitness diary of the famous tour of France by emperor Joseph II in 1777, revealing, among other things, the true circumstances of the meetings with Benjamin Franklin and Jean Jacques Rousseau

Only copy known

Hippopotamus. La Virtu dell'Hippopotamo, over Caval Marino. - Perugia, Jesi, Rimini, Milano & Mantova, (c.1610) 1 sheet.
Only known copy of this extremely rare broadside.

EUR 4.500,-

Only copy known

An Important Grand Tour Album

DESPLAN, Antoine Jean Baptiste - Mon Voyage de Rome à Naples fait en pied en 1821 en compagnie de Léopold Robert Peintre, Barbot, Benois, Thierry, Architectes, Ancharsvard Officier Suédois, Porchet toursite-amateur et César Chien Caniche. Italy, 1821. Large folio [69 x 51cm] 112 Sheets. With manuscript title and 368 mounted wash and watercolor drawings. Unbound.
EUR 85.000,- .

An Important Grand Tour Album

Constantine Photo Album

LEROUX, Alexandre - Constantine. Algeria, c.1880. Oblong-folio [355 x 470 mm] 18 pages. With 25 large photographs. Original blindstamped cloth with leather spine.
EUR 900,-

Constantine Photo Album

Early drawing album of Algeria

Deitte, Alphonse (1806-1856) - Album with 18 original drawings of views in Algeria. Made during the French colonisation in the 1840's. Algeria, 1840's.
Very rare and important drawing album from the early colonisation years of Algeria.
EUR 3.500,-

Early drawing album of Algeria

Arctic Voyage

Polarfahrt mit dem D. "Grosser Kurfürst" des Norddeutschen Lloyd vom 27. Juni - 25. Juli 1908. Original-Aufnahmen Atelier Schaul, Hamburg. Album with 73 gelatin silver prints (157 x 222mm). Original red cloth, oblong folio (250 x 355mm)
EUR 1200,-

Arctic Voyage

Rare Atlas of the Baudin expedition to Australia

PERON, Francois Auguste, Charles Lesueur and Nicolas Petit - Voyage de découvertes aux Terres Australes executé par ordre de S.M. l'Empereur et Roi. Partie historique rédigée par M.F. Péron. Atlas par MM. Lesueur et Petit. Paris, (1824). Extremely scarce second edition of this important atlas of the official account of the Baudin voyage to the Pacific. With 25 more plates than the first edition.
EUR 9.500,-

Rare Atlas of the Baudin expedition to Australia

d’Entrecasteaux’s important expedition to Australasia

LA BILLARDIÉRE, Jacques Julien Houtou de - Relation du voyage à la recherche de La Pérouse... Paris, (1799). 2 Text vols. and 1 Atlas; Modern Quarter-linen bindings [295 x 228 mm] and contemporary Quarter-leather large-folio [565 x 420 mm]. XVI, 442 pp. / 332, 113 (1). Atlas with 43 engraved plates and 1 double-paged copper engraved map of Australia, southeastern Africa and southern Asia.
EUR 3900,-

d’Entrecasteaux’s important expedition to Australasia

Important manuscript of a safari in British Somaliland in 1896

LEATHAM, Albert Edward - Somaliland. 1896. Large 8to (23 x 21 cm). Full blue Morocco gilt and gilt lettering to spine. 165 handwritten pages, 27 plates with 108 mounted original photographs.
EUR 7.500,-

Important manuscript of a safari in British Somaliland in 1896

First book edition of George Washington’s last speech in Congress and the first American binding bearing the Great Seal of the United States

WASHINGTON, George. Columbia's Legacy... To which is added, his speech to the congress, at their present session, which terminates his political career. Philadelphia, Sweitzer & Ormrod, December 10th, 1796.
EUR 75.000,-

First book edition of George Washington’s last speech in Congress and the first American binding bearing the Great Seal of the United States
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