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Biblio has a large collection of rare and antique travel and exploration books available in the Biblio Rare Book Room, and anyone who loves to travel should definitely look through the featured books below. Many of the rare travel and exploration books are multi-volume tomes complete with amazing illustrations, and others are small books that have magnificent bindings. If you love to see the world, be sure to check out the rare travel and exploration books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.


Folio [20 x 30.5 cm], (4) ff. [including half-page engraved portrait on verso of 4th preliminary leaf], 206 pp.; (2) ff. [including second engraved title], 181 pp.; (1) f. [third engraved title], 1-60; 67-86 [i.e., 79] pp., 36 plates and 6 maps. Bound in …

From Martayan Lan, Inc.


Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867 et 1868 by GARNIER, Marie Joseph Francis (1839-1873)

Paris: Librarie Hachette, 1873. 4 volumes (text: 2 vols., large 4to [13 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches]; atlas: 2 volumes, folio [19 1/2 x 15 inches]). Text: titles in red and black, half-titles. Portrait frontispiece, 1 plate of medals, 12 maps and charts (4 colour…

From Donald Heald Rare Books


[Summario de la General Historia de I'Indie Occidentali...(title given on verso of first leaf)] by MARTYR, Peter; Gonzalo OVIEDO; and Giovanni RAMUSIO

Venice, 1534. 79; 64, [2]; [15] leaves. Double-sheet map. Woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary full vellum, manuscript title on spine, raised bands. Neat bookplate on front pastedown, old bookseller's label on rear pastedown. Contemporary ownershi…

From Donald Heald Rare Books


Summario de la Generale Historia de l'Indie Occidentali by MARTYR, Peter (1499-1562); Gonzalo Fernández de OVIEDO y Valdés (1478-1557) and Giovanni Battista RAMUSIO (1485-1557)

Venice, 1534. 3 parts in one volume, small quarto. (7 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches). 1 folding woodcut map of Hispaniola, 4 woodcut illustrations (3 full-page, 1 half page). Bound to style in 18th-century dark red morocco, covers bordered in gilt, spine in six com…

From Donald Heald Rare Books


A Journal of a Voyage Round the World by Cook, James

A JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP ENDEAVOUR, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1769, 1770 AND 1771. (Cook, James) [Magra, James] London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1771. 1st edition first printing, 4to, pp. [leaf - title] [leaf dedication wi…

From E. C. Rare Books


Libro Primo de la Conqvista del Perv & Prouincia del Cuzco de le Indie Occidentali by XEREZ, Francisco de

1535. Small quarto. [62] leaves. 19th-century pebbled pigskin, spine gilt. Boards and extremities lightly rubbed. Some minor soiling, a few leaves lightly toned. Two small tears, on titlepage and second leaf, neatly repaired. Men of Cajamarca: two eyewit…

From Donald Heald Rare Books


Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867, et 1868 par une Commission Française présidée par M. le Capitaine de Frégate Doudart de Lagrée by GARNIER, Marie Joseph Francis (1839-1873)

Paris: Librarie Hachette, 1873. 4 volumes in three (text: 2 vols., large 4to [12 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches]; atlas: 2 volumes in one, folio [20 1/8 x 15 1/2 inches]). Text: titles in red and black, half-titles. Portrait frontispiece, 1 plate of medals, 12 maps …

From Donald Heald Rare Books


Chronographia ò reportorio de los tiempos el mas copioso y preciso que hasta ahora ha salido a luz by CHAVES, Hieronymo de (1523-1574)

Seville: Juan Guitierrez, 1561. Small quarto. (8 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches). [9], 219 leaves. Letterpress title with woodcut surround and integral woodcut portrait of the author, 67 woodcut illustrations (including a map of the New World on the verso of leaf i4…

From Donald Heald Rare Books


Le Voyage de l'illustre Seigneur et Chevalier Francois Drach Admiral D'angleterre, Alentour Du Monde by [DRAKE, Sir Francis]. - [Francis PRETTY]

Paris: Jean Gesselin, 1613. 8vo. [8],90,[1]pp. Lacks the world map, as is almost always the case. Titlepage vignette. Leaves A5 & A6 with a small, expert paper repair in lower margin, not affecting text. Twentieth century morocco bound to contemporary st…

From Donald Heald Rare Books


Reise um die Welt, ausgeführt mit seinem Bruder und Freunden in den Jahren 1871, 1872 und 1873. Alte Reiseerinnerungen in Wort und Bild. (= A travel around the world in the years 1871, 1872 and 1873. Travel reminiscences). by Zahn-Geigy, Friedrich

5 illustrated volumes in type-script and 3 volumes with original pen- and ink drawings by the traveller (= complete). Text-volumes: 281 original photographs (each ca 75 x 74 mm to 125 x 82 mm) and 276 photographs with reproductions of pen- and ink sketche…

From Antiquariat Banzhaf


An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. Including Cursory Observations made, and Information obtained, in travelling through that Ancient Empire, and a small part of Chinese Tartary. by STAUNTON. Sir GEORGE

Printed by W. Bulmer & Co. for G. Nicol. London. 1797. FIRST EDITION. Three volumes. - 2 quarto text volumes (12 x 9.4 inches), and a folio atlas of plates (16.6 x 12.3 inches). Complete. Text volumes in contemporary full brown calf boards with decorati…

From Paul Foster Books



Cairo: The government press, Bulaq, 1896 Book. Illus. by MUHAMMED SADIQ BEY. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 152PP OF ARABIC TEXT. ENGRAVING PLATE SHOWING THE EGYPTIAN MAHMAL, FRONTIS OF THE AUTHOR, 9 PLATES WHICH 8 OF THE…

From Archive


Costumes de l'Empire Turc avec des notes explicatives, vues de Constantinople , des Dardanelles et de Smyrne, prises en 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820 by Lachaise

61 plates ( 58 are of the Ottoman costumes and 3 are of İstanbul of which are two are foldings. Costumes plates except the first plate are hand-colored ). With 6 p. introduction and 61 p. of explanation on the plates. İllustrated by C. Fauconnier and si…

From Archive


AN HISTORICAL NARRATIVE OF THE DISCOVERY OF NEW HOLLAND AND NEW SOUTH WALES. Containing an account of the inhabitants, soil, animals, and other productions of those countries, and including a particular Description of Botany Bay. by FIELDING, John.:

London, John Fielding, in Pater-noster Row, 1786.. Illustrated with a chart of New Holland, New South Wales, Botany Bay, and the New Discovered Islands in the North and South Pacific Ocean, 1786. LACKING ORIGINAL CHART, BUT AN ORIGINAL CHART DATED 1787 …

From Roger Middleton


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