Map of the Country Around Sydney from a Reconnaissance by Lieut. Parrott Volr. Engineers under the Instructions of Col. P. Scratchley R.E. C.M.G. and by the Authority of P.F. Adams Esq. Surveyor General N.S.W.
C1881 Mapmaker - Thomas Samuel Parrott (1842 - 1917) First edition of this rare large scale map, dated 1881 printed on two sheets, covering the area from the Hawkesbury River, to Botany Bay and inland to Blacktown based on the extensive surveys undertaken by Lieutenant Thomas Parrott under the directions of Colonel Scratchley, the Commissioner for defences. Hand coloured lithograph, laid on archival linen, 1105mm x 1515mm, Condition-Good.
Indiarum Orientalium Occidentalium que Descripto Pet. Maefei Historiae Harum Verissimae Dedicata.
C1589 Mapmaker - Giovanni Pietro Maffei (1533 - 1603) First edition (1589) of this very rare Italian world map by Giovanni Pietro Maffei (1533–1603) showing Terra Incognito and the tip of northern Australia named, Beach. Copper engraving, 490mm x 260mm, Condition-Narrow right margin expertly extended as often found, otherwise in very good condition.
Linnean Society of New South Wales. The Macleay Memorial Volume.
C1893 Author:Joseph James Fletcher (1850? - 1926) Rare volume published by the Linnean Society containing a comprehensive illustrated collection of zoological articles, as a memorial to William Macleay (1820-1891). Quarto, 308 pp, with original woodburytype photograph frontispiece of William Macleay, with offsetting onto title page as usual, 41pl. (pl 28 seems not to have been included in "most" copies, partly uncut and unopened in the original green wrappers. Fletcher had become the Society's librarian in 1883. Soft Cover, 322mm x 260mm, Condition-Good.
Atlas- Smith (Charles) Smith's New General Atlas, containing distinct maps of all the Principal Empires, Kingdoms, & States throughout the World carefully delineated from the best Authorities extant.
C1808 A fine, early edition of Charles Smith's, scarce New General Atlas, tan Morocco bands on the spine and the title within a black leather panel with gilt lettering. Folio (408mm x 325mm.), C. Smith, 1808 on watermarked paper dated 1801, engraved title with 45 engraved maps with full original hand colouring. Minor water stain to upper margin of the map of Greece, 325mm x 408mm, Condition-Good.
The Flowering Plants and Ferns of New South Wales
C1895 Author:Joseph Henry Maiden. A complete set of Joseph Henry Maidens, The Flowering Plants and Ferns of News South Wales, in their seven original parts as issued. One of the best printed colour plate botanical books to be published in Australia, Capturing Flora/ 300 years of Australian Botanical Art. Sydney 1895-1898. 4to, with 28 full page colour printed lithographic plates. Soft cover, 246mm x 181mm, Condition-Good.
Verve. An Artistic and Literary Quarterly: Appearing in December, March, June and October.
The first volume of the most celebrated and influential Parisian art magazine published in 1937 with five original lithographs by Matisse, Leger, Miro, Rattner and Bores. Large quarto, 128pp, published December 1937, Paris, with colour lithographed cover by Henri Matisse and four colour lithographs of the Four elements, as listed below. Also writings by Gide, Lorca, Dos Passos and Malraux as well as photos by Bresson, Man Ray and Brassai. 355mm x 265mm, Soft cover, Condition-Minor split at top of spine, few minor spots to front cover otherwise in good condition.