Catalogue Number 9

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Specializing in Antiquarian Materials about the Indian Ocean Islands and Rim

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This catalogues contains 71 books, 13 maps, and 30 prints. Many other items are available on my website. Please send orders or inquiries to Larry W. Bowman, P.O. Box 232, Storrs, CT 06268-0232, USA, or via PHONE (860-429-4289), FAX (860-486-3347), or EMAIL:


1. Badger, George Percy, ed. History of the Imams and Seyyids of Oman, by SALIL-IBN-RAZIK, from A.D. 661-1856 (London, Hakluyt Society, 1871). 1st edn, 8vo, cxxviii, 435 pp, includes a large folding map (28 x 20 inches) of Oman and the Persian Gulf with two insets of Maskat. The title page and rear board are detached but intact. Bookplate of Polar explorer and author Sherard Osborn. ex-library markings. Translated from the Arabic with a long introduction and analysis. A very hard-to-find Oman/Zanzibar item. $900
2. Barbosa, Duarte. A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar in the beginning of the Sixteenth Century (New Delhi, Asian Educational Services, 1995). Reprint of 1866 1st edn, 8vo, 236 pp, as new. Translated from a Spanish ms. in the Barcelona Library with notes and a preface by The Hon. Henry E. J. Stanley. $35
3. Beamish, Tony. Aldabra Alone (San Francisco, Sierra Club, 1970). 1st edn, 8vo, 222 pp, 24 b/w and colored illus, dj. The first detailed study of Aldabra—written in the context of the struggle to protect the atoll from being developed as a military base. $20
4. Bertuchi, A. J. The Island of Rodriguez: A British Colony in the Mascarenhas Group (London, John Murray, 1923). 1st edn, 8vo, 117 pp, 47 illus, map. $300
5. Bonner, Willard Hallam. Pirate Laureate: The Life & Legends of Captain Kidd (New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers UP, 1957). 1st edn, 8vo, 239 pp. $45
6. Bory de St. Vincent, J. B. G. M. Voyage to, and Travels Through the Four Principal Islands of the African Seas Performed by Order of the French Government, During the Years 1801 and 1802, with a Narrative of the Passage of Captain Baudin to Port Louis in the Mauritius (London, Richard Phillips, 1805). 1st edn, 8vo, 212 pp, 7 plates (five, folding) including maps of Isle of France (Mauritius) and Bourbon (Reunion). 1st English edition, rebound. Toussaint/Adolphe, D-183. $325
7. Brown, Mervyn. Madagascar Rediscovered: A History from Early Times to Independence (Hamden, CT, Archon Books, 1979). 1st edn, 8vo, 310 pp, 10 maps, 22 photos, dj. $25
8. Bullen, Frank T. The Cruise of the Cachalot (Philadelphia, David McKay, n.d. but ca. 1920). 385 pp, 8vo, 8 full-page color illus, decorative boards. Bullen’s book, based on his experiences as a New Bedford whaler, is a classic of the whaling literature; about 50 pages are set in Indian Ocean, esp. Mozambique Channel, Comoros, Aldabra, Cosmoledo, Seychelles. $35
9. Bulpin, T. V. Islands in a Forgotten Sea (Cape Town, Howard Timmins, n.d., but 1958). 1st edn, 8vo, 425 pp, illus, endpaper map, dj. A fine history of the Southwestern Indian Ocean islands. $100
10. Carlquist, Sherwin. Island Life: A Natural History of the Islands of the World (Garden City, NY, The Natural History Press, 1965). 1st edn, 8vo, 451 pp, profusely illus with b/w photos, drawings and eight color plates, dj. An exceptional scientific work. $40
11. Cave, Henry W., M.A., F.R.G.S., Views of Colombo (Colombo, H. W. Cave & Co, n.d., but c. 1910). 1st edn, 24 mo, a booklet of sixteen photos, each 7 x 5 inches. $35
12. Cochran, Hamilton. Freebooters of the Red Sea: Pirates, Politicians and Pieces of Eight (Indianapolis, Boobs-Merrill, 1965). 1st edn, 8vo, 223 pp, 12 illus, endpaper map, water damage to top inch of cover, worn dj. Entirely on Indian Ocean piracy. $25
13. Daniel, Hawthorne. Islands of the East Indies (New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1944). 2nd impression, 12mo, 266 pp, endpaper map. $10
14. Dikshit, Moreshwar Gangadhar. Etched Beads in India (Poona, Deccan College Monograph Series, no. 4, 1949). 1st edn, 8vo, 79 pp, 19 plates, paper cover. $20
15. Divine, David. The Opening of the World: The Great Age of Maritime Expansion (New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1973). 1st edn, 8vo, 272 pp, 29 color plates and many more b/w illus, six maps, dj. $40
16. Duffy, James. Shipwreck & Empire: Being an Account of Portuguese Maritime Disasters in a Century of Decline (Cambridge, Harvard UP, 1955). 1st edn, 8vo, 198 pp. Water stain on front cover, otherwise very good. On Portuguese shipwrecks in the Eastern Seas from ca. 1550-1650. $10
17. Edis, Richard. Peak of Limuria: The Story of Diego Garcia (London, Bellew Publishing, 1994). Reprint of 1993 1st edn, 8vo, 102 pp, 28 plates, endpaper map, dj, as new. $60
18. El Zein, Abdul Hamid M. The Sacred Meadows: A Structural Analysis of Religious Symbolism in an East African Town (Evanston, Northwestern UP, 1974). 1st edn, 8vo, 365 pp, 6 maps, 3 tables, 49 figures, small library stamp. This is an extremely hard-to-find book on Lamu. $100
19. Fayon, Maxime. Seychelles (Victoria, Mahe, Photo Eden, 1979). 3rd edn, 8vo, 96 pp, 146 color photos. $35
20. Fenn, Charles. Journal of a Voyage to Nowhere (New York, Norton, 1971). 1st edn, 8vo, 194 pp, map, dj. Single-handed journey from Ceylon to Maldives to Chagos and adventures therein. $20
21. Fleming, Ian. For Your Eyes Only: Five Secret Exploits of James Bond (New York, Signet, 1960). 18th printing, 143 pp, 12 mo, worn pictorial paper cover. Contains the short story, “The Hildebrand Rarity,”-- 007's only trip to Seychelles. $5
22. Garlake, Peter. The Early Islamic Architecture of the East African Coast (London and Nairobi, Oxford UP, 1966). 1st edn, 4to, 207 pp, 16 plates, 84 figures/many folding, dj. A superb scholarly book. $200
23. Greenbie, Sydney and Marjorie. Gold of Ophir: The Lure that Made America (New York, Doubleday, Page & Co., 1925). 1st edn, 8vo, 330 pp, 8 illus, endpaper map. A fine history of American trade to the East. $30. (I also have a copy with a small library stamp for $20)
24. Hall, Richard. Empires of the Monsoon: A History of the Indian Ocean and its Invaders (New York, HarperCollins, 1998). 8vo, 575 pp, 36 illus, decorative paper cover. $15
25. Hill, Ken. The Seychelles and Sri Lanka: Jewels in the Indian Ocean (London, New English Library, 1973). 1st edn, 8vo, 178 pp, two maps, color photos, dj. $15
26. Hoare, Mike. The Seychelles Affair (New York and London, Bantam Press, 1986). 1st edn, 8vo, 207 pp, illus, maps. About the 1981 coup attempt in Seychelles by the mercenary leader of Ye Ancient Order of Frothblowers—their not very successful cover. $50
27. Holland, Rupert Sargent. Yankee Ships in Pirate Waters (Garden City, Garden City Publishing Co., 1931). 1st edn, 8vo, 317 pp, 5 full-page color illus by Frank E. Schoonover, dj. Eight tales of New England seamen and pirates in Madagascar, India, and the East Indies. $40
28. Horsburgh, James. The India Directory, or Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, New Holland, Cape of Good Hope, Brazil and the Interjacent Ports, Compiled Chiefly from Original Journals at the East India House, and from Observations and Remarks, Made During Twenty-One Years Experience Navigating in those Seas (London, Printed for the Author, 1817). 2nd edn, 4to (8 x 10 inches), two volumes bound together, recased in quarter dark brown leather over leather covered boards, raised bands, gilt rules on spine, red leather label printed in gilt, pp. (viii), xxvi, 446; (iv) 536, indexes in each volume; very good condition. Bound in as well following Volume 2 is an 1818 Supplement to the Indian Sailing Directory; or A Description of New Discoveries and Dangers, and Additional Instructions for the Oriental Navigation, providing an additional 52 pages. Horsburgh’s Directory’s were the standard work for oriental navigation in the first half of the 19th century. $1250
29. Hughes, John Scott. Kings of the Cocos: The story of the settlement on the atoll of Keeling-Cocos in the Indian Ocean (London, Methuen, 1950). 1st edn, 8vo, 164 pp, 25 plates, 5 text illustrations, endpaper maps. $35
30. Keller, Professor Dr. C. Madagascar, Mauritius and the Other East-African Islands (London, Swan Sonnenschein, 1901). 1st edn, 8vo, 248 pp, 68 maps and illus, pictorial gilt boards. An early detailed study of the Southwest Indian Ocean. $325
31. Kirkman, James S. Fort Jesus: A Portuguese Fortress on the East African Coast (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1974). 1st edn, 8vo, 327 pp, 86 figs, 44 plates, dj. The classic study of the history, architecture, and archaeological findings at this famous fortress. $65
32. Kirkman, James S. Ungwana on the Tana (Paris, Mouton & Co., 1966). 1st edn, 8vo, 129 pp, 27 figs, 34 photos, dj. Report on the excavation of Ungwana, an Arab African town sacked by the Portuguese in 1505, and revealing much about Indian Ocean trade prior to the arrival of the Europeans. $45
33. Le Geyt, Captain P. S. Makarios in Exile (Nicosia, Cyprus, “Anagennisis” Press, 1961). 1st edn, 8vo, 192 pp, 21 illus, 2 maps. Original manuscript elegantly bound in one-half leather with marbled boards, as new. An all but impossible to find Seychelles item. $600
34. Mathew, K. S., ed. Ship-Building and Navigation in the Indian Ocean Region AD 1400-1800 (Delhi, Munshiram Manoharlal, 1997). 1st edn, 8vo, 179 pp, as new, dj. Eighteen essays on the topic. $35
35. Maurice, Pierre and Olivier Gohin, eds., International Relations in the Indian Ocean (Reunion, Universite de La Reunion, 1994). 1st edn, 8vo, 410 pages, map, decorative paper cover, as new. 31 scholarly papers from a 1992 conference held in Reunion. $20
36. McCutcheon, Mary. Contents List and Indexes for the Atoll Research Bulletin (Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution, Atoll Research Bulletin No. 347, February 1991). 1st edn, 4to, 145 pp. A comprehensive index to the first 40 years of the ARB covering 595 authored contributions. $40
37. Metz, Helen Chapin, ed. Indian Ocean Five Island Countries (Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995). 3rd edn, 8vo, 412 pp, maps, 9 figures, bibliography, pictorial cloth cover, as new. Profiles of Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros, Seychelles, Maldives, and strategic considerations in the region. $20
38. Miller, Russell. The East Indiamen (Alexandria, VA., Time-Life Books, 1980). 1st edn, 4to, 176 pp, profusely illus with color and b/w photos, decorative cloth cover. A beautifully produced popular history of England’s expansion to the East. $20
39. Nicholls, C. S. The Swahili Coast: Politics, Diplomacy and Trade on the East African Littoral, 1798-1856 (New York, Africana Publishing Corp., 1971). 1st edn, 8vo, 419 pp, 6 maps. $35
40. Nicoll, M. J. Three Voyages of a Naturalist Being an Account of Many Little-Known Islands in Three Oceans Visited by the ‘Valhalla” R. Y. S. (London, Witherby & Co., 1908). 1st edn, 8vo, 246 pp, 57 illus, rebound. Pages 82-92 Mozambique Channel and Comoros, 93-99 Madagascar, 100-106 Glorioso, 107-113 Assumption, 114-124 Aldabra, 125-135 Seychelles. $125
41. Nwulia, Moses D. E. The History of Slavery in Mauritius and the Seychelles 1810-1875 (Rutherford, NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1981). 1st edn, 8vo, 246 pp, map, library plate and stamp, but otherwise clean, dj. $75
42. Oliver, Capt. S. P. On and Off Duty, Being Leaves from an Officer’s Note-Book (London, W.H. Allen & Co., 1881). 1st edn, tall 8vo, viii, 386 pp, 35 wood engravings from drawings by the author, decorative cloth boards stapled in black and gilt with gilt lettering. Pages 105-315, The Mascarene Islands and Madagascar. $325
43. Ommanney, F. D. Isle of Cloves: A View of Zanzibar (London, Longmans, Green, 1955). 1st edn, 8vo, 230 pp, map, 15 photos. $15 (I also have an ex-lib copy for $10)
44. Osgood, Joseph B. F. Notes of Travel or Recollections of Majunga, Zanzibar, Muscat, Aden, Mocha, and other Eastern Ports (Salem, MA, George Creamer, 1854). 1st edn, 12mo, 253 pp, small library mark and stamp. Pages 1-10 Majunga, 20-73 Zanzibar, 71-108 Muscat, 109-117 Chubar-Guadel, 118-157 Hadramaut-Aden, 158-253 Mocha. Among the rarest 19th century Indian Ocean items; offered elsewhere for $3500 to $5000. $1250
45. Panikkar, K. M. India and the Indian Ocean: An Essay on the Influence of Sea Power on Indian History (London, George Allen & Unwin, 1962). 3rd revised edn (identical to 2nd edn of 1951), 12 mo, 99 pp, 6 plates, endpaper map, dj. $35
46. Perinbanayagam, R.S. The Karmic Theater: Self, Society, and Astrology in Jaffna (Amherst, U. Massachusetts Press, 1982). 1st edn, 8vo, 212 pp, dj, as new. $15
47. Phillips, James Duncan. Salem and the Indies: The Story of the Great Commercial Era of the City (Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1947). 1st edn, 8vo, 468 pp, 31 illus, pictorial endpapers. The definitive history of Salem from ca. 1775-1812 when its seamen led American trade to Mauritius and the Indies. $35
48. Platteau, J-P, Jose Murickan, and Etienne Delbar. Technology, Credit and Indebtedness in Marine Fishing: A Case Study of Three Villages in South Kerala (Delhi, Hindustan Publishing Corporation, 1985). 1st edn, 8vo, 406 pp, 90 tables, dj. $10
49. Playfair, Lieut. Colonel R. Lambert and Albert C. L. G. Gunther. The Fishes of Zanzibar (Kentfield, CA, Newton K. Gregg, 1971). The book is a reprint edition of the Playfair/Gunther book of 1866/1867 to which has been added a New Introduction on Regional Monographs on Extra-European Fishes, 1820-1870 by Professor George Sprague Myers; and a New Foreword by Albert E. Gunther. Hand Colored Reprint Series No. l, 4to, 27, xiv, 153 pp, 21 full-page plates in b/w and color, limited edition of 350 copies. The book is bound in blue cloth, page size 10 x 12 inches, printed on cream laid cartridge. The book appears to have never been issued and is in fine condition. Myers excellent introduction places the Playfair/Gunther book within the larger context of extra-European taxonomic monographs and the development of ichthyologic illustration. Myers writes that “The Fishes of Zanzibar was unique among regional works in that the naturalist who obtained the collections (Playfair) joined a metropolitan ichthyologist of the greatest renown (Gunther) in authorship, while the principal illustrator (Ford) was the ablest of all time. The Fishes of Zanzibar stands as perhaps the most important single pioneer regional work on the larger fishes of the western fringe of the immense tropical Indo-West Pacific shallow-water fish fauna—the richest of all the world’s fish faunas.” (Introduction, pages 20-21). $225
50. Peters, A. J. and J. F. C. Lionnet. Central Western Indian Ocean Bibliography (Washington, D.C., Atoll Research Bulletin No. 165, 1973). 1st edn, 4to, 322 pp, paper cover. An invaluable research tool. $40
51. Pettersson, Hans. Westward Ho with the ‘Albatross’ (London, Macmillan, 1954). 1st UK edn, 8vo, 205 pp, 28 plates. Story of a fifteen-month circumnavigations of the globe, 1947-48, by a Swedish deep-sea expedition. pp. 106-133 in the Indian Ocean, incl. Java, Colombo, and Seychelles. $20
52. Pidgeon, Harry. Around the World Single-Handed: The Voyage of the ‘Islander’ (London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954). 3rd impression in the Mariner’s Library series, 12 mo, 215 pp, 26 illus, map, dj. Pidgeon was in the Indian Ocean from August 1923-September 1924; pp. 126-159 on Dutch East Indies, Christmas Island, Cocos-Keeling, Rodrigues, Mauritius, Durban, and Cape Town. $30
53. Poole, Bertram W. H. The Postage Stamps of the Seychelles (London, Oswald Marsh, 1906). 1st edn, 16mo, 64 pp, illus, lacks paper front cover. $75
54. Pope-Hennessy, James. Verandah: Some Episodes in the Crown Colonies 1867-1889 (London, Century Publishing, 1984). 1st paperback edn, 8vo, 313 pp, map, decorative paper cover. A biography of John Pope-Hennessy by his grandson; pp. 231-302 cover his period as the Colonial Governor of Mauritius from 1883-1889. $20
55. Pringle, Patrick. Jolly Roger: The Story of the Great Age of Piracy (New York, Norton, 1953). 1st edn, 8vo, 294 pp, 36 illus. Much on Eastern piracy. $30
56. Pyle, Nancy, ed. Bombay Handbook (Bombay, American Women’s Association, 1973). 1st edn, 8vo, 208 pp, profusely illus, folding map, soft decorative cover. $20
57. Robotti, Frances Diane. Whaling and Old Salem (A Chronicle of the Sea) (New York, Bonanza Books, 1962). 2nd edn, 8vo, 292 pp, 52 illus, dj. A broad history of American whaling including the Indian Ocean. $20
58. Sadler, James C. and Ross E. Gidley. Tropical Cyclones of the North Indian Ocean (Monterey, CA, Environmental Prediction Research Facility, Naval Postgraduate School, 1973). 1st edn, 8vo, 60 pp, 42 figures (nearly all maps), 2 tables. $25
59. Seychelles, Colonial Reports. Annual reports for six years, 1932-1937 (published in London, 1933 to 1939). All six for $120
60. Slimming, David and Alan Jarrett. The Cowries of Seychelles (London, G. T. Phillips, 1970). 1st edn, 8vo, 32 pp, 15 color plates, pictorial cover. $20
61. Smith, V. A. Ancient and Hindu India (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1920). 1st edn, 12mo, xxiv, 216 pp, 10 maps, 70 illus, index, ads. Part I. of the Oxford History of India;
Smith, V.A. Indian in the Muhammadan Period (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1920). 1st edn, 12mo, xxix, pp. 217-468, 9 maps, 59 illus, index, ads; Part II of the Oxford History of India;
Smith, V. A. India in the British Period (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1920). 1st edn, 12mo, xxiv, pp.469-776, 13 maps, 55 illus, index, ads. Part III of the Oxford History of India. All three volumes for $25
62. South Place Institute. British Africa (New York, Negro Universities Press, 1969). 2nd edn, 8vo, 414 pp, 4 folding maps, one folding table. 23 chapters on the Empire including chapters on Cape of Good Hope, Natal, Zanzibar, East Africa Protectorate, and a chapter on Mauritius by Mr. Justice Conde-Williams. $40
63. Stratton, Arthur. The Great Red Island: A Biography of Madagascar (London, Macmillan, 1965). 1st UK edn, 8vo, 368 pp, map, 21 illus, torn dj. $15
64. Thompson, Virginia and Richard Adloff, Djibouti and the Horn of Africa (Stanford, Stanford UP, 1968). 1st edn, 8vo, 246 pp, 35 photos, dj. $15
65. Tibbetts, G. R., translator. Arab Navigation in the Indian Ocean Before the Coming of the Portuguese (London, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Luzac and Co., 1971). Translation of a book by Ahmad b. Majid al-Najdi. 1st English edn, 8vo, 614 pp, 7 folding maps. $125
66. Toussaint, Auguste. Early Printing in Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar and the Seychelles (Amsterdam, Vangendt & Co., 1969). 1st edn, 8vo, 55 pp, maps, illustrations, decorative soft cover. $15
67. Tweedie, M. W. F. Common Birds of the Malay Peninsula (Kuala Lumpur, Longmans, 1975). 2nd edn, 8vo, 69 pp, 20 full-page color plates, 7 figures, pictorial cover. $10
68. Tyack, Maurice, ed. Mauritius and its Dependencies, The Seychelles, Treasures of the Indian Ocean (Lausanne, L.A.M. Tyack, France Inter Press, 1965). 1st edn, 4to, 192 pp, profusely illus with maps, charts, b/w and color photos, adverts, pictorial dj, in a slipcase. No 531 of a limited numbered edition. Especially valuable for the reprinting of T. Bradshaw’s drawings published in his Views in the Mauritius (1832). $250
69. A Visit to Madras; being a Sketch of the Local and Characteristic Peculiarities of That Presidency in the year 1811. (London, Sir Richard Phillips & Co, 1821). 1st edn, 8vo, 35 pp, rebound. The sketch is written in the form of a letter to Robert Calderwood; the author is not identified. Also bound in is Letters from Africa by Signor Travideani, or Aveiro, to Canova, the Sculptor (11 pages). This is one of 65 installments of Phillips’ New Voyages and Travels issued monthly from 1819-1823. $75
70. Webb, A. W. T. Story of Seychelles (Mahe, cyclostyled, 1964). 1st edn, 4to, 136 pp. with original cover. $100
71. Wiehe, P. O. “The Vegetation of Rodrigues Island,” The Mauritius Institute Bulletin, vol II, part 5 (1 March 1949). 1st edn, 8vo, pp. 279-304 with 4 figures and 2 maps, paper cover. $30


72. Bartholomew, John G. Indian Ocean from “The Times” Survey Atlas of the World (Edinburgh and London, The Edinburgh Geographical Society, 1922) A large map of the entire IO and littoral states. 21 x 17 inches, full color. $50
73. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte de L’Isle d’Anjouan. Une des Isles de Comore, par le Cape Cornwal. from l’Histoire Generale des Voyages (Paris, c. 1754). 8 x 6 inches, later hand coloring. $75
74. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte de L’Ocean Oriental ou Mer des Indes (Amsterdam, c. 1754). Bellin’s great mid-18th century map of the entire Indian Ocean region. 18 x 14 inches, later hand coloring. $400
75. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Havre de L’Isle Maurice, nommee depuis Isle de France, au Sud Est, from a Dutch edition of Prevost d’Exiles book, L’Histoire Generale des Voyages (1747). 9 x 8 inches, text at bottom in Dutch and French, hand coloring. $150
76. Bertius, Petrus. Malabar. Descriptio Regni Malabar (Amsterdam, 1603). An elegant small map of southern India (from Goa southward) and northwest Ceylon from his Tabularum geograpicarum contractarum (Minature World Atlas). 5 x 4 inches with north oriented to the left, b/w as issued. A facsimile of the frontispiece will be supplied with the map. $250
77. Gibson, J. A. Map of the Cape of Good Hope & the Country adjacent, from The Gentlemen’s Magazine (November, 1755). A fine map of the Cape to St. Helens Bay in the north, and showing mountains, interior towns, False Bay. 7 x 4 inches, b/w. $125
78. Indian Ocean, including Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia, from National Geographic Magazine (Washington, D.C., 1941). A map of the entire Indian Ocean region, including littoral states, winds and currents, with insets of Singapore, New Zealand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Port Said, and Guam. 32 x 24 inches, full color. $25
79. Indian Ocean Floor, from National Geographic Magazine (October 1967). 25 x 19 inches, full color. $10
80. Kitchin, T. A New and Accurate Map of the Northern Coast of Choramandel in the East Indies. Drawn from the Best Authorities for The London Magazine (June 1760). Shows the Bay of Bengal coastline and interior from the Dutch settlement of Geldria in the south to the port of Masuli-patnam in the north, with a fine cartouche. 9 x 7 inches, later hand coloring. $125 (I can also supply a b/w copy for $100)
81. Mahe, Seychelles, and Praslin and Group (London, Waterlow & Sons, 1901). Two lithograph maps done for the Colonial Office List. Each map, 7 x 5 inches, full color. $50
82. A Map of Coromandel Shewing the Seat of War on that Coast, published in The London Magazine (October 1754). No engraver signature but probably by Thomas Kitchin (see item 80 above). In lower margin, “Printed for R. Baldwin in Pater Noster Row. 1754”. Shows the coast from north of Geldria to Kottey Patnam in the south, clearly identifying the Danish, Dutch, English, French, and Portuguese settlements on the coast. 9 x 6 inches, later hand coloring. $125
83. Moll, Herman. Asia, from Atlas Geographus (London, c. 1709). A map of Asia but also including the Indian Ocean and littoral from south of the equator in East Africa around to Sumatra, Java, and the East Indies. There are nine lines of text about Asia below the map. 10 x 7 inches, hand coloring. $250
84. A Plan of the Town & Fortress of Garlah belonging to Angria the Admiral to the Sahou Rajah on the Coast of Mallabar. (c. 1752). This is a large map with an extensive explanation or key identifying 39 different places within the fortress and throughout the town. North is rotated to the left. 17 x 11 inches, b/w. $125


Antarctica and sub-Antarctic Islands:

85. Plan of the Island of Amsterdam, and, Huts on the Island of Amsterdam, from The Illustrated London News (September 11, 1880). Two views, 8 x 7 inches and 6 x 6 inches, on a single sheet; entire sheet 15 x 10 inches with text on rear, b/w. $35

Ceylon and Maldives:

86. Elephants and Elephant Hunting in Ceylon, from Harper’s Weekly (November 21, 1874). Five views on a single sheet with accompanying text; 15 x 10 inches with text on rear. b/w. $35
87. Pearl Fishing at Ceylon, from The Illustrated London News (Sept. 12, 1874). Three views on a single sheet, 9 x 7 inches with text on rear, later hand coloring. $35
88. Religious Riots at Colombo, Ceylon, from The Graphic (June 30, 1883). Large view of The Buddhist Procession with a small inset of a Detachment of British Troops in charge of the Buddhist Temple during the Riots. 9 x 7 inches with text on rear, b/w. $30

East Africa and Zanzibar:

89. Cruising in Search of Slave Dhows off the East Coast of Africa, from The Graphic (October 20, 1888). Front page including complete masthead and five views of dhows and slaves and The Garnet towing slave ships into Zanzibar. 15 x 9 inches with text on rear, b/w. $50
90. The Slave Question in Eastern Africa, I. Views on Lake Nyasa, from The Graphic (December 29, 1888). Eight views on a single sheet with text on rear, 14 x 9 inches, b/w. $30
91. Sketches in Zanzibar, from Harper’s Weekly (December 17, 1881). Eight views on a single sheet with text on rear, 15 x 9 inches, b/w. $30
92. Zanzibar (Carlsruhe, Kunstverlag, early 19th century). Fine steel engraving of the harbor with finely detailed warship and dhow in the foreground. 6 x 4 inches, b/w. $40

India and the East Indies:

93. Entrance to the Cave of Elephanta, from Captain Robert Elliot, R.N., Views in the East; Ceylon, India, Canton and the Shores of the Red Sea (London, H. Fisher, Son & Co., 1833). Drawn by W. Purser; engraved by G. H. Kernot; 7 x 5 inches; original color. $75
94. Java and Sumatra. Dutch East Indies, from The Graphic (January 24, 1885). Eight views on a single sheet with text on rear. 14 x 9 inches, b/w. $30
95. Kochin (Amsterdam, 1731) Fine steel engraving of this VOC port on the Malabar Coast of India View from the sea with ships in the foreground. Elaborate key provides details of 13 on-shore buildings 11 x 7 inches, b/w. $125
96. Madras, in Pictures, from Harper’s New Monthly Magazine (1857). This is a 17 page article that includes 17 woodcuts. $40
97. Pulo Penang, from Captain Robert Elliot, R.N., Views in the East; Ceylon, India, Canton and the Shores of the Red Sea (London, H. Fisher, Son & Co., 1833). Drawn by S. Austin; engraved by S. Lacey; 7 x 5 inches, original color. $75

Madagascar and Comoros:

98. Antananarivo, Capital of Madagascar, from a book, Microscopic Writing (c. 1881). A woodcut of the capital with a lengthy procession below (numerous people being carried on palanquins) and houses and the palace on the hillside above. 9 x 7 inches with text on rear, b/w. $35
99. Madagascar, Marchais Malais. An elegant steel engraving from Voyage autour du Monde et naufrage celebres (early 19th century). Drawn by Collignon; engraved by Lechar, 5 x 4 inches, b/w. $60
100. Madagascar, Sacrifice humain. A fine steel engraving from Voyage autour du Monde et Naufrage celebres (early 19th century). Drawn by Collignon; engraved by Outhwaite, 5 x 4 inches, b/w. $60
101. Vouillage de Zaoudzi, a Mayotte. D’apres les dessins de M. De Montravel. (mid-19th century). A woodcut showing ships in the foreground with the harbor and island behind. 9 x 4 inches, b/w. $30

Mauritius, Reunion, and Seychelles:

102. Arrival of the Marianne at the Mauritius, from Erskine Clarke, ed., Chatterbox (London, Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., 1888). 7 x 6 inches, nicely matted, b/w. $100
103. Didus Ineptus. Hooded D. (1822). Fine steel engraving of the dodo on a sheet that also includes two engravings of S. Camelus (Ostrich). Entire sheet, 11 x 8 inches, b/w. $125
104. Les Trois Mamelles, from Harper’s New Monthly Magazine (October 1873). 6 x 4 inches with text on rear, later hand coloring. $50
105. Paul and Virginia (London, George Barrie, 1882). Steel engraving signed by the artist, M. Levy. 11 x 6 inches, b/w. $50
106. The Yahseh, from Harper’s New Monthly Magazine (October 1873). 6 x 4 inches with text on rear, later hand coloring. $50

Red Sea and Arabian Peninsula

107. Aden—“The Gibraltar of the Red Sea” from The Illustrated London News (Nov. 9, 1844). Entire front page of this issue with masthead, view, and accompanying text, 15 x 10 inches, b/w. $50
108. Bombardment of Muscat, on the Coast of Arabia, by the Sultan, from The Illustrated London News (Nov. 14, 1868). Dramatic view of the harbor with ships in the foreground. 9 x 8 inches with text on rear, b/w. $40
109. El Wuish.—Red Sea, from Captain Robert Elliot, R.N., Views in the East; Ceylon, India, Canton, and the Shores of the Red Sea (London, H. Fisher, Son & Co., 1833). Drawn by C. Stanfield, Engraved by E. Goodall, 7 x 5 inches, original color. $75
110. Thubarb, A Small Harbour on the Arabian Coast, Upper Part of the Red Sea, from Captain Robert Elliot, R.N., Views of the East; Ceylon, India, Canton and the Shores of the Red Sea (London, H. Fisher, Son & Co., 1833). Drawn by S. Austin, Engraved by William Miller, 7 x 5 inches, original color. $75

South Africa and Mozambique

111. An Old Dutch House at Cape Town, South Africa, from The Illustrated London News (March 5, 1864). A beautiful Dutch house with Table Mountain in the background. 9 x 7 inches with text on rear, b/w. $50
112. Dr. Livingston’s Astronomical Observations Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, from The Illustrated London News (March 21, 1857). Two views, The Royal Observatory, Cape Town, and Transit Instrument at the Cape Observatory, with accompanying text. 15 x 10 inches with text on rear, b/w. $50
113. The East African Slave Trade, from The Illustrated London News (July 19, 1873). Four views: Mozambique, with Fort St. Sebastian; Mafamale Isle, Mouth of the Angoxa; Rovooma River; and Lurio River, with the Picos Fragos; on a single page. Each view is 3 x 9 inches with overall page 14 x 9 inches with text on rear, b/w. $45
114. View of Cape Town from Amsterdam Fort (London, Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1810). 8 x 7 inches, b/w. $35

Larry W. Bowman, Ph.D. November, 2003 860-429-4289--TEL 860-486-3347--FAX

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