… the first hint of Columbus’s discoveries on a printed world map.

“all the knowledge and learning related to the East and West Indies” (Hill)

“An important and scarce collection, which includes accounts of all the principal early Australian voyages” from the author of Manon Lescaut

“The definitive geographies of the sixteenth century” with the first printed map devoted toNew England

“the great prose epic of the Elizabethan period” with both the Wright-Molyneux world map and the rare suppressed ‘Voyage to Cadiz’

“the great prose epic of the Elizabethan period” with both the Wright-Molyneux world map and the rare suppressed ‘Voyage to Cadiz’ from the library of the Earls of Macclesfield.

A fine copy of Staunton’s account of Macartney’s embassy to China.

A fine example of the first edition of Du Halde’s “encyclopedic survey of China”

A fine set, complete with the half-titles, of “one of the most important [voyages] ever made”

A fine set, complete with the half-titles, of “one of the most important [voyages] ever made”

A hand-coloured example of the first work to discuss the law of the sea, the first to use the term “Brytish Impire”, and the first to propose a “Pety-Navy-Royall’.

A Prospect of Britain