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A triumph of Venetian rococo book design

ZATTA, Antonio [VISENTINI, Antonio], 1761. 

Catalogue of Louis-Charles Desnos

DESNOS, [Louis-Charles], 1765. 

Manuscript inventory for an important Spanish cartographical library

DE AGUIRRE, Domingo; and others, 1773. 

D’Anville’s maps of China

D’ANVILLE, [Jean Baptiste Bourguignon], 1776. 

One of the earliest European chronicles of the American War of Independence

KORN, Christoph Heinrich [attr.], 1777. 

Index to Rouge’s Mitchell Map

LE ROUGE, George Louis, 1777. 

Zatta do nicely

ZATTA, Antonio, 1780. 

Cook in Parts!

ANDERSON, George William pseud., 1785. 

Unrecorded chart of the Billiton Strait

INSKIP, John, 1788. 

Joseph Huddart’s Certificate of Admittance to Trinity House, the Lighthouse Authority

HUDDART, Joseph; Charles WILDBORE; and Hector ROSE, 1790. 

An innovative globe

COVENS, Cornelius, 1802. 

The first scientific analysis of the American Southwest

HUMBOLDT, Alexander von [and] Aime J.A. BONPLAND, 1811. 

Catalogue of maps and atlases published by the Spanish Admiralty


Bigge’s damning report of Macquarie’s tenure as emancipist Governor of the Colony of New South Wales

BIGGE, John Thomas; and Governor Lachlan MACQUARIE, 1822. 

Inquiry in the Poyasian Fraud

CODD, Edward, 1824. 

A hydrographer’s library

BUACHE, Jean Nicolas, 1826.