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D’Anville’s maps of China

D’ANVILLE, [Jean Baptiste Bourguignon], 1776. 
£4,500

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

KORN, Christoph Heinrich [attr.], 1777. 
£8,000

Index to Rouge’s Mitchell Map

LE ROUGE, George Louis, 1777. 
£10,000

Cook in Parts!

ANDERSON, George William pseud., 1785. 
£750

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

HUDDART, Joseph; Charles WILDBORE; and Hector ROSE, 1790. 
£3,500

A guide to sailing to Jamaica

GAULD, George, 1795. 
£6,000

An innovative globe

COVENS, Cornelius, 1802. 
£3,000

Catalogue of maps and atlases published by the Spanish Admiralty

REAL DIRECCION DE TRABAJOS HIDROGRAFICOS, 1815. 
£12,000

One of the world’s finest collections of graphic art’

KRAUSS, George Friedrich, 1822. 
£210,000

Inquiry in the Poyasian Fraud

CODD, Edward, 1824. 
£4,000

A hydrographer’s library

BUACHE, Jean Nicolas, 1826. 
£850

A Frankfurt publisher

WILMANS, Frederic, 1829. 
£250

First inklings of self-government and nationhood for Australia

WENTWORTH, William Charles, and Sir Ralph DARLING, 1830. 
£2,000

Murchison’s seminal work on the Silurian System

MURCHISON, Roderick Impey, 1839. 
£10,000