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Catalogue of Louis-Charles Desnos

DESNOS, [Louis-Charles], 1765. 
£1,000

Manuscript inventory for an important Spanish cartographical library

DE AGUIRRE, Domingo; and others, 1773. 
£6,000

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

Zatta do nicely

ZATTA, Antonio, 1780. 
£1,500

Cook in Parts!

ANDERSON, George William pseud., 1785. 
£750

Unrecorded chart of the Billiton Strait

INSKIP, John, 1788. 
£750

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

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

An innovative globe

COVENS, Cornelius, 1802. 
£3,000

The first scientific analysis of the American Southwest

HUMBOLDT, Alexander von [and] Aime J.A. BONPLAND, 1811. 
£45,000

Catalogue of maps and atlases published by the Spanish Admiralty

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

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