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Browse our collection of rare books and first editions specialising in travel and discovery, including the works by explorers such as Columbus, Cook, Darwin, Drake, Krusenstern, La Perouse, Scott, and Vancouver.

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The first illustrated printed travel book

BREYDENBACH, Bernhard von, 1486.
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The first book to name America

WALDESEEMULLER, Martin, 1507.
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The first map devoted to the New World

MARTYR d’ANGHIERA, Peter., 1511.
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Agricultural secrets of the sixteenth century

ZOPPINO, Niccolò, 1520. 
£9,000

Apianus’ rare work on cosmology

APIANUS, Petrus, 1524.
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The first text on surveying printed in English

FITZHERBERT, [?Anthony or John], 1539. 
£7,000

A sea of stories

COMMIN, Vincent, probable translator, 1552. 
£24,000

The rare works of Cieza de Leon and Gomara bound in one volume

CIEZA DE LEON, Pedro, and LOPEZ DE GOMARA, Francisco, 1560. 
£20,000

See that your vines are well married”

COPLAND, Wyllyam [William], 1565. 
£40,000
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