Printed Books, Maps & Documents
Travel, Atlases & Vintage Photography
A Private Collection of African Travel
China, Burma & Tibet
Private Collection of Early Cookery Books
A selection of lots being sold 4 October 2017
A selection of titles from a private collection of African travel books (50 lots) to be included in this sale. Various estimates.
Southern Africa. A very large and impressive photograph album, circa 1896-1900, containing approximately 470 mounted gelatin silver prints by W. Rausch of Bulawayo, from the time of Second Matabele War to the Boer War, mostly signed, captioned and numbered in the negative.
Richard Collinson. Journal of H.M.S. Enterprise, on the Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin's Ships by Behring Strait. 1850-55. Edited by his brother Major-General T.B. Collinson (Royal Engineers), 1st edition, 1889.
Account of Collinson's two-ship expedition to find Sir JohnFranklin's lost party, via the Bering Strait. Collinson commanded The Enterprise and Commander Robert McClure The Investigator, both ships leaving Plymouth in 1850. They became separated after rounding Cape Horn and McClure got to the Being Strait first and after being frozen in on Banks Island. He was rescued and returned to England, becoming the first man to cross the North West Passage. Collinson, realising McClure was ahead of him, turned back and overwintered in Hong Kong before returning to the Bering Strait the following year and was frozen in for three years before eventually reaching Point Barrow in 1854. Of all the search expeditions, Collinson had come closest to discovering the fate of Franklin, later learning from Rae's report that he had turned back just east of where Franklin's expedition had ended.
Frederick George Jackson. A Thousand Days in the Arctic, 2 volumes, 1st edition, 1899.
Account of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition, 1894-97, which remained on Franz Joseph Land for three years.
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