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Biblio has a large collection of rare and antique travel and exploration books available in the Biblio Rare Book Room, and anyone who loves to travel should definitely look through the featured books below. Many of the rare travel and exploration books are multi-volume tomes complete with amazing illustrations, and others are small books that have magnificent bindings. If you love to see the world, be sure to check out the rare travel and exploration books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.



Purchas His Pilgrimes ... [with] Purchas His Pilgimage ... the fourth edition by PURCHAS, Samuel (1575?-1626)

London: printed by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1626. Together 5 volumes, folio. (13 x 8 3/8 inches). Vol.I with blank R4. Engraved additional title to vol.I, 88 engraved maps (6 double-page and 1 folding, 81 half-page and within the text), 7 ...

From Donald Heald Rare Books

$135,000.00


Histoire de la Navigation by LINSCHOTEN, Jean Hugues

Amsterdam: Evert Cloppenburgh, 1638. A stunning copy of Linschoten's classic illustrated travelogue to the East and West Indies, termed by Lach "the most important of the firsthand accounts published independently of the great travel collections" (I.198)...

From Martayan Lan, Inc.

$75,000.00


[Summario de la General Historia de I'Indie Occidentali...(title given on verso of first leaf)] by MARTYR, Peter; Gonzalo OVIEDO; and Giovanni RAMUSIO

Venice, 1534. 79; 64, [2]; [15] leaves. Double-sheet map. Woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary full vellum, manuscript title on spine, raised bands. Neat bookplate on front pastedown, old bookseller's label on rear pastedown. Contemporary ownershi...

From Donald Heald Rare Books

$48,000.00


Summario de la Generale Historia de l'Indie Occidentali by MARTYR, Peter (1499-1562); Gonzalo Fernández de OVIEDO y Valdés (1478-1557) and Giovanni Battista RAMUSIO (1485-1557)

Venice, 1534. 3 parts in one volume, small quarto. (7 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches). 1 folding woodcut map of Hispaniola, 4 woodcut illustrations (3 full-page, 1 half page). Bound to style in 18th-century dark red morocco, covers bordered in gilt, spine in six com...

From Donald Heald Rare Books

$45,000.00


An Account of the Voyages Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere; South Pole and Round the World; A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean and the Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. The First, Second and Third Voyages. [1st, 2nd and 3rd editions Respectively by Cook, Captain James and John Hawkesworth

] W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773;W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777; G. Nicol, and T. Cadell. 1785. Quarto & Folio. CAPT. COOK'S THREE VOYAGES IN EIGHT VOLUMES PLUS ATLAS VOLUME WITH THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK PLATE AND THE CHART OF MAGAELLAN In nine volumes;...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB

$44,500.00


A Journal of a Voyage Round the World by Cook, James

A JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP ENDEAVOUR, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1769, 1770 AND 1771. (Cook, James) [Magra, James] London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1771. 1st edition first printing, 4to, pp. [leaf - title] [leaf dedication wi...

From E. C. Rare Books

$43,500.00


Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867, et 1868 par une Commission Française présidée par M. le Capitaine de Frégate Doudart de Lagrée by GARNIER, Marie Joseph Francis (1839-1873)

Paris: Librarie Hachette, 1873. 4 volumes in three (text: 2 vols., large 4to [12 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches]; atlas: 2 volumes in one, folio [20 1/8 x 15 1/2 inches]). Text: titles in red and black, half-titles. Portrait frontispiece, 1 plate of medals, 12 maps ...

From Donald Heald Rare Books

$37,500.00


Chronographia ò reportorio de los tiempos el mas copioso y preciso que hasta ahora ha salido a luz by CHAVES, Hieronymo de (1523-1574)

Seville: Juan Guitierrez, 1561. Small quarto. (8 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches). [9], 219 leaves. Letterpress title with woodcut surround and integral woodcut portrait of the author, 67 woodcut illustrations (including a map of the New World on the verso of leaf i4...

From Donald Heald Rare Books

$35,000.00


Le Voyage de l'illustre Seigneur et Chevalier Francois Drach Admiral D'angleterre, Alentour Du Monde by [DRAKE, Sir Francis]. - [Francis PRETTY]

Paris: Jean Gesselin, 1613. 8vo. [8],90,[1]pp. Lacks the world map, as is almost always the case. Titlepage vignette. Leaves A5 & A6 with a small, expert paper repair in lower margin, not affecting text. Twentieth century morocco bound to contemporary st...

From Donald Heald Rare Books

$25,000.00


MIR'AT AL HARAMAIN (VIEW OF THE TOW HOLY SANCTUARIES ) FINE AND IMPORTANT COMPLETE SET IN FIVE VOLUMES, ALMOST UNIQUE COPY CONTAINS FIVE ALBUMEN PRINT PHOTOGRAPHS by EYUP SABRI PASHA (THE OTTOMAN ADMIRAL AYYUB SABRY) D. 1308 AH., 1890 AD

Istanbul: Matbaa-i Bahriye (the Navy press), 1883 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ENCYCLOPAEDIA IN THE OTTOMAN TURKISH ABOUT THE ARABIAN PENINSULA AND THE TOW HOLY SANCTUARIES IN HEDJAZ BY THE W...

From Archive

$20,000.00


Costumes de l'Empire Turc avec des notes explicatives, vues de Constantinople , des Dardanelles et de Smyrne, prises en 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820 by Lachaise

61 plates ( 58 are of the Ottoman costumes and 3 are of İstanbul of which are two are foldings. Costumes plates except the first plate are hand-colored ). With 6 p. introduction and 61 p. of explanation on the plates. İllustrated by C. Fauconnier and si...

From Archive

$20,000.00


DALIL AL-HAJJ LI AL WARID ILA MAKKA WA AL MEDINA MIN KULLI FAJJ ( GUIDE OF THE PILGRIMAGE THROUGH THE ALL ROUTES TO MECCA AND MEDINA ) by MUHAMMED SADIQ BEY ( COLONEL SADIC BEY 1832 - 1902 )

Cairo: The government press, Bulaq, 1896 Book. Illus. by MUHAMMED SADIQ BEY. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 152PP OF ARABIC TEXT. ENGRAVING PLATE SHOWING THE EGYPTIAN MAHMAL, FRONTIS OF THE AUTHOR, 9 PLATES WHICH 8 OF THE...

From Archive

$18,000.00


An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. Including Cursory Observations made, and Information obtained, in travelling through that Ancient Empire, and a small part of Chinese Tartary. by STAUNTON. Sir GEORGE

Printed by W. Bulmer & Co. for G. Nicol. London. 1797. FIRST EDITION. Three volumes. - 2 quarto text volumes (12 x 9.4 inches), and a folio atlas of plates (16.6 x 12.3 inches). Text volumes in contemporary full brown calf boards with decorative gilt bo...

From Paul Foster Books

£13,500.00


THE PRINCIPAL NAVIGATIONS, VOYAGES, TRAFFIQUES, AND DISCOVERIES OF THE ENGLISH NATION. by HAKLUYT, Richard.:

SECOND EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, 3 VOLUMES IN 2, the first 2 volumes bound together, complete set, 1598, 1599, 1600. NOT A MATCHING SET as Volumes 1 & 2 are large paper. LACKS THE MAP, 4 LEAVES IN THE SECOND VOLUME ARE FROM A NORMAL SIZE COPY OF THE SAME ...

From Roger Middleton

£12,000.00


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