British Isles

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1092Coming Soon!DetailsMoll, Herman1699
First printed map of Peypses or Pepys Island.
Moll, Herman
1699
$225.00Moll--HermanFirst-printed-map-of-Peypses-or-Pepys-Island-Four scarce views on one sheet based on a manuscipt maps drawn by <b>William Ambrosia Cowley</b>. The views are of: the Island Of John Ferdinando; the perhaps fictitious Peypses Island; Nutmegg Island; and the Cape of Good Hope, at the southern tip of the African continent. <br></br> Cowley was sailing master of a pirate ship captained by John Eaton in 1684 when they made landfall at the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Cowley's narrative of the voyage entitled 'Cowley's Voyage Around the Globe' was published in the 'COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL VOYAGES' by William Hacke from London in 1699. <br></br> In Cowley's manuscript journal he recorded his landing at an island he called <b>Pepyes Island</b>: <div class="indenttextblock"> "We held our Course S. W. till we came into the lat. of 47 deg. where we saw Land; the same being an Island not before known, lying to the Westward of us. It was not inhabited, and I gave it the Name of Pepys Island. We found it a very commodious place for Ships to water at and take in Wood, and it has a very good Harbour, where a thousand sail of Ships may safely ride: Here is great plenty of Fowls, and we judge, abundance of Fish, by reason of the Grounds being nothing but Rocks and Sands. " </div> Of John Ferdinando (Isla Juan Fernandez or Más a Tierra) Cowley wrote: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Capt. Bartholomew Sharpe was here in the Year 1680, and finding no People on it, he called it Queen Catherines Island; and when he sailed away did leave one Man on shoar, which was a Mosquito Indian, who lived here alone near 4 Years. … there being several of our Ships Company who were at the leaving of this Indian there by Capt. Sharpe, and among others Capt. Edmond Cook and Mr. William Dampier". (Cowley, W.A., "Cowley's Voyage Around the Globe" <a href="http://www.galapagos.to/TEXTS/COWLEY.HTM#GalapagosSection" target="_blank">Internet</a>) </div>
81Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1757
Isles Britanniques, Troisieme Feuille
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1757
$500.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasIsles-Britanniques--Troisieme-FeuilleImpressive antique copperplate nautical chart of Scotland (Edinburgh), Firth of Forth, Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Firth of Clyde, the Irish Sea and Northern Ireland (Londonderry) on very thick wove paper. Published by J.N. Bellin of the Depot de la Marine in 1757. The antique chart contains a large, decorative, dated title cartouche in upper right. Single vertical fold as issued.
83Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1757
Isles Britanniques, Second Feuille
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1757
$510.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasIsles-Britanniques--Second-FeuilleImpressive, large antique copperplate-engraved nautical chart of Wales (Isle of Anglesey), Northern Britain (Isle of Man, Yarmouth) , Scotland, and Eastern Ireland (Belfast, Dublin) on very thick wove paper. Published by J.N. Bellin of the Depot de la Marine in 1757. Single vertical fold as issued. Heavy impression. (Second sheet also available).
1262Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1868
Antique sea chart of the Falkland Islands or Islas Malvinas
Depot de la Marine
1868
$1,250.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-sea-chart-of-the-Falkland-Islands-or-Islas-MalvinasFine and scarce antique French nautical chart of the <b>Falkland Islands</b> after earlier surveys by Fitz-Roy, Robinson, and Sullivan of the British Admiralty. This large mid nineteenth-century navigation chart makes a very attractive presentation with its clean and bright appearance. <br></br> Originally published in 1850, this edition contains corrections to 1868. Contains inset elevation views of the Falklands coast.
764Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1878
Antique Nautical Chart of the North Sea and British Isles
Depot de la Marine
1878
$250.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-Nautical-Chart-of-the-North-Sea-and-British-IslesLarge French antique nautical chart of the North Sea and the British Isles published in 1867 and updated with corrections to 1878. Detailed coverage includes the coasts of France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, and Norway from Bordeaux, France at the south all the way to Averoy, Norway at the north. Includes the Faroe, Orkney, and Shetland islands, the Skaggerak, English Channel ( la Manche ) , Irish Sea, and North Sea. <br></br> Several hundred coastal lighthouses and lighted navigational aids are highlighted with a red dot and a yellow highlight. Three pasted on paper corrections at bottom when issued by the Depot de la Marine. Number 2367.
775Coming Soon!DetailsHunt and Company1886
Hunts Universal Yacht List 1886
Hunt and Company
1886
$425.00Hunt-and-CompanyHunts-Universal-Yacht-List-1886A great gift for a sailing or yachting enthusiast. Hunts Universal Yacht List for 1886 contains 29 pages of colour printed yacht club flags and colored flags for individual yawls, schooners and cutters, with over 60 pages of interesting trade advertisements (many illustrated). This scarce, compact, antique volume is the 1886 edition in a series that were published annually between 1848 and 1914. Contains a long alphabetical list of specifications for 4800 largely British yachts including the following fields: name of yacht; rig; length; beam; tonnage; depth; owners; a key to the name of one the 61 participating yacht clubs; signal letters; year built; year altered; builder; sailmaker; and distinguishing flag. <br></br> Includes signal flags in color along with regatta dates, a list of owners, list of agents, staff and yachts of all the principal yacht clubs of the World, tide tables, prize winners, etc. <br></br> Bound in the original blue cloth boards, with gilt lettering and a royal crest to the upper cover. Professionally rebacked in gilt-decorated navy-blue morocco. Publisher: London: Hunt & Co., 119 Church Street, London. 422 pages.