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Rare Travel and Exploration Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

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.



Takhlis al Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz OR al Rihla al Pariziyya (The Extraction of Gold or an Overview of Paris) by Rifa'a al Tahtawi

Rifa'a Rafi' al Tahtawi (1801-1873) was born in the village of Tahta, Sohag, the same year the French troops evacuated Egypt. He was an Azharite recommended by his teacher and mentor Hassan El-Attar to be the chaplain of a group of students Mohammed Ali w...

From Archive

$5,000.00


1773 FIRST VOYAGE CAPTAIN JAMES COOK HAWKESWORTH 1ST EDITION 3 VOL. SET FULL LEATHER 52 ILLUSTRATIONS FOLDOUT MAPS by Captain James Cook, Joseph Banks, John Hawkesworth

AN ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGES. FOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE 1773; Captain James Cook, Joseph Banks, John Hawkesworth; Cook's First Voyage Edition; 2nd/Best Edition Overall; London, W. Strahan, T. Cadell; Late 18th/Early 19th Century Rebou...

From Roga Books

$9,799.00


VOYAGES AND TRAVELS or SCENES IN MANY LANDS, WITH 850 ILLUSTRATIONS ON WOOD AND STEEL of VIEWS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD; COMPRISING MOUNTAINS LAKES RIVERS PALACES CATHEDRALS CASTLES ABBEYS AND RUINS, TWO BOOK SET by LEO DE COLANGE, EDITOR

BOSTON: E.W. WALKER & CO., 1887 BEAUTIFUL LARGE, HEAVY BOOKS ABOUT VOYAGES AND TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD. VERY NICELY MADE, 1/3 LEATHER WITH LEATHER ON SPINE AND CORNERS, GOLD PRINT FRONT AND SPINE. TIGHT AND CLEAN THROUGHOUT. RED PAGE EDGING, MARBLING IN...

From Antique Books Den

$245.50


CANADIAN SCENERY Illustrated From Drawings By W. H. Bartlett- 2 Volumes in 1 by N. P. Willis

26, Ivy Lane, London-UK: George Virtue, 1842. CANADIAN SCENERY Illustrated From Drawings By W. H. Bartlett- 2 Volumes in 1- Text by N. P. Willis- Illustrated Engravings From Drawings by W. H. Bartlett- George Virtue- 26, Ivy Lane, London-UK- 1842 on Title...

From jakoll

$2,195.00


MIR'AT AL HARAMAIN (VIEW OF THE TOW HOLY SANCTUARIES ) COMPLETE SET IN FIVE VOLUMES 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

$7,500.00


THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD, ANTARCTIC 1910 - 1913 by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Constable, London, 1922. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition, 2 volumes;Rare first edition of this Antarctic classic, which includes the 10 panoramic collotype plates that do not appear in later editions. Vol. ...

From Polar Books

£1,350.00


Picturesque Palestine Sinai and Egypt by Colonel Sir Charles W. Wilson (Edited by)

London: J. S. Virtue & Co, 1881-1884. Hardcover. Cloth/Boards with Gilt lettering. Original, Very Good Condition. Complete 4 volume set. Numerous engravings on steel and wood - 42 steel engraved plates, based on original drawings by Harry Fenn and J...

From PickfordsBooks

AU$1,955.00


Historical Fragments Of The Mogul Empire, Of The Morattoes, And Of The English Concerns In Indostan; From The Year M.DC.LIXÖ by ORME, Robert [1728-1801]

London: Printed For F.Wingrave, 1805. Second Enlarged Edition (first: 1782). Newly added in this edition are an account of the English establishment and of the East India Companyís trade at Broach and Surat, A General Idea of the Government and People o...

From D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)

$1,498.50


All Around the World, An Illustrated Record of Voyages, Travels and Adventures in All Parts of the Globe Volume IV by Ainsworth, W.F. (Editor)

New York: Selmar Hess This heavy volume was one of a series of books on geography, history, and travel published by Selmar Hess of New York. Although undated, my research of similar volumes in this series indicates that it was published between 1866 and ...

From Grimalkin Books

$247.99


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


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


Travels in Mexico and Life Among the Mexicans by Frederick A. Ober

Boson, MA: Estes and Lauriat, 1885. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good. Estes and Lauriat, 1885 1st Very Good RARE 1st Edition Copy Book is in Very Good condition considering over 130 yrs old! NOT EX-LIBRARY The camel cover is beautifully illustrated with blac...

From Hideaway Books

$310.80


Scotland Fly B.O.A.C.: Travel Poster by British Overseas Airways Corporation

Great Britain: British Overseas Airways Corporation No date, circa 1950's. Very Good, a 1/2" w at bottom tapering to 3" long chip bottom right corner, the only real fla, which could be covered by framing. Original silkscreen travel poster ...

From Dale Steffey Books

$500.00


Peking studies by Catleen, Ellen

84 pp., hardcover, cloth covered boards with a photograph inserted, one coloured map and numerous photographic illustrations and black and white sketches by Schiff throughout the text. Binding is a bit loose.Outer cover has a few spots of staining.Corners...

From Radovan Skolnik

€1,200.00


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