Idriess, Maps, Medical Instruments, Australiana

This auction we have a plethora of wonderful items.

We will have more treasures from the Ion Idriess Estate including manuscript material(Lots 1-100).

Lot 56 Idriess Original Artwork

A letter book concerning tin mining in Tumut New South Wales, railway and land purchases in MacDonaldtown Sydney from 1872 until 1891.

Exploration including: Mawson’s Home of Blizzard(Lot 688); Moresby New Guinea & Polynesia(Lot 146);  1787 Preparation for First Fleet(Lot 235); A rare utopian voyage to Australia 1692 Les Avantures de Jacques Sadeur dans la découverte et le voiage de la Terre Australe by Gabriel de Foigny(Lot 233).

Lot 270 Terrestrial Globe mid-late 19thC

We have a good lot of maps including a mini Terrestrial Globe from mid-late 19th Century(Lot 270); a 1699 map of New Guinea and North Australia(Lot 188); and a large map of Australia and China(Lot 237). Also on show, Sydney town plans including: Tambourine Bay 1884 Lane Cove(Lot 809); 1840 Gippstown(Lot 571); 1840 Balmain(Lot 570).

Lot 571 Gippstown Plan 1840

A wonderful collection of 19th Century medical instruments from the Estate of Dr Harrison. Included: Pasteur Chamberland Filter(Lot 756); Veedette Vibratory Massager (Lot 755) and Vagina Douche designed by Eguisier(Lot 763).

Lot 763 Vaginal Douche Eguisier

Notable first editions in this next sale are 1927 Hunting The Highbrow by Leonard Woolf(Lot 695) and Mein Kampf by Hitler(Lot 187.)

There are some Chinese publications 1970s Hand Made Cultural Revolution Flyers Gang of Four(Lot 479).

Numerous albumen prints including an epic panorama of Sydney in 1880s which features the Garden Palace by Bayliss(Lot 280).

An original woodcut, ‘The Rambler’ by Norman Lindsay Woodcut.(Lot 525).

Lot 525 Original Norman Lindsay Woodcut

Early architecture publications including: Lot 644 Overton’s Temple Builders(1766); Lot 272 Halfpenny’s Useful Architecture(1752) and Lot 271 Salmon Palladio Vade Medum(1745).

Lot 272 Useful Architecture Halfpenny 1752