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Maritime and Sporting

Maritime Books

The upper end of the market for Maritime books centres on travel and topographical accounts of the first voyages of discovery. As West Country auctioneers, we often uncover early works relating to the voyages of Captain Cook and set a world record price (£130,000) for a copy of Alexander Shaw's work of Cook's voyages, including actual samples of Tapa cloth collected on Cook's travels.

There are numerous publications relating to navigation, shipbuilding, cartography, sail-making, knots, ropework and upon historic sea engagements as well as individual ships and personalities that make up the book section within our maritime sales.


Brian Goodison-BlanksBrian Goodison-Blanks
Department Head

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Books and Manuscripts