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Our second major catalogue of the year marks the 200th anniversary of Louis de Freycinet’s arrival in Western Australia. See item 21 for the wonderful Hydrographical Atlas from this voyage. This was Louis’ second visit, his first was as the cartographer-surveyor for the Baudin expedition, a fine account of which is included (see item 2), as well as the only published portrait of him (see item 18).


Before European landfall, Macrobius posits the existence of a Great South Land with his brilliant mapping of the…

Featured Acquisitions | Travel | Douglas Stewart Fine Books

We are pleased to present Travel, a list containing over 70 books and maps from the last three centuries describing the geography and ethnography of regions on all continents, and European discoveries by land and sea across the globe.

Highlights include a rare French 18th century children’s board game in the form of a Mappe-Monde; examples of both the coloured and non-coloured editions of White’s First Fleet account, Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales (1790); a Philips’ floor globe for merchant shippers (1925); and a wide selection of maps depicting most parts of the world.

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Wearable Ikebana Workshop | Kazari + Ziguzagu

SPRING RACING CARNIVAL WEARABLE IKEBANA – Create a stunning wearable ikebana fascinator or statement piece to enhance your track side outfit. 

On Sunday 28th October award winning flower designer Shoso Shimbo will host a 2 hour long Ikebana workshop at Kazari + Ziguzagu.

Learn how to make a stunning wearable flower arrangement inspired by a 500 year old tradition, just in time for the 2018 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Shoso Shimbo is of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana and will discuss the history and culture of Ikebana, as well as…

The Johnston Collection’s annual Summer | Christmas exhibition HOME MADE GOOD


HOME MADE GOOD | Christmas at TJC 18 | 19

The Johnston Collection’s annual Summer | Christmas exhibition HOME MADE GOOD opens next month continuing our tradition of collaborations with contemporary makers.

This year we have commissioned mostly Melbourne-based artists and collectives to ‘create new works based on old objects’ with both contemporary and customary responses offering an ‘inspired’ interpretation of the Collection.

Artists and collectives include Hannah Gartside, Hotham Street Ladies, Anita Mertzlin, Les Morgan, Barbara Porter, Robyn Rich, Dear Songsuwan from KAMI,The Bond Family, The Country Women’s Association…

The silver service wine tasting

Twenty five lucky people were able to compare the taste of wine drunk from a silver goblet with that of a glass at the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Fair at the White Bay Cruise Terminal in Rozelle last month.

On offer were fine wines provided by Wine Selectors Australia and a variety of fine silver vessels to enable a direct comparison to be made.

The format was simple. Each patron was offered a sample of wine in a glass, then the same wine in a silver goblet and then again in a glass. Each wine was carefully chosen by the…

Michael Reid | Sydney Contemporary 2018: Preview

Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin at Sydney Contemporary 2018

13 – 16 September

Booth F05

Presenting new work by Dr. Christian Thompson AO, Alesandro Ljubicic, Joan Ross, Marc Etherington, John Honeywill, Robert Malherbe, Michael Peck, Jordan Richardson and Petrina Hicks.

NEW works will be previewed from next week.

Please register for the pre-release on the links below:

Dr. Christian Thompson AO – Preview NEW works next week

Alesandro Ljubicic – Preview NEW works next week

Hordern House | September News

detail from CONRADI, Petrus and V. van der PLAATS, Publishers.

Batavia, De Hoofdstad van Neerlands O. Indien….Amsterdam and Harlingen, 1783

The East Indies capital of the VOC

AUD $11,850

September News

From the Age of discovery to the Enlightenment: our September list celebrates the explosion of eighteenth century voyages with many of the key figures represented. The earliest include accounts by Dampier and Torquemada (important in the literature of Pacific exploration because of Torquemada’s account of Quiros’s voyage of 1605); through to Anson’s famous mid-century voyage into the Pacific and the great…

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