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  AMERICA 
 Hawaii 

VANDERMAELEN, Philippe. [A large-format map of Hawaii with a second text sheet]
Océanique. Iles Sandwich. No.3. [&] Partie des Iles Mariannes. No.2. Brussels, 1827. Original colour. Lithographic map, 490 x 550mm, with another sheet containing a continuation of an extensive text description. Fine condition, wide margins.
An uncommon map of the Hawaiian Islands, published in the 'Atlas Universel de Geographie', the first atlas to include every map on the same scale, 1:1,641,836. An extensive French text describing the islands starts under the map of the islands and continues on the second sheet showing the Marianne Islands.
[Ref: 14576]    £800.00 ($1,056 • €896 rates)


  ASIA 
 Philippines 

VANDERMAELEN, Philippe. [The 'complete' set of 6 maps of the Philippines]
Océanique. Partie des Iles Philippines. [Plates 4, 6, 7, 14, 15 & 5.] Brussels, 1827. Six sheets, lithographs with original colour. Each c.490 x 550mm.
A group of five maps showing all the land of the Philippines, plus a map of the Mariannes which contains an extensive French-language description of the Philippines. The 'Atlas Universel' was the first atlas to have every map on the same scale, 1:1,641,836, meaning some of the more remote regions of the world were shown in unprecedented detail. It is quite uncommon to find the complete set of the maps with the extra text sheet.
[Ref: 16503]    £2,500.00 ($3,300 • €2,800 rates)


 Arabia 

VANDERMAELEN, Philippe. [Detailed map of Yemen and the entrance to the Red Sea]
Partie de l'Arabie. Brussels, 1827. Original colour. 480 x 570mm.
A map of Yemen and Bab-el-Mandeb, the entrance to the Red Sea, marking Aden. It was published in the 'Atlas Universel de Geographie', the first atlas to have every map on the same scale, 1:1,641,836. Because of this standardisation it was the first time that some areas of the world were shown with any detail. Even before the operning of the Suez Canal in 1869 the region was important to British shipping on route to India, which was falling prey to pirates. In 1839. twelve years after the publication of this map, the East India Company occupied Aden to use as a base to fight piracy. Vandermaelen's atlas contains a landmark map in the cartography of Arabia: one of the other sheets shows Riyadh for the first time on a Western printed map.
[Ref: 13705]    £600.00 ($792 • €672 rates)


VANDERMAELEN, Philippe. [Detailed map of Oman, with Muscat marked]
Partie de L'Arabie. Asie No 92. Brussels, 1827. Original colour. 460 x 530mm.
Showing part of the Arabian peninsula, including Oman, with Muscat and the island of Marirah also marked. Published in the 'Atlas Universel de Geographie', the first atlas to have every map on the same scale, 1:1,641,836. Because of this standardisation it was the first time that some areas of the world were shown with any detail. However the interior of thre peninsula is mostly blank and some of the coastal features are incorrect.
[Ref: 14074]    £750.00 ($990 • €840 rates)


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