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  ASIA 
 Central Asia 

GIBSON, John. [Map of the Caspian Sea and Independent Tartary]
A Map of the Routs of the Russian Embassy to Persia in 1746, on the Western Coast; also of Mr George Thompson's Journey on the East; And the Author's Travels on the South Coast; of the Caspian Sea. w.th Mr Van Mierop's Journey to Meschel. London, 1753. Coloured. 470 x 510mm.
A map of the Caspian Sea region, from 'An Historical Account of the British Trade Over the Caspian Sea' by Jonas Hanaway (1712-86), plotting the routes of several expeditions through the Caucasus and Intependent Tartary in the mid C18th. Many names made famous by the stories of the Silk Road, including Samarkand, Bokharia and Khiva are marked. An interesting note reads 'Mountains in which Persians pretend are Gold Mines'.
[Ref: 18045]    £725.00 ($975 • €824 rates)


ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste B. D'. [18th century map of the Caspian Sea]
Essai d'une Nouvelle Carte de la Mer Caspienne. Paris, 1754. Coloured. 530 x 265mm.
A map of the Caspian Sea, engraved by Guillaume Delahaye for D'Anville.
[Ref: 14113]    £175.00 ($235 • €199 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [Indian Ocean]
Carte Reduite De L'Ocean Oriental ou Mer des Indes. Seconde Edition. Paris: Dépôt de la Marine, 1767. Coloured. 600 x 860mm.
A large sea chart of the Indian Ocean, with the Cape of Good Hope, the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, the Philippines and Taiwan. The west coast of Australia is shown incomplete, highlighting how little of the charting had been confirmed. The title is within a fine cartouche featuring an elephant and lion.
[Ref: 13589]    £950.00 ($1,278 • €1,079 rates)


APRÈS DE MANNEVILLETTE, Jean Baptiste d'. [18th century nautical chart of Diego Garcia]
Carte des Isles et Dangers Situes au Nord-Est de l'Isle Madagascar... Paris: 1771. 335 x 495mm.
Antique sea chart of Diego Garcia and the surrounding islands, now the British Indian Ocean Territory. Published in 'Le Neptune Oriental'. Diego Garcia is the largest land mass in the Chagos Archipelago (which includes Peros Banhos, the Salomon Islands, the Three Brothers (islands), the Egmont Islands and the Great Chagos Bank)
[Ref: 12417]    £230.00 ($309 • €261 rates)


MORESBY, R. [Lithograph map of the Moresby's survey of the Maldives]
The Head of the Maldives from the late survey by Com. der Moresby I.N. London: James & Luke J. Hansard, 1837. 330 x 195mm.
Steam Navigation to India - 1837. Robert Moresby, a captain of the East India Company's Bombay Marine/Indian Navy reached the Maldives in 1835 to survey and chart the Maldivian seas for the British Admiralty. His charts were the first accurate maritime charts of the Indian Ocean atoll group. Below the image is the text 'Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, 15 July 1837. The lithographer was Saumel Arrowsmith.
[Ref: 15708]    £120.00 ($161 • €136 rates)


ATKINSON, James. [View of Bala-Hissar Fortress, overlooking Kabul]
The Balla Hissar and the city of Caubul, from the upper part of the citadel. London: Henry Graves & Co., 1842. Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Sheet size 325 x 440mm.
A view of Bala-Hissar Fortress, overlooking Kabul, Plate 20 from "Sketches of Afghanistan" by James Atkinson. Atkinson (1780-1852), a doctor, journalist and scholar of Persian, became surgeon to the 55th native Infantry in 1833. Between 1838 and 1841 he served in Kabul during the First Afghan War. Fortunately for him he left the country in December 1840 to become Superintending Surgeon of the Cawnpore Division, thus avoiding the massacre of Elphinstone's army when it was forced to retreat from Kabul the following year. Besides these drawings he also published his diary, as ' The Expedition into Affghanistan', also 1842, in which he compared the British invasion to the Stone of Sisyphus.
[Ref: 16218]    £500.00 ($673 • €568 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Antique map of Tibet, Mongolia and Manchuria]
Thibet, Mongolia and Mandchouria. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 260 x 330mm.
Decorative antique map of Tibet, Mongolia and Manchuria, with six vignette scenes, including views of Lassa and the Great Wall of China .
[Ref: 12615]    £120.00 ($161 • €136 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Mid 19th century map of Afghanistan & Pakistan]
Cabool, The Punjab and Beloochistan. London, J. & F. Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 270 x 340mm.
Antique map of Afghanistan & Pakistan, with the Punjab, with three vignette scenes, including a view of Lahore, and a decorative border.
[Ref: 18059]    £135.00 ($182 • €153 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Mid-19th century map of the Indian Ocean]
Islands in the Indian Ocean. London, J. & F. Tallis & Co., c.1851. Steel engraving, printed area 270 x 335mm.
Detailed map of the Indian Ocean with an an inset of Mauritius. Decorative vignettes of local scenes.
[Ref: 17754]    £150.00 ($202 • €170 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of the arena of the Great Game]
Independent Tartary. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 260 x 330mm.
Original map of Central Asia, including the Caspian, Kazakstan and Kyrgystan, with three vignette scenes of Tartar life. The area was the scene of the Great Game, a mixture of exploration, espionage and diplomacy, played between Russian and Britain, as the Russians attempted to push their empire south to British India. Marked on the map are the cities of Bukhara, Khiva, Merv and Tashkent, which had been unknown to outsiders less than fifty years before.
[Ref: 18065]    £150.00 ($202 • €170 rates)


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