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  ASIA 
 Central Asia 

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 ($231 • €200 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [Mid-18th century map of the Maldives]
Carte des Isles Maldives. Paris, 1758. Coloured. 230 x 170mm.
Published in Volume 8 of Abbé Prveost's 'Histoire Générale des Voyages'.
[Ref: 18365]    £110.00 ($145 • €126 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 ($304 • €263 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 ($158 • €137 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 ($660 • €572 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Mid-19th century map of Tibet and Mongolia]
Thibet, Mongolia and Mandchouria. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 260 x 330mm.
With six vignette scenes, including views of Lassa and the Great Wall of China .
This item is currently on reserve


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 ($198 • €172 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 ($198 • €172 rates)


WALKER, J. & C. [19th Century Map of Afghanistan]
Bokhara, Afghanistan, Beloochistan, &C. London, Charles Knight; 1852. Original outline colour. 420 x 355mm.
Map made for the SDUK (Society for the Diffusion of Useful knowledge), centred on Afghanistan (referred to as Kabool). Shows Bokhara, Afghanistan and part of Persia.
[Ref: 17165]    £150.00 ($198 • €172 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century old sea chart of south west India with the Maldives]
Costa Occidental de la India. Hoya IV. Comprehende desde Cochin à Cabo Comorin segun los trabajos ingleses mas modernas. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1870. Touches of original colour. 650 x 990mm. With the blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A scarce Spanish antique nautical chart of the seas off south west India, with the northern islands of the Maldives. Copied from English charts, the lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12282]    £480.00 ($634 • €549 rates)


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