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  ASIA 
 Central Asia 

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 ($301 • €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 ($157 • €136 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 ($196 • €170 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 ($196 • €170 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 ($627 • €544 rates)


K.K. MILIT GEOGRAFISCHEN INSTITUTE. [Wall map of Central Asia]
General-Karte von Central-Asien bearbeitet nach den besten und neuesten Russischen u. Englischen quellen. Vienna, 1874. Lithographic map with outline colour, dissected and laid on linen, marbled covers, folded into original green gilt boards. 1320 x 1550mm.
An incredibly detailed large map of Central Asia, detailing the competition between Russia and Britain for territory known as the 'Great Game'. The extents are Muscat in Arabia east to Brahmapur and Kazakhstan south to the Gulf of Cambay.
[Ref: 12041]    £2,500.00 ($3,268 • €2,835 rates)


DEASY, Henry Hugh Peter. [One of the first detailed maps of Tibet]
Part of Tibet and Sin-Chiang (Chinese Turkestan) Showing the surveys of Captain H.H.P. Deasy Assisted by Sub-Surveyors S.D., R.D., & S.R. of the Survey of India from 1896-1899. London: R.G.S., 1900. Chromolithograph. Printed area 600 x 560mm. Original binding folds.
A map showing parts of Tibet and Xinjiang in China, marking the route of Deasy through the region. Thus there are corridors of incredibe detail surrounded by large blank areas he did not survey. Marked on his route are Khotan (Hotan), Yarkand (once an important oasis on the SIlk Road) and Kashgar. This map was published for the Geographical Journal, house magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, who awarded Deasy a Gold Medal the same year for surveying nearly 40,000 square miles of the Himalayas. Deasy was one of the first Westerners to write a detailed account of Tibet, 'In Tibet and Chinese Turkestan: Being the record of three years' exploration' (1901). He then became a pioneer of the British motor industry, driving a car non-stop between London and Glasgow in 1903. He formed the Deasy Motor Company n 1906, which evolved into Hawker Siddeley, which becamew part of Rolls Royce.
[Ref: 15159]    £250.00 ($327 • €284 rates)


 India 

PTOLEMY, Claudius. [Early map of Pakistan]
[Nona Asie] Tabula. Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Original hand colour with blue finishing on the sea area and rivers. Woodcut, 410 x 550mm. Lower margin trimmed into border by 3 mm.
Rare antique map of Pakistan and Afghanistan, from an early German edition of Ptolemy, with metal-type lettering within a coloured trapezoid border, with a Latin-text on verso with a coloured capital. The Arabian peninsula from an early German edition of Ptolemy, within a trapezoid border with metal type for the lettering. The title is on the verso with a Latin-text description, with a coloured capital. The map was originally published by Lienhart Holle in an edition of Ptolemy’s 'Geography' with revisions by the cartographer Nicolaus Germanus Donis. This was the first European atlas published outside Italy and the first to be illustrated with woodcut maps. Soon afterwards Holle went bankrupt, probably because of the cost of producing the atlas, and Reger acquired the rights to the 'Geography', reissuing the second and last edition of this version in 1486.
[Ref: 12238]    £2,800.00 ($3,660 • €3,175 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early townplans of Calechut, Cannanore, Elmina and Hormuz]
Calechut Celeberrimum Indiæ Emporium; Ormus; Canonor; S.Georgii Oppidum Mina nuncupatum... Cologne, 1572-, Latin text edition. Coloured. 335 x 475mm.
Four views on one plate, showing some of the few non-European townplans published in Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first atlas of printed townplans. Calicut and Cannanore are on the south-west coast of India; 'St. George Oppidum Mina' is Elmina, the famous slave fort on the Gold Coast of Ghana; and Hormuz guards the entrance to the Persian Gulf.
[Ref: 16864]    £600.00 ($784 • €680 rates)


VARTHEMA, Ludovico di. [Map of Northern India from Varthema's Travels]
Cambaia. Leipzig: Heironymus Megister, 1610. 75 x 115mm.
Map of Northern India, engraved by Heinrich Gross jnr. for a German edition of the travels of Ludovico di Varthema (or Barthema, c. 1470-1517), the first non-Muslim European to enter Mecca as a pilgrim. Born in Bologna, he travelled to Egypt and Syria in 1503, where he learned enough to enlist as a Mamluk in Damascus. Under this cover he made the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina as one of the Mamluk escort of the Hajj caravan the same year. His account has satisfied later scholars, including Richard Burton, as authentic. From Arabia he travelled to India, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Borneo & the Moluccas. In 1506, wishing to return home, he joined the Portuguese garrison at Kannur in India, with whom he stayed untill he could join a ship returning to Europe in late 1507. His account then describes the east coast of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope, St Helena, Ascension and the Azores before landing at Lisbon. He returned to Italy, publishing this account for the first time in 1510. Not in Tibbetts.
[Ref: 13207]    £320.00 ($418 • €363 rates)


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