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 Far East 

HEYDT. Johann Wolfgang. [A scarce sea chart of south-east Asia]
[South East Asia.] Wilhermsdorf: J.C. Tetschner, 1744. 245 x 270mm.
Map of south-east Asia, including Indonesia, India, Java, Sumatra, Japan, Taiwan and the north coast of Australia, from Heydt's 'Allerneuster geographisch- und topographischer Schau-Platz von Africa und Ost-Indien'. Johann Wolfgang Heydt was a German who joined the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1733, leaving for the east that year. He spend over two year in Sri Lanka before moving to Batavia. However he was allowed to resign for health reasons in 1740, after which he returned to Germany. He produced this book four years later, engraving his sketches himself.From Allerneuster geographisch- und topographischer Schau-Platz von Africa und Ost-Indie.
[Ref: 17784]    £2,250.00 ($2,864 • €2,527 rates)

HOMANN HEIRS. [Two-sheet 18th Century map of India & the Far East]
Carte des Indes Orientales... Nuremberg, 1748. Original colour with additions. Two sheets conjoined , total 520 x 890mm.
Larger than the standard Homann format, this map shows the Far East from India and the Maldives to the Philippines and the uncertain coastlines of New Guinea. The title is within a fine martial cartouche, representing the stuggles of the European powers for control in the area. The map is dedicated to William IV, Prince of Orange-Nassau (1711-51), a Director-General of the Dutch East India Company and son-in-law of George II of Great Britain.
[Ref: 11459]    £1,200.00 ($1,528 • €1,348 rates)

BONNE, Rigobert. [Four sheet map of the East Indies]
Carte Hydro-Geo-Graphique des Indes Orientales en deça et au dela du Gange avec leur Archipel. Paris, Lattré, 1771. Original colour. 4 sheets conjoined, total 595 x 830mm.
From India east to the Philippines, Borneo, Java, the Celebes & Timor and Formosa. Marked across areas are the directions of the prevailing winds at different times of the year.
[Ref: 10192]    £550.00 ($700 • €618 rates)

ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century four-sheet map of the East Indies]
Indie Orientali di Quà e di la Dal Gange col Loro Arcipelago. Venice, c.1784. Original colour. Four sheets, each 325 x 420mm.
A four-sheet map of south-east Asia, showing Afghanistan, India and the Maldives in the west, Indochina, the Philippines and Indonesia in the east.
[Ref: 9423]    £725.00 ($923 • €814 rates)

ZATTA, Antonio. [Chinese Tartary and Korea]
La Tartaria Chinese. Venice, 1784. Original outline colour. 325 x 420mm.
Eighteenth century Italian map of the Far East, covering parts of China, Korea, Mongolia and the Japanese island of Hokkaido ('Jeso-Gasima'), then unmapped by the West.
[Ref: 18969]    £250.00 ($318 • €281 rates)

FADEN, William. [Miniature map of The East Indies]
The East Indies according to the General Acceptation. London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of the East Indies engraved by T. Foot for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16362]    £80.00 ($102 • €90 rates)


WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. [The first map of China printed in Europe]
[Ta. Superioris Indiae et Tartariae Maioris.] Strasbourg, Johannes Grüninger & Anton Koberger, 1525. Woodcut, trapezoid, printed area (at most) 290 x 460mm. Minor damp staining at edges.
A very important map of China, the first 'modern' map of the area, covering China, Tibet, Tartary and Japan, published in the Wäldseemüller's smaller format edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia'. Unlike most of the maps in this work it was not a deduction of a map from the larger Wäldseemüller editions of 1513-1520, but a completely new map. It had been prepared for a new 'Chronica mundi' being written by Wäldseemüller which was abandoned after his death. Wäldseemüller has expanded the Ptolemaic map by adding information on Tartary and Japan gleaned from the accounts of Marco Polo. Japan is a large island called Zipangri, a name derived from the Chinese 'Land of the Rising Sun', which Polo learned about from the Chinese. The first recorded European visit to Japan was not until the landing of the Portuguese Alvarado in Okinawa, 1542. First issued in 1522, this second edition has the title, as above, is on the reverse, with a descriptive text in Latin, with woodcut columns and an astronomical diagram MAPFORUM.COM 8; WALTER 'Japan, A Cartographic Vision', No.3.
[Ref: 18964]    £5,000.00 ($6,365 • €5,615 rates)

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Early 17th century miniature map of China]
China. Amsterdam, 1610, Latin text edition. Coloured, 150 x 185mm.
A miniature map of China, orientated with north to the right, depicting Korea as an island. Hondius reduced his own folio map of 1606 for the 'Atlas Minor', which was published between 1606 and 1621, when the plates were sold to a London publisher and new plates made. WALTER: OAG 13.
[Ref: 18285]    £480.00 ($611 • €539 rates)

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Ortelius's landmark map of China]
Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis, nova descriptio. auctore Ludovicio Georgio. Antwerp, 1608-12, Italian text edition. Original colour. 370 x 470mm. Laid on canvas to reinforce verdigris weaknesses.
The most decorative map of China. Oriented with north to the right, there are cartouches for the title, scale and privilege; on the map are elephants, Tartar tents and land-yachts. Japan has an extra landmass to the east, with its further reaches hidden by the scale cartouche. The Philippines appear, but with little accuracy or detail; they were not even named until the second state (c.1588). WALTER: 11f, illus; VAN DEN BROECKE: 164, state 3 of 3, with the Philippines named and some extra strengthening of the engraving.
[Ref: 15820]    £4,500.00 ($5,729 • €5,054 rates)

JANSSON, Jan. [An early example of this classic 17th century map of China]
China Veteribus Sinarum regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta. Amsterdam, c.1636, German text edition. Original colour. 410 x 500mm. Small repair to bottom of centre fold, well outside the engraved area.
The map shows not only China but also the whole of Japan, the 'island' of Korea and Luzon in the Philippines. A large title cartouche with exotic Chinese figures in full colour fills the gap top right, where the enigma of 'Ezo' was to confuse Europeans until the late 18th century. This example has the pagination erased and 'GG' written in ink: 'ff' was the pagination of the first issue of the map, in a German edition of 1636. KOEMAN: Me 42.
[Ref: 18401]    £1,400.00 ($1,782 • €1,572 rates)

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