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[Classic 18th century map of Asia] Asia cum omnibus Imperiis Provinciis, Statibus et Insulis... Augsburg, c.1730. Bright original colour. 500 x 585mm. Narrow top margin.
A decorative map of Asia, with two fine cartouches in full colour representing the wealth and culture of the continent. Both 'Yedso' and 'Companie Land' appear above Japan.
($813 • €754 rates)
NOLIN, Jean Baptiste.
[Antique map of the Asian continent] L'Asie Divisee en ses Grandes Regions et Principaux Etats. Paris, Daumont, c. 1760. Coloured. 210 x 305mm.
Antique map of Asia, with its regions and states, from Constantinople to Japan, and from the Arctic Circle to New Guinea. With the mythical Companies Land located east of Japan.
($188 • €174 rates)
RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de.
[An 18th century playing-card map of Asia] Asia Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 65mm.
A rare miniature map of Asia engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'.
($625 • €580 rates)
[Miniature map of Asia] Asia from the latest Observations Regulated by Russian Map of Siberia. London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of Asia engraved by William Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
($94 • €87 rates)
L'Asie Diviseé Dan Ses Principaux États, Empires, et Royaumes dressé et augmentée des plus exactes nouvelles decouvertes qui ont fait en plusieurs fois les plus celebres Capitains Cook et Meares. Venice: la Societè Chalcografique, 1799. Original colour. 480 x 640mm.
Large map of Asia, in the style of Zatta but much larger.
($813 • €754 rates)
[Wall map of Asia] Asia. To Major James Rennell, Esq.r F.R.S. &c. &c. This Map is Inscribed, by His much Obliged Humble Servant A: Arrowsmith, Hydrographer to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. London: Arrowsmith, 1801. Original colour. Four sheets, each c. 630 x 730mm, total joined approx. 1260 x 1470mm. Slight damage to left margin on each sheet.
A superbly detailed wall map, marking the routes of the explorers. It is a significant advance on other maps of the period, incorporating the work of surveyors like James Rennell, to whom the map was dedicated. Rennell was surveyor-general of the East India Company's dominions in Bengal and the information published in his 'Bengal Atlas' in 1779 appears here. Arrowsmith has also included topographical detail like mountain ranges in remarkable detail in regions as remote as Tibet.
($2,500 • €2,320 rates)
[Map of Asia] Asie par J.B. Poirson; Ingen. Geographe. Paris. Coloured. 1803. 430mm x 350mm.
Early nineteenth century antique map of Asia.
($138 • €128 rates)
[Map of Asia with illustrated borders] Asie. Paris, A. Combette, c.1850. Original body colour with additions to the decorative borders. 310 x 410mm.
Steel engraving, with a highly decorative engraved border, with vignettes of costumes and animals, published in the Atlas Universel Illustré.
($156 • €145 rates)
[Mid-19th century map of Asia with vignettes] Asia. London, J. & F. Tallis, 1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 250 x 320 mm.
Antique map of the continent of Asia, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases to be produced. Five vignettes scenes includes Petra in Jordan.
($238 • €220 rates)
[A 19th century wall map of Asia in fine original colour] Stanford's Library Map of Asia constructed by A. Keith Johnston F.R.S.E., F.R.G.S. &c. London, Edward Stanford, 1862, First Edition. Dissected and laid on linen edged in blue silk, total 1550 x 1720mm, loose within black morocco covers. Paper lightly toned, some slight spotting.
A monumental antique map of Asia, with the British possessions marked in red.
($2,250 • €2,088 rates)
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