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FER, Nicolas de. [17th century miniature map of Asia]
L'Asie divisée en ses regions et principaux etats. Paris, 1685. Coloured. 150 x 180mm
Miniature map of Asia, engraved by Desbrulins for de Fer's 'Methode pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie', first published the year before.
[Ref: 17837]    £220.00 ($282 • €246 rates)

WEIGEL, Christoph. [Miniature map of Asia with fine colour]
Asiae Nova Delineatio Nuremberg, 1738. Original colour. 125 x175mm.
Scarce, decorative map of Asia from an A.F. Zurner atlas.
[Ref: 17781]    £195.00 ($250 • €218 rates)

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [Classic 18th century map of Asia]
Asia cum omnibus Imperiis Provinciis, Statibus et Insulis... Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour with additions to the cartouches. 500 x 585mm.
A decorative map of Asia, with two fine cartouches representing the wealth and culture of the continent. Both 'Yedso' and 'Companie Land' appear above Japan; Novaya Zemla is connected to mainland Russia; and New Britain is depicted in a squarish shape, expanded from the southern coast mapped by Dampier in 1700.
[Ref: 18432]    £780.00 ($1,002 • €873 rates)

DANET, Guillaume. [A scarce French map of Asia]
L'Asie Dressée Sur de nouveaux Memoires Assujetis aux observations Astronomiq. Corrigée et Augmentée... Paris: Louis Charles Desnos, 1760. Original colour. 515 x 725mm.
A large and decorative map of Asia, surrounded by a border containing the arms of Asian countries (including Cyprus), with the left and bottom borders dedicated to the Emperor of Japan and his nobles. On the map the semi-mythical land of Jesso joins Kamchatka, and the title cartouche hides the eastern end of 'Terre de Compagnie' in the North Pacific. Danet was the son-in-law and successor of De Fer, and republished many of his maps, but this item is apparently a new work, one of series of World and Continents originally published 1729-32.
[Ref: 16494]    £2,200.00 ($2,825 • €2,462 rates)

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Eighteenth century map of Asia]
L'Asie, dresseé pour l'étude de la Géographie... Paris, Desnos, 1765. Coloured. 300 x 340mm. Top margin slightly trimmed
Map of Asia within a decorative title cartouche and a separately-printed rococco frame-like border.The map is of special interest because of the appearance of ' Mer de Corée 'in the sea between Korea and Japan. Prepared by Louis Brion de la Tour and published by Louis Charles Desnos, active in Paris at rue St.Jacques
[Ref: 18961]    £350.00 ($449 • €392 rates)

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [An uncommon 18th Century Italian map of Asia]
L'Asia Secondo Le ultime osservazioni Divisa ne'suoi Stati Principali. Rome, 1788. Original colour. 340 x 480mm.
A rare map of Asia which extends to include all of the East Indies. One of the first maps to name Alaska (written here as Alghka). The decorative title cartouche features a female allegorical figure of Asia, flanked by putti and a camel. The cartouche effectively obscures Australia.
[Ref: 18132]    £580.00 ($745 • €649 rates)

FADEN, William. [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.
[Ref: 16358]    £75.00 ($96 • €84 rates)

SOCIETE CHALCOGRAFIQUE. 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.
[Ref: 7742]    £650.00 ($835 • €727 rates)

WYLD, James. [A contemporary map of the 'Great Game']
Map of the Countries lying between Turkey and Birmah, Comprising Asia Minor, Persia, India, Egypt & Arabia, and including the Black, Caspian & Red Seas. London: James Wyld, 1839. Engraved map with original hand colour, dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 790 x 1075mm, with original slipcase with printed publisher's label.
A detailed map showing from the Eastern Mediterranean and the Nile, east through Arabia, Persia, the Tartar khanates and Afghanistan, to the borders of China and Burma. The two insets show the waterways of the Bosphorus and the Dandanelles. It ostensibly shows the land and sea routes to India, but of greater interest is the depiction of the theatre of the 'Great Game' during one of its pivotal phases, the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42). The 'Great Game' was a name coined by the British intelligence agent Arthur Conelly for the competition between Great Britain and Russia for control of the khanates of Central Asia (for example Bukhara), the lands that kept the Russians from threatening the northern borders of British India. At the time this map was published the British had invaded Afghanistan in an attempt to make the country a buffer state. However the following year the Kabul garrison was slaughtered as it retreated through Gandamak Pass towards the safety of India. The same year Conolly was publicly beheaded in a square in Bukhara. The ownership inscription is that of General Thomas Montagu Steele (1820-90), dated 1846 when, as a young officer in the Coldstream Guards, he was aide-de-camp to the governor of Madras. During the Crimean War he was military secretary to Lord Raglan and was mentioned in dispatches, earning himself the appointment as aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria in 1855. He was made Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the Birthday Honours of 1871 and promoted to full general in 1877.
[Ref: 18753]    £625.00 ($803 • €699 rates)

JOHNSTON, A.K. [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.
[Ref: 12310]    £1,800.00 ($2,311 • €2,014 rates)

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