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  ASIA 

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 ($1,017 • €875 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 ($2,869 • €2,468 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 ($756 • €651 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 ($98 • €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 ($848 • €729 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 ($2,347 • €2,020 rates)


 Far East 

GASTALDI, Giacomo. [Rare 16th century woodblock map of the East Indies]
Terza Ostro Tavola. Venice, G.B.Ramusio, 1556. Trapizoid, woodcut 290 x (at greatest) 385mm. Tiny restoration to stitch holes at the centrefold as usual, otherwise an excellent example
An unusual depiction of the Far East, orientated with north to the bottom of the map. Thus it shows the Ganges, Sumatra (also titled Taprobana) and the Malay Peninsula on the right; Java Major and Minor, Amboine, Timor and the Philippines in the top left quandrant; and China (with Canton marked) and Japan (here called Cympagu, after Marco Polo), bottom left. This is the very first European map drawn upside down that mentioned the word ' Filipina ' (also referred as the birth certificate of the Philippines). This map is very rare: after it appeared in the first edition of Ramusio's 'Delle navigationi et viaggi' the block was destroyed in a fire at the printing house the following year and was replaced by a copper-engraved version, also by Gastaldi WALTER 10; SUAREZ: p.130, 'landmark in Southeast Asian cartography', fig.74 (copperplate).
[Ref: 18440]    £6,500.00 ($8,476 • €7,293 rates)


DE JODE, Gerard. [16th century map of the Far East]
Tertiae partis Asiae quæ modernis Indi orientalis dicitur acurata delineatio. Autore Iacobo Castaldo Pedmontano. Gerardus de Iode excudebat. Antwerp, 1593, Latin text edition. 325 x 495mm.
The Far East, with India, the Malay Peninsula (with 'Cingatola'), the Philippines & Moluccas, engraved c.1566, this example from the 1593 edition of De Jode's 'Speculum Orbis Terrae', published two years after his death by his widow and son. This was to be the last edition: after the death of Cornelis De Jode in 1600 the plates were bought by Vrients, then the owner of the Ortelius plates, merely to stop their re-issue. Some of the most famous names in cartography of this period appear on this map: De Jode was the great rival of Ortelius, with whom he had a long-running feud; Gastaldi, De Jode's source, is best known for the appearance of his maps in the 'Lafreri-type' atlases; and Lucas & Jan van Doeticum, the engravers, are renowned for the flair of their work for Waghenaer, Linschoten and Ortelius. KOEMAN: Jod 2.
[Ref: 7593]    £6,500.00 ($8,476 • €7,293 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A 17th century miniature map of the East Indies]
Insulæ Indiae orientalis. Amsterdam, 1610, Latin text edition. Coloured. 145 x 195mm.
A miniature map of the East Indies, first published in 1607 in the Mercator/Hondius 'Atlas Minor', reduced from Hondius's own folio map. It shows from Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula east to New Guinea, and north to Indochina, the Philippines and the Mariana Islands. In 1621 the printing plate was sold to a London publisher, who republished it in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies'. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 18356]    £480.00 ($626 • €539 rates)


BLOME, Richard. [The first folio map of Tartary engraved in England]
A General Mapp of the Kingdoms of Tartaria. Designed by Monsieur Sanson, Geographer to the French King, and Rendred into English by Rick: Blome: by his Ma.tys Especiall Command. London, 1670. 265 x 400mm. A very fine impression.
A scarce map of Tartary, engraved by Thomas Burnford and published in Blome's 'Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World'. It shows from the Caspian Sea east to the Great Wall of China. Blome financed his publications by selling space on his maps for the armorials of subscribers: here we have a dedication to Roger Vaughan (1641-72) of Bredwardine and Moccas. 'Flagellum Parliamentarium: Being Sarcastic Notices of Nearly Two Hundred Members of the First Parliament after the Restoration' describes Vaughan as ‘A pitiful pimping bedchamber-man to his Highness, and Captain of a foot Company’ (Charles II. He was killed at the naval Battle of Sole Bay, leaving his estate deep in debt.
[Ref: 15176]    £350.00 ($456 • €393 rates)


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