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  ASIA 
 China 

HARRIS, John. [18th Century town plan of Peking]
Plans of the Old & New City of Peking ye Metropolis of China. London, 1746. Coloured. 350 x 215mm.
Published in John Harris’ 'Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels'.
[Ref: 17480]    £400.00 ($515 • €438 rates)


BARROW, John. [A detailed chart of Macao at the end of the 18th century]
A Plan of the City and Harbour of Macao, A Colony of the Portugueze situated at the southern extremity of the Chinese Empire. London, George Nicol, 1796. Coloured. 740 x 560mm.
A large chart of Macao published in George Staunton’s 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', Britain's first official embassy to China. The town is shown in detail, with a 37-point key in English listing Forts, Parishes, Colleges, Covents, Chapels and other buildings of interest including the Customs House and the English Factory. Lord Macartney was the first British ambassador to China, arriving in 1793 and ordered to leave the same year. However in the short time the embassy was in the country much was learned about China, and the groundwork was laid for the founding of Hong Kong less than fifty years later.
[Ref: 15777]    £1,200.00 ($1,544 • €1,315 rates)


Anonymous. [A Chinese map of Beijing]
['A Complete Map of The Capital']. China, c.1890. Some old colour. Woodcut, sheet 495 x 470mm. Laid on archival paper.
A detailed plan of Beijing within the city walls, titled and labelled with Chinese characters. The gates in the city walls are depicted in perspective and the single coloured line marks the railway.
[Ref: 17576]    £1,900.00 ($2,445 • €2,082 rates)


DORN, Frank. [A fascinating pictorial map of Beijing]
A Map and History of Peiping; formerly known as Peking; capital of provinces, princedoms and kingdoms since 1121 B.C.; in 1264 A.D. the capital of the Mongol Empire of Kublai Khan; made the capital of the Ming Empire through the Ming and Ching Dynasties; and now a city which will live long in the memory of man as one of the greatest the world has ever known. Beijing: Peiyang Press, 1936. Colour-printed wood-engraving. Sheet 860 x 755mm. Original folds reinforced on verso, laid on fine canvas.
Very interesting pictorial map of Beijing, drawn by an American officer who was a military attaché in China during the 1930s and published the year before the official start of the Second Sino-Japanese War. It features vignettes of Chinese history from 1100 BC to 1927 as well as modern tourist attractions including golf and race courses. This is an early state: the flag of the German legation is the short-lived national flag used 1933-5 (black/white/red horizontal stripes), replaced by the Nazi flag with the swastica on most examples on this map. Frank Dorn (1901-81) was a graduate of West Point (where he picked up the life-long nickname of 'Pinky'), before being posted to Beijing in 1934 to help gather intelligence on Japanese aggression. He immersed himself in the language and culture of the city, researching the Forbidden City and collecting antiquities. When war with Japan broke out Dorn became chief-of-staff to L.t General Joseph Stilwell, with a rank of Colonel. At one point relations between the Americans and the leader of the Chinese Kuomintang, Chiang Kai-shek, were so bad that Dorn was ordered to prepare a plan to assassinate him. Although Dorn suggested giving Chiang a faulty parachute and sabotaging his plane authorisation was never given. After his retirement as Brigadier General in 1953 Dorn wrote a number of books including 'The Sino-Japanese War, 1937-41', 1974. BAGBY: The Eagle-Dragon Alliance, 1992.
[Ref: 17878]    £4,000.00 ($5,148 • €4,384 rates)


Anonymous. [A bird's-eye view of West Lake, Hangzhou]
[Chinese characters] Hang Zhou Xi Hu Guan Jing Tu. Hangzhou? n.d., c.1955. Chromolithograph. Sheet 530 x 760mm.
An elevated view of Xi Hu (West Lake), a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, with numerous temples, pagodas and gardens. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
[Ref: 17596]    £650.00 ($837 • €712 rates)


 Philippines 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [A 17th Century miniature prospect of Manila]
Manille. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 110mm.
A bird's eye view of the town and harbour of Manilla, showing the castle, traditional dwellings and galleons in port. From Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 17504]    £325.00 ($418 • €356 rates)


 Indonesia 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Batavia]
Citadelle de Batavia; Batavia. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 140 x 100mm.
Two views of Jakarta on one sheet.
[Ref: 7948]    £150.00 ($193 • €164 rates)


 India 

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 ($772 • €658 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Goa]
Goa. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 110mm. Small wormhole in wide margin.
Plan of Goa, after Linschoten, published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 8678]    £90.00 ($116 • €99 rates)


MACKENZIE, William. [Plan of Delhi during the Indian Mutiny]
Plan of Delhi 1857-58. Edinburgh, 1860. Original colour. Lithograph 160 x 240mm.
Colour lithograph plan of Delhi engraved by Guyot and Wood for a history of the Indian Mutiny.
[Ref: 17183]    £250.00 ($322 • €274 rates)


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