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  AMERICA 
 Cuba 

VERNET, Joseph. [View of Havana harbour]
Entree au Port de l'Havane. Gravee d'apres le Tableau de Vernet. Paris, c. 1780. 180 x 230mm, wide generous margins.
View of Havana Harbour, engraved by Heyden from a painting by Joseph Vernet.
[Ref: 17575]    £400.00 ($514 • €448 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Chart of Havana Harbour]
Havanna. Engrav'd for Luffmans Select Plans. 59. London: Luffman, 1802. 165 x 130mm. Stitch holes in margin.
Sea chart of Havana Harbour, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'.
[Ref: 12805]    £150.00 ($193 • €168 rates)


  ASIA 
 China 

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 ($1,541 • €1,343 rates)


Anonymous. [A locally-published plan of Victoria, Hong Kong]
Plan of the City of Victoria, Hong Kong. 1874. Reduced from the Government Plan, & Published for ''The Chronicle & Directory for China, Japan, The Philippines, &c." Hong Kong: Daily Press Office, 1874. Lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 280 x 890mm. Binding folds flattened.
A scarce plan of Victoria on a scale of 160 feet to an inch, showing from Kennedy Town east to Causeway Bay. The 'Chronicle' was an an annual guide for trading in the Far East.
[Ref: 18678]    £2,200.00 ($2,825 • €2,462 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 ($5,136 • €4,476 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 ($835 • €727 rates)


 Philippines 

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [Dutch edition of Bellin's view of Manila]
Ville de Manille. De Stad Manilha. Amsterdam: Pieter de Hondt & J. Roman, 1756. 250 x 290mm.
A view of Manila from the sea, engraved by Jacob van Schley for the Dutch edition of Abbé Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles's 'Histoire générale des voyages'. Engraved by Schley.
[Ref: 18751]    £700.00 ($899 • €783 rates)


 Indochina 

BROCKHAUS, F. A.. [Miniature plan of Singapore]
Singapur Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, c. 1895. 160 x 225 mm.
City map of Singapore showing many details, including the Volspark (People's Park) at the centre of the map. It was published in the Brockhaus’ Konversations Lexikon.
[Ref: 18910]    £250.00 ($321 • €280 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 • €168 rates)


 Central Asia 

HOMANN, Johann Baptist. [Prospects of fifteen cities of Central Asia]
Verschiedene Prospecte der Vornemsten Stäten in Persien samt vorderst einer unfern dem Caspischen Meer, dem Russichen Reich zugehörig, , gelegenen Stadt, zu mehrerem Liecht und Erleuterung der neu-verfertigten Persianischen Land-Charten. Nuremberg, 1724. Original colour. 500 x 590mm. Restoration to left edge.
A scarce plate illustrating fifteen cities of central Asia: Astrakhan and Derbent in Russia; Tblisi in Georgia; Kars and Erzerum in eastern Turkey; Baku and Shamakhi in Azerbaijan; Sultanje and Kashan in Iraq; Erivan in Armenia; Schiraz, Isfahan, Bandar Abbas and Ardabil in Persia; and Kandahar in Afghanistan.
[Ref: 17992]    £625.00 ($803 • €699 rates)


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