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FER, Nicolas de.
[French chart of Cartagena and surrounds] Plan des Villes, Forts, Port, Rade et Environ de Cartagene Située dans l'Amerique Meridionale dans le Province de Terre Ferme appartement aux Espagnols. Paris, 1705. Coloured. 230 x 340mm.
Detailed plan of Catagena in Colombia, with a 12 point key. Its importance as a transit port for precious the metals from the mines in the New Granada and Peru made it a frequent target for pirates and rival European powers. Engraved on copper by Inselin.
($284 • €261 rates)
[Plan of Santiago, Chile] Plan de la ville de Santiago. . . Paris, c.1760. Coloured. 200 x 290mm.
Early plan of Santiago de Chile, showing the streets in their square arrangements, the Río Mapocho and its canals. A key identifies 23 churches and other 5 important places on the map.
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[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.
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MALLET, Alain Manesson.
[Batavia] Citadelle de Batavia; Batavia. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 140 x 100mm.
Two views of Jakarta on one sheet.
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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.
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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'.
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[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.
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SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann.
[Incunable prospect of Jerusalem] Destruccio Iherosolime. Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1493, Latin edition. Coloured woodcut, image 260 x 540mm, set in a page of text. A few small repairs to the centrefold, as usual.
An imaginary view of the Destruction of Jerusalem, with the Temple of Solomon on fire, from the famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. On verso are several more woodcut illustrations. LAOR: 1125, illus.
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BELLEFOREST, François de.
[A scarce woodcut map of Jerusalem] Jerusalem. Paris: Michel Sonnius & Nicolas Chesneau, 1575. Woodcut, image size 310 x 460, set in letterpress.
A woodcut map after Georg Braun's map of Jerusalem at the time of Christ and in the present day. It was published in the ''Cosmographie Universelle', which contained the text of Munster's 'Cosmography' translated into French by Belleforest and maps copied from various sources including Ortelius and Braun & Hogenberg.
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[Early Plan of Jerusalem from a C14th manuscript] [Untitled plan of Jerusalem.] Hanover, Christian Wechelius, 1611. 195 x 260mm.
Plan of ancient Jerusalem and surrounding country as far as Bethany, as drawn by Pietro Vesconte (fl. 1310-30) for Marino Sanudo's 'Liber Secretorum Fidelibus de Crucis' c.1320. This manuscript work was presented to Pope Clement V to encourage a new crusade. This engraving was the first time that the original map was published, retaining the original's lack of a conventional single reading view. Thus the letters, buildings and palm trees are drawn at random angles. LAOR: 1145.
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