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  ASIA 
 China 

WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. [The first map of China printed in Europe]
[Ta. Superioris Indiae et Tartariae Maioris.] Strasbourg, Johannes Grüninger & Anton Koberger, 1525. Woodcut, trapezoid, printed area (at most) 290 x 460mm. Minor damp staining at edges.
A very important map of China, the first 'modern' map of the area, covering China, Tibet, Tartary and Japan, published in the Wäldseemüller's smaller format edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia'. Unlike most of the maps in this work it was not a deduction of a map from the larger Wäldseemüller editions of 1513-1520, but a completely new map. It had been prepared for a new 'Chronica mundi' being written by Wäldseemüller which was abandoned after his death. Wäldseemüller has expanded the Ptolemaic map by adding information on Tartary and Japan gleaned from the accounts of Marco Polo. Japan is a large island called Zipangri, a name derived from the Chinese 'Land of the Rising Sun', which Polo learned about from the Chinese. The first recorded European visit to Japan was not until the landing of the Portuguese Alvarado in Okinawa, 1542. First issued in 1522, this second edition has the title, as above, is on the reverse, with a descriptive text in Latin, with woodcut columns and an astronomical diagram MAPFORUM.COM 8; WALTER 'Japan, A Cartographic Vision', No.3.
[Ref: 18964]    £5,000.00 ($6,325 • €5,560 rates)


GROS, C. [An unusual geographical and historical map of China]
China and the Tributary Kingdom of Corea, For the Elucidation of Lavoisne's Genealogical, Historical, Chronological & Geographical Atlas. London: J. Barfield, 1813. Original colour. 220 x 280mm, set in text.
A map of China divided into provinces, surrounded by informational text.
[Ref: 18845]    £300.00 ($380 • €334 rates)


ANDRIVEAU-GOUJON, J. [19th centry map of China & Japan]
Carte de L'Empire Chinois et Du Japon. Paris, 1834. Original outline colour. 420 x 540mm.
Detailed map of China, Japan, Korea and Central Asia. Colorued by Kingdom and Province. Shows towns, rivers, lakes, islands, mountains, early roads and a host of other details.
[Ref: 18660]    £160.00 ($202 • €178 rates)


CRUCHLEY, George Frederick. [China in the 19th century]
China London: 1856. Original colour. 350 x 550mm. Centre fold lightly toned.
Map of China, originally printed in 1842, but this example with additions added in 1856, The map covers mainland China as well as Korea, Formosa (Taiwan). At the top are The Prince of Wales's feathers and a royal coat of arms stating the motto 'Honi soit qui mal y pense' (shame be to him that evil thinks).
[Ref: 18829]    £100.00 ($127 • €111 rates)


 Philippines 

MOLL, Herman. [Early 18th century map of the Philippines]
The Philippine Islands and others of the East Indies, According to ye Newest Observations London, 1710. Coloured. 185 x 265mm.
Moll's map of South East Asia and the Philippine archipelago.
[Ref: 18971]    £250.00 ($316 • €278 rates)


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 ($886 • €778 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century Italian map of the Philippines]
Isole Filippine. Venice, 1785. Original outline colour. 410 x 320mm. Slight printer's crease through map.
One of the most decorative and sought after antique map of the Philippines. Decorated wth a lLarge illustrated title cartouche in full colour, the map was published in Zatta's famous 'Altante Novissimo'.
[Ref: 18907]    £1,800.00 ($2,277 • €2,002 rates)


 Tartary 

BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [17th century map of Tartary]
Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium. Amsterdam, c.1640, Latin text edition. Original colour. 385 x 500mm. Paper lightly toned.
A map of northern Asia, from Archangel, the Caspian Sea and Astrakhan in the west to the Great Wall of China and the Bering Sea, although Kamchatka has yet to appear. Samarkand and Tashkent, the great cities of the Silk Road are marked but inaccurately placed, emphasising how little was known about the interior of Asia. Bottom right, just above the title cartouche featuring a camel caravan, is the northern tip of the 'island' of Korea.
[Ref: 18852]    £480.00 ($607 • €534 rates)


 Indochina 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [A Ptolemaic map of Burma and the Malay Peninsula]
Tabula Asiae XI. Basle: Henri Petri, c.1550. Woodcut. Sheet 300 x 380mm.
Ptolemy's map of the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, Burma, the Malay Peninsula and Gulf of Thailand. The 'Aurea Chersonesus' (Golden Chersonese) is probably Sumatra, mistakenly connected to the mainland. The landmass in the bottom right connects Asia to the 'Terra Australis' that created a land-locked Indian Ocean. To the left is a vignette of three exotic birds and an odd-looking lion. From Munster's edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia'.
[Ref: 18791]    £650.00 ($822 • €723 rates)


TARDIEU, Ambroise. [Indochina]
Carte de l'Inde presqu'ile au de la du Gange. Paris, 1821. Original outline colour. 410 x 270mm.
Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Malay Peninsula and the north part of Sumatra. Published in La Harpe's Histoire Générale des Voyages.
[Ref: 18664]    £280.00 ($354 • €311 rates)


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