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MARMOCCHI, F.C. [Mid-19th century map of China]
La Cina propriamente detta e sue isole. Genova, 1858. Original colour. 295 x 360mm.
China and its islands from Geografia Commerciale. Showing Mongolia, Tibet, Formosa, Taiwan and Korea.
[Ref: 18147]    £190.00 ($269 • €218 rates)

 Central Asia 

SELLER, John. [A rare English sea chart of the Western Indian Ocean dedicated to the East India Company]
A Chart of the Western part of the East Indies. With all the Aejacent Islands from Cape Bona Esperanca to Cape Comorin. London: John Seller, John Colson, William Fisher & James Atkinson, c.1678. 430 x 545mm. A few small repairs.
A fine sea chart of the western Indian Ocean, dedicated to the East India Company. Orientated with north to the left, it shows from the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Comorin in India, with the coasts of both the Red Sea and Persian Gulf surrounded by names. The title is within an ornate cartouche surmounted with the original arms of the East India Company, replaced in 1709. Originally published by Seller in 1671, this example was issued during the short-lived consortium of the four publishers, 1677-8, brought about by Seller's financial difficulties. At the time the Portuguese still had footholds on the eastern African including at Mombasa; before the end of the century the Omani Empire had driven them out.
[Ref: 18233]    £2,000.00 ($2,830 • €2,294 rates)

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [Mid-18th century map of the Maldives]
Carte des Isles Maldives. Paris, 1758. Coloured. 230 x 170mm.
Published in Volume 8 of Abbé Prveost's 'Histoire Générale des Voyages'.
[Ref: 18365]    £110.00 ($156 • €126 rates)

TALLIS, John. [Mid-19th century map of Tibet and Mongolia]
Thibet, Mongolia and Mandchouria. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 260 x 330mm.
With six vignette scenes, including views of Lassa and the Great Wall of China .
This item is currently on reserve


CLUVER, Philip. [Southern Asia]
India Vetus. Leiden, 1661. Old Colour. 150 x 195mm.
Map based on Ptolemy. Taprobana (Sri Lanka) is very prominent and is surrounded by numerous smaller isands.
[Ref: 18124]    £100.00 ($142 • €115 rates)

STANFORD, Edward. [One of the last maps of India under the East India Company]
Stanford's map of India Based on the Surveys Executed by Order of the Honourable the East India Company, Special Maps of the Surveyor General and Other Authorities; showing the Latest Territorial Acquisitions of the British Empire and the Independent and Protected States, Railways, Canals, &c. 1857. London: Edward Stanford, 1857. Coloured lithographic map, dissected and laid on linen in two sections, each c. 830 x 1270mm. With original slipcase with publisher's title label.
A large and detailed map of India and Sri Lanka, with the states coloured to mark their independence or the European country that controlled them. Three large circular diagrams show the distance and bearing of cities from Bombay, Madras and Calcutta respectively. An inset map bottom right is titled 'The Malay Peninsula &c. showing the British Possessions Beyond the Ganges'. A list gives the dates of acquisitions by the British Empire from Bombay in 1661 to Tanjore in 1856. The map is an act of hubris by the East India Company, proclaiming their increasing control over India. However by May in the year of publication, the India Mutiny, also known as the First War of Independence, was started by Sepoys in Meerut and by the end of the following year the Company was no more, replaced by direct control by the British government.
[Ref: 18158]    £2,500.00 ($3,538 • €2,868 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature 17th Century map of Persia]
Perse Moderne. Paris, c.1683. Coloured. 150 x 105mm.
Published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 17331]    £120.00 ($170 • €138 rates)

 Near East 

SPEED, John. [John Speed's 17th Century map of the Turkish Empire]
The Turkish Empire. London: Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 390 x 510mm. A few minor repairs, top margins reinstated
Speed's classic map of the Turkish Empire, with ten costume vignettes down the sides and eight city prospects, including Constantinople, Jerusalem and Alexandria, along the top. On the verso a description of the Turkish Empire and the religious habits of its people. It was published in Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first atlas of the world to be published in England, so illustrating the Ottoman Empire for the first time. A classic collector's item TIBBETTS: 77.
[Ref: 18226]    £2,500.00 ($3,538 • €2,868 rates)

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [Miniature map of the Turkish Empire]
Magni Turcarum Dominatoris Imperium accuratura delin... Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, c.1760. Original body colour. 200 x 270mm.
An uncommon small version of Seutter's map of the Turkish Empire, published in the 'Atlas Minor'. It was engraved c.1744 by Lotter, Seutter's son-in-law, and published after he took over the firm.
[Ref: 18361]    £225.00 ($318 • €258 rates)

COLTON, J.H. & Co. [Mid-19th century map of the Middle East]
Colton's Persia Arabia &c. New York: Johnson & Browning, 1859. Original wash colour. Wood engraving, printed area 340 x 410mm.
A detailed map of the Middle East. Covers Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, and the Arabian peninsula.. Shows desert trading routes, oases, trading centres.
[Ref: 17080]    £70.00 ($99 • €80 rates)

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