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  ASIA 
 China 

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th century map of Taiwan]
L'Isle Formose et Partie des Costes de la Chine. Paris, 1752. Coloured. 240 x 290mm.
Bellin's antique map of Taiwan. Apart from the central mountain range most of the detail is coastal.
[Ref: 12895]    £380.00 ($504 • €444 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [A dramatic 18th century map of China]
Opulentissimum Sinarum Imperium juxta Recentissimam Delineationem in suas Provincias Distermunatum. Augsburg, T.C.Lotter, c.1760. Original colour. 500 x 590mm.
A finely-engaved map of China divided into provinces, with an allegorical title cartouche representing European trade with China. Originally published c.1730, this example was published by Seutter's son-in-law & successor, Tobias Conrad Lotter.
[Ref: 18269]    £1,400.00 ($1,858 • €1,637 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of China]
Regno Dispotico. Imperio della China anticamente Sinae sotto un Imperatore Tartaro. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 128 x 73mm.
A rare miniature map of China engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 12974]    £1,200.00 ($1,592 • €1,403 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 ($1,592 • €1,403 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 ($398 • €351 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 ($212 • €187 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 ($133 • €117 rates)


BREGANTE, S. [Antique sea chart of the environs of Shanghai]
Carta Esférica de la Costa Oriental de China Desde el Rio Ngau-Keang hasta el Whang-ho-kau segun los trajabos de los capitanes Kellett y Collinson de la Marina Real Inglesa. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1862. Touches of original colour. 1000 x 640mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Slight toning at centrefold.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the Chinese coastline, including the mouth of the Yangtze River and Shanghai. Copied from English charts, lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12449]    £1,200.00 ($1,592 • €1,403 rates)


BRYANT, Tomas. [Antique sea chart of Taiwan]
Carta de la Costa y Mar de China que comprende Todo el Canal de Formosa, Islas de Meico-Sima y parte de la de Luzon. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Original colour. 640 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the environs of Taiwan, with the Sakishima Islands of Japan, reaching the north coast of Luzon in the Philippines. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12453]    £1,900.00 ($2,521 • €2,221 rates)


FERREIRO, Martin [Antique sea chart of China with Taiwan]
Carta de la Costa Oriental de China desde las Islas Lamock hasta el Rio Ngau-Keang con parte de la Isle Formosa, segun los trajabos de los capitanes Kellett y Collinson de la M.R. Inglesa. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Original colour. 620 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the Chinese coast from Wenzhou south to Chou'an, with northern Taiwan and the Sakishima Islands of Japan. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12454]    £1,400.00 ($1,858 • €1,637 rates)


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