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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 ($511 • €432 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 ($1,614 • €1,363 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Macao]
Sketch of the Typa and Macao. Dublin?, c.1784. 275 x 220mm.
The environs of Macao, with a small plan of the town, as surveyed by William Bligh, who was Master of the 'Resolution' under Captain Cook. Having lost their captain in Hawaii in February 1779 his crew continued with their mission, attempting to find a North West Passage through the Bering Straits. Having been beaten by the Arctic ice wall they returned home westwards, visiting Macao at the end of 1779. This version is possibly from a Dublin pirate edition of the Official Account.of Cook's Third Voyage. The original is signed "W.H." for William Harrison; this has the signature "Duff sc" bottom right, an engraver not listed in Tooley.
[Ref: 11364]    £150.00 ($202 • €170 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century map of China]
Impero della China Colle Isole del Giappone. Venice, 1795. Original colour. 330 x 420mm.
An unusual later state of this map of China, Korea and Japan.
[Ref: 17661]    £460.00 ($619 • €523 rates)


BARROW, John. [The Macartney Embassy - Zhousan]
A Chart of the Islands to the Southward of Tchu-San on the Eastern Coast of China generally laid down from one published by Alexander Dalrymple Esq.re with additions and alterations. London, George Nicol, 1796. 560 x 380mm. Binding marks on left edge.
A chart published in George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China'. Lord Macartney was the first British ambassador to China, arriving in 1793 and ordered to leave the same year. During their stay they made this river trip from Hangzhou south to Canton, via the Yangtze River. This chart marks the route of the 'Clarence' up the coast to Zhoushan Dao, taking particular care through the islands to the south of that island. Under the main map is a chart of Zhoushan harbour and a circular panorama showing the view from their anchorage.
[Ref: 10060]    £150.00 ($202 • €170 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 ($1,614 • €1,363 rates)


LA PÉROUSE, Jean F.G. [View of Macao in China]
View of Macao In China. London, G.G. & I Robinson, 1798. 250mm x 360mm. Trimmed to image, laid on album paper.
View of the town and bay with sailing junks in the background, etched by Heath after de Vancy, published in 'Charts and Plates to La Perouse's Voyage', an English edition of the French explorer's account.
[Ref: 10319]    £200.00 ($269 • €227 rates)


SPARROW, Thomas. View of Macao in China. London, 1823, coloured, 140 x 200mm Very fine condition.
An attractive view of the harbour of Macao, with monks conversing with natives in the foreground. Published in "The World, or the present State of the Universe".
[Ref: 10533]    £150.00 ($202 • €170 rates)


TIMKOVSKI, Egor Fedorovich. [The plate volume from an account of a Russian diplomat's journey to Peking]
Voyage a Péking, a travers la Mongolie, en 1820 et 1821. Traduit du Russe, par M. N******, et revu par M. J.-B. Eyriès; Ouvrage publié, avec des Corrections et des Notes, Par M. J. Klaproth. Atlas. Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1827. Folio, original printed wrappers; pp. 32 (including letterpress title); lithographed title with vignette, folding map, 2 double-page plans and eight lithographic plates, as called for. Some foxing.
The plate volume from the account of the journey through Mongolia of a Russian Mission to Peking, written by diplomat Egor Fedorovich Timkovski. A 1728 treaty with China allowed the Russians to keep a Russian Orthodox school and a church in Peking, although they were only allowed to send one mission a decade to change the staff, making Russia the only Western country with a permanent presence. Timkovski accompanied the mission of 1820, departing from Kyakhta in August and crossing the Gobi Desert. His account was edited by the orientalist and explorer Heinrich Klaproth, who had previously travelled through Mongolia in 1805-1807 as part of an unsuccessful Russian embassy to the Imperial Court. At the front of this Atlas Klaproth contributes a statistical overview to the atlas, detailing the wealth, agricultural output, and population of each of the Chinese provinces, with an estimate of 142,326,734 for the entire nation. The text includes a description of each plate (which includes the titlepage vignette in the numbering).
[Ref: 16185]    £850.00 ($1,143 • €966 rates)


LAUVERGNE. [View of Macao]
Couvent de la Guia a Macao. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1832-3. Aquatint on india paper. 295 x 380mm. Blindstamp of the stern of "La Favorite"
A view of the Franciscan Monastery in Macao, from the Praia Grande, Macau. This would be the location of the barracks close to the present day Clube de Militar. Engraved by Himely after Lauvergne for 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de Chine', the official account of Cyrille-Pierre-Théodore Laplace's voyage to the South Seas (1830-2) on 'La Favorite', a French corvette.
[Ref: 13687]    £200.00 ($269 • €227 rates)


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