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 Central Asia 

TALLIS, John. [Map of the arena of the Great Game]
Independent Tartary. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 260 x 330mm.
Original map of Central Asia, including the Caspian, Kazakstan and Kyrgystan, with three vignette scenes of Tartar life. The area was the scene of the Great Game, a mixture of exploration, espionage and diplomacy, played between Russian and Britain, as the Russians attempted to push their empire south to British India. Marked on the map are the cities of Bukhara, Khiva, Merv and Tashkent, which had been unknown to outsiders less than fifty years before.
[Ref: 18065]    £150.00 ($210 • €170 rates)

WALKER, J. & C. [19th Century Map of Afghanistan]
Bokhara, Afghanistan, Beloochistan, &C. London, Charles Knight; 1852. Original outline colour. 420 x 355mm.
Map made for the SDUK (Society for the Diffusion of Useful knowledge), centred on Afghanistan (referred to as Kabool). Shows Bokhara, Afghanistan and part of Persia.
[Ref: 17165]    £150.00 ($210 • €170 rates)

DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century old sea chart of south west India with the Maldives]
Costa Occidental de la India. Hoya IV. Comprehende desde Cochin à Cabo Comorin segun los trabajos ingleses mas modernas. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1870. Touches of original colour. 650 x 990mm. With the blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A scarce Spanish antique nautical chart of the seas off south west India, with the northern islands of the Maldives. Copied from English charts, the lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12282]    £480.00 ($671 • €544 rates)

General-Karte von Central-Asien bearbeitet nach den besten und neuesten Russischen u. Englischen quellen. Vienna, 1874. Lithographic map with outline colour, dissected and laid on linen, marbled covers, folded into original green gilt boards. 1320 x 1550mm.
An incredibly detailed large map of Central Asia, detailing the competition between Russia and Britain for territory known as the 'Great Game'. The extents are Muscat in Arabia east to Brahmapur and Kazakhstan south to the Gulf of Cambay.
[Ref: 12041]    £2,500.00 ($3,493 • €2,833 rates)

DEASY, Henry Hugh Peter. [One of the first detailed maps of Tibet]
Part of Tibet and Sin-Chiang (Chinese Turkestan) Showing the surveys of Captain H.H.P. Deasy Assisted by Sub-Surveyors S.D., R.D., & S.R. of the Survey of India from 1896-1899. London: R.G.S., 1900. Chromolithograph. Printed area 600 x 560mm. Original binding folds.
A map showing parts of Tibet and Xinjiang in China, marking the route of Deasy through the region. Thus there are corridors of incredibe detail surrounded by large blank areas he did not survey. Marked on his route are Khotan (Hotan), Yarkand (once an important oasis on the SIlk Road) and Kashgar. This map was published for the Geographical Journal, house magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, who awarded Deasy a Gold Medal the same year for surveying nearly 40,000 square miles of the Himalayas. Deasy was one of the first Westerners to write a detailed account of Tibet, 'In Tibet and Chinese Turkestan: Being the record of three years' exploration' (1901). He then became a pioneer of the British motor industry, driving a car non-stop between London and Glasgow in 1903. He formed the Deasy Motor Company n 1906, which evolved into Hawker Siddeley, which becamew part of Rolls Royce.
[Ref: 15159]    £250.00 ($349 • €283 rates)


PTOLEMY, Claudius. [Early map of Pakistan]
[Nona Asie] Tabula. Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Original hand colour with blue finishing on the sea area and rivers. Woodcut, 410 x 550mm. Lower margin trimmed into border by 3 mm.
Rare antique map of Pakistan and Afghanistan, from an early German edition of Ptolemy, with metal-type lettering within a coloured trapezoid border, with a Latin-text on verso with a coloured capital. The Arabian peninsula from an early German edition of Ptolemy, within a trapezoid border with metal type for the lettering. The title is on the verso with a Latin-text description, with a coloured capital. The map was originally published by Lienhart Holle in an edition of Ptolemy’s 'Geography' with revisions by the cartographer Nicolaus Germanus Donis. This was the first European atlas published outside Italy and the first to be illustrated with woodcut maps. Soon afterwards Holle went bankrupt, probably because of the cost of producing the atlas, and Reger acquired the rights to the 'Geography', reissuing the second and last edition of this version in 1486.
[Ref: 12238]    £2,800.00 ($3,912 • €3,172 rates)

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. [19th Century View of Peshawar]
Peshawar. London, ILN, 1857. Chromolithograph, image 240 x 330mm.
Nineteenth century view of Peshawar published by the Illustrated London News, from a drawing by William Carpenter (1818-1899). Carpenter spent several years travelling around India in the 1850s painting scenes and portraits. He left India for England and sold reproduction rights to his paintings to the Illustrated London News, which published them as India descended into the chaos of the Mutiny of 1857. When Carpenter had a one-man exhibition of 275 paintings in 1881 all of the paintings were purchased by the new Victoria and Albert Museum.
[Ref: 17023]    £125.00 ($175 • €142 rates)

HONTER, Johannes. [16th Century woodblock map of India]
Cambaye Orissa Delli Decan. Basle: Henri Petri, c.1561. Woodcut, printed area 120 x 155, set in text.
Published in Honter's 'Cosmographiæ rudimentis', the map is surrounded by a Latin text description.
[Ref: 7977]    £300.00 ($419 • €340 rates)

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.
[Ref: 16864]    £600.00 ($838 • €680 rates)

RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [16th century map of India according to Ptolemy]
Tabula Asiae X. Venice, c. 1574. Coloured.185 x 260mm.
Shows part of India and the Indian Ocean, extending north to the sources of the Indus and Ganges Rivers based on Ptolemy. Engraved by Sanuto for Ruscelli's 'La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo', first issued 1561.
[Ref: 15266]    £150.00 ($210 • €170 rates)

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