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  ASIA 
 Near East 

RAYMOND, Alexandre. [An important study of Islamic Art]
L'Art islamique en orient. II: Partie. Prague: M. Schultz, 1924. One volume only (of two). Imperial folio, original half cloth, boards with illustrated lithographic. title, printed d/w, inside pastedowns & endpapers with chromolithographic ornamental decoration printed in gold, green and blue; chromo. title and dedication both with tissue, pp. 12 with litho. vignettes, 52 fine chromo. plates, nine folding (8 counted as 2 plates, so numbered to 60, as called for. With a 4pp. prospectus for Part II, with list of plates. D/w worn, occasional glue stains in gutter, otherwise fine.
A finely-chromolithographed work illustrating Islamic architecture and decorative details from various mosques and other buildings. The dedication is to Charles Richard Crane (1858-1939), former American ambassador to China and a noted connoisseur of Arab culture. An uncommon work: the Atabey collection only contained this volume, with the Sotheby's sale catalogue noting 'apparently the first part was never published'. However since then at least two examples of Part I have come on the market. See Atabey Sale, Sotheby's 29 May 2002, lot 990.
[Ref: 14729]    £2,200.00 ($2,825 • €2,462 rates)


 Arabia 

PTOLEMY, Claudius. [A rare and important 15th century map of Arabia]
Sexta Asie Tabula. Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Woodcut, original colour, slightly retouched. 300 x 565mm. Some restoration mainly to bottom margin.
The Arabian peninsula from an incunabula edition of Ptolemy's Geographia , 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. See TIBBETTS: 8.
[Ref: 14514]   P.O.A.


RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [16th century Italian map of Arabia]
Arabia Felice nuova Tavola. Venice, c.1562. 190 x 260mm.
Ruscelli's 'modern' map of Arabia from his 'La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo'. Based largely on the earlier Ptolemaic maps by Giocomo Gastaldi from 1548, the map extends from the Arabian Desert south as far as the Horn of Africa and includes modern day Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Early settlements, rivers, mountains, lakes, and various topographic features are noted.
[Ref: 18343]    £400.00 ($514 • €448 rates)


BERTIUS, Petrus. [Early 17th century miniature map of Arabia in rare original colour]
Arabia. Amsterdam, 1603. Original colour. 90 x 130mm.
A miniature map of Arabia, an example of the first plate, without longitude or latitude scales.
[Ref: 14203]    £325.00 ($417 • €364 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus II. [The Bertius map of Arabia]
Arabia. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1616. Coloured. 100 x 135mm.
A miniature map of Arabia, engraved by Jodocus Hondius for his edition of Petrus Bertius's 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum'. Unlike the earlier plate, this version has longitude and latitude lines. KOEMAN: Lan 11a, 'With the new plates, the work was certainly improved'.
[Ref: 15202]    £250.00 ($321 • €280 rates)


SANSON, Nicolas. [17th century map of Arabia]
Carte des Trois Arabies. Tirée en Partie de l'Arabe de Nubie en partie de divers autres Autheurs. Paris, Pierre Mariette, 1654, Outline colour. 415 x 500mm. A very fine example with wide margins.
The three Arabias are Petrée, Deserte and Heureuse. The kingdom of 'Bahraim' is outlined in colour. TIBBETTS: 98, colour illus.
[Ref: 15071]    £1,800.00 ($2,311 • €2,014 rates)


MEURS, Jacob van. [17th century map of Arabia]
Nova Totius Arabiæ Foelicis, Petrææ, et Desertæ. Amsterdam, c.1680. Coloured. 300 x 350mm.
Arabia, with fine title and scale cartouches. TIBBETTS: 137.
[Ref: 16489]    £1,000.00 ($1,284 • €1,119 rates)


MOORE, Jonas. [Seventeenth century map of Arabia]
Arabia. London, Robert Scott, 1681. 110 x 125mm.
Rare map of Arabia, published in 'Moore's ''A new Geography with the maps to each Country and Tables of Longitude & Latitiude'.
[Ref: 16796]    £700.00 ($899 • €783 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century view of Medina]
Medine. Frankfurt, 1686. Coloured. 140 x 105mm.
A miniature view of Medina, with a column of pilgrims approaching the city. Published in the German edition of Mallet’s 'Description de l’Univers'. Mallet was a military engineer, cartographer and mathematician in the service of the French King, Louis XIV.
[Ref: 17277]    £175.00 ($225 • €196 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century view of Mecca]
La Mecque. Frankfurt, 1686. Coloured. 140 x 105mm.
Miniature view of Mecca, from the German edition of Mallet’s 'Description de l’Univers'. Mallet was a military engineer, cartographer and mathematician in the service of the French King, Louis XIV.
[Ref: 17276]    £175.00 ($225 • €196 rates)


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