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BLOME, Richard. [The first folio map of Tartary engraved in England]
A General Mapp of the Kingdoms of Tartaria. Designed by Monsieur Sanson, Geographer to the French King, and Rendred into English by Rick: Blome: by his Ma.tys Especiall Command. London, 1670. 265 x 400mm. A very fine impression.
A scarce map of Tartary, engraved by Thomas Burnford and published in Blome's 'Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World'. It shows from the Caspian Sea east to the Great Wall of China. Blome financed his publications by selling space on his maps for the armorials of subscribers: here we have a dedication to Roger Vaughan (1641-72) of Bredwardine and Moccas. 'Flagellum Parliamentarium: Being Sarcastic Notices of Nearly Two Hundred Members of the First Parliament after the Restoration' describes Vaughan as ‘A pitiful pimping bedchamber-man to his Highness, and Captain of a foot Company’ (Charles II. He was killed at the naval Battle of Sole Bay, leaving his estate deep in debt.
[Ref: 15176]    £350.00 ($469 • €399 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature map of the East Indies]
Isles de la Sonde vers l'Occident Paris, 1682. Coloured. 115 x 150mm.
Miniature map showing the western Sunda Islands, the Malay peninsula and the southern part of Indochina (from Cambodia to Singapore). It includes Java, Sumatra & Borneo. Published in Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers '.
[Ref: 17533]    £180.00 ($241 • €205 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [East Indies]
Inde. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 140 x 100mm.
India, Indochina and western Indonesia, published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 8772]    £110.00 ($147 • €125 rates)


DE WIT, Frederick. [A superb chart of the Far East and Australia]
Orientaliora Indiarum Orientalium cum Insulis Adjacentibus à Promontorio C.Comorin ad Japan. Pascaaert van t'Oosert gedeelte van Oost Indien van C. Comorin tot Iapan Amsterdam, c.1688. Fine colour, with gold highlights. 445 x 545mm. A very fine impression on heavy paper, bottom centre fold strengthened on verso.
De Wit's famous chart of the East Indies and Australia, orientated with north to the left. Japan appears top left and Australia, according to Tasman, top right. Published in the 'Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas', with a fine title cartouche representing the wealth possible from the East India trade in full colour. TOOLEY: Australia, p.1369, plate 100; WALTER: 40, illus; KOEMAN: Wit 16.
[Ref: 16648]    £6,000.00 ($8,040 • €6,834 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [Antique map of Southeast Asia and the Philippines]
Insularum Indiae Orientalis Nova Desciptio. Amsterdam, G. Valk and P. Schenk, c.1700. Coloured. 385 x 495mm.
Most of Valk and Schenk's output of maps were reissues of Jansson's plates, with the only differences being the addition of their names. This, however, is a new plate, although a very close copy of one of Jansson's most important maps, 'Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio' (first published 1630), but with a new title and about 1cm shorter and narrower. The original was one of the first to show evidence of the route taken by the Duyfken, the ship that discovered Australia, beating the secrecy order that the Dutch East India company had placed over Blaeu (their official cartographer). Beneath New Guinea 'Duyfkens Eyland' is marked. Schilder writes 'Janssonius’ source must have been either the original map of the Duyfken or the map of the Pacific by Hessel Gerritz. These three items are the only Dutch cartographical sources of the Dufken’s Voyage'. See SCHILDER: Map 24 & CLANCY: 73, Map 6.6, for Jansson's original.
This item is currently on reserve


FER, Nicolas de. [18th Century French map of the East Indies]
Les Indes Orientales sous le Nom de queles est compris L'Empire du Grand Mogol, Les Deux Presqu'Isles Deca et de la Le Gange, Les Maldives, et L'Isle de Ceylan. Paris, Danet, 1721. Original outline colour. 620 x 480mm. A fine example
De Fer's large map of the East Indies, showing India, the Malay Peninsula with Singapore, Sumatra and Indo-China to Hainan. This example was published by Danet, de Fer's son-in-law and successor.
[Ref: 13696]    £1,600.00 ($2,144 • €1,822 rates)


RENNEVILLE, René Auguste Constantin. [Rare map of the interests of the V.O.C. in the East Indies]
[Untitled map of the East Indies.] Amsterdam, c.1725. 315 x 425mm.
An important map of the East Indies with an inset of Buton, published to illustrate Renneville's 'Recueil des voiages qui ont servi à l'établissement & aux progrès de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales, formée dans les Provinces-Unies des Païs-Bas'. This was the first French translation of Isaac Commelin's account published in 1646. Commelin based his map on that of De Bry, 1619; this version still retains the two sea monsters. Renneville (1650-1723), a French protestant, spent over ten years imprisoned in the Bastille for 'having criminal correspondence with foreigners'.
[Ref: 17000]    £1,900.00 ($2,546 • €2,164 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [The Far East, with an elaborate title cartouche]
India Orientalis cum Adjacentibus Insulis Nova Delineatione ob oculos posita. Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour. 490 x 575mm.
Decorative map of south-east Asia from India to the southern coastline of Japan. To the south is the northern coasline of Australia, still connected to New Guinea by Carpentaria, with over thirty named features. The elaborate title cartouche has two themes: on the left is a missionary converting the natives; on the right are more natives offering exotic gifts such as ivory and coral as tribute to a personification of Europe, whilst Neptune gestures to the sea signifying European domination of it.
[Ref: 18108]    £1,400.00 ($1,876 • €1,595 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [The Far East, with a superbly engraved title cartouche]
India Orientalis cum Adjacentibus Insulis Nova Delineatione ob oculos posita. Augsburg, J.M.Probst, c.1770. Coloured. 490 x 575mm.
Antique map of south-east Asia from India to the southern coasts of Japan. To the south is the northern coastline of Australia, still connected to New Guinea by Carpentaria, with over thirty named features. The elaborate title cartouche has two themes: on the left is a missionary converting the natives; on the right are more natives offering tribute to allegorical figures of the Roman gods.
[Ref: 12070]    £960.00 ($1,286 • €1,093 rates)


BONNE, Rigobert. [Four sheet map of the East Indies]
Carte Hydro-Geo-Graphique des Indes Orientales en deça et au dela du Gange avec leur Archipel. Paris, Lattré, 1771. Original colour. 4 sheets conjoined, total 595 x 830mm.
From India east to the Philippines, Borneo, Java, the Celebes & Timor and Formosa. Marked across areas are the directions of the prevailing winds at different times of the year.
[Ref: 10192]    £550.00 ($737 • €626 rates)


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