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DE JODE, Gerard.
[16th century map of the Far East] Tertiae partis Asiae quæ modernis Indi orientalis dicitur acurata delineatio. Autore Iacobo Castaldo Pedmontano. Gerardus de Iode excudebat. Antwerp, 1593, Latin text edition. 325 x 495mm.
The Far East, with India, the Malay Peninsula (with 'Cingatola'), the Philippines & Moluccas, engraved c.1566, this example from the 1593 edition of De Jode's 'Speculum Orbis Terrae', published two years after his death by his widow and son. This was to be the last edition: after the death of Cornelis De Jode in 1600 the plates were bought by Vrients, then the owner of the Ortelius plates, merely to stop their re-issue. Some of the most famous names in cartography of this period appear on this map: De Jode was the great rival of Ortelius, with whom he had a long-running feud; Gastaldi, De Jode's source, is best known for the appearance of his maps in the 'Lafreri-type' atlases; and Lucas & Jan van Doeticum, the engravers, are renowned for the flair of their work for Waghenaer, Linschoten and Ortelius. KOEMAN: Jod 2.
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LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van.
[Breaking the Portuguese Monopoly on the East Indies Trade Routes] Exacta et accurata delineatio cum orarum maritimarum... Amsterdam, c.1596. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined as issued, total 395 x 530mm. Binding folds flattened; bottom margin extended with contemporary paper.
A highly decorative map, engraved by Henricus van Langren after Arnold Florent van Langeren for Linschoten's 'Itinerario', a manual for sailing to the East Indies, based on Linschoten's own experiences and secret Portuguese guides. The dissemination of this information broke the Portuguese monopoly of trade with the Far East. The map displays all the features that made this period the golden age of decorative cartography: the titles, in Latin and Dutch, are within a strapwork cartouche, as are the scales; in the sea are two finely-engraved compass roses, sea-monsters and galleons; filling the gaps in China are an elephant, camel, giraffe and rhinoceros. Shown are Burma, Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula, Borneo and the Philippines, around the coast of China to Korea & Japan. Korea is an almost round island; Japan is described by Walter as 'shrimp-shaped'. On the right edge is 'Beach, the Gold Province', often taken for Australia. This derives from Marco Polo's 'Locach', a place the Chinese told him was far to the south. In a 1552 edition of Grynaeus's 'Novus Orbis Regionum' the name was mistranscribed to 'Boeach', then shortened to Beach. However today is it believed that 'Lochach' was 'Lo-huk', the Cantonese name for Lopburi, a kingdom in southern Thailand. WALTER 12.
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[The East Indies with early evidence of the Dutch discovery of Australia] Indiæ Orientalis Nova Descriptio. Amsterdam, 1636, German text edition. Original Colour. 395 x 505mm.
The East Indies, engraved by Jansson and first published 1630. It is an important map as it is 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's voyage or the map of the Pacific by Hessel Gerritz. These three items are the only Dutch cartographical sources of the Dufken’s Voyage'. KOEMAN: Me 46; SCHILDER: Map 24; CLANCY: 73, Map 6.6.
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[One of the earliest maps to show the Dutch discoveries in Australia] India quæ Orientalis dicitur, et Insulæ Adiacentes. Amsterdam: Jan Jansson,1649, French text edition. Fine original colour. 395 x 485mm.
Hondius's second map of the Far East, extended to show the new Dutch discoveries in Australia, on the Cape York Peninsula and 't'Landt van d'Eendracht' in the Northern Territories. Earlier maps of the Dutch discoveries are extremely rare,
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DE WIT, Frederick.
[17th century map of South East Asia in beautiful original colouring] Tabula Indiæ Orientalis. Amsterdam, 1662. Original colour. 460 x 570mm.
A Dutch antique map of the Far East engraved by Lheulier in 1662. It shows from Kabul and the Maldives in the west to China and Taiwan in the east, and south to the northern coastline of Australia.
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[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.
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MALLET, Alain Manesson.
[East Indies] Inde. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 140 x 100mm.
India, Indochina and western Indonesia, published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
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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 centerfold strenghtened 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.
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[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 'Janssoniusâ€™ 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 Dufkenâ€™s Voyage'. See SCHILDER: Map 24 & CLANCY: 73, Map 6.6, for Jansson's original.
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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.
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