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  ASIA 
 India 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Goa]
Goa. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 110mm. Small wormhole in wide margin.
Plan of Goa, after Linschoten, published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 8678]    £90.00 ($121 • €103 rates)


 Near East 

LUFFMAN, John. [Chart of Iskenderun Harbour in Syria]
Alexandretta. Engrav'd for Luffmans Select Plans. 33. London: Luffman, 1802. 125 x 165mm. Stitch holes in margin.
Chart of Iskenderun Harbour during the French Revolutionary Wars, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. In 1798 Napoleon invaded Egypt, then attacked Syria the following year, although he was quickly forced to retreat.
[Ref: 12804]    £65.00 ($87 • €74 rates)


 The Holy Land 

SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable prospect of Jerusalem]
Destruccio Iherosolime. Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1493, Latin edition. Coloured woodcut, image 260 x 540mm, set in a page of text. A few small repairs to the centrefold, as usual.
An imaginary view of the Destruction of Jerusalem, with the Temple of Solomon on fire, from the famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. On verso are several more woodcut illustrations. LAOR: 1125, illus.
[Ref: 16824]    £1,600.00 ($2,144 • €1,826 rates)


BELLEFOREST, François de. [A scarce woodcut map of Jerusalem]
Jerusalem. Paris: Michel Sonnius & Nicolas Chesneau, 1575. Woodcut, image size 310 x 460, set in letterpress.
A woodcut map after Georg Braun's map of Jerusalem at the time of Christ and in the present day. It was published in the ''Cosmographie Universelle', which contained the text of Munster's 'Cosmography' translated into French by Belleforest and maps copied from various sources including Ortelius and Braun & Hogenberg.
[Ref: 14281]    £900.00 ($1,206 • €1,027 rates)


VESCONTE, Pietro. [Early Plan of Jerusalem from a C14th manuscript]
[Untitled plan of Jerusalem.] Hanover, Christian Wechelius, 1611. 195 x 260mm.
Plan of ancient Jerusalem and surrounding country as far as Bethany, as drawn by Pietro Vesconte (fl. 1310-30) for Marino Sanudo's 'Liber Secretorum Fidelibus de Crucis' c.1320. This manuscript work was presented to Pope Clement V to encourage a new crusade. This engraving was the first time that the original map was published, retaining the original's lack of a conventional single reading view. Thus the letters, buildings and palm trees are drawn at random angles. LAOR: 1145.
[Ref: 13108]    £1,400.00 ($1,876 • €1,597 rates)


NABERAT, Anne de. [The Knights Hospitallers in Acre]
Civitas Acon sive ptolomayda. Paris: Jean Baudoin, c.1629. 140 x 190mm, set in text. An excellent example.
A plan of Acre designed to illustrate the presence of the Knights Hospitaller (or the Knights of St John of Jerusalem) in the city before their expulsion from the Holy Land in 1291. It is based on Pietro Vesconte's manuscript plan of c.1320 and shows the defences and important buildings like a bird's-eye view, with a 35-point key. The map was engraved by Doullier for Anne de Nabarat's French translation of Giacamo Bosio's 'History of the Sacred Religion and Illustrious Militia of St John of Jerusalem'.
[Ref: 15115]    £325.00 ($436 • €371 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [A monumental panorama of classical Jerusalem after Hollar]
Ierusalem. Leiden, 1729. Three sheets conjoined as issued, total 390 x 1980mm. A very fine impression
This is arguably the most spectacular of all early prospects of Jerusalem. The sheer scale of it shows a level of detail not seen on anything published before or long after.This panormaic view depicts the ancient city during the time of Christ, as seen from the east, based on biblical and other various historical sources. A table to the right lists 55 place names referenced to the view. According to Laor, this prospect is a much-enlarged version of a fomer work by the great Bohemian engraver, Wenceslaus Hollar, who spent most of his working career in London. The small plan to the upper left corner is, as noted in the text above, attributed to Villalpando. LAOR: 933.
[Ref: 16556]    £8,250.00 ($11,055 • €9,413 rates)


 Turkey 

SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable prospect of Byzantium]
Bizantium. Augsburg, Johann Schönsperger, 1493. Latin text edition. Woodcut, printed area 180 x 170mm, set in a page of text.
An imaginary view of Byzantium, the Greek city that became Constantinople, then Istanbul when it was captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1453. Within the text are woodcut portraits of three Persian kings; on the reverse is a prospect of Bologna in Italy.
[Ref: 11384]    £400.00 ($536 • €456 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [A 16th century prospect of Constantinople]
Constantinopel... Basle, c.1560, German text. Coloured woodcut, printed area 290 x 390mm, set in text.
A mapof Istanbul, presented as a bird's-eye view, with the important buildings shown in profile, with a disregard for perspective.
[Ref: 17677]    £500.00 ($670 • €571 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [A fine 16th century plan of Constantinople in fine original colour]
Byzantium, nunc Constantinopolis. Cologne, c.1574. Original colour. 330 x 485mm. Centre fold reinforced on verso.
An early bird's-eye plan of Istanbul, published in the first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first series of printed town plans. Originally published in 1572, this example comes from the second state, with the last roundel in the series of portraits of the Turkish sultans filled by Murad III (1574-95).
[Ref: 18305]    £2,900.00 ($3,886 • €3,309 rates)


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