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  ASIA 
 India 

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 ($775 • €682 rates)


VARTHEMA, Ludovico di. [View of Calicut from Varthema's Travels]
Calicut. Leipzig: Heironymus Megister, 1610. 75 x 115mm.
Map of Calicut in Southern India, engraved by Heinrich Gross jnr. for a German edition of the travels of Ludovico di Varthema (or Barthema, c. 1470-1517), the first non-Muslim European to enter Mecca as a pilgrim. Born in Bologna, he travelled to Egypt and Syria in 1503, where he learned enough to enlist as a Mamluk in Damascus. Under this cover he made the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina as one of the Mamluk escort of the Hajj caravan the same year. His account has satisfied later scholars, including Richard Burton, as authentic. From Arabia he travelled to India, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Borneo & the Moluccas. In 1506, wishing to return home, he joined the Portuguese garrison at Kannur in India, with whom he stayed untill he could join a ship returning to Europe in late 1507. His account then describes the east coast of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope, St Helena, Ascension and the Azores before landing at Lisbon. He returned to Italy, publishing this account for the first time in 1510. Not in Tibbetts.
[Ref: 13208]    £300.00 ($387 • €341 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [A scarce townplan of Goa in India]
Goa Indiæ Orientalis Metropolis. Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, c.1719. Coloured. 330 x 460mm.
A detailed town plan of Goa showing the protective harbour and surrounding hills, with a key identifying areas and buildings of interest. It is derived from the map published in Jansson's 'Townbooks', which was itself a reduction of the plan from Linschoten's 'Itinerario'.
[Ref: 18703]    £650.00 ($839 • €738 rates)


KITCHIN, Thomas. [A view of Calcutta in the mid-18th century]
Calcutta as in MDCCLVI. London, 1803. Coloured. 230 x 730mm. Folded as issued.
A view of Calcutta dated 1756, with East India Company ships in the harbour, with the Union flag raised above Fort William. At the outbreak of the Seven Years' War in 1756, the lack of respect shown by the East India Company to the Nawab of Bengal caused him to seize Fort William. The survivors of the garrison were thrown into the fort's prison, the infamous 'Black Hole of Calcutta'.
[Ref: 17703]    £475.00 ($613 • €540 rates)


LETTS, SON & CO. [A detailed plan of Calcutta as the capital of British India]
Plan of the City of Calcutta. London, 1883. Original colour. Printed area 300 x 430mm.
A detailed map of Calcutta with a series of quarter-mile rings showing the distances from the General Post Office. Despite a 59-point key of public buildings the surveyors saw no need to mark a single Hindu temple or mosque.
[Ref: 18458]    £125.00 ($161 • €142 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 ($84 • €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 ($2,066 • €1,818 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 ($1,162 • €1,022 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 ($1,807 • €1,590 rates)


DE BRUYN, Cornelis. [A fine 17th Century prospect of contemporary Jerusalem]
Ierusalem. Delft: Henrik van Kroonveld, 1698, 305 x 1235mm.
A spectacular panorama of Jerusalem taken from the Mount of Olives., published in de Bruyn's 'Reizen... door Klein Asia...van Aegypten, Syrien en Palestina'. Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1726) was a painter who travelled through the Holy Land and Near East. Under the Ottomans the making of 'graven images' was prohibited; in Jerusalem de Bruyn avoided detection by pretending to be picnicing with two Franciscan monks who stood guard while he made his preliminary drawings. LAOR: 967.
[Ref: 18371]    £1,500.00 ($1,937 • €1,704 rates)


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