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  ASIA 

JOHNSTON, A.K. [A 19th century wall map of Asia in fine original colour]
Stanford's Library Map of Asia constructed by A. Keith Johnston F.R.S.E., F.R.G.S. &c. London, Edward Stanford, 1862, First Edition. Dissected and laid on linen edged in blue silk, total 1550 x 1720mm, loose within black morocco covers. Paper lightly toned, some slight spotting.
A monumental antique map of Asia, with the British possessions marked in red.
[Ref: 12310]    £1,800.00 ($2,340 • €2,070 rates)


 Central Asia 

K.K. MILIT GEOGRAFISCHEN INSTITUTE. [Wall map of Central Asia]
General-Karte von Central-Asien bearbeitet nach den besten und neuesten Russischen u. Englischen quellen. Vienna, 1874. Lithographic map with outline colour, dissected and laid on linen, marbled covers, folded into original green gilt boards. 1320 x 1550mm.
An incredibly detailed large map of Central Asia, detailing the competition between Russia and Britain for territory known as the 'Great Game'. The extents are Muscat in Arabia east to Brahmapur and Kazakhstan south to the Gulf of Cambay.
[Ref: 12041]    £2,500.00 ($3,250 • €2,875 rates)


 India 

RENNELL, James. [An impressive 18th century wall map of India]
A New Map of Hindoostan from the latest Authorities, Chiefly from the Actual Survey made by Major James Rennell, Surveyor General to the H.ble East India Company, of the Bengal Provinces, and of the Countries lying between them and Dehly: the whole exhibiting All the Military Roads and Passes as wall as the most accurate Division of the British Possessions in the East Indies. London, Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original outline colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 1200 x 1440mm. Minor repairs to binding folds.
A huge map of India incorporating Rennell's landmark mapping of Bengal. However of equal interest are the borders settled after the Treaty of Seringapatam ended the Third Anglo-Mysore in 1792, only two years before this map's publication. Areas of Mysore (which is marked as the 'Dominions of Tipu Saib' are coloured to denote their transferal to the control of the East India Company.
[Ref: 16014]    £2,500.00 ($3,250 • €2,875 rates)


  AUSTRALASIA 
 Pacific and Australasia 

BRUÉ, Adrien Hubert. [A superbly detailed four-sheet chart of the Pacific]
Océanie ou Cinquième Partie du Monde Comprenant l'Archipel d'Asie, l'Australasie et la Polynésie (ou le Continent de la Nouvelle-Hollande et les Îles du Grand Océan.) en outre Une Grande Partie de l'America et des Côtes de l'Asie. Paris: Desray & Goujon, 1814-17. Four sheets with original hand colour. Each 520 x 770mm, total map area 1040 x 1540mm. Very fine condition, wide margins
A detailed French wall map of the Pacific, although not quite reaching the Bering Strait, with parts of North American and the West Indies, and the coasts of Asia to Burma. Unusually Brué has listed his sources, which include Freycinet & Flinders in Australia, Arrowsmith, Dalrymple and D'Anville. Published in the 'Atlas Universel', it is one of the earliest detailed maps of the Pacific. First published in 1814 this example has been updated to 1817.
[Ref: 14516]    £1,600.00 ($2,080 • €1,840 rates)


HOLLE, Leinhart. [Wall map of Australasia]
Schulwandkarte von Australasien, gezeichnet, lithographirt und gedruckt von L. Holle... Wolfenbüttel: Holle, c.1860. Original colour. Lithographic map, dissected and laid on linen with brass hanging rings, as issued, total 1050 x 1370mm. Some staining and pencil mss. notes, some wear at folds of linen.
A scarce wall map for schools, with a coloured key for the possessions of European countries, extending to the Malay Peninsula, Japan, Hawaii, French Polynesia and New Zealand. The inclusion of 'Quensland' in Australia dates the map as post-1859. Such school maps are rare, usually disposed off when damaged or superceded. The National Library of Australia has an edition pre-dating Queensland, ref MAP RM 3857.
[Ref: 12843]    £600.00 ($780 • €690 rates)


  AFRICA 

BOULTON, Solomon. [An English 18th century wall map of Africa]
Africa, Performed by the S.r Danville under the Patronage of the Duke of Orleans. Revised and Improved by Mr. Bolton. London: J. & P. Knapton, 1766. Coloured. Four sheets conjoined, total 1010 x 990mm.
A finely engraved wall map of Africa, produced by Emanuel Bowen for 'Mr. Postlethwayte's Dictionary of Trade & Commerce'. With an inset of the Azores.
[Ref: 16564]    £1,250.00 ($1,625 • €1,438 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 

DESNOS, Louis Charles. [Mid-18th century wall map of the British Isles]
Les Isles Britanniques, où sont les Royaumes d'Angleterre et d'Ëcosse, que nous appellons Grande-Bretagne et celey d'Irlande. Paris, 1766. Coloured. Four sheets conjoined, total 1060 x 850mm. Laid on linen.
A large and colourful map of the British Isles, marking the major roads, with insets of the Shetlands and Orkneys and a large title cartouche.
[Ref: 16860]    £2,500.00 ($3,250 • €2,875 rates)


CARY, John. [A wall map of the British Isles in fine colour]
Cary's Reduction of his Six Sheet Map of the British Isles; Comprehending the whole of the Turnpike Roads. With the Great Rivers and Course of the different Navigable Canals, Also The Market and Borough Towns and Villages adjoining the Road, to which is added The actual Distance from one Market Town to another, with The exact measurement to each from the Metropolis. Drawn from the most Recent Surveys. 1836. London: John Cary, 1836. Fine original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 1260 x 985, folded into original paper slipcase with publisher's label. Slipcase scuffed.
A large and detailed map of the British Isles, published the year before Queen Victoria came to the throne. Despite its age the original hand colour is still fine and bright.
[Ref: 15007]    £800.00 ($1,040 • €920 rates)


 England 

KITCHIN, Thomas. [A four-sheet wall map of England and Wales]
A New Map of England & Wales, Drawn from several Surveys on the New Projection; Corrected from Astronomical Observations, and the Places marked where the Observat.ns were made... The Canals inserted in 1792 by J.Phillips. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original outline colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 1280 x 1080mm. Minor repairs to binding folds.
A wall map of England and Wales, with the roads and canals marked. The elaborate title cartouche represents: the country's wealth, with sheep, fish and a chest of coins; and military & naval superiority, with a solider, sailor and a clock, the essential navigational tool.
[Ref: 16009]    £1,600.00 ($2,080 • €1,840 rates)


ARROWSMITH, Aaron. [A late-Georgian wall map of England and Wales in fine colour]
Map of the Hills, Rivers, Canals and Principal Roads of England and Wales Upon a Scale of Six Miles to an Inch. Exhibiting Most of the Places Whose Situation has been ascertained by the Stations and Intersections of the Trigonometrical Survey. London, 1813-1820. Original colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen in four sections as issued, total if joined 1820mm x 14600mm, with marbled chemise.
A large and detailed map of England and Wales, with the counties delineated with fine original hand colour. Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) was at the forefrond of the new, more scientific approach to mapping, reducing the ornament and concentrating on exactitude. However the quality of the colour means this is very striking map. Originally published in 1813, this example has been undated for re-issue in 1820, when Arrowsmith became 'Hydrographer to the King', when George IV became king instead of Prince Regent.
[Ref: 16225]    £900.00 ($1,170 • €1,035 rates)


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