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  ASIA 
 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 ($90 • €73 rates)


MITCHELL, S. Augustus. [19th century map of the Middle East]
Persia Arabia &c. Philadelphia, Cowperthwait: 1850. Original colour 320 x 385mm.
From 'A New Universal Atlas'. The map depicts Persia and the Arabian Peninsula in great detail, including present day Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. Ancient cities including the Ruins of Babylon, Persepolis, Palmayra and Susa are located.
[Ref: 16990]    £100.00 ($138 • €113 rates)


 The Holy Land 

FADEN, William. [Miniature map of the Holy Land]
Palæstina quce et Chanaan et Terra Promissionis vel Terra Sancta London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm. Some colour splashes.
Map of the Holy Land (the Promised land) engraved by Hatchett for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16401]    £75.00 ($103 • €84 rates)


 Turkey 

FADEN, William. [Miniature map of Turkey]
Turkish Dominions in Asia or Asiatic Turkey. London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of Asiatic Turkey engraved by William Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16359]    £85.00 ($117 • €96 rates)


FADEN, William. [Miniature map of Turkey & Cyprus]
Brevis Asiæ Minoris Descriptio London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm. Some colour splashes.
Map of Turkey and Cyprus engraved by Hatchett for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16400]    £75.00 ($103 • €84 rates)


  AUSTRALASIA 
 Australia 

COOK, Captain James. [Tasmania]
Plan of Adventure Bay on Van Diemens Land. Dublin: The United Company of Booksellers, c.1784, 270 x 220mm
A chart of Adventure Bay, Tasmania, divided into two with a detailed coastal profile in the upper register. Cook circumnavigated Tasmania and much of the Australian Coast in April 1770, at this time he was also the first European to observe the native Aboriginals. The maps from a rare Irish pirate edition of the account of his first voyage. The United Company of Booksellers was a loose conglomeration of publishers. The National Library of Canada states the 1784 Dublin edition was published by H.Chamberlaine and 26 others!
[Ref: 7855]    £100.00 ($138 • €113 rates)


 New Zealand 

BARRAUD, Charles Decimus. [An early colour-printed view of Rangitikei]
Rangitikei. London: Sampson Low Marston et al, 1877. Chromolithograph, image 245 x 350, laid on thick paper printed with title and inscriptions as issued, sheet 435 x 565mm.
A view of Rangitikei, North Island, snow-covered mountains in the distance. The plate was drawn by Barraud, lithographed by R. Smythson and printed by C.F. Kell. Barraud (1822-97) arrived in New Zealand in 1849 and started work as a pharmacist in Lambton Quay. He also started painting his surroundings, chiefly in watercolour, and travelled widely around both North and South Islands. Eventually a collection of his watercolours were sent to London and published as 'New Zealand: Graphic and Descriptive', with a text written by William T.L. Travers (1819-1903), a naturalist and politician who founded the New Zealand Institute and was one of the earliest explorers of Nelson province. The work contained 24 brightly-coloured chromolithographic plates, 6 tinted lithographs (printed in black and sepia) and 31 wood-engravings. Barraud was a founder member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in 1882.
[Ref: 16668]    £100.00 ($138 • €113 rates)


 Oceania 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of the Hoorn Islands]
I.e d'Horn. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso.
Antique print / view of the Hoorn Islands, Futuna and Alofi, discovered by Le Maire in 1616, from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 13153]    £80.00 ($110 • €90 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [Matavia Bay, Tahiti]
No. 2. [A view of Matavia Bay in Otaheite; called by Captain Wallis, Port Royal Harbour in King George the Third's Island. The view is taken from One Tree Hill and the tree is a new species of the Erythrina.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 275 x 235mm.
An untitled illustration from Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage. The title, as above, is taken from the index of plates.
[Ref: 13781]    £100.00 ($138 • €113 rates)


ROBERTS, James. [An illustration from Cook's First Voyage]
No. 8. [A military gorget worn in the South Sea Islands.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 190 x 220mm.
Engraved view of a feathered military collar, or gorget, drawn and engraved by James Roberts for Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage. The title, as above, is taken from the index of plates.
[Ref: 13780]    £100.00 ($138 • €113 rates)


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