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  ASIA 

QUAD, Matthias. [The first issue of Quad's map of Asia]
Asia Partiu Orbis Maxima. MDXCVIII. Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1600, German text edition. 220 x 285mm. A fine dark impression.
Asia, engraved by Johann Bussemacher after Ortelius for Quad's 'Fasciculus Geographicus Complectens'. This is one of the first European maps to show and name the Philippines.
[Ref: 18346]    £600.00 ($782 • €673 rates)


CLOPPENBURG, Johannes. [17th century miniature map of Asia]
Asia. Amsterdam, 1630, First Edition, text in French. Coloured. 190 x 260mm.
Asia, published in Cloppenburg's version of the Mercator 'Atlas Minor', probably engraved by Van den Keere. KOEMAN: Me 198.
[Ref: 18482]    £400.00 ($522 • €449 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [Classic 18th century map of Asia]
Asia cum omnibus Imperiis Provinciis, Statibus et Insulis... Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour with additions to the cartouches. 500 x 585mm.
A decorative map of Asia, with two fine cartouches representing the wealth and culture of the continent. Both 'Yedso' and 'Companie Land' appear above Japan; Novaya Zemla is connected to mainland Russia; and New Britain is depicted in a squarish shape, expanded from the southern coast mapped by Dampier in 1700.
[Ref: 18432]    £780.00 ($1,017 • €875 rates)


 Far East 

GASTALDI, Giacomo. [Rare 16th century woodblock map of the East Indies]
Terza Ostro Tavola. Venice, G.B.Ramusio, 1556. Trapizoid, woodcut 290 x (at greatest) 385mm. Tiny restoration to stitch holes at the centrefold as usual, otherwise an excellent example
An unusual depiction of the Far East, orientated with north to the bottom of the map. Thus it shows the Ganges, Sumatra (also titled Taprobana) and the Malay Peninsula on the right; Java Major and Minor, Amboine, Timor and the Philippines in the top left quandrant; and China (with Canton marked) and Japan (here called Cympagu, after Marco Polo), bottom left. This is the very first European map drawn upside down that mentioned the word ' Filipina ' (also referred as the birth certificate of the Philippines). This map is very rare: after it appeared in the first edition of Ramusio's 'Delle navigationi et viaggi' the block was destroyed in a fire at the printing house the following year and was replaced by a copper-engraved version, also by Gastaldi WALTER 10; SUAREZ: p.130, 'landmark in Southeast Asian cartography', fig.74 (copperplate).
[Ref: 18440]    £6,500.00 ($8,476 • €7,293 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century four-sheet map of the East Indies]
Indie Orientali di Quà e di la Dal Gange col Loro Arcipelago. Venice, c.1784. Original colour. Four sheets, each 325 x 420mm.
A four-sheet map of south-east Asia, showing Afghanistan, India and the Maldives in the west, Indochina, the Philippines and Indonesia in the east.
[Ref: 9423]    £725.00 ($945 • €813 rates)


 China 

JANSSON, Jan. [An early example of this classic 17th century map of China]
China Veteribus Sinarum regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta. Amsterdam, c.1636, German text edition. Original colour. 410 x 500mm. Small repair to bottom of centre fold, well outside the engraved area.
The map shows not only China but also the whole of Japan, the 'island' of Korea and Luzon in the Philippines. A large title cartouche with exotic Chinese figures in full colour fills the gap top right, where the enigma of 'Ezo' was to confuse Europeans until the late 18th century. This example has the pagination erased and 'GG' written in ink: 'ff' was the pagination of the first issue of the map, in a German edition of 1636. KOEMAN: Me 42.
[Ref: 18401]    £1,400.00 ($1,826 • €1,571 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [The first western map of the Chinese province of Shanxi]
Xansi, Imperii Sinarum Provincia Secunda. Amsterdam, 1658, Spanish edition but blank verso. Coloured, with gold highlights. 410 x 490mm. Repairs in edges of margin.
A 17th century map of Shanxi, published in the 'Novus Atlas Sinensis', the first Western atlas of China, compiled from the maps supplied by Martino Martini, a Jesuit missionary who travelled through China 1643-1650. KOEMAN: Bl 60a.
[Ref: 18173]    £750.00 ($978 • €842 rates)


CLUVER, Philip. [Seventeenth century miniature map of China]
Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio. Amsterdam: Elzevier Press, 1659. Original colour. 120 x 125mm.
An attractive miniature map of the Chinese Empire, also encompassing Japan and the mythical 'Yeso'. Published in Cluver's 'Introductionis in Universam Geographicam'.
[Ref: 18764]    £225.00 ($293 • €252 rates)


KIRCHER, Athanasius. [A 17th century map of China]
Imperium Sinicum Quindecupartitum. Imperium Sinicum in XV regna seu provincias distributum una cum genuino situ urbium metropolitanarum montium fluminum lacum Amsterdam, 1667, Coloured. 300 x 390mm. Ink stamp showing through from the verso,
A detailed map of China derived from Jesuit Father Martino Martini, published in Kircher's 'China Monumentis, Qua Sacris Qua Profanis, Nec Non Variis Naturæ & Artis Spectaculis'. Kircher, a Jesuit scholar, was one of the first compilers of knowledge of the physical features of the world. NORDENSKIOLD: Vol III 520.
[Ref: 18588]    £1,200.00 ($1,565 • €1,346 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [Early 18th century map of China]
La Partie Orientale de L'Asie ou se trouvent Le Grand Empire des Tartares Chinois et Celuy du Japon. Paris, 1705. 240 x 340mm.
Interesting map of China, Korea and Japan, with a large 'Terre D'Yeço' connected to the mainland. The island of Taiwan is labeled "I.Formosa ou Bel Isle" and the Great Wall is shown Engraved by Inselin.
[Ref: 18428]    £450.00 ($587 • €505 rates)


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