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  ASIA 
 Indochina 

BROCKHAUS, F. A.. [Miniature plan of Singapore]
Singapur Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, c. 1895. 160 x 225 mm.
City map of Singapore showing many details, including the Volspark (People's Park) at the centre of the map. It was published in the Brockhaus’ Konversations Lexikon.
[Ref: 18910]    £250.00 ($316 • €278 rates)


 Indonesia 

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th century map of Sumatra, Malay Peninsula and Strait of Singapore]
Carte de l'Isle de Sumatra... Germany, c.1755. 280 x 290mm. A fine and dark impression, wide margins.
A scarce German edition of a Bellin map of Sumatra, with the tip of the Malay Peninsula, centered on Singapore, Engraved by Schley
[Ref: 18975]    £280.00 ($354 • €311 rates)


 Central Asia 

JANSSON, Jan. [The Indian Ocean according to the Ancients]
Erythraei sive Rubri Maris Periplus, olim ab Arriano Descriptus, nunc verso ab Abrah. Ortelio ex eodem Delineatus. Amsterdam, c.1658, French text edtion. Original colour. 395 x 470mm. Excellent condition.
A map of the Indian Ocean in classical times after Ortelius, showing from Arabia to Indo-China, with insets of the North Coast of Africa and the North Pole. It was published in Volume VI of Jansson's 'Le Theatre du Monde', his atlas of the ancient world. This map based on a description of Asia written by Arian, the Roman governor of Cappadocia AD 134, in turn using the accounts of Alexander's conquests as sources. Jansson's maps of the ancient world were also published with a text by Georg Horn; these can be recognised by the lack of text on the reverse of the maps. KOEMAN: Me 179.
[Ref: 8366]    £350.00 ($443 • €389 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of the arena of the Great Game]
Independent Tartary. London, London Printing and Publishing Co., c.1860. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 260 x 330mm.
Original map of Central Asia, including the Caspian, Kazakstan and Kyrgystan, with three vignette scenes of Tartar life. The area was the scene of the Great Game, a mixture of exploration, espionage and diplomacy, played between Russian and Britain, as the Russians attempted to push their empire south to British India. Marked on the map are the cities of Bukhara, Khiva, Merv and Tashkent, which had been unknown to outsiders less than fifty years before.
[Ref: 18562]    £150.00 ($190 • €167 rates)


 India 

HONTER, Johannes. [16th century woodblock map of India]
Cambaye Orissa Delli Decan. Basle: Henri Petri, c.1561. Woodcut, printed area 120 x 155, set in text.
Published in Honter's 'Cosmographiæ rudimentis', the map is surrounded by a Latin text description.
[Ref: 7977]    £300.00 ($380 • €334 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [17th century map of the Mogol Empire in northern India]
Magni Mogolis Imperium. Amsterdam: c.1640, Latin text. Original colour. 370 x 500mm.
A detailed map of the Mogul Empire, showing northern India, parts of Afghanistan and Bengal. It is based on information supplied by Sir Thomas Roe (c.1581-1644), ambassador to the emperor Jahangir between 1615-8. At a time that roads were not usually shown on maps, this marks his route to the court as a line of villages from Surat via Agra, Delhi and Lahore, through the Khyber Pass to Jalalabad and Kabul in Afghanistan. His route was a southern spur of the Silk Road, making this one of the few contemporary maps to include such information.
[Ref: 18848]    £480.00 ($607 • €534 rates)


DE WIT, Frederick. [The Mogol Empire in northern India]
Magni Mogolis Imperium. Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier, c.1740. Original colour. 414 x 510mm.
A detailed map of the Mogul Empire, showing northern India, parts of Afghanistan and Bengal. It is based on information supplied by Sir Thomas Roe (c.1581-1644), ambassador to the emperor Jahangir between 1615-8. At a time that roads were not usually shown on maps, this marks his route to the court as a line of villages from Surat via Agra, Delhi and Lahore, through the Khyber Pass to Jalalabad and Kabul in Afghanistan. His route was a southern spur of the Silk Road, making this one of the few contemporary maps to include such information.
[Ref: 18850]    £440.00 ($557 • €489 rates)


Anonymous. [A view of the French East India Company's warehouses at Pondicherry]
Vue des Magazins de la Compagnie des Indes a Pontichery, de l'Amiraute et de la maison du Gouverneur. Paris, c.1760. Original colour. 260 x 425mm.
A vüe-d'optique of the warehouses of the French East India Company in Puducherry. The view is engraved in reverse for use in a zograscope, an optical device that used mirrors and lenses to create perspetive.
[Ref: 18871]    £275.00 ($348 • €306 rates)


VAN RYNE, Jan. [18th century prospect of Mumbai]
Bombay on the Malabar Coast belonging to the East India Company of England. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Coloured. 270 x 400mm. Narrow left margin.
A view of Mumbai from the sea, with the East India Company fort, the custom house and the Church of St Thomas. From a painting by Jan van Ryne from the 1750s.
[Ref: 18980]    £900.00 ($1,139 • €1,001 rates)


WYLD, James. [A detailed map of India published the year of the 1857 Rebellion]
Wyld's Map of India Constructed with great care and research from all the Latest Authorities and intended more particularly to facilitate a reference to the Civil and Military Stations. London, 1857. Lithograph with original hand colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 845 x 695mm.
A large and detailed map of British India divided into its provinces. Military stations are marked and a chart on the right hand side of the map gives details about their locations as well as population details for Hindustan. A chart at the top right hand corner gives distances between all major cities and towns. Although dated 1857 the rebellion is not the focus of the map: a note under the title reads 'This Map will serve to illustrate the dispatches of the Duke of Wellington'. The Iron Duke had died in 1852 and a collected edition of the dispatches from his various campaigns, including India 1797-1805, was republished.
[Ref: 18821]    £750.00 ($949 • €834 rates)


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