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  ASIA 
 China 

MOLL, Herman. [18th century English map of China & Japan]
The Empire of China and Island of Japan. London: Thomas Bowles & John Bowles, c.1730. Coloured. 260 x 255mm.
China and Japan, with an almost-square Korea and Chinese Tartary. Above Japan is the semi-mythical islands of 'Jesso' and 'Company's Island'. Above Japan a text reads 'Whether Japan be an Island, or joyned to ye Land of Jesso, is mot yet determined...'. From Moll's 'Atlas minor or a new and curious set of sixty-two maps, in which are shewn all the empires, kingdoms, countries, states, in all the known parts of the earth, with their bounds, divisions, chief cities & towns, the whole composed & laid down agreable to modern history'.
[Ref: 17848]    £550.00 ($703 • €617 rates)


ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste B. D'. [Important French map of China by D'Anville]
Carte Generale de la Chine Dressée sur les Cartes Particulieresque l'Empereur Cang-Hi a fait lever sur les Lieux R.R.P.P. Jésuites Missionaires dans cet Empire. Paris, 1737. Original colour with later additions. 620 x 520mm. Some restoration. Narrow left and right margins.
One of the general maps of China from D'Anville's 'Nouvelle Atlas de Chine', the most important set of maps of China since the Blaeu/Martini atlas. With two chinoiserie cartouches.
[Ref: 12227]    £900.00 ($1,150 • €1,009 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th century map of China]
L'Empire de La Chine... Paris, 1748. Coloured. 300 x 415mm.
China, Korea, and the islands Taiwan (Tay-wan ou Formose) and Haynan, from Prevost's 'Histoire Générale des Voyages'.
[Ref: 16044]    £375.00 ($479 • €420 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th century map of Taiwan]
L'Isle Formose et Partie des Costes de la Chine. Paris, 1752. Coloured. 240 x 290mm.
Bellin's antique map of Taiwan. Apart from the central mountain range most of the detail is coastal.
[Ref: 12895]    £380.00 ($486 • €426 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [A dramatic 18th century map of China]
Opulentissimum Sinarum Imperium juxta Recentissimam Delineationem in suas Provincias Distermunatum. Augsburg, T.C.Lotter, c.1760. Original colour. 500 x 590mm.
A finely-engaved map of China divided into provinces, with an allegorical title cartouche representing European trade with China. Originally published c.1730, this example was published by Seutter's son-in-law & successor, Tobias Conrad Lotter.
[Ref: 18269]    £1,400.00 ($1,789 • €1,569 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of China]
Regno Dispotico. Imperio della China anticamente Sinae sotto un Imperatore Tartaro. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 128 x 73mm.
A rare miniature map of China engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 12974]    £1,200.00 ($1,534 • €1,345 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Macao]
Sketch of the Typa and Macao. Dublin?, c.1784. 275 x 220mm.
The environs of Macao, with a small plan of the town, as surveyed by William Bligh, who was Master of the 'Resolution' under Captain Cook. Having lost their captain in Hawaii in February 1779 his crew continued with their mission, attempting to find a North West Passage through the Bering Straits. Having been beaten by the Arctic ice wall they returned home westwards, visiting Macao at the end of 1779. This version is possibly from a Dublin pirate edition of the Official Account.of Cook's Third Voyage. The original is signed "W.H." for William Harrison; this has the signature "Duff sc" bottom right, an engraver not listed in Tooley.
[Ref: 11364]    £150.00 ($192 • €168 rates)


BARROW, John. [The Macartney Embassy - Zhousan]
A Chart of the Islands to the Southward of Tchu-San on the Eastern Coast of China generally laid down from one published by Alexander Dalrymple Esq.re with additions and alterations. London, George Nicol, 1796. 560 x 380mm. Binding marks on left edge.
A chart published in George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China'. Lord Macartney was the first British ambassador to China, arriving in 1793 and ordered to leave the same year. During their stay they made this river trip from Hangzhou south to Canton, via the Yangtze River. This chart marks the route of the 'Clarence' up the coast to Zhoushan Dao, taking particular care through the islands to the south of that island. Under the main map is a chart of Zhoushan harbour and a circular panorama showing the view from their anchorage.
[Ref: 10060]    £150.00 ($192 • €168 rates)


BARROW, John. [A detailed chart of Macao at the end of the 18th century]
A Plan of the City and Harbour of Macao, A Colony of the Portugueze situated at the southern extremity of the Chinese Empire. London, George Nicol, 1796. Coloured. 740 x 560mm.
A large chart of Macao published in George Staunton’s 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', Britain's first official embassy to China. The town is shown in detail, with a 37-point key in English listing Forts, Parishes, Colleges, Covents, Chapels and other buildings of interest including the Customs House and the English Factory. Lord Macartney was the first British ambassador to China, arriving in 1793 and ordered to leave the same year. However in the short time the embassy was in the country much was learned about China, and the groundwork was laid for the founding of Hong Kong less than fifty years later.
[Ref: 15777]    £1,200.00 ($1,534 • €1,345 rates)


SPARROW, Thomas. View of Macao in China. London, 1823, coloured, 140 x 200mm Very fine condition.
An attractive view of the harbour of Macao, with monks conversing with natives in the foreground. Published in "The World, or the present State of the Universe".
[Ref: 10533]    £150.00 ($192 • €168 rates)


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