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DU HALDE, Johann Baptiste. [The Chinese Province of Henan]
Province VII Ho-Nan, Drawn on the Spot by the Peres Regis de Mailla and Henderer in the Year 1714... London: T.Gardner for E. Cave, 1738-41. Coloured 330 x 330mm.
Showing the VII Province of China, 'Ho-Nan'. Engraved by Emanuel Bowen, this is from an English Edition of Du Halde's 'Descriptions De La Chine'.
[Ref: 16299]    £275.00 ($370 • €312 rates)


DU HALDE, Johann Baptiste. [The Chinese Province of Kyang-Si]
Province III Kyang-Si Drawn on ye Spot by ye Peres de Tartre & Cordoso in the Year 1714... London: T.Gardner for E. Cave, 1738-41. Coloured. 350 x 285mm. Close margin on right. Chipped corner bottom right.
Showing the III Province of China, 'Kyang-Si'. Includes a table of latitudes and longitudes and an explanation of pace names. The prefix 'FU' denotes a city of the first rank; 'Chew', a city of the second rank; 'Hyen' a city of the third rank. Engraved by Emanuel Bowen, this is from an English Edition of Du Halde's 'Descriptions De La Chine'.
[Ref: 16301]    £240.00 ($323 • €273 rates)


HARRIS, John. [18th Century town plan of Peking]
Plans of the Old & New City of Peking ye Metropolis of China. London, 1746. Coloured. 350 x 215mm.
Published in John Harris’ 'Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels'.
[Ref: 17480]    £400.00 ($538 • €454 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: 16011]    £380.00 ($511 • €432 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 ($511 • €432 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 ($1,614 • €1,363 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 ($202 • €170 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century map of China]
Impero della China Colle Isole del Giappone. Venice, 1795. Original colour. 330 x 420mm.
An unusual later state of this map of China, Korea and Japan.
[Ref: 17661]    £460.00 ($619 • €523 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 ($202 • €170 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 ($1,614 • €1,363 rates)


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