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  ASIA 
 Far East 

FADEN, William. [Miniature map of The East Indies]
The East Indies according to the General Acceptation. London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of the East Indies engraved by T. Foot for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16362]    £80.00 ($106 • €90 rates)


PINKERTON, John. [East India Islands]
East India Isles. London, Cadell & Davies, 1813. Original colour. 560 x 770mm.
Engraved by Neele for 'Pinkerton's Modern Atlas', issued in parts between 1809-14 and as a whole in 1815. Drawn under the direction of Mr. Pinkerton by L. Hebert. Neele sculpt. 352 Strand. London: published April 15th. 1813, by Cadell & Davies, Strand & Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, Paternoster Row. Relief shown by hachures.
[Ref: 13586]    £480.00 ($636 • €540 rates)


 China 

WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. [The first map of China printed in Europe]
[Tabula Superioris Indiae & Tartariae maioris.] Vienne: Gaspar Trechsel, 1541. Woodcut, trapezoid, printed area (at most) 290 x 460mm. Small spot in map area, small repairs in centre fold, repaired worm hole in border of map but affecting printed text.
A very important map of China, the first 'modern' map of the region, which includes Tibet, Tartary and Japan. Although it was published in an edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia', it was not a deduction of a map from the Wäldseemüller editions of 1513, but a new one prepared for a new 'Chronica mundi' being written by Wäldseemüller. First published in 1522, this example comes from the last edition. He expanded the Ptolemaic map by adding information on Tartary and Japan gleaned from the accounts of Marco Polo. Japan is a large island called Zipangri, a name derived from the Chinese 'Land of the Rising Sun', which Polo learned about from the Chinese. The first recorded European visit to Japan was the year after publication, the landing of the Portuguese Alvarado in Okinawa, 1542. The title, as above, is on the reverse, with a descriptive text in Latin. MAPFORUM.COM 8; WALTER 'Japan, A Cartographic Vision', No.3.
[Ref: 17911]    £5,000.00 ($6,625 • €5,630 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Ortelius's landmark map of China]
Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis, nova descriptio. auctore Ludovicio Georgio. Antwerp, 1608-12, Italian text edition. Original colour. 370 x 470mm. Laid on canvas to reinforce verdigris weaknesses.
The most decorative map of China. Oriented with north to the right, there are cartouches for the title, scale and privilege; on the map are elephants, Tartar tents and land-yachts. Japan has an extra landmass to the east, with its further reaches hidden by the scale cartouche. The Philippines appear, but with little accuracy or detail; they were not even named until the second state (c.1588). WALTER: 11f, illus; VAN DEN BROECKE: 164, state 3 of 3, with the Philippines named and some extra strengthening of the engraving.
[Ref: 15820]    £4,500.00 ($5,963 • €5,067 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A classic early 17th century map of China]
China. Amsterdam, 1623, French text edition. Original colour. 350 x 460mm.
Interesting map of China, also showing Korea as an island, a distorted Japan and the tip of north-west America. Decorations include a land-yacht, a junk, seamonster and a western galleon, and a crucifixion scene within a strapwork cartouche.
[Ref: 17883]    £2,700.00 ($3,578 • €3,040 rates)


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [Classic 17th century map of China]
China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta. Amsterdam, c.1640, French text edition. Original colour. 415 x 500mm. Minor repairs at centre fold.
An early map of China, also showing Japan and the 'island' of Korea. 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.
[Ref: 17884]    £1,400.00 ($1,855 • €1,576 rates)


JOLLAIN, Gerard. [17th century map of China]
La Chine. Paris, c.1660. Coloured, 135 x 190mm.
Small map of China, also showing Japan and the island of Korea. From Jollain's 'Tresor des Cartes Geographiques des principaux Estats de lUnivers'.
[Ref: 17841]    £400.00 ($530 • €450 rates)


MERIAN, Mattheus. [17th century map of China]
China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta. Frankfurt, c.1660. Coloured. 275 x 350mm.
An elegant map of China derived from Blaeu, representing China bounded in the west by the Great Wall, Korea is depicted as an island. With a decorative title cartouche and shipping vessels decorating the seas.
[Ref: 16936]    £800.00 ($1,060 • €901 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, 300 x 390mm.
A detailed map of China marking the Great Wall, 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: 15680]    £1,000.00 ($1,325 • €1,126 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [17th Century French map of China]
Chine. Paris, 1682. Coloured. 135 x 100mm.
Miniature map of China, published in Du Val's 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 17495]    £350.00 ($464 • €394 rates)


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