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RENNEVILLE, René Auguste Constantin.
[Rare map of the interests of the V.O.C. in the East Indies] [Untitled map of the East Indies.] Amsterdam, c.1725. 315 x 425mm.
An important map of the East Indies with an inset of Buton, published to illustrate Renneville's 'Recueil des voiages qui ont servi à l'établissement & aux progrès de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales, formée dans les Provinces-Unies des Païs-Bas'. This was the first French translation of Isaac Commelin's account published in 1646. Commelin based his map on that of De Bry, 1619; this version still retains the two sea monsters. Renneville (1650-1723), a French protestant, spent over ten years imprisoned in the Bastille for 'having criminal correspondence with foreigners'.
($2,375 • €2,185 rates)
[Two-sheet map of the Indian Ocean & Far East] Carte des Indes Orientales... Nuremberg, 1748. Original body colour with additions. Two sheets conjoined , total 520 x 890mm.
Larger than the standard Homann format, this map shows the Far East from India and the Maldives to the Philippines and the uncertain coastlines of New Guinea. The title is within a fine martial cartouche, representing the stuggles of the European powers for control in the area. The map is dedicated to William IV, Prince of Orange-Nassau (1711-51), a Director-General of the Dutch East India Company and son-in-law of George II of Great Britain.
($1,500 • €1,380 rates)
[The Far East, with a superbly engraved title cartouche] India Orientalis cum Adjacentibus Insulis Nova Delineatione ob oculos posita. Augsburg, J.M.Probst, c.1770. Coloured. 490 x 575mm.
Antique map of south-east Asia from India to the southern coasts of Japan. To the south is the northern coastline of Australia, still connected to New Guinea by Carpentaria, with over thirty named features. The elaborate title cartouche has two themes: on the left is a missionary converting the natives; on the right are more natives offering tribute to allegorical figures of the Roman gods.
($1,200 • €1,104 rates)
[Four sheet map of the East Indies] Carte Hydro-Geo-Graphique des Indes Orientales en deça et au dela du Gange avec leur Archipel. Paris, Lattré, 1771. Original colour. 4 sheets conjoined, total 595 x 830mm.
From India east to the Philippines, Borneo, Java, the Celebes & Timor and Formosa. Marked across areas are the directions of the prevailing winds at different times of the year.
($688 • €633 rates)
[4-sheet map of the East Indies] Indie Orientali di Quà e di la Dal Gange col Loro Arcipelago. Venice, c.1784. Original colour. 4 separate sheets of 325 x 420 each.
This large four sheet map shows China, Formosa, India, The Philippines, Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Borneo and the Maldives.
($750 • €690 rates)
[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.
($100 • €92 rates)
[The East Indies at the start of the 19th century] A New Map of the East India Isles from the Latest Authorities. London, 1801. Original colour. 505 x 550mm.
Extremely detailed map of Southeast Asia from John Cary's atlas. Extends from Mergui Archipelago, Straits of Malacca and Sumatra to Papua New Guinea, Pelew Islands, and part of Formosa.
($531 • €489 rates)
[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.
($600 • €552 rates)
[Early 19th century map of the East Indies] East India Isles. London, Cadell & Davies, 1813. Original colour. 560 x 770mm.
Beautifully engraved map of SE Asia, the Philippines, etc, extending from Burma, Java and Sumatra to Papua New Guinea, Pelew, the Philippines and Hainan. Highly detailed regional map, one of the best regional maps of the area to appear in an English Atlas in the 19th Century. Pinkerton's elephant folio atlas is one of the best engraved works of the period.
($813 • €748 rates)
[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.
($5,625 • €5,175 rates)
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