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 Central America 

FULLARTON, Archibald. [Central America]
Central America, Namely The (Late) Confederate States of Central America; The Mexican States Chiapa, Tabasco & Yucatan; And British Honduras. According to Squier, Keipert &c. London; c.1872. Steel engraving with original colour. 430 x 520mm.
A detailed map of Central America from the Yucatan regions. Centered on Honduras and El Salvador. Published for 'The Royal Illustrated Atlas', 1872.
[Ref: 16267]    £140.00 ($178 • €156 rates)

 South America 

TIRION, Isaak. [Map of the Dutch colony of Surinam with an inset of Paramaribo]
Landkaart van de Volkplantingen Suriname en Berbice. Plan van der Stad Paramaribo. Amsterdam, c.1760. Original colour. 305 x 400mm.
A map of Surinam, with an inset plan of Paramaribo marking two synagogues, reflecting the influx of Jews from Europe in the late 17th century.
[Ref: 18416]    £320.00 ($408 • €357 rates)

TALLIS, John. [Map of Chile and Argentina with vignettes]
Chili and La Plata. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 355 x 250mm.
Map of Chile and Argentina, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with an ornate printed border and vignettes including a view of the Grand Square, Buenos Ayres.
[Ref: 16128]    £115.00 ($147 • €128 rates)


QUAD, Matthias. [The first issue of Quad's map of Asia]
Asia Partiu Orbis Maxima. MDXCVIII. Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1600, German text edition. 220 x 285mm. A fine dark impression.
Asia, engraved by Johann Bussemacher after Ortelius for Quad's 'Fasciculus Geographicus Complectens'. This is one of the first European maps to show and name the Philippines.
[Ref: 18346]    £600.00 ($764 • €669 rates)

CLOPPENBURG, Johannes. [17th century miniature map of Asia]
Asia. Amsterdam, 1630, First Edition, text in French. Coloured. 190 x 260mm.
Asia, published in Cloppenburg's version of the Mercator 'Atlas Minor', probably engraved by Van den Keere. KOEMAN: Me 198.
[Ref: 18482]    £400.00 ($510 • €446 rates)

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [Classic 18th century map of Asia]
Asia cum omnibus Imperiis Provinciis, Statibus et Insulis... Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour with additions to the cartouches. 500 x 585mm.
A decorative map of Asia, with two fine cartouches representing the wealth and culture of the continent. Both 'Yedso' and 'Companie Land' appear above Japan; Novaya Zemla is connected to mainland Russia; and New Britain is depicted in a squarish shape, expanded from the southern coast mapped by Dampier in 1700.
[Ref: 18432]    £780.00 ($994 • €870 rates)

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [An uncommon 18th Century Italian map of Asia]
L'Asia Secondo Le ultime osservazioni Divisa ne'suoi Stati Principali. Rome, 1788. Original colour. 340 x 480mm.
A rare map of Asia which extends to include all of the East Indies. One of the first maps to name Alaska (written here as Alghka). The decorative title cartouche features a female allegorical figure of Asia, flanked by putti and a camel. The cartouche effectively obscures Australia.
[Ref: 18132]    £580.00 ($739 • €647 rates)

 Far East 

GASTALDI, Giacomo. [Rare 16th century 'upside-down' map of the East Indies]
Terza Ostro Tavola. Venice, G.B.Ramusio, 1554. Trapizoid, woodcut 290 x (at greatest) 385mm. Tiny repairs to stitch holes at the centre fold as usual, a town and name crossed out in old ink, otherwise an excellent example.
An unusual depiction of the Far East, orientated with north to the bottom of the map. Thus it shows the Ganges, Sumatra (also titled Taprobana) and the Malay Peninsula on the right; Java Major and Minor, Amboine, Timor and the Philippines in the top left quandrant; and China (with Canton marked) and Japan (here called Cympagu, after Marco Polo), bottom left. This is the first European map to mention the Philippines ('Filipina') and it is often referred to as the country's 'birth certificate'. The crossed-out town is 'Chiamay', on the banks of Lake Chiamay, a mythical lake in northern Burma, the source of four great rivers, including the Indus and Ganges. The lake makes its first appearance on this map and was shown on other maps for several centuries. A very rare map: after it appeared in the first edition of Ramusio's 'Delle navigationi et viaggi' the block was destroyed in a fire at the printing house the following year and was replaced by a copper-engraved version, also by Gastaldi. WALTER 10; SUAREZ: p.130, 'landmark in Southeast Asian cartography', fig.74 (copperplate).
[Ref: 18440]    £6,500.00 ($8,281 • €7,248 rates)

DE JODE, Gerard. [16th century map of the Far East]
Tertiae partis Asiae quæ modernis Indi orientalis dicitur acurata delineatio. Autore Iacobo Castaldo Pedmontano. Gerardus de Iode excudebat. Antwerp, 1593, Latin text edition. 325 x 495mm.
The Far East, with India, the Malay Peninsula (with 'Cingatola'), the Philippines & Moluccas, engraved c.1566, this example from the 1593 edition of De Jode's 'Speculum Orbis Terrae', published two years after his death by his widow and son. This was to be the last edition: after the death of Cornelis De Jode in 1600 the plates were bought by Vrients, then the owner of the Ortelius plates, merely to stop their re-issue. Some of the most famous names in cartography of this period appear on this map: De Jode was the great rival of Ortelius, with whom he had a long-running feud; Gastaldi, De Jode's source, is best known for the appearance of his maps in the 'Lafreri-type' atlases; and Lucas & Jan van Doeticum, the engravers, are renowned for the flair of their work for Waghenaer, Linschoten and Ortelius. KOEMAN: Jod 2.
[Ref: 7593]    £6,500.00 ($8,281 • €7,248 rates)

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A 17th century miniature map of the East Indies]
Insulæ Indiae orientalis. Amsterdam, 1610, Latin text edition. Coloured. 145 x 195mm.
A miniature map of the East Indies, first published in 1607 in the Mercator/Hondius 'Atlas Minor', reduced from Hondius's own folio map. It shows from Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula east to New Guinea, and north to Indochina, the Philippines and the Mariana Islands. In 1621 the printing plate was sold to a London publisher, who republished it in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies'. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 18356]    £480.00 ($612 • €535 rates)

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