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  ASIA 
 Central Asia 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Depiction of the Mughal emperor]
Le Grand Mogol. Paris, c. 1682, 155 x 110mm.
Copper engraving of the Grand Mogul or Mughal, which was a titled used by Europeans for the ruler of the Muhgal Empire. The Mughals used the tile Padishah. Published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 17380]    £65.00 ($85 • €72 rates)


MORTIER, Pieter. [A detailed sea chart of the Indian Ocean]
Carte Particuliere d'une partie d'Asie ou sont Les Isles d'Andemaon, Ceylan, Les Maldives. Partie Occidentale d'une Partie d'Asie ou sont les Isles de Zocotora, de l'Amirante. Amsterdam, c.1705. Original colour. 605 x 890mm.
A large chart of the Indian Ocean, with the coastlines of Arabia, Persia, India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and Burma. It appeared both in the famous 'Neptune Francois' and in Mortier's re-issue of Jaillot's 'Atlas Nouveau', as this example. KOEMAN: Mor 1.
[Ref: 17566]    £1,900.00 ($2,495 • €2,117 rates)


WALKER, J. & C. [19th Century Map of Afghanistan]
Bokhara, Afghanistan, Beloochistan, &C. London, Charles Knight; 1852. Original outline colour. 420 x 355mm.
Map made for the SDUK (Society for the Diffusion of Useful knowledge), centred on Afghanistan (referred to as Kabool). Shows Bokhara, Afghanistan and part of Persia.
[Ref: 17165]    £150.00 ($197 • €167 rates)


 India 

COGAN, Robert. [A detailed 19th Century chart of Bombay Harbour]
Plan du Port de Bombay Levé en 1829, par M. Robert Cogan, Lieutenant de la Marine de la Companie des Indes. Paris: Dépôt-général de la Marine, 1840. 610 x 450mm.
A French edition of the important trigonometirical survey of the port of Mumbai, executed by Robert Cogan of the Indian Navy and first published by James Horsburgh, Official Hydrographer to the East India Company, in 1833. Underneath the chart is a coastal profile of the entrance to the port.
[Ref: 17683]    £1,800.00 ($2,363 • €2,005 rates)


HOBBS, John Stratton. [A detailed chart of the Bay of Bengal]
A Chart of the Bay of Bengal, from False Point to Cheduba Island, with a Plan of the Port of Aktab and the Aracan River &c. Revised from the late Surveys by J.S. Hobbs, F.R.G.S. Hydrographer. London, Charles Wilson, 1850. Touches of original colour. 650 x 940mm, backed on canvas with publisher's title label. Dated iin title altered to 1880 in mss, ink.
A detailed chart of the Bay of Bengal from Chilka Lake east to Manuag Island in Burma. The focus is on the channels through the Sundarbans, including the entrances to the Hoogley River, the route to Calcutta, the main city of British India.
[Ref: 17540]    £800.00 ($1,050 • €891 rates)


ABINGTON, G. [A 'bird's-eye view' map of India]
Abington's Panoramic View of India. London: G. Abington, c.1857. Coloured wood engraving. Sheet 535 x 340mm. Backed with restorer's tissue to strengthen folds.
A separate-issue elevated 'view' of India and Sri Lanka, with towns and physical features shown in profile including, in the far north, Kabul and the Himalayas. Underneath is a letterpress list of distances between Delhi and other cities, including Kabul. Abington was a news-seller in Shoe Lane, off Fleet Street. His forays into map publishing seem to be limited to this and 'Abington's Panoramic View Map of Delhi', showing the city under siege in 1857, during the India Mutiny.
[Ref: 16778]    £1,000.00 ($1,313 • €1,114 rates)


ABINGTON, G. [The Siege of Delhi, 1857]
Abington's Panoramic View Map of Delhi and the Surrounding Country. London: G. Abington, c.1857. Tinted lithograph with hand finishing. Printed area 410 x 480mm. Some restoration, backed on canvas.
A separate-issue elevated 'view' of Delhi under siege by the East India Company troops in September 1857, part of the Indian Rebellion. It shows the British camp on the Delhi Ridge, and the assault on the Selimgarh Fort, captured on the 16th September. Underneath is a list of distances between Delhi and other cities, including Kabul. Abington was a news-seller in Shoe Lane, off Fleet Street. His forays into map publishing seem to be limited to this and 'Abington's Panoramic View Map of India', capitalising on the public thirst for information about the Mutiny.
[Ref: 16502]    £3,250.00 ($4,267 • €3,621 rates)


CARPENTER, William. [View of Cawnpore]
Cawnpore. On the Ganges. From a Drawing by W. Carpenter Jun. London: ILN, 1857. Chromolithograph. 250 x 350mm. Bottom right corner of margin torn.
A colourful view of Canwpore (Kanpur), from a drawing by William Carpenter (1818-1899). Carpenter spent several years travelling around India in the 1850s painting scenes and portraits. He left India for England and sold reproduction rights to his paintings to the Illustrated London News, which published them as India descended into the chaos of the Mutiny of 1857. Thus this view is a romantic scene with no reference to the massacre five months earlier that has made the city infamous. When Carpenter had a one-man exhibition of 275 paintings in 1881 all of the paintings were purchased by the new Victoria and Albert Museum.
[Ref: 17253]    £120.00 ($158 • €134 rates)


CARPENTER, William. [View of Benares]
Benares. London, ILN, 1857. Chromolithograph, image 230 x 330mm. Small tear in upper margin.
View of Benares (Varanasi), a city on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, from a drawing by William Carpenter (1818-1899). Carpenter spent several years travelling around India in the 1850s painting scenes and portraits. He left India for England and sold reproduction rights to his paintings to the Illustrated London News, which published them as India descended into the chaos of the Mutiny of 1857. When Carpenter had a one-man exhibition of 275 paintings in 1881 all of the paintings were purchased by the new Victoria and Albert Museum.
[Ref: 17254]    £120.00 ($158 • €134 rates)


 Near East 

PAULTRE, Charles. [A map recording Napoleon's 'Conquests' in Ottoman Syria]
Carte Physique & Politique de la Syrie pour servir à l'Histoire des Conquêtes du Général Bonaparte en Orient. Faite au Kaire en l'An 8 par Charles Paultre, Off.ier d'Art.rie Légière, Aide-de-Camp du Général Kleber, Comm.t en Chef l'armée Française en Egypte. Paris: Lapie & Picquet, 1803. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 595 x 790mm, with title tab. Unidentified ownership label 'P. F.' on linen.
A map of the Eastern Mediterranean published during the campaigns of General Napoleon Bonaparte in Egypt and Syria in 1798-9. After initial successes and reverses such as the Battle of the Nile, Napoleon decided to leave his army in Egypt in 1799, returning to France to become First Consul. He left his army in the hands of General Jean-Baptiste Kléber, named as commander on this map, prior to his assassination in 1800. The remains of the French army were defeated at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801, after which the British captured Cairo and Alexandria, ending the French campaign.
[Ref: 17609]    £1,200.00 ($1,576 • €1,337 rates)


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