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  ASIA 
 Korea 

HAMILTON, Angus. [Map of Korea at the start of the Russio-Japanese War]
Map of Korea Prepared by Angus Hamilton F.R.G.S. 1904. London: Edward Stanford, 1904. Colour lithographic map. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 730 x 560mm, folded into publisher's covers.
A map of Korea with hatchuring to show relief and an inset map showing the surrounding countries. The map was published on the 1st February, 1904, a week before Japan attacked the Russian Far East Fleet at Port Arthur, sparking the Russio-Japanese War. Part of the motivation for the war was rivalry over influence in Korea; as soon as the Japanese had the Russians contained in Port Arthur they invaded Korea, occupying Saigon and turning the country into a Japanese protectorate.
[Ref: 17649]    £420.00 ($542 • €461 rates)


 Philippines 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [A 17th Century miniature prospect of Manila]
Manille. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 110mm.
A bird's eye view of the town and harbour of Manilla, showing the castle, traditional dwellings and galleons in port. From Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 17504]    £325.00 ($419 • €357 rates)


 Indonesia 

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. [Detailed map of the East Indies]
Eastern Islands or Malay Archipelago. London, Baldwin & Craddock, 1836. Original outline Colour. Steel engraving, 315 x 405mm.
Indo-China, the Malay Peninsula marking Singapore, the Philippines, Sumatra, Java & Borneo.
[Ref: 17155]    £160.00 ($206 • €176 rates)


 Central Asia 

WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. [The Fries map of South Asia]
Indiæ Tabula Moderna. Vienne, Gaspar Trechsel, 1541. Woodcut, printed area 320 x 440mm.
Southern Asia, with Eastern Arabia and the Persian Gulf to the South China Sea. Of interest is the transferral of Taprobana to the coast of the Malay Peninsula, and the appearance of Indo-China as a tiny peninsula marked 'fulicandora'. Over India is a depiction of 'suttee', Hindu widow-burning; however Fries has added a horned devil to add to the titillation. This is the last issue of Fries' reduction of Wäldseemüller's map of 1513, prepared not for a Ptolemy edition but for a new 'Chronica mundi' being written by Wäldseemüller. His death c.1520 caused the project to be shelved, so the woodcuts were used to publish a smaller sized and so cheaper edition of the 'Geography'. TIBBETTS: Arabia in Early Maps, 17.
[Ref: 17910]    £2,100.00 ($2,709 • €2,306 rates)


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 ($84 • €71 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 ($2,451 • €2,086 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 ($194 • €165 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 ($2,322 • €1,976 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 ($1,032 • €878 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 ($4,193 • €3,569 rates)


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