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  ASIA 
 China 

STANFORD, Edward. [Detailed map of China and Japan]
Stanford's Map of China and Japan with the adjacent parts of the Russian Repub.cs, India, Burma &c. London: Standord, 1924. Colour lithographic map, dissected and laid on linen, folded into green cloth covers with publisher's label and advertisement, library label pasted to inside cover. 670 x 1015mm.
Showing from Bombay east to Tokyo and from Koorgan to south to Manila. The Trans-Siberian railway is marked.
[Ref: 12027]    £340.00 ($457 • €386 rates)


SEWELL, John Kirk. [A pictorial map of Beijing in the early 1930s]
Peiping. Beijing: Peiying Press. c.1935. Original colour ( lithographic map ). Sheet 600 x 495mm. Old folds, laid on archival paper.
A pictorial street map of the inner city of Beijing, showing the three parts of the city (the Tartar City, the Imperial City (which contains the Forbidden City) and the Chinese City) with illustrations of major buildings, monuments and train stations. Illustrations include black silhouettes of workers, pedestrians and animals, including camel trains. We have dated the map, which is labeled in English and Chinese, because of the black white and red flag of the German Reich (1933-35), prior to the introduction of the red flag with the swastika.
[Ref: 17708]    £1,650.00 ($2,219 • €1,874 rates)


DORN, Frank. [A fascinating pictorial map of Beijing]
A Map and History of Peiping; formerly known as Peking; capital of provinces, princedoms and kingdoms since 1121 B.C.; in 1264 A.D. the capital of the Mongol Empire of Kublai Khan; made the capital of the Ming Empire through the Ming and Ching Dynasties; and now a city which will live long in the memory of man as one of the greatest the world has ever known. Beijing: Peiyang Press, 1936. Colour-printed wood-engraving. Sheet 860 x 755mm. Original folds reinforced on verso, laid on fine canvas.
Very interesting pictorial map of Beijing, drawn by an American officer who was a military attaché in China during the 1930s and published the year before the official start of the Second Sino-Japanese War. It features vignettes of Chinese history from 1100 BC to 1927 as well as modern tourist attractions including golf and race courses. This is an early state: the flag of the German legation is the short-lived national flag used 1933-5 (black/white/red horizontal stripes), replaced by the Nazi flag with the swastica on most examples on this map. Frank Dorn (1901-81) was a graduate of West Point (where he picked up the life-long nickname of 'Pinky'), before being posted to Beijing in 1934 to help gather intelligence on Japanese aggression. He immersed himself in the language and culture of the city, researching the Forbidden City and collecting antiquities. When war with Japan broke out Dorn became chief-of-staff to L.t General Joseph Stilwell, with a rank of Colonel. At one point relations between the Americans and the leader of the Chinese Kuomintang, Chiang Kai-shek, were so bad that Dorn was ordered to prepare a plan to assassinate him. Although Dorn suggested giving Chiang a faulty parachute and sabotaging his plane authorisation was never given. After his retirement as Brigadier General in 1953 Dorn wrote a number of books including 'The Sino-Japanese War, 1937-41', 1974. BAGBY: The Eagle-Dragon Alliance, 1992.
[Ref: 17878]    £4,000.00 ($5,380 • €4,544 rates)


Anonymous. [A bird's-eye view of West Lake, Hangzhou]
[Chinese characters] Hang Zhou Xi Hu Guan Jing Tu. Hangzhou? n.d., c.1955. Chromolithograph. Sheet 530 x 760mm.
An elevated view of Xi Hu (West Lake), a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, with numerous temples, pagodas and gardens. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
[Ref: 17596]    £650.00 ($874 • €738 rates)


 Indochina 

BERTIUS, Petrus. [Early 17th century miniature map of the Malay Peninsula]
Malacca. Amsterdam, c.1602, French text edition. Coloured. 90 x 130mm.
An attractive and clearly engraved miniature map of the Malay Peninsula, orientated with north to the left, marking 'Sincapura' (Singapore). This is an example of the first plate, without longitude or latitude scales.
[Ref: 15786]    £320.00 ($430 • €364 rates)


VARTHEMA, Ludovico di. [Map of Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula showing Singapore from Varthema's Travels]
Sumatra Insula. Leipzig: Heironymus Megister, 1610. 75 x 110mm.
Map of Malay Peninsula showing Singapore, engraved by Heinrich Gross jnr. for a German edition of the travels of Ludovico di Varthema (or Barthema, c. 1470-1517), the first non-Muslim European to enter Mecca as a pilgrim. Born in Bologna, he travelled to Egypt and Syria in 1503, where he learned enough to enlist as a Mamluk in Damascus. Under this cover he made the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina as one of the Mamluk escort of the Hajj caravan the same year. His account has satisfied later scholars, including Richard Burton, as authentic. From Arabia he travelled to India, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Borneo & the Moluccas. In 1506, wishing to return home, he joined the Portuguese garrison at Kannur in India, with whom he stayed untill he could join a ship returning to Europe in late 1507. His account then describes the east coast of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope, St Helena, Ascension and the Azores before landing at Lisbon. He returned to Italy, publishing this account for the first time in 1510. Not in Tibbetts.
[Ref: 13205]    £480.00 ($646 • €545 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Indochina]
Pres qu'isle de L'Inde de la le Gange. Paris, 1682. original outline colour. 100 x 125mm.
Miniature map, showing Burma, Thailand, Indochina and the Malay Peninsula with Malacca and 'Sincapura' marked. Published in Du Val's 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10774]    £325.00 ($437 • €369 rates)


DE ROSSI, Giovanni Giacomo. [Scarce 17th century map of Indochina]
Penisola dell India di la dal Gange... Rome, 1683. Original outline colour. 540 x 410mm.
A map of Indochina showing Burma, the Malay Peninsula, Thailand and Sumatra, after Cantelli di Vignola. The large and decorative title cartouche features two richly dressed orientals and a growling leopard.
[Ref: 15890]    £2,600.00 ($3,497 • €2,954 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature map of Indochina]
Inde Ancienne a L'Orient du Gange. Paris: Denys Thierry, c. 1683. Coloured, 155 x 110mm.
From the "Description De L'Univers" KING: 152-153; PASTOREAU: 149.
[Ref: 8656]    £100.00 ($135 • €114 rates)


MORDEN, Robert. A New Map of India Beyond the Ganges. London: 1688. Coloured. 125 x 105mm, set in a page of text.
An uncommon miniature map, showing Bengal to Hainan, with Thailand and the Malay Peninsula.
[Ref: 8779]    £240.00 ($323 • €273 rates)


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