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RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of China]
Regno Dispotico. Imperio della China anticamente Sinae sotto un Imperatore Tartaro. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 128 x 73mm.
A rare miniature map of China engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 12974]    £1,200.00 ($1,594 • €1,372 rates)

COOK, Captain James. [Macao]
Sketch of the Typa and Macao. Dublin?, c.1784. 275 x 220mm.
The environs of Macao, with a small plan of the town, as surveyed by William Bligh, who was Master of the 'Resolution' under Captain Cook. Having lost their captain in Hawaii in February 1779 his crew continued with their mission, attempting to find a North West Passage through the Bering Straits. Having been beaten by the Arctic ice wall they returned home westwards, visiting Macao at the end of 1779. This version is possibly from a Dublin pirate edition of the Official Account.of Cook's Third Voyage. The original is signed "W.H." for William Harrison; this has the signature "Duff sc" bottom right, an engraver not listed in Tooley.
[Ref: 11364]    £150.00 ($199 • €171 rates)

BARROW, John. [The Macartney Embassy - Zhousan]
A Chart of the Islands to the Southward of Tchu-San on the Eastern Coast of China generally laid down from one published by Alexander Dalrymple with additions and alterations. London, George Nicol, 1796. 560 x 380mm. Binding marks on left edge.
A chart published in George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China'. Lord Macartney was the first British ambassador to China, arriving in 1793 and ordered to leave the same year. During their stay they made this river trip from Hangzhou south to Canton, via the Yangtze River. This chart marks the route of the 'Clarence' up the coast to Zhoushan Dao, taking particular care through the islands to the south of that island. Under the main map is a chart of Zhoushan harbour and a circular panorama showing the view from their anchorage.
[Ref: 10060]    £150.00 ($199 • €171 rates)

BARROW, John. [A detailed chart of Macao at the end of the 18th century]
A Plan of the City and Harbour of Macao, A Colony of the Portugueze situated at the southern extremity of the Chinese Empire. London, George Nicol, 1796. Coloured. 740 x 560mm.
A large chart of Macao published in George Staunton’s 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China', Britain's first official embassy to China. The town is shown in detail, with a 37-point key in English listing Forts, Parishes, Colleges, Covents, Chapels and other buildings of interest including the Customs House and the English Factory. Lord Macartney was the first British ambassador to China, arriving in 1793 and ordered to leave the same year. However in the short time the embassy was in the country much was learned about China, and the groundwork was laid for the founding of Hong Kong less than fifty years later.
[Ref: 15777]    £1,200.00 ($1,594 • €1,372 rates)

LA PÉROUSE, Jean F.G. [View of Macao in China]
View of Macao In China. London, G.G. & I Robinson, 1798. 250mm x 360mm. Trimmed to image, laid on album paper.
View of the town and bay with sailing junks in the background, etched by Heath after de Vancy, published in 'Charts and Plates to La Perouse's Voyage', an English edition of the French explorer's account.
[Ref: 10319]    £200.00 ($266 • €229 rates)

SPARROW, Thomas. View of Macao in China. London, 1823, coloured, 140 x 200mm Very fine condition.
An attractive view of the harbour of Macao, with monks conversing with natives in the foreground. Published in "The World, or the present State of the Universe".
[Ref: 10533]    £150.00 ($199 • €171 rates)

LAUVERGNE. [View of Macao]
Couvent de la Guia a Macao. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1832-3. Aquatint on india paper. 295 x 380mm. Blindstamp of the stern of "La Favorite"
A view of the Franciscan Monastery in Macao, from the Praia Grande, Macau. This would be the location of the barracks close to the present day Clube de Militar. Engraved by Himely after Lauvergne for 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de Chine', the official account of Cyrille-Pierre-Théodore Laplace's voyage to the South Seas (1830-2) on 'La Favorite', a French corvette.
[Ref: 13687]    £200.00 ($266 • €229 rates)

WYLD, James. [Map of China during the First Opium War, marking Hong Kong]
Map of China Compiled from original Surveys & Sketches. London, James Wyld (the younger), 1840. Dissected and laid on linen, total 660 x 825mm, folded into publisher's green cloth slip-case with title label.
The first issue of this detailed map of China, published during the Opium War of 1839-42, which concluded with the Treaty of Nanking that leased Hong Kong to Britain. On this map it is marked 'Heong Kong'.
This item is currently on reserve

BELCHER, Edward. [Belcher's chart of the approaches to Hong Kong]
China East Coast Sheet 1. From Mongchow to Hong Kong. Surveyed by Capt.n Sir E.Belcher, Comm.r Bate, Lieut. Gordon R.N., and Capt.n D.Ross I.N. London: Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, 1853. Coloured. 495 x 650mm. 19th century French chart-seller's blue ink stamp under title. Tear in unprinted sea area expertly repaired.
Sea chart of China from the island of Xiachuan Dao east to Hong Kong, surveyed by, among others, Edward Belcher, who is most famous for the first detailed map of Hong Kong, 1841 (the year before the island was ceded to Britain). He produced charts of all over the world for the Navy and also wrote accounts of his voyage around the world and an expedition to the Arctic. He ended his career in the navy as an Admiral.
[Ref: 15687]    £2,000.00 ($2,656 • €2,286 rates)

BREGANTE, S. [Antique sea chart of the environs of Shanghai]
Carta Esférica de la Costa Oriental de China Desde el Rio Ngau-Keang hasta el Whang-ho-kau segun los trajabos de los capitanes Kellett y Collinson de la Marina Real Inglesa. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1862. Touches of original colour. 1000 x 640mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Slight toning at centrefold.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the Chinese coastline, including the mouth of the Yangtze River and Shanghai. Copied from English charts, lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12449]    £1,200.00 ($1,594 • €1,372 rates)

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