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  ASIA 
 India 

CARPENTER, William. [View of Delhi]
Delhi. Street at back of Jumma Musjid. London, ILN, 1857. Chromolithograph, image 230 x 330mm.
View of a Delhi street, 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: 16988]    £125.00 ($163 • €140 rates)


STANFORD, Edward. [One of the last maps of India under the East India Company]
Stanford's map of India Based on the Surveys Executed by Order of the Honourable the East India Company, Special Maps of the Surveyor General and Other Authorities; showing the Latest Territorial Acquisitions of the British Empire and the Independent and Protected States, Railways, Canals, &c. 1857. London: Edward Stanford, 1857. Coloured lithographic map, dissected and laid on linen in two sections, each c. 830 x 1270mm. With original slipcase with publisher's title label.
A large and detailed map of India and Sri Lanka, with the states coloured to mark their independence or the European country that controlled them. Three large circular diagrams show the distance and bearing of cities from Bombay, Madras and Calcutta respectively. An inset map bottom right is titled 'The Malay Peninsula &c. showing the British Possessions Beyond the Ganges'. A list gives the dates of acquisitions by the British Empire from Bombay in 1661 to Tanjore in 1856. The map is an act of hubris by the East India Company, proclaiming their increasing control over India. However by May in the year of publication, the India Mutiny, also known as the First War of Independence, was started by Sepoys in Meerut and by the end of the following year the Company was no more, replaced by direct control by the British government.
[Ref: 18158]    £2,500.00 ($3,260 • €2,805 rates)


 Sri Lanka 

TIRION, Isaak. [18th century map of Sri Lanka]
Nuova Carta dell' Isola Ceilon fatta in Amsterdam par Isac Tirion. Venice: Giovanni Battista Albrizzi, c.1740. Coloured. 285 x 360mm.
A nap of Sri Lanka, orientated with north to the left. Albrizzi was the first publisher to issue Tirion's maps: Tirion's own atlas was issued in Amsterdam in 1744.
[Ref: 18414]    £240.00 ($313 • €269 rates)


 Persia 

QUAD, Matthias. [The first issue of Quad's map of Persia]
Persiæ Regnum sive Sophoru Imperium. Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1600, German text edition. 210 x 265mm. A fine example
Persia, engraved by Johann Bussemacher after Ortelius for Quad's 'Fasciculus Geographicus Complectens', with five lines of Latin text engraved underneath.
[Ref: 18349]    £450.00 ($587 • €505 rates)


SPEED, John. [17th century English carte à figure map of Persia]
The Kingdome of Persia with the cheef Citties and Habites described. London: William Humble, 1646. Coloured. 390 x 510mm. A very fine example
A very decorative map of Persia, published in John Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world. It is decorated with four city prospects (Isfahan, Ormus, Tabriz & Gilan) along the top and with eight costume vignettes down the sides. The Caspian Sea still has not been mapped properly: it is shown wider than it is tall.
[Ref: 18040]    £2,200.00 ($2,869 • €2,468 rates)


 Near East 

VISSCHER, Nicolas. [A scarce two-sheet map of the Turkish Empire]
Magni Turcarum Domini Imperium in Europa, Asia, et Africa... Amsterdam, Pieter Schenk II, c.1730. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 505 x 845mm.
A large-format map of the Turkish Empire, showing the complete Mediterranean and Europe up to southern England. A large title cartouche features figures paying tribute to the sultan, designed by Philip Tideman and engraved by Willem van den Gouwen. This map was first published by Visscher in 1698; this example was published after the Viisscher plates were sold up after the death of Nicolas's widow Elizabeth in 1726. TIBBETTS: 154.
[Ref: 18443]    £1,400.00 ($1,826 • €1,571 rates)


NOEL et VIVIEN. [A large and detailed early 19th century map of the Ottoman Empire]
Carte de l'Empire Ottoman Comprenant les Possessions de la Porte en Europe, en Asie, et en Afrique; Avec les Parties Limitrophes de l'Arabie, de la Perse, de la Russie et de l'Empire Austriche. Dressée par Nöel et Vivien, Geographes; et Gravée par Giraldon-Bovinet. Paris: Giralden Bouvinet & C.ie, 1825. Original outline colour. Twelve sheets conjoined, total 1190 x 1300mm.
A large map coving from the Balkans to the Ukraine, Caspian Sea, Western Persia, Arabia and the Nile. It is unusual in that it uses stipple engraving to give texture to the open areas, especially in Arabia. It is also an unusually international publication, published in France by the engraver, with the assistance of publishers in other countries: James Wyld and John Cary in London; Artaria & Fontaine in Mannheim; Villardi in Milan; Bouffa & Fils in Amsterdam; and Brunin in Glasgow (a publisher not listed in Tooley's Dictionary).
[Ref: 18617]    £1,100.00 ($1,434 • €1,234 rates)


 Arabia 

PTOLEMY, Claudius. [A rare and important 15th century map of Arabia]
Sexta Asie Tabula. Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Woodcut, original colour, slightly retouched. 300 x 565mm. Some restoration mainly to bottom margin.
The Arabian peninsula from an incunabula edition of Ptolemy's Geographia , within a trapezoid border with metal type for the lettering. The title is on the verso with a Latin-text description, with a coloured capital. The map was originally published by Lienhart Holle in an edition of Ptolemy’s 'Geography' with revisions by the cartographer Nicolaus Germanus Donis. This was the first European atlas published outside Italy and the first to be illustrated with woodcut maps. Soon afterwards Holle went bankrupt, probably because of the cost of producing the atlas, and Reger acquired the rights to the 'Geography', reissuing the second and last edition of this version in 1486. See TIBBETTS: 8.
[Ref: 14514]   P.O.A.


RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [16th century Italian map of Arabia]
Arabia Felice nuova Tavola. Venice, c.1562. 190 x 260mm.
Ruscelli's 'modern' map of Arabia from his 'La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo'. Based largely on the earlier Ptolemaic maps by Giocomo Gastaldi from 1548, the map extends from the Arabian Desert south as far as the Horn of Africa and includes modern day Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Early settlements, rivers, mountains, lakes, and various topographic features are noted.
[Ref: 18343]    £400.00 ($522 • €449 rates)


 The Holy Land 

BELLEFOREST, François de. [A scarce woodcut map of Jerusalem]
Jerusalem. Paris: Michel Sonnius & Nicolas Chesneau, 1575. Woodcut, image size 310 x 460, set in letterpress.
A woodcut map after Georg Braun's map of Jerusalem at the time of Christ and in the present day. It was published in the ''Cosmographie Universelle', which contained the text of Munster's 'Cosmography' translated into French by Belleforest and maps copied from various sources including Ortelius and Braun & Hogenberg.
[Ref: 14281]    £900.00 ($1,174 • €1,010 rates)


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