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  ASIA 
 India 

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 ($1,290 • €1,098 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 ($155 • €132 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 ($155 • €132 rates)


 Persia 

SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE. [19th century map of Persia]
Persia With Part of the Ottoman Empire, by G. Long M.A. 1831. London, Charles Knight: 1852. Original outline colour. 310 x 375mm.
Map of Persia with a list of Persian, Arabic and Turkish terms.
[Ref: 17161]    £125.00 ($161 • €137 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 ownserhip 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 ($1,548 • €1,318 rates)


 Arabia 

BLAEU, Johannes. [Highly decorative 17th century map of Arabia]
Arabia. Amsterdam, 1662, Latin text edition. Original colour. 420 x 535mm.
The first issue of this fine map of Arabia which, due to the lack of new information, still depicts the peninsula divided into the three Roman Provinces, using the Ptolemaic names: ' Arabia Felix', 'Arabia Petraea' and 'Arabia Deserta'. 'Arabia Felix', Latin for 'Loyal Arabia' covers the majority of the Peninsula, even though the term relates to the comparatively fertile regions of present day Asir and Yemen. 'Arabia Petraea' (Stony Arabia) is located in North West Arabia and was a frontier province of imperial Rome. 'Arabia Deserta' refers to the desert interior, which was populated by nomadic tribes who frequently invaded richer lands, of which the cartographic detail is mostly imaginary. TIBBETTS: 108.
[Ref: 17615]    £4,250.00 ($5,483 • €4,667 rates)


CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [Temple at Mecca]
Le Temple de la Mecque avec une Description Exacte de tout ce qu'on y Voit & Des Ceremoniesqu'on y fait. Amsterdam, 1720. 380 x 440mm.
View of the Temple at Mecca with a key and two views of the interior.
[Ref: 17050]    £550.00 ($710 • €604 rates)


Anonymous. [Temple at Mecca and Camp of he Arabs]
The Temple of Mecca. The Camp of the Arabs on Mount Carmel, near the City of Caifa. J. Cook: London, 1768. Sheet size 310 x 220mm.
Two views on one sheet engraved for Drake's Voyages. The Temple of Mecca and the camp of the Arabs, on Mount Carmel.
[Ref: 16937]    £200.00 ($258 • €220 rates)


 The Holy Land 

BOWEN, Emanuel. [18th Century English map of The Holy Land]
An Accurate Map of the Holy Land, Divided into the XII Tribes Accomodated to Sacred History, & describing the Travels of Jesus Christ. London, 1749. Coloured. 330 x 230mm.
Detailed map of the ancient Holy Land, showing mountains, rivers, towns, divisions of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and routes of the travels of Jesus Christ.
[Ref: 17149]    £320.00 ($413 • €351 rates)


 Turkey 

SANSON, Nicolas. [A map of Classical Turkey and Cyprus]
Asia Minor in Epitomen Contracta, Magnas Regiones, seu Provincias Representans, in quibus Populi, Primariae Urbes, Locaque Præcipua Notantur. Paris: Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, c1731. Original outline colour. 410 x 635mm.
A map of Asia Minor, first published by Pierre Moullard Sanson in 1697, but this example published by Gilles Robert du Vaugondy, who took over his business in 1731.
[Ref: 17597]    £650.00 ($839 • €714 rates)


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