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  ASIA 
 Arabia 

LIBRARY & PRINTING PRESS EL-MASHHAD EL-HUSSEIN. [A view of the Kaaba printed in Cairo]
[A view of the Kaaba titled in Arabic.] Gouria, Cairo: Library and Printing Press el-Mashhad el-Husseini, n.d., c.1920. Colour-printed wood engraving, sheet 450 x 635mm.
A vibrantly-coloured view of the Kaaba, printed in Cairo for the pilgrim market.
[Ref: 17288]    £1,250.00 ($1,598 • €1,401 rates)


CHEESMAN, Robert Ernest. [An ornithologist's map of Arabia, the first to mark Al-Hofuf accurately]
Arabia. Routes between 'Oqair and Jabrin Oasis in Eastern Nejd from surveys by Major R.E. Cheesman O.B.E. 1923-24. London: Royal Geographical Society, 1925. Colour lithographic map, printed area 480 x 510mm. Original folds flattened.
A map of an ornithological expedition in Saudi Arabia, beginning at Uquair (on the coast just south of Bahrain), passing through the Hasa oasis and Al-Hofuf to Yabreen oasis in the Eastern Province, during which Cheesman collected 300 specimens. An inset shows all of Arabia during the campaign for the unification of Saudi Arabia. The map was published to accompany a report in the Geographical Journal, prior to the issue of Cheesman's own book, 'In Unknown Arabia', 1926. Major R.E. Cheesman (1878-1962) was Private Secretary to Sir Percy Cox, the High Commissioner in Iraq who initiated the Uqair Protocol of 1922, which fixed the borders between Nejd (soon to be Saudi Arabia), Kuwait and Iraq. He mapped his route using a 3-inch theodolite and a half chronometer watch, fixing the location of Al-Holuf for the first time, and presented his findings to Ibn Saud at his court in the city.
[Ref: 17675]    £850.00 ($1,086 • €953 rates)


MUSIL, Professor Alois. [An important survey of Arabia by the 'the Czech Lawrence of Arabia']
Northern Arabia according to the original investigations of Alois Musil Professor of Oriental Studies at Charles University, Prague. New York: the American Geographical Society of New York, 1927. Lithographic map on four sheets, folded into grey cloth slipcase. 1060 x 1060mm.
A fine and detailed map of Northern Arabia compiled from the investigations of Alois Musil, 'the Czech Lawrence of Arabia'. Musil (1868-1944), an explorer, orientalist and professor of Oriental Studies at Charles University in Prague, travelled extensively throughout Arabia befriending and living with several Arab tribes. His travels resulted in numerous publications detailing the lives and history of the desert tribes. Much of this work was translated into English by the American Industrialist Charles R. Crane.
[Ref: 12031]    £1,000.00 ($1,278 • €1,121 rates)


 The Holy Land 

PTOLEMY, Claudius. [The FIRST "modern" map of Palestine]
Tabula Moderna Terre Sancte. Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Original hand colour with blue finishing on the sea area and rivers. Woodcut, 325 x 560mm. Very minor restoration at centrefold.
A very important and rare map of Palestine from an early German edition of Ptolemy's Geography, but one of five 'modern' maps added. Despite this it still shows the tribal divisions. A highly collectible map, here in very fine condition and striking colouring. See LAOR: 603
[Ref: 9266]    £18,000.00 ($23,004 • €20,178 rates)


SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable prospect of Jerusalem]
Destruccio Iherosolime. Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1493, Latin edition. Coloured woodcut, image 260 x 540mm, set in a page of text. A few small repairs to the centrefold, as usual.
An imaginary view of the Destruction of Jerusalem, with the Temple of Solomon on fire, from the famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. On verso are several more woodcut illustrations. LAOR: 1125, illus.
[Ref: 16824]    £1,600.00 ($2,045 • €1,794 rates)


JENICHEN, Balthasar. [A very rare map of the Holy Land]
Nova Totius Palestinæ seu Terræ Sanctæ Descriptio Pagella una. ita ut Bibliorum Voluminibus Congrat. Newe unnd deutliche Beschreibung Des gelobten Heyligen Lanndts Palestinae... inn diese Kleinne Taffel bracht Durch Balthasar Jenichen. Nuremberg, 1570. Image 95 x 390mm. Trimmed just within neatline, remargined, some minor loss skilfully repaired in facsimile.
An extremely rare map of Palestine, with the Mediterranean at the top of the map, marking Sidon at the furthest right and Azza on the left. It is full of oddities, including invented bays on the coast, an over-sized Haifa Bay and a crescent-shaped Dead Sea. The compass also incorrectly engraved, with North 45ºW off true. Very little is known about Jenichen, an engraver and publisher in Nuremberg, whose output seems to be between 1560-77, including a map of Cyprus during the siege of 1571. He usually signed his plates with his initials only.
[Ref: 11715]    £18,000.00 ($23,004 • €20,178 rates)


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 ($1,150 • €1,009 rates)


QUAD, Matthias. [The first issue of Quad's map of the Holy Land]
Palaestina Quae Et Terra Sancta Vel Terra Promissionis.. Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1600, German text edition. 300 x 285mm.
Holy Land, engraved by Johann Bussemacher after Ortelius for Quad's 'Fasciculus Geographicus Complectens', with two inset text boxes in Latin. LAOR: 630.
[Ref: 18350]    £425.00 ($543 • €476 rates)


VESCONTE, Pietro. [Early Plan of Jerusalem from a C14th manuscript]
[Untitled plan of Jerusalem.] Hanover, Christian Wechelius, 1611. 195 x 260mm.
Plan of ancient Jerusalem and surrounding country as far as Bethany, as drawn by Pietro Vesconte (fl. 1310-30) for Marino Sanudo's 'Liber Secretorum Fidelibus de Crucis' c.1320. This manuscript work was presented to Pope Clement V to encourage a new crusade. This engraving was the first time that the original map was published, retaining the original's lack of a conventional single reading view. Thus the letters, buildings and palm trees are drawn at random angles. LAOR: 1145.
[Ref: 13108]    £1,400.00 ($1,789 • €1,569 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Palestine]
Peregrinatio Israelitaru in Deserto. London: Henry Featherstone, 1625, English text edition. 150 x 190mm, set in text.
The peregrinations through the desert, first published in the Mercator/ Hondius 'Atlas Minor' of 1607. The printing plates were sold to a London publisher in 1621 and appeared in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies', as this example. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson. Not listed in Laor.
[Ref: 8039]    £180.00 ($230 • €202 rates)


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