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  ASIA 
 Arabia 

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 ($1,273 • €1,123 rates)


 The Holy Land 

VESCONTE, Pietro. [The first 'modern' map of Palestine]
Tabula Moderna Terre Sancte. Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Original hand colour, with oxidation of the blue colour restored. Woodcut, 325 x 560mm. Very minor restoration at centrefold.
A very important and rare map of the Holy Land from an early German edition of Ptolemy's Geography, but one of five 'modern' maps added. It is based on the manuscript map drawn by Pietro Vesconte (fl. 1310-30) for Marino Sanudo's 'Liber Secretorum Fidelibus de Crucis' c.1320. This manuscript work was an attempt to encourage another crusade, nearly half-a-century after the loss of the last Crusader state. Sanudo presented his work to Popes Clement V and John XXII, but failed to inspire another attempt to retake the Holy Land. See LAOR: 603.
[Ref: 9266]    £18,000.00 ($22,914 • €20,214 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 ($2,037 • €1,797 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [A woodcut map of the Holy Land]
Terra Sancta XXIII Nova Tabula. Basle: Henri Petri, 1552, Latin edition. Woodcut, sheet 300 x 375mm.
A woodcut map of the Holy Land in Biblical times, orientated with north to the right. This example comes from the last edition of Munster's 'Geographia', the only edition with the longitude and latitude bars. The map continued to be printed in the 'Cosmographia' for another 70 years. LAOR: 526.
[Ref: 18763]    £700.00 ($891 • €786 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 ($22,914 • €20,214 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 ($1,146 • €1,011 rates)


MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [16th century map of the Holy Land]
Palestina, vel Terra Sancta. Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1596, First edition. 135 x 180mm.
A map of the Holy Land and Egypt, engraved by Girolamo Porro for Magini's pocket edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia'. From the first edition, with text in Latin. Not listed in Laor.
[Ref: 18784]    £200.00 ($255 • €225 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 ($541 • €477 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 ($1,782 • €1,572 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 ($229 • €202 rates)


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