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  ASIA 
 China 

MOLL, Herman. [18th century English map of China & Japan]
The Empire of China and Island of Japan. London: Thomas Bowles & John Bowles, c.1730. Coloured. 260 x 255mm.
China and Japan, with an almost-square Korea and Chinese Tartary. Above Japan is the semi-mythical islands of 'Jesso' and 'Company's Island'. Above Japan a text reads 'Whether Japan be an Island, or joyned to ye Land of Jesso, is mot yet determined...'. From Moll's 'Atlas minor or a new and curious set of sixty-two maps, in which are shewn all the empires, kingdoms, countries, states, in all the known parts of the earth, with their bounds, divisions, chief cities & towns, the whole composed & laid down agreable to modern history'.
[Ref: 17848]    £550.00 ($701 • €613 rates)


ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste B. D'. [Important French map of China by D'Anville]
Carte Generale de la Chine Dressée sur les Cartes Particulieresque l'Empereur Cang-Hi a fait lever sur les Lieux R.R.P.P. Jésuites Missionaires dans cet Empire. Paris, 1737. Original colour with later additions. 620 x 520mm. Some restoration. Narrow left and right margins.
One of the general maps of China from D'Anville's 'Nouvelle Atlas de Chine', the most important set of maps of China since the Blaeu/Martini atlas. With two chinoiserie cartouches.
[Ref: 12227]    £900.00 ($1,147 • €1,004 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th century map of China]
L'Empire de La Chine... Paris, 1748. Coloured. 300 x 415mm.
China, Korea, and the islands Taiwan (Tay-wan ou Formose) and Haynan, from Prevost's 'Histoire Générale des Voyages'.
[Ref: 16044]    £375.00 ($478 • €418 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [A dramatic 18th century map of China]
Opulentissimum Sinarum Imperium juxta Recentissimam Delineationem in suas Provincias Distermunatum. Augsburg, T.C.Lotter, c.1760. Original colour. 500 x 590mm.
A finely-engaved map of China divided into provinces, with an allegorical title cartouche representing European trade with China. Originally published c.1730, this example was published by Seutter's son-in-law & successor, Tobias Conrad Lotter.
[Ref: 18269]    £1,400.00 ($1,784 • €1,561 rates)


BELCHER, Edward. [The first survey of Hong Kong]
Hong Kong. Surveyed by Capt.n Sir Edward Belcher, in H.M.S. Sulphur 1841. London: Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, May 1st 1843-6. 625 x 930mm. A few small repairs.
A very important chart of Hong Kong, engraved by J. & C. Walker from the survey by Sir Edward Belcher in 1841, the year before the island was ceded to Britain. This is a very early example, with corrections to 1846, only three years after the first edition. The settlement at Victoria is unnamed, although Victoria Bay and Victoria Peak are so marked. On the south side of the island both Aberdeen and Stanley have yet to be given their English names, and Kowloon is little more than a fort. This remained the best chart of Hong Kong for many years and was re-issued until at least 1960, heavily revised. Early examples of these charts remain rare as they were issued for practical use and were discarded when updated versions became available. Captain Edward Belcher 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.
This item is currently on reserve


Anonymous. [A locally-published plan of Victoria, Hong Kong]
Plan of the City of Victoria, Hong Kong. 1874. Reduced from the Government Plan, & Published for ''The Chronicle & Directory for China, Japan, The Philippines, &c." Hong Kong: Daily Press Office, 1874. Lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 280 x 890mm. Binding folds flattened.
A scarce plan of Victoria on a scale of 160 feet to an inch, showing from Kennedy Town east to Causeway Bay. The 'Chronicle' was an an annual guide for trading in the Far East.
[Ref: 18678]    £2,200.00 ($2,803 • €2,453 rates)


 Japan 

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [An 17th century Italian map of Japan]
Isola del Giapone e Penisola di Corea. Venice, 1696. 460 x 615mm.
A fine map of Japan & Korea, in typical Coronelli style, published in his 'Isolario'. The large title cartouche features the symboll of the Society of Jesus and a dedication to Father Fontaine of the Jesuits. In the sea between Japan and Korea is a vignette of a boat described as a Japanese vessel capable of crossing the 220 French miles between Osaka and Nagasaki in twelve days: Coronelli had copied this from Montanus, who had mis-attributed a Korean ship. WALTER: 43.
[Ref: 17612]    £2,200.00 ($2,803 • €2,453 rates)


 Philippines 

ANSON, George. [A buccaneer's chart of the Philippines]
A Chart of the Channel in the Philippine Islands through which Manila Galeon passes together with the adjacent Islands. London, 1748. Coloured. 710 x 535mm. Binding folds reinforced on verso, repaired tear at the top right in the sea area.
Anson's chart of the Philippines, engraved by Seale for the account of one of the last great buccaneering voyages, an official expedition to the South Seas to harass the Spanish bases, but, more importantly, plunder their shipping. One of their main targets was one of the richly laden Manila galleons that crossed between Mexico and the Philippines. A stroke of luck presented them with one laden with silver. On their return to London, thirty-two wagons were needed to transfer it to the Tower of London.
[Ref: 18287]    £1,250.00 ($1,593 • €1,394 rates)


 Indochina 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Burma & Thailand]
Partie Orientale de la Terre Ferme de L'Inde Moderne. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 110mm.
Published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 8672]    £100.00 ($127 • €112 rates)


 Central Asia 

SELLER, John. [A rare English sea chart of the Western Indian Ocean dedicated to the East India Company]
A Chart of the Western part of the East Indies. With all the Aejacent Islands from Cape Bona Esperanca to Cape Comorin. London: John Seller, John Colson, William Fisher & James Atkinson, c.1678. 430 x 545mm. A few small repairs.
A fine sea chart of the western Indian Ocean, dedicated to the East India Company. Orientated with north to the left, it shows from the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Comorin in India, with the coasts of both the Red Sea and Persian Gulf surrounded by names. The title is within an ornate cartouche surmounted with the original arms of the East India Company, replaced in 1709. Originally published by Seller in 1675, this example was issued during the short-lived consortium of the four publishers, 1677-8, brought about by Seller's financial difficulties. At the time the Portuguese still had footholds on the eastern African including at Mombasa; before the end of the century the Omani Empire had driven them out.
[Ref: 18233]    £2,000.00 ($2,548 • €2,230 rates)


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