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  AMERICA 
 Brazil 

TALLIS, John. [Map of Brazil with decorative vignettes]
Brazil. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Steel engraving. Original outline colour. Printed area 355 x 250mm.
Old Map of Brazil drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the Illustrated Atlas, one of the last decorative atlases. With decorative printed border and vignettes showing views of Montevideo, the Rio Negro, St. Catharina, Rio De Janeiro and Cape St. Antonio in Bahia.
[Ref: 17774]    £150.00 ($210 • €171 rates)


  ASIA 

TALLIS, John. [Mid-19th century map of Asia with vignettes]
Asia. London, J. & F. Tallis, 1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 250 x 320mm.
A detailed map of Asia, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases to be produced. Five vignettes scenes includes Petra in Jordan.
[Ref: 17772]    £165.00 ($231 • €188 rates)


 Far East 

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [The Far East, with an elaborate title cartouche]
India Orientalis cum Adjacentibus Insulis Nova Delineatione ob oculos posita. Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour. 490 x 575mm.
Decorative map of south-east Asia from India to the southern coastline of Japan. To the south is the northern coasline of Australia, still connected to New Guinea by Carpentaria, with over thirty named features. The elaborate title cartouche has two themes: on the left is a missionary converting the natives; on the right are more natives offering exotic gifts such as ivory and coral as tribute to a personification of Europe, whilst Neptune gestures to the sea signifying European domination of it.
[Ref: 18108]    £1,400.00 ($1,960 • €1,596 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of the Indo-China and Indonesia with decorative vignettes]
Malay Archipelago, or East India Islands. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 270 x 350mm.
Original antique map showing the East Indies from the Andaman Islands east to New Guinea and the north coast of Australia, with four decorative vignettes of local scenes, natives and fauna.
[Ref: 18057]    £240.00 ($336 • €274 rates)


 China 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A classic early 17th century map of China]
China. Amsterdam, 1623, French text edition. Original colour. 350 x 460mm.
Interesting map of China, also showing Korea as an island, a distorted Japan and the tip of north-west America. Decorations include a land-yacht, a junk, seamonster and a western galleon, and a crucifixion scene within a strapwork cartouche.
[Ref: 17883]    £2,700.00 ($3,780 • €3,078 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of China]
China Regio Asie. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of China, orientated with north to the right. Japan and the Philippines appear, both unrecognisable. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original. KOEMAN: Ort 70.
[Ref: 18197]    £380.00 ($532 • €433 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [The first western map of the Chinese province of Henan]
Honan, Imperii Sinarum Provincia Quinta. Amsterdam, c.1655. Blank verso. Original colour. 410 x 490mm. Nicks to edges, glue stains on reverse.
A 17th century map of Henan, published in the 'Novus Atlas Sinensis', the first Western atlas of China, compiled from the maps supplied by Martino Martini, a Jesuit missionary who travelled through China 1643-1650.
[Ref: 17981]    £750.00 ($1,050 • €855 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [The first western map of the Chinese province of Shanxi]
Xanxi, Imperii Sinarum Provincia Secunda. Amsterdam, c.1655. Blank verso. Original colour. 410 x 490mm. Nicks to edges, glue stains on reverse.
A 17th century map of Shanxi, published in the 'Novus Atlas Sinensis', the first Western atlas of China, compiled from the maps supplied by Martino Martini, a Jesuit missionary who travelled through China 1643-1650.
[Ref: 17982]    £750.00 ($1,050 • €855 rates)


WINTER, Antony van. [A scarce 17th century map of China]
Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio. Hamburg: Zacharias Herteln & Thomas von Weiring, 1696. 310 x 405mm.
A map of China, based on Blaeu but not including Japan, engraved by van Winter. It is an uncommon map because it did not appear in an atlas but as an illustration to Martino Martini's account of China, included in ''Des Welt-berühmten Adami Olearii'', an edition of Adam Olearius.
[Ref: 17997]    £1,350.00 ($1,890 • €1,539 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of China]
China and Birmah. London, J. & F. Tallis & Co., c.1851. original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 330 x 255mm.
A detailed map of China and Burma, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases to be produced. The six vignette views are a view of Hong Kong , British factories at Canton, Chinese dress, soldiers, a pagoda and a mandarin in a litter.
[Ref: 17741]    £250.00 ($350 • €285 rates)


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