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  ASIA 
 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 ($1,848 • €1,568 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.
This item is currently on reserve


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [Classic 17th century map of China]
China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta. Amsterdam, c.1640, French text edition. Original colour. 415 x 500mm. Minor repairs at centre fold.
An early map of China, also showing Japan and the 'island' of Korea. A large title cartouche with exotic Chinese figures in full colour fills the gap top right, where the enigma of 'Ezo' was to confuse Europeans until the late 18th century.
[Ref: 17884]    £1,400.00 ($1,848 • €1,568 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 ($502 • €426 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 ($990 • €840 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 ($990 • €840 rates)


JOLLAIN, Gerard. [17th century map of China]
La Chine. Paris, c.1660. Coloured, 135 x 190mm.
Small map of China, also showing Japan and the island of Korea. From Jollain's 'Tresor des Cartes Geographiques des principaux Estats de lUnivers'.
[Ref: 17841]    £400.00 ($528 • €448 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 ($1,782 • €1,512 rates)


SEWELL, John Kirk. [A pictorial map of Beijing in the early 1930s]
Peiping. Beijing: Peiying Press. c.1935. Original colour ( lithographic map ). Sheet 600 x 495mm. Old folds, laid on archival paper.
A pictorial street map of the inner city of Beijing, showing the three parts of the city (the Tartar City, the Imperial City (which contains the Forbidden City) and the Chinese City) with illustrations of major buildings, monuments and train stations. Illustrations include black silhouettes of workers, pedestrians and animals, including camel trains. We have dated the map, which is labeled in English and Chinese, because of the black white and red flag of the German Reich (1933-35), prior to the introduction of the red flag with the swastika.
[Ref: 17708]    £1,650.00 ($2,178 • €1,848 rates)


 Japan 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Early 17th century map of Japan]
Japonia. Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius the younger, 1619, French edition. Original colour. 350 x 450mm. Minor repair to centerfold.
Fine map of Japan originally published in 1609, following Ortelius's map. Korea is shown as an island, but with a note explaining that there was doubt about whether it was a peninsula. This example is from the first state of the map, before the title was changed and the junk replaced with a galleon. KOEMAN: Me 26b; HUBBARD: 13.
[Ref: 15641]    £1,900.00 ($2,508 • €2,128 rates)


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