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  ASIA 
 India 

WYLD, James. [A detailed map of India published the year of the 1857 Rebellion]
Wyld's Map of India Constructed with great care and research from all the Latest Authorities and intended more particularly to facilitate a reference to the Civil and Military Stations. London, 1857. Lithograph with original hand colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 845 x 695mm.
A large and detailed map of British India divided into its provinces. Military stations are marked and a chart on the right hand side of the map gives details about their locations as well as population details for Hindustan. A chart at the top right hand corner gives distances between all major cities and towns. Although dated 1857 the rebellion is not the focus of the map: a note under the title reads 'This Map will serve to illustrate the dispatches of the Duke of Wellington'. The Iron Duke had died in 1852 and a collected edition of the dispatches from his various campaigns, including India 1797-1805, was republished.
[Ref: 18821]    £750.00 ($977 • €868 rates)


IMRAY, James. [Blue-back chart of south west India]
Coast of Western India from Cape Comerin to Bombay Compiled Chiefly from the Surveys made by order of the Honorable East India Company. London: James Imray & Son, 1862. Touches of original colour. Two sheets joined, total 1040 x 1270mm, backed onto blue paper, edged with linen with original title label. A few small signs of wear, publisher's ink stamp on chart, 'corrected to 1887'.
Detailed sea chart of the Indian coast line from Mumbai south to Cape Comerin, with four inset details including Bombay Harbour.
[Ref: 13052]    £800.00 ($1,042 • €926 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century old sea chart of the Bay of Bengal]
Carta de la Parte Interior del Golfo de Bengala segun la publicada en 1863 por el almirantazgo de Inglaterra. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Lithographic map, with touches of original colour. 650 x 990mm.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the Bay of Bengal, showing from Madras east to the Gulf of Martaban in Burma and the Andaman Islands. It is based on British Admiralty charts and the lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12281]    £480.00 ($625 • €555 rates)


SIMPSON, William. [A scarce 19th century view of Mumbai]
Street in Bombay, London: Day & Son, 1867. Chromolithograph. Trimmed into image and laid on board, as issued. Image 490 x 340mm. Board toned.
A rare chromolithograph, plate 4 of William Simpson's 'India Ancient and Modern - A Series of Illustrations of the Country and People of India and Adjacent Territories'. It shows a bustling street, lined with buildings with the distinctive red-and-green carvings on the pillars. Locals stand in the streets, as a carriage carrying a European with top hat and walrus moustache is driven past. By the steps stands a Parsi priest, reading a book. Simpson (1823-99), a Scottish born artist and war correspondent best known for his coverage of the Crimean War. His success there led to a commission from the publishers Day & Son visit India in the wake of the 1857 Mutiny, to be published using chromolithography (colour printing using multiple lithographic stones). Of the 250 watercolours Simpson provided only fifty images were published, as Day & Son went bankrupt that year, making these prints very scarce.
[Ref: 18877]    £1,400.00 ($1,824 • €1,620 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of south west India with Lakshadweep]
Costa Occidental de la India. Hoya III. Comprehende desde Viziadrug hasta Cochin segun los trabajos ingleses mas modernas. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Touches of original colour. 980 x 635mm.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of western India from Rajapur south to Kochi, marking Goa and Mangalore. Off the coast are the islands of the Laccadive Sea (Lakshadweep). Copied from English charts, the lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12283]    £650.00 ($847 • €752 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century old sea chart of western India]
Costa Occidental de la India. Hoya II. Comprehende desde el Golfo de Kutch hasta Viziadrug segun los trabajos ingleses mas modernas. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Touches of original colour. 980 x 635mm.
A scarce Spanish antique nautical chart of west India from Gujarat south to Mumbai (Bombay) and on to Maharashtra. Copied from English charts, the lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12284]    £750.00 ($977 • €868 rates)


WALKER, J. & C. [A large and detailed map of India]
Map of India from The most recent Authorities. London: William Houghton Allen, 1882. Steel engraving with original colour. Dissected and laid on linen with bookseller's ads, total 970 x 890mm, folded into a contemporary Stanfords buckram slipcase with title label. Fine.
A large and colourful map of India, also including Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and northern Burma. Originally published in the 1840s this example has been updated considerably; a new key of the possessions of the European powers is placed east of Sri Lanka, but the outline of the old key still remains in the lower left corner.
[Ref: 17410]    £550.00 ($717 • €636 rates)


 Sri Lanka 

BORDONE, Benedetto. [Early woodblock map of Sri Lanka]
Taprobana. Venice, c.1534. Woodcut, image size 195 x 150mm, set in a page of Italian text.
The semi-mythical island of Taprobana, based on the hearsay of the Red Sea traders that supplied the Romans with cinnamon from Sri Lanka. Published in the 'Libro de Tutte le Isole del Mondo', with six editions between 1528-1562.
[Ref: 18201]    £425.00 ($554 • €492 rates)


MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [16th century map of Taprobana]
Tabula Asiae XII. Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1596, First edition. 135 x 180mm. A very fine example
A map of 'Taprobana', a semi-mythical representation of Sri Lanka, engraved by Girolamo Porro for Magini's pocket edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia'. The Romans knew of Sri Lanka as the source of the cinnamon they used to burn as incense, but only through the Arab traders that brought the spice to markets of Egypt. The legend of a large island on the Equatior with a powerful king built up but, by Magini's time, Sri Lanka was discounted as Taprobana and Sumatra became the main candidate (championed by Mercator), as described in the text box underneath the elephant to the left of the map. From the first edition, with text in Latin.
[Ref: 18783]    £250.00 ($326 • €289 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of Sri Lanka]
Isle de Ceylan. Paris, c.1683. Coloured. 155 x 110mm.
Published in the 'Description de l'Univers', with French text on the reverse.
[Ref: 18202]    £150.00 ($195 • €174 rates)


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