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  ASIA 
 Japan 

CARDIM, Antonio Francisco. [A Jesuit missionary's map of Japan]
Japponiae Nova & Accurata descriptio Per R.P. Antonium Franciscum Cardim Societatis Jesu Ad Elogia Japponica. Rome: Typis Heredum Corbelletti, 1646. 275 x 405mm. Small cracks in centre fold repaired.
A very uncommon map, published in Cardim's 'Fasciculus e Japponicis floribus, suo adhuc madentibus sanguine', an illustrated history of the martydoms in Japan from 1597 to 1640. A 36-point key lists the Jesuit properties in Japan and a vignette ship illustrates the landing of St Francis Xavier, a co-founder of the Jesuits) on Japan,15th August 1549. Cardim (1596-1659), a Portuguese Jesuit, travelled to Goa, Vietnam and China between 1618 to 1638. After a period back in Europe, during which time he wrote this book, he set sail for the East again in 1649. After a ship wreck off Mozambique he arrived in Goa in 1650. In 1653 he was captured by Dutch privateers who kept him prisoner for over two years. He died in Macao, aged 63, never having visited Japan. HUBBARD: 21.
[Ref: 17935]    £12,500.00 ($16,900 • €13,919 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [17th century miniature map of Japan]
Isles du Japon. Paris, 1682. ccloured. 100 x 125mm.
A miniature map of Japan divided into its regions with principal town and cities marked. Published in Du Val's 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 17494]    £380.00 ($514 • €423 rates)


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 ($2,974 • €2,450 rates)


CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [An early 18th century map of Japan]
L'Empire du Japon, Tiré des Cartes des Japonnois. Amsterdam, 1719. Coloured. 380 x 440mm. A fine, dark impression.
A map of Japan based on Reland's landmark map of 1715, with Japanese script naming the sixty-six provinces. Under the map is a large cartouche with the shields of the noble families of Japan and a text describing the Japanese sources for his map (although not mentioning Reland). To the right is an inset chart of Nagasaki Harbour. The map was published in the 'Atlas Historique' a seven-volume atlas that is usually attributed to Henri Abraham Châtelain; however Hubbard and other recent writers posit that it was his brother Zacherie who compiled the work. HUBBARD: 73.
[Ref: 17695]    £1,250.00 ($1,690 • €1,392 rates)


 Korea 

HAMILTON, Angus. [Map of Korea at the start of the Russio-Japanese War]
Map of Korea Prepared by Angus Hamilton F.R.G.S. 1904. London: Edward Stanford, 1904. Colour lithographic map. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 730 x 560mm, folded into publisher's covers.
A map of Korea with hatchuring to show relief and an inset map showing the surrounding countries. The map was published on the 1st February, 1904, a week before Japan attacked the Russian Far East Fleet at Port Arthur, sparking the Russio-Japanese War. Part of the motivation for the war was rivalry over influence in Korea; as soon as the Japanese had the Russians contained in Port Arthur they invaded Korea, occupying Saigon and turning the country into a Japanese protectorate.
[Ref: 17649]    £420.00 ($568 • €468 rates)


 Philippines 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [A 17th Century miniature prospect of Manila]
Manille. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 110mm.
A bird's eye view of the town and harbour of Manilla, showing the castle, traditional dwellings and galleons in port. From Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 17504]    £325.00 ($439 • €362 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [A set of three maps of the Philippines]
Carte des Isles Philippines, Celebes et Moluques. [&] Carte des Isles Philippines... 1re. Feuille [&] Carte des Isles Philippines... 2e. Feuille. Paris, 1752. Original colour. Three plates: 230 x 185mm, 210 x 165mm & 215 x 310mm.
Complete set of three maps of the Philippines from Bellin's Atlas Maritime in fine original wash colour: a general map and maps of the northern & southern Philippines after Murillo.
[Ref: 17946]    £750.00 ($1,014 • €835 rates)


PRÉVOST, Antoine François. [Voyages to the East, with the Philippines and Kaempfer's visit to Japan]
Histoire Generale des Voyages... Tome Trente-Neuvieme, Paris: Didot, 1752. 8vo; original calf gilt, marbled endpapers; half-title, title, pp. 479, three folding maps, three folding plates, five single-page-plates. Old ink ownership inscription on title, edges of pages at rear knocked.
Volume 34 of the Abbé Prévost's history of exploration, including lengthy description of the Philippines, Le Maire in South America in 1615, the Celebes, and finally Kaempfer's voyage to Japan in the 1690s. The maps include two maps by Bellin of the Philippines (Carte des Isles Philippines) and plans of Kyoto, Nagasaki and Tokyo. Among the plates are two folding illustrations of coffee plants, noted by Kaempfer in Arabia.
[Ref: 14502]    £1,100.00 ($1,487 • €1,225 rates)


 Indonesia 

SANTINI, P. [Indonesia]
Archipel des Indes Orientales, qui comprend les Isles du Sonde, Moluques et Philippines. Venice, 1778. Original colour. 490 x 605mm. Small rust spot in sea area.
Santini's version of Robert de Vaugondy's map of the East Indies, from the Philippines south to the northern coast of Australia.
[Ref: 9317]    £400.00 ($541 • €445 rates)


Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. [Detailed map of the East Indies]
Eastern Islands or Malay Archipelago. London, Baldwin & Craddock, 1836. Original outline Colour. Steel engraving, 315 x 405mm.
Indo-China, the Malay Peninsula marking Singapore, the Philippines, Sumatra, Java & Borneo.
[Ref: 17155]    £160.00 ($216 • €178 rates)


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