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  ASIA 
 Japan 

MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon miniature map of Japan]
Niphon Ins. Ulm: 1692. Original colour. 70 x 80mm, set in German text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German. This is an example of the first state of two, before a title 'Iapo/nia' was added. HUBBARD: 58.1.
[Ref: 17994]    £380.00 ($502 • €426 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [A fine early sea chart of Japan]
Nova et Accurata Iaponiæ, Terræ Esonis, ac Insularum adjacentium. Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, c.1700. Original colour. 450 x 550mm.
A re-issue of Jansson's chart of Japan of 1658, with body colour rather than the original outline. The map also shows the 'island' of Korea, and the semi-mythical islands of 'Eso' & 'Companies Land', making the contents more myth than reality. It is interesting that this map differs markedly from Blaeu's map of 1655. Blaeu had used the cartography of Martino Martini (with Korea back on the mainland), while Jansson prefered the work of Maerten Gerritsz Vries. Jansson had first used his work in a pocket map in 1648: it was very unusual for a publisher to publish important new cartographical information in small format first. HUBBARD: 30, state ii of ii; WALTER: 57 (for first state).
[Ref: 17524]    £2,200.00 ($2,904 • €2,464 rates)


RELAND, Adrien. [18th century map of Japan in fine original colour]
Imperium Japonicum per Regiones Digestum sex et Sexaginta atque ex Ipsorum Japonensium Mappis... Amsterdam: R. & J. Ottens, c.1740. Original colour. 310 x 455mm.
Reland's influential map of Japan, based on a Japanese model and ignoring existing western maps with the result that many of the fictitious places disappear. All sixty-six provinces are named in Roman and Sino-Japanese characters (the first Western map to do so).With an inset map of Nagasaki, and armorials of the Emperor and his shoguns. This version, engraved by Baltasar Ruyter, was first published in Utrecht by Broedelet in 1715. WALTER: 69; HUBBARD: 68.5.
[Ref: 18089]    £2,600.00 ($3,432 • €2,912 rates)


BOWEN, Emanuel. [18th century English map of Japan]
A New and Accurate Map of the Empire of Japan Laid down from the Memoirs of the Portuguese and Dutch; and particularly from the Jesuit Missionaries... London, 1747. Coloured. 365 x 445mm.
Highly detailed map of Japan, published in the 'Complete Atlas', with an illustrated title cartouche. 'Jesso' is equated with Kamchatka. WALTER: OAG 92; HUBBARD: 91.2.
[Ref: 17975]    £900.00 ($1,188 • €1,008 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th century map of Japan]
Carte de L'Empire du Japon. Paris, c.1752. Coloured. 220 x 320mm.
Map of Japan showing provinces, islands, towns, mountains, rivers,etc. From Prevost's 'Histoire Générale des Voyages'.
[Ref: 18112]    £300.00 ($396 • €336 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Detailed map of Japan & Korea with vignettes]
Japan & Corea. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 260 x 340mm.
Japan and Korea, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with an ornate printed border and vignettes of Jedo, Korean costume and the Japanese State Barge.
[Ref: 17725]    £240.00 ($317 • €269 rates)


 Korea 

DU HALDE, Johann Baptiste. [Scarce English edition of the famous Du Halde/D'Anville map of Korea]
The Kingdom of Korea [called by the Chinese Kau-Li-Qua and by the Manchews Solho Koron.] London, 1738. Coloured. 510 x 360mm. Bottom margin and bottom right corner re-instated.
First appearing in French c.1735 under the title Royaume de Coree, this was the earliest separate map of Korea to appear in any European publication. This English edition was issued in 1738 and boasts an entirely re-engraved title cartouche and the addition of a lengthy legend which begins, 'This Map was Copy’d from one in the King of Korea’s Palace, by a Chinese Lord, sent on an Embassy to that Monarch by the Emperor of China in 1710.' There is also a new inscription to John David Barbut, Secretary to the Post Master General.
[Ref: 17159]    £4,000.00 ($5,280 • €4,480 rates)


 Philippines 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of the Philippines]
Les Isles Philippines 1682. Paris, 1682. Coloured. 150 x 105mm.
A charming miniature map of the Philippines, decorated with a sea-battle and a title cartouche in the shape of a scallop shell supported by hippocamps and a merman. Published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 18220]    £500.00 ($660 • €560 rates)


 Tartary 

KEULEN, Johannes van. [A sea chart of the unknown north east Asia]
Pascaarte vande Noord Oost Cust van Asia Verthoonende in sich all de Zee-custen van Tartarien, Van Japan tot Nova Zemla alles op Wassende graaden gelaght. Amsterdam: Van Keulen, c.1680. Old colour. 520 x 590mm. Narrow top margin due to the height of the plate.
One of the first sea charts of north-east Asia, illustrating how little was known of the region. It shows from Novaya Zemlya in northern Russia, along the coast of Siberia (with few promontories and one one large island) past the mythical 'Land of Ezo' and 'Companies Land' to Japan, Korea and Zhoushan in China. There are no signs of Hokkaido, Sakhalin, Kamchatka or the Bering Strait, as the chart predates the explorations of Vitus Bering by nearly fifty years and James Cook by nearly a century.
[Ref: 17979]    £1,000.00 ($1,320 • €1,120 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of Tartary]
La Tartaria anticamente Scythia intra et extra Imaum et Serica. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of Tartary engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13000]    £450.00 ($594 • €504 rates)


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