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  ASIA 
 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 ($561 • €486 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 ($198 • €172 rates)


TIRION, Isaak. [18th century map of Sri Lanka]
Nuova Carta dell' Isola Ceilon fatta in Amsterdam par Isac Tirion. Venice: Giovanni Battista Albrizzi, c.1740. Coloured. 285 x 360mm.
A nap of Sri Lanka, orientated with north to the left. Albrizzi was the first publisher to issue Tirion's maps: Tirion's own atlas was issued in Amsterdam in 1744.
[Ref: 18414]    £240.00 ($317 • €275 rates)


APRÈS DE MANNEVILLETTE, Jean Baptiste d'. [18th century chart of Trincomalee]
Carte de la Baye et du Port de Trinquemalay dans L'Isle de Ceylan. Paris, c.1775. 510 x 690mm.
A detailed sea chart of the harbour of Trincomalee, engraved by Guillaume Dela Haye for Après de Mannevillette's 'Le Neptune Oriental'.
[Ref: 17489]    £600.00 ($792 • €686 rates)


 Persia 

PTOLEMY, Claudius. [Incunable map of Persia]
Quinta Asie Tabula. Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Original hand colour with blue finishing on the sea area and rivers. Woodcut, 385 x 555mm. Minor restoration near centrefold;
A very early map of Persia, with metal-type lettering within a coloured trapezoid border, with a Latin-text on verso with a coloured capital. The map was originally published in 1482 by Lienhart Holle in an edition of Ptolemy’s 'Geography' with revisions by the cartographer Nicolaus Germanus Donis. This was the first European atlas published outside Italy and the first to be illustrated with woodcut maps. Soon afterwards Holle went bankrupt, probably because of the cost of producing the atlas, and Reger acquired the rights to the 'Geography', reissuing the second and last edition in 1486.
[Ref: 9281]    £6,500.00 ($8,580 • €7,436 rates)


QUAD, Matthias. [The first issue of Quad's map of Persia]
Persiæ Regnum sive Sophoru Imperium. Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1600, German text edition. 210 x 265mm. A fine example
Persia, engraved by Johann Bussemacher after Ortelius for Quad's 'Fasciculus Geographicus Complectens', with five lines of Latin text engraved underneath.
[Ref: 18349]    £450.00 ($594 • €515 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Map of Persia from the Mercator atlas]
Persici vel Sophorum Regni Typus. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, jnr, 1619. French text edition. Original Colour. 355 x 510mm. Narrow left margin.
A fine map of Persia engraved by Jodocus Hondius snr for his editions of Mercator's atlas, here published by his son. KOEMAN: ME 26a.
[Ref: 15259]    £550.00 ($726 • €629 rates)


SPEED, John. [17th Century English carte à figure map of Persia]
The Kingdome of Persia with the cheef Citties and Habites described. London: George Humble, 1627. 390 x 510mm. A fine, dark impression.
A 17th century map of Persia, published in John Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world. It is decorated with four city prospects (Isfahan, Ormus, Tabriz & Gilan) along the top and with eight costume vignettes down the sides. The Caspian Sea still has not been mapped properly: it is shown wider than it is tall.
[Ref: 16810]    £1,850.00 ($2,442 • €2,116 rates)


SPEED, John. [17th century English carte à figure map of Persia]
The Kingdome of Persia with the cheef Citties and Habites described. London: William Humble, 1646. Coloured. 390 x 510mm. A very fine example
A very decorative map of Persia, published in John Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world. It is decorated with four city prospects (Isfahan, Ormus, Tabriz & Gilan) along the top and with eight costume vignettes down the sides. The Caspian Sea still has not been mapped properly: it is shown wider than it is tall.
[Ref: 18040]    £2,200.00 ($2,904 • €2,517 rates)


FRESCHOT, Casimir Don. [An extremely rare miniature map of Persia]
(116) Persia in Asia. ha il suo Imperatore ò Sophy. di Religione Mahemetana. Longhessa 600. leghe incira. Venice: Giovanni Pare', c. 1680. Sheet 51 x 51mm. Trimmed from a large broadsheet.
Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate "the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility", of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare. "Charta Geographica" magazine, vol.1, page 76; plus insert with facsimile broadsheet.
[Ref: 11154]    £320.00 ($422 • €366 rates)


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