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  ASIA 
 Japan 

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 ($3,398 • €2,948 rates)


HEYDT. Johann Wolfgang. [View of Nagasaki]
Ein Prospect der Stadt Nangasacky, auf Japan des Havens und der Holländer Loge, auf der Insul Schisma oder Desima Nuremberg, 1744. 240 x 275mm.
View of the city of Nagasaki with ships and Junks in the foreground, from Heydt's 'Allerneuster geographisch- und topographischer Schau-Platz von Africa und Ost-Indien'. Johann Wolfgang Heydt was a German who joined the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1733, leaving for the east that year. He spend over two year in Sri Lanka before moving to Batavia. However he was allowed to resign for health reasons in 1740, after which he returned to Germany. He produced this book four years later, engraving his sketches himself.
[Ref: 17782]    £550.00 ($719 • €624 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 ($1,176 • €1,021 rates)


TIRION, Isaak. [18th century map of Japan]
Imperio del Giappone. Venice, Albrizzi, c.1750. Coloured. 300 x 335mm.
The third state, with an abbreviated title. Albrizzi was the first publisher to issue Tirion's maps: Tirion's own atlas was issued in Amsterdam in 1744. WALTER: OAG 86.
[Ref: 18635]    £425.00 ($555 • €482 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [Japan]
L'Impero del Giapon divisio in sette principale parti cioe Ochio Quanto Jetsegen Jetsen Jamiasoit, Xioco E Ximo. Venice, 1785. Original colour. 325 x 420mm. Excellent condition.
Japan, divided into its provinces, engraved by G. Pitteri for Zatta's Atlante Novissimo. WALTER: OAG 119.
[Ref: 10343]    £400.00 ($523 • €454 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 ($314 • €272 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 ($5,228 • €4,536 rates)


 Philippines 

STOCKLEIN, Joseph. [A scarce map of the Philippines]
XIII. Insulae Marianae Ao. 1684 cum antiquis varys et novis sacrisque Nominibus... Augsburg, c. 1740. 155 x 190mm.
An unusual 18th century map which shows The Philippines, Mariana Islands and Guam.
[Ref: 18773]    £625.00 ($817 • €709 rates)


ANSON, George. [A buccaneer's chart of the Philippines]
A Chart of the Channel in the Philippine Islands through which Manila Galeon passes together with the adjacent Islands. London, 1748. Coloured. 710 x 535mm. Binding folds reinforced on verso, repaired tear at the top right in the sea area.
Anson's chart of the Philippines, engraved by Seale for the account of one of the last great buccaneering voyages, an official expedition to the South Seas to harass the Spanish bases, but, more importantly, plunder their shipping. One of their main targets was one of the richly laden Manila galleons that crossed between Mexico and the Philippines. A stroke of luck presented them with one laden with silver. On their return to London, thirty-two wagons were needed to transfer it to the Tower of London.
[Ref: 18287]    £1,250.00 ($1,634 • €1,418 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The British occupation of Manila during the Seven Years' War]
Isles Philippines. Nuremberg: Raspe, c.1764. Original colour. 200 x 270mm.
A scarce map of the Philippines during the Seven Years' War, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). During the Seven Years' War between Britain and France, Spain felt that British successes were a threat to them and joined the French. It had been the policy of Britain to attack France through their colonies, so a plan was hatched to capture the Philippines. Arriving in Manila Bay on the 24th September 1762, the Royal Navy bombarded the city on the 5th October, and on the 6th the force of British regulars and East East Company soldiers took the city with little resistance. The British began pillaging the city of both valuables and documents, then extorted an agreement for a ransom to stop, although this was never paid. Despite the British claims to have captured the Philippines, lack of resources meant they were contained in Manila, with Spanish resistance, with native support, outnumbering them. This was the situation until the end of the war, concluded by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. However, as the signatories did not know Manila was in the hands of the British, no mention of the Philippines appears in the terms, and so Manila was just handed back, without its valuables, in April 1764. This map is based on the one drawn for the account of Admiral Anson's capture of the Manila galleon in 1743; almost twenty years later Anson, as First Lord of the Admiralty, was the architect of this plan to seize Manila.
[Ref: 18774]    £950.00 ($1,242 • €1,077 rates)


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