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  ASIA 
 Japan 

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 ($307 • €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 ($5,112 • €4,484 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 ($639 • €561 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 ($1,598 • €1,401 rates)


GRASSET DE SAINT SAUVEUR, Jacques [Pair of prints showing 18th Century costumes of the Philippines]
Habitant des isles Philipines. [&] habitante des isles Philipines. Paris: Pavard, 1788. Two sheets, original colours. Each 190 x 120mm.
Pair of engravings from 'Costumes civils actuels de tous les peuples connus', engraved by Jean Marie Mixelle, showing a Filipino man and woman dressed in the native garb.
[Ref: 15105]    £280.00 ($358 • €314 rates)


VANDERMAELEN, Philippe. [The 'complete' set of 6 maps of the Philippines]
Océanique. Partie des Iles Philippines. [Plates 4, 6, 7, 14, 15 & 5.] Brussels, 1827. Six sheets, lithographs with original colour. Each c.490 x 550mm.
A group of five maps showing all the land of the Philippines, plus a map of the Mariannes which contains an extensive French-language description of the Philippines. The 'Atlas Universel' was the first atlas to have every map on the same scale, 1:1,641,836, meaning some of the more remote regions of the world were shown in unprecedented detail. It is quite uncommon to find the complete set of the maps with the extra text sheet.
[Ref: 16503]    £2,500.00 ($3,195 • €2,803 rates)


 Tartary 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Tartary]
Tartaria. Antwerp, J.B.Vrients, 1602, Italian edition. 90 x 125mm.
Northern Asia, showing the Great Wall of China, Korea and Japan. Engraved by the Arsenius brothers, first issued 1601, with longitude and latitude numbers in the borders. Vrients did not purchase the Arsenius plates from Keerbergen until after 1604, so he must have rented the plates or bought printed sheets for this edition. KOEMAN: Ort 61.
[Ref: 9202]    £150.00 ($192 • €168 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus II. [The Bertius map of Tartary]
Tartaria. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1616. Coloured. 100 x 135mm.
Miniature map of Tartary, with 'the Strait of Anian' and the Great Wall of China marked, engraved by Jodocus Hondius for his edition of Petrus Bertius's 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum'. Unlike the earlier plate, this version has longitude and latitude lines. KOEMAN: Lan 11a, 'With the new plates, the work was certainly improved.
[Ref: 15209]    £150.00 ($192 • €168 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of Tartary]
Tartariae Sive Magni Chami Regni typus. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of Tartary. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original. KOEMAN: Ort 70.
[Ref: 14687]    £150.00 ($192 • €168 rates)


SPEED, John. [The famous English carte à figures map of Tartary]
A Newe Mape of Tartary... London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 395 x 515mm, with wide margins.
A highly decorative map of the Russian Empire, finely engraved by Dirck Gryp for Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', with eight costume vignettes down the sides and four city prospects, including Astrakhan & Samarkand, along the top. On the map the Caspian Sea is still wider than it is tall; the Straits of Anian appear with no sign of Kamchatka; and Korea is an island.
[Ref: 16982]    £2,200.00 ($2,812 • €2,466 rates)


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