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  ASIA 
 The Holy Land 

JAILLOT, Alexis-Hubert. [18th century map of the Holy Land in fine colour]
Judæa seu Terra Sancta quæ Hebræorum sieve Israelitarum in suas duodecim Tribus Divisa, secretis ab invicem Regnis Iuda, et Israel... Paris: Louis Charles Desnos, c.1781. Fine original colour. 465 x 650mm.
Rare 1781 edition of Jaillot's map of the Holy Land, engraved by Cordier and originally published with decorative cartouches for the title and scale. The Jaillot family sold up their business in 1781: Desnos bought much of their stock, reissuing this plate with only yhe date changed. It shows the Holy Land after Sanson, divided into the Twelve Tribes with decorative cartouches for the title and scales. LAOR: 368, this state not listed.
[Ref: 14768]    £450.00 ($573 • €502 rates)


FADEN, William. [Miniature map of the Holy Land]
Palæstina quce et Chanaan et Terra Promissionis vel Terra Sancta London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm. Some colour splashes.
Map of the Holy Land (the Promised land) engraved by Hatchett for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16401]    £75.00 ($96 • €84 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Mid 19th century map of Palestine with vignettes]
Modern Palestine. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour, Printed area 350 x 250mm.
Old Map of Palestine, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases to be produced, with an ornate printed border and vignettes including views of Nazareth and Jaffa. LAOR: 635.
[Ref: 18064]    £125.00 ($159 • €139 rates)


LEPERE, Auguste. [Late 19th century panorama of Jerusalem]
Plan de Jérusalem. Paris, c.1885. Wood engraving. Sheet 380 x 1040mm. Folded, as issued.
A detailed prospect of Jerusalem engraved by Beltrand, Dété and Florian after the painting by Auguste Lepere (1849-1918), published in 'Le Monde Illustré'.
[Ref: 16539]    £650.00 ($828 • €725 rates)


 Turkey 

WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. [The 16th Century Wäldseemüller/Fries map of 'Modern' Turkey]
Tabu. Nova Asiae Mi. Lyon, 1535. Coloured woodcut, printed area 300 x 380mm.
The Fries reduction of Wäldseemüller's map of 'modern' Turkey, including Cyprus. Originally intended not for a Ptolemy edition but for a new 'Chronica mundi' being written by Wäldseemüller, his death c.1520 caused the project to be shelved, so the reduced woodcuts were used to publish a smaller sized and so cheaper edition of the 'Geography'. On verso is a text surrounded by woodcut columnar decorations.
[Ref: 16996]    £950.00 ($1,210 • €1,059 rates)


FORESTI, Giacomo. [Early 16th century prospect of Constantinople]
Costantinopolo Citta bellissima. Venice: c.1524. Woodcut, 90 x 145mm, set in Italian text.
An early diagrammatic prospect of Constantinople from Foresti da Bergamo's 'Novissime Hystoriæ'. Foresti (1434-1520) was a noted historian in his day: his 'Supplementum Chronicarum' (1491), was plagarised by Hartmann Schedel, appearing word for word in the more famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle' (1493).
[Ref: 18405]    £180.00 ($229 • €201 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [A 16th century prospect of Constantinople]
Constantinopel... Basle, c.1560, German text. Coloured woodcut, printed area 290 x 390mm, set in text.
A mapof Istanbul, presented as a bird's-eye view, with the important buildings shown in profile, with a disregard for perspective.
[Ref: 17677]    £500.00 ($637 • €558 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [A fine 16th century plan of Constantinople in fine original colour]
Byzantium, nunc Constantinopolis. Cologne, c.1574. Original colour. 330 x 485mm. Centre fold reinforced on verso.
An early bird's-eye plan of Istanbul, published in the first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first series of printed town plans. Originally published in 1572, this example comes from the second state, with the last roundel in the series of portraits of the Turkish sultans filled by Murad III (1574-95).
[Ref: 18305]    £2,900.00 ($3,695 • €3,234 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [17th century map of Turkey & Cyprus]
Natoliae sive Asia Minor. Amsterdam: Henricus Hondius, 1628, French text edition. Original colour. 345 x 480mm. A very fine example.
Decorative map of present day Turkey with Cyprus prominently shown. The sea is boldly engraved in a wave pattern. There is a large sea monster in the Mediterranean and an oared ship in the Black Sea. The map is further embellished with three fine strapwork cartouches KOEMAN: Me 28a.
[Ref: 16468]    £550.00 ($701 • €613 rates)


MERIAN, Mattheus. [17th century prospect of Constantinople]
Constantinopolis. Frankfurt, c.1650. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined as issued, total 230 x 690mm. Right hand side margin repaired
A superbly-detailed prospect of Constantinople from Galata, which was, according to the title, taken from life in 1635. It depicts both sides of the Golden Horn in great detail, with the important buildings identified by a 30-point key below.
[Ref: 18046]    £1,900.00 ($2,421 • €2,119 rates)


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