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  ASIA 
 China 

BRYANT, Tomas. [Antique sea chart of the East China Sea]
China. Carta de la Costa Oriental , comprendida entre el Rio Min hasta los Bancos Sha con parte del Archipiélago del Japon, segun los trajabos mas modernos. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864. Original colour. 640 x 998mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the East China Sea, marking Chusan (Zhoushan), with the Japanese island of Kyushu, marking Nagasaki and Satsuma. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12452]    £900.00 ($1,206 • €1,025 rates)


HILDEBRANDT, Eduard. [A view of the Chinese theatre in Macao]
Macao. Sing Song. [Macao Theater Sing Song.] Berlin: R. Wagner, c.1865. Chromolithograph, 240 x 380mm, trimmed and mounted on board as issued, title label on reverse.
A matshed Chinese opera house near the Ama temple in Macao, near the modern Macau Maritime Museum. The shoreline is filled with sampans and junks. Born in Danzig, Hildebrandt went on a world tour 1860 - 1862, which included stops in the Middle East, India, Singapore, Siam (Thailand), Macao, Hong Kong, China, The Philippines, Japan and the United States. He worked mainly in watercolors. A folio of his works from his round-the-world voyage were published as chromolithographs in 1864 in Berlin under the title of 'Reise Um Die Erde' (Journey around the Earth). The original watercolors from the voyage were exhibited in London in 1866 and at an exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1868, just a year before his death in Berlin.
[Ref: 15838]    £950.00 ($1,273 • €1,082 rates)


BRYANT, Tomas. [19th century Spanish sea chart of the Yellow Sea and Korea]
Carta de Mar Amarillo con el Golfo de Pe-Chili y parte del Mar del Japon, segun los trajabos ingleses mas modernos. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1866. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. A little staining in top margin.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the Yellow Sea, Bohai Sea and Korea Bay, marking Peking, with all of the Korean peninsula. Copied from English charts, lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12450]    £3,500.00 ($4,690 • €3,987 rates)


Anonymous. [A board game map of the Boxer Rebellion]
[French board game map of the Boxer Rebellion.] France, c.1901. Colour-printed lithograph on coated paper. 240 x 370mm. With a photocopy of the rules in French. Nicks in edges.
A map of northern China made into a board game, with the players racing around the country via the landmarks of the Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901. Landing at Pei-ho the route goes to Tientsin (Tianjin), Pao-Ting-Fu (the site of the Taiyuan Massacre, in which seventy-seven unarmed Western missionaries were executed in front of the provincial governor in 1900) & Shanhaiguan.
[Ref: 13931]    £220.00 ($295 • €251 rates)


STANFORD, Edward. [Detailed map of China and Japan]
Stanford's Map of China and Japan with the adjacent parts of the Russian Repub.cs, India, Burma &c. London: Standord, 1924. Colour lithographic map, dissected and laid on linen, folded into green cloth covers with publisher's label and advertisement, library label pasted to inside cover. 670 x 1015mm.
Showing from Bombay east to Tokyo and from Koorgan to south to Manila. The Trans-Siberian railway is marked.
[Ref: 12027]    £340.00 ($456 • €387 rates)


SEWELL, John Kirk. [A pictorial map of Beijing in the early 1930s]
Peiping. Beijing: Peiying Press. c.1935. Original colour ( lithographic map ). Sheet 600 x 495mm. Old folds, laid on archival paper.
A pictorial street map of the inner city of Beijing, showing the three parts of the city (the Tartar City, the Imperial City (which contains the Forbidden City) and the Chinese City) with illustrations of major buildings, monuments and train stations. Illustrations include black silhouettes of workers, pedestrians and animals, including camel trains. We have dated the map, which is labeled in English and Chinese, because of the black white and red flag of the German Reich (1933-35), prior to the introduction of the red flag with the swastika.
[Ref: 17708]    £1,650.00 ($2,211 • €1,879 rates)


DORN, Frank. [A fascinating pictorial map of Beijing]
A Map and History of Peiping; formerly known as Peking; capital of provinces, princedoms and kingdoms since 1121 B.C.; in 1264 A.D. the capital of the Mongol Empire of Kublai Khan; made the capital of the Ming Empire through the Ming and Ching Dynasties; and now a city which will live long in the memory of man as one of the greatest the world has ever known. Beijing: Peiyang Press, 1936. Colour-printed wood-engraving. Sheet 860 x 755mm. Original folds reinforced on verso, laid on fine canvas.
Very interesting pictorial map of Beijing, drawn by an American officer who was a military attaché in China during the 1930s and published the year before the official start of the Second Sino-Japanese War. It features vignettes of Chinese history from 1100 BC to 1927 as well as modern tourist attractions including golf and race courses. This is an early state: the flag of the German legation is the short-lived national flag used 1933-5 (black/white/red horizontal stripes), replaced by the Nazi flag with the swastica on most examples on this map. Frank Dorn (1901-81) was a graduate of West Point (where he picked up the life-long nickname of 'Pinky'), before being posted to Beijing in 1934 to help gather intelligence on Japanese aggression. He immersed himself in the language and culture of the city, researching the Forbidden City and collecting antiquities. When war with Japan broke out Dorn became chief-of-staff to L.t General Joseph Stilwell, with a rank of Colonel. At one point relations between the Americans and the leader of the Chinese Kuomintang, Chiang Kai-shek, were so bad that Dorn was ordered to prepare a plan to assassinate him. Although Dorn suggested giving Chiang a faulty parachute and sabotaging his plane authorisation was never given. After his retirement as Brigadier General in 1953 Dorn wrote a number of books including 'The Sino-Japanese War, 1937-41', 1974. BAGBY: The Eagle-Dragon Alliance, 1992.
[Ref: 17878]    £4,000.00 ($5,360 • €4,556 rates)


Anonymous. [A bird's-eye view of West Lake, Hangzhou]
[Chinese characters] Hang Zhou Xi Hu Guan Jing Tu. Hangzhou? n.d., c.1955. Chromolithograph. Sheet 530 x 760mm.
An elevated view of Xi Hu (West Lake), a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, with numerous temples, pagodas and gardens. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
[Ref: 17596]    £650.00 ($871 • €740 rates)


 Japan 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Early 17th century miniature map of Japan]
Iaponia Insvla. Antwerp, J.B.Vrients, 1601, Latin edition. Coloured. 90 x 130mm.
Japan, from the plate 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; HUBBARD: 10.
[Ref: 15806]    £280.00 ($375 • €319 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Early 17th century map of Japan]
Japonia. Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius the younger, 1619, French edition. Original colour. 350 x 450mm. Minor repair to centerfold.
Fine map of Japan originally published in 1609, following Ortelius's map. Korea is shown as an island, but with a note explaining that there was doubt about whether it was a peninsula. This example is from the first state of the map, before the title was changed and the junk replaced with a galleon. KOEMAN: Me 26b; HUBBARD: 13.
[Ref: 15641]    £1,900.00 ($2,546 • €2,164 rates)


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