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  ASIA 
 China 

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 ($283 • €241 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 ($438 • €373 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 ($5,148 • €4,384 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 ($837 • €712 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 ($360 • €307 rates)


CARDIM, Antonio Francisco. [A Jesuit missionary's map of Japan]
Japponiae Nova & Accurata descriptio Per R.P. Antonium Franciscum Cardim Societatis Jesu Ad Elogia Japponica. Rome: Typis Heredum Corbelletti, 1646. 275 x 405mm. Small cracks in centre fold repaired.
A very uncommon map, published in Cardim's 'Fasciculus e Japponicis floribus, suo adhuc madentibus sanguine', an illustrated history of the martydoms in Japan from 1597 to 1640. A 36-point key lists the Jesuit properties in Japan and a vignette ship illustrates the landing of St Francis Xavier, a co-founder of the Jesuits) on Japan,15th August 1549. Cardim (1596-1659), a Portuguese Jesuit, travelled to Goa, Vietnam and China between 1618 to 1638. After a period back in Europe, during which time he wrote this book, he set sail for the East again in 1649. After a ship wreck off Mozambique he arrived in Goa in 1650. In 1653 he was captured by Dutch privateers who kept him prisoner for over two years. He died in Macao, aged 63, never having visited Japan. HUBBARD: 21.
[Ref: 17935]    £12,500.00 ($16,088 • €13,700 rates)


TAVERNIER, Jean-Baptiste. [Pitt's English edition of Tavernier's map of Japan]
A Map of the Isles of Japan. London: Moses Pitt, 1680. 360 x 520mm. Narrow margins, minor repairs to binding folds on verso. A fine impression.
The first English edition of Tavernier's map of Japan, first publshed the previous year, augmented with an inset of the Gulf of Tonkin, originally a separate map in the original work. The route by land & sea from Nagasaki to Tokyo is marked. On stylistic grounds the map has been attributed to the engraver Herman Moll, making it one of his earliest works. Tavernier, a gem merchant, travelled only to China, but included a description of Japan in his account. HUBBARD: 46.
[Ref: 17526]    £4,750.00 ($6,113 • €5,206 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [17th century miniature map of Japan]
Isles du Japon. Paris, 1682. ccloured. 100 x 125mm.
A miniature map of Japan divided into its regions with principal town and cities marked. Published in Du Val's 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 17494]    £380.00 ($489 • €416 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th Century miniature map of Jesso]
Terre de Iesso. Paris, 1683. 150 x 110mm.
Map of Hokkaido before La Perouse finally dispelled the myth of Ezo. The north-west coastline is not defined, as it was known known whether it was an island or part of mainland Asia. Published in the Description de l'Univers. WALTER: 112, illus.
[Ref: 17513]    £160.00 ($206 • €175 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature map of Japan]
Isles du Japon. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 105mm.
Miniature map of Japan, published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 17334]    £290.00 ($373 • €318 rates)


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