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FORTAVION, G.C. de.
[Five views of the Second Opium War, 1856-60] Guerre de Chine: Arrivée des Plénipotentaires Chinois au Camp des Alliés à Tien-Tsin. [&] Port de Sang-Hai. [&] Forts du Pei-Ho. [&] Combat du Pont de Pa-Li-Kia-O. [&] Le Palais d'Été. Paris: Guerin-Muller, 1862. Five lithographs. Each 260 x 400mm.
Five views of the 2nd Opium War, lithographed by Haguenthal for Fortavion's 'La Guerre de Chine grand panorama illustre historique et anecdotique'. They show: the arrival of the Chinese negotiators prior to the Treaty of Tientsin of 1858; European warships at Shang-Hai, April 1860; attack on the Peiho (or Taku) Forts, 21st August; the Battle of Palikao, 21st September; and the occupation of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, prior to its looting and destruction by fire as a punishment. Although these actions were undertaken by an Anglo-French force there is not a Union Jack to be seen!
($1,088 • €999 rates)
[Antique sea chart of Taiwan] Carta de la Costa y Mar de China que comprende Todo el Canal de Formosa, Islas de Meico-Sima y parte de la de Luzon. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Original colour. 640 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the environs of Taiwan, with the Sakishima Islands of Japan, reaching the north coast of Luzon in the Philippines. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
($2,432 • €2,233 rates)
[Antique sea chart of China with Taiwan] Carta de la Costa Oriental de China desde las Islas Lamock hasta el Rio Ngau-Keang con parte de la Isle Formosa, segun los trajabos de los capitanes Kellett y Collinson de la M.R. Inglesa. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Original colour. 620 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the Chinese coast from Wenzhou south to Chou'an, with northern Taiwan and the Sakishima Islands of Japan. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
($1,792 • €1,645 rates)
[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.
($1,152 • €1,058 rates)
[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.
($1,216 • €1,116 rates)
[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.
($4,480 • €4,113 rates)
[Detailed map of China, marking Hong Kong] China London; c.1872. Steel engraving with original colour. 520 x 430 mm.
Map of China, with inset maps of the Canton River with Hong Kong, and Chusan'. The tea districts are marked. Published for 'The Royal Illustrated Atlas', 1872.
($192 • €176 rates)
[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.
($282 • €259 rates)
[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.
($435 • €400 rates)
[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.
($358 • €329 rates)
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