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[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.
($2,375 • €2,185 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.
($1,750 • €1,610 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.
($1,125 • €1,035 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.
($1,188 • €1,093 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.
($4,375 • €4,025 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.
($188 • €173 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.
($275 • €253 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.
($425 • €391 rates)
[A 3D plaster model relief map of Hong Kong] [Hong Kong.] Kowloon: Kwong Wah Three Dimensional Geographical Model Supply Co., c.,1955. Relief map, modelled in plaster and hand coloured, printed paper name lables, mounted on hardboard, in contemporary frame (without glass). Total 470 x 690mm. Some wear, including to name labels.
A very unusual map of Hong Kong, modelled in plaster to show relief in 3D, with the mountains raised up to c.20mm above sea level, and painted green, yellow and brown to emphasise heights. Important places have paper labels stuck on, with names written in Chinese and English; the key lower right is also chipped. The streets of Victoria and Kowloon are painted on, as are major roads and the Canton-Kowloon Railway.
We are basing our dating on the vague representation of the Tai Lam Chung Reservoir, under construction between 1952 and 1957. The key has the publisher's details in Cantonese, but unfortunately has no date.
($4,063 • €3,738 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.
($350 • €322 rates)
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