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  ASIA 
 China 

COOK, Captain James. [Macao]
Sketch of the Typa and Macao. Dublin?, c.1784. 275 x 220mm.
The environs of Macao, with a small plan of the town, as surveyed by William Bligh, who was Master of the 'Resolution' under Captain Cook. Having lost their captain in Hawaii in February 1779 his crew continued with their mission, attempting to find a North West Passage through the Bering Straits. Having been beaten by the Arctic ice wall they returned home westwards, visiting Macao at the end of 1779. This version is possibly from a Dublin pirate edition of the Official Account.of Cook's Third Voyage. The original is signed "W.H." for William Harrison; this has the signature "Duff sc" bottom right, an engraver not listed in Tooley.
[Ref: 11364]    £150.00 ($190 • €167 rates)


BARROW, John. [The Macartney Embassy - Zhousan]
A Chart of the Islands to the Southward of Tchu-San on the Eastern Coast of China generally laid down from one published by Alexander Dalrymple Esq.re with additions and alterations. London, George Nicol, 1796. 560 x 380mm. Binding marks on left edge.
A chart published in George Staunton's 'An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China'. Lord Macartney was the first British ambassador to China, arriving in 1793 and ordered to leave the same year. During their stay they made this river trip from Hangzhou south to Canton, via the Yangtze River. This chart marks the route of the 'Clarence' up the coast to Zhoushan Dao, taking particular care through the islands to the south of that island. Under the main map is a chart of Zhoushan harbour and a circular panorama showing the view from their anchorage.
[Ref: 10060]    £150.00 ($190 • €167 rates)


LAUVERGNE. [View of Macao]
Couvent de la Guia a Macao. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1832-3. Aquatint on india paper. 295 x 380mm. Blindstamp of the stern of "La Favorite"
A view of the Franciscan Monastery in Macao, from the Praia Grande, Macau. This would be the location of the barracks close to the present day Clube de Militar. Engraved by Himely after Lauvergne for 'Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de Chine', the official account of Cyrille-Pierre-Théodore Laplace's voyage to the South Seas (1830-2) on 'La Favorite', a French corvette.
[Ref: 13687]    £200.00 ($253 • €222 rates)


ANDRIVEAU-GOUJON, J. [19th centry map of China & Japan]
Carte de L'Empire Chinois et Du Japon. Paris, 1834. Original outline colour. 420 x 540mm.
Detailed map of China, Japan, Korea and Central Asia. Colorued by Kingdom and Province. Shows towns, rivers, lakes, islands, mountains, early roads and a host of other details.
[Ref: 18660]    £160.00 ($202 • €178 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of China with vignettes views of Hong Kong and Canton]
China and Birmah. London, J. & F. Tallis & Co., c.1851. original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 330 x 255mm.
A detailed map of China and Burma, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases to be produced. The six vignette views are a view of Hong Kong , British factories at Canton, Chinese dress, soldiers, a pagoda and a mandarin in a litter.
[Ref: 18113]    £230.00 ($291 • €256 rates)


CRUCHLEY, George Frederick. [China in the 19th century]
China London: 1856. Original colour. 350 x 550mm. Centre fold lightly toned.
Map of China, originally printed in 1842, but this example with additions added in 1856, The map covers mainland China as well as Korea, Formosa (Taiwan). At the top are The Prince of Wales's feathers and a royal coat of arms stating the motto 'Honi soit qui mal y pense' (shame be to him that evil thinks).
[Ref: 18829]    £100.00 ($126 • €111 rates)


 Japan 

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 ($202 • €178 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Detailed map of Japan & Korea with vignettes]
Japan & Corea. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 260 x 340mm.
Japan and Korea, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with an ornate printed border and vignettes of Jedo, Korean costume and the Japanese State Barge.
[Ref: 17725]    £240.00 ($303 • €267 rates)


 Philippines 

MOLL, Herman. [Early 18th century map of the Philippines]
The Philippine Islands and others of the East Indies, According to ye Newest Observations London, 1710. Coloured. 185 x 265mm.
Moll's map of South East Asia and the Philippine archipelago.
[Ref: 18971]    £250.00 ($316 • €278 rates)


 Tartary 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Tartary]
Tartaria. Antwerp, J.B.Vrients, 1602, Italian edition. 90 x 125mm.
Northern Asia, showing the Great Wall of China, Korea and Japan. 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.
[Ref: 9202]    £150.00 ($190 • €167 rates)


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