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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 ($377 • €334 rates)

JANSSON, Jan. [A fine early sea chart of Japan]
Nova et Accurata Iaponiæ, Terræ Esonis, ac Insularum adjacentium. Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, c.1700. Original colour. 450 x 550mm.
A re-issue of Jansson's chart of Japan of 1658, with body colour rather than the original outline. The map also shows the 'island' of Korea, and the semi-mythical islands of 'Eso' & 'Companies Land', making the contents more myth than reality. It is interesting that this map differs markedly from Blaeu's map of 1655. Blaeu had used the cartography of Martino Martini (with Korea back on the mainland), while Jansson prefered the work of Maerten Gerritsz Vries. Jansson had first used his work in a pocket map in 1648: it was very unusual for a publisher to publish important new cartographical information in small format first. HUBBARD: 30, state ii of ii; WALTER: 57 (for first state).
[Ref: 17524]    £2,200.00 ($2,860 • €2,530 rates)

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [An early 18th century map of Japan]
L'Empire du Japon, Tiré des Cartes des Japonnois. Amsterdam, 1719. 380 x 440mm. A fine, dark impression.
A map of Japan based on Reland's landmark map of 1715, with Japanese script naming the sixty-six provinces. Under the map is a large cartouche with the shields of the noble families of Japan and a text describing the Japanese sources for his map (although not mentioning Reland). To the right is an inset chart of Nagasaki Harbour. The map was published in the 'Atlas Historique' a seven-volume atlas that is usually attributed to Henri Abraham Châtelain; however Hubbard and other recent writers posit that it was his brother Zacherie who compiled the work. HUBBARD: 73.
[Ref: 17371]    £1,250.00 ($1,625 • €1,438 rates)

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. [19th Century detailed map of Japan]
Empire of Japan. London, Baldwin & Craddock; 1835. Steel engraving. Outline colour. 330 x 395mm.
With an inset chart of Nagasaki Harbour, and Eastern Point of the Island of Yeso.
[Ref: 17163]    £165.00 ($215 • €190 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A 16th century Dutch map of Tartary]
Tartariae Sive Magni Chami Regni typus. Antwerp, 1598, French text edition. Coloured. 360 x 490mm.
A fine map of Tartary, showing from the Black Sea to the North Pacific, with an out-sized Japan and a peninsular California. Published in the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', the map is decorated with strapwork cartouches for the title and scale, vignette of the Tsar and the Grand Cham sitting before tents, and galleons & flying fish. Of interest is the depiction of the Strait of Anian, a narrow stretch of water dividing America and Asia, believed to be an easy way to reach the riches of Cathay. On the Asian side is 'Argon', which was, according to the engraved text, a former Christian kingdom known to Prester John of Africa. VAN DEN BROECKE: 163; WALTER: 11e.
[Ref: 14889]    £2,000.00 ($2,600 • €2,300 rates)

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Tartar costume]
Tartarres. Paris, c. 1682, 155 x 110mm.
Copper engraving of a Tartar warrior (holding a bow) and woman. Published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 17382]    £60.00 ($78 • €69 rates)

ALBRIZZI, Giovanni Battista. [A map of Siberia and the Far East after Tirion]
Nuova Carta della Tartaria. Venice, Albrizzi, 1740. 285 x 360mm, with generous margins.
A map of Siberia and Mongolia, showing from the Caspian Sea to Noyaya Zemlya, Kamchatka, Korea and Japan. On the map Kamchatka, the Kuriles and Hokkaido are all one landmass connected to mainland Asia.
[Ref: 9949]    £160.00 ($208 • €184 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [A 17th Century Venetian map of Indonesia]
Isole dell'Indie divise in Filippine, Molucche, e della Sonda. Venice, c.1696. Coloured. 460 x 620mm. Narrow margin top right,.
The East Indies, centred on Borneo, but showing Formosa south to northern Australia and the Andeman Islands east to New Guinea. The title cartouche is a banner held up by putti with wings and fish-tails swimming bottom left. It was published in Coronelli's 'Isolario'; in the text on verso is a partial gore sheet of the Malay Peninsula and Indochina.
[Ref: 7401]    £2,000.00 ($2,600 • €2,300 rates)

 Central Asia 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Mughal costume]
Mogols Paris, c. 1682, 155 x 110mm.
Copper engraving of a man and woman entitled .Mogols'. Published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 17381]    £65.00 ($85 • €75 rates)

ATKINSON, James. [View of Bala-Hissar Fortress, overlooking Kabul]
The Balla Hissar and the city of Caubul, from the upper part of the citadel. London: Henry Graves & Co., 1842. Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Sheet size 325 x 440mm.
A view of Bala-Hissar Fortress, overlooking Kabul, Plate 20 from "Sketches of Afghanistan" by James Atkinson. Atkinson (1780-1852), a doctor, journalist and scholar of Persian, became surgeon to the 55th native Infantry in 1833. Between 1838 and 1841 he served in Kabul during the First Afghan War. Fortunately for him he left the country in December 1840 to become Superintending Surgeon of the Cawnpore Division, thus avoiding the massacre of Elphinstone's army when it was forced to retreat from Kabul the following year. Besides these drawings he also published his diary, as ' The Expedition into Affghanistan', also 1842, in which he compared the British invasion to the Stone of Sisyphus.
[Ref: 16218]    £500.00 ($650 • €575 rates)

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