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  ASIA 
 Indonesia 

HORTIGOSA, P. [Antique sea chart of the Karimata Strait]
Mar de China. Carta del Estrecho de Carimata segun los trabajos holandeses publicados en Batavia en 1862. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1866. 980 x 640mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
Old Sea Chart of the Karimata Strait, connecting the Java Sea to the South China Sea
[Ref: 12471]    £350.00 ($473 • €390 rates)


 Central Asia 

WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. [The Fries map of South Asia]
Indiæ Tabula Moderna. Vienne, Gaspar Trechsel, 1541. Woodcut, printed area 320 x 440mm.
Southern Asia, with Eastern Arabia and the Persian Gulf to the South China Sea. Of interest is the transferral of Taprobana to the coast of the Malay Peninsula, and the appearance of Indo-China as a tiny peninsula marked 'fulicandora'. Over India is a depiction of 'suttee', Hindu widow-burning; however Fries has added a horned devil to add to the titillation. This is the last issue of Fries' reduction of Wäldseemüller's map of 1513, prepared not for a Ptolemy edition but for a new 'Chronica mundi' being written by Wäldseemüller. His death c.1520 caused the project to be shelved, so the woodcuts were used to publish a smaller sized and so cheaper edition of the 'Geography'. TIBBETTS: Arabia in Early Maps, 17.
[Ref: 17910]    £2,100.00 ($2,839 • €2,338 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Depiction of the Mughal emperor]
Le Grand Mogol. Paris, c. 1682, 155 x 110mm.
Copper engraving of the Grand Mogul or Mughal, which was a titled used by Europeans for the ruler of the Muhgal Empire. The Mughals used the tile Padishah. Published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 17380]    £65.00 ($88 • €72 rates)


MORTIER, Pieter. [A detailed sea chart of the Indian Ocean]
Carte Particuliere d'une partie d'Asie ou sont Les Isles d'Andemaon, Ceylan, Les Maldives. Partie Occidentale d'une Partie d'Asie ou sont les Isles de Zocotora, de l'Amirante. Amsterdam, c.1705. Original colour. 605 x 890mm.
A large chart of the Indian Ocean, with the coastlines of Arabia, Persia, India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and Burma. It appeared both in the famous 'Neptune Francois' and in Mortier's re-issue of Jaillot's 'Atlas Nouveau', as this example. KOEMAN: Mor 1.
[Ref: 17566]    £1,900.00 ($2,569 • €2,116 rates)


WALKER, J. & C. [19th Century Map of Afghanistan]
Bokhara, Afghanistan, Beloochistan, &C. London, Charles Knight; 1852. Original outline colour. 420 x 355mm.
Map made for the SDUK (Society for the Diffusion of Useful knowledge), centred on Afghanistan (referred to as Kabool). Shows Bokhara, Afghanistan and part of Persia.
[Ref: 17165]    £150.00 ($203 • €167 rates)


 India 

SINGLETON, Henry. [The assault on Seringapatam, 1799]
The Assault and Taking of Seringapatam on the 4.th of May 1799. Major General Baird having divided his force into two divisions, one under the command of Colonel Sherbrooke and the other of Colonel Dunlop, the troops ascended the breach under a heavy fire, when the latter officer was severely wounded, but though vigorously opposed, both divisions, were completely successful. Dedicated by Permission To His most Gracious Majesty George III King of the United Kingdoms of Great Britain & Ireland, &c.&c.&c. By His Majesty's most dutiful servants. Anth.y Cardon & N. & S. Schiavonetti. London: Anthony Cardon & Luigi and Niccolo Schiavonetti, 1801. Coloured stipple engraving. 585 x 675mm. Repaired tears in margins and printer's creases.
The first in a series of four plates of the siege and capture of Srirangapatna, the battle that ended the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War. It shows the melée once the East India Company troops breached the walls and entered the city. In the centre of the scene is an officer (probably Major-General David Baird, leader of the attack) with raised sword In the title is a bust portrait of General George Harris, the overall commander. Singleton's original oil sketch of the scene belonged to Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, who commanded the rear guard and was made Governor of Seringapatam and Mysore.
[Ref: 17901]    £2,950.00 ($3,988 • €3,285 rates)


ARROWSMITH, John. [Detailed 19th Century map of India]
India. London, 1832. Original colour, 600 x 500mm.
A large and detailed map of India showing its division and administration under British colonial rule.
[Ref: 17845]    £450.00 ($608 • €501 rates)


COGAN, Robert. [A detailed 19th Century chart of Bombay Harbour]
Plan du Port de Bombay Levé en 1829, par M. Robert Cogan, Lieutenant de la Marine de la Companie des Indes. Paris: Dépôt-général de la Marine, 1840. 610 x 450mm.
A French edition of the important trigonometirical survey of the port of Mumbai, executed by Robert Cogan of the Indian Navy and first published by James Horsburgh, Official Hydrographer to the East India Company, in 1833. Underneath the chart is a coastal profile of the entrance to the port.
[Ref: 17683]    £1,800.00 ($2,434 • €2,004 rates)


HOBBS, John Stratton. [A detailed chart of the Bay of Bengal]
A Chart of the Bay of Bengal, from False Point to Cheduba Island, with a Plan of the Port of Aktab and the Aracan River &c. Revised from the late Surveys by J.S. Hobbs, F.R.G.S. Hydrographer. London, Charles Wilson, 1850. Touches of original colour. 650 x 940mm, backed on canvas with publisher's title label. Dated iin title altered to 1880 in mss, ink.
A detailed chart of the Bay of Bengal from Chilka Lake east to Manuag Island in Burma. The focus is on the channels through the Sundarbans, including the entrances to the Hoogley River, the route to Calcutta, the main city of British India.
[Ref: 17540]    £800.00 ($1,082 • €891 rates)


ABINGTON, G. [A 'bird's-eye view' map of India]
Abington's Panoramic View of India. London: G. Abington, c.1857. Coloured wood engraving. Sheet 535 x 340mm. Backed with restorer's tissue to strengthen folds.
A separate-issue elevated 'view' of India and Sri Lanka, with towns and physical features shown in profile including, in the far north, Kabul and the Himalayas. Underneath is a letterpress list of distances between Delhi and other cities, including Kabul. Abington was a news-seller in Shoe Lane, off Fleet Street. His forays into map publishing seem to be limited to this and 'Abington's Panoramic View Map of Delhi', showing the city under siege in 1857, during the India Mutiny.
[Ref: 16778]    £1,000.00 ($1,352 • €1,114 rates)


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