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  ASIA 
 India 

DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century old sea chart of the Bay of Bengal]
Carta de la Parte Interior del Golfo de Bengala segun la publicada en 1863 por el almirantazgo de Inglaterra. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Lithographic map, with touches of original colour. 650 x 990mm.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the Bay of Bengal, showing from Madras east to the Gulf of Martaban in Burma and the Andaman Islands. It is based on British Admiralty charts and the lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12281]    £480.00 ($646 • €545 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of south west India with Lakshadweep]
Costa Occidental de la India. Hoya III. Comprehende desde Viziadrug hasta Cochin segun los trabajos ingleses mas modernas. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Touches of original colour. 980 x 635mm.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of western India from Rajapur south to Kochi, marking Goa and Mangalore. Off the coast are the islands of the Laccadive Sea (Lakshadweep). Copied from English charts, the lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12283]    £650.00 ($874 • €738 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century old sea chart of western India]
Costa Occidental de la India. Hoya II. Comprehende desde el Golfo de Kutch hasta Viziadrug segun los trabajos ingleses mas modernas. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Touches of original colour. 980 x 635mm.
A scarce Spanish antique nautical chart of west India from Gujarat south to Mumbai (Bombay) and on to Maharashtra. Copied from English charts, the lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12284]    £750.00 ($1,009 • €852 rates)


WALKER, J. & C. [A large and detailed map of India]
Map of India from The most recent Authorities. London: William Houghton Allen, 1882. Steel engraving with original colour. Dissected and laid on linen with bookseller's ads, total 970 x 890mm, folded into a contemporary Stanfords buckram slipcase with title label. Fine.
A large and colourful map of India, also including Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and northern Burma. Originally published in the 1840s this example has been updated considerably; a new key of the possessions of the European powers is placed east of Sri Lanka, but the outline of the old key still remains in the lower left corner.
[Ref: 17410]    £550.00 ($740 • €625 rates)


Anonymous. [A propaganda poster of India during the Second World War]
India. Leeds & London: Alf Cooke Ltd for H.M. Stationery Office, c.1944. Chromolithograph, sheet 750 x 500mm. Minor repairs to original folds.
A map of India marking the products of the various regions, praising the industrial development that was making the country more self-sufficient, thus aiding the war effort. Although the map is not signed the style is similar to that of Frederick Donald Blake (1908-1997), who produced a number of posters, not only propaganda but also adverts for train and shipping services. This poster is apparently from the same series of Commonwealth country maps as the MacDonald Gill maps.
[Ref: 16217]    £1,500.00 ($2,018 • €1,704 rates)


 Sri Lanka 

BORDONE, Benedetto. [Early woodblock map of Sri Lanka]
Taprobana. Venice, c.1534. Woodcut, image size 195 x 150mm, set in a page of Italian text.
The semi-mythical island of Taprobana, based on the hearsay of the Red Sea traders that supplied the Romans with cinnamon from Sri Lanka. Published in the 'Libro de Tutte le Isole del Mondo', with six editions between 1528-1562.
[Ref: 18201]    £425.00 ($572 • €483 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of Sri Lanka]
Isle de Ceylan. Paris, c.1683. Coloured. 155 x 110mm.
Published in the 'Description de l'Univers', with French text on the reverse.
[Ref: 18202]    £150.00 ($202 • €170 rates)


APRÈS DE MANNEVILLETTE, Jean Baptiste d'. [18th century chart of Trincomalee]
Carte de la Baye et du Port de Trinquemalay dans L'Isle de Ceylan. Paris, c.1775. 510 x 690mm.
A detailed sea chart of the harbour of Trincomalee, engraved by Guillaume Dela Haye for Après de Mannevillette's 'Le Neptune Oriental'.
[Ref: 17489]    £600.00 ($807 • €682 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Sri Lanka decorated with vignettes]
Ceylon. London, c.1851. Original outline colour. Printed area 260 x 340mm.
From one of the last decorative atlases, with printed border and five attractive vignettes of local Ceylonese views.
[Ref: 18051]    £175.00 ($235 • €199 rates)


 Persia 

PTOLEMY, Claudius. [Incunable map of Persia]
Quinta Asie Tabula. Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Original hand colour with blue finishing on the sea area and rivers. Woodcut, 385 x 555mm. Minor restoration near centrefold;
A very early map of Persia, with metal-type lettering within a coloured trapezoid border, with a Latin-text on verso with a coloured capital. The map was originally published in 1482 by Lienhart Holle in an edition of Ptolemy’s 'Geography' with revisions by the cartographer Nicolaus Germanus Donis. This was the first European atlas published outside Italy and the first to be illustrated with woodcut maps. Soon afterwards Holle went bankrupt, probably because of the cost of producing the atlas, and Reger acquired the rights to the 'Geography', reissuing the second and last edition in 1486.
[Ref: 9281]    £6,500.00 ($8,743 • €7,384 rates)


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