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  ASIA 
 Philippines 

STOCKLEIN, Joseph. [A scarce map of the Philippines]
XIII. Insulae Marianae Ao. 1684 cum antiquis varys et novis sacrisque Nominibus... Augsburg, c. 1740. 155 x 190mm.
An unusual 18th century map which shows The Philippines, Mariana Islands and Guam.
[Ref: 18773]    £625.00 ($786 • €696 rates)


ANSON, George. [A buccaneer's chart of the Philippines]
A Chart of the Channel in the Philippine Islands through which Manila Galeon passes together with the adjacent Islands. London, 1748. Coloured. 710 x 535mm. Binding folds reinforced on verso, repaired tear at the top right in the sea area.
Anson's chart of the Philippines, engraved by Seale for the account of one of the last great buccaneering voyages, an official expedition to the South Seas to harass the Spanish bases, but, more importantly, plunder their shipping. One of their main targets was one of the richly laden Manila galleons that crossed between Mexico and the Philippines. A stroke of luck presented them with one laden with silver. On their return to London, thirty-two wagons were needed to transfer it to the Tower of London.
[Ref: 18287]    £1,250.00 ($1,573 • €1,391 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [Dutch edition of Bellin's view of Manila]
Ville de Manille. De Stad Manilha. Amsterdam: Pieter de Hondt & J. Roman, 1756. 250 x 290mm.
A view of Manila from the sea, engraved by Jacob van Schley for the Dutch edition of Abbé Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles's 'Histoire générale des voyages'. Engraved by Schley.
[Ref: 18751]    £700.00 ($881 • €779 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The British occupation of Manila during the Seven Years' War]
Isles Philippines. Nuremberg: Raspe, c.1764. Original colour. 200 x 270mm.
A scarce map of the Philippines during the Seven Years' War, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). During the Seven Years' War between Britain and France, Spain felt that British successes were a threat to them and joined the French. It had been the policy of Britain to attack France through their colonies, so a plan was hatched to capture the Philippines. Arriving in Manila Bay on the 24th September 1762, the Royal Navy bombarded the city on the 5th October, and on the 6th the force of British regulars and East East Company soldiers took the city with little resistance. The British began pillaging the city of both valuables and documents, then extorted an agreement for a ransom to stop, although this was never paid. Despite the British claims to have captured the Philippines, lack of resources meant they were contained in Manila, with Spanish resistance, with native support, outnumbering them. This was the situation until the end of the war, concluded by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. However, as the signatories did not know Manila was in the hands of the British, no mention of the Philippines appears in the terms, and so Manila was just handed back, without its valuables, in April 1764. This map is based on the one drawn for the account of Admiral Anson's capture of the Manila galleon in 1743; almost twenty years later Anson, as First Lord of the Admiralty, was the architect of this plan to seize Manila.
[Ref: 18774]    £950.00 ($1,195 • €1,057 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century Italian map of the Philippines]
Isole Filippine. Venice, 1785. Original outline colour. 410 x 320mm. Slight printer's crease through map.
One of the most decorative and sought after antique map of the Philippines. Decorated wth a lLarge illustrated title cartouche in full colour, the map was published in Zatta's famous 'Altante Novissimo'.
[Ref: 18907]    £1,800.00 ($2,264 • €2,003 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [A scarce 18th century Italian map of the Philippines and Indonesia]
Le Isole della Sonda, Molucche, E Philippine. Rome, 1797. Original colour. 495 x 360mm.
A map of Indonesia and the Philippines, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. This atlas was a commercial failure, so few were printed.
[Ref: 18460]    £1,400.00 ($1,761 • €1,558 rates)


VANDERMAELEN, Philippe. [The 'complete' set of 6 maps of the Philippines]
Océanique. Partie des Iles Philippines. [Plates 4, 6, 7, 14, 15 & 5.] Brussels, 1827. Six sheets, lithographs with original colour. Each c.490 x 550mm.
A group of five maps showing all the land of the Philippines, plus a map of the Mariannes which contains an extensive French-language description of the Philippines. The 'Atlas Universel' was the first atlas to have every map on the same scale, 1:1,641,836, meaning some of the more remote regions of the world were shown in unprecedented detail. It is quite uncommon to find the complete set of the maps with the extra text sheet.
[Ref: 16503]    £2,500.00 ($3,145 • €2,783 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 ($189 • €167 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus II. [The Bertius map of Tartary]
Tartaria. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1616. Coloured. 100 x 135mm.
Miniature map of Tartary, with 'the Strait of Anian' and the Great Wall of China marked, engraved by Jodocus Hondius for his edition of Petrus Bertius's 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum'. Unlike the earlier plate, this version has longitude and latitude lines. KOEMAN: Lan 11a, 'With the new plates, the work was certainly improved.
[Ref: 15209]    £150.00 ($189 • €167 rates)


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [17th century map of Tartary]
Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium. Amsterdam, c.1640, Latin text edition. Original colour. 385 x 500mm. Paper lightly toned.
A map of northern Asia, from Archangel, the Caspian Sea and Astrakhan in the west to the Great Wall of China and the Bering Sea, although Kamchatka has yet to appear. Samarkand and Tashkent, the great cities of the Silk Road are marked but inaccurately placed, emphasising how little was known about the interior of Asia. Bottom right, just above the title cartouche featuring a camel caravan, is the northern tip of the 'island' of Korea.
[Ref: 18852]    £480.00 ($604 • €534 rates)


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