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  ASIA 
 China 

BREGANTE, S. [Antique sea chart of the environs of Shanghai]
Carta Esférica de la Costa Oriental de China Desde el Rio Ngau-Keang hasta el Whang-ho-kau segun los trajabos de los capitanes Kellett y Collinson de la Marina Real Inglesa. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1862. Touches of original colour. 1000 x 640mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Slight toning at centrefold.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the Chinese coastline, including the mouth of the Yangtze River and Shanghai. Copied from English charts, lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12449]    £1,200.00 ($1,578 • €1,363 rates)


BRYANT, Tomas. [Antique sea chart of Taiwan]
Carta de la Costa y Mar de China que comprende Todo el Canal de Formosa, Islas de Meico-Sima y parte de la de Luzon. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Original colour. 640 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the environs of Taiwan, with the Sakishima Islands of Japan, reaching the north coast of Luzon in the Philippines. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12453]    £1,900.00 ($2,499 • €2,158 rates)


FERREIRO, Martin [Antique sea chart of China with Taiwan]
Carta de la Costa Oriental de China desde las Islas Lamock hasta el Rio Ngau-Keang con parte de la Isle Formosa, segun los trajabos de los capitanes Kellett y Collinson de la M.R. Inglesa. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Original colour. 620 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the Chinese coast from Wenzhou south to Chou'an, with northern Taiwan and the Sakishima Islands of Japan. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12454]    £1,400.00 ($1,841 • €1,590 rates)


BRYANT, Tomas. [Antique sea chart of the East China Sea]
China. Carta de la Costa Oriental , comprendida entre el Rio Min hasta los Bancos Sha con parte del Archipiélago del Japon, segun los trajabos mas modernos. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864. Original colour. 640 x 998mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the East China Sea, marking Chusan (Zhoushan), with the Japanese island of Kyushu, marking Nagasaki and Satsuma. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12452]    £900.00 ($1,184 • €1,022 rates)


BRYANT, Tomas. [19th century Spanish sea chart of the Yellow Sea and Korea]
Carta de Mar Amarillo con el Golfo de Pe-Chili y parte del Mar del Japon, segun los trajabos ingleses mas modernos. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1866. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. A little staining in top margin.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the Yellow Sea, Bohai Sea and Korea Bay, marking Peking, with all of the Korean peninsula. Copied from English charts, lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12450]    £3,500.00 ($4,603 • €3,976 rates)


 Japan 

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 ($2,893 • €2,499 rates)


 Philippines 

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 ($1,644 • €1,420 rates)


 Tartary 

KEULEN, Johannes van. [A sea chart of the unknown north east Asia]
Pascaarte vande Noord Oost Cust van Asia Verthoonende in sich all de Zee-custen van Tartarien, Van Japan tot Nova Zemla alles op Wassende graaden gelaght. Amsterdam: Van Keulen, c.1680. Old colour. 520 x 590mm. Narrow top margin due to the height of the plate.
One of the first sea charts of north-east Asia, illustrating how little was known of the region. It shows from Novaya Zemlya in northern Russia, along the coast of Siberia (with few promontories and one one large island) past the mythical 'Land of Ezo' and 'Companies Land' to Japan, Korea and Zhoushan in China. There are no signs of Hokkaido, Sakhalin, Kamchatka or the Bering Strait, as the chart predates the explorations of Vitus Bering by nearly fifty years and James Cook by nearly a century.
[Ref: 17979]    £1,000.00 ($1,315 • €1,136 rates)


 Indochina 

DE LORENZO, J. [Chart of the South China Sea]
Carta del Mar de China comprendido entre la Isla de Borneo y la Peninsula de Malaca, segun los trabajos mas modernos ingleses y holandeses. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
Chart of the South China Sea, with Singapore and the coast of Borneo including Brunei. Lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12457]    £750.00 ($986 • €852 rates)


LECLERCQ, C. [Antique sea chart of the Malacca Strait]
Carta Esferica del Estrechio de Malaca segun los trabajos mas modernos ingleses y holandeses. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
Old sea chart of part of the Malacca Strait, between Malaysia and Sumatra, marking Malacca. The Klang River is marked, but Kuala Lumpur is yet of sufficient importance to be shown: founded in 1857 it was not until 1880 it even became state capital. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12461]    £400.00 ($526 • €454 rates)


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