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  ASIA 
 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 ($2,840 • €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 ($1,614 • €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 ($1,291 • €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 ($968 • €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 ($516 • €454 rates)


DE LORENZO, J. [Antique sea chart of the Malacca Strait]
Oceano Indio. Carta del Estrechio de Malaca y de la Costa Occidentale de Sumatra segun los trabajos mas modernos. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863-7. Touches of original colour. 980 x 640mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
Old sea chart of part of the northern approaches to theMalacca Strait, between Malaysia and Sumatra, marking Malacca and Penang. 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. Much of the western coastline of Sumatra is also marked. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12463]    £480.00 ($620 • €545 rates)


 Indonesia 

JANSSON, Jan. [17th century map of Sumatra with Singapore]
Sumatræ et Insularum Locorumque nonnullorum Circumiacentium Tabula Nova. Amsterdam, c.1657. Original colour. 425 x 520mm.
A chart of Sumatra and the tip of the Malay Peninsula, orientated with north to the left. Published in Jansson's sea-atlas it was first issued 1657, a decade after the Dutch siezed Malacca from the Portuguese. The map also marks the Aceh sultanate on the northern tip of Sumatra: during the 1650s the Dutch encouraged revolts against Aceh rule in order to gain control of tin deposits in the area. SUAREZ: p.207.
[Ref: 8214]    £850.00 ($1,097 • €966 rates)


HEATHER, William. [Sea chart of the smaller Indonesian islands]
A New Chart of the Eastern Straits to China Drawn from the Best Authorities by Wm. Heather. 1800. London: Heather. 1800. Sheet 650 x 925mm. Trimmed into printed border at top.
A working sea-chart of the smaller Indonesian islands, divided into two: the upper section covers the Banda Sea, with Sera, and Buru; the lower section shows the Lesser Sunda Islands, including Bali and Flores. Heather specialised in supplying charts to the merchant trade, operating from the Navigation Warehouse at 157 Leadenhall Street, at 'The Sign of the Little Midshipman', a ship's figurehead suspended outside. The premises were immortalised by Charles Dicken's 1846 novel 'Dombey and Son' as the shop kept by Sol Gils: the 'Little Midshipman' was illustrated in the book.
[Ref: 11977]    £1,200.00 ($1,549 • €1,363 rates)


ESPEJO, José. [Antique sea chart of the Halmahera Sea, Indonesia]
Carta Esferica que comprende el Estrecho de Dampier ó de Gamen, los Pasos de Gilolo, y de Pitt con las islas de Ceram, Mysole y la parte Orientale de la le Gilolo... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1843. 640 x 990mm. Small hole in map area, paper lightly toned.
Old sea chart of the Halmahera Sea with the Maluku island chain ( Spice islands) , with the eastern coasts of Gilolo (Makulu Utara), Seram, Misool, and the eastern tip of Papua.
[Ref: 12459]    £700.00 ($904 • €795 rates)


HORTIGOSA, P. [Pair of antique sea charts of the Anambas Islands]
Carta Esferica de una parte del Mar de China... que comprende las Islas Anambas de Enmedio y del N. [&] Carta Esferica de una parte del Mar de China ... que comprende las Islas Anambas del S. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1844. Two sheets, each c. 980 x 640mm. North sheet with some offset.
Pair of old sea charts of the Anambas Islands, now an important area of gas and oil production. Even at this late date there is a chain on non-existant islands, although the cartographer has marked them 'poco reconocidas' (little known).
[Ref: 12472]    £600.00 ($775 • €682 rates)


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