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  ASIA 
 India 

ABINGTON, G. [The Siege of Delhi, 1857]
Abington's Panoramic View Map of Delhi and the Surrounding Country. London: G. Abington, c.1857. Tinted lithograph with hand finishing. Printed area 410 x 480mm. Some restoration, backed on canvas.
A separate-issue elevated 'view' of Delhi under siege by the East India Company troops in September 1857, part of the Indian Rebellion. It shows the British camp on the Delhi Ridge, and the assault on the Selimgarh Fort, captured on the 16th September. Underneath is a 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 India', capitalising on the public thirst for information about the Mutiny.
[Ref: 16502]    £3,250.00 ($4,394 • €3,619 rates)


CARPENTER, William. [View of Cawnpore]
Cawnpore. On the Ganges. From a Drawing by W. Carpenter Jun. London: ILN, 1857. Chromolithograph. 250 x 350mm. Bottom right corner of margin torn.
A colourful view of Canwpore (Kanpur), from a drawing by William Carpenter (1818-1899). Carpenter spent several years travelling around India in the 1850s painting scenes and portraits. He left India for England and sold reproduction rights to his paintings to the Illustrated London News, which published them as India descended into the chaos of the Mutiny of 1857. Thus this view is a romantic scene with no reference to the massacre five months earlier that has made the city infamous. When Carpenter had a one-man exhibition of 275 paintings in 1881 all of the paintings were purchased by the new Victoria and Albert Museum.
[Ref: 17253]    £120.00 ($162 • €134 rates)


CARPENTER, William. [View of Benares]
Benares. London, ILN, 1857. Chromolithograph, image 230 x 330mm. Small tear in upper margin.
View of Benares (Varanasi), a city on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, from a drawing by William Carpenter (1818-1899). Carpenter spent several years travelling around India in the 1850s painting scenes and portraits. He left India for England and sold reproduction rights to his paintings to the Illustrated London News, which published them as India descended into the chaos of the Mutiny of 1857. When Carpenter had a one-man exhibition of 275 paintings in 1881 all of the paintings were purchased by the new Victoria and Albert Museum.
[Ref: 17254]    £120.00 ($162 • €134 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 ($2,028 • €1,670 rates)


 Near East 

DAMPIER, William. [William Dampier's voyage through the East Indies marking ' Terra Australis Incognita ']
Kaart van Oostindie. The Hague, 1698. 170 x 290mm.
A map of South East Asia and Australia, published in 'Nieuwe Reystogt rondom de Werreld', William Sewel's Dutch translation of 'A New Voyage Round the World' by William Dampier. An English pirate, Dampier made the first known English landing on Australia, landing on the north-west coast in the privateer 'Cygnet' in 1688, as shown on this map. Australia is called ' Nieuw Holland of Terra Australis Incognita'.
[Ref: 17214]    £680.00 ($919 • €757 rates)


PAULTRE, Charles. [A map recording Napoleon's 'Conquests' in Ottoman Syria]
Carte Physique & Politique de la Syrie pour servir à l'Histoire des Conquêtes du Général Bonaparte en Orient. Faite au Kaire en l'An 8 par Charles Paultre, Off.ier d'Art.rie Légière, Aide-de-Camp du Général Kleber, Comm.t en Chef l'armée Française en Egypte. Paris: Lapie & Picquet, 1803. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 595 x 790mm, with title tab. Unidentified ownership label 'P. F.' on linen.
A map of the Eastern Mediterranean published during the campaigns of General Napoleon Bonaparte in Egypt and Syria in 1798-9. After initial successes and reverses such as the Battle of the Nile, Napoleon decided to leave his army in Egypt in 1799, returning to France to become First Consul. He left his army in the hands of General Jean-Baptiste Kléber, named as commander on this map, prior to his assassination in 1800. The remains of the French army were defeated at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801, after which the British captured Cairo and Alexandria, ending the French campaign.
[Ref: 17609]    £1,200.00 ($1,622 • €1,336 rates)


 Arabia 

BLAEU, Johannes. [Highly decorative 17th century map of Arabia]
Arabia. Amsterdam, 1662, Latin text edition. Original colour. 420 x 535mm.
The first issue of this fine map of Arabia which, due to the lack of new information, still depicts the peninsula divided into the three Roman Provinces, using the Ptolemaic names: ' Arabia Felix', 'Arabia Petraea' and 'Arabia Deserta'. 'Arabia Felix', Latin for 'Loyal Arabia' covers the majority of the Peninsula, even though the term relates to the comparatively fertile regions of present day Asir and Yemen. 'Arabia Petraea' (Stony Arabia) is located in North West Arabia and was a frontier province of imperial Rome. 'Arabia Deserta' refers to the desert interior, which was populated by nomadic tribes who frequently invaded richer lands, of which the cartographic detail is mostly imaginary. TIBBETTS: 108.
[Ref: 17615]    £4,250.00 ($5,746 • €4,732 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [A colourful map of Arabia]
Arabiæ Felicis, Petrææ et Desertæ nova at accurata delineatio. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, c.1700. Original body colour. 440 x 510mm.
A decorative map of Arabia, first published c. 1650. This edition is marked by the grid lines engraved across the map and the use of body colour rather than the usual outline. TIBBETTS: 101.
[Ref: 17919]    £2,400.00 ($3,245 • €2,672 rates)


CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [Temple at Mecca]
Le Temple de la Mecque avec une Description Exacte de tout ce qu'on y Voit & Des Ceremoniesqu'on y fait. Amsterdam, 1720. 380 x 440mm.
View of the Temple at Mecca with a key and two views of the interior.
[Ref: 17050]    £550.00 ($744 • €612 rates)


Anonymous. [Temple at Mecca and Camp of the Arabs]
The Temple of Mecca. The Camp of the Arabs on Mount Carmel, near the City of Caifa. J. Cook: London, 1768. Sheet size 310 x 220mm.
Two views on one sheet engraved for Drake's Voyages. The Temple of Mecca and the camp of the Arabs, on Mount Carmel.
[Ref: 16937]    £200.00 ($270 • €223 rates)


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