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 Sri Lanka 

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 ($210 • €171 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 ($245 • €200 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Persia with vignettes]
Persia. London: J. & F. Tallis, c.1851. Original outline colour. Printed area 350 x 255mm.
Detailed map of Iran, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, with a vignette view of Ispahan, and depictions of a mounted Persian, Kurds and a camel.
[Ref: 17763]    £125.00 ($175 • €143 rates)

 Near East 

HOOGHE, Romeyn de. [Scarce map of the lands of the Bible]
Orbis Per Creationem Institutus. Adam en Syne Scheppinge. Orbis Per Diluvium. Noah en Syne Danksegginge. Per Legem Constitutus. Moses en Syrie Wetgevinge. Per Christum Restitutus. Christus en Syne Vertossinge. Amsterdam: De Hooghe, c 1700. Sheet 330 x 465mm. Narrow margins, some repairs at centrefold.
A circular map of the Holy Land, the Eastern Mediterranean, Arabia and Persia, designed and drawn by Romeyn de Hooghe and engraved by J. von Linenberg to illustrate Jacob & Alewyn Basnage's 'T'groot waerelds tefereel'. Among the place names on the map are Jerusalem, Famagusta, Cairo, Niniva, Babylon, Eden, Mecca and Medina. The corners have four biblical scenes: Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden; the rainbow appearing over Noah's Arc after the Flood; Moses receiving the Ten Commandments; and the birth of Jesus. Above the map is the Tetragrammaton (YHWH) in a triangle and below a baroque compass rose. LAOR: 341.
[Ref: 15140]    £650.00 ($910 • €741 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 ($3,360 • €2,736 rates)

TALLIS, John. [Map of Arabia with vignette scenes]
Arabia. London, London Printing and Publishing Co., c.1854. Original outline colour with additions. Steel engraving, printed area 265 x 340mm.
A 19th Century map of Arabia with four attractive vignettes, including ones of Mount Sinai, Arabs and a camel.
[Ref: 18067]    £220.00 ($308 • €251 rates)

CHEESMAN, Robert Ernest. [An ornithologist's map of Arabia, the first to mark Al-Hofuf accurately]
Arabia. Routes between 'Oqair and Jabrin Oasis in Eastern Nejd from surveys by Major R.E. Cheesman O.B.E. 1923-24. London: Royal Geographical Society, 1925. Colour lithographic map, printed area 480 x 510mm. Original folds flattened.
A map of an ornithological expedition in Saudi Arabia, beginning at Uquair (on the coast just south of Bahrain), passing through the Hasa oasis and Al-Hofuf to Yabreen oasis in the Eastern Province, during which Cheesman collected 300 specimens. An inset shows all of Arabia during the campaign for the unification of Saudi Arabia. The map was published to accompany a report in the Geographical Journal, prior to the issue of Cheesman's own book, 'In Unknown Arabia', 1926. Major R.E. Cheesman (1878-1962) was Private Secretary to Sir Percy Cox, the High Commissioner in Iraq who initiated the Uqair Protocol of 1922, which fixed the borders between Nejd (soon to be Saudi Arabia), Kuwait and Iraq. He mapped his route using a 3-inch theodolite and a half chronometer watch, fixing the location of Al-Holuf for the first time, and presented his findings to Ibn Saud at his court in the city.
[Ref: 17675]    £850.00 ($1,190 • €969 rates)

 The Holy Land 

BUY DE MORNAS, Claude. [18th century town plan of Jerusalem]
Histoire Sainte depuis l'an 2959 jusqu'à l'an 2981...Plan de Jérusalem. Paris: Desnos, 1761. 365 x 520mm.
Schematic map of Jerusalem between 2959-2981 (counted in years since the Creation), with columns of engraved French text on both sides of he map giving a chronology. The elaborate frame-like border was printed separately.
[Ref: 16730]    £280.00 ($392 • €319 rates)

TALLIS, John. [Map of the Holy Land with decorative vignettes]
Ancient Palestine. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 250 x 340mm.
Original map of the Holy Land in classical times, from one of the last decorative atlases, with printed border and decorative vignettes including a view of Nazareth and the Church of the Holy Sepulcre.
[Ref: 17726]    £125.00 ($175 • €143 rates)

TALLIS, John. [Mid 19th century map of Palestine with vignettes]
Modern Palestine. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour, Printed area 350 x 250mm.
Old Map of Palestine, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases to be produced, with an ornate printed border and vignettes including views of Nazareth and Jaffa. LAOR: 635.
[Ref: 18064]    £125.00 ($175 • €143 rates)

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