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  ASIA 
 Japan 

CARDIM, Antonio Francisco. [A Jesuit missionary's map of Japan]
Japponiae Nova & Accurata descriptio Per R.P. Antonium Franciscum Cardim Societatis Jesu Ad Elogia Japponica. Rome: Typis Heredum Corbelletti, 1646. 275 x 405mm. Small cracks in centre fold repaired.
A very uncommon map, published in Cardim's 'Fasciculus e Japponicis floribus, suo adhuc madentibus sanguine', an illustrated history of the martyrdoms in Japan from 1597 to 1640. A 36-point key lists the Jesuit properties in Japan and a vignette ship illustrates the landing of St Francis Xavier, a co-founder of the Jesuits) on Japan,15th August 1549. Cardim (1596-1659), a Portuguese Jesuit, travelled to Goa, Vietnam and China between 1618 to 1638. After a period back in Europe, during which time he wrote this book, he set sail for the East again in 1649. After a ship wreck off Mozambique he arrived in Goa in 1650. In 1653 he was captured by Dutch privateers who kept him prisoner for over two years. He died in Macao, aged 63, never having visited Japan. HUBBARD: 21.
[Ref: 17935]    £12,500.00 ($17,775 • €14,363 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [An 17th century Italian map of Japan]
Isola del Giapone e Penisola di Corea. Venice, 1696. 460 x 615mm.
A fine map of Japan & Korea, in typical Coronelli style, published in his 'Isolario'. The large title cartouche features the symboll of the Society of Jesus and a dedication to Father Fontaine of the Jesuits. In the sea between Japan and Korea is a vignette of a boat described as a Japanese vessel capable of crossing the 220 French miles between Osaka and Nagasaki in twelve days: Coronelli had copied this from Montanus, who had mis-attributed a Korean ship. WALTER: 43.
This item is currently on reserve


 Central Asia 

SELLER, John. [A rare English sea chart of the Western Indian Ocean dedicated to the East India Company]
A Chart of the Western part of the East Indies. With all the Aejacent Islands from Cape Bona Esperanca to Cape Comorin. London: John Seller, John Colson, William Fisher & James Atkinson, c.1678. 430 x 545mm. A few small repairs.
A fine sea chart of the western Indian Ocean, dedicated to the East India Company. Orientated with north to the left, it shows from the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Comorin in India, with the coasts of both the Red Sea and Persian Gulf surrounded by names. The title is within an ornate cartouche surmounted with the original arms of the East India Company, replaced in 1709. Originally published by Seller in 1675, this example was issued during the short-lived consortium of the four publishers, 1677-8, brought about by Seller's financial difficulties. At the time the Portuguese still had footholds on the eastern African including at Mombasa; before the end of the century the Omani Empire had driven them out.
[Ref: 18233]    £2,000.00 ($2,844 • €2,298 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [Mid-18th century map of the Maldives]
Carte des Isles Maldives. Paris, 1758. Coloured. 230 x 170mm.
Published in Volume 8 of Abbé Prveost's 'Histoire Générale des Voyages'.
[Ref: 18365]    £110.00 ($156 • €126 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Mid-19th century map of Tibet and Mongolia]
Thibet, Mongolia and Mandchouria. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 260 x 330mm.
With six vignette scenes, including views of Lassa and the Great Wall of China .
This item is currently on reserve


 India 

CLUVER, Philip. [Southern Asia]
India Vetus. Leiden, 1661. Old Colour. 150 x 195mm.
Map based on Ptolemy. Taprobana (Sri Lanka) is very prominent and is surrounded by numerous smaller isands.
[Ref: 18124]    £100.00 ($142 • €115 rates)


STANFORD, Edward. [One of the last maps of India under the East India Company]
Stanford's map of India Based on the Surveys Executed by Order of the Honourable the East India Company, Special Maps of the Surveyor General and Other Authorities; showing the Latest Territorial Acquisitions of the British Empire and the Independent and Protected States, Railways, Canals, &c. 1857. London: Edward Stanford, 1857. Coloured lithographic map, dissected and laid on linen in two sections, each c. 830 x 1270mm. With original slipcase with publisher's title label.
A large and detailed map of India and Sri Lanka, with the states coloured to mark their independence or the European country that controlled them. Three large circular diagrams show the distance and bearing of cities from Bombay, Madras and Calcutta respectively. An inset map bottom right is titled 'The Malay Peninsula &c. showing the British Possessions Beyond the Ganges'. A list gives the dates of acquisitions by the British Empire from Bombay in 1661 to Tanjore in 1856. The map is an act of hubris by the East India Company, proclaiming their increasing control over India. However by May in the year of publication, the India Mutiny, also known as the First War of Independence, was started by Sepoys in Meerut and by the end of the following year the Company was no more, replaced by direct control by the British government.
[Ref: 18158]    £2,500.00 ($3,555 • €2,873 rates)


 Sri Lanka 

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.
This item is currently on reserve


 Persia 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature 17th Century map of Persia]
Perse Moderne. Paris, c.1683. Coloured. 150 x 105mm.
Published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 17331]    £120.00 ($171 • €138 rates)


 Near East 

SPEED, John. [John Speed's 17th Century map of the Turkish Empire]
The Turkish Empire. London: Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 390 x 510mm. A few minor repairs, top margins reinstated
Speed's classic map of the Turkish Empire, with ten costume vignettes down the sides and eight city prospects, including Constantinople, Jerusalem and Alexandria, along the top. On the verso a description of the Turkish Empire and the religious habits of its people. It was published in Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first atlas of the world to be published in England, so illustrating the Ottoman Empire for the first time. A classic collector's item TIBBETTS: 77.
[Ref: 18226]    £2,500.00 ($3,555 • €2,873 rates)


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