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  ASIA 
 India 

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. [Nineteenth century map of India]
India London, George Cox, 1852. Original outline colour. Steel-engraving, 290 x 360mm.
Map of India (with Ceylon) with a list of European territories, British Possessions, States under British Probection and Independent States.
[Ref: 17153]    £85.00 ($112 • €95 rates)


ABINGTON, G. [A 'bird's-eye view' map of India]
Abington's Panoramic View of India. London: G. Abington, c.1857. Coloured wood engraving. Sheet 535 x 340mm. Backed with restorer's tissue to strengthen folds.
A separate-issue elevated 'view' of India and Sri Lanka, with towns and physical features shown in profile including, in the far north, Kabul and the Himalayas. Underneath is a letterpress 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 Delhi', showing the city under siege in 1857, during the India Mutiny.
[Ref: 16778]    £1,000.00 ($1,320 • €1,120 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 ($1,980 • €1,680 rates)


 Sri Lanka 

BORDONE, Benedetto. [Early woodblock map of Sri Lanka]
Taprobana. Venice, c.1534. Woodcut, image size 195 x 150mm, set in a page of Italian text.
The semi-mythical island of Taprobana, based on the hearsay of the Red Sea traders that supplied the Romans with cinnamon from Sri Lanka. Published in the 'Libro de Tutte le Isole del Mondo', with six editions between 1528-1562.
[Ref: 18201]    £425.00 ($561 • €476 rates)


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 ($198 • €168 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 ($858 • €728 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Chart of Iskenderun Harbour in Syria]
Alexandretta. Engrav'd for Luffmans Select Plans. 33. London: Luffman, 1802. 125 x 165mm. Stitch holes in margin.
Chart of Iskenderun Harbour during the French Revolutionary Wars, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. In 1798 Napoleon invaded Egypt, then attacked Syria the following year, although he was quickly forced to retreat.
[Ref: 12804]    £65.00 ($86 • €73 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 ($1,584 • €1,344 rates)


 Arabia 

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 ($3,168 • €2,688 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 ($264 • €224 rates)


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