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  ASIA 
 Far East 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Striking 17th century map of the East Indies with strapwork cartouches]
Insulae Indiae Orientalis Praecipuae In quibus Moluccae celeberrimae sunt. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius jnr, 1613, Henricus Hondius, French text edition. Original colour. 345 x 475mm.
A classic 17th century map of the East Indies, decorated with strapwork cartouches, compass roses and a vignette sea battle representing the struggle between the Dutch and the Portuguese for control of the area. In his book 'Early Mapping of Southeast Asia' Suarez tells how this is 'one of the few maps to show any trace of Francis Drake's presence': the eastern coastline of Sulawasi, where Drake ran aground, is indented for the first time to reflect the problems Drake had there; and on the south of Java the otherwise dotted line representing the unknown coastline contains a bay where Drake landed, marked 'Huc Franciscus Dra. Appulit'. The sea battle top right illustrates the Battle of Fortune Island, just outside Manilla Bay, December 14th, 1600. The Dutch admiral Olivier van Noort sank the Spanish flagship San Diego but lost Eendracht, forcing him to break off his privateering activities off the Philippines. The wreck of the San Diego was discovered and the 34,000 recovered artefacts form a permanent exhibition at the Museum of the Filipino People. Hondius was a religious refugee in London from 1583, so it is likely that he became familiar with Drake's accounts during this time. On his return to Amsterdam he published an enlarged edition of Mercator's atlas, 1606, in which this map first appeared. KOEMAN: Me 22; SUAREZ: p.193-4, illus.
[Ref: 18586]    £2,600.00 ($3,416 • €2,904 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [An important map of the Indian Ocean, showing Tasman's mapping of Australia]
Carte des Indes Orientales. Paris, 1665. First state. Original colour. 405 x 550mm. A very fine example
A map of the Indian Ocean from the Cape of Good Hope to Japan, with Greece and the eastern Mediterranean top left, engraved by F.D. Lapointe. Australia is shown as mapped by Tasman, the standard view of Australia until Cook over a century later. China and Japan are based on Thevenot's map of 1663, with Korea is correctly shown as a peninsula. The discoveries of other Dutch explorers, including: Dirk Hartog (1580-1621) around Shark Bay in 1616; Jan Carstensz, who named Carpentaria after the governor of the VOC in 1623; and Pieter Nuyts (1598-1655) in southern Australia 1626-7. CLANCY: Mapping of Terra Australis, map 6.19; PERRY: p.155.
[Ref: 18888]    £5,000.00 ($6,570 • €5,585 rates)


RENNEVILLE, René Auguste Constantin. [Rare map of the interests of the V.O.C. in the East Indies]
[Untitled map of the East Indies.] Amsterdam, c.1725. 315 x 425mm.
An important map of the East Indies with an inset of Buton, published to illustrate Renneville's 'Recueil des voiages qui ont servi à l'établissement & aux progrès de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales, formée dans les Provinces-Unies des Païs-Bas'. This was the first French translation of Isaac Commelin's account published in 1646. Commelin based his map on that of De Bry, 1619; this version still retains the two sea monsters. Renneville (1650-1723), a French protestant, spent over ten years imprisoned in the Bastille for 'having criminal correspondence with foreigners'.
[Ref: 17000]    £1,600.00 ($2,102 • €1,787 rates)


HEYDT. Johann Wolfgang. [A scarce sea chart of south-east Asia]
[South East Asia.] Wilhermsdorf: J.C. Tetschner, 1744. 245 x 270mm.
Map of south-east Asia, including Indonesia, India, Java, Sumatra, Japan, Taiwan and the north coast of Australia, from Heydt's 'Allerneuster geographisch- und topographischer Schau-Platz von Africa und Ost-Indien'. Johann Wolfgang Heydt was a German who joined the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1733, leaving for the east that year. He spend over two year in Sri Lanka before moving to Batavia. However he was allowed to resign for health reasons in 1740, after which he returned to Germany. He produced this book four years later, engraving his sketches himself.From Allerneuster geographisch- und topographischer Schau-Platz von Africa und Ost-Indie.
[Ref: 17784]    £2,250.00 ($2,957 • €2,513 rates)


 China 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A classic early 17th century map of China]
China. Amsterdam, 1623, French text edition. Original colour. 350 x 460mm.
Interesting map of China, also showing Korea as an island, a distorted Japan and the tip of north-west America. Decorations include a land-yacht, a junk, seamonster and a western galleon, and a crucifixion scene within a strapwork cartouche. KOEMAN: Me 28a.
[Ref: 17883]    £2,700.00 ($3,548 • €3,016 rates)


MERIAN, Mattheus. [17th century map of China]
China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta. Frankfurt, c.1660. Coloured. 275 x 350mm.
An elegant map of China derived from Blaeu, representing China bounded in the west by the Great Wall, Korea is depicted as an island. With a decorative title cartouche and shipping vessels decorating the seas.
[Ref: 16936]    £800.00 ($1,051 • €894 rates)


KIRCHER, Athanasius. [A 17th century map of China]
Imperium Sinicum Quindecupartitum. Imperium Sinicum in XV regna seu provincias distributum una cum genuino situ urbium metropolitanarum montium fluminum lacum Amsterdam, 1667, Coloured. 300 x 390mm. Ink stamp showing through from the verso,
A detailed map of China derived from Jesuit Father Martino Martini, published in Kircher's 'China Monumentis, Qua Sacris Qua Profanis, Nec Non Variis Naturæ & Artis Spectaculis'. Kircher, a Jesuit scholar, was one of the first compilers of knowledge of the physical features of the world. NORDENSKIOLD: Vol III 520.
[Ref: 18588]    £1,200.00 ($1,577 • €1,340 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 is 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 map. TIBBETTS: 77.
[Ref: 18226]    £2,500.00 ($3,285 • €2,793 rates)


 The Holy Land 

VESCONTE, Pietro. [The first 'modern' map of Palestine]
Tabula Moderna Terre Sancte. Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Original hand colour, with oxidation of the blue colour restored. Woodcut, 325 x 560mm. Very minor restoration at centrefold.
A very important and rare map of the Holy Land from an early German edition of Ptolemy's Geography, but one of five 'modern' maps added. It is based on the manuscript map drawn by Pietro Vesconte (fl. 1310-30) for Marino Sanudo's 'Liber Secretorum Fidelibus de Crucis' c.1320. This manuscript work was an attempt to encourage another crusade, nearly half-a-century after the loss of the last Crusader state. Sanudo presented his work to Popes Clement V and John XXII, but failed to inspire another attempt to retake the Holy Land. See LAOR: 603.
[Ref: 9266]    £18,000.00 ($23,652 • €20,106 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [A woodcut map of the Holy Land]
Terra Sancta XXIII Nova Tabula. Basle: Henri Petri, 1552, Latin edition. Woodcut, sheet 300 x 375mm.
A woodcut map of the Holy Land in Biblical times, orientated with north to the right. This example comes from the last edition of Munster's 'Geographia', the only edition with the longitude and latitude bars. The map continued to be printed in the 'Cosmographia' for another 70 years. LAOR: 526.
[Ref: 18763]    £700.00 ($920 • €782 rates)


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