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  ASIA 
 Japan 

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. [19th Century detailed map of Japan]
Empire of Japan. London, Baldwin & Craddock; 1835. Steel engraving. Outline colour. 330 x 395mm.
With an inset chart of Nagasaki Harbour, and Eastern Point of the Island of Yeso.
[Ref: 17163]    £165.00 ($211 • €181 rates)


 Korea 

DU HALDE, Johann Baptiste. [Scarce English edition of the famous Du Halde/D'Anville map of Korea]
The Kingdom of Korea [called by the Chinese Kau-Li-Qua and by the Manchews Solho Koron.] London, 1738. Coloured. 510 x 360mm. Bottom margin and bottom right corner re-instated.
First appearing in French c.1735 under the title Royaume de Coree, this was the earliest separate map of Korea to appear in any European publication. This English edition was issued in 1738 and boasts an entirely re-engraved title cartouche and the addition of a lenthy legend which begins, 'This Map was Copy’d from one in the King of Korea’s Palace, by a Chinese Lord, sent on an Embassy to that Monarch by the Emperor of China in 1710.' There is also a new inscription to John David Barbut, Secretary to the Post Master General.
[Ref: 17159]    £4,000.00 ($5,120 • €4,392 rates)


HAMILTON, Angus. [Map of Korea at the start of the Russio-Japanese War]
Map of Korea Prepared by Angus Hamilton F.R.G.S. 1904. London: Edward Stanford, 1904. Colour lithographic map. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 730 x 560mm, folded into publisher's covers.
A map of Korea with hatchuring to show relief and an inset map showing the surrounding countries. The map was published on the 1st February, 1904, a week before Japan attacked the Russian Far East Fleet at Port Arthur, sparking the Russio-Japanese War. Part of the motivation for the war was rivalry over influence in Korea; as soon as the Japanese had the Russians contained in Port Arthur they invaded Korea, occupying Saigon and turning the country into a Japanese protectorate.
[Ref: 17649]    £420.00 ($538 • €461 rates)


 Philippines 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [A 17th Century miniature prospect of Manila]
Manille. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 110mm.
A bird's eye view of the town and harbour of Manilla, showing the castle, traditional dwellings and galleons in port. From Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 17504]    £325.00 ($416 • €357 rates)


PRÉVOST, Antoine François. [Voyages to the East, with the Philippines and Kaempfer's visit to Japan]
Histoire Generale des Voyages... Tome Trente-Neuvieme, Paris: Didot, 1752. 8vo; original calf gilt, marbled endpapers; half-title, title, pp. 479, three folding maps, three folding plates, five single-page-plates. Old ink ownership inscription on title, edges of pages at rear knocked.
Volume 34 of the Abbé Prévost's history of exploration, including lengthy description of the Philippines, Le Maire in South America in 1615, the Celebes, and finally Kaempfer's voyage to Japan in the 1690s. The maps include two maps by Bellin of the Philippines (Carte des Isles Philippines) and plans of Kyoto, Nagasaki and Tokyo. Among the plates are two folding illustrations of coffee plants, noted by Kaempfer in Arabia.
[Ref: 14502]    £1,100.00 ($1,408 • €1,208 rates)


GRASSET DE SAINT SAUVEUR, Jacques [Pair of prints showing 18th Century costumes of the Philippines]
Habitant des isles Philipines. [&] habitante des isles Philipines. Paris: Pavard, 1788. Two sheets, original colours. Each 190 x 120mm.
Pair of engravings from 'Costumes civils actuels de tous les peuples connus', engraved by Jean Marie Mixelle, showing a Filipino man and woman dressed in the native garb.
[Ref: 15105]    £280.00 ($358 • €307 rates)


VANDERMAELEN, Philippe. [The 'complete' set of 6 maps of the Philippines]
Océanique. Partie des Iles Philippines. [Plates 4, 6, 7, 14, 15 & 5.] Brussels, 1827. Six sheets, lithographs with original colour. Each c.490 x 550mm.
A group of five maps showing all the land of the Philippines, plus a map of the Mariannes which contains an extensive French-language description of the Philippines. The 'Atlas Universel' was the first atlas to have every map on the same scale, 1:1,641,836, meaning some of the more remote regions of the world were shown in unprecedented detail. It is quite uncommon to find the complete set of the maps with the extra text sheet.
[Ref: 16503]    £2,500.00 ($3,200 • €2,745 rates)


 Tartary 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Tartary]
Tartaria. Antwerp, J.B.Vrients, 1602, Italian edition. 90 x 125mm.
Northern Asia, showing the Great Wall of China, Korea and Japan. Engraved by the Arsenius brothers, first issued 1601, with longitude and latitude numbers in the borders. Vrients did not purchase the Arsenius plates from Keerbergen until after 1604, so he must have rented the plates or bought printed sheets for this edition. KOEMAN: Ort 61.
[Ref: 9202]    £150.00 ($192 • €165 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus II. [The Bertius map of Tartary]
Tartaria. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1616. Coloured. 100 x 135mm.
Miniature map of Tartary, with 'the Strait of Anian' and the Great Wall of China marked, engraved by Jodocus Hondius for his edition of Petrus Bertius's 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum'. Unlike the earlier plate, this version has longitude and latitude lines. KOEMAN: Lan 11a, 'With the new plates, the work was certainly improved.
[Ref: 15209]    £150.00 ($192 • €165 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Tartary]
Tartaria. London: Henry Featherstone, 1625, English text edition. Coloured. 145 x 190mm, set in text.
First published in the reduced version of the Mercator/ Hondius 'Atlas Minor' of 1607, the printing plates were sold to a London publisher in 1621 and appeared in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies', as this example. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 8059]    £110.00 ($141 • €121 rates)


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