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  ASIA 
 Japan 

MONTANUS, Arnoldus. [Early prospect of Tokyo]
Iedo Capitale du Japon. Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, c.1720. Two sheets conjoined, total 290 x 775mm. Original binding folds flattened.
An early prospect of the city of Edo, now renamed Tokyo, with a 62-point key in French and Dutch. In the foreground are Japanese travellers, depicting a carriage and closed litter, with riders under parasols.
[Ref: 13310]    £750.00 ($1,005 • €854 rates)


VALENTYN, François. [Japan according to the Dutch East India Company]
Nieuwe Kaart van het Eyland Japan verbeterd door François Valentyn. Dortrecht: Jan van Braam & G. onder de Linden, 1726. 445 x 560mm.
Large map of Japan from Valentyn's 'Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien', an account of the Dutch East India Company. On the map an unusual feature is the route the Dutch used to travel from Nagasaki to Jedo. Francois Valentyn (1666-1727) joined the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) aged 19, travelling to the East as a minister and chaplain. Normally the V.O.C. prevented their former employees from publishing details of the company, but by this stage their dealings were not as secret or as profitable as they had been. Valentyn published his account in eight volumes between 1724-26, dying the following year. HUBBARD: 75. WALTER: 46.
[Ref: 16469]    £1,250.00 ($1,675 • €1,424 rates)


RELAND, Adrien. [18th century map of Japan in fine original colour]
Imperium Japonicum per Regiones Digestum sex et Sexaginta atque ex Ipsorum Japonensium Mappis... Amsterdam: R. & J. Ottens, c.1740. Original colour. 310 x 455mm.
Reland's influential map of Japan, based on a Japanese model and ignoring existing western maps with the result that many of the fictitious places disappear. All sixty-six provinces are named in Roman and Sino-Japanese characters (the first Western map to do so).With an inset map of Nagasaki, and armorials of the Emperor and his shoguns. This version, engraved by Baltasar Ruyter, was first published in Utrecht by Broedelet in 1715. WALTER: 69; HUBBARD: 68.5.
[Ref: 18089]    £2,600.00 ($3,484 • €2,961 rates)


BOWEN, Emanuel. [18th century English map of Japan]
A New and Accurate Map of the Empire of Japan Laid down from the Memoirs of the Portuguese and Dutch; and particularly from the Jesuit Missionaries... London, 1747. Coloured. 365 x 445mm.
Highly detailed map of Japan, published in the 'Complete Atlas', with an illustrated title cartouche. 'Jesso' is equated with Kamchatka. WALTER: OAG 92; HUBBARD: 91.2.
[Ref: 17975]    £900.00 ($1,206 • €1,025 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [Japan]
L'Impero del Giapon divisio in sette principale parti cioe Ochio Quanto Jetsegen Jetsen Jamiasoit, Xioco E Ximo. Venice, 1785. Original colour. 325 x 420mm. Excellent condition.
Japan, divided into its provinces, engraved by G. Pitteri for Zatta's Atlante Novissimo. WALTER: OAG 119.
[Ref: 10343]    £400.00 ($536 • €456 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Detailed map of Japan & Korea with vignettes]
Japan & Corea. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 260 x 340mm.
Japan and Korea, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with an ornate printed border and vignettes of Jedo, Korean costume and the Japanese State Barge.
[Ref: 17725]    £240.00 ($322 • €273 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 lengthy 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 ($5,360 • €4,556 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 ($563 • €478 rates)


 Philippines 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of the Philippines]
Les Isles Philippines 1682. Paris, 1682. Coloured. 150 x 105mm.
A charming miniature map of the Philippines, decorated with a sea-battle and a title cartouche in the shape of a scallop shell supported by hippocamps and a merman. Published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 18220]    £500.00 ($670 • €570 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 ($1,474 • €1,253 rates)


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