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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.
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[A buccaneer's chart of the Philippines] A Chart of the Channel in the Phillippine Islands through which Manila Galeon passes together with the adjacent Islands. London, 1748. 710 x 535mm. Marginal repair to binding trimming.
Anson's chart of the Philippines, engraved by Seale for the account of one of the last great buccaneering voyages, an official expedition to the South Seas to harass the Spanish bases, but, more importantly, plunder their shipping. One of their main targets was one of the richly laden Manila galleons that crossed between Mexico and the Philippines. A stroke of luck presented them with one laden with silver. On their return to London, thirty-two wagons were needed to transfer it to the Tower of London.
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[Anson's chart of the Philippines] Carte du Canal des Iles Philippines Par lequel passe le Galion de Manille, et les Isles voisins de ce canal. Paris, c.1750. Coloured. 540 x 430mm. Trimmed to printed border on right, false margin added and tear repaired.
A large chart of the Philippines from a French edition of Anson's account of his circumnavigation, one of the last great buccaneering voyages. He captured a Spanish galleon laden with so much silver that they needed thirty-two wagons to transfer it to the Tower of London.
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PRÉVOST, Antoine François.
[Voyages to the East, with the Phillippines 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 Phillipines, 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.
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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.
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[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.
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WHITE, Ruth Taylor.
[Pictographic map of the Philippine Islands] Philippine Islands Boston, 1935. Chromolithograph. 300 x 220mm.
A whimsical pictorial map of the Philippine Islands by Ruth Taylor White.
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[A 16th century Dutch map of Tartary] Tartariae Sive Magni Chami Regni typus. Antwerp, 1598, French text edition. Coloured. 360 x 490mm.
A fine map of Tartary, showing from the Black Sea to the North Pacific, with an out-sized Japan and a peninsular California. Published in the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', the map is decorated with strapwork cartouches for the title and scale, vignette of the Tsar and the Grand Cham sitting before tents, and galleons & flying fish. Of interest is the depiction of the Strait of Anian, a narrow stretch of water dividing America and Asia, believed to be an easy way to reach the riches of Cathay. On the Asian side is 'Argon', which was, according to the engraved text, a former Christian kingdom known to Prester John of Africa. VAN DEN BROECKE: 163; WALTER: 11e.
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[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.
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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.
($192 • €176 rates)
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