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VARTHEMA, Ludovico di. [Map of Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula showing Singapore from Varthema's Travels]
Sumatra Insula. Leipzig: Heironymus Megister, 1610. 75 x 110mm.
Map of Malay Peninsula showing Singapore, engraved by Heinrich Gross jnr. for a German edition of the travels of Ludovico di Varthema (or Barthema, c. 1470-1517), the first non-Muslim European to enter Mecca as a pilgrim. Born in Bologna, he travelled to Egypt and Syria in 1503, where he learned enough to enlist as a Mamluk in Damascus. Under this cover he made the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina as one of the Mamluk escort of the Hajj caravan the same year. His account has satisfied later scholars, including Richard Burton, as authentic. From Arabia he travelled to India, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Borneo & the Moluccas. In 1506, wishing to return home, he joined the Portuguese garrison at Kannur in India, with whom he stayed untill he could join a ship returning to Europe in late 1507. His account then describes the east coast of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope, St Helena, Ascension and the Azores before landing at Lisbon. He returned to Italy, publishing this account for the first time in 1510. Not in Tibbetts.
[Ref: 13205]    £480.00 ($598 • €532 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature map of Indochina]
Inde Ancienne a L'Orient du Gange. Paris: Denys Thierry, c. 1683. Coloured, 155 x 110mm.
From the "Description De L'Univers" KING: 152-153; PASTOREAU: 149.
[Ref: 8656]    £100.00 ($125 • €111 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Burma & Thailand]
Partie Orientale de la Terre Ferme de L'Inde Moderne. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 110mm.
Published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 8672]    £100.00 ($125 • €111 rates)


MORDEN, Robert. A New Map of India Beyond the Ganges. London: 1688. Coloured. 125 x 105mm, set in a page of text.
An uncommon miniature map, showing Bengal to Hainan, with Thailand and the Malay Peninsula.
[Ref: 8779]    £240.00 ($299 • €266 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of the Malay Peninsula]
Penisola di la dal Gange anticamente India ultra Gangem di diversi Rè. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of Bengal and the Ganges engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 12985]    £1,000.00 ($1,246 • €1,108 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Antique Map of India, Siam and Malaysia]
Le Indie Orientali Delineatio Sulle ultime Osservazioni. Rome, 1797. Coloured. 365 x 490mm.
Original antique map depicting India, Tibet, Burma, Thailand and Indochina. from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche.
[Ref: 7851]    £260.00 ($324 • €288 rates)


MOORE, Joseph. [Storming the stockades, Rangoon]
Rangoon. The Storming of one of the principal Stockades on its inside on the 8th of July 1824. London; Kingsbury & Co. 1825. Hand-coloured aquatint. 325 x 425mm.
British redcoats swarming over the walls of a wooden stockade and driving the Burmese fighters back. An aquatint after Lieutenant Joseph Moore of the 89th Regiment, published in his 'Views taken at or near Rangoon, and combined operations in the Birman Empire', an account of the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-6). Abbey Travel: 404.
[Ref: 18622]    £650.00 ($810 • €720 rates)


MOORE, Joseph. [Attacking the stockade, Rangoon]
The Attack upon the Stockades near Rangoon by Sir Archibald Campbell, K.C.B. on the 28th of May 1824 London; Kingsbury & Co. 1825. Hand-coloured aquatint. 325 x 420mm.
A column of British redcoats marching towards the breach in the wooden stockade. An aquatint after Lieutenant Joseph Moore of the 89th Regiment, published in his 'Views taken at or near Rangoon, and combined operations in the Birman Empire', an account of the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-6). Abbey Travel: 404.
[Ref: 18623]    £650.00 ($810 • €720 rates)


MOORE, Joseph. [Interior of the Gold Temple, Burma]
Inside View of the Gold temple on the Terrace of the Great Dagon Pagoda at Rangoon. London; Kingsbury & Co. 1825. Hand-coloured aquatint. 325 x 425mm. Paper watermarked J Whatman Turkey Mill. Trimmed close to plate mark, tear repaired at left margin.
A view of the interior of the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred in Burma, showing the statue of the Buddha in a lattice-work enclosure. An aquatint after Lieutenant Joseph Moore of the 89th Regiment, published in his 'Views taken at or near Rangoon, and combined operations in the Birman Empire', an account of the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-6). Abbey Travel: 404.
[Ref: 18625]    £650.00 ($810 • €720 rates)


MOORE, Joseph. [Storming the stockade at Kemmendine]
The Storming of the Lesser Stockade at Kemmendine rear Rangoon on the 10th of June 1824 London; Kingsbury & Co. 1825. Hand-coloured aquatint. 325 x 425mm.
A column of British redcoats marching towards the breach in the wooden stockade. An aquatint after Lieutenant Joseph Moore of the 89th Regiment, published in his 'Views taken at or near Rangoon, and combined operations in the Birman Empire', an account of the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-6). Abbey Travel: 404.
[Ref: 18626]    £750.00 ($935 • €831 rates)


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