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  ASIA 
 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 ($198 • €168 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 ($198 • €168 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of Tartary]
Tartariae Sive Magni Chami Regni typus. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of Tartary. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original. KOEMAN: Ort 70.
[Ref: 14687]    £150.00 ($198 • €168 rates)


SPEED, John. [The famous English carte à figures map of Tartary]
A Newe Mape of Tartary... London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 395 x 515mm, with wide margins.
A highly decorative map of the Russian Empire, finely engraved by Dirck Gryp for Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', with eight costume vignettes down the sides and four city prospects, including Astrakhan & Samarkand, along the top. On the map the Caspian Sea is still wider than it is tall; the Straits of Anian appear with no sign of Kamchatka; and Korea is an island.
[Ref: 16982]    £2,200.00 ($2,904 • €2,464 rates)


FRESCHOT, Casimir Don. [An extremely rare miniature map of Tartary]
(142) Tartaria Grande in Asia sotto diversi Principi é Gran Cham Mahametan et Gentile Longh: 70. Gior.e. Venice: Giovanni Pare', c. 1680. Sheet 51 x 51mm. Trimmed from a large broadsheet.
Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate "the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility", of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare. "Charta Geographica" magazine, vol.1, page 76; plus insert with facsimile broadsheet.
[Ref: 11116]    £380.00 ($502 • €426 rates)


GOOS, Pieter. [A 17th century sea chart of the north Pacific and Siberia]
Noordoost Cust van Asia van Japan tot Nova Zembla. Amsterdam, c.1680. Old colour. 450 x 550mm. A few signs of age.
A scarce Dutch sea chart showing the coast of mainland Asia from the Bohai Sea in China north and west around Siberia to Novaya Zemlya, with Korea correctly shown as a peninsula, Japan and the partial outlines of Eso and 'Compagnies Land'. The title is on a blanket over the back of a camel, with a rider and two walkers.
[Ref: 17602]    £2,750.00 ($3,630 • €3,080 rates)


KEULEN, Johannes van. [A sea chart of the unknown north east Asia]
Pascaarte vande Noord Oost Cust van Asia Verthoonende in sich all de Zee-custen van Tartarien, Van Japan tot Nova Zemla alles op Wassende graaden gelaght. Amsterdam: Van Keulen, c.1680. Old colour. 520 x 590mm. Narrow top margin due to the height of the plate.
One of the first sea charts of north-east Asia, illustrating how little was known of the region. It shows from Novaya Zemlya in northern Russia, along the coast of Siberia (with few promontories and one one large island) past the mythical 'Land of Ezo' and 'Companies Land' to Japan, Korea and Zhoushan in China. There are no signs of Hokkaido, Sakhalin, Kamchatka or the Bering Strait, as the chart predates the explorations of Vitus Bering by nearly fifty years and James Cook by nearly a century.
[Ref: 17979]    £1,000.00 ($1,320 • €1,120 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Tartar costume]
Tartarres. Paris, c. 1682, 155 x 110mm.
Copper engraving of a Tartar warrior (holding a bow) and woman. Published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 17382]    £60.00 ($79 • €67 rates)


DE ROSSI, Giovanni Giacomo. [17th century Italian map of Tartary]
La Gran Tartaria divisa nelle sue parti principali.. Rome, 1683. 440 x 550mm.
A map of Tartary after Cantelli da Vignola, published in the Mercurio Geografico. Japan appears on the right, with only a narrow strait separating it from a mainland peninsula to the north; however this is not 'Ezo', as this is a separate entity to the north-east. The large title cartouche shows a Tartar family.
[Ref: 7687]    £800.00 ($1,056 • €896 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [Early 18th century map of Tartary]
Carte de Tartarie Dressee sur les Relations de Plusieurs Voyageurs de Differentes Nations et sur Quelques Observations.. Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier, 1705. Original colour. 490 x 640mm.
Detailed map which shows most of Asia, as well as parts of Scandinavia and Russia, east of the Ural Mountains. It includes large areas such as Siberia and areas north of the Arctic Circle in Asia. The Great Wall of China is one of many details depicted.
[Ref: 16433]    £450.00 ($594 • €504 rates)


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