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  ASIA 
 Central Asia 

WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. [The Fries map of South Asia]
Indiæ Tabula Moderna. Vienne, Gaspar Trechsel, 1541. Woodcut, printed area 320 x 440mm.
Southern Asia, with Eastern Arabia and the Persian Gulf to the South China Sea. Of interest is the transferral of Taprobana to the coast of the Malay Peninsula, and the appearance of Indo-China as a tiny peninsula marked 'fulicandora'. Over India is a depiction of 'suttee', Hindu widow-burning; however Fries has added a horned devil to add to the titillation. This is the last issue of Fries' reduction of Wäldseemüller's map of 1513, prepared not for a Ptolemy edition but for a new 'Chronica mundi' being written by Wäldseemüller. His death c.1520 caused the project to be shelved, so the woodcuts were used to publish a smaller sized and so cheaper edition of the 'Geography'. TIBBETTS: Arabia in Early Maps, 17.
[Ref: 17910]    £2,100.00 ($2,608 • €2,331 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [The Indian Ocean according to the Ancients]
Erythraei sive Rubri Maris Periplus, olim ab Arriano Descriptus, nunc verso ab Abrah. Ortelio ex eodem Delineatus. Amsterdam, c.1658, French text edtion. Original colour. 395 x 470mm. Excellent condition.
A map of the Indian Ocean in classical times after Ortelius, showing from Arabia to Indo-China, with insets of the North Coast of Africa and the North Pole. It was published in Volume VI of Jansson's 'Le Theatre du Monde', his atlas of the ancient world. This map based on a description of Asia written by Arian, the Roman governor of Cappadocia AD 134, in turn using the accounts of Alexander's conquests as sources. Jansson's maps of the ancient world were also published with a text by Georg Horn; these can be recognised by the lack of text on the reverse of the maps. KOEMAN: Me 179.
[Ref: 8366]    £260.00 ($323 • €289 rates)


SELLER, John. [A rare English sea chart of the Western Indian Ocean dedicated to the East India Company]
A Chart of the Western part of the East Indies. With all the Aejacent Islands from Cape Bona Esperanca to Cape Comorin. London: John Seller, John Colson, William Fisher & James Atkinson, c.1678. 430 x 545mm. A few small repairs.
A fine sea chart of the western Indian Ocean, dedicated to the East India Company. Orientated with north to the left, it shows from the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Comorin in India, with the coasts of both the Red Sea and Persian Gulf surrounded by names. The title is within an ornate cartouche surmounted with the original arms of the East India Company, replaced in 1709. Originally published by Seller in 1675, this example was issued during the short-lived consortium of the four publishers, 1677-8, brought about by Seller's financial difficulties. At the time the Portuguese still had footholds on the eastern African including at Mombasa; before the end of the century the Omani Empire had driven them out.
[Ref: 18233]    £2,000.00 ($2,484 • €2,220 rates)


TAVERNIER, Jean-Baptiste.. [17th century prospect of Baghdad]
The Platforme of Bagdat. London, R. L. and Moses Pitt, c.1677. 200 x 285mm.
Plan of Baghdad, from an English translation of 'Les Six Voyages de J.B. Tavernier'
[Ref: 19451]    £80.00 ($99 • €89 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Mughal costume]
Mogols Paris, c. 1682, 155 x 110mm.
Copper engraving of a man and woman entitled .Mogols'. Published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 17381]    £65.00 ($81 • €72 rates)


MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Map of the Maldives]
Insulæ Maldivæ theilen sich... Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.

[Ref: 8938]    £115.00 ($143 • €128 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [18th century map of Basra]
Pays de Bassora, avec les Bourgs, Rivieres et Iles de sa Dependence, Habite par les Chretiens de S. Jean Leiden, c.1714. Coloured. 300 x 370mm.
The map depicts the vicinity of Al-Basrah in southern Iraq, downriver of the fork of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The title cartouche in the lower right depicts five Arab merchants gathered around a fountain, while a fifth shepherds a flock of sheep. The remaining countryside features scattered small towns and palm trees. The finely engraved title cartouche features shepherd and two river gods representing the Tigris and Euphrates.
[Ref: 17103]    £150.00 ($186 • €167 rates)


GIBSON, John. [Map of the Caspian Sea and Independent Tartary]
A Map of the Routs of the Russian Embassy to Persia in 1746, on the Western Coast; also of Mr George Thompson's Journey on the East; And the Author's Travels on the South Coast; of the Caspian Sea. w.th Mr Van Mierop's Journey to Meschel. London, 1753. Coloured. 470 x 510mm.
A map of the Caspian Sea region, from 'An Historical Account of the British Trade Over the Caspian Sea' by Jonas Hanaway (1712-86), plotting the routes of several expeditions through the Caucasus and Intependent Tartary in the mid C18th. Many names made famous by the stories of the Silk Road, including Samarkand, Bokharia and Khiva are marked. An interesting note reads 'Mountains in which Persians pretend are Gold Mines'.
[Ref: 18045]    £725.00 ($900 • €805 rates)


APRÈS DE MANNEVILLETTE, Jean Baptiste d'. [18th century nautical chart of Diego Garcia]
Carte des Isles et Dangers Situes au Nord-Est de l'Isle Madagascar... Paris: 1771. 335 x 495mm.
Antique sea chart of Diego Garcia and the surrounding islands, now the British Indian Ocean Territory. Published in 'Le Neptune Oriental'. Diego Garcia is the largest land mass in the Chagos Archipelago (which includes Peros Banhos, the Salomon Islands, the Three Brothers (islands), the Egmont Islands and the Great Chagos Bank)
[Ref: 12417]    £230.00 ($286 • €255 rates)


MORESBY, R. [Lithograph map of the Moresby's survey of the Maldives]
The Head of the Maldives from the late survey by Com. der Moresby I.N. London: James & Luke J. Hansard, 1837. 330 x 195mm.
Steam Navigation to India - 1837. Robert Moresby, a captain of the East India Company's Bombay Marine/Indian Navy reached the Maldives in 1835 to survey and chart the Maldivian seas for the British Admiralty. His charts were the first accurate maritime charts of the Indian Ocean atoll group. Below the image is the text 'Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, 15 July 1837. The lithographer was Saumel Arrowsmith.
[Ref: 15708]    £60.00 ($75 • €67 rates)


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