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  ASIA 
 Far East 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Classic 16th century map of the East Indies in superb original colour]
Indiae Orientalis, Insularumque Adiacientium Typus. Antwerp: Christoph Plantin, 1595, Latin text edition. Fine original colour 350 x 500mm.
An early map of the East Indies, detailing India, China and Japan, Indochina and Indonesia. The Spice Islands are shown out of proportion, highlighting their importance. Top right, near an unrecognisable depiction of Japan, is the west coast of America; bottom right is a huge 'New Guinea; and bottom centre is the enigmatic 'Beach, pars continentis Australis'. The map has a decorative strapwork title, a banner containing a description of the Moluccas, and vignettes of mermaids and sea monsters attacking a galleon. The map was published in the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', regarded as the first atlas in the modern sense of the word, with the maps designed to fit the book. A very fine example. VAN DEN BROECKE: 166; WALTER: 11d.
[Ref: 19475]    £4,250.00 ($5,313 • €4,718 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [The East Indies with early evidence of the Dutch discovery of Australia]
Indiæ Orientalis Nova Descriptio. Amsterdam, 1639, French text edition. Original colour refreshed. 395 x 505mm.
An important map of the East Indies, engraved by Jansson and first published 1630, one of the first to show evidence of the route taken by the Duyfken, the ship that discovered Australia. While Blaeu (the official cartographer of the Dutch East India Company) was prevented from publishing this information by the VOC, Jansson managed to acquire and publish the information, notably 'Duyfkens Eyland' under New Guinea. Schilder writes 'Janssonius’ source must have been either the original map of the Duyfken's voyage or the map of the Pacific by Hessel Gerritz. These three items are the only Dutch cartographical sources of the Dufken’s Voyage'. KOEMAN: Me 93B; SCHILDER: Map 24; CLANCY: 73, Map 6.6.
[Ref: 19671]    £1,850.00 ($2,313 • €2,054 rates)


CLUVER, Philip. [17th century miniature map of the East Indies]
India Orientalis Nova. Amsterdam, 1659. Old colour. Sheet 130 x 135mm.
Scarce miniature map of the East Indies, with Australia shown as mapped by Abel Tasman and other Dutch explorers over a century before Cook. From "Philippi Cluverii introductionis in universam geographiam tam veterem quam novam libri vi Tabulis aeneis illustrari. Accessit P. Bertii breviarium orbis terrarum"
[Ref: 18843]    £650.00 ($813 • €722 rates)


DE WIT, Frederick. [17th century map of South East Asia in fine original colour]
Tabula Indiæ Orientalis. Amsterdam, 1662. Original colour. 460 x 570mm.
A Dutch map of the Far East engraved by Lheulier in 1662. It shows from Kabul and the Maldives in the west to China and Taiwan in the east, and south to the northern coastline of Australia.
[Ref: 19668]    £1,400.00 ($1,750 • €1,554 rates)


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. ['One of the most detailed images of the sphere of operations and Asian trading empire of the Dutch East India Company']
India quæ Orientalis dicitur, et Insulæ Adiacentes. Amsterdam, 1665, Dutch text edition. Original colour with gold highlights. 410 x 500mm. A particularly fine example in excellent contemporary colouring.
An important map of South East Asia, showing India and Japan in the north, and New Guinea and partial sections of the coast of Australia in the south, with cartouches for the title, dedication and scale. The dedication is to Dr. Laurens Real, Governor-General of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in Batavia 1615-1619, who introduced slave labour into the nutmeg plantations on Amboina. As the official cartographer to the VOC Blaeu had access to the most up-to-date information, although he is known to have supressed knowledge of Australia for thirty years. HKUST Library: 'one of the most detailed images of the sphere of operations and Asian trading empire of the Dutch East India Company'.
[Ref: 19616]    £2,200.00 ($2,750 • €2,442 rates)


BLOME, Richard. [The first folio map of Tartary engraved in England]
A General Mapp of the Kingdoms of Tartaria. Designed by Monsieur Sanson, Geographer to the French King, and Rendred into English by Rick: Blome: by his Ma.tys Especiall Command. London, 1670. 265 x 400mm. A very fine impression.
A scarce map of Tartary, engraved by Thomas Burnford and published in Blome's 'Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World'. It shows from the Caspian Sea east to the Great Wall of China. Blome financed his publications by selling space on his maps for the armorials of subscribers: here we have a dedication to Roger Vaughan (1641-72) of Bredwardine and Moccas. 'Flagellum Parliamentarium: Being Sarcastic Notices of Nearly Two Hundred Members of the First Parliament after the Restoration' describes Vaughan as ‘A pitiful pimping bedchamber-man to his Highness, and Captain of a foot Company’ (Charles II. He was killed at the naval Battle of Sole Bay, leaving his estate deep in debt.
[Ref: 15176]    £200.00 ($250 • €222 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature map of the East Indies]
Isles de la Sonde vers l'Occident Paris, 1682. Coloured. 115 x 150mm.
Miniature map showing the western Sunda Islands, the Malay peninsula and the southern part of Indochina (from Cambodia to Singapore). It includes Java, Sumatra & Borneo. Published in Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers '.
[Ref: 17533]    £180.00 ($225 • €200 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [East Indies]
Inde. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 140 x 100mm.
India, Indochina and western Indonesia, published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 8772]    £110.00 ($138 • €122 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [18th Century French map of the East Indies]
Les Indes Orientales sous le Nom de queles est compris L'Empire du Grand Mogol, Les Deux Presqu'Isles Deca et de la Le Gange, Les Maldives, et L'Isle de Ceylan. Paris, Danet, 1721. Original outline colour. 620 x 480mm. A fine example
De Fer's large map of the East Indies, showing India, the Malay Peninsula with Singapore, Sumatra and Indo-China to Hainan. This example was published by Danet, de Fer's son-in-law and successor.
[Ref: 13696]    £1,200.00 ($1,500 • €1,332 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [The Far East, with an elaborate title cartouche]
India Orientalis cum Adjacentibus Insulis Nova Delineatione ob oculos posita. Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour. 490 x 575mm.
Decorative map of south-east Asia from India to the southern coastline of Japan. To the south is the northern coasline of Australia, still connected to New Guinea by Carpentaria, with over thirty named features. The elaborate title cartouche has two themes: on the left is a missionary converting the natives; on the right are more natives offering exotic gifts such as ivory and coral as tribute to a personification of Europe, whilst Neptune gestures to the sea signifying European domination of it.
[Ref: 18108]    £1,400.00 ($1,750 • €1,554 rates)


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