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  ASIA 
 Far East 

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 ($839 • €738 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [An important map of the Indian Ocean, showing Tasman's mapping of Australia]
Carte des Indes Orientales. Paris, 1665. First state. Original colour. 405 x 550mm.
A map of the Indian Ocean from the Cape of Good Hope to Japan, with Greece and the eastern Mediterranean top left, engraved by F.D. Lapointe. Australia is shown as mapped by Tasman, the standard view of Australia until Cook over a century later. China and Japan are based on Thevenot's map of 1663, with Korea is correctly shown as a peninsula. The discoveries of other Dutch explorers, including: Dirk Hartog (1580-1621) around Shark Bay in 1616; Jan Carstensz, who named Carpentaria after the governor of the VOC in 1623; and Pieter Nuyts (1598-1655) in southern Australia 1626-7. CLANCY: Mapping of Terra Australis, map 6.19; PERRY: p.155.
[Ref: 18888]    £5,000.00 ($6,455 • €5,680 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]    £350.00 ($452 • €398 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 ($232 • €204 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 ($142 • €125 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]    £1,600.00 ($2,066 • €1,818 rates)


RENNEVILLE, René Auguste Constantin. [Rare map of the interests of the V.O.C. in the East Indies]
[Untitled map of the East Indies.] Amsterdam, c.1725. 315 x 425mm.
An important map of the East Indies with an inset of Buton, published to illustrate Renneville's 'Recueil des voiages qui ont servi à l'établissement & aux progrès de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales, formée dans les Provinces-Unies des Païs-Bas'. This was the first French translation of Isaac Commelin's account published in 1646. Commelin based his map on that of De Bry, 1619; this version still retains the two sea monsters. Renneville (1650-1723), a French protestant, spent over ten years imprisoned in the Bastille for 'having criminal correspondence with foreigners'.
[Ref: 17000]    £1,600.00 ($2,066 • €1,818 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 ($1,807 • €1,590 rates)


HEYDT. Johann Wolfgang. [A scarce sea chart of south-east Asia]
[South East Asia.] Wilhermsdorf: J.C. Tetschner, 1744. 245 x 270mm.
Map of south-east Asia, including Indonesia, India, Java, Sumatra, Japan, Taiwan and the north coast of Australia, from Heydt's 'Allerneuster geographisch- und topographischer Schau-Platz von Africa und Ost-Indien'. Johann Wolfgang Heydt was a German who joined the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1733, leaving for the east that year. He spend over two year in Sri Lanka before moving to Batavia. However he was allowed to resign for health reasons in 1740, after which he returned to Germany. He produced this book four years later, engraving his sketches himself.From Allerneuster geographisch- und topographischer Schau-Platz von Africa und Ost-Indie.
[Ref: 17784]    £2,250.00 ($2,905 • €2,556 rates)


HOMANN HEIRS. [Two-sheet 18th Century map of India & the Far East]
Carte des Indes Orientales... Nuremberg, 1748. Original colour with additions. Two sheets conjoined , total 520 x 890mm.
Larger than the standard Homann format, this map shows the Far East from India and the Maldives to the Philippines and the uncertain coastlines of New Guinea. The title is within a fine martial cartouche, representing the stuggles of the European powers for control in the area. The map is dedicated to William IV, Prince of Orange-Nassau (1711-51), a Director-General of the Dutch East India Company and son-in-law of George II of Great Britain.
[Ref: 11459]    £1,200.00 ($1,549 • €1,363 rates)


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